DeKalb County hosting free food giveaway this weekend
(ATLANTA, Ga.) DeKalb County Government is partnering with local faith leaders to distribute 5,000 boxes of food to combat high grocery prices. Boxes will include fresh fruit, vegetables, dozens of eggs and 10-pound bags of chicken hindquarters.
Atlanta Public Schools honor adult graduates with dedication ceremony
(ATLANTA, Ga.) Atlanta Public Schools is honoring adult education graduates at the district’s High School Equivalency celebration. The dedication event is held for adults who have completed their high school education while overcoming various life obstacles, according to a press release.
Adoption fees waived at Atlanta shelters for National Adoption Weekend
(ATLANTA, Ga.) Animal shelters in Fulton County and DeKalb County will be waiving adoption fees this weekend. This event is in celebration of National Adoption Weekend in addition to many shelters in the metro area being over capacity.
Atlanta Public Schools teachers earn technology badges, awarded at ceremony
(ATLANTA, Ga.) Atlanta Public Schools (APS) celebrated 100 educators for completing a unique program that helps to integrate technology into learning strategies. In August, APS partnered with the non-profit organization, Ed Farm, to increase education equity in both virtual and physical classrooms.
Atlanta high school graduates receive opportunity with fire and rescue department
(ATLANTA, Ga.) The Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation and Atlanta Fire & Rescue department are giving recent high school graduates an opportunity to immediately enter the workforce.
Music Midtown lineup released, tickets on sale Friday
(ATLANTA, Ga.) Music Midtown has released its 2022 lineup. The annual music festival is hosted at Piedmont Park and will take place Sept. 17 and Sept. 18. The festival will feature over 30 bands and artists across four stages including popular acts like Future, Fall Out Boy and 2 Chainz.
Atlanta Public Schools launches savings account program for kindergarten students
(ATLANTA, Ga.) Atlanta Public Schools (APS) is giving its kindergarten students a head start with financial literacy with its latest initiative. In partnership with Operation HOPE and the City of Atlanta, APS is providing all students in APS Title I schools a free savings account with a one-time deposit of $50.
Jeni's Ice Cream opens second Inman Park location
(ATLANTA, Ga.) Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is opening a second location in the Inman Park area. The new shop will be in the Stove Works building adjacent to Krog Street Market, near its first Inman Park location.
The Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena are calling on the public to help feed one million people across the state
(ATLANTA, Ga.) The Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena plan to feed one million people and are calling on the public for help. The team is looking to complete the task in a single day and pack shelf-stable meals for families and individuals across Georgia.
Mayor Andre Dickens pledges pay increase to Atlanta firefighters
(ATLANTA, Ga.) Mayor Andre Dickens spoke with a group of firefighters at their Bravest event on Wednesday morning. Dickens pledged a pay increase to the group citing his first budget proposal which included an increase for firefighters in the city.
Metro Atlanta residents warned about resurfaced telephone scam
(ATLANTA, Ga.) A phone scam has resurfaced in the metro Atlanta area and law enforcement is warning residents. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, callers are posing as deputies or other employees of their agency to try to scam people out of their money.
Quavo donates $150K to local Atlanta organization that helps single mothers
(ATLANTA, Ga.) Quavo is making headlines again for his latest act of service. On behalf of his Quavo Cares Foundation, the rapper recently made a $150,000 donation to a local non profit organization, The Tender Foundation.
Food and drink events happening in Atlanta this week
(ATLANTA, Ga.) More food and drink events are making their way to the city this month. Here are some events happening in and around Atlanta this week:. Enjoy a “May the Fourth Be With You” celebration at Hampton + Hudson with trivia and a themed menu including a Frozen Stormtrooper drink. Attendees are encouraged to dress in Star Wars costumes to win prizes.
Mayor's office creates job database for Atlanta youth, posting over 300 positions
(ATLANTA, Ga.) The Mayor’s office is creating a Summer Youth Employment Program portal where employers can post opportunities and job openings for Atlanta youth this summer. According to a Saporta article written by Mayor Andre Dickens, the city of Atlanta has already identified more than 300 positions within the government’s scope with a starting pay rate of $15 an hour.
These roads will be closed in downtown Atlanta during the Trump grand jury investigation
(ATLANTA, Ga.) Road closures will take place in downtown Atlanta beginning today through the end of the week as part of safety measures during former President Trump's grand jury investigation.
Rapper Quavo to star in upcoming movie about Atlanta's street driving culture
(ATLANTA, Ga.) One of Atlanta’s biggest rap stars, Quavo, is set to star in a new feature film, Takeover. The action film will focus on Atlanta’s street racing culture and showcase the activities and tricks have taken over the city’s streets in the recent years.