At the height of COVID-19 pandemic, the nation’s unemployment rate soared to 15%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. The fallout on American workers was immediate as many lost their paychecks or saw their wages plummet overnight. However, broadly speaking, in much of the country, the economic damage from the pandemic did not prove to […]

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BRUSSELS and ATLANTA, Dec. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 1:30 p.m. ET: UCB today announced that new data from its seizure treatment portfolio (BRIVIACT, NAYZILAM, and VIMPAT) will be showcased at the 75th American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting (Chicago, Illinois), December 3-7, 2021. Further insightful data on the management of epilepsy will also be presented, including the burden of untreated and treated epilepsy and research into health inequities.

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SAVANNAH – The Georgia Historical Society has announced that the GHS Research Center in Savannah will re-open to the public on Jan. 19. The re-opening follows a successful renovation and expansion that enables GHS to continue to fulfill its mission to collect, examine, and teach Georgia history for generations to come.

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ATLANTA, Dec. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Community Credit Union (www.DeltaCommunityCU.com), Georgia's largest credit union with more than $8.7 billion in assets, will award a total of $125,000 to 20 organizations that were selected as 2022 recipients through the Credit Union's annual Philanthropic Fund grant program.

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NORCROSS, Ga., Dec. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashcroft Capital, a fully integrated multifamily investment firm, and National Property REIT Corp. ("NPRC"), a full service REIT that invests in and operates real estate assets, today announced their acquisition of Elliot Norcross (formerly Vida Apartments by ARIUM), a garden-style community located in one of the fastest-growing submarkets in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Elliot Norcross features 687 apartment units and offers quick access to Interstate 85, one of the primary thoroughfares in the city. Birchstone Residential, Ashcroft Capital's in-house property management company, has assumed day-to-day management of the community.

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ATLANTA, Dec. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- RangeWater Real Estate has hired Alp Kirmizioglu as the Director of Construction. In his role, Kirmizioglu manages the construction, design management and quality control functions for the 11,000 units RangeWater has in active development across eight states, and he's responsible for launching the in-house construction division.

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ATLANTA, Dec. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Prior to COVID-19, research showed more than 1 in 4 American adults will experience at least one anxiety disorder in their lifetime, costing the U.S. healthcare system an estimated $42.3 to $46.6 billion annually1. Meanwhile, in 2020, anxiety, stress, and worry increased by nearly three-fold in the U.S.2, leading to a significant increase in demand for treatments, in particular telehealth and digital therapeutics due to limitations on in-office appointments.

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MACON — The primary supplier of a heroin distribution ring operating between Atlanta and Macon, which funneled up to 30,000 doses of heroin into the region in three months, has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison for his crime.

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ATLANTA, Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Tristar Acquisition I Corp. (NYSE: TRIS.U) (the "Company" or "Tristar") today announced that holders of the Company's units may elect to separately trade the Class A ordinary shares and warrants underlying such units commencing on December 6, 2021. Each unit consists of one Class A ordinary share and one-half (1/2) of one redeemable warrant of the Company. Each whole warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Class A ordinary share of the Company at a price of $11.50 per share. For each unit, one Class A ordinary share and one-half (1/2) of one warrant will be issued. Because, pursuant to the warrant agreement, the warrants may only be exercised for a whole number of shares, only a whole warrant may be exercised at any given time. Accordingly, unless a holder of public units owns and separates in increments of two units, such holder will receive and be able to trade only whole warrants (to the extent that the holder owns and separates in increments of more than one unit), and will forfeit any fractional warrants upon separation of the units.

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ATHENS — At the request of University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead, the University Cabinet has voted unanimously to recommend that two facilities at the University of Georgia be named for some of the institution’s earliest and most distinguished African American graduates: the Science Library in memory of Shirley Mathis McBay, the first African American to earn a doctorate from UGA; and a new residence hall in honor of Harold A. Black, Mary Blackwell Diallo and Kerry Rushin Miller, the first African American students to enroll as freshmen and complete their undergraduate degrees.

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ASHVILLE, N.C. — It’s that time of the year when desserts are front and center — a savory treat during the holidays. Many will eat cake and pie and cookies, but Wicked Weed Brewing is providing the chance to have that same guilty pleasure in liquid form.

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LAWRENCEVILLE — Lantern festivals are a traditional part of Chinese culture that are usually staged around the Chinese New Year. But the husband-and-wife team of Donnie Mui and La Heu are working to make them a part of the winter holiday tradition in Gwinnett County.

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ALBANY — Tom Connelly presented recently on the subject of brain injury and compensatory learning strategies to Emory neuroscience students for the fifth time. He also has spoken to medical students at Emory on this subject.

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ATLANTA, Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- DEKRA has been recognized by OmniAir Consortium® as an authorized test laboratory for tolling interoperability certification at its Sterling, Virginia facility. DEKRA will provide third-party, accredited laboratory testing on RFID technology including vehicle tags and readers used by state and local agencies at tolling plazas and gantries in North and South America.

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ATLANTA, Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The COVID-19 pandemic is the latest reminder of the vital importance of public health protection and need for a future-forward, future-ready public health system. Although public health has been chronically under resourced, significant funding flowing into the public health system during the COVID-19 pandemic creates opportunities to build a stronger, resilient and trusted system that helps assure everyone can attain their full potential for health and well-being. To advance recommendations for a modernized U.S. public health system, the CDC Foundation is convening the Lights, Camera, Action: Future of Public Health Summit Series in collaboration with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC), and other public health partners. The first summit, scheduled for Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, from 11:00 AM–2:30 PM ET, will explore how to achieve a diverse and robust public health workforce for the future.

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ATLANTA, Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, a leading provider of data, analytics and technology, today announced that its telematics-based, point-of-quote solution for auto insurance carriers - LexisNexis® Telematics OnDemand - received two Insurance Innovator Awards from leading insurance industry publication, PropertyCasualty360. As part of its inaugural program, PropertyCasualty360 received over 180 nominations to determine best-in-class insurance businesses, professionals and solutions.

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ATLANTA, Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Credera, a global boutique consulting firm focused on strategy, innovation, data, and technology, today announced the opening of a new office in Atlanta to support its growing roster of clients in the Southeastern United States. Credera is part of the Omnicom Precision Marketing Group (OPMG), the digital and customer relationship management specialist practice area within Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC).

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ALPHARETTA, Ga., Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanos Medical, Inc. (NYSE: AVNS) today announced the launch of its PainBlock Pro data collection and patient engagement app. The app/text message-based platform allows healthcare providers to track patients' recovery in real time for up to 10 days post-surgery.

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STOCKBRIDGE, Ga., Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Gaming LLC (the "Company" or "UG"), the largest operator of Coin Operated Amusement Machines ("COAMs") [measured by all metrics] in the State of Georgia ("GA"), announced today that it has recently entered an amendment to upsize its current senior secured $250 million multi-draw facility to $650M (the "Credit Facility") in a syndicated transaction with a New York based investment group acting as the lead agent. The Credit Facility includes incremental committed borrowing available for immediate future expansion. The use of the proceeds from the upsizing included, acquisitions, capital expenditures, and general corporate purposes.

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ATLANTA, Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Billseye, Inc, the world's first real-time mobile call billing solution joined the second cohort of the Google for Startups' Black Founders Fund, a $10 million initiative designed to financially support Black startup founders. Billseye, an Atlanta-based company, will receive $100,000 in non-dilutive capital.

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ATLANTA, Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Falcone Capital Holdings, LLC, a holding company of award winning, technology driven international and domestic transportation brands, is pleased to announce the renewal signing of a $10-million-dollar revolving credit facility with InterNex Capital, LLC. The extended partnership was driven by two years of stellar growth across the entire Falcone Brand of Companies.

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GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bell Partners Inc., one of the nation's leading apartment investment and management companies, today announced that it has acquired the Berkshire Terminus and Berkshire Howell Mill multifamily communities in Atlanta, two highly walkable and well-located properties featuring a combined 611 units. The properties, acquired on behalf of Bell Partners' Core Fund I investors, represent the 12th and 13th communities Bell Partners manages in the Atlanta area, as well as the company's second and third acquisitions in the Atlanta metro area in 2021 following the September acquisition of Bell Alpharetta.

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COLUMBUS, Ga., Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Many American households struggle to pay for medical expenses, forcing some to make difficult decisions. According to the 2021 Aflac Health Care Issues Survey released today, these choices include working more, forgoing medical care, cutting back on holiday spending and more. Even with health insurance, families that experienced COVID-19 and those with children are especially hard hit. With the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data indicating more than 45 million Americans tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began, millions of households may be facing similar financial challenges, especially as the holiday season approaches.

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ATLANTA, Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Oakbridge Insurance Agency LLC (Oakbridge), one of the largest independent insurance and risk management agencies in the Southeast, today announced a new partnership with Your Insurance Centers (YIC), an independent agency headquartered in Alabama. The partnership is Oakbridge's first in the state of Alabama and is part of the agency's continued Southeastern expansion. 

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ATLANTA, Dec, 2, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- DiversityEquityInclusion.com, a respected online source focused on assisting individuals and organizations to build bridges to trust, respect, and cultural understanding in workplaces through targeted DEI education and leadership training, today announced an important addition to its outstanding portfolio. The newest addition to the DEI Collection is the Inclusive Leadership program that gives participants the visibility, insights, tools, and education they need to effectively lead diverse teams, leverage team members' unique strengths, and drive change across their organization.

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ATLANTA, Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Options Help Center of Georgia is dedicated to providing the best possible legal and medical assistance to those stricken with mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer. Anyone wishing to discuss their legal and/or medical options should call (888) 891-2200 to speak directly with an attorney from The Steinberg Law Group. www.thesteinberglawgroup.com

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ATLANTA, Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 'Tis the season of giving and new research from Popmenu shows that consumers are digging deeper in their pockets to support restaurant workers. Given the impact of COVID-19 on the industry, over half of consumers say they have been tipping restaurant workers more than they did prior to the pandemic with many leaning toward tips of 20% or higher. Popmenu's research included a nationwide survey of 1,000 U.S. consumers and an in-depth analysis of approximately 450,000 online food orders placed over the last six months.

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LEESBURG, Ga., Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mana Lumumba-Kasongo is being recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Distinguished Name in Emergency Medicine for her work in the Medical field and in recognition of her work at Crisp Regional Hospital.                

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ATLANTA, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlanta Technical College will begin its Aviation Maintenance Airframe Certificate Program in Spring 2022, with applications being accepted immediately. The program will offer a technical certificate of credit (TCC) which can be completed in three (3) semesters. The program, which emphasizes a combination of aircraft airframe maintenance theory and practical application, leads to careers that are expected to grow 11% nationally by the year 2030 and offers estimated annual salaries starting at $66,660.

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ATLANTA, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Trustees of each of the Invesco closed-end funds listed below today declared the following dividends.

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ATLANTA, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The team at Automotive Market Data, headed by industry veterans Brian Reed, Steve Greenfield, Andrew Gordon and Pete Batten, today announced they have launched the first-ever Digital Retailing Market Share Database to inform dealers, investors and vendors, in real-time, about the automotive digital retailing landscape.

MACON – A Macon resident convicted of child sexual exploitation for coercing multiple juveniles to send him sexually explicit and pornographic images and videos of themselves was sentenced to serve 18 years in prison for his crimes.