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MARIETTA: Target robbery suspect arrested in Fla.

MARIETTA: Target robbery suspect arrested in Fla.

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a recent robbery and attempted carjacking at a Marietta Target.

Sly Deon Sampson of Marietta was arrested Friday in Hillsborough County, Florida. He is awaiting extradition to Georgia.

The robbery happened at around 9:30 a.m Friday, June 10 at the Target at 2201 Cobb Parkway South.

According to investigators, a woman was attempting to take her child out of the back seat of her SUV when Sampson approached her and forced her back into the car.

The woman and her child were able to get out of the car, a dark blue 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, before police say Sampson drove it away.

Within an hour of the robbery, Marietta detectives say someone used the victim's credit cards to post escort services to an Atlanta-based adult entertainment website.

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Program gives homeowners $3000 to move

Program gives homeowners $3000 to move

ATHENS, Ga. -- It's called the HAFA Program. If you are needing to move and are having financial difficulties, then this program may be for you. It is required that the house is to be sold as a short sale and there must be some hardship involved (ie. medical, job loss, job relocation).

Celebrate Juneteenth at Marietta Square

Celebrate Juneteenth at Marietta Square

MARIETTA, Ga. -- On June 19, 1865, the last slaves in America were granted their freedom.

Every year since then, cities across the country have come together to celebrate the day that actual emancipation occurred, more than two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

The Cobb County NAACP and the city of Marietta will come together on Saturday, June 18 for the eighth annual Juneteenth Celebration on Marietta Square.

Festivities include ethnic food, entertainment, vendors, music, history, giveaways and activities that the entire family will enjoy. Juneteenth will take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, call 770-425-5757.

Frosty for a cause

Frosty for a cause

Wendy’s is giving us a good reason to buy a Frosty this weekend!  It’s the fifth annual Father's Day Frosty Weekend – when participating Wendy’s restaurants will donate 50 cents for every Frosty product sold June 18th – 19th to support Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The efforts are aiming to raise 1.7 million dollars!

And we're giving away a Wendy's Gift Card!

Read more on the Giveaway & How to Participate in the Father's Day Frosty Weekend ...

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LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.

Thousands still without power after Atlanta storms

Thousands still without power after Atlanta storms

ATLANTA -- A line of thunderstorms brought heavy rain, wind, lightning and hail to much of Metro Atlanta and North Georgia Wednesday night.

The storms knocked out power to tens of thousands of Georgians. As of Thursday morning, 31,000 Georgia Power customers were still without power, including 8,200 in Metro Atlanta.  

Ga. unemployment remains flat at 9.8 percent

Ga. unemployment remains flat at 9.8 percent

ATLANTA -- State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stayed at 9.8 percent last month, and there was a slight increase in payroll jobs.

Butler said Thursday the April rate was first reported at 9.9 percent, but was revised to 9.8 percent. The state's jobless rate was 10 percent in May a year ago.

Butler says businesses are beginning to expand their workforce, showing a gradual increase of confidence in the economy.

The number of payroll jobs increased 3,400 to 3,834,500 in May, up one-tenth of a percentage point from April. Most of the new jobs were in leisure and hospitality, with smaller increases in retail trade, health care, manufacturing, and construction.

For the third consecutive month, the number of long-term unemployed workers declined.