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Fulton Taxpayers Invited to Give Input for 2013 Budget | Print |

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners is hosting a series of public hearings to receive input and suggestions on the 2013 General Fund and South Fulton Tax District Fund budgets.  Click here to download the flyer.

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Hundreds Participate in Adamsville Workforce Development Job Fair | Print |

The Fulton County Workforce Development Office hosted over 500 job seekers during a four hour job fair at the office located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Atlanta.  Employers who participated reported receiving applications from at least 100 qualified applicants for available positions.  Applicants who were not qualified for available positions will receive services to help them to identify positions appropriate for their skills and resources for upgrading their skills to meet employer needs.

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Wolf Creek Amphitheater and J.D. Entertainment, LLC Presents the 2012 Gospel Explosion | Print |

The Wolf Creek Amphitheater and J.D. Entertainment, LLC presents the 2012 Gospel Explosion.   This concert features gospel powerhouses such as: Pastor Shirley Caesar, Dottie Peoples, The Canton Spirituals, Keith “Wonder Boy” Johnson and Gospel Comedian of the Year, Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson. The 2012 Gospel Explosion Concert will be held on Saturday, October 6, at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater located at 3025 Merk Road, Atlanta, GA 30349. The concert starts at 6:00 p.m. and gates open as early as 4:00 p.m.

The night is expected to be filled with spiritual music that will leave concert goers uplifted and inspired.    Tickets for the concert went on sale August 15, 2012 and are still available at all Ticketmaster Outlets and Ticketmaster.com. For more information go to www.WolfCreekAmphitheater.com or call 1-800-345-7000.

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Fulton County Housing Information Session to Address Tenant Rights and Responsibilities | Print |

The Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Housing and Community Development will host another information workshop on Tenant Rights and Responsibilities on Thursday September 27, 2012.  The session is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the West End Branch Library located at 525 Peeples Street SW in Atlanta, Ga.

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HispanoAmericanos, Traveling Souls | Print |

Presented by Fulton County Arts & Culture Abernathy Arts Center

WHO:
Fulton County Arts and Culture

WHAT:
The Fulton County Department of Arts and Culture Abernathy Arts Center in partnership with the Hispanic- American Visual Artists Project presents HISPANOAMERICANOS, Traveling Souls. The curated show exhibits works from member artists from countries including: Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Peru, El Salvador, Colombia, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Cuba. The exhibit is an exchange of information and demonstrates “Cultural Networking” through art. The project will tour the state of Georgia after the exhibit closes.

WHEN:
September 28 – October 31, 2012

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Sprite Sparks Parks Grant Helps Fulton County's Burdett Park Get Back In The Game | Print |

Beginning this fall, local teens will be able to express their most dynamic basketball moves on a refurbished local court. Burdett Park recently received a $15,000 grant based on votes it earned through the national Sprite Spark Parks Project initiative, which refreshes courts in public parks and recreation centers throughout the country.

Voting in the Sprite Spark Parks Project, a joint program from Sprite and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), took place between March 28 and May 31 on SpriteSparkParks.com. Thanks to the more than 76,000 votes it received, Burdett Park, which is located at 2945 Burdett Road, College Park, GA 30349, has been awarded one of the coveted grants.

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Flu Vaccinations Available at Fulton County Health Centers | Print |

Flu season is around the corner.   Fulton County Health Services encourages everyone to get vaccinated, especially children.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that getting vaccinated is the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. While there are many different flu viruses, the flu vaccine protects against the three main flu strains that research indicates will cause the most illness during the flu season.   The Fulton Department of Health and Wellness is providing flu shots at seven centers from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm.  

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Dr. Patrice Harris Honored by Black Health Magazine | Print |

2012 National Black Health Awards Banquet  

— Black Doctors are important to the history of our country and vital to the progression of our culture. Atlanta has a very rich medical community and some of the very best African American physicians practice here. It is the mission of the Black Health Medical Research Foundation, a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization to locate these outstanding doctors that have made significant contributions to medicine, research and have made an impression on their respective communities. In doing so, Black Health is hosting the 2012 National Black Health Awards Banquet honoring 25 of Atlanta’s most influential African American Doctors on September 22, 2012 at the Downtown Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The VIP reception will commence at 5:00 p.m. followed by the red carpet black- tie awards banquet at 7:00 p.m.

 

"African American Doctors are extremely talented and have contributed immensely to revolutionizing medicine and technology throughout the world" said Dr. Ken Taylor, Medical Director of the National Black Women’s Health and Beauty Conference. A short list consists of key researchers, surgeons and inventors such as Dr. Charles Drew, who reformed the understanding of blood plasma – leading to the invention of blood banks; Dr. Patricia Bath, a noted Ophthalmologist and famous black inventor of the Laserphaco Probe and procedure in the removal of cataracts; Dr. Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the U.S. by President George W. Bush in 2008. In 1987, Carson made medical history by being the first in the world to successfully separate a pair of Siamese twins joined at the head and; Dr. Vincent Michael Bivins, who is highly regarded for his work in Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery and the list goes on.

 

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