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Fulton County senior facilities serve as warming centers

Fulton County senior facilities serve as warming centers

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Department of Aging and Youth Services’ senior facilities will serve as warming sites during operating hours to provide seniors and other citizens another alternative for keeping warm during extreme winter weather.

Fulton County has four senior multipurpose facilities that will be open from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Jan. 8 and 9.

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Suit filed in Jacksonville against Jimmy John's, alleging unfair labor practices

Suit filed in Jacksonville against Jimmy John's, alleging unfair labor practices

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- A federal class action lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Jacksonville, Fla., against Jimmy John's, alleging that the sandwich chain illegally underpaid assistant store managers throughout the country.

According to the complaint, "Regardless of the number of hours worked, Jimmy John's fails to pay [assistant store managers] any overtime compensation."

The chain has 24 metro Atlanta stores.

The company requires assistant store managers to perform food preparation and provide customer service as their primary duty, but classifies them as "executives" exempt from the overtime pay provisions, the lawsuit alleges.

Georgia Tech student robbed inside campus building


ATLANTA -- A Georgia Tech student reported that he was robbed by an armed suspect inside the atrium of the school's College of Business.

It happened shortly after 7 p.m. Monday near the building's West Peachtree Street entrance.

Georgia Tech Police said the suspect asked if he could use the student's cell phone. When the victim gave him the phone, the suspect went into a nearby restroom, then returned a few minutes later and displayed a gun.

According to police, the suspect told the victim to place his backpack on the ground, go into the restroom and count to 100 before leaving. The suspect then grabbed the victim's backpack and ran from the building.

The student was not injured in the robbery.

Mayor wraps investigation into Atlanta fire chief

Mayor wraps investigation into Atlanta fire chief

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has concluded his investigation into Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran.

Cochran received a month-long suspension without pay in November for publishing a book, Who Told You That You Were Naked? The book contains homophobic content, including referring to homosexuality as a "sexual perversion."

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Ponce City Market reveals 13 retail tenants


ATLANTA (Atlanta Business Chronicle) -- Atlanta developer Jamestown has revealed 13 retail tenants for Ponce City Market, the massive redevelopment of the former Sears building in the Old Fourth Ward.

The list includes first-to-market retailers such as The Frye Company, which produces leather boots and accessories. It also includes new locations of popular shops such as Madewell and Anthropologie.

Victim cell phone video tracking down robbery suspect


ATLANTA -- After he was punched in the head, an Atlanta man captured video that could be the clue that lands his assailant in jail.

On March 7 just before 9 p.m., James Reed and his partner, Bryan Long, were standing on the corner of 11th and Juniper streets. The men heard continuous honking from a BMW. The men say the passenger jumped out of the cart, yelled a derogatory slur, and punched Reed in the back of the head. Reed fell into the Juniper Street traffic, but the men were able to capture the suspect's getaway on a cell phone. According to an Atlanta Police report, the incident was also captured on a Midtown Blue camera.

Free tickets for Elvis Lives at Fox Theatre

Free tickets for Elvis Lives at Fox Theatre

ATLANTA -- On Stage Touring, LLC, in association with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., is proud to announce the national hit theatrical Elvis Lives will be presented for the first time in Atlanta at the Fox Theatre Saturday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets ($38, $58 and $100) are on sale to the general public at www.FoxTheatre.org, by calling 855-285-8499, or at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office. Discounts for groups of 10 or more are available by calling 404-881-2000.