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Fulton County kicks off Federal Older Americans Act

Fulton County kicks off Federal Older Americans Act

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County will begin its annual celebration of Older Americans Month with a proclamation which will be presented during the Board of Commissioners meeting at 10 a.m. on May 6, in the Assembly Hall of the Fulton County Government Center at 141 Pryor Street.

The proclamation is a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month and the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Older Americans Act.  This national legislation was signed in July 1965 by President Johnson in order to establish services for older Americans. 

Woman who threatened to kill white cops on Facebook has legal degree


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EAST POINT, Ga. -- The woman who threatened to kill white police officers is out of jail on a $10,000 bond.

Ebony Monique Dickens posted the bond Thursday at 6:19 am.

Local teens react to Baltimore riots


FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- While the students at Fulton Leadership Academy are far removed from what's taking place in Baltimore, they can relate to it.

"I'm angry because another young life has been lost. I do think we should channel that anger into finding a solution to the problem," said Rasheed Muhammad, a 10th grader.

FLA is an all-boys public charter middle and high school in south Fulton County.

"Our young men have to learn to de-escalate their anger and channel it in a way where they can still be heard, but not have it be in a violent manner," said FLA Principal Douglas Ward.

When two of the students watched video of a Baltimore mother who pulled her son out off the streets while he was trying to get involved in rioting, they said they were embarrassed for him.

Fulton County Fire Rescue Department urges residents to protect against CO poisoning

Fulton County Fire Rescue Department urges residents to protect against CO poisoning

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Fire Rescue Department urges every resident to learn the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 150 people in the Unites States die every year from accidental non-fire-related CO poisoning associated with consumer products, including generators and other products including faulty, improperly-used or incorrectly-vented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water heaters and fireplaces.

“Because CO is odorless, colorless, and otherwise undetectable to the human senses, people may not know that they are being exposed,” states Chief Larry Few, Fulton County Fire Rescue Department. “Although the popularity of carbon monoxide alarms has been growing in recent years, it cannot be assumed that everyone is familiar with the hazards of carbon monoxide poisoning in the home.”

Fulton County to Host a First Time Homebuyer Session

Fulton County to Host a First Time Homebuyer Session

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- First time homebuyers can learn the best strategies for buying a home during a workshop on Tuesday, Apr. 28.

The 6:30 p.m. workshop will be held in the College Park Branch Library located at 3647 Main Street. Topics to be discussed include:

• Fulton County Home Ownership Program
• What is needed to purchase a home

For more information, contact Audra Pender at 404-612-3024 or Audra.Pender@fultoncountyga.gov.

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

Fulton County to host Jimmy John's recruitment

Fulton County to host Jimmy John's recruitment

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s Office of Workforce Development will host a recruitment for Jimmy John's on Wednesday, Apr. 15 at the Adamsville Career Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Jimmy John's wants to hire inshoppers (quality control samplers) and delivery drivers. Applicants must complete the employment application before attending the recruitment.

Applicants must be prepared to provide superior customer service, must be self-motivated, pay attention to detail and enjoy interacting with customers. Responsibilities include slicing meat, cheese and vegetables. Those who are hired will also clean the store and follow specific opening and closing procedures. Inshoppers/samplers receive up to $9 per hour, plus sales incentives.

Applicants must have valid driver’s licenses, insurance, and dependable vehicle for some positions. Delivery drivers serve customers within a 5-mile radius of the store, and the service area is strictly enforced.

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

By Chris Smith

With this year’s tax deadline rapidly approaching, you may find that filing an extension is a good option for you. But before you plan to do that, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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Taxes are due April 15. The extension only gives you additional time to file your return; it is not an extension of time to pay the tax that may be due. The assessed tax, even if you have not yet determined how much it is, is due by the April 15 deadline.