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Fulton County Workforce Investment Board to Hold September 27 Annual Retreat

Fulton County Workforce Investment Board to Hold September 27 Annual Retreat

The Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System –Workforce Investment Act Board (FCWPES-WIA) will meet for their Annual Retreat beginning at 10:00 am. Thursday, September 27, 2012.  The meeting will be held at the Camp Truitt Neighborhood Senior Center located at 4320 Hershel Road in College Park, GA. 

The FCWPES-WIA Board oversees activities related to providing an environment that supports a skilled and trained workforce and to creating innovative programs that serve the changing needs of employers and the business community.

WIA helps Georgia move toward a comprehensive, customer-focused workforce investment system where Job Seeker and Employer customers alike can access a wide range of workforce-related tools and information they need to manage their work activities.

Classes teach kids how to fight off attacks

Classes teach kids how to fight off attacks

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- Revved Up Kids will hold two self-defense classes for children on Saturday, Sept. 22 in Stone Mountain.

Allison Neal, co-founder of Revved Up Kids, said the first of two classes is designed for boys and girls as young as 6 years old.

"We teach those children about predators and about who predators are and how to recognize, avoid and escape a predator," Neal said. 

For older girls, Neal teaches a different class called "Just Yell Fire." It's based on a video developed by Dallas Jessup, a Vanderbilt University student who travels the country teaching getaway strategies to teenagers.  

Atlanta Wind Symphony to hold free fall concert

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The Atlanta Wind Symphony will perform a free concert in late October in Alpharetta.

The group is a 56-member volunteer symphony band. Their concert, "Night Music" is set for Sunday, October 28 at 3 p.m. They will play at the Alpharetta First United Methodist Church.

According to the Atlanta Wind Symphony, "Music Night" follows a fall theme, with several selection of the concert to evoke images associated with night and mystery.

"Night Music" will be led by Associate Conductors R. Kevin Brown and Kurt Wackerly.

 

Johns Creek police, fire hold Community Safety Day

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- The Johns Creek Fire and Police Departments will host a Community Safety Day on Saturday, October 6 at the State Bridge Road Shopping Center.

The event will be in the Home Depot and Target parking lots, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. It is free to attend, and is being held precursor to Fire Prevention Week, which starts October 7.

Firefighters and police officers will demonstrate rope rescues and fire extinguisher use, SWAT exercises and other skills they use regularly.

They will also perform car seat safety checks and show vehicle rollover demonstrations.

Visitors can interact with firefighters and police officers at Community Safety Day, and learn about public safety vehicles and equipment and ways to handle various emergencies.

 

Season filled with surprises in Week 5 of high school football

ATLANTA -- Last year's Class AAAAA state champion won't go undefeated this season and neither will last season's runner-up, but there are some undefeated teams that are big surprises as the 2012 high school football season heads for Week 5.

The Grayson express for the state title hit a bump in the road at Parkview, while Walton got ambushed by North Cobb in Acworth. Grayson may still be the team to beat in Class AAAAAA, but the Rams will feel the shakeup in the Metro Atlanta Super25 Poll this week.

The thing that has to excite metro area fans is the large number of teams at 3-0.  In Gwinnett, Shiloh's 3-0 mark has to be a most pleasant surprise, especially since the Generals went through a turbulent off season that saw a highly publicized coaching change. Shiloh plays South Gwinnett this week.

Why do presidential candidates stay behind closed doors in Georgia?

ATLANTA, Ga. -- If you wanted to see Ann Romney in metro Atlanta on Thursday afternoon, you had to pony up at least $1,000 for the privilege.

That was the lowest entry fee to a pair of closed fundraising events at Sugarloaf Country Club in Duluth and the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek.

If you want to see Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney when he comes to Atlanta for a luncheon next Wednesday, it'll cost you at least another grand.

We saw President Obama get off Air Force One when he visited Atlanta in June, but that was it.

His fundraisers were also private.

Both candidates and their wives may be campaigning publicly in other states, but you won't see much of that in Georgia.

That's because there's no reason to fight over Georgia's electoral votes.

Since Georgia is firmly a red state, Barack Obama didn't win here in 2008 and he's not expected to beat Romney here this time around.

HERO CENTRAL | Soccer in the streets

ATLANTA -- We're celebrating an act of kindness by one of our younger viewers.

Back in May, we aired a story about a fundraiser for an Atlanta-based non-profit called: "Soccer In the Streets".

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It serves more than two-thousand students, using sports to help at-risk kids thrive at school and at home.

A scout named Ethan Belnap from Troop 2001 in Johns Creek was watching the story, and he decided he could help.

And he did in a big way.  He began collecting used soccer gear as part of his Eagle Scout project.

Ethan, who's also a soccer player, sorted and cleaned the equipment before donating 55 bags full to Soccer in the Streets.