Thursday, March 21, 2013
"It's so easy," he said.
James Timothy Fortner visited the Target at 2201 Cobb Pkwy. Southeast Saturday night. The Talking Rock man picked up some skin tights, socks, a watch and a headlight. According to a Cobb County criminal warrant, Fortner cut off the price tags, concealed the items in his pants and walked toward the exit, where officials detained him. Fortner was arrested around 8 p.m. Saturday on a charge of theft by shoplifting. He remains in custody in lieu of $5,000 bond. Authorities wrote in the warrant that Fortner has a "signficant record (of) shoplifting." And according to officials, he told them he isn't done. "When I get out of jail," he allegedly said, "I will be back to steal more because it's so easy."
Monday, November 19, 2012
Want a great deal? You may have to spend part of your Thanksgiving to get it. Tell us what you think about retailers pushing the start of the holiday shopping season onto Turkey Day.
Looking to grab some great Black Friday deals? Better be prepared to scarf down the turkey and put away the pumpkin pie quickly. It’s becoming a tradition for the holiday shopping season to start well before the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone. But your holiday food might still be warm by the time retailers offer the first “Black Friday” deal. Take, for example, Walmart. The retailer is rolling out its first Black Friday deals Thursday—that’s Thanksgiving night—at 8 p.m. Not to be outdone, Target is inviting customers to grab its Black Friday deals at 9 p.m. Thursday. The early deals means those hoping to save money during their holiday shopping will be spending part of another holiday heading to stores, fighting the crowds and waiting in …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
The two products from Denver-based Kasel Associated Industries may be contaminated with salmonella.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Denver-based Kasel Associated Industries has recalled its Boots & Barkley Roasted American Pig Ears and Boots & Barkley American Variety Pack Dog Treats. Both may be contaminated with salmonella, which can sicken animals that eat them and humans that handle them, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands. The products were distributed nationwide through Target retail stores in August 2012. The pig ears product comes in a clear plastic bag containing 12 pig ears marked with UPC bar code 647263899158. The dog treats product also comes in a clear plastic bag weighing 32 ounces and is marked with UPC bar code 490830400086. Kasel Industries is recalling lot number "BEST BY 13SEP2014DEN" for both products because the code …
Friday, September 7, 2012
The suspect has shoplifted computer hard drives from nine metro Atlanta Target stores and is possibly connected to the thefts of computer hard drives from other metro Atlanta area stores.
A suspect was captured on camera stealing several computer hard drives from the Target located at 2201 Cobb Parkway in Marietta on Sept. 4. The Marietta Police Department secured a warrant for Ryan Kingston, 29, for shoplifting. Forensic evidence collected at the scene positively identified Kingston. Kingston is currently in custody in Atlanta on a similar charge for a theft from Walmart. Kingston has shoplifted computer hard drives from nine metro Atlanta Target stores and is possibly connected to the thefts of computer hard drives from other metro Atlanta area stores, according to Marietta Police. The thefts occur when Kingston and an unknown white male enter a store together and walk back to the electronics section, Police said. …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Talenti plans to maintain its existing plant in Dallas but relocate its primary production headquarters to the Marietta Industrial Park and begin production later this year.
Talenti Gelato has acquired a former Kroger ice cream production facility in Marietta. The expansion represents the addition of up to 100 jobs in Marietta and the state of Georgia. Talenti plans to maintain its existing plant in Dallas but relocate its primary production headquarters to the Marietta Industrial Park and begin production later this year. “The country’s best-selling gelato will be right at home in one of America’s greatest communities, so hello Marietta,” said Bob Burns, vice president of operations for Talenti, who will be moving to the area to manage the new facility. Talenti is carried in most national supermarkets and food retailers, including Kroger, Publix, Whole Foods Market, The Fresh Market, Target and Ingles. …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
From groceries to electronics, Marietta retailers are making it easy to pick up some of those items on your back-to-school list and items for around the house.
This week it seems like everybody has a sale! From groceries to electronics, Marietta retailers are hoping you have forgotten some of those items on your back-to-school list and are making it easy to pick them up. Staples, Target, Walmart, Kroger and Walgreens have some especially good deals and are listed below: Staples: 2535B Dallas Highway, W. Marietta 30064. 678-354-1415. Valid through August 18. Target: 2535 Dallas Hwy SW, Marietta 30064. (770) 792-7933. Prices Good through August 18, 2012 Walmart: 1785 Cobb Pkwy S., Marietta 30060. (770) 955-0626. Prices Good through August 18, 2012. Compaq 15.6" Presario CQ57-489WM Laptop PC: $248.00 Key Features and Benefits: Kroger: 1000 Whitlock Ave NW Ste 200, Marietta 30064; (770) 421-7676. …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The former Cobb police sergeant convicted in connection with the drowning of an officer is being released from prison; Target is being praised by several leaders of the LGBT community for its recent gay marriage ad—here are headlines from around Atlanta.
A former schoolteacher at New Georgia Elementary in Villa Rica was indicted last week for receipt and possession of child pornography. Joseph Monroe Wilson, 43, formerly of Dallas but now residing in Spartanburg, S.C., was indicted on the charges Tuesday and arrested Thursday, U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates announced via a news release today. U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda Walker earlier today set a $150,000 corporate surety bond with conditions that include home detention, GPS monitoring and a requirement that Wilson stay away from children. “This defendant did not simply seek out inappropriate images of children, but as a teacher put himself in a position of trust and authority with respect to children of that same age and went so far …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Take a look at deals on lunch bags, backpacks, binders, pencils, markers, notebooks, folders, calculators and more school supplies in Marietta.
This week Frugal Family scoured our resources and found great deals on school supplies. Walmart had the best bargains of all, with required supply lists for area schools conveniently located on kiosks at each entrance. Target, CVS, Walgreen and Staples are also offering great bargains this week. Walmart Stores: Online and in Store. walmart.com. While supplies last. Walmart has partnered with local schools to provide required school supply lists. They are located on kiosks as you enter the store and at Walmart School Supply Lists. The best bargains are bundles; there is a customizable bundle for preschool through high school. From $23.98: Grades K to 3 Backpack with lunchpack and school supplies value bundle includes choice of: From $24.86…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Frugal Family features bargains on a dining set, grill, tenderloins, chicken breasts and watermelons, an activity for kids and the 63rd Memorial Day Ceremony at the Marietta National Cemetery.
This week Frugal Family brings you all-American activities that remind us why the weekend is a holiday and bargains associated with the beginning of summer. From a Marietta Memorial Day tribute to veterans to great home and garden deals at Target, Walmart and Aldi, this promises to be a weekend of patriotism, great sales and fun. Of course, it goes without saying in this column that your budget bottom-line is front and center. 1. The 63rd Memorial Day Ceremony at the Marietta National Cemetery will take place on Monday, May 28 at noon. Inspirational speakers, patriotic music, a gun salute and posting of the colors are all part of this ceremony. All veterans as well as the general public are invited to attend. 2. Build and Grow Clinics on …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Frugal Family has some great ways for you start your Spring projects without spending a fortune.
Marietta has some Spring deals you won’t want to miss. From home pressure washing, planting your garden or giving your home a “Springy” updated look, we found some great ways for you start your Spring projects without spending a fortune. Check out five of the best deals Marietta businesses are offering this week: 1) $99 Home Pressure Washing Special (for most homes) and $199 Pressure Washing Combo. Includes Deck, Walk and Drive. Camden Contracting/Licensed & Insured. Accepts most credit cards. Call 404-316-2768 2) 6 Piece Set of Fine Imported Quality Plush Micro-Fiber Sheets for $12.49 (49.99 value) at Rite Aid. Colors include chocolate brown and camel. 1733 Powder Springs Road, Marietta 30064 Phone: 770-427-6724. www.riteaid.com 3) Topsy…