Thursday, May 23, 2013
Kroger stores throughout metro Atlanta, including the three in Acworth, are collecting funds to donate to the American Red Cross.
Want to help those affected by the deadly aftermath of the Oklahoma tornadoes? Simply head to one of the three Kroger stores in Acworth and make a donation through your purchase. Through Sunday, May 26, Kroger stores throughout the metro Atlanta area are collecting funds to donate to the American Red Cross, which is providing first aid assistance, meals, emotional support and other necessities to people affected by the Oklahoma tornadoes that touched down on Monday. Customers can “round-up” their purchases to the nearest dollar, or make separate donations to the American Red Cross at Kroger cash registers. “We ask our customers to come together and help our neighbors and friends in Oklahoma as they look to rebuild their lives,” says Glynn…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
As a thank you to its patrons for "playing in the dirt," Atlanta-area Pike Nurseries, including the Acworth location, are hosting Customer Appreciation Events on Saturday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Positions are available in Acworth.
Domino's Pizza stores throughout the metro area are looking for a few good men and women. Owning the second largest Domino's franchise in the U.S., Cowabunga Inc. has 91 stores in Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina and they need to hire hundreds of new employees just in the metro Atlanta area, including Acworth. "Domino's is excited to be growing in a competitive market and gaining market share that enables us to hire more than 400 [plus] employees in our franchise alone over the coming months," said Mike Orcutt, owner of Cowabunga Inc. The company has been adding numerous stores in Georgia and needs to staff the locations with store managers, assistant managers, drivers and customer service representatives, say Cowabunga Inc. …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The latest inspections by Cobb Public Health include visits to Williamson Bros. Catering, Starbucks, Smoothie King, Marietta Pizza Company and China Chef.
Each item on an inspection form has a point value ranging from 1 to 9 points, with violations deducting points from a best possible score of 100. A sample inspection form is attached. Higher points are taken for items with higher risk to cause illness, while repeat violations take even more points. Letter grades assigned are A for totals of 100 to 90 points, B for 89 to 80, C for 79 to 70, and U for less than 70. Tell us what you think in the comments, share your photos and videos, and don’t miss any of the local news you care about—subscribe to Acworth Patch's newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Customers will be able to shop, order products from sears.com and pick up their goods, shipped for free, at the Nelson Street location.
Former catalogue giant Sears is coming to a town near you, Acworth. The Sears Hometown Store at 206 Nelson Street in the Cartersville Plaza is set to open May 9, owner Steve Allebone of Marietta told Patch. It's one of more than 900 Sears Hometown Stores across the country, which are locally owned and operated, and carry all of the top 10 home appliance brands, according to searshometownstores.com. The other closest Sears stores are in Canton and Calhoun. "I'm 20 miles from the mall in Rome and 20 miles from the mall in Kennesaw," Allebone said. "We'll fill a gap for the company's customers in Cartersville and the surrounding areas." The store is equipped with computers customers may use to order sears.com merchandise, which is then …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The 8,000-square-feet store at 3454 Baker Road will employ eight to 10, most likely people from the community.
Family Dollar is planning to open a second Acworth store this summer. Acworth Patch Facebook fan Dawn Conrad told us about the construction on Baker Road, and Family Dollar spokeswoman Bryn R. Winburn confirmed the chain is building an 8,000-square foot store. Acworth has a Family Dollar Store on Bells Ferry Road, but the store at 3454 Baker Road is slated to open sometime this summer, Winburn said. It will employ eight to 10 workers, and "we look to hire from within the communities we serve," she added. Tell us what you think in the comments, share your photos and videos, and don’t miss any of the local news you care about—subscribe to Acworth Patch's newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
A new National Taxpayer Advocate study shows this city has some of the largest clusters of potential tax cheats in the country.
If you're a small business owner in Acworth, you may be more likely to be audited. The Internal Revenue Service has identified this city as having some of the biggest concentrations of potential tax cheats in the country. Gaining access to 2009 data in a effort to determine why some taxpayers are more likely to cheat, the Taxpayer Advocate, an independent IRS office, used confidential tax returns to identify clusters of possible cheats in more than 350 communities, the Associated Press reports. The IRS uses the data to target taxpayers for audits, assigning scores to each tax return that indicate the likelihood agents would collect additional money as the result of an audit. The study focused on sole proprietorships, which account for two-…
Monday, December 24, 2012
Federal prosecutors say that brothers Andrew R. Heath and Larry J. Heath "repeatedly" falsified tax returns, acts that could cost the U.S. Treasury more than $100 million.
The Justice Department has asked a federal court in Atlanta to shut down two Georgia tax preparation businesses, one of them in Acworth. Federal prosecutors say that brothers Andrew R. Heath and Larry J. Heath falsified tax returns, acts that could cost the U.S. Treasury more than $100 million. Andrew R. Heath operates Excellent Tax Service in Acworth. Larry J. Heath runs Heath's Income Tax II in Cartersville. "The Heaths and their businesses have repeatedly prepared federal tax returns that unlawfully understate customers’ federal tax liabilities," according to a statement from the Justice Department. "The suit alleges that the defendants concoct bogus losses, expenses, education credits, business expenses and charitable contributions, …
Friday, September 21, 2012
The 8th Annual Taste of Acworth will take place Saturday, Oct. 13 in downtown Acworth.
The 2012 Taste of Acworth, organized by the Acworth Business Association, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 on Main Street in Historic Downtown Acworth. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will showcase the diversity of products and services the local business community has to offer. Last year’s event attracted about 20,000 attendees, and this year, organizers are gearing up for an even more spectacular event with several new restaurants. Participating restaurants will go head to head and battle it out in the five “Best of” competition categories. The judging will be intense with three celebrity judges deciding who leaves with bragging rights for the upcoming year. While satisfying your taste buds, you'll also get to see local dance…
Friday, August 24, 2012
Where's best dance studio in town? Who's your favorite dentist? Here are your picks for Readers' Choice.
All this summer you've nominated and voted for your favorite local businesses in categories ranging from Best Burger and Most Family-Friendly Restaurant to Best Dance Program and Best Car Repair Shop. We've tallied all the poll votes and now it's time to announce the winners. See below for our complete list of Readers' Choice winners. Best Bank Best Burger Best Breakfast Spot Car Repair Shop Best Car Wash Best Chinese Restaurant Best Comfort Food Best Dance Program Best Dentist Most Family-Friendly Eatery Best Fried Chicken Best Grocery Store Best Hair Salon Best Park Best Pharmacy Best Pizza Best Place for Martial Arts Most Romantic Restaurant Best Sushi Spot Best Seafood Restaurant Best Steakhouse Best Tacos