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Commissioner Bill Edwards announces information and civic engagement session

Commissioner Bill Edwards announces information and civic engagement session

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Commissioner William “Bill” Edwards has announced an information and civic engagement session on the future of south Fulton County.

Topics that will be discussed include incorporation, annexation and current legislation.

The session will be Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Body of Christ Church International, which is located at 3650 Flat Shoals Road in College Park.

Tri-Cities High School hosts 'The Faces of Hunger' art show

EAST POINT, Ga. -- Tri-Cities High School will host an opening reception for The Faces of Hunger: Student Art Show 2014 on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The exhibit will feature the artwork of students from the visual arts magnet program showcasing their best examples of 2D, 3D, jewelry and ceramic pieces through the theme of hunger.

The exhibit was spearheaded by student Denesia Obie, who attended the Youth Summit on Hunger and Poverty at the Atlanta Community Food Bank in the summer of 2013. The Youth Summit teaches a diverse group of high school students about the issue of hunger. Each participant commits to a Hunger Fighting Action Step and Denesia chose the art show as hers to bring more awareness about the issue of hunger to her fellow students and the community.

There will be musical performances by the Tri-Cities High School Orchestra and guests will enjoy light refreshments by Sufi’s Atlanta.

IHOP offering free pancakes for charitable donations

IHOP offering free pancakes for charitable donations

(WXIA) -- IHOP will once again participate in the National Pancake Day promotion on Tuesday, Mar. 4.

Customers who visit any IHOP location on National Pancake Day will be treated to a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In exchange, the restaurant chain encourages diners to leave a donation for a number of charities, namely the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Beginning this Saturday, Feb. 1, IHOP will collect donations for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Customers can buy paper balloons that cost either $1 or $5. The balloons will hang in IHOP restaurants through National Pancake Day.

Anyone who purchases a $5 balloon will receive a $5 IHOP coupon to use on a future visit.

Learn more about the promotion at ihoppancakeday.com.

MARTA reschedules Adamsville Workforce Development bus operator recruitment

MARTA reschedules Adamsville Workforce Development bus operator recruitment

ATLANTA -- MARTA has rescheduled bus operator recruitment from Friday, Jan. 31 to Friday, Feb. 7 at Fulton County’s Adamsville Workforce Development Office.

The deadline for completion of customer service assessments has been moved to Wednesday, Feb. 5. Adamsville is located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Before visiting Adamsville, all applicants must take the following steps:

Adamsville Workforce Development to host MARTA bus operator recruitment

Adamsville Workforce Development to host MARTA bus operator recruitment

ATLANTA -- The Office of Workforce Development in the Adamsville Regional Health Center will host MARTA for bus operator recruitment.

The recruitment will be held on Friday, Jan 31. Recruiters are seeking full-time bus operators. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with MARTA human resources personnel about the position.

Adamsville is located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Business attire is required to participate in the recruitment.

Before visiting Adamsville, all applicants must take the following steps:

2 Workforce Development offices to host taxamize accounting recruitments

2 Workforce Development offices to host taxamize accounting recruitments

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Office of Workforce Development will host taxamize accounting recruitments at the Adamsville Regional Health Center and the South Fulton Career Center. Taxamize is seeking tax preparers with “great attitude and a hard work ethic.”

Adamsville will host the first recruitment on Friday, Jan. 17, with the information session beginning at 10 a.m. The interviewing sessions are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Adamsville is located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW.

The second taxamize recruitment will be held Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the South Fulton Career Center located at 5710 Stonewall Tell Road, Suite 160 in College Park. The information session begins at 10 a.m. and interviewing sessions will begin at 11 a.m.  In order to attend the 10 a.m. information sessions, applicants should arrive by 9:45 a.m. for pre-registration. All applicants are expected to “dress for success” with business attire.

Fulton and community partners to host celebration for children and families in need

Fulton and community partners to host celebration for children and families in need

ATLANTA -- Children and families in need and outstanding students will be the focus of a “Community Cares” Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 20, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  The event will feature distribution of toys, clothing, non-perishable items and recognition of students who have demonstrated academic excellence and perfect attendance.  Community partners supporting the event with entertainment, food, resources and giveaways include Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Children and Youth, V103 FM, Music Education Group (MEG), Treasure Chest, Inc., and other caring sponsors.