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Commissioner Arrington to Hold Virtual Town Hall on Mar. 9
Fulton County News

Commissioner Arrington to Hold Virtual Town Hall on Mar. 9

District 5 Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington, Jr. will host a virtual version of his town hall series, District Dialogues with constituents on March 9 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will be streamed on the Fulton Government Television (FGTV) YouTube page.  Residents will have the opportunity to talk to Fulton County leadership and get updates from Commissioner Arrington and representatives from the Tax Assessor’s Office. With tax assessment notices going out soon, the main focus of discussion will be available homestead exemptions. Residents can submit questions for public comment to [email protected] Those wishing to view the town hall will be able to watch the broadcast at https://www.youtube.com/FultonGovernmentTV. Photo: Commissioner Marvin Ar...
Wolf Creek Library Opens for Early Voting, Saturday Voting Available Tomorrow
Elections, Fulton County News

Wolf Creek Library Opens for Early Voting, Saturday Voting Available Tomorrow

Fulton County has expanded early voting, with additional expansion coming next week. The Wolf Creek Library is now open for early voting, from 7:00 a.m. to  4:30 p.m. The library is located at 3100 Enon Road. Fulton County early voting will expand further starting June 1. Two additional early voting locations will open next week at Roswell Library and College Park Library.  Roswell Library is located at 115 Norcross St, Roswell, GA 30075. College Park Library is located at 647 Main St, College Park, GA 30337. Early Voting Hours will also extend starting June 1, with voting hours extending until 7 p.m. at all locations. Early voting will continue through Friday, June 5 at all Fulton County early voting locations. Voting will be available on Saturday, May 30. Fulton C...
Walk-up COVID-19 Testing Available This Week at South Fulton Service Center
Fulton County News, Health

Walk-up COVID-19 Testing Available This Week at South Fulton Service Center

Walk-up COVID-19 testing will be available today, May 26 through Friday, May 29 at three early voting sites. The sites are: South Fulton Service Center, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road; Sandy Springs Library, 395 Mount Vernon Hwy. N.E.; and Garden Hills Elementary School, 285 Sheridan Dr. Testing is available from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Testing will be offered in facility parking lots and not impact early voting operations. Residents do not have to vote to receive testing, or vice versa. The mobile walk-up testing sites are part of a recently launched effort by the Fulton County Board of Health to increase access to testing and provide greater convenience. Fulton County residents can walk up to the designated sites to be tested for free and without an appointment. Anyone can be tested...
COVID-19 Test Site to Open at Wolf Creek Amphitheater
Fulton County News, Health

COVID-19 Test Site to Open at Wolf Creek Amphitheater

A new COVID-19 test site is open at Wolf Creek Amphitheater, 3025 Merk Road tomorrow. The site's operating hours are Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. "We're very proud because one of the issues around the country is the lack of testing," said Mayor William "Bill" Edwards in a video announcement. "Take advantage of this opportunity that we have for you." According to Fulton County Manager Dick Anderson, the drive-thru site has a daily capacity of up to 400. According to Mayor Edwards, the effort to bring the site to South Fulton was a collaboration between county and city leaders and local fire chiefs. South Fulton residents won't be able to access the site unless they have a patient under investigation (PUI) number and an appointment ...
Fulton County Moves Senior Activities and Arts Classes Online
Fulton County News

Fulton County Moves Senior Activities and Arts Classes Online

Fulton County has moved some of its programming online amid facility closures. Free classes for seniors began on April 13. Arts classes for all ages began on April 14. The online curriculum for seniors includes classes on health cooking, basic computer and smartphone skills and fall prevention. A variety of exercise classes are also being offered from guided yoga and Tai Chi to aerobics sessions. Classes are accessible by visiting https://www.fultoncountyga.gov/services/senior-services or the department’s dedicated YouTube channel. “We are providing the necessary resources to keep Fulton County seniors active and connected,” said Senior Services Director Ladisa Onyiliogwu. “We know that physical activity and connections with others are vital for seniors to maintain good physical and...
Arbor Terrace Responds to Calls to Shut Down
Fulton County News, Health

Arbor Terrace Responds to Calls to Shut Down

Earlier today, Fulton County Commissioner Marvin Arrington, Jr. sparked a fiery debate online when he called for Arbor Terrace at Cascade to be shut down. The assisted living residence has made headlines as an overwhelming majority of its residents have tested positive for COVID-19. More than a dozen residents have died, including two relatives of Councilwoman Helen Willis. According to Arrington, eight of the residents died between April 8 and April 15. "This facility is a public health hazard and must be shut down immediately," wrote Arrington on Facebook. "If they are not shut down today I will be there at 10 a.m. on Friday morning to demand its closure. Are we waiting on all 70 residents to die first?" Fulton County Commissioner Joe Carn represents the district where the faci...
Fulton County Board of Health Issues Stay-at-Home Order, Announces Penalties
Fulton County News, Government

Fulton County Board of Health Issues Stay-at-Home Order, Announces Penalties

The Fulton County Board of Health is taking action, and ordering residents to stay at home. Violators could face fines up to $1,000 or up to 12 months in jail per offense. According to the order, "all residents of Fulton County are commanded to stay in their place of residence." Individuals are permitted to leave to provide essential services and engage in essential activities. Essential activities include: tasks related to an individual or family member's health and safety; obtaining necessary services and supplies; engaging in outdoor activity while maintaining appropriate social distancing; and caring for a person who is medically fragile. Individuals will also be permitted to work for essential businesses or government entities. The order was signed by S. Elizabeth Ford...
Coronavirus: Local Health Officials Emphasize Prevention over Panic
Fulton County News, Health, Statewide News

Coronavirus: Local Health Officials Emphasize Prevention over Panic

On March 2, state officials and the Georgia Department of Public Health confirmed the first local cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) involving two residents of Fulton County who live in the same household. One, a 56-year old male, had recently been in Milan, Italy for a conference. Upon returning to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport he was asymptomatic. But days later both he and his 15-year old son began to show signs of the illness. They visited their physician who then alerted the CDC. After testing positive, both have been isolated in their home and have since shown improvement. A spouse and younger child are also in the home and are being monitored. Both children are homeschooled, and are not believed to have put any other children at risk. Dr. San...
Fulton County to Transfer Wolf Creek Amphitheater to South Fulton on December 1
Fulton County News, Government

Fulton County to Transfer Wolf Creek Amphitheater to South Fulton on December 1

Last night, South Fulton's city council voted to approve an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with Fulton County, paving the way to a transfer of the Wolf Creek Amphitheater. According to the agreement, the county will issue a quitclaim deed to the amphitheater on December 1, 2020. From now until that time, the city will allow the county to fulfill any entertainment commitments. “As we continue to develop our arts and culture program, Wolf Creek Amphitheater is a natural fit because it provides us with a magnificent outdoor venue for concerts, large-scale productions and other performances,” said Mayor William “Bill” Edwards. “We are grateful to Fulton County for its support as our city continues to flourish. This agreement shows what can be achieved when two governments work toge...
Commissioner Carn to Host First Town Halls
Fulton County News

Commissioner Carn to Host First Town Halls

Newly elected District 6 Fulton County Commissioner Joe Carn has set the dates for his first two town hall meetings. He'll hold both meetings at 6:00 p.m. One will be held on Thursday, Dec. 12 at the C.T. Martin Recreational Center, 3201 Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive, and the other on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at The Enon Church, 3550 Enon Road. During the meetings, Commissioner Carn will identify District 6 priorities and discuss 2020 funding, new voter machines to be rolled out for the 2020 Presidential Primary Election, the 2020 census and issues impacting area seniors. More information about the town hall meetings is available by calling 404-612-8222. Commissioner Carn was elected in a Special Election on Oct. 15, to fill the unexpired term of the late Emma Darnell. Since taking the...

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