Mary Norwood
Mary Norwood

Atlanta City Councilmember Mary Norwood has official thrown her hat into the ring to be the next mayor. Norwood, who unsuccessfully ran against current mayor Kasim Reed in 2009, joins a growing list of candidates for the job including current City Council President Ceasar Mitchell, former council president Cathy Woolard, former city COO Peter Aman, former Atlanta Workforce Development chief Michael Sterling, certified mediator Al Bartell, and State Rep. Margaret Kaiser.

The Atlanta Department of Watershed Management is warning customers that scam artists are calling about testing chlorine levels in the water.  In a media release, the department said  it is not testing chlorine levels and does not have any company doing so on its behalf. Anyone contacted about water testing should call the city’s ATL 311 Customer Service Center at (404) 546-0311.

The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department is accepting applications for its next class of firefighters. Individuals must be 18, have a U.S. driver’s license, a high school diploma or GED, an acceptable three-year driving record and successful complete physical, mental and polygraph exams. The deadline to submit an application is Nov. 1. To apply, visit this link.


Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

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