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Fulton County Runoff Elections on Nov. 30th. Early Voting Ends 11/24

Atlanta, GA--  The Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections will hold a runoff election in four political races on Tuesday, November 30, 2010. Fulton County voters will be asked to select a candidate for Fulton County Superior Court Judge, State Supreme Court Justice and State Court of Appeals Judge. In addition, voters in Johns Creek will be asked to vote in a runoff election for City Council Post 5.

Advance voting for the runoff election will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Some Union City Residents Frustrated with Abandoned Trash Collection Duties

Atlanta, GA--  Some residents of a South Fulton County subdivision fear that their trash collection company has abandoned them, and say that their garbage is piling up outside of their houses.

Earlier this week it was reported that Silver Crown Trash, LLC, who is  the trash collection company for this area of South Fulton County, has not picked up the residents' trash for the past 3 weeks.

In the Wexford subdivision off Stone Wall Tell Road in South Fulton, the piled trash curbside is very visible and residents say it is amazing that dogs and cats have not started tearing into it to scavage.

Disgruntled homeowners worry that the company may be out of business and are fearful that the money they have paid in trash service pickup will have been for naught.

Mayor Kasim Reed Names new Atlanta Airport GM

Atlanta, GA--  Mayor Kasim Reed today announced that Louis Miller, former Executive Director and CEO of Tampa International Airport, will be the new Aviation General Manager at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

“I am pleased that Louis Miller has agreed to partner with me and the City of Atlanta in our efforts to maintain Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport  as the world’s busiest passenger airport and enhance its role as the primary economic engine for the region,” said Mayor Reed. “Under the experienced leadership of Louis Miller, I am confident that the airport’s safety, security and amenities for passengers will improve dramatically.

Bomb Scare at Campbell Elementary School Cleared

Atlanta, GA--  A bomb threat at Campbell Elementary in Fairburn is being investigated by authorities.  Sheriffs say that the school received a threat by phone at 12:50, at which time the 860 students plus staff members were taken outdoors and a safe distance away from the school.

Instead of staying outside waiting for the bomb sniffing dogs to finish their sweep of the building, everyone was loaded onto busses and transported to the Georgia Military College (Fairburn campus) until the all clear was given.

Once the all clear was given students were transported back to their school andbusses and parents picked up their kids as usual.

En Vogue to appear at Labor Day Concert, Sunday Sept. 5

Union City is proud to offer residents and visitors a series of special events in 2010.    

Join us on Sunday, September 5th and celebrate the music of the world famous music group, En Vogue.  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets.  Listen to great music, enjoy delicious food from our excellent food vendors, or receive one of our free hospitality promotional items.

Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. (Union Station Mall, formerly Shannon Mall) with the actual concert starting at approximately 8:00 p.m.  The mall is located at 1000 Shannon Mall. 

For additional information, please call (770) 964-2288 or send us an email at ucevents@unioncityga.org