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Coast Clear After Bomb Threat at Atlanta Preschool

ATLANTA -- Police found a can of paint, but no explosives after a bomb threat was called into an Atlanta preschool shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday.

The incident shut down several streets around the Premier Academy Minnie Howell Child Development Center on Macedonia Road, just east of Hapeville.

Atlanta Police Officer K.Y. Jones said the SWAT team, bomb squad, K-9 units and Zone 3 police combed the area with Atlanta Fire standing by.

But no device was found, just a can of paint outside the building.

An all clear was given at 3:15 p.m., and parents were allowed to pick up their children.

Hapeville Hosts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

Atlanta, GA--  The Hapeville Association of Tourism and Trade, in partnership with the Hapeville Historical Society, proudly presents Hapeville "Real to Reel" Arts, an Independent Film & Arts Series.  Remaining Fall 2010 Series Screenings: October 9, and November 6.


"Hapeville Reel to Real" Film & Arts Series: made possible by the Southern Arts Federation, with "meet the filmmaker" opportunities, will come to downtown Hapeville!   Prior to each film, there will be a reception held in the Hapeville Depot Museum (620 S. Central Ave., Hapeville, GA 30354) from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Voter Registration Deadline Quickly Approaching, Oct. 4th

Atlanta, GA--  Fulton County residents have until the close of business on Monday, October 4, 2010 to register for the November 3rd General Election.

Voters may register at any of the following locations:

  • Fulton County Government Center, Registration and Elections Dept., Suite 4085, 141 Pryor Street, Atlanta
  • South Fulton Service Center, Registration and Elections Office, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park
  • North Fulton Service Center, Registration and Elections Office, 7741 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs
  • Georgia Dept of Motor Vehicle, Driver's License Offices
  • All public libraries and city halls
  • Colleges and universities (Students and Staff only)

The Georgia Voter Registration form is also available on the Fulton County website. www.fultoncountyga.gov

Metromix Atlanta’s Cutest Dog Contest

Atlanta, GA--  Do you have the cutest dog in Atlanta?  Everyone thinks their pup is the cutest, but now it's time to put your pooch to the test!  Submit your dog’s photo for the Metromix Atlanta's Cutest Dog Contest! Entries will be accepted until September 26, 2010.  Here’s the link to enter: www.atlanta.metromix.com/cutestdogcontest . 

Hartsfield-Jackson celebrates 30th anniversary of “New Midfield Airport”

Atlanta, GA--  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will hold a news conference to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Central Passenger Terminal Complex (CPTC), September 21, 1980.

County Jobs for Fulton Residents

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the county’s first Job Source Policy, at its September 15 meeting.  By enacting this policy, the county will create a pool of employable Fulton county residents who would be eligible to fill jobs created by certain projects funded by the County.

“The Board of Commissioner feels that it is our responsibility to try and help the citizens of Fulton County as much as we can during these hard economic times. This policy will help to provide stable economic opportunities for families throughout the County” stated Fulton County Chairman John H. Eaves.

This policy will apply to all contracts procured through the Department of Purchasing & Contract Compliance valued in excess of $200,000.

Delta Plane Blows a Tire on Take-off from ATL

ATLANTA -- A Delta flight out of Atlanta Thursday night blew four tires on its takeoff; it had to stop and transfer its passengers, headed to Ohio, onto a new plane.

It's a scary headline, but Delta officials say it sounds a lot more dangerous than it likely actually was.

Several aviation insiders agree that flat tires actually happen a handful of times every year. When they do, they usually occur as it did Thursday.

The DC-9 plane was accelerating on the runway. The tire blew -- Delta officials are still investigating why -- and while the plane could have still taken off, the pilot made the safer choice and began to stop.

Former FAA spokesperson Jack Barker says that's when the plane's safety measures kicked in.

"With the safety that's built into it, once [the pilot] starts to brake, the other tires will deflate just to make sure the plane doesn't go anywhere," Barker said.