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LOCAL PROFILE: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site

LOCAL PROFILE: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site

WARM SPRINGS, Ga. – In other interesting news, the Former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt has a home in Georgia and its still standing. Now, Roosevelt’s Little White House is a historic site and it attracts visitors from all over the United States.

Roosevelt built the house while he was governor of New York, as a getaway of sorts. He first came to Warm Springs ten years previously looking for a cure for polio and found relief in the 88-degree spring waters of Warm Springs. Some say, the New Deal was developed based on his experiences in the town.

According to Georgia State Parks, “Visitors can tour FDR’s home, which has been carefully preserved very much as he left it, the servants and guest quarters, and the nearby pools complex that first brought the future president to Warm Springs.”

The site is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 4:45 p.m.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Earth Day and Easter Eggs

WEEKEND EVENTS: Earth Day and Easter Eggs

SOUTH METRO AREA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Celebrate Earth Day at the Riverdale Town Centre from 5:00 to 9:00p p.m. on Friday, April 22. The event will showcase different local vendors and actives that will enhance the environment.

Join the Peactreee City Community for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event will be held on Saturday, April 23 at Shakerag Knoll on McIntosh Trail. Everyone will be admitted for free, to this event. Fire trucks will be on display and children will be able to partake in games, face painting and jumping in the moonwalk. Festivities began at 9:00 a.m.

The Main Street Academy in College Park will host their Spring Festival on Saturday, also. This outdoor festival includes karaoke, moonwalks, carnival games, food, a silent auction and prizes. Tickets to this event costs $10 and every ticket includes unlimited play.

Fulton County Fire Rescue Hosts Disaster Drill

COLLEGE PARK, Ga.--  (submitted by Fulton County Fire) 

The Fulton County Fire Rescue Department will host a multi-jurisdictional mock disaster drill on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the Fulton County Public Safety Training Center (3025 Merk Road, College Park, GA) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Traffic Advisory: Sewer Repairs will Affect Cleveland Avenue Traffic

Traffic Advisory:  Sewer Repairs will Affect Cleveland Avenue Traffic

Atlanta, GA--  The Atlanta Watershed will be performing sewer repairs from February 2nd- February 8th.

"Weather permitting, city contractors will be rehabilitating sewer lines, necessitating the closure of 1 east and 1 westbound lane.  Motorists are urged to excercise caution when traveling through the work area and to use alternate routes when possible." -Atlanta Watershed

The affected lane closures will be on Cleveland Avenue between Stewart Place and 3rd Avenue, from 9am to 4pm. (excluding weekends)

Home from Work and School? Visit the Braves Museum for Free

Home from Work and School? Visit the Braves Museum for Free

Atlanta, GA--  In celebration of MLK Day, Turner Field is opening its doors for free and getting the city in the mood for the opening of Baseball season in a few months.

Today, January 17th from 10am -2pm, all are welcome to head down to Turner Field to check out the Braves Museum and Hall of Fame.  This is a great experience for the young and old Braves fans to see the history of the Atlanta Braves, which of course includes Hank Aaron and the lovable Bobby Cox.

 

The event is totally free and viditors can also get a free guided tour of the stadium, which is one of the newest in the league.

Braves training camp begins in the next week, and the Braves season opens on March 31st.

Water Main break in East Point on Bryant Drive

Water Main break in East Point on Bryant Drive

East Point, GA--  (Submitted by The City of East Point) 

Please be advised that the City of East Point Water Resource Department has determined that there is a water main break on Bryant Drive. Crews are now in the process of repairing both the water main and storm drain which have failed in this area.

 

Within the hour (3pm) there will also be a temporary interruption of water service in this area while the situation is being assessed.  

 

Crews are in the process of placing the appropriate traffic signs and a detour map is being devised. Once the map is finalized appropriate and signage will be placed in the area to help navigate traffic.