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America's Got Talent taping in Atlanta

America's Got Talent taping in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- NBC's hit television series, America's Got Talent, is taping live in Atlanta at The Fox Theater, and ALL TICKETS ARE FREE! Join host Nick Cannon and judges Sharon Osbourne, Piers Morgan and Howie Mandel in the studio audience as the country's best singers, dancers, comedians, and performers compete live on national television for a chance to win $1 million.

America's Got Talent is traveling the country and will be in Georgia for THREE DAYS ONLY.  You can come out on April 12, 13, and 14 for 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. arrivals each day. 

New Fulton County unemployment numbers are in

New Fulton County unemployment numbers are in

Atlanta, GA--  State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Atlanta area decreased to 10.2 percent in February, down two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10.4 percent in January. The jobless rate in the metro Atlanta area in February 2010 was 10.7 percent. FULTON COUNTY RATE IS AT 10.5

The February rate decreased because there were 16,400 new jobs mostly in the service-related industries. construction, and manufacturing.

Atlanta New Media Notes for March 31, 2011

Atlanta New Media Notes for March 31, 2011

Several new media things jump out today... Facebook is such an amazing tool for tracking legislation going through the legislative process. The Sunday Sales/Senate Bill 10 may or may not be before the Rules Committee today. Advocates such as Rich Sullivan and co. are at the Georgia State Capitol now Tweeting and posting Facebook updates about this one bill's progress.

Lobbyista, media, advocates and ordinary folk, take note! You could save tons on tasseled loafer polishing costs by not having to hoof it along the hallways of the Gold Dome. Watch and learn from the comfort of your connection.

'Like' 11Alive, win an iPad 2!

'Like' 11Alive, win an iPad 2!

ATLANTA -- 11Alive is giving away an iPad 2 to one of its biggest fans during the month of April.

To register to win, simply "like" 11Alive on Facebook and then click on the sweepstakes tab on the left-hand side of the page.

The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 27. Good luck!

Atlanta weekend events: March 25-27

Atlanta weekend events: March 25-27

ATLANTA -- Clear your plate for an extra helping of fun this weekend. Start by indulging your sweet tooth at Park 75's Celebrity Chocolate Buffet on Friday night. The special guest at the event will be Q100's Melissa Carter.

On Saturday, bring your appetite to BaconFest at Dad's Garage. The fundraiser features bacon, bacon and more bacon, as well as beer.

PHOTOS: BaconFest 2010

Plenty of beer will also be on tap-along with heaps of shellfish-for the Oyster Crawfish Festival at Park Tavern.

Locals Finish 1st in Publix Georgia Marathon & Half

Locals Finish 1st in Publix Georgia Marathon & Half

ATLANTA -- Despite the best running weather in the history of the race, there were no records set in the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half-Marathon on Sunday.

But runners had reason to celebrate.

"It's a personal accomplishment," said Catherine Hamilton of Athens. "You set your goals and work hard for them. It's an amazing feeling to be able to go home and say, 'I did it.'"

A total of 19,100 runners took part in the race to make it the largest in the five-year history of the race. It was the first year for Publix as the presenting sponsor.

Two runners from Metro Atlanta took first place.

For the second year in a row, Jynocel Basweti, 25, of Marietta was the first to finish the Publix Georgia Marathon on Sunday with a time of 2:29:44. Andrew Heath, 26, of Atlanta came in second with a time of 2:34:51.

Census: Atlanta's growth flat, metro counties booming

Census: Atlanta's growth flat, metro counties booming

ATLANTA (AP) - According to Census data, the city of Atlanta grew by less than 1 percent over the last 10 years, but surrounding counties saw their population growth skyrocket.