Thursday, March 21, 2013
"It's so easy," he said.
James Timothy Fortner visited the Smyrna Target store on Cobb Parkway Saturday night. The Talking Rock man picked up some skin tights, socks, a watch and a headlight. According to a Cobb County criminal warrant, Fortner cut off the price tags, concealed the items in his pants and walked toward the exit, where officials detained him. Fortner was arrested around 8 p.m. Saturday on a charge of theft by shoplifting. He remains in custody in lieu of $5,000 bond. Authorities wrote in the warrant that Fortner has a "signficant record (of) shoplifting." And according to officials, he told them he isn't done. "When I get out of jail," he allegedly said, "I will be back to steal more because it's so easy."
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Are you gearing up to let your fingers do the walking on Cyber Monday?
Smyrna and Vinings residents who didn’t want to brave the crowds on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday still have one more big chance to save courtesy of Cyber Monday. Similar to the two other major shopping events, Cyber Monday differs in that consumers don’t have to leave the comfort of their own homes (or offices) to take advantage of some pretty big pre-holiday deals. All the bargains laid out for Cyber Monday are for online shoppers only. So how can you find the best deals online this Cyber Monday? While most major retailers that have an online presence aren’t tipping their hats on their online deals just yet, many have splash pages set up that they're inviting shoppers to bookmark in advance of the Nov. 26 shopping holiday. Here…
Monday, November 19, 2012
Want a great deal? You may have to spend part of your Thanksgiving to get it. Tell us what you think about retailers pushing the start of the holiday shopping season onto Turkey Day.
Looking to grab some great Black Friday deals? Better be prepared to scarf down the turkey and put away the pumpkin pie quickly. It’s becoming a tradition for the holiday shopping season to start well before the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone. But your holiday food might still be warm by the time retailers offer the first “Black Friday” deal. Take, for example, Walmart. The retailer is rolling out its first Black Friday deals Thursday—that’s Thanksgiving night—at 8 p.m. Not to be outdone, Target is inviting customers to grab its Black Friday deals at 9 p.m. Thursday. The early deals means those hoping to save money during their holiday shopping will be spending part of another holiday heading to stores, fighting the crowds and waiting in …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Target located on Cobb Parkway is currently undergoing remodeling and will carry an expanded selection of groceries as of March 25.
Northeast Smyrna will soon have a new option when it comes to grocery shopping. Target located at 2201 Cobb Parkway will soon carry fresh foods as part of its latest remodel. Andrea McCauley, Targets public relations representative for the Atlanta region, said the store’s new offerings come as a result of guest feedback and research that indicated customers were looking for a convenient place to shop for fresh foods. The store will offer limited assortments of fresh produce, fresh meat and pre-packaged baked goods including national food brands and Target-owned brands like Archer Farms Simply Balanced and Sutton & Dodge USDA Choice beef. McCauley said that though the selections are limited, the expanded offerings provide guests with 90 …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Persian food has arrived; Caribbean cuisine and fresh produce and meats on the way.
Construction has begun of a free-standing Pollo Tropical restaurant in the Akers Mill shopping center at 2955 Cobb Parkway. This continues the South Florida-based chain's return to the state (a location opened in Lawrenceville this past summer) after three establishments closed in Georgia more than 15 years ago. The chain specializes in Caribbean cuisine and features chicken on the grill, mojo pork, guava barbecue ribs, and more. The new establishment is being constructed adjacent to Longhorn Steakhouse on land that previously was just parking space. As reported earlier, Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint will also be opening a new restaurant nearby. Just down the hill at 3220 Cobb Parkway, Dez Persian Grill has been open "around a month or so" a …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
More than half of holiday shoppers intend to spend between $251 and $750 on gifts this year, according to a recent survey conducted by AAA Consumer Pulse.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The holiday season can be an expensive time of year when it comes to gift giving. According to a recent survey conducted by AAA Consumer Pulse, more than half of holiday shoppers plan to spend between $251 and $750 on gifts this year. The majority of survey respondents, 44 percent, plan to purchase gifts for six to 10 people, and 43 percent said they planned to make purchases using a credit card, while 54 percent plan to use a debit card, checks or cash. Four out of five holiday shoppers—82 percent, said they intend to shop at discount stores such as Target and Walmart. These are the top 10 categories for gift shopping, according to AAA: The AAA Consumer Pulse Survey was conducted online among residents living in the Southern Region of The…
Friday, June 17, 2011
A 34-year-old Marietta man faces robbery, assault and child cruelty charges for carjacking incident at local Target last week.
Working with Florida law enforcement, Marietta Police this week filed charges in last Friday’s carjacking case at the Cobb Parkway Target location after a suspect was captured during part of a prostitution sting near Tampa. Marietta detectives have charged Sly Deon Sampson, 34, of Marietta with the assault and robbery that occurred on June 10 at the Target shopping center at 2201 Cobb Parkway South. Sampson is currently in custody in Hillsborough County, Fla., on a fugitive from justice warrant awaiting extradition to Marietta. He faces felony charges of aggravated assault, robbery, false imprisonment and theft by taking motor vehicle, as well as a misdemeanor charge of cruelty to child in the third degree. According to police, the suspect…
Friday, June 10, 2011
Police say man forced woman from her car in parking lot Friday morning.
The Marietta Police Department’s Investigative Services Division is currently investigating a robbery and attempted carjacking that occurred at about 9:25 a.m. today at the Target at 2201 Cobb Parkway South. According to investigators, an unknown light-skinned black male, who appeared to be in his early 20s, forced a female victim into her vehicle as she was attempting to get her small child from the back seat. The victim was able to exit the vehicle with her child as the suspect was getting into the driver seat. The suspect left the scene with the victim’s dark blue 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe bearing GA tag AEV4635. The suspect was also described wearing a white T-shirt, red shorts, red ball cap, and black socks and shoes. The Marietta Police…