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Huge Jump in Vacations During Summer Months Poses Threat to Company’s Productivity and Efficiency

Huge Jump in Vacations During Summer Months Poses Threat to Company’s Productivity and Efficiency

Huge Jump in Vacations During Summer Months Poses Threat to Company’s Productivity and Efficiency

New Survey: 80 Percent of Employees Take At Least One Week Off During Summer Months Companies Must Take Action to Run Optimally

Atlanta, July 1, 2011 – With summer officially here, more than 80 percent of U.S.

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Atlanta Braves will offer FREE TICKETS TO ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL during the 4th of JULY WEEKEND

Atlanta Braves will offer FREE TICKETS TO ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL during the 4th of JULY WEEKEND

In honor of our nation’s heroes, the Atlanta Braves will offer FREE TICKETS TO ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL during the 4th of JULY WEEKEND AT TURNER FIELD (FRIDAY, JULY 1 – MONDAY, JULY 4).  

All active duty military, reserve military, and veterans can show military ID at the Turner Field Ticket Windows to receive a free Upper Box Ticket.  Family members can buy additional tickets for half price.  

The offer is available at the Turner Field Ticket Windows in advance or on the day of the games.

MARIETTA: Lockheed Martin doubles job cuts

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Defense contractor Lockheed Martin plans to cut 1,500 jobs in its aeronautics business because of the "changing business environment."

That would more than double the cuts the company announced two weeks ago in its space systems equipment division, when it announced 1,200 job cuts. The company employs about 126,000 people worldwide.

The cutbacks come as budgetary pressures are prompting the Obama administration to pare back defense spending.

Lockheed Martin Corporation said Thursday that most of the cuts will fall among higher-paid workers at its main aeronautics centers in Georgia, Texas and California. The aeronautics business has about 28,000 employees.

The company, based in Bethesda, Maryland, says it will offer "voluntary layoffs" to eligible workers in August and begin layoffs in mid-September.

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Derived from popular genres of music like jazz, blues and gospel, rhythm and blues was born. Rhythm and Blues music, which is widely referred to as R&B, is unique in that it has the ability to take on many musical identities, at once. Some say the genre was first identified in Harlem, during the Harlem Renaissance, which is known as one of the most prominent cultural movements for African Americans during the 1930’s. However, others think the genre originated in the 1940’s when African Americans began moving to northern cities, creating cultural fusion.  

The music evolved from “race music”, which was an offensive term that referred to the music of African Americans, into jump blues which was known for having a swing boogie, big band sound.

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Ga. schools among colleges with steepest tuition hikes

ATLANTA -- Several Georgia schools are among roughly 530 colleges across the country that will soon have to submit special reports to Uncle Sam, explaining why their tuition and student fees have recently surged.

For the first time ever the Department of Education released a list Thursday morning, ranking colleges with the steepest tuition hikes.

The report lists the top 5 percent of schools with the sharpest tuition increases over a three-year period in several categories.

Georgia State University had the fifth highest tuition hike for a public 4-year university between 2007 and 2010. GSU's tuition rose from $5,147 for the 2007-2008 school year to $7,498 for the 2009-2010 school year. That's a 46 percent spike.

Donate Your Extra Harvest

Donate Your Extra Harvest

ACFB's Community Gardens project is asking backyard and community gardeners to participate in the national Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign by simply donating any extra harvest from your garden for families and individuals in need.  See the list of drop-off sites and find the one closest to you.

Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4

Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4
Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers this Fourth of July Georgia Optometric Association Offers Tips to Celebrate the Holiday Safely