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City of Atlanta posts "Satisfaction Survey" online for residents

ATLANTA -- Unable to make it to city council meetings? Don't worry; the City of Atlanta has posted their annual "City Services Satisfaction Survey" online. 

The Atlanta City Council's Finance Committee and Executive Committee wants city residents to provide input on their "level of satisfaction with selected city services." 

All data obtained will be considered and evaluated during the Atlanta City Council's 2013 City Budget Review Process. 

The survey will be posted, online, until April 30. 

Housing Authority of Fulton County and the Resident Advisory Board Collecting Formalwear

Housing Authority of Fulton County and the Resident Advisory Board Collecting Formalwear

Residents with formalwear collecting dust in the closet urged to donate

The Housing Authority of Fulton County (HAFC) and the Resident Advisory Board (RAB) are sponsoring the 3rd Annual 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 2012.  The donated formal wear will allow young men and women without the financial resources to purchase a tuxedo or dress to choose a free outfit with accessories. Priority will be given to Housing Authority of Fulton County residents.

Items needed for the Prom Closet include:

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

ATLANTA -- All of the Chick-fil-A restaurants in metro Atlanta will host a special mother-son Date Knight on Saturday, Apr. 28.

The Date Knight format will be similar to that of the franchise's massively popular Daddy-Daughter Date Nights. It will give mothers and sons a special chance to enjoy some quality time together.

The event will have a medieval theme, hence the "Knight" part of its title.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with," Robin Lomax, Chick-fil-A area marketing director, said in a statement. "We understand the importance of mother-son relationships and want to encourage local moms to come to Chick-fil-A, enjoy their sons' company over a meal and have fun."

Fulton County Kicks off Spring SPARC Atlanta Health Screening Clinics for Older Adults

Fulton County Kicks off Spring SPARC Atlanta Health Screening Clinics for Older Adults

 

Older adults in need of preventive health care screenings at no cost or at a lower cost can take advantage of upcoming SPARC (Sickness Prevention Achieved through Regional Collaboration) clinics that begin Saturday, April 14, 2012.  The 2012 spring clinics headed by the Fulton County Department of  Housing and Human Services Office of Aging will feature immunizations and routine health screenings such as tests for cholesterol levels, blood glucose and blood pressure.
 

The clinic dates, times and locations are listed below.
 

Saturday, April 14, 2012
10:00am-2:00pm
East Point Fire Station
2757 East Point Street
East Point, GA 30344

Wednesday,April 18, 2012
10:00 am -2:00pm
Cosby Spears Memorial Towers
355 North Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA  30308

3 APS schools saved, 7 to close

3 APS schools saved, 7 to close

ATLANTA -- In a meeting that lasted more than 12 hours and had more than 500 attendees, some chanting and carrying signs, the Atlanta school board approved a controversial redistricting plan late Tuesday night.

The board unanimously approved the plan advanced by Superintendent Erroll Davis with three amendments: to keep Towns, D.H. Stanton and F.L. Stanton elementary schools open.

Outbursts from the audience stopped the meeting twice. At one point, while the superintendent was absent, someone from the crowd yelled that Davis needed to return before they continued. The crowd began chanting "We want Davis." In a separate incident, a man who reportedly caused a commotion was escorted out by Atlanta police officers.

Threat of wildfires soars in Ga.

Threat of wildfires soars in Ga.

ATLANTA -- Forecasters warn the threat of wildfires is high across much of Georgia, and any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for high fire danger from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

The warning covers north and central Georgia, where winds are expected to gust up to 25 mph. Forecasters say humidity will be low, helping to create potentially dangerous fire conditions.

In metro Atlanta, brush fires poured smoke on interstates on Tuesday, causing poor visibility. Firefighters in DeKalb County battled blazes along I-20 and I-285.

GRANT PARK | MARTA Braves shuttle returns

GRANT PARK | MARTA Braves shuttle returns

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta's transit authority is announcing the return of its Braves shuttle as the team gears up for its home opener.

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, or MARTA, says the shuttle bus is a good way to avoid snarled traffic and expensive parking. The Braves home opener is set for Friday.

Starting an hour and a half before the game, fans can take the shuttle from Underground Atlanta downtown to Turner Field. The shuttle will operate in the reverse direction for an hour after the game and activities are over or until the shuttle line has been cleared.

MARTA tickets cost $2.50 each direction, plus a $1 charge for a permanent Breeze card. Parking is free for less than 24 hours at MARTA daily parking facilities.