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Fulton wants seniors to 'Join the Conversation' regarding strategies to meet growing senior needs

Fulton wants seniors to 'Join the Conversation' regarding strategies to meet growing senior needs

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Aging wants seniors and their caregivers to participate in focus groups designed to plan strategies for meeting the growing needs of seniors.  The focus group meetings are designed to plan strategies to help seniors to age-in- place and maintain their independence.  Caregivers of more fragile seniors are also urged to participate in the conversations about program and service needs.

The Office of Aging will host four “Join the Conversation” meetings beginning  Monday, October 22, 2012.  The meetings will be held on the following dates:

Monday, October 22, 2012 – Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 – Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Bobby Cox steps to the plate for students

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Bobby Cox is ticketed for the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.  Yet he still thinks about those in his own backyard who need him to go to bat for the right reasons.

The former Braves manager still keeps his hand in the game by consulting with GM Frank Wren and manager Fredi Gonzalez, but he also has time to work on projects like the Daniel Hager Memorial Endowment Fund.

The fund was established by Bobby's friends Kaye and Gerry Litzinger to honor the life of their son. When they told the longtime Braves field boss what they had in mind, they didn't even have to ask, he volunteered to round up celebrities for a golf tournament.

As former Falcon and Brave Brian Jordan said, when Bobby calls, you listen. Former Falcons quarterback and current board of director member Steve Bartkowski said "Bobby's one of my heroes; what he's done for the city is amazing".

Governor Deal accepts 'Appling Sword'

ATLANTA -- It's been one hundred and seven years since the Appling sword hung in the Georgia governor's office but tonight it's back home in downtown Atlanta.

Where it's been the last century is the stuff of Keith Morrison and NBC Dateline.

Here is what we do know a collective of heritage groups raised 100 thousand dollars to bring the sword to Governor Deal.

The sword is almost 200 years old and was constructed in Philadelphia after being commissioned by the state legislature in 1816 to salute the pride of Columbia County Georgia.

Governor Deal said, " The contributions of Lt. Col. Appling were truly heroic."

In the War of 1812, May 1814, 27 year old Lt. Col.Daniel Appling was sent to upstate New York along the shore of Lake Ontario.

With 150 of his riflemen on boats with cables and cannons, an overwhelming American victory over the British at Big Sandy Creek.

Vote early in Fulton County

Vote early in Fulton County

ATLANTA -- Early voting begins Monday in several Georgia jurisdictions, including Fulton County.

Six locations across the county are open for advance voting.

You can vote from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, or from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Early voting locations include:

Adamsville Recreation Center
3201 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW

Buckhead Library
269 Buckhead Avenue

Fulton County Government Center
130 Peachtree Street

North Fulton Annex
7741 Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs

Fulton County Library, Ocee Branch
5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek

South Fulton Annex
5600 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park

Navy Pilot from Georgia asks out Katy Perry in video

Lemoore, Ca -- Lieutenant Clayton Heyward is a Navy pilot based in California and needs a date to an upcoming military ball.

He created a video and posted it on YouTube to ask Katy Perry.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

On Friday, Lt. Heyward talked live via skype to Karyn Greer about the video and gave his family in Metro Atlanta a shout out.

 

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper: Atlantans should do more to save water

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper: Atlantans should do more to save water

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- A conservation group says metro Atlanta has made incremental progress in reducing water use since 2011, but could do more.

The Times of Gainesville reports that Atlanta-based Chattahoochee Riverkeeper released the findings as part of a 40-page update to its 2011 report, "Filling the Water Gap: Conservation Successes and Missed Opportunities in Metro Atlanta."

That report projected that the region could save as much as 160 million gallons of water per day through certain conservation measures.

Though some progress has been made, the group says residents in metro Atlanta "can and should do more."

Its report said that resolving the ongoing conflict with Alabama and Florida over allocation of water in Georgia "depends on our ability to show our downstream neighbors that we are doing all we can to conserve."

Bobbi Kristina engaged to adopted brother

(USA TODAY) -- Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon are engaged.

The engagement is confirmed in a new clip from Lifetime's reality show "The Houstons: On Our Own," kicking off on Oct. 24.

Rumors have been floating around since August that 19-year-old Bobbi Kristina had gotten engaged to adopted brother/boyfriend Nick Gordon, but Bobbi Kristina denied it.

In the E! News clip, Bobbi Kristina tells the family, "We're engaged!"

But the happy news doesn't go over well, especially, it seems, with aunt Pat Houston, manager and executor of Whitney's estate, who responds to the news by saying, "Unacceptable."