Friday, March 26, 2010

Six Flags To Hire 500 People, Job Fair Tomorrow

Six Flags White Water is looking to fill over 500 positions for its 2010 summer season through its annual job fair this weekend.

The job fair will be held on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. a 250 Cobb Parkway in Marietta off of Interstate 75 NW of Atlanta.

Six Flags White Water looks to fill positions in food service department, retail, park services, security (must be at least 18 years of age), admissions, lifeguards and parking lot hosts.

Interested applicants must be 16 or older and must apply on-line at prior to arriving at the job fair. Everyone is welcome to attend, second wage earners, stay-at-home parents, retirees, teachers, and students. Six Flags even has an operating schedule designed to fit any school schedule. Benefits include guest passes for family and friends, discounts on meals and merchandise, employee-only special events and recognition programs. Each employee will also receive substantial on-the-job and professional development training.

Marietta Bakery Gets Marijuana Shipment

A Marietta bakery is used to getting shipments of flour, sugar and other ingredients. But when employees opened a package Friday, they were shocked by what was inside.

The Flowers Baking Company, located on Powers Ferry Road, received a large package of marijuana at about 11:05 a.m. Friday, Marietta police confirmed. Investigators said when employees opened the package, they found the marijuana and called police.

Police estimated the marijuana to be in the hundreds of pounds.

Marietta Police Officer Michael Gardner said the bakery was received an unexpected package, which they employees thought contained parts to repair a loading dock. But instead, the package included marijuana mixed in with repair parts, bringing the total weight of the package to 600 lbs.

Investigators said the package was delivered from a private carrier service from a private distribution center that is not associated with Flowers Bakery. No one was taken into custody, police said.

Bullets Shatter Atlanta Courthouse Window

A window at the Justice Center Complex on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive was shattered by bullets, Fulton County Sheriff's deputies said in a statement. Investigators believe that an automatic weapon was used to fire a round at an eighth floor window and a wall to an office. The shattered window was discovered Friday morning.

Deputies said no one was injured.

"While the exact time of the incident is under investigation, we are certain this happened outside of regular business hours for the facility," said the sheriff's office.

Sheriff Theodore Jackson has asked the Atlanta Police Department to investigate the incident.

"We are taking this incident very seriously. We are following the guidelines of our security plan and we want to assure the public that the safety of the Justice Center Complex is a top priority. Court is in session as usual," said Jackson.

The shattered window is currently being repaired, officials said. The courthouse was the scene of an escape and series of shootings by a rape defendant in 2005.

Man Accused Of Filing 30 Disaster Claims

A Georgia man who claimed he was the victim of hurricanes in Louisiana, tornadoes in Indiana and flooding in New Hampshire has been charged with fraud.

Authorities said Desima James, 30, duped the government out of more than $30,000. He was charged with filing more than 30 fraudulent federal disaster claims between September 2005 and July 2006. James pleaded not guilty Friday.

Authorities said he was living in Atlanta during the disasters but filed claims using fake addresses, names and Social Security numbers. He could face more than 30 years in federal prison if convicted.

WSB; Georgia Radio Network; WCNN; Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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