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Sunday sales may begin this weekend

Sunday sales may begin this weekend

HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- Businesses in Hall County may begin selling alcohol on Sundays this weekend.

Voters approved Sunday package and liquor-by-the-drink sales in the March 6 election. It took nearly two months for sales to begin because county codes needed to be changed before the new law took effect.

The new codes will allow Sunday alcohol sales from 12:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

"These changes will make Hall County more business-friendly and enable our seasonal businesses on Lake Lanier to be even more successful," Hall County Chairman Tom Oliver said in a statement.

Poultry processing plant fined by OSHA

Poultry processing plant fined by OSHA

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Poultry processor KD Acquisition I LLC was fined $187,100 for 11 safety violations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

OSHA's Atlanta-East Area office received a call in September about safety hazards at the company's Gainesville plant.

Two of the complaints were for repeat violations, including allowing untrained workers to operate the plant's conveyor belt system. KD Acquisition was fined for a similar violation at its Braselton plant in 2007.

Eight more violations involved improperly training employees to handle hazardous materials, exposing workers to electrical hazards due to damaged wiring, and fall hazards brought about by an unprotected roof ledge.

The final violation, which did not carry a financial penalty, was issued for failure to post adequate signs on permited-required spaces.

UHY’s David Barton to Share Knowledge on Service Organization Audits February 14

UHY’s David Barton to Share Knowledge on Service Organization Audits February 14

Webinar will focus on data center audit standards and assessments

David Barton will address professional service organizations and their customers and lead a discussion on data center audit standards and assessments during a webinar Tuesday, February 14th from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

12 Metro Atlanta Food Lion stores closing

ATLANTA (WXIA) - Belgium-based Food Lion parent company Delhaize Group announced Thursday that it will close 113 Food Lion stores in the U.S., including 12 stores in Metro Atlanta.

The Metro Atlanta stores closing are in Carrollton, College Park, Conyers, Dallas, Douglasville, Fayetteville, Gainesville, Jonesboro, Lawrenceville, Marietta, and two stores in Newnan.

The company said the closures were part of an overall streamlining of the company's operations, focusing on the closing of underperforming locations. The stores were expected to close within the next 30 days.

'Mega Monday' expected to set records for shopping, returns

ATLANTA -- It's the biggest gift return day of the season, and experts predict "Mega Monday" could be as big as Cyber Monday or Black Friday.

Retailers slashed prices to entice customers already heading to stores to exchange gifts and hunt for after-Christmas bargains.

"Thirty-five percent more people will be returning this year, than last year," said Janice Lieberman, Consumer Correspondent for the Today Show. "For every dollar spent during the holiday, almost ten cents of it is returned." 

Some store make returns much easier than others. 

Sears may be the number one easy return store because they not only readily accept returns, but they extended their return window to 120 days through this holiday season.

First Data: Consumers held back on spending until end of Nov.

First Data: Consumers held back on spending until end of Nov.

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Consumers knew better deals were coming on Black Friday and held back on spending until the end of November, according to First Data's latest SpendTrend report.

VIDEO: Black Friday brawl at Ellijay Walmart

The privately held Sandy Springs-based electronic payments company reported year-over-year dollar volume growth was up 7.3 percent in November, down from October's 9.4 percent jump.

Dollar volume growth was 8.1 percent, while transaction growth was 6.1 percent in November.

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