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Local Atlanta High School Students Win National Safety Award With Funny Video


Brendan Rosenberg from the Holy Innocents School and Jacob Schlanger from North Springs High won first place in the Brock International Safety MVP national video contest. The Atlanta area students set out to show why safety in high school sports is as important as winning. According to a news...

29% Store Growth in One Year


Savannah-based TMX Finance (which includes TitleMax, TitleBucks, InstaLoan) is experiencing record growth for its number of stores. The privately held auto lending company has seen a 20% revenue growth during the first quarter of 2013. The company plans to open almost 300 stores nationwide during...

Quick Start & Georgia Northwestern Tech Team with Mohawk to Fill 500 Jobs


As recently reported on this blog, Mohawk Industries is expanding in NW Georgia and looking to fill 500 new jobs. Now the State of Georgia, with the highly successful Quick Start program, along with Georgia Northwestern Technical College will partner with Mohawk for training new employees....

Law School: Good Idea or Bad?


The question of whether to attend law school may be determined by where you live. A new book ‘The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis’ documents that in many states the ratio of lawyers to jobs is terrible. Certain states like California, Michigan, Massachusetts, Ohio, Nebraska, and Mississippi...

One of World’s Largest Music Festivals Coming to Georgia


TomorrowLand music festival is so popular, last year they turned away 2 million fans. Yes, turned them away. Now for the first time, the hyper-popular Belgian festival is going International. The 2,000-acre Bouckaert Farm in Chattahoochee Hills, just outside Atlanta, has been chosen as the sight....

Two Georgia Schools Named Tops in the Nation for Motorcycle Repair


The motorcycle dedicated website BTO.com has released a listing of the top 30 motorcycle repair schools in the United States. Georgia’s own Chattahoochee Tech and Piedmont Tech were chosen as top schools for starting a career in motorcycle repair. According to the report, Chattahoochee Technical...

Gotta Go To Moe’s


Atlanta-based Moe’s Southwest Grill has opened its 500th location. The newest restaurant is located on 3rd Avenue in Manhattan. The fast-growing restaurant company has opened an average of one new location every week during the 10 years of operation. According to a company press release, To...

Atlanta Ranks 9th Nationally & 33rd Worldwide


A newly released report from The Economist ranks Atlanta as the 9th “Most Competitive City” in the U.S. and 33rd in the world by the year 2025. The study looked as a city’s ability to attract capital, businesses, talent, and visitors. New York and London top the list at #1 and #2 respectively....

Atlanta to Charlotte: High Speed Rail?


The Georgia Department of Transportation has laid out six possible plans to link the cities of Atlanta and Charlotte via high speed rail. A study is now underway, funded by both state and federal government, to determine the viability of such a route. Currently there are 20 direct daily flights...

Georgia Tech Developed Gun Technology May Bring Irish Company to U.S.


TriggerSmart, an Irish company selling smart-gun technology developed by the Georgia Tech Research Institute, is considering a move to the United States. The smart gun technology was developed at the GTRI location in Athlone, Ireland. TriggerSmart has patented the technology to create a user-unique...

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