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RaceTrac hiring for Free Coffee Week

RaceTrac hiring for Free Coffee Week

ATLANTA -- RaceTrac is hiring more than 100 temporary employees for the holidays.

The Cobb County-based chain of gas stations will hire two extra people at 66 Georgia locations to help promote Free Coffee Week.

Employees will hold signs from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Dec. 17-21. Sign holders must be at least 18 years old and clean cut.

Anyone interested in applying for one of the positions is asked to reach out to Jason Brown at 404-604-2612 or jbrown@hopebeckham.com. Public relations firm Hope Beckham will also hold a RaceTrac job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at its office at 17 Executive Park Drive in North Druid Hills.

Cutest Santa Photo Contest ends Dec. 14

Cutest Santa Photo Contest ends Dec. 14

BUFORD, Ga. -- There is still time to enter the Mall of Georgia's Cutest Santa Photo Contest.

The Buford mall is looking for the most adorable photos of children posing with Saint Nick.

Six photos will win a fantastic prize package worth more than $6,000, including a visit from Santa and a trip to Club Med Sandpiper in Florida.

Learn more and submit your entry at the Mall of Georgia Facebook page. The Cutest Santa Photo Contest ends Friday, Dec. 14.

Phillip Phillips to perform at Mall of Ga.

Phillip Phillips to perform at Mall of Ga.

BUFORD, Ga. -- Phillip Phillips will return to his home state of Georgia this week to give a free concert at the Mall of Georgia.

Phillips, who won Season 11 of "American Idol," will perform at the Buford mall's Village Amphitheatre from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Immediately after the show, Phillips will sign copies of his debut album, The World from the Side of the Moon.

Mall visitors are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to hear Phillips perform.

Phillip Phillips' hit single "Home" was the theme song of the U.S. women's gymnastics team at the 2012 London Olympics.

Belk santafest to spread holiday cheer

Belk santafest to spread holiday cheer

ATLANTA -- Belk department stores will host their first-ever santafest holiday celebration on Saturday, Dec. 1.

All santafests will be held from noon to 3 p.m.

Highlights include crafts, family-friend activities, Christmas treats and, of course, the chance to meet Santa Claus. Participants can enter a drawing to win a $50 kids wardrobe; three winners will be chosen from each Belk store.

Visit belk.com for more information and to find your nearest store.

Simon malls announce Black Friday hours

Simon malls announce Black Friday hours

ATLANTA -- Five major malls in metro Atlanta have announced their special hours for Black Friday and the post-Thanksgiving weekend.

Many of the malls will also feature giveaways, events and other festivities to kick off the holiday shopping season.

Lenox Square
Friday, Nov. 23 -- Midnight to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 24 -- 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 25 -- 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Guest Services will give away exciting prizes on Black Friday, including a $500 American Express gift card.

Mall of Georgia
Friday, Nov. 23 -- Midnight to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 24 -- 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 25 -- 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The first 100 Black Friday shoppers will receive Fashion First Aid Kits packed with seasonal shopping essentials. Customers can also register to win a $500 American Express gift card.

Belk donates $100K to Sandy relief

Belk donates $100K to Sandy relief

ATLANTA -- Belk Inc., operator of Belk department stores, has committed $100,000 to the American Red Cross to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy.

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"Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those who suffered and continue to struggle as a result of this devastating storm," Belk Inc. chairman and CEO Tim Belk said in a statement. "The American Red Cross is at the forefront of disaster relief efforts, providing much-needed resources and support to those who lives have been impacted by the storm."

Belk's contribution will support efforts both in New York and throughout the company's footprint.

There are several Belk locations throughout metro Atlanta. Visit belk.com to find your closest store.

Aerosoles, rue21 coming to Mall of Ga.

Aerosoles, rue21 coming to Mall of Ga.

BUFORD, Ga. -- Two new stores will open at the Mall of Georgia in November, the mall announced Monday.

Aerosoles and rue21 are being added to the Buford mall's mix next month.

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Aerosoles sells a wide variety of quality shoes, from dress shoes to boots to sandals. It will open in a 1,552-square-foot unit in the Mall of Georgia's upper level near Belk.

Meanwhile, rue21 will occupy a 5,163-square-foot space on the lower level near Dillard's. The clothing chain offers affordable emerging fashion trends for both girls and boys.

Aerosoles and rue21 join Michael Kors and The Real Chow Baby New American Stir Fry as the Mall of Georgia's newest additions.