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School board announces August community meetings

School board announces August community meetings

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Each member of the Fulton County Board of Education sponsors a monthly meeting open to all members of the community.

The sessions provide an opportunity for direct contact with community members and give board members a chance to listen to local issues and concerns.

Board members have set the following meeting dates for August:

District 1 (Linda Schultz)
Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 9:30 a.m.
Mountain Park ES (11895 Mountain Park Road, Roswell)

District 2 (Katie Reeves)
Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 9:30 a.m.
Hopewell MS (13060 Cogburn Road, Milton)

District 3 (Gail Dean)
No meeting in August

District 4 (Linda Bryant)
No meeting in August

District 5 (Linda McCain)
District 7 (Julia Bernath)
Thursday, Aug. 16 at 9:30 a.m.
Johns Creek Environmental Campus (8100 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta)

National Night Out to be held Tuesday

National Night Out to be held Tuesday

MILTON, Ga. -- Milton's Police and Fire departments will co-host the city's National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

Activities include a bounce house, an interactive fire safety house demonstration, SWAT demonstrations and other police- and fire-related things for the whole family to enjoy.

Police officers and firefighters from Milton and Alpharetta will serve hot dogs, hamburgers, sodas and ice cream sandwiches. Vinny's New York Pizza & Italian Grill and Chick-fil-A will also provide refreshments.

The fun will be held at the Wills Park Equestrian Center, which is located at 11915 Wills Road in Alpharetta.

Now in its 29th year, National Night Out is a series of community events aimed at preventing drug use and crime.

See photos of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day

See photos of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day

ATLANTA -- From the mountains to the metro and beyond, customers flooded Chick-fil-A restaurants to show their support on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day Wednesday.

Check out the Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day photo gallery to see pictures of the crowds at your hometown Chick-fil-A.

Send any Appreciation Day photos to photos@11alive.com.

Avossa to hold briefing for school year

Avossa to hold briefing for school year

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Fulton County Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa will hold a news briefing on some developments for the 2012-13 school year.

The briefing will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Riverwood International Charter School in Sandy Springs.

Learn everything you need to know about the upcoming school year at fultonschools.org.

NY Times Best Selling Author, Emily Giffin!

Atlanta resident and New York Times Best selling author, Emily Giffin stopped by our Get Connected Studios to talk about her new book, "Where We Belong", how and why she writes and more! Find out what she hates!  Meet Emily at her book signing in Buckhead July 27th. Get details at www.emilygiffin.com/calendar.php

Fulton County Announces Family Voting Day

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- On Saturday, July 21, 2012, the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections invites registered voters to participate in Family Voting Day.

Fulton County’s Family Voting Day offers registered voters the opportunity to cast their ballots prior to the General Primary Election and on a day that may be more convenient for their schedules.

Family Voting Day will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at three locations:

Georgia Watermelon Queen to Visit Fulton County’s Riverside Farmer’s Market in Roswell

Georgia Watermelon Queen to Visit Fulton County’s Riverside Farmer’s Market in Roswell

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The Georgia Watermelon Queen will visit the Riverside Farmer’s Market on Saturday, July 21 from 8:00am – 12:00pm.  Her visit is part of her official duties to welcome summer and to educate the community about the nutritional and economical value of watermelons.  Fulton County Cooperative Extension operates the Riverside Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning in the parking lot of Roswell City Hall located at 38 Hill Street in Roswell, Georgia. 

Laurel Higginbotham, the 2012 Watermelon Queen, will lead a fun-filled day for the entire family.  She will be handing out coloring books, promotional watermelon items as well as officiate watermelon eating and seed spitting contests.  A children’s tent, delicious made-to-order crepes, live music and a radon information table staffed by Fulton County Cooperative Extension Agents will add to the festivities.