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County to host document shredding, shoe collection

County to host document shredding, shoe collection

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb County will host a document shredding event for residents this weekend.

The free event will allow Cobb citizens to safety dispose of sensitive documents.

Keep Cobb Beautiful officials will also collect gently-worn shoes at the event. The shoes will be distributed to county residents in need.

The shredding day and shoe collection will be Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at multiple locations:

  • Marietta Power (591 North Marietta Parkway)
  • Piedmont Church (570 Piedmont Road, Marietta)
  • Powder Springs City Hall (4484 Marietta Street)
  • Wolfe Adult Recreation Center (884 Church Street, Smyrna)

Change the Story: The Compassion Experience coming to Marietta

Change the Story: The Compassion Experience coming to Marietta

MARIETTA, Ga. -- More than 1.4 billion people in developing countries live on less than $1.25 per day, facing challenges most Americans never will.

Compassion International’s Change the Story: The Compassion Experience is making a five-day stop in the Atlanta area at the North Georgia State Fair Sept. 20-24, and will bring visitors on a journey into the lives of three former Compassion-sponsored children from India, Uganda and Bolivia.

A 20-minute, self-guided tour will immerse visitors in the lives of one of the three children.

Through the use of a personal iPod, a headset and over 3,100 square feet of interactive space, visitors will see the children’s homes, walk through schools and markets, and hear life-changing stories of hope -- all from the perspective of a child whose life began in poverty.

Cobb County job fair returns next week

Cobb County job fair returns next week

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Cobb County's annual large job fair will be held next Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Cobb Civic Center in Marietta.

The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature a number of employers, service organizations and colleges, including AT&T, Staples, WellStar Health Services and the FBI.

The Cobb Civic Center is located at 548 South Marietta Parkway.

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

(WXIA) -- PetSmart Charities is planning a major adoption event at stores nationwide.

National Adoption Weekend will be Sept. 13-15. Thousands of dogs and cats will be available for PetSmart customers to take home.

Adoption representatives will also be on hand to answer questions about caring for a new pet.

PetSmart Charities will give $35 to grants to participating local adoption partners for every pet that finds a new home during National Adoption Weekend.

"We are proud to partner with PetSmart Charities to find lifelong loving homes for thousands of pets this National Adoption Weekend," PetSmart CEO David Lenhardt said.

Learn more and find your closest PetSmart store at petsmart.com.

Taste of Atlanta announces 2013 restaurant lineup

Taste of Atlanta announces 2013 restaurant lineup

ATLANTA -- The restaurant lineup for the 12th annual Taste of Atlanta festival is widespread, well-known and – most importantly – mouthwatering.

More than 70 of Atlanta’s most coveted and tastiest eateries have already signed on to participate in this year’s festival, which will take place October 25-27 in Midtown at Tech Square. From city classics such as Ray’s On The River and Max Lager’s to buzzworthy newcomers including Lure, King+ Duke and Saltyard, Taste of Atlanta will once again spotlight the incredible energy and diversity of the city’s restaurant scene.

Josh Groban film to have encore screening

Josh Groban film to have encore screening

ATLANTA -- A film of Josh Groban's February concert at New York City's Allen Room will return to metro Atlanta in July.

All That Echoes Artist Cut will be screened in select theaters on Tuesday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m. The movie includes the entire Feb. 4 concert, as well as a behind-the-scenes journey through production of Groban's sixth studio album, All That Echoes, and a Q&A session with the singer's fans.

"The event will include a lot of new footage, a huge amount of behind-the-scenes of the making of 'All That Echoes' and everything that went into it," Groban said in a statement. "If you weren't able to go last time, maybe you can come this time, and if you did go last time and you want to do it again, come bring a friend."

9 Kroger employees to compete in 'Bag-Off'

9 Kroger employees to compete in 'Bag-Off'

SUGAR HILL, Ga. -- Nine Kroger employees from across Georgia are gearing up to participate in this year's division Bag-Off.

The annual event pits young grocery baggers against each other as they compete for scholarships and the chance to represent Kroger at the statewide Georgia Food Industry Association Bag-Off.

"Baggers from all over the state work hard to prepare for this unique action-packed competition," Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger's Atlanta division, said in a statement. "The spirit and enthusiasm displayed by our contestants is what makes this a must-see event year after year."

The Kroger Bag-Off will be held Thursday, June 27 at the store on Cumming Highway in Sugar Hill. Contestants will be judged on their bagging speed, technique, weight distribution, appearance and overall style.