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Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

ATLANTA -- The wave of couponers' cries heard in the Midwest and Texas has finally hit the Southeast!

For years, we have enjoyed the everyday doubling of coupons $0.50 and less. We got FREE items because of this great policy and it made handling an almost impossible budget easier for us couponers and savvy shoppers.

While I am not saying that this will hurt us (I will be posting some other things Kroger is doing), it does have me wondering -- in this competitive Atlanta market, where we use more coupons per capita then ANYWHERE in the US -- how will this fare? Will Publix jump on the bandwagon?

The end of double coupons becomes effective September 21, 2013. For this couponer, I will be having to double check my shopping list with this new rule. It's not fun, but a lot of new things are coming from Kroger, and I think this is why the program of double couponing is ending.

Glock to provide 2,300 pistols to Atlanta PD

ATLANTA -- Glock Inc., which has its U.S. headquarters in Smyrna, has hit a big target with a new contract to supply 2,300 semi-automatic pistols to the Atlanta Police Department, reports the Marietta Daily Journal.

The Atlanta PD has ordered and started receiving 2,300 Glock 22 Generation 4 pistols, representing a complete changeover for the department and a nice jolt in sales for Glock, the MDJ said.

Atlanta is moving away from Massachusetts-based Smith & Wesson, with whom the department has had a 70-year relationship, the paper said.

Glock declined to provide a dollar amount of the Atlanta police contract, which is based on a discounted rate for law enforcement, said Cameron Purcell, company spokeswoman.

She would say only that the contract was "significant," and that all of the 2,300 guns being sold to Atlanta PD were assembled at the Smyrna plant.

Coke introduces bottle made of ice

ATLANTA -- The Coca-Cola Co. has come up with a bottle for Coke drinkers who like the beverage ice-cold, and like to help out the environment -- a bottle made of ice.

The special-edition bottle, which is shaped like the traditional glass Coke bottle and has the company's iconic script lettering etched in ice, is being offered only in Colombia for now. No word if the bottles will make it to the United States.

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The bottle has proven popular in Colombia, a Coke website says, adding that beachside drink servers have sold 265 frozen bottles an hour, on average.

According to the website, the production process starts with pouring micro-filtered water into silicone molds, then freezing the water to -25ºC and filling the molds with Coke.

IKEA Top Drawer! Where Furniture, Art, and Charity Collide

IKEA Top Drawer! Where Furniture, Art, and Charity Collide

IKEA, The Life Improvement Store, is bringing the best students artists from from SCAD, The Art Institute of Atlanta, GA State, and ATC to design/decorate a one-of-a-kind IKEA 3-drawer TARVA dresser that will be raffled for charity. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Devereux Georgia, a non-profit organization licensed to serve children ages 8-21 who are experiencing emotional and behavioural challenges brought on by abuse, neglect, mental illness, sexual exploitation, or intellectual/developmental disabilities. 

How can you get a piece of the new Falcons stadium work?

ATLANTA -- Earlier this week we got our first look at the new architectural drawings for the next Atlanta Falcons stadium, but what about the jobs it will create?

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Well, that process began publicly at Atlanta City Hall on Thursday.

The Falcons organization was just one of several public and private vendors who took part in City Council President Ceasar Mitchell's second annual Back to Business Conference to help small businesses.

But they were obviously one of the biggest draws.

People lined up at the new stadium information table to sign up for the process of possibly getting a piece of the $1 billion-plus project.

One of them was Atlanta interior designer Tina Arnold, who hopes she can put her mark on the new sports arena.

Conceptual design for new stadium completed

ATLANTA (WXIA) - Tuesday afternoon, the Atlanta Falcons officially announced the completion of a conceptual design for the new Atlanta stadium, and said they plan to move immediately into the schematic design phase of the project.

The Georgia World Congress Center Board of governors has granted approval to the conceptual design, which was required by the memorandum of understanding.

The schematic design phase of the project will further develop the design concept of the stadium.

Local nonprofits gain grant to help domestic violence victims in Georgia

Local nonprofits gain grant to help domestic violence victims in Georgia

ATLANTA -- The Judicial Council of Georgia Domestic Violence Committee awarded a grant on Friday that will go towards the work of nine nonprofit organizations in and near Atlanta. 

The grant of almost $1.6 million will help bring legal services to around 4,500 people with low income around Georgia who have suffered from domestic violence and are working to bounce back. A spokeswoman for the Judicial Council reported that the funds are given each year to develop domestic violence training and legal services for victims.

According to the spokeswoman, not included are divorces, deportations and other matters which are not related with the victim's safety, along with economic security.