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City of Atlanta Solid Waste Services Resume Friday, January 14, 2011

City of Atlanta Solid Waste Services Resume Friday, January 14, 2011

ATLANTA --- The Department of Public Works will resume collection of household garbage on Friday, January 14, 2011.  Route collections have been delayed due to hazardous road conditions and limited access to our transfer stations. We will work through the weekend to ensure completion of household garbage citywide as follows:

  • Friday, January 14, 2011 - Sunday, January 16, 2011
    Household Garbage Collection Resumes Citywide
  • Monday, January 17, 2011
    No collections due to M L King, Jr.

4th Ward Residents Invite Kwanza Hall to their 1st Meeting of the Year

4th Ward Residents Invite Kwanza Hall to their 1st Meeting of the Year

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by 4th Ward Alliance)

Everybody ready to get out of the house for awhile?!  Please plan to join your Old Fourth Ward neighbors tomorrow night for the Fourth Ward Alliance's first event of the year.  Our featured guest speaker will be City Council representative Kwanza Hall, so this will be a great opportunity to learn more about plans and priorities for District 2 in 2011.

We'll have wine courtesy of the AMLI Old Fourth Ward Apartments as well as fabulous food from Miso Izakaya (619 Edgewood Avenue SE).  This is the second time that Miso has supported the Fourth Ward Alliance by providing food for one of our monthly meetings, so please remember to support Miso Izakaya with your patronage.

What:                    Fourth Ward Alliance January Meeting

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City of Atlanta Asks Residents to Move Abandoned Cars for Road Treatment

City of Atlanta Asks Residents to Move Abandoned Cars for Road Treatment

The City of Atlanta is shifting its focus to clean neighborhoods and side streets of the snow/ice left over from the snow storm that came in on Sunday night.  We are asking the citizens of Atlanta to immediately remove their vehicle from the city streets (both legally parked/abandoned vehicles) so efforts can be made to clean the snow/ice off the roadway. 

The equipment being used is heavy equipment; if vehicles are left on the roadway they may become damaged as these trucks are attempting to clean the roadway. 

Those vehicles that were left abandoned by the owners who could not negotiate the snow/ice may result in the vehicle being towed from the roadway at the owner’s expense. 

 

The Roads are Open; We Have Your Traffic Information at 11Alive.com

All the roads in Metro Atlanta are open today. You need to pack a huge load of patience while you get going though. There are many delays out there. For details on particular routes, check http://11alive.com/traffic.

ALL INTERSTATES & MAIN ROUTES are open.

The left lanes have ice in them. Stay out of those left lanes. Assume that all overpasses have ice on them; many have glaze ice that you will not be able to see until you are on them.

ALL of the on and off ramps have ice in them. Approach them slowly and carefully. If you speed onto an offramp or try to turn suddenly, you will slide and crash.

ARTERIAL/MAIN STREETS --

All have some ice on them. Most with three lanes ordinarily are down to two; most with two lanes regularly, are down to one lane.

Author & Early Childhood Education Expert Launches 2nd Edition of National Preschool Curriculum

Author & Early Childhood Education Expert Launches 2nd Edition of National Preschool Curriculum

In July 2008, Author & Early Learning Expert, Dr. Bisa Batten Lewis, known as Dr. Bisa, made good on her declaration to produce an affordable preschool curriculum that meets national standards. In January 2011, WINGS: The Ideal Curriculum for Children in Preschool, 2nd edition, will be available, along with five  sets of supporting materials for infants, toddlers, preschoolers/pre-k, family/group child care, and after-school programs. The updated WINGS Curriculum Parent Handbook includes new information on play and learning, along with more resources and forms to support home-learning.

SBA Program Boosts Small Businesses And Small Banks.

SBA Program Boosts Small Businesses And Small Banks.

   It may be one of the best federal programs you've never heard of.

   More than half a billion dollars in federally backed money opened the floodgates for hundreds of Georgia small businesses last year, thanks to an aggressively generous Small Business Administration program that cut fees and increased loan guarantees to 90%. 

   The incentives were wildly successful, providing a boost for new startups and for the banks themselves.  Nationally, the SBA-backed loans totalled more than 10-billion dollars from October to December.  The Small Business Jobs Act allowed for that three-month extension of the funding rules.

Department of Watershed Management Issues Irrigation System Reminder

 Department of Watershed Management Issues Irrigation System Reminder

Via the Department of Watershed Management -- The Department of Watershed Management reminds its customers that irrigation systems should be shut down when the temperatures drop below freezing to prevent overspray from freezing on sidewalks and streets and causing accidents/injuries. Irrigation systems installed after 2007 must by law have rain sensors that shut the system down when it is raining or when temperatures fall below 32 degrees F.