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Rep. Mike Glanton to speak at Everest College graduation

Rep. Mike Glanton to speak at Everest College graduation

ATLANTA -- Georgia Rep. Mike Glanton (D-Jonesboro) will be the speaker at this weekend's Everest College graduation ceremony.

About 500 students from Everest's four Atlanta-area campuses will graduate Saturday at the Georgia World Congress Center in Downtown Atlanta.

"I am honored to be asked to speak to these soon-to-be graduates," Glanton said in a statement. "This is a monumental event in each of their lives, and I am humbled to be a part of that."

Everest College offers degrees in such fields as health care, pharmacy, massage and criminal justice.

2 Workforce Development offices to host taxamize accounting recruitments

2 Workforce Development offices to host taxamize accounting recruitments

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Office of Workforce Development will host taxamize accounting recruitments at the Adamsville Regional Health Center and the South Fulton Career Center. Taxamize is seeking tax preparers with “great attitude and a hard work ethic.”

Adamsville will host the first recruitment on Friday, Jan. 17, with the information session beginning at 10 a.m. The interviewing sessions are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Adamsville is located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW.

The second taxamize recruitment will be held Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the South Fulton Career Center located at 5710 Stonewall Tell Road, Suite 160 in College Park. The information session begins at 10 a.m. and interviewing sessions will begin at 11 a.m.  In order to attend the 10 a.m. information sessions, applicants should arrive by 9:45 a.m. for pre-registration. All applicants are expected to “dress for success” with business attire.

MOJO's Motown Eatery celebrates 1 year of business

MOJO's Motown Eatery celebrates 1 year of business

ATLANTA -- On Jan. 19 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., MOJO’s Motown Eatery invites you to join CEO Mario Johnson as he celebrates one year of serving Atlanta.

Since opening its doors, MOJO’s Motown Eatery has fed some of Atlanta’s most recognizable celebrities, including Faith Evans, Bow Wow and Mindless Behavior. 

Sponsored by Exclusiv Vodka, Lush Cakes and 2 Beautiful Eyes Creations, guests will enjoy an evening of good food, good spirits, exclusive giveaways and networking. This event is invite only and interested attendees must RSVP at bookjproductions@gmail.com by Jan. 18 at noon, as space will be limited.

MOJO's Motown Eatery is located at 530 Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard.

Fulton and community partners to host celebration for children and families in need

Fulton and community partners to host celebration for children and families in need

ATLANTA -- Children and families in need and outstanding students will be the focus of a “Community Cares” Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 20, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  The event will feature distribution of toys, clothing, non-perishable items and recognition of students who have demonstrated academic excellence and perfect attendance.  Community partners supporting the event with entertainment, food, resources and giveaways include Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Children and Youth, V103 FM, Music Education Group (MEG), Treasure Chest, Inc., and other caring sponsors.

Cooked To Perfection: Taste of Atlanta 2013

Cooked To Perfection: Taste of Atlanta 2013

ATLANTA -- After a food-filled weekend of sampling, sipping and celebrating, Taste of Atlanta festival attendees are fully satisfied—and possibly even sporting an extra notch on their belt loop!

The epic 12th annual food festival featured over 100 of the city’s premier restaurants and fed more than 45,000 hungry Atlantans. With one-stop access to the city’s varied culinary landscape, an impressive amount of featured cooking classes and seminars and an incredible support of non-profit, community programs, Taste of Atlanta has once again cooked up a recipe for success.

Job fair for Atlanta teens this Saturday

Job fair for Atlanta teens this Saturday

ATLANTA -- The city of Atlanta is offering a job fair to Atlanta teenagers interested in summer jobs.

The event is only for teens who live within the city because it's sponsored by the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency (AWDA). The agency hopes to find jobs for 350 teenagers on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at AWDA offices at 818 Pollard Street in Atlanta.

It's open to juniors and seniors in high schools. Students who apply may bring the following: high school transcript, Georgia ID or driver's license, Social Security card, birth certificate and proof of residence. Register online for Selective Service (boys 18 years or older) prior to arrival.

This is where you get more information: AWDA Summer Youth Employment

The director of Atlanta Workforce Development says they also want to hear from businesses interested in employing teens.

Commissioner William "Bill" Edwards to host Education Matters

Commissioner William "Bill" Edwards to host Education Matters

WHO:           William "Bill" Edwards, Fulton County Board of Commissioners, District 7

SPECIAL GUESTS

Dr. Robert AvossaSuperintendent
Mr. Patrick Burke, Deputy Superintendent of Operations
Ms. Linda Schultz, School Board President
Ms. Linda Bryant, School Board Member, District 4
Ms. Catherine Maddox, School Board Member, District 6


WHAT:         EDUCATION MATTERS is a Town Hall Meeting for District 7 Parents & Citizens to Discuss:

-Recent Board Action to Relocate School Headquarters & Instructional Offices

-District Master Plan for Future Renovations and Additions

-SPLOST IV Update- Where Your Tax Dollars Will Go