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Outdated signs create confusion in Buckhead

UPDATE: May 24, 2012

Progress has been made in a situation involving confusing signs on Lenox Road at Piedmont Road in Buckhead. 11Alive viewers Michelle Williams and Macy King say that results came quickly after Commuter Dude's original story hit the airwaves in early May.

May 1, 2012

For years, the far right lane of Lenox Road approaching Piedmont Road in Buckhead was restricted to drivers entering a nearby business park. Law enforcement was present daily, handing out citations to drivers who disobeyed. But then one day, the police officers disappeared, as did a dedicated traffic signal. But the signs remained. There is also another nearby sign prohibiting a turn on red in the far right lane. So, what's a driver to do? That's what 11Alive viewers Michelle Williams and Macy King are wanting to know.

High tech cameras capturing coyotes

ATLANTA -- Millican Park in southwest Atlanta is back open these days, after being closed for months due to coyotes running wild there.

High school sports recruiting special investigation

ATLANTA -- Money, fame, the life so many young athletes dream of -- it can all start under those Friday night lights.

Every year, high school sports turn Atlanta-area athletes into local superstars. And every year, many say it turns parents and coaches into players themselves.

Make no mistake, of course -- high school sports have always been a big deal. But it used to be, players pretty much played for the schools where they grew up. Now, it's a whole new ball game.

"It has become more of a business pursuit than a recreational pursuit," said Dr. Ralph Swearngin, executive director of the Georgia High School Association.

"Parents are looking for the best situation for their kids, in many cases wherever they can get a scholarship opportunity," said Dexter Wood, athletic director at Buford High School. "And so they start shopping kids."

"Shopping kids" - what does that really mean?

AIA to host Speakeasy: A Black Carpet Fashion Affair

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Check out the Art Institute of Atlanta's semi-annual fashion show called "Speakeasy" at Sweetwater Brewing Company on June 6. 

Speakeasy will feature fashion from three local Atlanta designers: Raquel Reed, Paul Bratcher and Sebastian Khloe; as well as other designers. 

The show will present twenty looks with a Harlem Renaissance theme -- A period in the 1920s when African Americans in New York City, namely Harlem, cultivated breakthrough ideas in art, literature and popular culture.

The "black carpet" affair will start with a reception at 7:30 p.m. and the fashion show will begin at 9:00 p.m. 

Guests will be asked to bring at least one item of gently worn clothing to donate to The Nicholas House, a transitional facility. 

Buckhead, North Atlanta residents advised to limit water use

ATLANTA -- Residents in Buckhead and North Atlanta inside the Perimeter as advised to limit water use until further notice while repair work on a water main forces a shutdown of some water valves.

Department of Watershed Management officials said the repairs are being undertaken on a water main on Moore's Mill Road in northwest Atlanta.

They said residents should limit water use to help maintain pressure in the system and avoid a potential boil-water situation for city residents.

Information Session on Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

Information Session on Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

The Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Housing and Community Development will host an information workshop on Thursday May 24, 2012, to educate tenants on their rights and responsibilities.  The session is scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at New Beginnings Senior Center, 66 Brooks Street in Fairburn, GA  30296.

The session will provide information on the following tenant issues:

  • Understanding your lease
  • Security deposits
  • The importance of paying the rent on time
  • How to report a repair need
  • Grounds for eviction and the eviction process

All Fulton County meeting facilities meet ADA accessibility requirements.  Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations and communication in an alternative format, please contact the Department of Housing and Human Services at (404) 613-7944.  For relay-type services, dial 711.

 

Teaching Seniors How to Guard Against Scams

Teaching Seniors How to Guard Against Scams

Fulton County is hosting another information session that teaches seniors how to protect themselves against scams.  The next session of “Be Aware of the Tricks of the Trade: Guarding against Senior Scams” will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. 

The one-hour program will be held at the Crabapple Neighborhood Senior Center from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.  Crabapple Neighborhood Senior Center is located at 12624 Broadwell Road in Alpharetta, GA 30004.  The session is sponsored by the Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Housing and Community Development.

All Fulton County meeting facilities meet ADA accessibility requirements.  Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations and communication in an alternative format, please contact the Department of Housing and Human Services at (404) 613-7944.  For relay-type services, dial 711.

For more information, call 404-613-7944