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Path2College launches savings sweepstakes

Path2College launches savings sweepstakes

(WXIA) -- Path2College, Georgia's 529 savings plan, has kicked off this year's $25,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes.

The promotion is designed to get parents thinking about saving for college while their children are still young.

Through the sweepstakes, one lucky child will be awarded $15,000 for his or her college education. The winner's school will receive $10,000.

"All you have to do is go online and enter for a chance to win," Path2College exeuctive director Mitch Seabaugh said. "There's nothing to lose by entering, and both a child and his or her school have a lot to gain."

To enter, visit path2college529.com. The sweepstakes is open to current Path2College 529 Plan account owners or non-account owners who live in Georgia and are at least 21 years old.

The contest closes on Sunday, Aug. 10.

Man shot to death in SE Atlanta

ATLANTA -- A man was found shot to death on a residential Atlanta street Wednesday night.

The unidentified victim's body was found lying in the road on Farrington Place near Tuskegee Street at around 10:30 p.m.

Atlanta Police Capt. Paul Guerrucci said the man was shot a number of times and was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators believe he is in his mid-30s.

Police have not identified a suspect or given a motive for the shooting.

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Scholarships available to high school and college students

Scholarships available to high school and college students

(WXIA) -- The Constitutional Officers Association of Georgia is offering three scholarships to Georgia's college students and high school seniors.

To qualify for the COAG Scholarship, a student must be a high school senior or GED candidate and a Georgia citizen, and should be scheduled to graduate in the spring of 2014.

Current students at accredited Georgia colleges and universities are also welcome to apply. The scholarship is available to students majoring in government or law enforcement; political science; accounting or finance; business; or pre-law.

COAG is offering scholarships in three amounts -- $500, $1,000 and $1,500. Applicants must write a 1,000-word essay that answers the question "Who are the locally elected constitutional officers and what differentiates them from other county offices?"

Fulton County and community partners provide shelter to homeless during severe weather

Fulton County and community partners provide shelter to homeless during severe weather

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Office of Emergency and Transitional Housing is reporting that while they have seen an increase in their number of clients served at the county’s two homeless shelters, they still have some space available for those in need of shelter. However, space is limited.

Jefferson Place is the county’s homeless facility for men and Springdale Place is for displaced women and their children up to age 17. Both facilities are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week at this time, and individuals are not required to leave the facilities during the day due to the weather being below 40 degrees.

Yesterday, Jefferson Place opened up 85 spaces as part of the county’s overflow policy and today is reporting that half of those spaces have been filled. Springdale Place for women had nine rooms open; today, nearly half of those have been filled as well.

Fulton County Housing and Human Services announces release of grant applications

Fulton County Housing and Human Services announces release of grant applications

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Grants and Community Partnerships announces the release of the 2014 – 2015 Human Services Grant and F.R.E.S.H. Grant applications.

Non-profit organizations that provide services in Fulton County are eligible to apply.  The application deadline is February 21 by 3 p.m.  Applications will not be accepted after 3 p.m.

Each year, non-profit service providers from across Fulton County are selected for funding in six key areas: Aging Services, Disability Services, Employment, Homelessness and Housing Services, HIV/AIDS Services and Youth and Family Services.  More than 100 non-profit organizations are selected for grant funding each year.  Last year, 129 programs were granted a total of $5.4 million dollars. 

Fulton County Fire Rescue reminds residents to practice winter fire safety and prevention

Fulton County Fire Rescue reminds residents to practice winter fire safety and prevention

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- As temperatures have dropped, the Fulton County Fire Rescue Department encourages residents to use caution when using fireplaces and space heaters to heat their homes to stay warm. According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), about 3,400 Americans die each year in fires and about 17,500 are injured. Learn how to stop a fire before it starts.

Home fires are more prevalent in winter than in any other season. This is due in part to an increase in cooking and heating fires. Holiday decorations and winter storms that can interrupt electrical service and cause people to turn to alternative heating sources also contribute to the increased risk of fire in winter.

Winter fires can be prevented! The following USFA fire safety tips can help you maintain a fire-safe home this winter season.

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Atlanta Public Schools closed Tuesday

Atlanta Public Schools closed Tuesday

ATLANTA -- Students in Atlanta get to sleep in Tuesday morning.

Atlanta Public Schools announced Monday morning that, due to inclement weather, the school system will be closed Tuesday. All classes and activities are canceled.

See a complete list of closings and delays.