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Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market ends season Aug. 27

Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market ends season Aug. 27

FULTON COUNTY, ga. -- On Wednesday, August 27 at 10 a.m., Fulton County Cooperative Extension will celebrate the successful fourth season of the Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market. This year, the program provided approximately 31.5 tons of fresh produce to more than 6,900 residents in 24 Fulton County communities.

The celebration will take place at Berean seventh Day Adventist Church located at 291 Hamilton E. Holmes Drive, Atlanta and is open to all Fulton County residents.

The closing ceremony will include comments from Chairman John Eaves, Fulton County Board of Commissioners and Valeria Pickard, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Fulton Fresh was founded in 2011 as part of Fulton County’s continuous effort to address health disparities. Communities served by the seasonal program benefit from the delivery of fresh produce, nutrition education and were taught how to prepare tasty, healthy meals with the produce they received. 

All About Developmental Disabilities to hold workshop series on sexuality

All About Developmental Disabilities to hold workshop series on sexuality

DECATUR, Ga. -- This fall, All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) will host a four-part workshop series on sexuality and developmental disabilities. Parents and adults with developmental disabilities will learn about sexuality, how parents can support their child’s sexual behavior and romantic relationships, and how to handle sex on the Internet and in other media.

The sessions will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Aug. 26, Sept. 23, Oct. 21 and Nov. 18. All sessions will be held at AADD’s Family Support Center, 125 Clairemont Avenue Suite 300, Decatur. The cost is $10 per session.

Demetria McKinney celebrates music video release at Harlem Nights

Demetria McKinney celebrates music video release at Harlem Nights

ATLANTA -- Last week, Demetria McKinney celebrated the release of her video "100," featuring Da Brat at Atlanta's Harlem Nights Ultra Lounge.

Several celebrities were in attendance, including RHOA stars Porsha Stewart, Kenya Moore, Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks, Cynthia Bailey, Peter Thomas and Apollo Nida; LHHATL's MiMi Faust; radio personalities Eboni Steele and Claudia Jordan (Rickey Smiley Show); celebrity hair stylist Derek J; Xscape’s Tamika Scott; DJ Fadelf; La La's Full Court Life's Dice Dixon and girlfriend Gocha; Big Rich Atlanta's Sabrina Rowe; Kontrol Magazine editor Julian Lark; rapper Kore Stacks and many other Atlanta-based celebs and socialites.

The event was brought to you by Publicist Jakeem Smith and S.T.E.P.S. Events. Specials thanks to Status Vodka for providing spirits to all the guests.

Workforce Investment Act Board Task Force meeting scheduled for Monday

Workforce Investment Act Board Task Force meeting scheduled for Monday

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System – Workforce Investment Act Board (FCWPES-WIA) Board Development, Visibility and Influence Committee Task Force will meet on Monday, August 18 at 2 p.m. in the Adamsville Regional Health Center on the second floor.

The Adamsville Regional Health Center is located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta.

The FCWPES-WIA Board oversees activities related to providing an environment that supports a skilled and trained workforce and 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 needed to manage their work activities. Services are provided through a network of One-Stop Centers statewide.

Adamsville Workforce Development Office to host Comcast employment application session

Adamsville Workforce Development Office to host Comcast employment application session

ATLANTA -- Comcast recruiters will be on site at Fulton County's Adamsville Workforce  Development Office to take applications for Rep I Telesales employees on Tuesday, August 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Adamsville Workforce Development is housed 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 receive 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:

Win tickets to ONE Musicfest

Win tickets to ONE Musicfest

ATLANTA -- The fifth annual One Musicfest will take place Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood.

The 2014 full performance line up will include Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Jhene Aiko, Method Man, Redman, Amel Larrieux, Daley, Bilal, Alice Smith, Isaiah Rashad, Cody ChestnuTT, and will also feature the Soulection Sound Stage with Lakim, Andre Power, the Whooligan and the WERC DJs.

The festival experience will include three stages, a food truck and art village, activities and much more.

For more information visit www.ONEMusicfest.com.

In order to win, tweet: @TamaraFranklin I want those tickets! #OMF2014  or Instagram @WritingFrankly I want those tickets! #OMF2014 by Friday, August 15, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.

Giveaway courtesy of The Garner Circle PR.

Fulton County youth receive school supplies as costs rise

Fulton County youth receive school supplies as costs rise

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Shopping for back to school supplies can present challenges for parents trying to make ends meet and the outlook is not improving. Huntingdon Bank’s Annual Backpack Index reports double digit increases in school supply costs.

As Fulton County, Atlanta and other metro Atlanta schools prepare to open for the fall, Fulton County Commission Chairman John H. Eaves, the Fulton County Office of Children and Youth and Fulton County Health and Wellness sponsored a back to school event on Tuesday, July 29 to help parents to obtain needed school supplies.

The event at Atlanta Technical College featured school supply giveaways and free haircuts along with information and education. The event attracted 500 participants with 224 children receiving haircuts and 300 taking home school supplies.