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Former 'The Voice' contestant launches campaign for first album


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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."

7 hurt when MARTA bus gets stuck in SE Atlanta sinkhole


ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Seven people received minor injuries when a MARTA bus got stuck in a sink hole in Atlanta's Grant Park neighborhood Wednesday evening.

The bus was traveling in the 900 block of Hill Street SE when it became stuck at about 9 p.m. Wednesday. Seven of the 15 people on board the bus were hurt.

Additional information was not immediately available.


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.

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s annual celebration of Older Americans Month includes an open invitation for seniors, their families and members of the community to participate in Community Days.

Each facility will host a Community Day as a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month, which is recognized in May.

The theme of this year’s celebration, “Get into the Act,” focuses on encouraging older adults to take charge of their health, engage in their communities, and have a positive impact on the lives of others. By promoting and engaging in activity, wellness, and inclusivity, more Americans than ever before can “Get into the Act.”

Fulton County kicks off Federal Older Americans Act

Fulton County kicks off Federal Older Americans Act

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County will begin its annual celebration of Older Americans Month with a proclamation which will be presented during the Board of Commissioners meeting at 10 a.m. on May 6, in the Assembly Hall of the Fulton County Government Center at 141 Pryor Street.

The proclamation is a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month and the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Older Americans Act.  This national legislation was signed in July 1965 by President Johnson in order to establish services for older Americans.