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Turner Construction employees volunteer at Piedmont Park, Action Ministries

Turner Construction employees volunteer at Piedmont Park, Action Ministries

ATLANTA -- On May 6, Turner Construction employees in Atlanta joined forces with partners around the world in a day of community service. More than 60 Atlanta Turner volunteers worked at Piedmont Park and at Action Ministries in honor of the company’s 113th anniversary and its long history of community engagement.

Turner employees worldwide organized volunteer and community partnership efforts under the umbrella of the company’s “Paint the Town Blue” initiative.

In Buckhead, Turner volunteers made and bagged 1,000 lunches and snack packs for children at Action Ministries, an organization that focuses on helping Georgians with hunger relief, housing and education.

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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. 

Garbage truck creates noisy wake-up call in Midtown


ATLANTA -- Residents of a Midtown Atlanta apartment complex said American Disposal Services has been picking up the trash as early as 3 a.m., waking the whole neighborhood and flagrantly violating city policy.

A resident of 1045 on the Park Apartment Homes complained to building management, American Disposal Services and her city councilman -- and the garbage truck still arrived at 3:04 a.m. To add insult to injury, the truck left the dumpster in the middle of the street when it finished emptying it.

"Imagine if you knew, every week during the work week, that you were going to lose three hours of sleep," one resident said. "I don't think people would be too happy about it."

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Atlanta Botanical Garden: Bruno Munro - Light in the Garden


(WXIA) -- Bruce Munro, a British artist internationally acclaimed for his use of light as an artistic medium, will transform the Garden into an enchanting wonderland from May 2 through October 3. The exhibition, offered Wednesday through Sunday evenings, includes six installations created especially for the Garden, including Forest of Light with more than 30,000 flower-like stems of light blanketing Storza Woods.

His glowing installations have been showcased everywhere from the Netherlands to Nashville. Starting this Saturday, British artist Bruce Munro will illuminate and transform the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Midtown restaurant closed after fire scare


ATLANTA – A popular Midtown Atlanta restaurant closed on Sunday after a pizza oven sparked a fire scare.

A passerby saw smoke coming from the Varuni Napoli pizzeria Sunday morning and called the fire department.

Crews got there and hit it with water. The only problem was there was no fire.

The pizza ovens were heating up, which caused the smoke.

The owner said he was thankful for the fast response by Atlanta fire crews.

The restaurant will remain closed until cleanup is complete.


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.”