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Fulton career centers to host Comcast recruitments

Fulton career centers to host Comcast recruitments

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Comcast recruiters will visit Fulton County’s North Fulton Career Center on Monday, Jan. 5, and the Adamsville Career Center on Tuesday, Jan. 6, to take applications for Rep I Telesales.

The recruitments begin at 10 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. The North Fulton Career Center is located at 7741 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs and the Adamsville Career Center is located in the Adamsville Regional Health Center located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW in Atlanta.  Business attire is required, with no jeans, T-shirts or sneakers allowed.

Applicants who obtain employment will be expected to call existing customers to sell various Comcast products and services.  Sales representatives must provide the following services while carrying out other responsibilities as assigned.  Those responsibilities are listed below:

Metro Atlanta unemployment plunges to 6.5 percent

Metro Atlanta unemployment plunges to 6.5 percent

(WXIA) -- The unemployment rate in metro Atlanta dropped to 6.5 percent in November.

That's down five-tenths of a percentage point from October's 7.0 percent. The rate was also 7.0 percent in November 2013.

Fulton County's November unemployment rate was 7.3 percent.

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the Atlanta area added nearly 18,000 jobs in November. Many of the new jobs are in transportation, administrative services, health care, food service, finance and manufacturing, according to data from the Georgia Department of Labor. Unemployment insurance claims also dropped last month.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest November unemployment rate, at 5.0 percent. The highest was 9.0 percent, in the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region.

Bring One for the Chipper -- and bring your electronics too

Bring One for the Chipper -- and bring your electronics too

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Johns Creek is expanding its Christmas tree recycling program to include other items.

In addition to trees, Bring One for the Chipper will accept electronics, cardboard, clothing, cooking oil and fluorescent light bulbs.

This year's event will be Saturday, Jan. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Johns Creek Home Depot, 5950 State Bridge Road.

The Davey Tree Expert Company will chip the Christmas trees into mulch, which will then be used for playgrounds, wildlife habitats and other public beautification projects.

Johns Creek residents are also encouraged to bring their old computers, monitors, printers, laptops, keyboards, mice, cords, stereos, copy machines, cell phones, telephones, batteries, cardboard, clothing, shoes, fluorescent tubes and used cooking oil.

The clothing and shoes will be donated to charity, while all other items will be recycled.

Keeping kids’ minds sharp over winter break

Keeping kids’ minds sharp over winter break

By Megan Nellen, Lower School Principal at The Walker School

1. Community Service: Use the break to plan community service ideas for the coming year. Kids can write flyers and notes asking neighbors to save and donate any holiday décor they plan on tossing out to be used next year for a family without a tree or decorations. Children of all ages can help make and deliver sandwiches for a homeless mission or shelter or make cards and pictures for a local nursing home.

2. Reuse, Recycle, Entertain: Collect leftover boxes, ribbons and paper and have your kids use them to build a robot or make a game. Each year at The Walker School second graders use cardboard to make arcade games.

Last weekend of roadwork until 2015

Last weekend of roadwork until 2015

(WXIA) -- Drivers in the Atlanta area: Just make it through this weekend, and then you'll get a much-needed break.

The Georgia Department of Transportation said it will suspend all construction-related lane closures from Dec. 23 to Jan. 2.

Until then, many of the usual areas will see crews hard at work through next Monday morning.

As always, all work is weather permitting. A complete list of closures and possible delays can be found at 511ga.org.

Cobb/Fulton counties
* Two eastbound lanes of I-20 will be closed for about one mile past Six Flags Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Saturday for bridge joint and header replacement.

Coweta County
* One northbound lane of I-85 will be closed between two miles south of Highway 14 and McCollum-Sharpsburg Road from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for barrier wall setting.

Poll location change for Jan. 6 Special Election

Poll location change for Jan. 6 Special Election

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections will be required to change one (1) polling location for the 2014 Special Election to fill the vacancy for State House District 50 in North Fulton County. All affected voters will be notified of the change in location by first-class mail. Concerned residents are urged to check on-line to find out if the change would affect their poll on Election Day.

“Unfortunately, we will not be able to use one school as polling locations for the upcoming run-off election,” said Richard Barron, Director of the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections. “The school will be undergoing renovations making it unusable for polling.”

Police seek 12-year-old Johns Creek girl

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Authorities are searching for a 12-year-old girl who may have been abducted by a parent in Johns Creek.

According to Chris Byers of the Johns Creek Police Department, Taleiyah Brown was last seen getting into a red four-door vehicle after she got off the school bus at the Chelsea Ridge apartments.

The child had apparently been texting an unknown person while on the bus.

No other information is known. Anyone who sees the girl is asked to contact the Johns Creek Police Department.