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Andrew Young involved in accident with cement truck


ATLANTA -- Former Atlanta Mayor and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young was involved in an accident involving a cement truck in Midtown Atlanta on Monday.

Young told 11Alive's Brenda Wood that he is OK and has a bump on his shin. He was taken to Emory University Midtown Hospital as a precaution. He said five people were in the accident and they all walked away.

Young told Wood that his car was totaled.

"I was looking for an excuse to get a new car," Young joked.

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Fulton County holds 'Food Talk' sessions to teach about nutrition

Fulton County holds 'Food Talk' sessions to teach about nutrition

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- SNAP-Ed Food Talk sessions offered by Fulton County Cooperative Extension are designed to teach healthy eating on a budget for low-income parents (and other low-income individuals) who receive SNAP benefits. As the cornerstone of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition assistance programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) plays a vital role in helping to improve nutrition in the Nation among low-income individuals.

The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.

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.

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.”

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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."

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.