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Fulton County and MARTA continue recruitment partnership at Adamsville Workforce Development

Fulton County and MARTA continue recruitment partnership at Adamsville Workforce Development

ATLANTA -- MARTA is continuing its recruitment partnership with Fulton County. The alliance has been extended as a result of a successful bus driver recruitment in mid-February.

MARTA wants to continue to work with the Fulton County Workforce Development Office to meet the transit authority’s recruitment needs through the hiring of part-time bus operators. The Adamsville Workforce Development Office, located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, will continue to register qualified candidates.

Candidates will have the opportunity to speak with MARTA human resources personnel about the positions and the benefits package available to part-time bus operators.

Prior to attending the next recruitment/job fair, all candidates must:

1. Visit the Marta website at WWW.ITSMARTA.COM to create their profile under careers at MARTA and apply for the bus operator position.

Killer's double jeopardy claim rejected by Ga. Supreme Court

Killer's double jeopardy claim rejected by Ga. Supreme Court

ATLANTA -- The Supreme Court of Georgia has rejected a convicted murderer's claim that his right against double jeopardy was violated.

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Jason Pierce killed two college students and shot his girlfriend in the face on Aug. 26, 1999. He pleaded guilty in 2003 to aggravated assault and two counts of malice murder, and received two consecutive life sentences without parole.

In 2011, aggravating circumstances forced the state's high court to throw out Pierce's sentences. The case was sent back to a lower court. Pierce withdrew his guilty pleas, then argued that retrying him would be double jeopardy.

Weekend roadwork planned for I-85, Ga. 400, Connector

Weekend roadwork planned for I-85, Ga. 400, Connector

(WXIA) -- With a warm weekend on the horizon, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to perform some much-needed roadwork throughout north Georgia.

Closures and delays can be expected on a number of major roads and highways.

"Plan ahead -- I can't say it enough," GDOT District Construction Engineer Shun Pringle said in a release. "If you plan ahead, you can avoid some potentially heavy delays."

Some notable roadwork includes:

Downtown Connector
Two right lanes of I-75/85 north near University Avenue will be closed for pavement work Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

I-285
Three lanes will be closed in both directions between West Paces Ferry and Roswell roads for sign replacements. All work will take place overnight -- from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Public Input Requested for Fulton County FY2013 Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report

Public Input Requested for Fulton County FY2013 Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report

The Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department has released for public comment the draft FY2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), which covers the period January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013.  This evaluation report is required as part of HUD’s Consolidated Planning process. 

DRAFT CAPER Announcement

Draft CAPER announcement in Spanish

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Teen says armed robbery was terrifying

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police are trying to identify three suspects who are wanted for robbing a teenager after he got off a Marta bus on February 16, 2014. Marta has provided police a surveillance video of the suspects boarding a bus at the East Point Marta Station.

The teenager, Anterrious Hill, was already on the bus when the three suspects boarded. The video shows the suspects sit down in separate seats around Hill. "They sat closer and closer to me," Hill said. "I started thinking they were up to something."

Hill said he was returning home after visiting his brother in the West End. He took a train from West End to the East Point station and then boarded the bus to his home in Southeast Atlanta.

Man charged with robbing CVS

Man charged with robbing CVS

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- A 20-year-old man has been charged with robbing a Fayetteville drugstore late last year.

Fayetteville Police Lt. Mike Whitlow said Michael MacConaugha is responsible for a robbery at the CVS on North Glynn Street on Dec. 24, 2013.

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MacConaugha, of East Point, demanded money from a CVS cashier and mentioned he had a gun. He ran from the store after receiving cash, according to Whitlow.

The suspect was eventually caught and booked in the Fayette County Jail on charges of robbery and obstruction.

Whitlow said police believe MacConaugha did not act alone. They are now working to identify more suspects and determine whether MacConaugha is behind other robberies in the area.

Kids encouraged to 'Plug into Nature'

Kids encouraged to 'Plug into Nature'

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has brought back its Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest for 2014.

This year's theme is Plug into Nature, emphasizing the importance of experiencing wildlife and plants firsthand.

All Georgia students in grades kindergarten through 5 are invited to enter the contest. The top 12 winners' posters will be displayed on the DNR's Flickr site and at the Go Fish Education Center in Perry during the first two weeks in May.

Contest entries are due Apr. 16. Three winners will be picked in four categories (kindergarten, grades 1-2, grades 3-4, grade 5).

Visit georgiawildlife.com for more information about the contest.