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Fire damages Sandy Springs apartment complex


SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – A fire swept through a Sandy Springs apartment complex early Sunday leaving two dozen families homeless.

Flames took over this building at The Point at Canyon Ridge around 1:30 a.m. One neighbor said he woke up to screams and was able to get out just in time.

Everyone got out safely and no one was hurt.

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Last weekend of roadwork for a while

Last weekend of roadwork for a while

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has good news and bad news.

The bad news: Scheduled road maintenance will make weekend commutes difficult in several spots around Atlanta.

The good news: It's the last major construction weekend before workers take a break for Thanksgiving.

This weekend's projects include:

Clayton County
* 2 northbound lanes of I-75 will be closed at Highway 138 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete replacement.

Clayton/Henry counties
* 2 northbound lanes of I-75 will be closed between Hudson Bridge Road/Eagles Landing Parkway and Mount Zion Boulevard from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Sunday for concrete slab replacement.

Join the Zero Weight Gain Holiday Challenge

Join the Zero Weight Gain Holiday Challenge

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Weight control is possible during the holiday season. The Zero Weight Gain Holiday Challenge Blog will show you how. From the Monday before Thanksgiving until the first full week of January, you will receive 14 different tips about how you can eat more wisely and be more active.

“This program is designed to help people recognize and control their eating during the holidays,” says Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “We received feedback from 2013 Challenge participants that the blog messages kept them aware and focused of their goal of not gaining weight over the holidays.”

Zero Weight Gain Holiday Challenge blog topics will include:

Holy Innocents' Episcopal School Open House Dec. 6

Holy Innocents' Episcopal School Open House Dec. 6

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School will hold its annual All School Open House on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. in the Main Gym. The event concludes with a reception in Porter Dining Hall at 12:15 p.m.

All divisions—Primary, Lower, Middle and Upper Schools—will participate in the afternoon’s events. Administrators, faculty, coaches, fine arts teachers, grade-level deans, chaplains, admissions representatives, as well as officers of the Parents' Association, Athletic Association, and Fine Arts Alliance, will be on hand to discuss the many different programs and opportunities that Holy Innocents’ students enjoy.

 “This is the perfect opportunity for all interested families to meet HIES students faculty, staff, and parents, to tour the campus, and to learn firsthand how Holy Innocents' has gained its reputation as one of the finest independent schools in the Southeast,” said Head of School Paul Barton.

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Fulton County opens comment period for Annual Draft Action Plan

Fulton County opens comment period for Annual Draft Action Plan

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County wants citizen review and comment on its Annual Action Plans and Consolidated Plan.  The Consolidated Plan requires local governments receiving federal funds directly from HUD, to determine strategies, community needs, long and short-term objectives, resources and proposed projects for submission as a combined planning and application document.

MedZed expands service area into Cobb, north Fulton

MedZed expands service area into Cobb, north Fulton

(WXIA) -- MedZed, an innovative at-home pediatric care service in the Atlanta area, announced its expansion into Cobb and North Fulton Counties. MedZed’s growing business in Atlanta neighborhoods provides parents with an alternative after-hours healthcare option in the comfort of their home. With rapid growth in the Atlanta area, MedZed’s team has expanded its service area to include larger patient populations outside of the perimeter.  The new service area includes Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Vinings, Smyrna, Marietta, Kennesaw, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, East Cobb, Morningside, Druid Hills, Midtown, Decatur and Johns Creek.

Jeff Mellom, O.D. joins Thomas Eye Group in Sandy Springs

Jeff Mellom, O.D. joins Thomas Eye Group in Sandy Springs
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Jeff Mellom, O.D. recently joined the healthcare professionals at Thomas Eye Group, a leading metro Atlanta eye care provider that offers comprehensive services to patients ranging in age from infants to seniors. Dr. Mellom is a primary care optometrist with deep knowledge and experience in comprehensive eye examinations and contact lens fitting.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Mellom to our group,” said Rod Roeser, CEO for Thomas Eye Group. “He is well known and highly regarded in the metro area and his expertise will complement our Sandy Springs patient offerings.”

Prior to joining Thomas Eye Group, Dr. Mellom served in private and commercial offices in Greenville, SC; Augusta, GA; and for the past 20 years, metro Atlanta, primarily in the Buckhead area.