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Fulton County 4-H Fall Festival offers fun for the entire family

Fulton County 4-H Fall Festival offers fun for the entire family

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County 4-H is hosting a Fall Festival on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Fulton Camp Truitt located at 4300 Herschel Road in College Park. Families will enjoy trick or treating, carnival games and crafts, a pumpkin push contest, a pumpkin ring toss, a bobbing for gummy bears contest, and many more fun activities. Everyone is encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.

The Fall Festival is a good time to learn about 4-H and how the program positively  affect their lives by assisting them in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society.

For more information about the Fulton County 4-H Fall Festival, call 404-762-4085. For more information about Fulton County Cooperative Extension call 404-332-2400.

Man shot in the leg at strip club


ATLANTA -- One person was hurt in a shooting inside a northwest Atlanta strip club Tuesday morning.

It happened shortly before 1 a.m. at Dreams Gentlemen's Club in the 1700 block of Northside Drive NW.

Police said the victim suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the knee. He reportedly would not provide police with his name or any information about the shooting.

The incident is under investigation.

Atlanta-area unemployment drops to 7.3 percent

Atlanta-area unemployment drops to 7.3 percent

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate fell seven-tenths of a point in September.

Last month's rate was 7.3 percent, well below August's 8.0 percent. The unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in September 2013.

Fulton County's unemployment rate was 8.2 percent in September.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said there were nearly 20,000 fewer unemployed people in Atlanta last month, and companies reported fewer layoffs. Industries that added jobs in September include government; education and health services; construction; and trade and transportation.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest unemployment rate in September, at 5.7 percent. The Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest, at 9.5 percent.

Mattie's Call issued for 63-year-old woman


ATLANTA -- Atlanta police are looking for a 63-year-old woman who disappeared earlier this week.

Evelyn Berry Watson was last seen Wednesday at around 5 p.m. at the intersection of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard and Sewanee Avenue in northwest Atlanta.

She is described as black, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 165 pounds, with gray or blonde hair and brown eyes. Watson was last seen wearing a navy hooded sweatshirt, gray jogging pants and white Nike tennis shoes. She was also carrying a walker.

Police said Watson suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and is also known to experience delusions of grandeur.

Anyone who sees Watson is asked to call 911 or Atlanta police at 404-546-4235.

Adamsville Workforce Development Office to host Comcast recruitment

Adamsville Workforce Development Office to host Comcast recruitment

Comcast recruiters will be on site at Fulton County’s Adamsville Workforce Development Office to take applications for Rep I Telesales employees on Monday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Adamsville Workforce Development is housed in the Adamsville Regional Health Center located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW. Business attire is required; no jeans, T-shirts or sneakers are allowed.

Applicants who receive employment will be expected to call existing customers to sell various Comcast products and services.  Sales representatives must provide the following services while carrying out other responsibilities as assigned.  Those responsibilities are listed below:

Fulton County offers 2 early voting weekends

Fulton County offers 2 early voting weekends

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County registered voters will have the opportunity to vote on Saturday and Sunday for the next two weekends.

During the weekend of Oct. 18 -19, seven Fulton County locations will be open for early voting.

During the weekend of Oct. 25 – 26, 19 Fulton County locations will be open for early voting.

Fulton County is offering more weekend voting opportunities than any other Georgia County. Residents are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the early voting period, including weekend voting.

“We hope that our expanded dates and locations for early voting will encourage more Fulton County registered voters to cast their ballots,” said Richard L. Barron, Director of the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections. "Voting early reduces lines on Election Day and is more convenient for voters."

Fulton County Early Voting Locations

Monday, October 13 - Friday, October 31

Weekend roadwork: The I-285 debacle continues

Weekend roadwork: The I-285 debacle continues

(WXIA) -- It's going to be another messy weekend on metro Atlanta's highways.

The Georgia Department of Transportation encourages drivers to stay off Interstates 20 and 285 if they can.

As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled construction projects include:

Bartow County
* 1 northbound lane of I-75 will be closed between two miles north of Glade Road and one mile south of Allatoona Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday for bridge maintenance.
* 1 northbound lane of I-75 will be closed between two miles north of Glade Road and one mile south of Allatoona Road from 7 a.m. Saturday to 5 p.m. Sunday for bridge maintenance.

Cobb County
* 1 lane of the I-75 southbound exit ramp to I-285 west will be closed from 9 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday for work on the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes project.