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Spelman College gears up for annual 5K run/walk

Spelman College gears up for annual 5K run/walk

ATLANTA -- As part of Spelman College’s 2015 Founders Day activities, the community is invited to get moving and exercise at its third annual Wellness Revolution 5K Run/Walk. The 3.1 mile run/walk will take place Saturday, April 11, and will kick-off with check-in/ registration from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Held to promote personal health and fitness, the event will feature a surprise guest to kick off the run/walk, coordinated warm-up and cool-down activities and health and wellness information and tips.  Warm-up activities will start at 8:30 a.m. and the run/walk, which includes a course through the West End community, will begin at 9 a.m.

South Fulton offers community garden beds

South Fulton offers community garden beds

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the South Fulton Master Gardener Extension Volunteers, is looking for participants to occupy plots at the South Fulton Community Garden.

This year marks the 4th season for the garden, which has 33 beds available for residents of the district to occupy and help maintain.

The garden is located at 5645 Mason Road, College Park, behind the South Fulton Tennis Center.

A $35 non-refundable fee per year is required to occupy a plot for the entire growing season. Only money orders or cashier checks made payable to Fulton County Government will be accepted as payment. The deadline to register for a plot is Wednesday, Apr. 15.

Interested parties may sign up two ways:

Murder victim's mother makes plea for help


ATLANTA -- Three years after her son was murdered Jalonda Watson is making a plea for help to find his killer. Rontavius Watson, 26, was shot and killed police don't know much more than what they learned when it first happened.

Vehicles stolen from several valet lots recovered


ATLANTA – Four vehicles stolen from Atlanta restaurants have been recovered.

Police arrested 17-year-old Maricius D. Palmer and a juvenile in connection with the stolen vehicles. They are charged with theft by taking.

Saturday evening, a white Mercedes and a blue Audi were stolen from the valet lot of the Horseradish Grill in Buckhead.

Blighted building on MLK Drive to be demolished


ATLANTA -- An old apartment complex on Martin Luther King Drive will finally be coming down.

Back in January, we promised to hold Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and city leaders accountable on their promise to refurbish the Martin Luther King Drive corridor on Atlanta's west side.

At the time, Atlanta City Councilmember C.T. Martin told us a major step would be getting rid of the complex.

11Alive's Blayne Alexander has learned the property has now been approved for demolition.

A fence has now been put up around the property. The city is finalizing plans for the 7.2 mile stretch that includes more lighting and green space.

Spelman College names new president

Spelman College names new president

ATLANTA -- Spelman College will have a new president this summer.

The Board of Trustees announced Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell will take over the reins as the college's 10th's president on August 1.

Campbell has served as dean emerita of Tisch School of the Arts and university professor at New York University.

Current Spelman President Dr. Beverly Tatum will step down at the end of this school year.

Man shot in SW Atlanta

Man shot in SW Atlanta

ATLANTA – Police say a man was shot in the back at a southwest Atlanta apartment complex on Sunday.

The incident happened at an apartment complex on Alison Court. Police said a woman was attacked by her child's father's new girlfriend. The woman's brother was shot in the buttocks while defending her, police said.

The man was awake when officers arrived and taken to Grady Hospital to be treated.

No arrests had been made as of Sunday night.