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South Fulton County Economic Development to host career expo

South Fulton County Economic Development to host career expo

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Job seekers, get ready! The Unincorporated South Fulton County Economic Development Initiative will host a Career and Resource Expo on Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Fulton County BOC approves funding to improve efficiency of the elections process

Fulton County BOC approves funding to improve efficiency of the elections process

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- At the Aug. 5 board meeting, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the purchase of an election/asset management system and Poll Worker on-line training software system recommended by the county’s Department of Registration and Elections. Both systems will align the department to continue resolving issues that arose during the general election and general election runoff of 2008 as well as the primary and general elections of 2012.

“The approval to implement these two systems should improve our department’s ability to conduct elections more efficiently,” states Rick Barron, Director of the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections. “The 2016 Election Year is fast approaching and having these two systems in place will enable us to be better prepared for the expected increase in turn-out due to it being a Presidential Election year.”

Thief carjacks muscle car from Fulton Co. judge


ATLANTA -- Atlanta police are investigating after someone carjacked the high-powered muscle car belonging to the son of a Fulton County judge.

The incident happened in the 900 block of Saint Charles Avenue NE and involved Superior Court Judge Karen Smith Woodson.

Woodson and her son Devon had exited his Hellcat edition Dodge Challenger when two men brandished a pistol and fled in the car.

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An Atlanta police report says Devon Woodson had just received the car as a gift from his brother.

Police locate woman who handed note to Wendy's clerk


ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Local authorities have confirmed that they have found a woman, Wednesday, who handed a note to a fast food worker saying she was being held against her will.

The woman secretly left the note with the clerk Monday afternoon at the Wendy's at 1940 Piedmont Road, NE, which is near the Monroe Drive exit of I-85. In the note, the woman said she was being held against her will and asked for help.

Then she went back outside and rode off with a man who was driving a pickup truck.

The woman is currently alive and in good health, officials confirmed. They are currently speaking with the woman.

Possible kidnapping investigated in Atlanta


ATLANTA – Police are investigating a suspected kidnapping in Atlanta.

According to Atlanta Police investigators, a woman entered a Wendy's restaurant at 1940 Piedmont Rd. NE. on Monday morning and requested a blank piece of paper. She then wrote that she was being held against her will and needed help.

After passing the letter, the woman reportedly left the restaurant and got into a white truck, described as a 1997 Ford Ranger with Georgia tag "AZR1028". Inside the truck was a white man with long hair wearing a green shirt.

The truck was last seen heading south on Piedmont Rd. NE.

The woman was described as Hispanic or biracial, and was wearing a blue shirt with blue jeans.

Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

House District 55 voters are encouraged to cast their ballots early for the June 16, 2015 Special Election for State House District 55 to fill the unexpired term of Tyrone Brooks who resigned the seat. Residents can cast their ballots beginning Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, June 12 and on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Please note that on Saturday, June 6, 2015, residents can only vote at the Registration and Election Headquarters from 9:00am-4:00pm. Beginning Wednesday, June 10 through June 12, 2015, two (2) additional locations will be available for early voting.
 

Early Voting

May 26 - June 12, 2015

8:30 am - 5:00 am

Registration and Elections Headquarters

130 Peachtree St, SW, Suite 2186, Atlanta, GA

 

Saturday Voting - June 6, 2015

Fulton County holds 'Food Talk' sessions to teach about nutrition

Fulton County holds 'Food Talk' sessions to teach about nutrition

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- SNAP-Ed Food Talk sessions offered by Fulton County Cooperative Extension are designed to teach healthy eating on a budget for low-income parents (and other low-income individuals) who receive SNAP benefits. As the cornerstone of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition assistance programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) plays a vital role in helping to improve nutrition in the Nation among low-income individuals.

The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.