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Gwinnett Tech hosting plant sale

Gwinnett Tech hosting plant sale

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Horticulture students at Gwinnett Technical College will host a plant sale later this month and an edible sale next month.

The plant sale will be Apr. 16-18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the college's greenhouse.

Plenty of plant types will be sold, including annuals, perennials, shrubs, herbs and house plants.

The edible sale will be May 7-9 and will feature fruits, vegetables and herbs.

"I know every year we say the plant sale gets better, but the greenhouse is spectacular. The students have pulled together the best looking and the healthiest plants ever," Gwinnett Tech horticulture program director Aaron Poulsen said in a statement. "There are more varieties than we have time to list, and I think our supporters will be pleased."

Cash and checks will be accepted at the sale; those wishing to use credit and debit cards will have to pay in the school's business office.

Major Consignment Sales in February

Major Consignment Sales in February

Bargain Shoppers are gearing up for spring consignment sale season where savvy consumers can save big on kids clothing, toys and gear.
Here is a rundown of some the big ones coming up:

The enormous Kidsignments sale at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds starts on Tuesday February 12th at 9am. It's one of the largest in the Nation featuring 1400 sellers.

Keep in mind no children, babies or strollers are allowed before 2pm on the first day.
The sale ends Saturday the 16th.  The address is 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA.

In Marietta the All 4 Kids Consigment Sale takes place February 21st through the 23rd. It is at the Cobb County Fairgrounds at
2245 Callaway Road, Marietta, GA 30008. For more information click here.

Bridal show returns to courthouse

Bridal show returns to courthouse

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Gwinnett County's Winter Bridal Show will be back and better than ever in 2013.

The show will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. The cost for brides-to-be is $6 by Jan. 11 or $7 at the door; grooms are admitted free.

Plenty of local wedding vendors will be on hand -- DJs, florists, bakers, travel agents and more. Event organizers will also offer free samples and give away $5,000 worth of door prizes.

The Winter Bridal Show will be held at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse on West Crogan Street in Lawrenceville.

Learn more about the event at gwinnettcounty.com.

RaceTrac hiring for Free Coffee Week

RaceTrac hiring for Free Coffee Week

ATLANTA -- RaceTrac is hiring more than 100 temporary employees for the holidays.

The Cobb County-based chain of gas stations will hire two extra people at 66 Georgia locations to help promote Free Coffee Week.

Employees will hold signs from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Dec. 17-21. Sign holders must be at least 18 years old and clean cut.

Anyone interested in applying for one of the positions is asked to reach out to Jason Brown at 404-604-2612 or jbrown@hopebeckham.com. Public relations firm Hope Beckham will also hold a RaceTrac job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at its office at 17 Executive Park Drive in North Druid Hills.

Rocawear opens at Sugarloaf Mills

Rocawear opens at Sugarloaf Mills

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Sugarloaf Mills has added another popular brand to its shopping lineup.

Rocawear will open at the Lawrenceville mall this month.

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Rocawear was co-founded in 1999 by hip-hop superstar Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter. The clothing line features apparel for men, women and children.

"This new addition will further brand Sugarloaf Mills as the one-stop shopping destination for Atlanta residents and area visitors alike," Sugarloaf Mills general manager Karl Woodard said in a statement.

Sugarloaf Mills' Rocawear store will be located near Off 5th.

Belk santafest to spread holiday cheer

Belk santafest to spread holiday cheer

ATLANTA -- Belk department stores will host their first-ever santafest holiday celebration on Saturday, Dec. 1.

All santafests will be held from noon to 3 p.m.

Highlights include crafts, family-friend activities, Christmas treats and, of course, the chance to meet Santa Claus. Participants can enter a drawing to win a $50 kids wardrobe; three winners will be chosen from each Belk store.

Visit belk.com for more information and to find your nearest store.

Anna's Linens to open at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving

Anna's Linens to open at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving

ATLANTA -- Anna's Linens has joined a growing list of stores that plan to open on Thanksgiving night to give ambitious Black Friday shoppers a head start.

Nearly all Anna's stores will open at 10 p.m. Nov. 22 with doorbuster deals.

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"This move allows us to attract a greater number of shoppers, but also gives Black Friday customers the convenience to shop our stores while hitting the nearby big-box retailers a few hours later," Anna's CEO Alan Gladstone said in a statement.

"We intended to follow suit and open at midnight, but decided opening earlier was a better move to create a more opportune Black Friday shopping experience," Gladstone added.