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Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

House District 55 voters are encouraged to cast their ballots early for the June 16, 2015 Special Election for State House District 55 to fill the unexpired term of Tyrone Brooks who resigned the seat. Residents can cast their ballots beginning Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, June 12 and on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Please note that on Saturday, June 6, 2015, residents can only vote at the Registration and Election Headquarters from 9:00am-4:00pm. Beginning Wednesday, June 10 through June 12, 2015, two (2) additional locations will be available for early voting.
 

Early Voting

May 26 - June 12, 2015

8:30 am - 5:00 am

Registration and Elections Headquarters

130 Peachtree St, SW, Suite 2186, Atlanta, GA

 

Saturday Voting - June 6, 2015

'Don't Run' ad campaign suspended


ATLANTA – An ad campaign designed to raise awareness about police misconduct has been suspended after some claimed the billboards sent the wrong message.

The Atlanta Citizen Review Board planned to launch the campaign as a direct response to the number of incidents of police-involved shootings locally and nationally.

Twenty signs went up around the city on Monday telling people "Don't Run! Report police misconduct."

The Atlanta Citizen Review Board said that the signs are meant to educate the public.

Fulton County holds 'Food Talk' sessions to teach about nutrition

Fulton County holds 'Food Talk' sessions to teach about nutrition

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- SNAP-Ed Food Talk sessions offered by Fulton County Cooperative Extension are designed to teach healthy eating on a budget for low-income parents (and other low-income individuals) who receive SNAP benefits. As the cornerstone of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition assistance programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) plays a vital role in helping to improve nutrition in the Nation among low-income individuals.

The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.

Body found in a trash can in NE Atlanta identified


ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Authorities have identified a body found in a trash can in northeast Atlanta.

Officers responding to a "person down" call discovered the body of 41-year-old Tyna Marlena Bass, of Atlanta, late Monday. Her cause of death has not been released.

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Police received the call at about 5:15 p.m. near the corner of Highland Avenue and Howell Street. When officers arrived they found what appears to be a body wrapped inside a blanket, and placed inside a trash can.

A man walking his dog made the shocking discovery.

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s annual celebration of Older Americans Month includes an open invitation for seniors, their families and members of the community to participate in Community Days.

Each facility will host a Community Day as a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month, which is recognized in May.

The theme of this year’s celebration, “Get into the Act,” focuses on encouraging older adults to take charge of their health, engage in their communities, and have a positive impact on the lives of others. By promoting and engaging in activity, wellness, and inclusivity, more Americans than ever before can “Get into the Act.”

Fulton County kicks off Federal Older Americans Act

Fulton County kicks off Federal Older Americans Act

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County will begin its annual celebration of Older Americans Month with a proclamation which will be presented during the Board of Commissioners meeting at 10 a.m. on May 6, in the Assembly Hall of the Fulton County Government Center at 141 Pryor Street.

The proclamation is a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month and the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Older Americans Act.  This national legislation was signed in July 1965 by President Johnson in order to establish services for older Americans. 

Second suspect in Kroger murder back in Georgia


ATLANTA -- The second of two men accused of killing a construction worker outside a northeast Atlanta Kroger has been extradited to Georgia.

Shontavious Chestnut, 25, will make his first Fulton County Court appearance Thursday at 11 a.m. He was arrested Apr. 9 in Pensacola, Fla., and was returned to Georgia Wednesday.

Chestnut and 25-year-old Damarius Thompson have been charged in the Mar. 10 murder of Joshua Richey in the parking lot of the Ponce de Leon Avenue Kroger. Atlanta Police believe Richey, a 38-year-old father of four, was targeted for his work truck and the construction equipment inside it. They said Thompson pulled the trigger, while Chestnut was the getaway driver.