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All Fulton voters to receive updated precinct cards

All Fulton voters to receive updated precinct cards

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Registered voters in Fulton County should look for new precinct cards to arrive in their mail boxes in the next several days. New cards will be mailed today to inform registered voters of their district and polling location in time for the May 20 primary election.

“As provided by state law, we are sending updated precinct cards to every registered voter in the County to reflect redistricting of Fulton County commission districts,” said Richard Barron, Director of Fulton County Registration & Elections. “Voters should look for their cards in the mail this week. If they do not receive them we ask them to contact our office.”

Residents are urged to pay close attention to the assigned district and polling location.

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Morgan Stanley brings Easter egg hunt to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Morgan Stanley brings Easter egg hunt to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Local volunteers from Morgan Stanley Wealth Management’s Buckhead Complex in Atlanta planned an Easter egg hunt, a petting zoo (including adorable bunnies) and other fun activities for the children in Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta on April 17.

Held at The Zone at Children’s at Scottish Rite, where children recovering from illnesses go to play, relax and get out of their hospital rooms, 15 Morgan Stanley volunteers set up activity centers and celebrated as the Easter Bunny arrived to take photos with each of the children.

“Bringing joy to others and volunteering our time to be with these fantastic children and their families going through a challenging time is a highlight of our jobs,” said Michael Outlaw, Morgan Stanley Managing Director and Complex Manager.

This is the second year in a row that Morgan Stanley has hosted this event.


Fulton County seeking Youth Commission applicants

Fulton County seeking Youth Commission applicants

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Office of Children and Youth wants young people interested in serving as leaders in their community.

Recruitment for the Fulton County Youth Commission is underway. Applications will be accepted from youth between 9th and 11th grades in Fulton County schools. The deadline for submission is Friday, May 23.

The Fulton County Youth Commission is a leadership program designed to mentor future leaders. Youth Commissioners address the many issues presently facing youth through the influences of government mandates, policies and legislation. Students become familiar with how local government resolves youth issues, and make suggestions for the best solutions, but most importantly, help facilitate change.

For consideration, a student must meet the following requirements:

County seeks proposals for Community Development Block Grants

County seeks proposals for Community Development Block Grants

The Fulton County Department of Housing and Human Services Department, Housing and Community Development Division is requesting project proposals for Fiscal Years 2015, 2016 and 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.

Funding is available for projects and services that primarily benefit low- and moderate-income residents of Fulton County.  Applications and program manuals will be available as of Monday, April 14, 2014, for pick-up at the following location:

Fulton County Housing & Human Services Department
Office of Housing and Community Development
137 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA  30303

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Woman in Sandy Springs hospital loses limbs to infection

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A woman at Northside Hospital in Sandy Springs is battling a condition similar to what struck Aimee Copeland.

Copeland lost both her hands and legs to flesh-eating bacteria she contracted after a fall from a homemade zip line.

Shin Ae Kim, 30, has been in the hospital for two months and has been diagnosed with sepsis shock. Kim is married and has a 2-year-old son. She was four months pregnant when she was taken to the emergency room in February and had miscarriage.

Kim's heart stopped twice and was brought back by CPR, according to her family. She has lost her legs from the knee down and her hands but doctors say she's finally starting to recover.

Weekend roadwork lessens for Easter weekend

Weekend roadwork lessens for Easter weekend

(WXIA) -- Only one major daytime closure will affect drivers on Atlanta's highways this weekend.

The leftmost lane on I-285 north will be closed between I-20 and Ga. 400 on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crews must close the lane to remove a barrier wall.

"With only that one closure on I-285, everyone should have an easier time getting to their destination," Georgia Department of Transportation District Construction Engineer Shun Pringle said in a statement.

Nighttime closures will still occur in a handful of locations.

Three right lanes of I-20 west between Wesley Chapel and Candler roads will be closed for striping every night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Two left lanes of I-285 north between I-20 and Peachtree Dunwoody Road will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Crews will work to replace a barrier wall in that location.

Other scheduled closures for sweeping, drain cleaning and slab replacement include:

Dunwoody armed robbery suspect arrested at Greenbriar Mall

Dunwoody armed robbery suspect arrested at Greenbriar Mall

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- A man accused of robbing at least two victims was arrested Monday at Greenbriar Mall.

Marquez Hodge, 21, was taken into custody by Atlanta Police.

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Dunwoody Police believe Hodge is one of three suspects accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint Sunday night at the Chateau at Dunwoody apartment complex on Tilly Mil Road. The victim's purse and car were taken, according to Dunwoody Police Officer Tim Fecht

Hodge is also accused of a Sunday evening carjacking in Sandy Springs. Fecht said police found two handguns and stolen items from both robberies in Hodge's possession when he was arrested.