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DASANI® Blue Crew Rewarded 1,000 Atlanta Residents for Random Acts of Greenness

DASANI® Blue Crew Rewarded 1,000 Atlanta Residents for Random Acts of Greenness

DASANI Celebrated its New PlantBottle® Packaging by Giving Back to Local Eco-Samaritans

The first 100 percent recyclable beverage packages made with plants were made readily available on April 4, 2011 to people across the U.S. To recognize the little things people do to live more sustainably, a DASANI Blue Crew attended two big events in Atlanta on April 16 and April 17 and thanked residents for partaking in eco-friendly activities. The local effort helped to celebrate the national launch of DASANI PlantBottle® packaging – a 100 percent recyclable bottle made of up to 30 percent plants.

More than 1,000 Atlanta residents were “caught,” by the DASANI Blue Crew, being environmental do-gooders.

Thousands of Bibles headed to soldiers overseas

Thousands of Bibles headed to soldiers overseas

CONYERS, Ga. – Scott Reed, a Gulf War veteran who now manages a LifeWay Christian Store in Conyers, is inviting customers to spend a couple of extra dollars or to purchase Bibles for donation, to soldiers serving overseas; according to the Baptist Press.

Reed became a Christian while he was 17 and deployed. During his deployment, he remembers wondering about the spiritual state of the men and women he encountered and he says he was never offered a Bible.

For the entire story in the Baptist Press, click here.

Will the real Seminole please stand up? RCPS settles with FSU over school logos

Will the real Seminole please stand up? RCPS settles with FSU over school logos

CONYERS, Ga. – According to the Rockdale Citizen, Rockdale County Public Schools must replace all athletic gear, band apparel, wall and floor paintings and school stationary at, both, Salem High School and Memorial Middle School.

Apparently, Rockdale County was targeted by Florida State University in a lawsuit that alleged violation of trademark rights. During a lengthy session on Thursday, the Rockdale County Board of Education approved a settlement and license agreement with FSU.

The agreement states that both Salem High and Memorial Middle “must discontinue use of the Seminole head design mark, the lady Seminole head mark, the spear design mark and the words “Seminoles” and “Noles” unless it is with the school’s name”

According to Rockdale Citizen:

Salem has 30 days to remove the items from its website and publications. It has until Aug. 1, 2011, to remove them from the football helmets; until Aug.

BJ's Wholesale Club Closing 3 Metro Atlanta Stores

BJ's Wholesale Club Closing 3 Metro Atlanta Stores

ATLANTA -- BJ's Wholesale Club plans to close five underperforming stores, including three in Atlanta, by the end of the month in a move meant to cut costs and enhance shareholder value, the company said Wednesday.

Set to close in metro Atlanta are stores in Norcross, Powder Springs and McDonough. Staying open are stores in Woodstock, Newnan, Conyers, East Point and Cumming.

Natick, Mass.-based BJ's Wholesale Club, which reportedly is being eyed for a hostile takeover bid, also announced plans to restructure its home office and make several management changes.

About 380 people will lose their jobs at the closed BJ's stores.

In addition to the three Atlanta stores, BJ's is closing stores in Sunrise, Fla. and in Charlotte, N.C.