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Fulton County implements cold weather procedure for Jefferson Place and Springdale Place

Fulton County implements cold weather procedure for Jefferson Place and Springdale Place

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Office of Emergency and Transitional Housing (OETH) has implemented its cold weather procedure for Jefferson Place Transitional House and Springdale Place Comprehensive Services Center for Homeless Women with Children.

Jefferson Place has overflow space for 75 men, and four rooms for women with children are open at Springdale place. OETH has advised the County’s community partners of the available spaces.

Additional food and supplies to support additional citizens in need have been ordered for use as needed over the next couple of days of extremely cold weather. Citizens in need of shelter can call 404-613-0412 or email OETH Division Manager Leonard Westmoreland at leonard.westmoreland@fultoncountyga.gov

OETH is a division of the Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department.

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.

Fulton and community partners to host celebration for children and families in need

Fulton and community partners to host celebration for children and families in need

ATLANTA -- Children and families in need and outstanding students will be the focus of a “Community Cares” Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 20, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  The event will feature distribution of toys, clothing, non-perishable items and recognition of students who have demonstrated academic excellence and perfect attendance.  Community partners supporting the event with entertainment, food, resources and giveaways include Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Children and Youth, V103 FM, Music Education Group (MEG), Treasure Chest, Inc., and other caring sponsors.

Breakfast with Santa at Twelve Hotel Atlantic Station

Breakfast with Santa at Twelve Hotel Atlantic Station

ATLANTA -- Oh deer! There is no better place to have a jolly good time than Breakfast with Santa at Twelve Hotel Atlantic Station.

This year, Santa will be arriving early with his sleigh and Dancer & Prancer in tow! What better way to celebrate the season than gathering the family to enjoy a holiday feast with the big man himself.

Lobby will be serving a buffet breakfast with all your favorites! Sit on Santa's lap, tell him your Christmas wish list & take home a keepsake photo! 

This year the buffet menu will consist of:

  • Sliced fresh fruit, berries and melons

  • Breakfast danishes, muffins and croissants

  • Warm ham and swiss cheese croissants

  • Fluffy scrambled eggs

  • Crispy bacon

  • Chicken sausage

  • Potato hash browns with herbs

  • Pancakes, warm maple syrup, whipped salted butter

  • Chef’s selection of pastries

GDOT asks drivers to be safe this Halloween

GDOT asks drivers to be safe this Halloween

ATLANTA -- Whether you're taking children trick-or-treating or simply trying to get home at the end of a long workday, the Georgia Department of Transportation wants you to be safe this Halloween.

GDOT is offering advice for both drivers and pedestrians as the streets fill with young ghosts and goblins this evening.

Drivers are asked to slow down when entering neighborhoods and school zones. Reduce the number of distractions in the car, like phones and music, and take an extra second to look for children on medians and curbs.

GDOT also recommends driving with headlights on; that makes it easier to spot children from far away.

Young trick-or-treaters should look left, right and left again while trying to cross the street. They should also always stay on sidewalks or paths, and should not dart into the road or try to cross it from between parked cars.

It is recommended that children wear reflective tape or apply it to their trick-or-treat bags.

Cooperative extension available to help navigate health insurance marketplace

Cooperative extension available to help navigate health insurance marketplace

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension welcomes the UGA Cooperative Extension Health Navigator November 6-8 to provide one-on-one sessions for individuals and families who need assistance enrolling in a health insurance plan through the national Health Insurance Marketplace. Interested persons should allot one hour for an appointment session.

Call 404-613-7670 to schedule an appointment.

The Health Navigator, housed under UGA Cooperative Extension, is able to help residents decide on the best health insurance to meet their needs. The Navigator will also help them apply, either electronically or by paper; establish eligibility; enroll in coverage and to potentially qualify for an insurance affordability program.One-on-one sessions are by appointment only Nov 6 – 8. Sessions will be held as follows:

Nov. 6

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cooperative Extension Office, Suite 248

7741 Roswell Road

6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

ATLANTA -- Every year there are millions of dollars spent on Halloween, from costumes, snacks and candy to decorations.

Hopefully after reading this, you will be able to save a ton on Halloween decor for your yard and home.