Friday, November 30, 2012
Shoplifting may have led to a man's death outside a Lithonia Walmart, but how does the petty crime affect the average consumer?
Shoplifting, a petty crime that may have cost a man his life outside a Walmart in Lithonia over the Thanksgiving weekend, hits Georgia families in the pocketbook each year. Vidal Calloway, 40—a good person who had a drug problem, according to his wife—was dead when police came to arrest him on suspicion of shoplifting two DVD players, Stone Mountain-Lithonia Patch reported. The police report indicated Calloway was involved in an altercation with two employees and a private security agent. The "truly sad situation," according to Walmart, brings to light incidents that happen every day, all across the country, and even more so during the holidays. About 27 million people in America—that's 1 in 11 people—are shoplifters, according to the …
Monday, September 3, 2012
Despite improving national job numbers, people find themselves in a soft job market that can leave them underemployed.
Eden Solomon likes her job as a sales associate at the Wal-Mart in Dunwoody's Perimeter Village. On Monday, Labor Day, she was stocking FUBU children's sneakers off a moving cart. But if hard work is good for the soul, there's some underlying issues. She drives from Lawrenceville for work, 26 miles - most by way of I-85 - not necessarily a commuter's dream. So, why is Solomon in Dunwoody? It's one of the few jobs she could land, she said. A sales associate in retail that specializes in jewelry and shoes, she said, the woman applied closer to home. Roses, among other retail outlets, didn't work out. Why is that? A generally soft economy that creates a highly competitive market, say employment officials. "This is the only job I got. I'm …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
New Wal-Mart Market-style store will open at 5025 Winters Chapel Road
- Peter Cox
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Plans for a Wal-Mart Market on Winters Chapel Road moved forward Monday night, after the Dunwoody city council struck an intergovernmental agreement with Gwinnett County. Walmart Markets, a smaller grocery-centered store than the typical Walmart, is looking to open a store at 5025 Winters Chapel Rd. The majority of the store building would be located in Gwinnett County, while parking, the right of ways and a sliver of the building would be in Dunwoody. The agreement hands over oversight of permitting, zoning and other issues related to the development to the county. The city had concerns about the traffic impact. "The mayor met with Wal-Mart. they stated that they would provide us $30,000 to do the pedestrian improvements and whaterver …
Saturday, November 5, 2011
The week's top stories from October 31-November 4, 2011
Atlanta Public Schools Come Off Probation. Protestors Blocked On March To Atlantic Station. Smyrna-Vinings-Cumberland Area Allegedly Suggested For Ricin Attack. Fire Destroys Apartments Near Piedmont Park. Burrell Ellis Hosts Town Hall Meeting In Tucker. Wal-Mart Developers Meet With Medlock, Decatur Residents. APD Seeks Sexual Aggressor Against Women. Two More South Cobb Schools Make AYP. Bookhaven, Chambele Schools Hit, Miss On AYP. All Three Fulton Schools In Cascade Make AYP. Most Buckhead Schools Make AYP Standard. Three Sandy Springs Schools Did Not Make AYP. Grady, Inman Students Meet AYP.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The day's top headlines for Thursday, November 3, 2011
Protestors Blocked On March To Atlantic Station. Wal-Mart Developers Meet With Medlock, Decatur Residents. City Zoning Board Denies QuikTrip Site Appeal. Grady Sophomore Named Among Georgia's 20 Under 20. APD Seeks Sexual Offender.