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Fulton Opens Springdale Place to Provide Families with Tools for Self Sufficiency

Fulton Opens Springdale Place to Provide Families with Tools for Self Sufficiency

24-hour facility offers life skills training and educational help to assist homeless mothers in gaining and maintaining stable employment

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners, County Manager Zachary Williams and Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department staff officially opened the Springdale Place Comprehensive Services Center for Homeless Women with Children on February 28, 2012. 

Springdale Place does not fit the traditional description of a homeless shelter.  The County is working with other community partners to provide education and life skills programs to help homeless mothers to reach housing stability and self-sufficiency.

Fulton Continues “Home Sweet Home” Important Tax Exemption Information Workshops for Seniors

Fulton Continues “Home Sweet Home” Important Tax Exemption Information Workshops for Seniors

Workshops will be held on Tuesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 8

Fulton County Housing and Community Development and the Fulton County Tax Assessors Office will host “Home Sweet Home” Important Tax Exemption Information for Seniors on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. The Workshop will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility at 677 Fairburn Road, Atlanta, GA 30331.

A second workshop will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Benjamin E. Banneker High School at 5935 Feldwood Road, College Park, GA 30349.

The workshops cover the following topics:
• Basic Homestead Exemption
• Other exemptions available for seniors.
• Who qualifies for exemptions and how to apply for exemptions that help residents age 62 or older

For more information or assistance with special accommodations to attend the workshops, residents may contact Florence Brooks at (404) 612-9184.

Spring vacation for families will soar at Aviation Challenge

Spring vacation for families will soar at Aviation Challenge

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Integrity. Strength. Parent and child bonding. Excitement.

Not just words on paper, but personal life experiences for those who pass through the gates of Aviation Challenge at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Aviation Challenge is a program designed as a Top Gun-styled camp course teaching kids of all ages the fundamentals of outdoor survival and fighter pilot training.

As springtime approaches across Georgia, children and adults alike can discover an exciting "camp" experience with real adventures and personal growth.

Located three hours west of Atlanta, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center is a NASA visitor's center for the Marshall Space Flight Center.

O4W | Parents protest possible redistricting

O4W | Parents protest possible redistricting

ATLANTA -- Some parents in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward are discouraged by proposed redistricting that will remove their children from the so-called "Grady Cluster."

The same parents also called for Hope Hill Elementary to remain open; that school is currently on the chopping block.

Read more about the APS redistricting.

Fulton County's 2nd Annual One Humanity Conference to Teach Youth Leadership Skills

Fulton County's 2nd Annual One Humanity Conference to Teach Youth Leadership Skills

2012 Conference to focus on leadership development for young boys

Fulton County wants young men between 8 and 11-years old living in Fulton County to participate in the 2ndAnnual One Humanity Conference sponsored by the Youth Leadership Academy for Boys.  The conference will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Parents fired up over possible APS redistricting

Parents fired up over possible APS redistricting

ATLANTA -- A plan to possibly close up to a dozen Atlanta public schools has some parents seeing red.

At a meeting Monday night, several parents complained that they live within walking distance from their current schools but, under the new plans, will have to travel several miles to take their children to and from school.

The proposal is based around the fact that several Atlanta schools have lost a considerable number of students lately, and consolidation will help some of the half-empty buildings reach capacity.

Another meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Young Middle School.

11Alive's Donna Lowry reports.

Need a vacation? Get 69 percent off a trip to Pigeon Forge

Need a vacation? Get 69 percent off a trip to Pigeon Forge

ATLANTA -- If the kids are getting restless and screaming for a family vacation, this weekend's DealChicken Atlanta deal was made for you.

Through Sunday night, DealChicken members can pay $99 for a weekend getaway to Pigeon Forge in Tennessee's beautiful Great Smoky Mountains.

This exclusive offer, valued at $328, is good for two adults and up to three children, and includes one night at the James Manor hotel, in the heart of all the action; $100 worth of dining certificates; a gift basket upon arrival; and five passes to the Lazer Port Fun Center.