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Fulton County Fire Rescue Department urges residents to protect against CO poisoning

Fulton County Fire Rescue Department urges residents to protect against CO poisoning

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Fire Rescue Department urges every resident to learn the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 150 people in the Unites States die every year from accidental non-fire-related CO poisoning associated with consumer products, including generators and other products including faulty, improperly-used or incorrectly-vented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water heaters and fireplaces.

“Because CO is odorless, colorless, and otherwise undetectable to the human senses, people may not know that they are being exposed,” states Chief Larry Few, Fulton County Fire Rescue Department. “Although the popularity of carbon monoxide alarms has been growing in recent years, it cannot be assumed that everyone is familiar with the hazards of carbon monoxide poisoning in the home.”

Man hurt when tree falls on cars


ATLANTA -- A man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a tree landed on his car Tuesday morning.

The tree was uprooted and toppled onto a carport outside a home in the 2700 block of Cascade Road in southwest Atlanta.

Two cars were inside the carport and a third was in the house's driveway. A man was inside the car; he had just arrived at the house to visit the homeowner's daughter.

The daughter said she was walking toward her friend when the tree fell and crushed the car's roof, causing the man to suffer head, neck and back injuries. He was taken to a nearby hospital.

Several people were inside the house at the time. They were not hurt.

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All clear given after SW Atlanta bomb threat


ATLANTA -- Police investigated a bomb threat near Finch Elementary School in southwest Atlanta Thursday morning.

Someone called in the threat at around 7:20 a.m. Thursday, according to investigators. Atlanta Police spokesman Greg Lyon said the school building was evacuated as a precaution.

An all clear was given at around 8:30 a.m.


Fulton County to host Jimmy John's recruitment

Fulton County to host Jimmy John's recruitment

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s Office of Workforce Development will host a recruitment for Jimmy John's on Wednesday, Apr. 15 at the Adamsville Career Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Jimmy John's wants to hire inshoppers (quality control samplers) and delivery drivers. Applicants must complete the employment application before attending the recruitment.

Applicants must be prepared to provide superior customer service, must be self-motivated, pay attention to detail and enjoy interacting with customers. Responsibilities include slicing meat, cheese and vegetables. Those who are hired will also clean the store and follow specific opening and closing procedures. Inshoppers/samplers receive up to $9 per hour, plus sales incentives.

Applicants must have valid driver’s licenses, insurance, and dependable vehicle for some positions. Delivery drivers serve customers within a 5-mile radius of the store, and the service area is strictly enforced.

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

By Chris Smith

With this year’s tax deadline rapidly approaching, you may find that filing an extension is a good option for you. But before you plan to do that, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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Taxes are due April 15. The extension only gives you additional time to file your return; it is not an extension of time to pay the tax that may be due. The assessed tax, even if you have not yet determined how much it is, is due by the April 15 deadline.

Research Day showcases integrated learning experience

Research Day showcases integrated learning experience

ATLANTA – Spelman College’s annual Research Day on Apr. 17 will offer more than 200 Spelman students an opportunity to display their scholarly work and investigative research through oral and poster presentations. Since its inauguration as Science Day in 1989, Research Day has evolved to include presentations by students from all disciplines and majors - encouraging cross collaboration. The event will conclude with an awards ceremony that will recognize students and faculty advisors.

The 2015 Research Day theme is “Inquire . . . Discover. . . Imagine . . . Explore . . . Create.”

“Those five words are the hallmark and theme of every Research Day, as they best represent the institution’s commitment to inquiry-based, student-centered, integrated learning,” said Carmen Sidbury, Ph.D., associate provost for research.

Fulton County to sponsor free paper shredding events

Fulton County to sponsor free paper shredding events

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Celebrate Earth Day at two free paper shredding events sponsored by Commissioner Joan P. Garner, District 4, and Fulton County Water Resources.

Fulton County residents are encouraged to take advantage of these free events to have personal papers and documents securely shredded. Residents are urged to make sure that the materials they present for shredding do not include plastic, cardboard, or metal. Paper clips and staples do not need to be removed. No businesses are permitted to participate.

The free secure shredding events will take place on Saturday, Apr. 25 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at two locations:

Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture
75 Hilliard St. NE, Atlanta, 30312

Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility
677 Fairburn Rd. NW, Atlanta, 30331