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Jimmy Carter to discuss cancer diagnosis on Thursday

ATLANTA -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter plans to discuss his recent cancer diagnosis at a press conference.

A statement issued Tuesday by the Carter Center says the 90 year old will address reporters Thursday morning in Atlanta.

South Fulton County Economic Development to host career expo

South Fulton County Economic Development to host career expo

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Job seekers, get ready! The Unincorporated South Fulton County Economic Development Initiative will host a Career and Resource Expo on Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Well-wishes continue to pour in for former President Carter

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Well-wishes continue to pour in from across the nation and around the world for Jimmy Carter on the heels of the revelation Wednesday afternoon that the former US president has cancer that has spread. 

Carter Center: Jimmy Carter has cancer


ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he has cancer that has spread to other parts of his body.

The Carter Center released a statement Wednesday afternoon attributed to Carter:

Fulton County BOC approves funding to improve efficiency of the elections process

Fulton County BOC approves funding to improve efficiency of the elections process

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- At the Aug. 5 board meeting, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the purchase of an election/asset management system and Poll Worker on-line training software system recommended by the county’s Department of Registration and Elections. Both systems will align the department to continue resolving issues that arose during the general election and general election runoff of 2008 as well as the primary and general elections of 2012.

“The approval to implement these two systems should improve our department’s ability to conduct elections more efficiently,” states Rick Barron, Director of the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections. “The 2016 Election Year is fast approaching and having these two systems in place will enable us to be better prepared for the expected increase in turn-out due to it being a Presidential Election year.”

Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church targeted by racist emails

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Atlanta Police said Tuesday evening that just days after Confederate battle flags were left on the grounds of historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the iconic church was the target of hate-filled racist emails.  

Some of the emails included language that were too offensive to include, but the contents of one of the emails read, in part, "...how many black people have whites killed? I'll tell you, 0, none, Nada. In fact, whites commit so few crimes that the powers that be have to put the Hispanic community in with the white community to prove that whites commit crime. Whites don't, and have never committed serious crimes, or any crimes against blacks. However, blacks are 9 times more likely to commit a violent crime against whites then whites against blacks, and blacks, at an average rape 100 white women a day in the U.S. so why should you worry about a little thing like the Confederate flag."

Atlanta Medical Center holding job fair for nurses

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Medical Center plans to hire several registered nurses through a job fair later this week.

The fair will be Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the hospital's Letton Auditorium, located in the Health Pavilion.

Atlanta Medical Center said it is looking for nurses with at least two years of experience. New employees are needed in a number of areas, including critical care, emergency room, surgical services and women's services.

Attendees are asked to bring copies of their résumés and be prepared to meet with hiring leaders.

For more information and to apply in advance, visit atlantamedcenter.com.

Atlanta Medical Center is located at 320 Parkway Drive in northeast Atlanta.