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Fulton County to host job fair

Fulton County to host job fair

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Employers who expect to hire within the next 90 days will participate in a Job Fair sponsored by the Fulton County Office of Workforce Development on Wednesday, April 23.

The Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Atrium of the Fulton County Government Center located at 141 Pryor Street in Atlanta. Job seekers are urged to dress for success and bring their resumes for the Job Fair initiated by Fulton County District 6 Commissioner Joan P. Garner.

Public input requested for Fulton County WIA Plan

Public input requested for Fulton County WIA Plan

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department has released for public comment, the draft WIA Plan for 2014-2017.

This plan is required as part of WIA Final Rule, and is part of  the Three Year Plan, which outlines the county’s workforce development needs and the steps the county took to address the identified needs using its allocation of federal formula funds.

The county encourages all citizens and other interested parties to review the draft document and to submit their written comments no later than Wednesday, April 30 by 5 p.m. Comments will be accepted Monday, March 31, through Wednesday, April 30. The final version, including comments, will be submitted to the Governor's Office of Workforce Development on May 1.

All written comments should be emailed to Sonia.Wilson@fultoncountyga.gov or mailed to:

Weekend construction to continue despite rain

Weekend construction to continue despite rain

(WXIA) -- Rain is in this weekend's forecast, but that won't stop Georgia Department of Transportation from working on scheduled road projects throughout the area.

GDOT District Construction Engineer Shun Pringle said the department expects more people than usual on the road, as school districts begin and end their spring breaks.

"Call 511 or look at a mapping website before you leave home," Pringle said in a statement. "Motorists, including spring breakers ... need to plan ahead to avoid delays."

The new flyover ramps on the Interstate 85/Georgia 400 Interchange project are open, but crews still need to perform a little last-minute work on them. Lanes will be closed in places.

Fulton County conference emphasizes gang prevention and targets Gen Y participation

Fulton County conference emphasizes gang prevention and targets Gen Y participation

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- “Don’t Touch the Fire.” That was the warning offered by those who suffered the legal and life-altering consequences of surrendering to peer pressure during a Friday, March 28 Youth Symposium initiated by  Fulton County District 6 Commissioner Joan P. Garner and the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

The Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Children and Youth sponsored the symposium along with Caring For Others Inc. The symposium at the Atlanta Hyatt Regency featured those who chose the wrong roads as well as those who are responsible for upholding the law.

Atlanta Track Club launches scholarship program

Atlanta Track Club launches scholarship program

(WXIA) -- Youth running groups, rejoice -- the Atlanta Track Club has created a scholarship program just for you.

The Peachtree Jr. Participant Challenge will award scholarships to the three organizations that have the most children registered for the 2014 Peachtree Jr. or Lil' Peach Dash.

The first place team will be given a $1,500 scholarship, a $1,250 cash donation from the Atlanta Track Club and $250 in Sports Authority store credit. Two runners-up will each get $750 scholarships, $500 donations and $250 in Sports Authority credit.

"Through the Peachtree Jr. Participant Challenge, we are able to give back to organizations that share our goal of inspiring children to be healthier and more active," Atlanta Track Club Executive Director Rich Kenah said in a release. "Atlanta Track Club is proud to partner with Sports Authority to offer these scholarships to provide extra motivation to keep kids moving."

Deaths decline on Ga. highways

Deaths decline on Ga. highways

(WXIA) -- The number of fatalities on Georgia's highways fell in 2013.

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Monday that 1,186 people were killed in car crashes on state roads last year, 13 fewer than in 2012. It's the eighth year in a row the total number of deaths has fallen.

"The reduction in fatalities over eight years means that more than 500 additional persons will get to celebrate the life events that are special to us all," Governor's Office of Highway Safety Director Harris Blackwood said in a release. "We must continue to work toward reducing injuries and death on Georgia roads."

Georgia's worst year on record for highway fatalities is 2005, when 1,748 people died.

Nation statistics are not yet available. In 2012, the number of fatalities increase about 5 percent to 36,200.

Teens of Excellence Prom Closet Program needs formalwear donations for Male and Female Teens

Teens of Excellence Prom Closet Program needs formalwear donations for Male and Female Teens

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Housing Authority of Fulton County (HAFC) and the Resident Advisory Board (RAB) want donations of formal wear and accessories for the fifth annual “Teens of Excellence” Prom Closet Program.

HAFC is seeking donations of gently used and clean prom/formal dresses and tuxedoes of all sizes for high school seniors graduating in May 2014. Donations of larger size formal wear are especially needed.

The program seeks to help single parents, grandparents and/or guardians on fixed incomes to provide prom wear without the disappointing choice of saying no to a teen about purchasing formalwear because of limited income.

The formal wear is provided to high school seniors, with priority given to Housing Authority of Fulton County residents. In 2013, more than 250 high school seniors in Fulton County received donated formal clothing to wear to their proms.

As in previous years, items needed for the 2014 Prom Closet include: