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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:

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

Beautiful weekends and road projects go hand in hand

Beautiful weekends and road projects go hand in hand

(WXIA) -- It's going to be a perfect weekend, weather-wise -- 11s on the WIZometer on Saturday and Sunday.

However, pretty weekend weather in metro Atlanta comes with a slight drawback: nighttime traffic projects.

"We are doing our best to limit daytime lane closures if possible in order to minimize the inconvenience to motorists," Georgia Department of Transportation engineer Shun Pringle said. "However, some work just has to be done during the day."

One brief closure will be the loop ramp from Northside Drive north to Interstate 75 south in northwest Atlanta. It will be shut down Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. so crews can repair a guardrail. Drivers are asked to use Howell Mill Road to access I-75 south during that hour.

Hundreds Attend Fulton County Job Fair

Hundreds Attend Fulton County Job Fair

The four-hour job fair featured 40+ employers who are ready to hire within the next 90 days

The employment seeker lines were long Wednesday, April 23, 2014, to talk to employers such as Porshe Cars North America, CVS Pharmacy, Aramark, Argosy University, Brenau University and others seeking applicants for positions that will be filled within the next 90 days.  Over 500 adults and young people lined up in hopes of completing applications and obtaining interviews for positions.

Over 40 employers attended the job Fair that was hosted by Fulton County District 6 Commissioner Joan Garner and the Fulton County Office of Workforce Development in the Fulton County Government Center Atrium in downtown Atlanta.  The four-hour job fair was also supported by the Georgia Department of Labor who sent representatives to talk to applicants about their employment and career goals.