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Race this weekend: Homeruns for Hope

Race this weekend: Homeruns for Hope

SUWANEE, Ga. -- The city of Suwanee will host a race this weekend to benefit children's cancer treatment and research.

Homeruns for Hope 5K will be Saturday, Sept. 6 at Suwanee Town Center Park. It is an evening race; registration opens at 5:30 p.m., with runners set to take to the course at 7 p.m.

Advance registration is $20 for the 5K and $10 for a quarter-mile kids' run. The prices go up to $25 and $15, respectively, on race day. Money raised by the event will benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, CHOA's Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center, and When Everyone Survives, a leukemia research foundation.

Runners will receive race T-shirts, goodie bags and access to a post-race showing of The Sandlot. The top male and female finishers and first finishers in each age group will get special awards.

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Free digital textbooks available to Ga. students

Free digital textbooks available to Ga. students

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Education has made free interactive digital textbooks available on its website.

Students, parents and educators are welcome to use the books, which feature games, discussion questions, quizzes and other study elements.

They are available for middle and high school courses in such subjects as language arts, math, science, social studies, electives and several world languages -- Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin and Spanish.

State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge said students who have used the digital textbook have had much classroom success with them.

Visit gavirtuallearning.org to access the textbook materials.

Michael C. Clark receives Medallion from Institute of Continuing Judicial Education

Michael C. Clark receives Medallion from Institute of Continuing Judicial Education

SUWANEE, Ga. -- Michael C. Clark, a partner at Clark, Oxendine & Sauls LP in Suwanee, Georgia, recently received a Medallion from Georgia’s Institute of Continuing Judicial Education. The Medallion recognizes a speaker who has made at least three presentations to the Judges of the Superior Court and received excellent reviews from the Judges.

Clark's most recent presentation, “How to Deal With High-Conflict People in Court,” is largely based on the materials presented by the High Conflict Institute (HCI). HCI provides education and resources for professionals who deal with high-conflict disputes in divorces, legal cases and other situations, and for individuals who encounter people with high-conflict personalities in their homes and workplaces.

Labor Day treat: No roadwork this weekend

Labor Day treat: No roadwork this weekend

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has a surprise for drivers who plan to visit Atlanta over the Labor Day weekend.

All construction-related road closures in metro Atlanta will be suspended from Friday at noon to Tuesday at 9 a.m. GDOT said while some long-term closures may remain in place for safety reasons, no new ones will be added unless there is an emergency.

Traffic is expected to be heavy throughout the area, thanks to a number of major Labor Day events:

* Dragon Con
* AJC Decatur Book Festival
* Black Gay Pride
* Oral-B USA 500 (Atlanta Motor Speedway)
* Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game (Georgia Dome)
* Braves v. Marlins/Phillies (Turner Field)
* Celebrate Freedom (Marietta)

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Gwinnett's Labor Day trash schedule

Gwinnett's Labor Day trash schedule

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Government offices in Gwinnett County will be closed Monday, Sept. 1 for the Labor Day holiday.

As Labor Day is not a trash and recycling holiday, collections of those items are scheduled as normal for unincorporated Gwinnett.

Residents of Gwinnett's cities should call their trash and recycling providers to see if next week's pickup schedules will change.

County operations will resume as normal on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Taste of Atlanta announces 2014 restaurant lineup

Taste of Atlanta announces 2014 restaurant lineup

ATLANTA –- More than 90 of Atlanta’s most notable and on-the-rise restaurants have signed on to participate in this year’s Taste of Atlanta, which will take place October 24-26 in Midtown at Tech Square.

With eateries featured from both inside and outside the Perimeter, festival-goers will be able to savor truly authentic flavors that represent every corner of the city.

New this year, to help attendees pinpoint their local favorites or discover new dining treasures during Taste of Atlanta, the festival will take food lovers on a culinary tour through the city’s many diverse neighborhoods.

Continue to avoid the Perimeter this weekend

Continue to avoid the Perimeter this weekend

(WXIA) -- This weekend is expected to be hot, and the Georgia Department of Transportation will take advantage of the weather by using Friday, Saturday and Sunday to work on some much-needed road improvements.

WEATHER | 11Alive meteorologist Chesley McNeil has your weekend forecast

Like last weekend, drivers are asked to avoid Interstate 285 if possible. Lane closures will result in major delays.

Scheduled I-285 projects include: