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Fulton County needs input on consolidated planning document, annual action plan

Fulton County needs input on consolidated planning document, annual action plan

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County is in the process of planning and preparing its 5-year Consolidated Planning Document to determine the needs of the community in developing viable urban communities.  The plan provides decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities principally for low and moderate- income persons.

The Consolidated Planning Process uses Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Emergency Solution Grant (ESG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The final Consolidated Plan document will describe the County’s plan to pursue the goals for all community planning and development programs serving Fulton County communities outside of the City of Atlanta, Roswell and Sandy Springs utilizing these federal grant dollars from HUD.

Concert series continues at Wolf Creek Amphitheater

Concert series continues at Wolf Creek Amphitheater

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Wolf Creek Amphitheater continues the popular Affordable Old School Concert Series on Saturday, August 2 with Tank, Ginuwine, Chubb Rock, RL of Next and Case. The concert host will be comedian Ronnie Jordan.

The All White Party begins at 7 p.m., with concert gates opening at 5 p.m. Wolf Creek is located at 3025 Merk Road, SW in Atlanta.

Tickets for the concert are available through Ticket Alternative, and costs are as follows:

• VIP Table seats are $85.00 in advance, $90 on the day of the show. 
• Reserved Seats are $47, $52 on the day of the show
• General Admission lawn seats are $25 in advance, $30 dollars the day of the show

Rain could cancel road projects for the weekend

Rain could cancel road projects for the weekend

(WXIA) -- The threat of rain this weekend could provide some welcome relief for Atlanta-area drivers.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has already postponed a handful of road projects, thanks to the weather.

WEATHER | 11Alive meteorologist Tracy Humphrey has your weekend forecast

Resurfacing on Interstate 20 in Rockdale and Newton counties, and concrete replacement on the west side of I-285 have been canceled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

GDOT said it plans to move ahead with scheduled resurfacing on I-20 between Douglasville and Villa Rica, as it is very close to finishing the work -- well ahead of its projected November completion date. However, rain may briefly halt crews.

Fulton County Workforce Investment Act Board to Meet Tuesday, July 29

Fulton County Workforce Investment Act Board to Meet Tuesday, July 29

The Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System – Workforce Investment Act Board (FCWPES-WIA) will meet Tuesday, July 29, 2014, beginning at 10:00 a.m.  The meeting will be held in Room 242 at the Adamsville Regional Health Center, 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SW, Atlanta, Georgia. 

The FCWPES-WIA Board oversees activities related to providing an environment that supports a skilled and trained workforce and to creating innovative programs that serve the changing needs of employers and the business community.

WIA helps Georgia move toward a comprehensive, customer-focused workforce investment system where Job Seeker and Employer customers alike can access a wide range of workforce-related tools and information needed to manage their work activities. Services are provided through a network of One-Stop Centers statewide.

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An Evening of Jazz in White

An Evening of Jazz in White

ATLANTA -- The Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility and the Friends of Darnell. Inc. will present an “An Evening of Jazz in White” on Saturday, July 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Seniors will enjoy a variety of Jazz music, light refreshments and fellowship. The event is a fundraiser for the Friends of Darnell Inc.

Ticket prices are $25 per person or $40 per couple. Everyone attending the event is asked to wear white. For more information, contact Terryl Sparkman, Facility Manager, at 404-613-8580

The Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility is located at 677 Fairburn Road, NW, Atlanta.

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in an alternative format should contact the Disability Services Liaison in the Housing and Human Services Department at (404) 613-7944. To obtain Georgia Relay Access, citizens should dial 711.

Fulton County Fire Rescue advises residents to maintain smoke alarms

Fulton County Fire Rescue advises residents to maintain smoke alarms

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm is the first thing in a home that can alert families to a fire 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“Whether you're awake or asleep, a working smoke alarm is constantly on alert, scanning the air for fire and smoke,” says Fire Chief Larry Few of the Fulton County Fire Rescue Department. “As firefighters, we continually remind residents to check their smoke alarms to ensure they are working properly.”

The NFPA offers the following tips to help residents safeguard their homes from home fires:

Where do I put smoke alarms in my home?

Workforce Investment Act Board Task Force meetings scheduled for July 15, 17

Workforce Investment Act Board Task Force meetings scheduled for July 15, 17

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System – Workforce Investment Act Board (FCWPES-WIA) Board Task Forces will meet on July 15 and July 17 at the Adamsville Regional Health Center on the second floor.

The following committees will meet:

Board Development, Visibility and Influence Committee
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
10:00 a.m.

Quality Assurance
Thursday, July 17, 2014
9:30 a.m.

Youth Council
Thursday, July 17, 2014
12:30 p.m.

The Adamsville Regional Health Center is located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta. The FCWPES-WIA Board oversees activities related to providing an environment that supports a skilled and trained workforce and creating innovative programs that serve the changing needs of employers and the business community.