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Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

House District 55 voters are encouraged to cast their ballots early for the June 16, 2015 Special Election for State House District 55 to fill the unexpired term of Tyrone Brooks who resigned the seat. Residents can cast their ballots beginning Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, June 12 and on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Please note that on Saturday, June 6, 2015, residents can only vote at the Registration and Election Headquarters from 9:00am-4:00pm. Beginning Wednesday, June 10 through June 12, 2015, two (2) additional locations will be available for early voting.
 

Early Voting

May 26 - June 12, 2015

8:30 am - 5:00 am

Registration and Elections Headquarters

130 Peachtree St, SW, Suite 2186, Atlanta, GA

 

Saturday Voting - June 6, 2015

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s annual celebration of Older Americans Month includes an open invitation for seniors, their families and members of the community to participate in Community Days.

Each facility will host a Community Day as a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month, which is recognized in May.

The theme of this year’s celebration, “Get into the Act,” focuses on encouraging older adults to take charge of their health, engage in their communities, and have a positive impact on the lives of others. By promoting and engaging in activity, wellness, and inclusivity, more Americans than ever before can “Get into the Act.”

Fulton County kicks off Federal Older Americans Act

Fulton County kicks off Federal Older Americans Act

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County will begin its annual celebration of Older Americans Month with a proclamation which will be presented during the Board of Commissioners meeting at 10 a.m. on May 6, in the Assembly Hall of the Fulton County Government Center at 141 Pryor Street.

The proclamation is a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month and the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Older Americans Act.  This national legislation was signed in July 1965 by President Johnson in order to establish services for older Americans. 

Don't miss the 2015 Milton Earth Day Festival

Don't miss the 2015 Milton Earth Day Festival

MILTON, Ga. -- Get ready to celebrate our planet and the many fun things we can do to keep it healthy, because on Saturday, April 18, the City of Milton and Milton Grows Green are proud to the present the 2015 Milton Earth Day Festival.

Now in its sixth year, this Earth Day Festival is shaping up to be the best ever! Held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in beautiful Crabapple at Friendship Community Park (12785 Birmingham Highway), this year's festival features food, family friendly entertainment, environmental vendors, and much more. Parking is available at Crabapple First Baptist Church and Crabapple Crossing Elementary. 

Thanks to returning presenting sponsor Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Milton Grows Green is able to bring a wide variety of activities educational exhibits and environmentally friendly products and services to the community, including:

Milton named country's first Special Needs Certified city

Milton named country's first Special Needs Certified city

MILTON, Ga. -- The City of Milton, in partnership with the Better Together citizen volunteer committee, has joined forces with Georgia-based Special Needs Certified to educate employees on understanding, engaging and serving residents with special needs.

This honor makes Milton the first 'Special Needs Certified' city in the country.

As Milton is the home of Canine Assistants and Camp Joyful Souls, a recreation partner to BlazeSports and a leader in community engagement for individuals of all ability levels, the training is a natural progression for the city, said Chris Lagerbloom, city manager.

"We are excited to bring this important and relevant training to our city staff," he said. "Thanks to Mayor Joe Lockwood, the Milton City Council, Better Together and the Milton Disability Awareness Committee for being leaders in working toward a more inclusive community."

Milton hires new police chief

Milton hires new police chief

MILTON, Ga. -- City Manager Chris Lagerbloom today announced Albany, N.Y.'s Steven Krokoff has been appointed new chief of the City of Milton Police Department.

Krokoff, a 22-year public servant, senior administrator and decorated law enforcement officer, will lead Milton's police officers and personnel. He is expected to begin duty in March.

Krokoff has family in the Atlanta area and jumped at the chance to call Milton home with his wife and two children.

"I'm excited about the opportunity to join the City of Milton," said the new chief. "The Milton Police Department is a world-class organization, and I look forward to being a collaborative and transparent leader who guides the department toward increasing safety and instilling community pride."

Fulton County Cooperative Extension seeking 4-H mentors

Fulton County Cooperative Extension seeking 4-H mentors

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension is seeking adults interested in becoming a mentor to make a difference in the life of a child enrolled in 4-H. The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society.

“4-H has a long, established history of making a positive impact in the lives of young people,” said Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “A lot is expected of our mentors because we believe the mentors receive a lot from helping young people chart their own course, explore important issues and define their place in the world.”