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1 hurt in Sandy Springs officer-involved shooting


SANDY SPRINGS, GA (WXIA) – GBI investigators are looking into an officer-involved shooting in Sandy Springs Friday afternoon.

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It happened at about 4:30 at 330 Winding River Drive during what authorities described as a domestic dispute between a mother and son.

When officers arrived at the apartment in response to a 911 call, the son, 26-year-old Ahbayomi Royalston confronted them in the parking lot with a gun. Officers fired, striking Royalston three times.

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Weekend roadwork: Lane closures galore

Weekend roadwork: Lane closures galore

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has a number of Atlanta-area construction projects on its schedule this weekend.

Drivers are asked to avoid traveling on certain stretches of Interstate 285, as lane closures are expected to result in long delays.

As always, all weekend work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Paces Ferry Road and Cobb Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for sign structure work.

DeKalb County
2 westbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Northlake Parkway and Chamblee Tucker Road from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Fulton County
2 lanes in each direction of I-285 will be closed between Cascade Road and the I-20 interchange from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Atlanta's 25 Most Iconic Dishes

Atlanta's 25 Most Iconic Dishes

ATLANTA -- Eater.com has compiled a list of what the food website says are must-try items for residents and out-of-town guests.

"From frozen pops to double-decker burgers, relatively new to old standbys, these are the 25 most iconic dishes in the city," the website says.

The list features, in alphabetical order by restaurant:

Inferno
Ammazza, 591 Edgewood Avenue
A pizza with "spicy sopressata, house mozzarella, calabria peppers and basil"

Ghetto Burger
Ann's Snack Bar, 1615 Memorial Drive
Eater.com describes the dish as "a double cheeseburger with bacon, grilled onions, ketchup, mustand and chili"

Unemployment rate didn't change in December

Unemployment rate didn't change in December

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate went unchanged last month. The rate was 6.4 in December 2014, the same as it was in November 2014. It was 6.8 percent in December 2013.

Fulton County's December unemployment rate was 7.3 percent.

While the unemployment rate didn't budge, the Atlanta area gained 64,700 jobs last year, the largest December-to-December job growth in nearly 10 years. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said many of the new positions were in trade and transportation; business services; leisure and hospitality; financial services; manufacturing; education and health care; government; and construction.

Butler said Georgia has been in the top 10 states for job creation every month since October 2012.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest December unemployment rate, at 4.9 percent. The Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest, at 8.8 percent.

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Fulton County Workforce Investment Act Board to meet Thursday

Fulton County Workforce Investment Act Board to meet Thursday

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System – Workforce Investment Act Board (FCWPES-WIA) will meet Thursday, Jan. 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The meeting will be held  at the Adamsville Regional Health Center, 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. 

The FCWPES-WIA Board oversees activities related to providing an environment that supports a skilled and trained workforce and to creating innovative programs that serve the changing needs of employers and the business community.

WIA helps Georgia move toward a comprehensive, customer-focused workforce investment system where job seeker and employer customers alike can access a wide range of workforce-related tools and information needed to manage their work activities. Services are provided through a network of one-stop centers statewide.

Danny Sellers named Principal at Sterling Risk Advisors

Danny Sellers named Principal at Sterling Risk Advisors

DULUTH, Ga. -- Danny Sellers has been named a Principal at Sterling Risk Advisors. He has more than two decades of experience specializing in risk management for construction, trucking and manufacturing companies.

Prior to joining Sterling Risk Advisors in 2012, Sellers was senior vice president for J. Smith Lanier & Co., where he handled large, complex accounts, including large transportation accounts with both regional and long haul exposure. Earlier, he was executive vice president at Allied North America, where he produced and managed accounts including a major international manufacturing firm with $1 billion in sales.

Sellers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in General Business from Georgia Southern University. His professional affiliations include:

Holy Innocents' Lady Bears #25 in MaxPreps' National Rankings

Holy Innocents' Lady Bears #25 in MaxPreps' National Rankings

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The Holy Innocents' Episcopal School athletics program is on fire. This fall, varsity volleyball became the first team in school history to win back-to-back state championships. Now the HIES varsity girls’ basketball program has achieved another HIES first—a national ranking!

In the latest posting of the top high school girls' basketball programs in the United States, MaxPreps, a division of CBSSports.com and the nation’s top source for high school sports information, has the Lady Bears as the #25 team in the nation.

The story on the MaxPreps website has this to say about the team: “Beating former No. 1 McEachern, even without injured star Caliya Robinson, is an impressive statement for a Georgia AA school. And Holy Innocents' has played a solid regional schedule and survived some close encounters.”