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Investigation reopened in newborn baby's death

Investigation reopened in newborn baby's death

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Sandy Springs Police have reopened their investigation into the death of a newborn baby boy.

The baby's body was found inside a blue gym bag. It was recovered on Applegate Lane, a residential street between Roberts Drive and Long Beach Circle, on Mar. 11, 2007.

Sandy Springs Police Sgt. Ron Momon said the baby's death is being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS. Tipsters may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

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Holy Innocents' stages very Seuss birthday parade

Holy Innocents' stages very Seuss birthday parade

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- On Feb. 27, young students at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School celebrated Dr. Seuss Day by dressing up as a colorful cast of Seuss characters, including Things 1 and 2, Cindy Lou Who, Horton the Elephant, The Lorax, the Grinch’s dog Max, and—of course—the Cat in the Hat.

Holy Innocents’ stages the parade every year to celebrate the birthday of author/illustrator Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) who produced such beloved children’s book classics as How The Grinch Stole Christmas and The Cat in the Hat. Dr. Seuss’ birthday, which is actually March 2, has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day, an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association.

March 13 is a make-up day for Fulton County students

March 13 is a make-up day for Fulton County students

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- It's some news that may not be warmly received by students in Fulton County Schools.

The district announced Tuesday that next Friday, Mar. 13 will be a make-up day. It was originally supposed to be a teacher workday and a day off for students, but four days of weather-related school cancellations in February resulted in the need for an extra day.

"This is a critical time of year for students to be in school. There is a lot to be done in the next three months, and our students and teachers need every instructional day," Fulton County Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa said in a release.

Avossa said the rest of the school year calendar, including spring break and graduation, is not impacted.

Citizens’ University to kick off for 11th year

Citizens’ University to kick off for 11th year

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s Citizens’ University begins April 2 for the 11th consecutive year.

The 12-week intensive training program provides citizens with a close-up view of how their local government works. Participants can gain a better understanding of County government, the available services and the role of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

Commissioner Joan Garner, District 4, has taken the lead in continuing Citizens’ University, which is an initiative originally led by former Commissioner William “Bill” Edwards.

Citizens’ University students learn how laws are proposed, passed and amended and they personally interact with key management personnel. Participants are urged to take what they learn back to their communities to strengthen ties between communities and their government and encourage more collaboration to enhance the quality of life in Fulton County.

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Free short stack at IHOP for National Pancake Day

Free short stack at IHOP for National Pancake Day

(WXIA) -- Tuesday is National Pancake Day, and all Atlanta-area IHOP locations are celebrating by offering free short stacks to customers who support Children's Miracle Network.

Every year, IHOP restaurants raise money for children's hospitals nationwide, including Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, on National Pancake Day. Diners have the option of making a donation in exchange for free buttermilk pancakes.

Reigning Miss Georgia Maggie Bridges stopped by the IHOP in Chamblee Tuesday morning, where she served breakfast and spoke with Children's Miracle Network Champion Sutton Burnett. Other local Miracle Children visited the IHOP restaurants in Peachtree City, Smyrna and Woodstock.

Visit ihoppancakeday.com to find a participating IHOP location near you.

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

(WXIA) -- Once again, drivers in the Atlanta area are asked to avoid non-essential travel on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Georgia Department of Transportation road crews will work on several stretches of roads and highways throughout the area Friday night through Monday morning. Many of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in delays.

As always, all work is weather permitting. See this weekend's forecast.

Scheduled projects include:

Coweta County
1 southbound lane of I-85 will be closed at Sharpsburg-McCullum Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Monday for barrier wall installation.

DeKalb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Covington Highway and I-20 from 7:30 p.m. Saturday to 7:30 a.m. Sunday for sign structure work.

Zaxby's to open Sandy Springs location

Zaxby's to open Sandy Springs location

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Zaxby's announced Wednesday that it will open its first Sandy Springs location in the next 30 days.

The fast-casual chicken chain will also bring 40 new jobs to the area. Visit one of Zaxby's Roswell locations (11235 Woodstock Road or 3000 Holcomb Woods Parkway) to apply.

The new Sandy Springs restaurant will feature Zaxby's signature vintage décor, modernized tables and booths, and seating for 71. It will also have Coca-Cola Freestyle, the drink fountain with more than 100 drink options.

It wil be located at 6545 Roswell Road NE. Zaxby's was founded in Athens, Ga., in 1990 and now operates more than 670 restaurants in 16 states.