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Fernbank Museum Hosts Island Adventure Night at Martinis & IMAX to Celebrate New Galapagos Film

Fernbank’s Martinis & IMAX® Makes Science Sizzle during Island Adventure Night

 

Just when you mistakenly thought Charles Darwin was a 19th-century bearded scientist with his nose stuck in a journal, Fernbank’s Martinis & IMAX® reveals that naturalists like Darwin live at the mercy of their adventurous spirit. Join Fernbank, along with “ship’s captain” Big Mike Geier and his musical crew from Tongo Hiti, for this special Island Adventure night of Martinis & IMAX® on September 30, 2011, from 6:30 p.m.

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Calling all Momagers - Mom & Manager

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Tracking programs created to bring jobs to Georgia

Tracking programs created to bring jobs to Georgia

ATLANTA -- With Georgia's unemployment rate remaining in double digits, 11Alive journalists are busy digging into three programs that promised to create jobs.

One of them is the federal stimulus program.

According to the state's Stimulus Accountability website, the federal government has granted Georgia approximately $3.2 billion in stimulus funds. Georgia's unemployment rate was around 8.8 percent just prior to the start of the stimulus program. Two years later, unemployment has risen to the current rate of 10.1 percent.

Where are the stimulus jobs?

In Paulding County, the stimulus program is getting mixed reviews.

Paulding County has received approximately $46 million in federal stimulus funds. The unemployment rate there was 6 percent in 2008 before the stimulus program. Unemployment in Paulding has risen to its current rate of 10.6 percent.

Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate dips

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta's preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate decreased to 10.4 percent in July, down from 10.5 percent in June and the same as a year earlier, according to the Georgia Department of Labor,

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said 14,000 more area residents were employed in July than in June.

RELATED: Plenty of announcements, but where are the jobs?

Hundreds hiring Thursday as Ga. jobless rate rises

Hundreds hiring Thursday as Ga. jobless rate rises

ATLANTA -- Thousands of jobseekers descended on the campus of Atlanta Metropolitan College on Atlanta's south side to attend a day-long job fair hosted by U.S. Representatives John Lewis and Hank Johnson.

Coca-Cola, Comcast and Gwinnett County Schools were among nearly 100 companies looking to hire at the fair at the fair, which ended at 5 p.m.

Traffic for the Congressional Black Caucus job fair stretched for blocks around the campus, and fire/rescue officials said at least eight people suffered from heat-related illnesses while waiting in line. 

People were not permitted to enter the campus for the job fair after about 2:30 p.m., according to the Atlanta Fire Department's Jolyon Bundridge.