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Ultimate Aircraft to hold job fair in Newnan


NEWNAN, Ga. -- Ultimate Aircraft is looking for more than 80 new employees to work at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The aviation services company will hold a hiring fair on Wednesday, July 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Goodwill Newnan Career Center, located at 228 Bullsboro Drive.

Attendees are asked to dress professionally, and bring copies of their résumés and two forms of identification. Company representatives will conduct onsite interviews and on-the-spot hiring for aircraft appearance detail crew members and supervisors.

For more information, call the Newnan Career Center at 678-423-3562.

Van sold days ago in Ga. matches Texas attack vehicle


NEWNAN, Ga. -- A shootout hundreds of miles away in front of a Dallas, Texas police station could have a very local tie - the armored, gun-ported van that the shooter used to mount his attack.

The distinctive van that the suspect used in the shooting is seemingly identical to one that 11Alive has confirmed was sold less than a week ago in an online auction.

The van was sold on eBay by a small family-run Newnan business that sells and rents commercial trucks and vans.

10-acre lake disappears overnight


NEWNAN, Ga. -- An oversized mud puddle is all that's left of Aspen Lake in Coweta County. Behind the puddle is what's left of an earthen dam that held the water back – until early Monday, when the dam broke and the lake drained.

"Oh I loved this lake," said Joey Haack, who moved into a lakefront home nine years ago. "We have nothing but a bog now. So it's devastating."

Mail truck hits bridge, catches fire on I-85


COWETA COUNTY, Ga. -- Police are investigating a serious accident on Interstate 85 north in Coweta County.

It began when a mail truck hit a bridge on I-85 at Highway 34 Monday morning. The truck caught fire, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. There were no immediate reports of any injuries.

Both I-85 north and Highway 34 were shut down for hours. They have since reopened.

For the latest traffic conditions in metro Atlanta, visit 11Alive.com/Traffic.

First triplets born at new Piedmont Newnan Hospital

First triplets born at new Piedmont Newnan Hospital

NEWNAN, Ga. – A couple who married just 10 months ago welcomed a set of triplets at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on April 13. The babies were conceived without the use of fertility drugs. Both parents have twins in their families but neither has triplets.

“She is such a blessing to me and now she’s given me three more blessings,” Mark Mathias said of his wife Grace and newborn sons.

The baby boys are the first set of triplets born at the new Piedmont Newnan Hospital, which opened in 2012. They were delivered at 35 weeks gestation.

“It went well. It could not have gone better,” said Dr. Adegboyega Aderibigbe, M.D. Dr. “Ade” is one of two neonatologists on staff around-the-clock at Piedmont Newnan, which recently received approval from the state to operate as a Level 3 NICU.

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

By Chris Smith

With this year’s tax deadline rapidly approaching, you may find that filing an extension is a good option for you. But before you plan to do that, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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Taxes are due April 15. The extension only gives you additional time to file your return; it is not an extension of time to pay the tax that may be due. The assessed tax, even if you have not yet determined how much it is, is due by the April 15 deadline.

Indulge in a free sugar cookie on Tax Day

Indulge in a free sugar cookie on Tax Day

(WXIA) -- There's nothing sweet about completing your taxes -- but Great American Cookies wants to change that.

On Wednesday, Apr. 15, all Atlanta-area Great American Cookies locations will offer each customer a free sugar cookie. It will be the third time the cookie chain has offered a little sweet relief on Tax Day.

"Only in the world of Great American Cookies is Tax Day this enjoyable," Great American Cookies Brand VP David Kaiser said in a release. "After all those tax forms and number crunching, we think everyone deserves a treat to savor."

No purchase or proof of completed taxes is necessary to take advantage of the free cookie promotion.

Participating locations in metro Atlanta include:

Atlanta
* Atlantic Station
* Centennial Olympic Park
* Greenbriar Mall
* Lenox Square
* Peachtree Center

Clarke County
* Georgia Square Mall

Clayton County
* Southlake Mall