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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.

Man gets life for killing disabled veteran

ATLANTA -- A 25-year-old man will spend the rest of his life in prison for murdering a veteran in northeast Atlanta.

Andre Juvell Byrd was convicted Friday on all counts, including murder, felony murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal attempt to commit armed robbery. A Fulton County Superior Court judge sentenced him to life plus five years in prison.

Byrd was one of three men who fatally shot 54-year-old David McReynolds on July 26, 2012. Prosecutors said McReynolds, a disabled veteran, was targeted after the killers noticed he was carrying a large amount of cash.

McReynolds was cornered in the 700 block of Hill Street after he left a neighborhood store. Byrd and two accomplices demanded McReynolds' cash and belongings. After a short struggle, the victim was shot in the chest.

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.”

Dozens hiring at Atlanta career fair

ATLANTA -- Atlanta residents who are looking for work are invited to attend a large upcoming career fair.

The event, hosted by National Career Fairs, will be Thursday, Aug. 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza Atlanta Downtown. Employers will be looking for fresh talent in several areas, mostly accounting, administrative, banking, customer service, finance, insurance, restaurant, retail and sales.

Attendance is free. Job seekers are asked to dress professionally and bring several copies of their résumés.

The Ramada Plaza Atlanta Downtown is located at 450 Capitol Avenue SE, just north of Turner Field.

For more information, including a list of employers scheduled to attend, visit nationalcareerfairs.com.

Former 'The Voice' contestant launches campaign for first album


ATLANTA -- A Georgia singer who made headlines during her time on season seven of NBC's "The Voice" is heading to the web to start the next part of her musical journey.

Jean Kelley, now an Atlanta-based singer, is preparing to release her first album and she's turning to Kickstarter to help make her music a reality.

Kelley hosted a "Kickstarter launch party" at Bravo Ocean Studio on Saturday and 11Alive caught up with her during the event.

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Police seek info on SE Atlanta home invasion

ATLANTA -- Police are seeking information about a home invasion in southeast Atlanta.

Authorities say six masked men forced their way into a home on Morley Avenue on May 11.

Most of the suspects were dressed all in white and had their faces covered. One suspect tried to kick in the door but needed help from a second suspect who after two attempts, forced the door of the home on Morley Avenue open.

Six suspect then started to enter the home, four of them were carrying handguns, but suddenly stopped and eventually left without taking anything.

Police believe they might have been scared off when a female in the home tried to wake up her fiance. "She made it known that there were intruders inside the house and she advised him to grab a weapon," said Atlanta Police Officer Ralph Woolfolk. "At that point in time they left the location."