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Seniors line dance during Community Day at the Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility

Seniors line dance during Community Day at the Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility

Fulton County seniors practiced their line dancing skills during the first Fulton County Senior Multipurpose Facility Community Day celebration.  Community day is an annual event that is held in May of each year at the county’s four senior multipurpose facilities in observance of Older Americans Month. The HJC Bowden Senior Multipurpose facility also offered a tai chi demonstration, face painting for children, a basketball hoop for boys and girls to practice shooting hoops, mini-train rides for families, food and other entertainment.  Additional Community Days for seniors, their friends and families will be held at the following senior multipurpose facilities:

Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility
Saturday, May 10, 2014. 
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
677 Fairburn Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30331
4040-613-8580

I-20 construction continues through the weekend

I-20 construction continues through the weekend

(WXIA) -- The Interstate 20 delays that plagued metro Atlanta commuters last weekend will return.

Georgia Department of Transportation district construction engineer Shun Pringle said backups are expected in Douglas, Newton and Rockdale counties as crews work to complete some major road projects.

"Please do what you can to avoid these project areas. Plan ahead, look for alternate routes or call 511," Pringle said in a release. "We want everyone to enjoy the weekend, and I'm sure that doesn't include sitting in traffic backups."

Several events may also cause delays on Atlanta's roads. From 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, State Route 9 near Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza will be closed for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Pringle said traffic in the area will be detoured.

Fulton County Fire Rescue promotes vehicle arson prevention during Arson Awareness Week

Fulton County Fire Rescue promotes vehicle arson prevention during Arson Awareness Week

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Each year during the first full week in May, the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) work to raise awareness of arson and provide individuals with strategies to combat it in their community. This year, Arson Awareness Week is May 4-10 and focuses on vehicle arson.

“Vehicle arson is a very serious matter,” said Chief Larry Few, Director of the Fulton County Fire Rescue Department. “The motivations behind the burning of vehicles are similar to those of other types of arson crimes. Fulton residents should learn ways they can prevent vehicle arson from happening to them.”

Motivations behind vehicle arson include, revenge, concealing another crime, excitement, insurance fraud/arson for profit and vandalism.

Tips to prevent vehicle arson

Additional early voting sites open Monday

Additional early voting sites open Monday

Starting Monday, May 5, Fulton County registered voters can choose from 19 locations to cast their ballot during the 2014 Primary Election.

During the week of May 5, early voting polling hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., including Saturday voting on May 10. In the final week, May 12-16, voting hours will be Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information regarding registration and elections, visit www.fultonelections.com.

Early Voting Locations April 28 – May 16

Johns Creek Environmental Campus, 8100 Holcomb Bridge Road, Johns Creek

College Park Historical Building, 3675 Auditorium Way, College Park

Northside Shepherd Neighborhood Center, 1705 Commerce Drive NW, Atlanta                          

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Fulton County Office of Workforce Development to host Zaxby’s recruitment

Fulton County Office of Workforce Development to host Zaxby’s recruitment

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Office of Workforce Development will host Zaxby’s for an onsite recruitment on Tuesday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The recruitment will be held at the Adamsville Workforce Development Office located in the Adamsville Regional Health Center at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta.

Zaxby’s recruiters will be seeking applicants to fill the following positions:

• General Manager—All Branches
• 1st Assistant Manager—All Branches
• 2nd Assistant Manager—All Branches
• Crew Members—Fulton Industrial Boulevard- Atlanta

Applicants must meet the minimum requirements for the desired positions to be considered for employment with Zaxby’s and must be at least 18 years old to apply for the opportunities.

Candidates who participate in the recruitment are urged to dress in business attire only. No jeans, T-shirts or sneakers will be allowed.

Weekend construction: Avoid I-20 if you can

Weekend construction: Avoid I-20 if you can

(WXIA) -- Drivers who plan to use Interstate 20 this weekend are encouraged to find alternate routes.

The Georgia Department of Transportation will work on several major projects this weekend on the interstate that cuts across Atlanta.

"We have three projects with significant lane closures on I-20 this weekend," GDOT District Construction Engineer Shun Pringle said in a release. "We are expecting long delays, particularly in Douglas and Rockdale counties, during the daytime hours on Saturday and Sunday."

This weekend's road projects, many of which come with heavy delays, include:

Fulton County working to transition shelter residents

Fulton County working to transition shelter residents

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County will have to greatly reduce its service delivery options for the homeless within the county.

The reason for the reduction is twofold: (1) a reduction in county-provided funding for homeless services, and (2) changes in federal regulations concerning funding allocations and jurisdictional limitations on the provision of homeless services. 

In January, funding for homeless services was reduced by $1.83 million with the adoption of the FY 2014 budget. The county has funded emergency shelters for many years utilizing general fund dollars.  However, a budget shortfall resulted in many county programs and services receiving reductions.