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Rain clogs morning commutes

ATLANTA -- The much-needed rain that soaked metro Atlanta Wednesday morning caused several problems on local roads.

11Alive meteorologist Chesley McNeil says the rain should continue through mid-morning.

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Bartow County

A tractor trailer ran off the road on northbound I-75 near the Main Street exit. The Georgia Department of Transportation reported a diesel fuel leak and damage to a guardrail in this accident. The highway has since reopened.

Cobb County

Cobb County officials report slow-moving water on southbound I-75 at the ramp to eastbound I-285.

DeKalb County

ULGA-YP to host screening of "Think Like A Man"

ATLANTA -- Purchase your ticket to the Think Like A Man exclusive screening and mixer at Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station and STRIP SkyBar hosted by the Urban League of Greater Atlanta - Young Professionals. 

The mixer will be begin around 5:30 p.m. at STRIP on the third floor. Attendees will pick up their movie tickets from the mixer. 

The price of the screening is only $13 that price covers movie entry and discounts on drink and food at STRIP.  

Tickets will be on sale until Friday, April 20 at 11:59 p.m.  

City of Atlanta posts "Satisfaction Survey" online for residents

ATLANTA -- Unable to make it to city council meetings? Don't worry; the City of Atlanta has posted their annual "City Services Satisfaction Survey" online. 

The Atlanta City Council's Finance Committee and Executive Committee wants city residents to provide input on their "level of satisfaction with selected city services." 

All data obtained will be considered and evaluated during the Atlanta City Council's 2013 City Budget Review Process. 

The survey will be posted, online, until April 30. 

Housing Authority of Fulton County and the Resident Advisory Board Collecting Formalwear

Housing Authority of Fulton County and the Resident Advisory Board Collecting Formalwear

Residents with formalwear collecting dust in the closet urged to donate

The Housing Authority of Fulton County (HAFC) and the Resident Advisory Board (RAB) are sponsoring the 3rd Annual Prom Closet Program.  HAFC is seeking donations of gently used and clean prom/formal dresses and tuxedoes of all sizes for high school seniors graduating in May 2012.  The donated formal wear will allow young men and women without the financial resources to purchase a tuxedo or dress to choose a free outfit with accessories. Priority will be given to Housing Authority of Fulton County residents.

Items needed for the Prom Closet include:

Take 3 with the infamous Tom Greene

When I first met Buckhead resident Tom Greene back in March, he had contacted me about a pretty unusual road problem. There was an orange safety cone cemented in to the middle of a heavily traveled City street. Tom was (and still is) a good sport. He let me make fun of his name and his road issue. We were able to get the City of Atlanta to patch the road, but Tom wanted more. So finally, after we asked really, really nicely, the City of Atlanta did a full repave. Now, Tom's neighbors treat him like royalty. In fact, there's even been a movement to change the name of Bohler Road to Tom Greene Boulevard. Really? Click on the clip to find out.

Fulton County Kicks off Spring SPARC Atlanta Health Screening Clinics for Older Adults

Fulton County Kicks off Spring SPARC Atlanta Health Screening Clinics for Older Adults


Older adults in need of preventive health care screenings at no cost or at a lower cost can take advantage of upcoming SPARC (Sickness Prevention Achieved through Regional Collaboration) clinics that begin Saturday, April 14, 2012.  The 2012 spring clinics headed by the Fulton County Department of  Housing and Human Services Office of Aging will feature immunizations and routine health screenings such as tests for cholesterol levels, blood glucose and blood pressure.

The clinic dates, times and locations are listed below.

Saturday, April 14, 2012
East Point Fire Station
2757 East Point Street
East Point, GA 30344

Wednesday,April 18, 2012
10:00 am -2:00pm
Cosby Spears Memorial Towers
355 North Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA  30308

3 APS schools saved, 7 to close

3 APS schools saved, 7 to close

ATLANTA -- In a meeting that lasted more than 12 hours and had more than 500 attendees, some chanting and carrying signs, the Atlanta school board approved a controversial redistricting plan late Tuesday night.

The board unanimously approved the plan advanced by Superintendent Erroll Davis with three amendments: to keep Towns, D.H. Stanton and F.L. Stanton elementary schools open.

Outbursts from the audience stopped the meeting twice. At one point, while the superintendent was absent, someone from the crowd yelled that Davis needed to return before they continued. The crowd began chanting "We want Davis." In a separate incident, a man who reportedly caused a commotion was escorted out by Atlanta police officers.