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Tornado relief group targets "forgotten towns"

Tornado relief group targets "forgotten towns"

ALPHARETTA -- Leaders of a newly formed nonprofit group called Magnolia Disaster Relief are focusing on the "forgotten towns" hit hard by tornadoes in April.

Founder James O'Dwyer said those towns include Warm Springs and Trenton in Georgia.

O'Dwyer, a University of Alabama sophomore, said tornado victims in some smaller towns haven't received as much help as those in areas that have received more media attention, like Ringgold, Georgia, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

"We're trying to give them furniture, housewares, new clothes, pretty much everything you need to rebuild your life," O'Dwyer said.

Magnolia is holding a Father's Day donation drive in Newnan until 5 p.m. on Sunday at the GNC on Highway 34.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

 

Nina in the Traffic Jam says Tuesday's 6/14 Morning Commute looks pretty normal

Atlanta --  Tuesday 6/14 morning commute looks pretty good. No major delays. Look out for the Braves game this early evening. 1st pitch is at 7:30

Make sure to follow Nina Brown and the Traffic Jam @11AliveTraffic for all the latest updates!

Nina in the Traffic Jam says Tuesday's 6/14 Morning Commute looks pretty normal

Atlanta --  Tuesday 6/14 morning commute looks pretty good. No major delays. Look out for the Braves game this early evening. 1st pitch is at 7:30

Make sure to follow Nina Brown and the Traffic Jam @11AliveTraffic for all the latest updates!

GDOT: Scam artists preying on drivers, job seekers

GDOT: Scam artists preying on drivers, job seekers

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Transportation says scam artists posing as GDOT workers are targeting Metro Atlantans.  

In one case, GDOT said a driver with a flat tire pulled over on Interstate 75 near Moores Mill Road, where he was approached by a man wearing a gray safety vest in a white Dodge pickup truck. The man identified himself as a GDOT employee.

"They actually got the wheel from the tire, said if the motorist would give them 100 dollars they'd take the wheel, get a tire, put on it and bring it back," said GDOT spokesman Mark McKinnon.

"And of course, they were not one of our HERO units and they actually never returned."

GDOT said a second case involved a man who claimed to be a "federal job recruiter" approaching job seekers at various career fairs throughout Metro Atlanta.