The training for recreation workers was mandated by a city ordinance in the wake of the death six years ago of a young football player. The mandate includes water vessels in each of the city's parks.
Hands to Heal GA raising funds for program to help youth cope with stress, anxietyReports show kids returning to school are dealing with more mental health issues than ever, and a local non-profit is launching a program to provide some relief.
Vaccination rates for young people remains low in GeorgiaAccording to experts, Covid vaccination rates among youngsters remains very low in the state of Georgia, despite rising instances of infection.
Georgia Seniors Farmers Market hosted in Fulton CountyFulton County is hosting the events to help provide fresh, healthy foods for those age 60 and older.
Black Restaurant Week underway in Atlanta through August 14Black Restaurant Week founders encourage businesses to provide dining specials to boost sales, which allows them to hire more staff, expand and handle rising food costs.
Clean air advocates urge Georgia school systems to apply for school bus rebate fundingTime is running out for Georgia school systems looking to get funding to improve air quality for students. Local clean air advocates are raising awareness about the issue and the deadline.
Local advocates oppose Atlanta City Jail bed lease agreementThe city of Atlanta has reached an agreement to lease hundreds of beds at the Atlanta City Jail to Fulton County inmates. The agreement is sparking outrage among community advocates.
The newest and hottest cars can be found at the Caffeine and Octane Show in Cobb CountyThe car show has recently moved to Town Center at Cobb in Kennesaw, where fans can see the latest and greatest vehicles as well as some old classics.
Ebenezer Baptist Church sponsored a Back To School expo this weekendThe Back To School expo sponsored by Ebenezer Baptist Church included wellness checks, school supplies and other activities ahead of the beginning of school in metro Atlanta.
DeKalb County hosts monkeypox vaccination eventOfficials in DeKalb County hosted a monkeypox vaccination event on Friday for those in at-risk groups. According to experts, the vaccines are coming from the national stockpile and are available for those identified as being from at-risk groups for contracting the ailment.
Expanded school lunch program expires in Atlanta Public SchoolsWhile the pandemic school lunch program has expired, Atlanta families can still apply for free or reduced-price lunches for their children for the upcoming school year.
National Medical Association's origins lauded with historic markerThe National Medical Association was founded in a church downtown Atlanta 127 years ago, during a time of civil and social unrest across the nation. The group of pharmacists, physicians and other medical professionals continues to provide services to the community.
Atlanta drum corps members march in DCI Southeast CompetitionSome of the world’s most elite drum and bugle corps showed up and showed out in Atlanta this weekend for the Drum Corps International Southeast Championship.
Tuesday marked the first day of practice in full pads for the FalconsThe first pre-season game for the Atlanta Falcons is August 12 when they visit the Detroit Lions.
'Reimagine The Legacy' honored the life and legacy of John Lewis'Reimagine The Legacy' was a presentation honored the life and legacy of the late civil rights leader and US Congressman John Lewis over the weekend. It took place in the shadow of the John Lewis 'Hero' mural in downtown Atlanta.
MARTA's new Rinse & Repeat art project seeing life at stations across regionThe new Rinse & Repeat art installation is now showing up at MARTA stations across the metro area. Poetry from local artists are etched in the sidewalks, but are only visible when wet from the rain or other water sources.
Kids learning about nature, science, ecology at Trees Atlanta Summer CampKids are learning how to identify different trees and other plant life as part of the Trees Atlanta Summer Camp. The camp is also teaching about nature, science, biology and ecology.
Local advocates discuss solutions for poor indoor air qualityLocal advocates are pushing to make the air we breathe cleaner, and they explored some solutions during a Georgia Black Women’s Roundtable on Thursday afternoon.
Baby shower to help newly patriated refugee mothersThe event was hosted by the National Council of Jewish women and New American Pathways to help welcome the new mothers as they come into the United States.
Read With Me Literacy Day provided opportunity for learning for youthAbout 100 kids participated in the event, held at the Home Depot Backyard at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The event promotes reading among 4-to-11 year old children.
Labor Secretary Martin Walsh meets with Metro Atlanta job advocatesUS Secretary of Labor Martin Walsh met with local job advocates for a roundtable discussion on Tuesday as they demanded better wages, better working conditions, and more jobs for the unemployed. Those cries have only grown louder over the months since the start of the pandemic.
Dunwoody breaks ground on new parkThe park is located near Perimeter Center East.
Clayton County school mask, clear bookbag mandates draw mixed reactionThe school mask requirement is back in Clayton County, a clear backpack policy will take effect this fall, and both mandates are drawing mixed reaction.
Georgia's new 'heartbeat law' startling statistics as it relates to black womenBlack women already face many disparities especially when it comes to the healthcare space and the new abortion law in Georgia.
The sweltering heat is a struggle for many on two fronts: how to stay cool and how to pay the billThe pandemic and inflation are already beating down on Metro Atlantans, and now they’re facing the blow of extreme heat, which is hitting communities of color, low-income families and senior citizens the hardest.