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Fulton County offers 2 early voting weekends

Fulton County offers 2 early voting weekends

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County registered voters will have the opportunity to vote on Saturday and Sunday for the next two weekends.

During the weekend of Oct. 18 -19, seven Fulton County locations will be open for early voting.

During the weekend of Oct. 25 – 26, 19 Fulton County locations will be open for early voting.

Fulton County is offering more weekend voting opportunities than any other Georgia County. Residents are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the early voting period, including weekend voting.

“We hope that our expanded dates and locations for early voting will encourage more Fulton County registered voters to cast their ballots,” said Richard L. Barron, Director of the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections. "Voting early reduces lines on Election Day and is more convenient for voters."

Fulton County Early Voting Locations

Monday, October 13 - Friday, October 31

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Weekend roadwork: The I-285 debacle continues

Weekend roadwork: The I-285 debacle continues

(WXIA) -- It's going to be another messy weekend on metro Atlanta's highways.

The Georgia Department of Transportation encourages drivers to stay off Interstates 20 and 285 if they can.

As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled construction projects include:

Bartow County
* 1 northbound lane of I-75 will be closed between two miles north of Glade Road and one mile south of Allatoona Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday for bridge maintenance.
* 1 northbound lane of I-75 will be closed between two miles north of Glade Road and one mile south of Allatoona Road from 7 a.m. Saturday to 5 p.m. Sunday for bridge maintenance.

Cobb County
* 1 lane of the I-75 southbound exit ramp to I-285 west will be closed from 9 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday for work on the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes project.

Atlanta firefighters sing about fire prevention

Atlanta firefighters sing about fire prevention

ATLANTA -- We all know that humor -- and song lyrics -- help people learn.

The Atlanta Fire Department hopes for a lot of laughs in addition to fire safety preparation with the video its firefighters made for Fire Safety Prevention Month.

The firefighters changed the words to the Doors' "Light My Fire" -- with hilarious results. A spokeswoman for the fire department put it best: "We are well aware that it's a good thing these folks have real jobs."


See more fun Atlanta Alive moments here.

Rome Alexander debuts new single 'Bring Me Back'

Rome Alexander debuts new single 'Bring Me Back'

ATLANTA-- Rome Alexander's Atlanta Listening Session for "Bring Me Back" was held Thursday, Oct. 9 at The BQE Restaurant and Lounge.

Guests enjoyed signature dishes provided by the restaurant and a special toast sponsored by Voscato. Hosted by BET Music Director Buttahman, guests got a sneak peak of Rome Alexander's new singles as well as received signature Rome Alexander promotional items.

Rome Alexander's single is currently ranking high over several national and international charts as well as receiving recognition on several high-profile media outlets.

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Darnell Senior Facility Artists Walk features creativity of participants and professionals

Darnell Senior Facility Artists Walk features creativity of participants and professionals

ATLANTA -- The Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility hosted its third annual Artists Walk on Thursday, Sept. 25, with dozens of citizens viewing the creativity of Darnell Facility participants and local artists.

The display, which was open Wednesday and Thursday featured personally designed greeting cards, paintings, jewelry, clothing, quilting and other forms of tapestry as well as creatively styled home goods. Those who believe that quilting is a fading art form would have been pleasantly surprised as dozens of colorful and meticulously designed quilts were on display. Participant creations were completed in Darnell Facility creative classes such as art, jewelry making and pottery.

For more information about classes offered at the Darnell Senior Multipurpose facility and Fulton County’s three other senior multipurpose facilities, call the Fulton County STARline at 404-613-6000.

AP exam participation: Atlanta Public Schools

AP exam participation: Atlanta Public Schools

(WXIA) -- More Georgia high school students are taking -- and passing -- Advanced Placement exams.

Last school year, 89,806 Georgia students took 154,176 AP exams. That's an 8 percent increase in the number of participants and almost a 9 percent increase in the number of tests.

AP exams are graded on a scale of 1 to 5. Passing scores of 3, 4 or 5 often allow the test-takers to earn college credit.

Georgia's seniors earned 86,075 passing scores on their AP exams in 2014, a 9.6 percent increase over 2013.

English Language and Composition was the state's most popular AP exam, followed by U.S. History and World History.

In Atlanta, 1,407 students took 2,017 AP exams in 2014, and 637 of those exams earned passing scores.

Here are the AP exam breakdowns for each APS high school:

B.E.S.T. Academy
14 students took 16 exams
1 passing score

Children’s Museum of Atlanta hosts Cooking with Colors

Children’s Museum of Atlanta hosts Cooking with Colors

ATLANTA -- Back by popular demand, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is cooking up big fun and tasty food with its Cooking with Colors series!

Every Monday through November 10 at 10:30 a.m., as a part of its Eat a Georgia Rainbow program, The Children’s Museum invites families to stir up some fun. Hosted by Chef Tanisha Mott, the weekly cooking workshops teach little foodies and parents how to whip up colorful (and healthy!) culinary creations.

Chef Tanisha uses fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy, local ingredients to create delicious dishes that even the pickiest eaters will enjoy! Reservations are required, as each workshop has space for only 10 adults, with one child per adult.

Scheduled sessions include: