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Marble Slab, MaggieMoo's merge

Marble Slab, MaggieMoo's merge

NORCROSS, Ga. -- Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Treatery will join forces as a single brand to become the second largest super-premium ice cream concept in the United States.

Norcross-based GFG Management LLC, which owns the two chains, said the new concept will take the Marble Slab Creamery name and will include elements of both Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo's including both brands' most popular flavors and ice cream products such as MaggieMoo's MaggieMia's Ice Cream Pizza and MaggieMoo's Ice Cream Cupcakes.

Marble Slab Creameries will begin remodeling to a new brand design that includes a more playful, contemporary environment the companies said.

Hundreds hiring Thursday as Ga. jobless rate rises

Hundreds hiring Thursday as Ga. jobless rate rises

ATLANTA -- Thousands of jobseekers descended on the campus of Atlanta Metropolitan College on Atlanta's south side to attend a day-long job fair hosted by U.S. Representatives John Lewis and Hank Johnson.

Coca-Cola, Comcast and Gwinnett County Schools were among nearly 100 companies looking to hire at the fair at the fair, which ended at 5 p.m.

Traffic for the Congressional Black Caucus job fair stretched for blocks around the campus, and fire/rescue officials said at least eight people suffered from heat-related illnesses while waiting in line. 

People were not permitted to enter the campus for the job fair after about 2:30 p.m., according to the Atlanta Fire Department's Jolyon Bundridge.

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Droughts signals bad news for peanut butter lovers

Droughts signals bad news for peanut butter lovers

ATLANTA -- It's been 30 years since so few acres of peanuts were planted in Georgia.

The shortage and ongoing drought are bringing higher prices for peanuts and their favorite cousin -- peanut butter.

The acreage is down because farmers chose to plant cotton, which was commanding higher prices. It was thought plenty of peanuts would still be available, but many of the plants have not come out of the ground due to drought.

The situation has peanut butter manufacturers bracing for tighter supplies, according to Don Koehler with the Georgia Peanut Commission.

Georgia is the nation's largest producer of peanuts, producing 46 percent of U.S. peanuts.