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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                          

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:

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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.

Fulton County kicks off Older Americans Month with Community Days

Fulton County kicks off Older Americans Month with Community Days

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Senior Multipurpose Facilities will host Community Days in May in observance of Older Americans Month 2014.

Community Days are designed for adults and children of all ages and feature games, entertainment, refreshments and information regarding services available for seniors through the Fulton County Office of Aging. Event dates include the following:

H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility
Saturday, May 3
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
2885 Church Street
East Point, 30344
404-762-4821

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

Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex
Saturday, May 17, 2014
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
6500 Vernon Woods Drive
Sandy Springs, 30328
404-613-4900

Race this weekend: TriCities Run

Race this weekend: TriCities Run

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- This year's TriCities Run benefiting The Main Street Academy will be held Saturday, May 3.

Packet pickup and race day registration ($30) will begin at 6 a.m. near College Park City Hall.

The race has 5K and 10K options. Both runs will start at 8 a.m. and wind through three south Fulton County cities -- College Park, East Point and Hapeville.

All runners will receive T-shirts. Prizes will be given to the first male and female finishers and the top three male and female finishers in each age group.

Learn more and sign up for the race at rungeorgia.com.

Runners are asked to either take MARTA to the event or park at the College Park Public Safety Complex, which is located at 3717 College Street.