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City to conduct homeless count

City to conduct homeless count

ATLANTA -- The city of Atlanta will perform a Homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) Count later this month.

Mayor Kasim Reed said the count is critical for tracking the success of efforts to end homelessness in metro Atlanta. Data collected during the count will be used to better understand the needs of homeless Atlantans so they can receive the proper resources.

The PIT Count will take place Jan. 22-24. Volunteers are needed to count and survey the homeless living in shelters and transitional housing, as well as those who sleep outside.

Reed said volunteers can work in one of three shifts:

Thursday, Jan. 22
7 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Friday, Jan. 23
10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Saturday, Jan. 24
3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information and to sign up for a shift, visit atlantacoc.com.

Atlanta SWAT situation ends with arrest

Atlanta SWAT situation ends with arrest

ATLANTA -- One person was arrested after a SWAT call in southwest Atlanta Sunday night.

It began shortly after 10:40 p.m. at a house in the 1600 block of Fort Valley Drive SW, not far from Campbellton Road.

Atlanta police said the incident started after a man and his stepson got into an argument. At least one shot was fired inside the house.

Police tried to make contact with the people inside the house, but no one picked up the phone. A SWAT team arrived to try to persuade the stepfather to leave the house.

The man eventually went outside and was arrested. Charges are pending.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Weekend roadwork resumes on I-20, I-285

Weekend roadwork resumes on I-20, I-285

(WXIA) -- Weekends in metro Atlanta guarantee one thing: construction projects on highways and major roads.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be hard at work on several streets, mostly in Fulton County.

Drivers are asked to be courteous and cautious when traveling through impacted areas. As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

I-20
* Two westbound lanes will be closed between McDaniel and Langhorn streets from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.
* One eastbound lane will be closed between Fulton Industrial Boulevard and I-285 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.

I-285
* Two northbound lanes will be closed between I-85 and Washington Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Fulton County senior facilities serve as warming centers

Fulton County senior facilities serve as warming centers

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Department of Aging and Youth Services’ senior facilities will serve as warming sites during operating hours to provide seniors and other citizens another alternative for keeping warm during extreme winter weather.

Fulton County has four senior multipurpose facilities that will be open from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Jan. 8 and 9.

Mayor wraps investigation into Atlanta fire chief

Mayor wraps investigation into Atlanta fire chief

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has concluded his investigation into Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran.

Cochran received a month-long suspension without pay in November for publishing a book, Who Told You That You Were Naked? The book contains homophobic content, including referring to homosexuality as a "sexual perversion."

Families enjoy Community Cares Christmas Celebration

Families enjoy Community Cares Christmas Celebration

ATLANTA -- Children enthusiastically participated in a dance contest for a chance to win bicycles while young participants of all ages participated in line dancing to tunes provided by a local DJ. A line dance group was joined by Fulton County’s District 6 Commissioner Joan Garner.

Fulton County’s annual Community Cares Christmas Celebration featured an evening of family fun, which also included bounce houses, bowling, skating, inflated slides and distribution of toys. The Metro Family Fun Center on Metropolitan Parkway hosted the event.

Community partners supporting the event with entertainment, food, resources and giveaways included Fulton County Aging and Youth Department, Office of Children and Youth, Wal-Mart, Music Education Group, Treasure Chest, Inc., NFL Players Association, local fraternities and sororities and other community sponsors.

Fulton County, Manpower to host data entry specialist recruitment

Fulton County, Manpower to host data entry specialist recruitment

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The North Fulton Career Center will host an onsite recruitment in partnership with Manpower on Thursday, Jan. 8, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Manpower is seeking data entry specialists. The North Fulton Career Center is located at 7741 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. Business attire is required, with no jeans, T-shirts or sneakers allowed.

 Data Entry Specialist.

Candidates will be responsible for a Data Entry quota of 10,000 keystrokes per hour.
They will be entering medical information so accuracy is required. The successful candidate will be accustomed to working in a high volume/ fast-paced environment. Applicants who obtain positions will also be responsible for consistently practicing safety-conscious behavior in all processes and procedures and must be willing to work a full-time schedule with shifts that include the following: