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Annual Polo Classic to Benefit Ride to the Olympics Foundation
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Annual Polo Classic to Benefit Ride to the Olympics Foundation

This October, the 5th Annual Atlanta Fashion & Polo Classic Weekend returns to Bouckaert Farm, 10045 Cedar Grove Rd. The event is the brainchild of Miguel Wilson, an award-winning menswear designer. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Ride to the Olympics Foundation. The nonprofit provides support to kids who desire to pursue equestrian activities, especially those who normally wouldn’t have the opportunity due to socio-economic obstacles. The event promises complimentary gourmet food options, signature cocktails, party tents, live music, cigar lounges, two polo games, equestrian exhibitions, and a fashion experience. Guests are encouraged to wear their best derby attire.  “Over the last five years, we’ve proven that the citizens of Atlanta demand an exclusive and...
Children’s Book Festival Set for May 14
Community, Events, Libraries, Nearby News

Children’s Book Festival Set for May 14

A new Children's Book Festival is coming to the metro area thanks to the Fulton County Library System, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation and presenting sponsor PNC Bank. The festival will take place May 14 at the newly renovated Central Library, One Margaret Mitchell Square, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The event is aimed at engaging young readers, from infants to teens, in all of the resources the library has to offer.  “The need for live, in-person and engaging events for youth that are focused on literacy has never been greater," said Fulton County Library System’s Executive Director Gayle H. Holloman. "After nearly two years of remote learning, increased screen time and virtual programs for children of all ages, we’re ready to bring our young people together for this speci...
Atlanta Mayor Taps Former South Fulton City Manager for Chief of Staff
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Atlanta Mayor Taps Former South Fulton City Manager for Chief of Staff

City of Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens has announced that Odie Donald II will join his administration as Chief of Staff on Feb. 28. Born and raised in Atlanta, Donald brings deep governmental and public administration experience to the city. He comes to Atlanta from Augusta, where he served as the Administrator for the consolidated government of Augusta-Richmond County. Before his stint in Augusta, Donald served as City Manager for the City of South Fulton. “Since taking office, my team and I have pushed the city into overdrive,” said Mayor Dickens. “As we continue our philosophy of working around the clock to move Atlanta forward, Odie is the right person with super-charged experience to help us meet our ambitious goals.” Donald's experience spans from the District of Columbia, w...
Hartsfield-Jackson Career Fair Welcomes Jobseekers on June 30
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Hartsfield-Jackson Career Fair Welcomes Jobseekers on June 30

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will hold an in-person job fair June 30 at the Georgia International Convention Center. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Online registration is required. Restaurant, retail, airline support, airport maintenance, and professional positions are available. A full list of positions is available on the registration page. Know Before You Go: Jobseekers should be able to pass a 10-year federal background checkFace masks must be worn at all times during the eventHand sanitizer dispensers will be available throughout the venueJob-seekers are encouraged to dress to impress; anyone dressed in jeans or athletic wear will not be permitted to participateJob-seekers should bring 10 or more copies of their resume Onsite parking is $10 and...
Annual South Metro Development Outlook Conference Returns Virtually
Economic Development, Nearby News

Annual South Metro Development Outlook Conference Returns Virtually

The South Metro Development Outlook (SMDO21) Conference will host its 19th annual event on Thursday, March 18 at 8 a.m. Held annually, the event welcomes hundreds of stakeholders and highlights the economic landscape in Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Henry, and Fulton Counties. This year's event will be held virtually due to COVID-19. Confirmed speakers will discuss the state of economic development, transportation, housing, small businesses and other issues impacting the South Metro region. Some of the speakers include: Congressman David Scott, U.S. House of Representatives, GA-13; Doug Hooker, Executive Director, Atlanta Regional Commission, Executive Director and Board Secretary, SRTA; Jeff Parker, General Manager/CEO, MARTA; John Selden, Airport General Manager, Hartsfield...
GDOT: ‘Crossover Weekend’ Plus Traffic Pacing on I-285 at SR 6/Camp Creek Pkwy Starts Tonight
Nearby News, Transportation

GDOT: ‘Crossover Weekend’ Plus Traffic Pacing on I-285 at SR 6/Camp Creek Pkwy Starts Tonight

Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) contractors will install overnight lane closures and pace traffic on I-285 this weekend in conjunction with ongoing construction of the Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) project at I-285 and State Route 6/Camp Creek Pkwy.Weather permitting, traffic will be paced and two right lanes will be closed on I-285 southbound and northbound at Camp Creek Pkwy from 9:00 pm on Friday, February 7 until 5:00 am on Saturday, and again from  9:00 pm on Saturday, February 8 until 5:00 am on Sunday.  Police officers will assist with traffic pacing through the area. These closures are needed to allow work crews sandblast and paint the DDI bridge at I-285 and SR 6/Camp Creek Pkwy. In addition to the closures referenced above, the east and west lanes on Camp Cr...
Camp Creek Pkwy DDI Bridge ‘Crossover Weekend’ Rescheduled for Feb. 7-10
Nearby News, Transportation

Camp Creek Pkwy DDI Bridge ‘Crossover Weekend’ Rescheduled for Feb. 7-10

Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) contractors will close the Camp Creek Pkwy. Bridge in Fulton County for two weekend days starting Friday night.  Following postponements in November 2019 and January due to weather conditions, the contractors have scheduled the crossover weekend for Feb. 7-10. As previously reported contractors will need a continuous weekend shut-down from traffic in order to complete the new DDI configuration.    During the closures, crews will check operations of the new traffic signals and ensure that the new permanent lane striping is in the correct configuration for the DDI, and complete other work in safe conditions without traffic interruption.    Crews will close the bridge at 9 pm on Friday, Feb. 7 and reopen the interchange in its new configuration on,...
I-285 at Camp Creek Pkwy. DDI Bridge ‘Crossover Weekend’ Postponed
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I-285 at Camp Creek Pkwy. DDI Bridge ‘Crossover Weekend’ Postponed

Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) contractors have postponed the I-285 at Camp Creek Pkwy. DDI crossover weekend scheduled for this month. Although contractors were prepared to tackle the Crossover Weekend planned for the weekend of January 24, unforeseen weather conditions have caused a delay in the work needed in advance of the anticipated weekend. “This is an unfortunate reminder of why we always say work will occur 'weather permitting' – and lately, the prolonged rainy weather has not permitted us to continue the needed work on this project as scheduled," said metro Atlanta District Engineer, Kathy Zahul. "Over the past six weeks or so, since the originally scheduled Crossover Day and today, metro Atlanta has experienced 14 rain days, leaving contractors no other choice but ...
Lane Closures on I-285 at Camp Creek Pkwy DDI Bridge this Weekend
Nearby News, Transportation

Lane Closures on I-285 at Camp Creek Pkwy DDI Bridge this Weekend

Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) contractors will install overnight lane closures on I-285 this weekend in conjunction with ongoing construction of the Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) project at I-285 and Camp Creek Parkway in Fulton County.   Weather permitting, two left lanes will be closed on I-285 southbound at Camp Creek Parkway from 9:00 pm on Friday, December 6 through 5:00 am Monday, December 9.  Work crews will be painting the DDI bridge structure.The Camp Creek Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) is a $13 million project that will address increasing traffic, reduce traffic incidents. Construction began in fall 2018 at the existing overpass of SR 6/Camp Creek Parkway at I-285 located in Fulton County, Georgia.  This will be the 7th DDI construc...
Commissioners Partner with Healthcare Leaders to Offer Free Flu Shots to Seniors
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Commissioners Partner with Healthcare Leaders to Offer Free Flu Shots to Seniors

During the 2017-2018 flu season, 90 percent of deaths resulting from the flu were adults over the age of 65. This year, elected officials and healthcare leaders are partnering to help combat this deadly trend.Fulton County Commissioners Marvin Arrington, Jr. and Natalie Hall and Atlanta City Councilmember Marci Overstreet have joined forces with JenCare Senior Medical Senior, Publix and National Church Residences to host a free flu shot clinic. The event for metro area residents ages 65 and older will take place at Baptist Towers (1881 Myrtle Drive, SW, Atlanta, Ga. 30311) on Nov. 15. All seniors who participate in the event between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., will receive a $10 gift card. “It’s especially vital for Medicare-eligible seniors to receive flu vaccines ASAP,” notes Jonatha...

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