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Brian Frank among 'Best of Best' at Barron’s Top Advisors Summit

Brian Frank among 'Best of Best' at Barron’s Top Advisors Summit

ATLANTA -- Brian Frank, Managing Director, was one of several hundred financial advisors who were selected by their firms to attend the 10th annual Barron’s Top Financial Advisors Summit, hosted by Barron’s magazine to promote best practices in the industry and the value of advice to the investing public.

The invitation-only conference was held at the Waldorf-Astoria, September 8-10, in Orlando, Fla.

This exclusive conference is designed to promote best practices and generate new ideas across the industry.  Participants attended workshops, led by the Top 100 Financial Advisors that explored current issues ranging from business development ideas through managing high-net-worth accounts and family relationships to portfolio management and retirement planning.

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Fulton County Youth Commission to kick off Can-Paign food drive

Fulton County Youth Commission to kick off Can-Paign food drive

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Youth Commissioners will kick off their sixth “Can-Paign to Fight Hunger” on Monday, Oct. 6 to help feed hungry adults and children.

The campaign, in partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) has a goal of filling 50 barrels of non-perishable food by Nov. 7. Each barrel holds enough food to feed an average of 285 families, totaling over 14,250 individuals.

The continuing partnership with the ACFB focuses on the need to fill overwhelming gaps in food security for adults, seniors and/or families whose heads of households are unemployed, underemployed or living on fixed incomes that do not meet all of their economic needs.

The ACFB Hunger in America Study reports the following:

• Among all ACFB clients, 27 percent are children under age 18 and 19 percent are seniors age 60 and older.

3 men crash car, swim through sewer water to escape


ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police were searching for three men after an unusual escape.

An officer patrolling the area near 17th Street and Howell Mill Rd. passed a car driving without headlights. The officer turned around and pulled the car over. While he was running the tag, the car took off.

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The driver of the car lost control and crashed through a fence and flipped into the water treatment pond. The car was half-submerged in water, nose-down in 15-feet of treatment water.

Unemployment up slightly in August

Unemployment up slightly in August

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate climbed again in August.

The rate was 8.0 percent, up slightly from July's 7.9 percent. It was also 7.9 percent in August 2013.

Fulton County's preliminary unemployment rate was 8.9 percent last month.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said despite the rate increase, metro Atlanta added nearly 6,000 jobs in August, mostly in government; education and health services; manufacturing; and construction. Fewer Atlanta-area residents also filed for unemployment insurance in August than in July.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest August unemployment rate at 6.4 percent. Metro Dalton's was the highest at 10.7 percent.

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Broadway in Atlanta offers rush, discount ticket prices for students for 'Mamma Mia!'

Broadway in Atlanta offers rush, discount ticket prices for students for 'Mamma Mia!'

ATLANTA -- For local students looking for a magical night at the theatre, Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is offering a special $25 student rush ticket price for the Atlanta engagement of Mamma Mia!, playing at The Fox Theatre September 23-28.

Students simply need to bring valid student identification with them to the Fox Theatre box office any time prior to the performance time. The student rush ticket price will be available for all performances with a two-ticket limit per student ID. Student rush tickets will apply to any open seat in the house.

Gunmen try to rob two women on Tech campus


ATLANTA -- For the third time in a month gunmen tried to rob somebody on the Georgia Tech campus. Georgia Tech Police said the suspects in the latest crime got scared off and fled before carrying out the robbery.

According to a police incident report the attempted robbery happened on the boundary of the campus at around 1 a.m. Sunday.

Two women, aged 23 and 21, who were not students, were walking east on 10th Street. As they approached the intersection at Center Street, a car pulled in front of them and stopped. The report said two men with guns got out of the car and pointed the guns at the women.

Fulton schedules meeting on consolidated planning document, annual action plan

Fulton schedules meeting on consolidated planning document, annual action plan

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Fulton County has added an additional public meeting in conjunction with Johns Creek to allow more public input into the process of planning and preparing its 5-year Consolidated Planning Document to determine the needs of the community in developing viable urban communities.  The plan provides decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities principally for low and moderate- income persons.

The public meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Community Room of the Shakerag Fire Station located at 10925 Rogers Circle, Johns Creek.