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Apartments planned by Atlanta Waterworks


ATLANTA -- Westplan Investors wants to develop new apartments beside the city of Atlanta Waterworks.

The real estate company is seeking a permit from the city of Atlanta to begin initial site work on the project at 1390 Northside Drive. The property is bordered by one of the Waterworks reservoirs.

Westplan would call the project Aspire Waterworks, according to the city of Atlanta. It could include as many as 160 units, say commercial real estate executives familiar with the project.

Westplan could not be reached.

Weekend roadwork: I-285 and other sad stories

Weekend roadwork: I-285 and other sad stories

(WXIA) -- Another weekend, another series of road projects -- it's a familiar tune in metro Atlanta.

Crews will be on Interstate 285 and other highways throughout the weekend. As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb/Fulton counties
* Two southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between South Cobb Drive and Bolton Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab replacement.

DeKalb County
* Two northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Glenwood Road and Covington Highway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign work.

Man shot at hotel, dies in hospital

Man shot at hotel, dies in hospital

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A man found shot in his car on an Interstate 20 exit ramp has died.

The victim was shot at around 10 p.m. Thursday at the Fairview Inn in the 4300 block of Fulton Industrial Boulevard. Fulton County Police determined he was shot at the hotel and somehow made it to the nearby ramp before passing out.

The victim was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name was not released.

Police are now trying to determine who shot the victim and why he was targeted.

Atlantic Station shoplifters caught on camera

Atlantic Station shoplifters caught on camera

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police are asking for help identifying a pair of shoplifting suspects.

The two were caught on surveillance video stealing purses from the Dillard's at Atlantic Station on Aug. 30.

The video shows a black man and woman grabbing several handbags and running out of the store. A Dillard's loss prevention officer said the two got into a getaway car driven by a third suspect, a light-skinned black man in his 20's.

The officer described the car as a gray Toyota Yaris with Georgia tag PRF42221.

Anyone who can help police identify the suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS.

Commissioners pledge to fight hunger in Fulton County

Commissioners pledge to fight hunger in Fulton County

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Commission Vice-Chair Emma I. Darnell, District 5, presented a resolution declaring support for Hunger Action Month during the Wednesday, September 3, 2014, Board of Commissioners meeting.  The resolution was approved by the board with District 6 Commissioner Joan P. Garner and District 7 Commissioner William “Bill” Edwards joining as co-sponsors.
 
The resolution emphasized Fulton County’s efforts to fight hunger through Meals on Wheels, Project Open Hand, WIC, Health and Wellness Department, Cooperative Extension’s Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market, Food and Nutrition Programs, Fulton County Office of Aging, Multipurpose Senior Facilities and Neighborhood Senior Centers. The resolution also expressed support for community and faith-based organizations that provide programs and services to fight hunger in Fulton County. The resolution affirmed Fulton County’s continuing commitment to fight hunger.

Workforce Investment Act Board Task Force to meet Tuesday

Workforce Investment Act Board Task Force to meet Tuesday

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System – Workforce Investment Act Board (FCWPES-WIA) Board Development, Visibility and Influence Committee Task Force will meet on Tuesday September 9, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

It will be held at the Adamsville Regional Health Center on the second floor.  The Adamsville Regional Health Center is located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta.

The FCWPES-WIA Board oversees activities related to providing an environment that supports a skilled and trained workforce and creating innovative programs that serve the changing needs of employers and the business community.

WIA helps Georgia move toward a comprehensive, customer-focused workforce investment system where Job Seeker and Employer customers alike can access a wide range of workforce-related tools and information needed to manage their work activities. Services are provided through a network of One-Stop Centers statewide.

Voter education available for Fulton County residents

Voter education available for Fulton County residents

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Voter Education is an essential non-partisan comprehensive approach to providing the citizens of Fulton County with vital information and data to enhance the voter experience.

The Department of Registration and Elections regularly partners with civic, business and religious organizations to conduct voter registration drives. Groups interested in scheduling a drive can contact the Department of Registration and Elections by phone 404-612-7020 or by fax 404-730-7024.

Fulton County voter educators will be at the following community events:

September 13 – 8 a.m.

Community Engagement - Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue SW, Atlanta

September 16 – 5 p.m.

Big Bethel AME Church Get Out the Vote Summit, 220 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta

September 17 – 10 a.m.

Constitution Day

Herzig University, 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1003, Atlanta