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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.

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.

Community Sponsors

Piccadilly giving free meals to kids who read

Piccadilly giving free meals to kids who read

(WXIA) -- Piccadilly Cafeteria is encouraging children to read over the summer.

The restaurant chain's Back to Books program provides participants with free kids meals for completing reading logs of 10 books. Logs are available at all locations.

Piccadilly is also collecting $1 donations for Reading is Fundamental, the nation's largest children's literacy program. Customers who give will have their names displayed on a wall of their local restaurant.

Visit piccadilly.com for more information and to find your nearest location.

Fulton County’s after school program begins August 11

Fulton County’s after school program begins August 11

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County parents or guardians searching for after school programs can take advantage of the after school program offered by Fulton County Parks and Recreation. Registration is now open for the program, which begins Monday, August 11 at four recreation centers located in unincorporated South Fulton.

The Parks and Recreation Afterschool Program will be open from 2:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. on weekdays when school is in session. The program services children between the ages of 5 and 12. The cost is $40 per child per week for unincorporated Fulton County residents, with a one-time registration fee of $15 per child. Space is limited, so interested parents or guardians are urged to register now.

The after school program locations include:

Burdett Park
2945 Burdett Road
College Park, 30349
Phone: 770-996-9145

Cliftondale Park
4645 Butner Road
College Park, 30349
Phone:  404-613-3061

Roadwork resumes this weekend

Roadwork resumes this weekend

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta drivers enjoyed a break last weekend when the Georgia Department of Transportation postponed road projects for the July 4 holiday.

But now that the fun is over, the work begins again.

Crews will be on several interstates throughout the metro, working on much-needed improvements. Delays are expected in all areas where roadwork will be performed.

As always, projects are weather permitting. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms could temporarily halt or delay work.

Here is some of this weekend's scheduled roadwork:

Cobb County
* Two right southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Paces Ferry Road and South Cobb Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for slab replacement and repair.