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Corporate minutes scam reported in Georgia

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is alerting companies about solicitations from a firm called “Georgia Council for Corporations.”

Retirement Readiness workshop at library

Information on preparing for retirement will be available at the Dec. 22 Money Mondays session at Stonecrest Library.

Make holiday gifts more from heart than wallet

Dear Dave, My wife and I are still paying off debt, so we didn’t budget anything for Christmas. How much do you think we should spend on close friends and family members?

PCA to take heating assistance appointments next year

Low-income residents seeking help with their home heating bills through LIHEAP will have to wait until January or later to schedule appointments with the Partnership for Community Action to receive energy assistance.

Woman wins year of Krispy Kreme

Christmas came early for Keyana Vance of Decatur when she landed the grand prize of 52 boxes of glazed doughnuts for a year at the Dec. 9 grand opening of the new Krispy Kreme Doughnut Factory in Decatur.

Research charity before making donation to avoid scams

Residents planning to donate to charities during the holiday season should do their homework to avoid scams, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp says.

DeKalb Chamber hosting legislators

A number of state legislators will offer insights into the upcoming 2015 General Assembly session at the DeKalb Chamber’s Legislative Preview Breakfast & Forum on Dec. 16 at the Courtyard Marriott Decatur.

MARTA’s revenues, ridership up

MARTA says a string of successes during the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year reflects its ongoing efforts to become more effective, cost-efficient and customer-focused.

State legislators to preview session

A number of state legislators will offer insights into the upcoming 2015 General Assembly session at the DeKalb Chamber’s Legislative Preview Breakfast & Forum on Dec. 16 at the Courtyard Marriott Decatur.

Life skills workshop for older adults

Baby boomers and seniors who may be dealing with depression, nontraditional family roles and financial resiliency issues can attend a free economic and life skills workshop on Dec. 10 at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library in Decatur.

Economist, entrepreneur to discuss rise in consumer debt

Economist, author and former college president Dr. Julianne Malveaux and Operation Hope founder and CEO John Hope Bryant will discuss rising consumer debt in the African-American community at the HBCU Fix the Debt cocktail reception on Dec. 13 at Westin ...

Georgia’s jobless rate dips to 7.7% in October

Georgia’s unemployment rate declined to 7.7 percent in October with the creation of more than 33,000 new jobs in the state.

H.E.A.T. receives funds from AGL

Residents who need help with their heating bills this winter will benefit from a $190,000 donation to H.E.A.T. from Atlanta Gas Light.

Goodwill building $15 million DeKalb store, center

Goodwill of North Georgia is expanding its footprint in DeKalb with a new $15 million retail store and two-story career center now under construction one block east of North DeKalb Mall near Decatur.

Thanksgiving travelers have cheap gas

More than 1.3 million Georgians will be traveling this Thanksgiving to be with family and friends for the holiday.

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