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CDC to release results of measles tests


FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- The CDC is soon expected to release the results of measles tests performed on a Forsyth County child.

The Sharon Elementary School third grader was positive for measles in the first round of testing, but the second test came back negative.

Sharon Elementary principal Amy Bartlett sent parents a letter this week about the case.

"We do not mean to cause alarm but want to keep all of our parents informed when a case has been reported," Bartlett said in the letter.

Nancy Nydam, a spokesperson for the Georgia Department of Public Health, said the department is investigating the case.

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Kylie's Dream: A young girl's posthumous fight to end childhood cancer


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ATLANTA -- Even as a little girl, Kylie Myers' dream was to perform on Broadway.

Last month, that dream finally came true, though, sadly, the brave 12-year-old from Suwanee didn't live to see it.

Now, her parents are fighting hard for Kylie's other dream: putting an end to childhood cancer.

Kylie caught the theater bug early, landing the lead in fourth grade of her school's production of "Annie."

Suwanee business refuses to print gay wedding invitation


SUWANEE, Ga. -- A Suwanee company has refused to print wedding invitations for a gay couple bringing a national debate to metro Atlanta's backyard.

The owner of the local Alpha Graphics franchise, Alan Akins says he declined the job because of his religious beliefs.

Paige Beckwith says throughout her wedding planning process she has been open with vendors that there would be two brides on the wedding day.

She says none of the vendors seemed to care, but him.

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

By Chris Smith

With this year’s tax deadline rapidly approaching, you may find that filing an extension is a good option for you. But before you plan to do that, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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Taxes are due April 15. The extension only gives you additional time to file your return; it is not an extension of time to pay the tax that may be due. The assessed tax, even if you have not yet determined how much it is, is due by the April 15 deadline.

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Another weekend of minimal road construction

Another weekend of minimal road construction

(WXIA) -- You'll see less construction than usual on Atlanta's interstates and highways this weekend -- and you have the Braves to thank for it.

Due to Friday's home opener at Turner Field, as well as spring break, the Georgia Department of Transportation has suspended its typical weekend roadwork.

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No lane closures will take place on the surface streets around Turner Field. However, emergency-related closures are always a possibility.

Pike Nurseries announces April gardening classes

Pike Nurseries announces April gardening classes

ATLANTA -- To help customers welcome springtime with bright blooms, pretty perennials and fresh fruits and veggies, the experts at Pike Nurseries are hosting a variety of free gardening classes all month long.

With on-hand advice from planting professionals, guests of all gardening levels can transition their stark winter landscapes into cheerful crops of spring blossoms galore.

Growing Great Tomatoes Class
Wednesday, April 8 at 1 p.m. at all Pike Nurseries store locations
A juicy, vine-ripened tomato adds the perfect burst of flavor to spring and summer recipes! Better yet, homegrown tomatoes are a safe, economical food source and taste better than store-bought edibles. Customers can take their pick from two offered classes to learn more about these delicious, nutrient-packed plants. With fresh advice from Pike Nurseries, these ruby-red favorites will be ripe for the picking!

Wrecked police car provides sobering reminder of Move Over Law

Wrecked police car provides sobering reminder of Move Over Law

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A totaled car is turning heads among visitors to Gwinnett County's Justice and Administration Center.

Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway and the county's board of commissioners placed the car there for a very important reason -- to stress the importance of Georgia's Move Over Law.

The car belonged to Gwinnett County Sheriff's Deputy Justin Lunt. Last year, Lunt activated the car's lights and parked it alongside a roadway to provide visibility and protection for a work crew. The car was rear-ended by a driver who later told police he was changing music on his phone when the accident occurred.

Lunt was seriously injured in the crash and still has not returned to work. His wrecked car will be on display, along with a banner reinforcing the law's purpose, through the end of April.