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Georgia Power preparada para la amenaza de la tormenta tropical Nate


Georgia Power recuerda a sus clientes que durante condiciones climáticas severas la seguridad está siempre primero; respete los siguientes consejos:    Antes de la tormenta: manténgase informado y escuche el pronóstico meteorológico antes de salir de su casa. Compruebe el estado de su kit de emergencia, desconecte los aparatos electrodomésticos grandes y cargue los teléfonos celulares para estar cubierto en caso de corte de energía. Durante la tormenta: Refúgiese a salvo en una construcción sólida, alejado de ventanas y puertas. Evite el contacto con conductores de electricidad, aparatos eléctricos, objetos metálicos y agua. Después de la tormenta: Nunca toque ningún cable que esté colgando o caído, incluso cables de teléfono o de TV que toquen una línea eléctrica. Nunca intente retirar troncos o ramas caídas sobre líneas eléctricas, ni tampoco ingrese a lugares donde hay árboles caídos o desechos arrastrados por la tormenta, ya...

Johnson Fistel, LLP Files Class Action Suit against Vitamin Shoppe, Inc.; Lead Plaintiff Deadline is October 27, 2017


If you wish to serve as a lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than October 27, 2017. If you wish to discuss this action, have any questions concerning this notice, or your rights or interests, please contact Jim Baker ( at 619-814-4471. If you email, please include your phone number.  If you are a member of this class, you can view a copy of the complaint as filed or join this class action online at  Any member of the putative class may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. The complaint charges Vitamin Shoppe and certain of its officers and directors with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Vitamin...

11th Annual “Evening Before” Benefitting MPTF


The television industry, from Emmy presenters and nominees, to other TV industry members, helped raise funds to support their industry colleagues and friends who benefit from MPTF’s charitable programs and services such as financial assistance, crisis counseling, care giving support and of course the legendary retirement facility in Woodland Hills that is “home” to television and film veterans alike.  “The health and social service needs of our community continue to grow, especially during these last few years. The cost of delivering much-needed care can be overwhelming to MPTF’s resources, which makes events like the Evening Before more important now than ever,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of the MPTF Foundation. “We are grateful to our sponsors and to all our donors from the television community for their support of this evening and throughout the year.” The 11th Annual “Evening Before” Host Committee consisted of Anthony Anderson, Julie Bowen,...

Mercury Insurance is Ready to Assist Customers as Hurricane Irma Threatens Georgia


“Hurricanes of this magnitude are extremely dangerous and not to be taken lightly,” says Mercury Insurance Chief Claims Officer Randy Petro. “Water surges and strong winds often precede the eye of the storm, so it’s extremely important to be prepared and comply with evacuation notices. We’ve mobilized our claims teams and are ready to respond quickly to our customers’ requests for help. Whether it’s providing living expenses while they’re out of their homes due to a covered loss or facilitating claims, we’re committed to providing Mercury policyholders with the assistance they need.” Mercury specializes in personal auto and homeowners insurance, and encourages customers to review insurance policies each year with their local agents. The company’s claims adjusters will assess damage to policyholders’ property due to rain and wind. Homeowners seeking coverage from flood and debris flows should review the National Flood Insurance Program at

Equifax (EFX) Alert: Johnson Fistel Announces Filing of Class Action Lawsuit Against Equifax, Inc.; Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm for Information


After the close of trading on September 7, 2017, Equifax disclosed that its databases had been breached between May and June 2017, that hackers had gained access to Company data that potentially compromised sensitive information for 143 million American consumers, including Social Security numbers, credit card numbers and driver’s license numbers.  Equifax discovered the breach on July 29, 2017, but had waited until after the close of trading nearly six weeks later to disclose the breach to consumers and Equifax’s investors.  Regulatory filings show on August 3, 2017, just days after the July 29 breach discovery, Chief Financial Officer John Gamble sold shares worth $946,374 and Joseph Loughran, president of U.S. information solutions, exercised options to dispose of stock worth $584,099. If you are an Equifax shareholder and are interested in learning more about your legal rights and remedies, please contact Jim Baker

U-Haul Extends 30 Days Free Self-Storage Offer to Georgia as Hurricane Irma Looms


“This storm is a monster and some forecasts predict a direct hit on Atlanta,” U-Haul Company of Central Georgia president Jason Petty said. “U-Haul is a member of these communities and it is important for us to help. One way we can do that is by offering 30 days of free self-storage to our Georgia neighbors who may be affected by this hurricane.” U-Haul Companies of Atlanta North, Atlanta West, Central Georgia, Georgia Northeast, Southern Georgia and Western Georgia have made 21 facilities across 15 cities available to help. Georgians seeking assistance or needing more information about the 30 days free self-storage disaster relief should contact the nearest participating facility (locations alphabetized by city): U-Haul Moving & Storage at Clairmont Road...

Construction Progresses on Wood Partners’ Development in Newport News


NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sep. 2, 2017 — Wood Partners, a national leader in real estate development and acquisition, announced today that construction is progressing on a new 209-unit community in Newport News, Virginia. Alta Citizen is located at 301 Continental Parkway in the Patrick Henry Place mixed-use development, located off of Jefferson Avenue and adjacent to the entrance to Highway 64. The community is in close proximity to the Tech Center, and a short trip from the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, making it an important location for young professionals working on the peninsula.   “We saw a unique opportunity to bring new, Class A product to a market where there has been a lack of multifamily development this cycle,” stated Caitlin Shelby, director for the Raleigh-Durham office of Wood Partners. “Alta Citizen is a strategic investment in the heart of the Jefferson Avenue employment and retail corridor that provides the high end, convenient...

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Habitat for Humanity begins Harvey clean-up


Additional photos and video will be made available at the same link throughout the day. Photo and video credit may be attributed to Habitat for Humanity International. Habitat is deploying Mobile Response Units and Disaster Corps volunteers to the region to begin rapid assessments as flood waters recede. There are about 30 local Habitat for Humanity offices throughout the parts of southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana affected by the storms. With their help, Habitat for Humanity International is assessing the shelter and housing needs in areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey and developing response options. In addition to long-term housing repair and construction, Habitat’s response will include organizing volunteers and resources to help with the cleanup of homes damaged by wind and flood waters. Construction plans will be determined after evaluations and will depend on the level of support received from donors, volunteers, corporate partners and other community...

Love’s Last Episode the Stage Play Coming to Atlanta One Day Only September 10th Presented by Playwrite Faizah Imanhi


    ATLANTA, GA, August 13, 2017 — Love’s Last Episode is entertainment at it’s finest, dealing with male issues that aren’t usually addressed in today’s society. Come along on a journey with celebrity real estate broker, Michael Love, in an original staged production of “Love’s Last Episode.” Watch the ups and downs of a man struggling to find love, while overcoming a deep dark secret from his past. You will laugh. You will cry. You may leave mentally changed forever, allowing your heart to experience the true definition of empathy. The production not only speaks to men. It also speaks to the women who love them. For one day only there will be two opportunities to experience this stage play of the year. Two shows 3pm & 7:30pm at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Community Center in Decatur, GA. This play is for men who love men and truly know how to truly love. It’s for women who love men. Tickets are currently on sale at https://fivo-entertainment–

Roland Bolduc Crowned National Truck Driving Championships Bendix Grand Champion


ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, American Trucking Associations announced Roland Bolduc as the Bendix Grand Champion of the 2017 National Truck Driving Championships. “With an impressive showing this week, Roland Bolduc emerged as the leader of the field and is taking home our industry’s top prize,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “On behalf of ATA and the entire trucking community, I want to thank the strong field of competitors for participating in these championships and practicing safety every day on our nation’s highways. Your commitment to excellence makes us proud to be in the trucking industry.” To clinch the esteemed title of 2017 Bendix Grand Champion, Bolduc’s driving accuracy and knowledge of truck safety surpassed the more than 420 other state champion professional truck drivers competing in all vehicle classes in Orlando, Florida this week.   Bolduc, who also took home the Sleeper Berth...

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