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Gwinnett leaders to meet with airport consultants

Gwinnett leaders to meet with airport consultants

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Gwinnett County commissioners will soon meet publicly with consultants to consider future plans for an airport in Lawrenceville, an issue which has been controversial in recent months.

Commissioners are scheduled to meet Tuesday with IMG, a firm chosen because of its expertise in airport operations to help guide the privatization considerations.

Officials have said that privatization could mean keeping Lawrenceville's Briscoe Field a general aviation airport full of flight schools and small aircraft, or it could open the airport to commercial jets.

Some residents oppose the idea of turning the site into a commercial airport and have expressed concerns about increased traffic and other issues.

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.

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.

ACP to hold Martial Arts Exhibition to promote peace

ACP to hold Martial Arts Exhibition to promote peace

DULUTH – On August 19, the Association of Chinese Professionals will serve as hosts to a Martial Arts troupe from Bejing who have won national or world titles in the past ten years.

The show will be performed by some of the best martial arts athletes in China. The athletes will be first-boxing, Taichi, sparring and other type of martial arts. Organizers say the event will “showcase traditional and modern martial arts which will reflect the spirit of harmony and health, and enable attendees to feel the charm of Wushu and to appreciate Chinese culture”.

This will be the troupe’s third show of their tour that is being held to “promote friendship and peace between China and the United States of America”. The troupe will also perform in Washington D.C. and the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations in New York City.

Tickets can be purchased at the Perimeter Church at 9500 Medlock Bridge Road in Duluth.

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