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THROWBACK | 40th anniversary of Save the Fox


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ATLANTA -- Forty years ago, Atlanta almost lost one of its most iconic landmarks. The story of what saved the Fox Theatre is a reminder of what remains our city's strongest assets: advocacy, generosity, determination.

Today, the historic Fox's 4,665 seat theatre hosts 250 performances a year, attracting 500,000 visitors every year.

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Suspect charged in Georgia Tech robberies

Suspect charged in Georgia Tech robberies

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech Police have arrested the man accused of robbing a student inside the school's business college.

Quevos Talley was taken into custody Monday. Investigators believe he is the armed man who took a student's backpack in the atrium of the Scheller College of Business on Jan. 5.

Police said Talley is also accused of stealing two laptops from the business college in December.

Talley has been charged with two counts of burglary and one count each of armed robbery, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Atlanta Police, MARTA Police, the FBI and Crime Stoppers helped Georgia Tech Police track down and arrest Talley.

"This was a great example of collaboration with multiple agencies to affect an arrest," Georgia Tech Police Chief Rob Connolly said in a statement.

Area unemployment rate climbs in January

Area unemployment rate climbs in January

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate climbed to 6.2 percent in January.

That's up from December's 6.0 percent, but considerably lower than the 7.1 percent in January 2014.

Fulton County's unemployment rate was 6.5 percent this January.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the rate increased because of the loss of about 35,100 jobs, mostly seasonal positions.

But the Atlanta area had the largest January-to-January job growth ever recorded, adding 104,400 jobs over the course of the year.

The metropolitan Atlanta area consists of 29 counties, including the recently added Morgan County.

Metro Gainesville had January's lowest jobless rate, at 5.2 percent. The Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest, at 8.3 percent.

Man stabbed in the face in Midtown

Man stabbed in the face in Midtown

ATLANTA -- One person was arrested and another was hospitalized after a fight in Midtown Atlanta Tuesday morning.

It began at around 12:30 a.m., when two men got into an argument at the corner of Peachtree and 12th streets.

At one point, one of the men stabbed the other man in the face, according to Atlanta Police.

The victim was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. His identity and condition were not immediately known.

The suspect was taken into custody. Police continue to interview witnesses and investigate the incident.

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Fulton County 4-H accepting applications for summer camp

Fulton County 4-H accepting applications for summer camp

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for its 2015 4-H Summer Camp. 4-H Summer Camp is something to consider for your kids to experience creative fun and memories without heating up your wallet or credit card bills.

“Our 4- H Summer Camp has an exciting program for every age,” states Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “From the Clover Leaf Camp to the Senior Camp, students will enjoy the activities, make friends and create lifetime memories.”

Summer Camps:

Cloverleaf Camp is for grades 5th-6th. It will be held June 29-July 3, 2015 at Rock Eagle in Eaton. The cost is $295*. Participants will experience Pioneer Camping.

Several surface streets impacted by weekend roadwork

Several surface streets impacted by weekend roadwork

(WXIA) -- Interstate 20 will bear the brunt of this weekend's roadwork, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Drivers are asked to avoid nonessential travel on I-20, as road projects will require lane closures that will likely result in delays.

A number of surface streets will also be impacted by construction crews.

As always, all work is weather permitting. Get this weekend's forecast.

Cobb/Fulton counties: I-285
2 northbound lanes will be closed between Bolton and South Atlanta roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete rehabilitation.

Coweta County: I-85
1 southbound lane will be closed at Sharpsburg-McCullum Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Monday for barrier wall installation.

Citizens’ University to kick off for 11th year

Citizens’ University to kick off for 11th year

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s Citizens’ University begins April 2 for the 11th consecutive year.

The 12-week intensive training program provides citizens with a close-up view of how their local government works. Participants can gain a better understanding of County government, the available services and the role of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

Commissioner Joan Garner, District 4, has taken the lead in continuing Citizens’ University, which is an initiative originally led by former Commissioner William “Bill” Edwards.

Citizens’ University students learn how laws are proposed, passed and amended and they personally interact with key management personnel. Participants are urged to take what they learn back to their communities to strengthen ties between communities and their government and encourage more collaboration to enhance the quality of life in Fulton County.