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Fulton County opens comment period for Annual Draft Action Plan

Fulton County opens comment period for Annual Draft Action Plan

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County wants citizen review and comment on its Annual Action Plans and Consolidated Plan.  The Consolidated Plan requires local governments receiving federal funds directly from HUD, to determine strategies, community needs, long and short-term objectives, resources and proposed projects for submission as a combined planning and application document.

Supreme Court to hear Roswell cell phone tower case

ROSWELL, Ga. -- A fight over whether to put a cell phone tower in the city of Roswell has made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Four years ago, T-Mobile wanted to build a 108-foot cell tower in Roswell. It promised to disguise the tower as an over-sized pine tree.

After a heated debate at a city council meeting, the city denied the request, T-Mobile appealed to the courts saying it was never given specific and required reasons for denial.

Under the Telecommunications Act of 1996, local towns and cities have to provide specific reasons -- in writing -- why they won't allow a tower.

Constitutional law experts say that brings up a much bigger question.

Weekend roadwork: I-285 and the south side

Weekend roadwork: I-285 and the south side

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation will work on a number of infrastructure projects on Atlanta's highways this weekend.

Drivers are strongly encouraged to avoid Interstates 20 and 285 on the west side of the city, as well as I-75 south of the Perimeter, if possible.

As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Bartow County
* 2 southbound lanes of I-75 will be closed between one mile south of Emerson-Allatoona Road and two miles north of Glade Road Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for bridge maintenance.

Clayton/Henry counties
* 2 northbound lanes of I-75 will be closed between Hudson Bridge Road/Eagles Landing Parkway and Mount Zion Boulevard from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Sunday for concrete slab replacement.

FBI investiating components used to make an IED found in a backpack in Roswell

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The FBI is awaiting lab results on what it says were components found to make a bomb.


The materials were found in a backpack left along a trail in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area near Vickery Creek in Roswell.

Police say Tuesday around noon a mother and daughter walking one of the trails saw the bag, took a look inside and called 911.

Police immediately closed off the park and called in the Cobb County bomb squad and the FBI.

Fulton County to host Manpower recruitment at North Fulton Career Center

Fulton County to host Manpower recruitment at North Fulton Career Center

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The North Fulton Workforce Development Career Center will host an onsite Recruitment session in partnership with Manpower on Wednesday November 5, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The North Fulton Career Center is located at 7741 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs.

Manpower will be conducting application sessions and screening for Member Care Agents (Call Center/Banking), Maintenance Mechanics, Machine Adjusters, and Forklift Operators. The recruitment is a partnership between Fulton County and Manpower to find qualified employment candidates for available positions.  For more information, call 404-613-6381.
Position description and requirements include:

Member Care Agents (Call Center/Banking):  Location: South Atlanta
Employment Requirements

Fulton County is ready for Election Day

Fulton County is ready for Election Day

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- On Tuesday, Nov. 4, all 370 precincts in Fulton County will open to welcome voters. The Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections is confident that pre-election preparations will result in an easy and pleasant voting experience for all electors. As always, administrative and technical support is available in the field and at the Election phone bank to address questions that may arise.

As of Oct. 30, 75,051 voters have cast ballots during early voting and 5,942 via absentee ballot.

Voters who plan to vote in person on Nov. 4 should keep the following points in mind:

Woman's body found at Roswell hotel, suspect in custody

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Roswell police have made an arrest after a woman's body was found in a hotel breezeway Thursday morning.

Guests at the Atlanta Hotel on Old Dogwood Road discovered the remains of 51-year-old Beverly Carol Arnold at around 6 a.m.

Arnold's body was wrapped in a bloody sheet and left in a second-floor breezeway, according to police. Investigators searched the breezeway, Room 204 at the hotel and a dumpster behind the building.

Early Friday afternoon, Roswell police announced a suspect in Arnold's death had been arrested. The suspect was picked up on a parole violation warrant. Because the suspect has not yet been charged with murder, that person's name has not been released.

Police said they see quite a bit of crime in the area around the hotel, including drug use and prostitution, but rarely do they investigate something as serious as murder.