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Man shot to death in southwest Atlanta


ATLANTA -- A 47-year-old man was shot to death at a southwest Atlanta apartment complex Wednesday morning.

Witnesses heard gunshots at around 1:30 a.m. at the 1890 House Apartments in the 1800 block of Myrtle Drive. A passerby flagged down an Atlanta police officer.

The victim suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest, according to Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition, and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 2:10 a.m.

Police have not yet determined a motive for the shooting or made any arrests. The victim's name has not been released.

APD: Girlfriend arrested after man shot to death


ATLANTA -- A woman has been arrested in connection with the Saturday evening murder of her boyfriend in southwest Atlanta.

Temeka Jones, 34, was arrested after police found 50-year-old Michael Preston Sr. dead in the street at around 6:30 p.m. It's not clear if Jones was the one who called 911.

The incident happened on the 3000 block of Highbury Trail. 11Alive has confirmed that this shooting happened right in front of the girlfriend's house.

Investigators said it's not clear yet how many times Preston was shot.

Jones is being held at the Fulton County jail and police said the investigation will continue.

11Alive will continue to follow this developing story.

Atlanta PD investigating possible murder-suicide


ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police are investigating an murder-suicide in the southwest Atlanta area that happened Saturday morning.

Officers responded to a burglary in progress call in the 3000 block of Deerborne Court SW.

But upon arrival, responding officers discovered a man and woman dead inside the residence.

Both appeared to have sustained gunshot wounds and a weapon was recovered on scene.

A police spokesperson said that it appears the two knew each other and had a previous relationship.

The investigation on the scene showed signs that the man shot and killed the woman and then proceeded to shoot himself.


Princeton Review names Spelman to Guide to Green Colleges

Princeton Review names Spelman to Guide to Green Colleges

ATLANTA -- The Princeton Review has named Spelman College as one of the most environmentally responsible “green” colleges in its “Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition." Spelman is the first and only HBCU to be included in the guide, which profiles colleges with exceptional commitments to sustainability based on their academic offerings and career preparation for students, campus policies, initiatives and activities.

Fulton County holds 'Food Talk' sessions to teach about nutrition

Fulton County holds 'Food Talk' sessions to teach about nutrition

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- SNAP-Ed Food Talk sessions offered by Fulton County Cooperative Extension are designed to teach healthy eating on a budget for low-income parents (and other low-income individuals) who receive SNAP benefits. As the cornerstone of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition assistance programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) plays a vital role in helping to improve nutrition in the Nation among low-income individuals.

The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.

Atlanta land grab could shut down two Fulton Co. schools


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ATLANTA – The fight to keep two Fulton County Schools out of the city of Atlanta continues to heat-up.

The schools are part of an effort by the city of Atlanta to annex nearly a thousand acres of unincorporated south Fulton County, including the 706 acres of the Sandtown community.

The two schools at the center of controversy are A. Philip Randolph Elementary and Sandtown Middle School.

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s annual celebration of Older Americans Month includes an open invitation for seniors, their families and members of the community to participate in Community Days.

Each facility will host a Community Day as a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month, which is recognized in May.

The theme of this year’s celebration, “Get into the Act,” focuses on encouraging older adults to take charge of their health, engage in their communities, and have a positive impact on the lives of others. By promoting and engaging in activity, wellness, and inclusivity, more Americans than ever before can “Get into the Act.”