Thursday, May 16, 2013
Garry Castillo was shot outside the Kroger in the Toco Hill shopping center in 2011.
The Justice Department won't pursue the death penalty for two men charged in the killing of armored car guard Garry Castillo outside the Kroger in the Toco Hill shopping center two years ago. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported the justice department's decision. Ashley Henderson and Stacey Dooley have been charged in the killing. Garda Cash Logistics guard Castillo was shot while leaving the grocery store with a cash pick-up in the early afternoon of March 15, 2011. He was transported to Grady Hospital where later died of his injuries. Read also:
Friday, March 22, 2013
Ruben Fernandez was named Kroger's vice president of merchandising for the chain's Atlanta Division on Thursday.
Ruben Fernandez started as a bagger in the Toco Hill Kroger in 1982. It was the start of a 30-year journey up the supermarket's chain that continues today. Kroger announced Thursday the promotion of Fernandez to vice president of merchandising for the grocery store chain's Atlanta Division. In this new role, Fernandez will oversee merchandising efforts for all 213 stores in Georgia, Eastern Tennessee, Alabama and South Carolina. “Throughout the years, Ruben has been a strong leader for our division and has contributed greatly to our success,” said Bruce Lucia, president of Kroger’s Atlanta Division. “With his vast knowledge, dedication and work ethic, he will take merchandising to new levels in the company.” “I’m very proud to be promoted …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The stores in Toco Hill and North Decatur are included in the recall.
Heads up if you frequent Kroger's bakery. The Kroger Co. Atlanta Division said today it is recalling select in-store made Bakery Mardi Gras King Cake Cinnamon sold in four states because it may contain pecans not listed on the label. Customers who purchased the product between Dec. 30, 2012 and Feb. 4, 2013, should return the product to stores for a full refund or replacement. People allergic to pecans could have a serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product. For consumers who are not allergic to pecans, there is no safety issue with the product. The Kroger stores in the following states that are included in this recall are: Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and eastern Tennessee. The item's description, in detail, is …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Both North Druid Hills-Briarcliff locations are participating in Project Overcoat.
This winter, Kroger’s Atlanta Division will team up with WAGA FOX 5, FedEx, United Way, Kiss 104.1FM, and the Atlanta Mission for the 2013 Project Overcoat campaign. From Jan. 5-19, Kroger customers and associates are encouraged to bring new or gently used coats to any Kroger location throughout metro Atlanta. The North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area has two locations: one at 2205 Lavista Road and the other at 2875 North Decatur Road. “Temperatures are dropping quickly, and our coldest months are still ahead,” says Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger in Atlanta. “We hope that with the help of our customers and associates, we can give coats and blankets to those in need and keep Atlanta warm this winter.” …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The unidentified man also said early Sunday morning he left a bomb in the Kroger in Toco Hill Shopping Center. No bomb was found.
A man threatened to shoot up the Kroger supermarket in Toco Hill during a bomb threat early Sunday morning, DeKalb County police said. The unidentified man called the Toco Hill Shopping Center store shortly after midnight, the police report said. "There is a bomb inside the store, and I will be there in 15 minutes to shoot up the store like in the Batman movie," the man told a store employee. The suspect called again but did not give any reason for the threats. The store employee also told police the call came from a restricted number. A Kroger security guard told police he is positioned in front of the store and saw no one bring a package inside. The guard and two police officers walked around the store to check for unusual packages or …
Monday, December 10, 2012
There are several places in our community where you can easily get a flu shot.
Monday, December 10, 2012
According to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of United States residents have already been vaccinated against the influenza virus. Health officials aim to increase that percentage, especially since this year's season may be a bad one. Influenza — more commonly known as simply "the flu" — is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses infecting the nose, throat and lungs. It spreads via infected people coughing, sneezing or talking, though people can also get infected by touching something with the flu virus on it before touching their mouth, eyes or nose. The 2012-13 season is shaping up to be one of the worst flu seasons in a while, officials from the CDC said in a Dec. 3 …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The event will be held between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
WHAT: Kroger invites metro Atlanta shoppers the 17th Annual Hanukkah Party on Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Toco Hill Kroger store. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Kroger customers can celebrate the eight-day holiday with authentic treats and other Hanukkah-themed activities. Along with the ceremonial lighting of the Menorah, this year’s celebration will include holiday activities, as well as food and beverage samples that highlight the traditional Hanukkah season. A complete list of activities includes: The Toco Hills Kroger features a dedicated Kosher deli, bakery and rotisserie shop. For more information about Kroger, visit www.kroger.com. WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 9, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. WHERE: Kroger Toco Hills, 2205 LaVista Road
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Customers can round up their purchases to the nearest dollar – the difference benefiting the American Red Cross and its disaster relief efforts in the Northeast.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Kroger stores throughout the Atlanta Division are encouraging customers and associates to donate to the American Red Cross, which is providing shelter, meals, emotional support and other necessities to those affected by the deadly aftermath of Hurricane Sandy after it made landfall on Monday. In support of the thousands of Americans affected by Hurricane Sandy, Kroger is launching a “Round-Up” campaign today in which customers can round up their purchases to the nearest dollar – the difference benefiting the American Red Cross and its disaster relief efforts in the Northeast. Customers can also make donations to the American Red Cross at Kroger cash registers. “Our hearts are with our friends and neighbors in New York, New Jersey, and …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Sagamore Hills Elementary School, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School and Torah Day School of Atlanta received grants.
Sagamore Hills Elementary School, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School and Torah Day School of Atlanta received $1,500 grants from Kroger, the national grocer said Wednesday. The grants are part of Kroger's Earning Plus Learning program, which evalutes how well a school promoted healthy living in their school during the 2011-12 school year. Other Atlanta-area schools receiving grants include: $1,500 grant winners: $1,000 grant winners: The Earning Plus Learning entries took the form of scrapbooks, photos, videos, essays, news clippings and more. All entries were reviewed by a panel of judges comprised of local and regional community leaders and the Kroger Community Involvement Team. Throughout the Kroger's Atlanta division, 63 …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The increased number of selections will be available through the Jewish holiday.
Just got this from the good people over at Kroger. They're boosting the number of Kosher selections in some of their Atlanta-area stores, including our Toco Hill location. From Kroger: “Passover is a time for the Jewish community to celebrate our heritage and reflect on the hardships the Jewish community has overcome,” says Moshe Sapir, mashgiach or lead kosher supervisor at the Fountain Oaks Kroger for the past eight years. “I’m grateful to be part of a company that supports our community and holidays.” Enhanced Passover sections can be found near the front of the store at the following Kroger locations: - 2205 Lavista Road, Atlanta, GA, 30329 - 2090 Dunwoody Club Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30350 - 4920 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA, 30342…