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Armed suspects break into Buckhead home


ATLANTA -- No one was hurt when two armed suspects broke into a family's Buckhead house late Monday night.

The home invasion began at around midnight in the 3700 block of Paces Ridge Road, near Mount Paran Road. Atlanta Police spokeswoman Kim Jones said the men got into the house through an unlocked door.

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Two adults and three school-age children were inside the house at the time. One suspect took the homeowner to a nearby ATM and forced him to withdraw $200. The two suspects also stole jewelry from the home, according to Jones,

Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

House District 55 voters are encouraged to cast their ballots early for the June 16, 2015 Special Election for State House District 55 to fill the unexpired term of Tyrone Brooks who resigned the seat. Residents can cast their ballots beginning Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, June 12 and on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Please note that on Saturday, June 6, 2015, residents can only vote at the Registration and Election Headquarters from 9:00am-4:00pm. Beginning Wednesday, June 10 through June 12, 2015, two (2) additional locations will be available for early voting.
 

Early Voting

May 26 - June 12, 2015

8:30 am - 5:00 am

Registration and Elections Headquarters

130 Peachtree St, SW, Suite 2186, Atlanta, GA

 

Saturday Voting - June 6, 2015

Group claims responsibility for lewd billboard


ATLANTA -- A group is claiming responsibility for a pornographic image that was on an electronic billboard in the heart of Buckhead last Saturday.

The FBI is now assisting the Atlanta Police Department in investigating the incident.

Finding the person or persons responsible may be difficult, even though they are publicly claiming responsibility and taunting police.

Several people called 911 when they saw the image.

Police investigating lewd image on Buckhead digital billboard


ATLANTA-- It was the last thing parents with their children expected to see in the middle of Buckhead Saturday evening.

A lewd image of a naked man flashed between several other legitimate ads on a digital billboard at the corner of Peachtree and East Paces Ferry Road

Atlanta City Councilman Howard Shook is hoping police will catch whoever is behind what he said is hardly an innocent prank.

"It is highly disturbing, aggravating, obnoxious and illegal," said Shook.

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Fulton County holds 'Food Talk' sessions to teach about nutrition

Fulton County holds 'Food Talk' sessions to teach about nutrition

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- SNAP-Ed Food Talk sessions offered by Fulton County Cooperative Extension are designed to teach healthy eating on a budget for low-income parents (and other low-income individuals) who receive SNAP benefits. As the cornerstone of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition assistance programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) plays a vital role in helping to improve nutrition in the Nation among low-income individuals.

The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.

Off-duty officer shoots 2 in Buckhead


ATLANTA (WXIA) – Gunfire erupted during the height of the Thursday evening rush hour in the heart of Buckhead, at the corner of Piedmont and Lenox roads.

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An off-duty police officer directing traffic at that intersection fired at suspects accused of stealing a van.

The two suspects tried to escape, but they didn't get far. They turned down what they apparently thought was a through street before crashing into a garage door.

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s annual celebration of Older Americans Month includes an open invitation for seniors, their families and members of the community to participate in Community Days.

Each facility will host a Community Day as a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month, which is recognized in May.

The theme of this year’s celebration, “Get into the Act,” focuses on encouraging older adults to take charge of their health, engage in their communities, and have a positive impact on the lives of others. By promoting and engaging in activity, wellness, and inclusivity, more Americans than ever before can “Get into the Act.”