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Georgia retailers prepared for shoppers over crucial Thanksgiving weekend

By   /  November 27, 2013  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet ATLANTA – Georgia retailers are ready for a busy shopping season as the crucial Thanksgiving weekend approaches, the Georgia Retail Association said today. Retailers can make between 20 percent and 40 percent of all their annual sales during the Christmas shopping season in November and December, said GRA President Rick McAllister. “Consumers appear to [...]

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Looking Past Thanksgiving

By   /  November 23, 2013  /  Opinion  /   Comments

Tweet By Glenn Mollette The first Thanksgiving was surrounded by life’s hardships. The early settlers were bombarded with extreme weather, hunger, sickness and death. Those who had survived believed the best they could do was to stop and give thanks. Too many throughout America are looking past Thanksgiving. Either we don’t want to think about [...]

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The psychotic nature of ‘Black Friday’

By   /  November 26, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet The day after Thanksgiving, I keep my happy butt home.  I’m not a huge fan of crowds, so I try to avoid the throngs that descend upon retail establishments.  I’ve done it, but if given the choice it would require wild horses to drag me out at oh-dark-thirty to stand in line for some [...]

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Sentimental Traditions, Old Habits Die Hard

By   /  November 25, 2012  /  Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet For nearly a week, I have tuned out events on the national and international stage and focused on the home front.  My wife and I prepped and precooked, then baked to her little heart’s content. Cranberry sauce, country style green beans, pumpkin, and apple pies ready to serve.  Dinner rolls, dressing, and a candied [...]

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No Black Friday Here

By   /  November 23, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

Tweet Today is the day we all know as “Black Friday”, presumably because it is the day you’re most likely to get a black eye will fighting over the last flat screen TV offered at a loss leading sale price to get you into a store at an ungodly hour.  I don’t care much for [...]

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