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Community Cleanup Raises Funds for Schools, Spotlights Student Artists
Cliftondale, Community

Community Cleanup Raises Funds for Schools, Spotlights Student Artists

For the second year in a row, City of South Fulton Councilwoman Carmalitha Gumbs partnered with Comcast for a community cleanup and school fundraiser. The event brought area families, city personnel and others together to tend to major corridors and beautify Cliftondale Park and Wolf Creek Library.  Finalists in the inaugural “Cleaner, Greener” mascot contest were also announced. Evoline C. West Elementary's Zaira Tai and Gianni Burton-Eind were the second and third place winners. First place went to Fulton Leadership Academy's Justin Riddick. All students will receive a gift card, and Riddick will have an opportunity to serve as "Mayor of the Day." Also as part of the event, branded trash receptacles were donated to Westlake High School. Principal Jamar Robinson joined th...
Stonewall Tell Students Talk Safety with Police and School Health Professionals
Cliftondale, Public Safety, Schools

Stonewall Tell Students Talk Safety with Police and School Health Professionals

Safety patrols from Stonewall Tell Elementary School received a first-hand look at what it takes to keep students safe on campuses across the district, with a recent visit with the Fulton County Schools Safety and Security Department. It was a morning of questions from fifth graders who toured the district’s Emergency Operations Center, received first aid training and observed a Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) or drone demonstration – all to inspire them to continue on their leadership path and to encourage them to be responsible citizens. Students met with staff from FCS Police, Fire, Emergency Management and the School Health Services departments. The visit represented a unique opportunity for students to ask general safety-related questions and to participate in hands-on activit...
South Fulton Fire Rescue Revives ‘Smoke Alarm Blitz’ in Cliftondale
Cliftondale, Public Safety

South Fulton Fire Rescue Revives ‘Smoke Alarm Blitz’ in Cliftondale

Last month during the Fall 2018 Smoke Alarm Blitz, South Fulton Fire Rescue visited 55 homes in the Cliftondale community to test alarms and install new ones. It was the first time the blitz had been carried out in the community in 10 years. The homes visited were selected based on their age and geographical location. Out-of-date and dead alarms were replaced with new models powered by lithium-ion batteries with a 10-year life span. The alarms were donated by Operation Save a Life, a collaborative fire safety awareness effort by multiple partners including WSB-TV, Home Depot and Kiddie. Residents also received information on exit drills in the home (E.D.I.T.H.) and holiday and cooking safety. “The residents of the neighborhood were very grateful that we came out to test their alarms and r...

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