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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."

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.

Mary Mac's security guard arrested after shooting

ATLANTA -- A security guard for Mary Mac's Tea Room was arrested after a shooting outside the iconic Atlanta restaurant.

It began Friday evening, when police received a shots fired call. Responding officers were flagged down by the security guard, 46-year-old Dexter Scott Washington, at the intersection of Myrtle Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue.

According to a police report, Washington told investigators he tried to prevent a car from driving the wrong way through the Mary Mac's parking lot. Washington claimed the car's driver ignored him, and the car hit him while leaving the lot.

Washington said he caught up to the car while it waited at a red light. He claimed the driver tried to run over him, prompting him to fire several shots into the car.

Police interviewed the driver, Dan De'Combes, who said he was waiting at a red light when he saw Washington, who was armed with a gun, approaching him.

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

By Chris Smith

With this year’s tax deadline rapidly approaching, you may find that filing an extension is a good option for you. But before you plan to do that, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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Taxes are due April 15. The extension only gives you additional time to file your return; it is not an extension of time to pay the tax that may be due. The assessed tax, even if you have not yet determined how much it is, is due by the April 15 deadline.