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Weekend roadwork: I-285 and other sad stories

Weekend roadwork: I-285 and other sad stories

(WXIA) -- Another weekend, another series of road projects -- it's a familiar tune in metro Atlanta.

Crews will be on Interstate 285 and other highways throughout the weekend. As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb/Fulton counties
* Two southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between South Cobb Drive and Bolton Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab replacement.

DeKalb County
* Two northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Glenwood Road and Covington Highway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign work.

Flash flood warning issued for DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett

Flash flood warning issued for DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett

(WXIA) -- The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a flash flood warning for several metro Atlanta counties.

The warning includes northern DeKalb County, east central Fulton County and all of Gwinnett County.

It is in effect until 2 p.m. Friday.

The NWS said a thunderstorm that passed through the area caused creeks and streams to rise. Two bodies of water greatly affected by the flooding include Sweetwater Creek in Lilburn and Stone Mountain Creek in Stone Mountain.

Other locations included in the warning are Berkeley Lake, Dacula, Duluth, Dunwoody and Lawrenceville.

Residents are reminded not to drive their vehicles through areas where the water covers the road, as it may be too deep to allow cars to pass safely.

Gwinnett recognizes Teachers of the Year

Gwinnett recognizes Teachers of the Year

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Public Schools has named 131 Teachers of the Year -- one for nearly every school in the district.

The 2015 Teachers of the Year were nominated for the honor by their peers. Later this month, the group will be whittled down to 25 county-level semifinalists.

Six finalists will be chosen in October, and the 2015 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year will be revealed at a special banquet on Nov. 11.

This year's Teachers of the Year include:

Weekend traffic: Another mess on I-285

Weekend traffic: Another mess on I-285

(WXIA) -- Last week's break from interstate roadwork was short-lived. The Georgia Department of Transportation said crews will be back on the roads this weekend.

Interstate 285, especially the portion above I-20, will be GDOT's main focus, as several projects are scheduled for that corridor.

As always, all work is weather-permitting.

Clayton/Fulton counties
* 1 Outer Loop lane of I-285 will be closed at I-75 south from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for resurfacing
* 1 outside lane of I-285 will be closed at I-85 north from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge repairs

Cobb County
* 2 northbound and 2 southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between South Cobb Drive and Paces Ferry Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab replacement
* Pacing will occur at the I-285 Kennedy Interchange with I-75 overnight Saturday

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.

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.