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Fulton County Fire Rescue provides guidelines to prevent holiday fire hazards

Fulton County Fire Rescue provides guidelines to prevent holiday fire hazards

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- As residents string up the lights and ignite the candles, the Fulton County Fire Rescue Department encourages everyone to keep fire safety in mind.

According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), fires involving Christmas trees caused more than $16 million in property damage per year between 2004 and 2008. Holiday lights and other decorative lighting caused more than $8 million dollars in property damage per year over that same time period.

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North Fulton voters can vote absentee by mail for special election

North Fulton voters can vote absentee by mail for special election

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Some North Fulton County voters may prefer to vote absentee by mail for State House District 50.

To request an absentee ballot, registered voters may fax or mail a written request for an absentee ballot. Voters can vote absentee by mail for any reason. Citizens can request an absentee ballot through Friday, Jan. 2.

Election Day is Tuesday, Jan. 6. Requests for absentee ballots may be submitted now.

Absentee VOTE BY MAIL

Eligible voters (meaning registered voters) desiring to vote by mail may do so without providing a reason or identification if they mail in their application for a ballot. However, this does not apply to voters who registered for the first time in Georgia by mail and did not provide ID with their registration application.

Weekend roadwork: Once again, avoid I-20 on the west side

Weekend roadwork: Once again, avoid I-20 on the west side

(WXIA) -- Drivers are asked to avoid non-essential travel on Interstate 20 on Atlanta's west side this weekend.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will perform several road projects on I-20 as well as other areas of metro Atlanta. Lane closures and delays are expected.

All work is weather permitting.

This weekend's work by county includes:

Cobb County
* Two northbound lanes of Cobb Parkway will be closed at the Chattahoochee River on Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon for pavement repairs.
* Two southbound lanes of Cobb Parkway will be closed at the Chattahoochee River on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. for pavement repairs.

Celebrate National Poinsettia Day with Pike Nurseries

Celebrate National Poinsettia Day with Pike Nurseries

(WXIA) -- Poinsettias, often known as The Christmas Flower, are holiday staples. These classic flowering plants add a dazzling, festive flair to any space. Whether they are used on mantels as beautiful displays or on dining tables as stunning centerpieces, florist-quality poinsettias add the perfect holiday touch to home décor.

In honor of National Poinsettia Day on Friday, Dec. 12, the garden experts at Pike Nurseries reveal fun facts and fresh care tips that will keep poinsettias beautiful all season-long!

Poinsettias have become a symbol of the Christmas season. Pike Nurseries offers fast facts to educate and debunk the myths associated with poinsettias.

History Lesson: This Christmas classic is native to Mexico and was first introduced in the United States in 1825.

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Alpharetta apartment burglary suspects caught on camera


ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Alpharetta police are looking for two men accused of breaking into apartments and burglarizing them.

The suspects were recently caught on camera taking items from one apartment.

Alpharetta Department of Public Safety spokesman George Gordon said the men will wander apartment complexes and knock on units' doors. If nobody answers, they break into the apartments and steal from them. If someone comes to the door, they apologize and say they are at the wrong apartment.

Both suspects are described as Hispanic men; they were speaking Spanish on the surveillance video taken inside a victim's apartment. Anyone who recognizes them is asked to call the public safety department's tip line at 678-297-6307.

Pike Nurseries hosts Williamsburg Wreath Make & Take classes

Pike Nurseries hosts Williamsburg Wreath Make & Take classes

ATLANTA -- The beautiful, festive wreaths of Colonial Williamsburg have become renowned front-door decorations that exemplify the historic town during the holidays.

To help customers add a traditional touch to their Christmas decorations, the experts at Pike Nurseries are hosting Make & Take Williamsburg Wreath classes on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. and Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m.

During the seminars, guests will learn how to craft their very own Williamsburg Wreath to adorn the front door. The finished product looks like a Christmas wreath from Colonial Williamsburg and can last for three to four weeks outside in cool weather!

Fulton County to conduct special election for Georgia House District 50

Fulton County to conduct special election for Georgia House District 50

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- A special election will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 to fill a vacancy in State House District 50. The election for Georgia House District 50 will occur at select City of Johns Creek precincts.

Early voting will be held Monday, Dec. 15 through Friday, Jan. 2 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Johns Creek Environmental Campus, 8100 Holcomb Bridge Road.

Saturday voting will be held Dec. 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Early voting locations will be closed for holidays on December 24, 25, and January 1.

On Jan. 6, polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the following precinct locations:

 

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