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Weekend roadwork: Sign structure and bridge repairs

Weekend roadwork: Sign structure and bridge repairs

(WXIA) -- Drivers in the Atlanta area are asked to avoid the southwest side of Interstate 285 this weekend, as construction crews will complete road projects in the area.

Weekend roadwork will take place on several other stretches of highway and interstate throughout metro Atlanta as well. The rainy weather may delay some projects.

Planned work includes:

Coweta County
* 1 northbound lane of I-85 will be closed between two miles north of Highway 34 and McCollum-Sharpsburg Road from 8 a.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sweeping.

Hit-and-run driver sought in fatal I-285 incident


SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Authorities are searching for a driver in a fatal hit-and-run incident that snarled traffic on Interstate 285 for hours on Thursday morning.

According to Keith Zgonc of Sandy Springs Police, the incident happened at about 6:45 a.m. Thursday. Authorities believe 53-year-old Gayla Joyce Walker, of Dunwoody, walked on the westbound interstate lanes and was stuck by a large vehicle.

Police believe that Walker was eventually struck by several vehicles, none of which stopped.

"The person somehow walked onto 285 -- we don't know why," said Sandy Springs Police Sgt. Ronald Momon. "The person did walk onto 285 and was struck by a large vehicle. The way we determined it was a large vehicle is based on the skid marks and the size of the marks."

New Monasticism leader to speak at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church

New Monasticism leader to speak at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- On Sunday, Feb. 1, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church will host author, social activist, and visionary leader Shane Claiborne. The public is welcome to attend.

Claiborne, a founder of the Simple Way community in inner-city Philadelphia, is one of the most well-known thinkers in The New Monasticism—a movement that emphasizes, among other things, communal life, hospitality, contemplative lives, and practical engagement of the poor.

Claiborne will preach at Holy Innocents’ during the 9 and 11:15 a.m. services. At the 10:15 a.m. Faith Forum, he will speak about the “Marks of a New Monasticism,” which addresses topics such as racial reconciliation and community living.

“Let’s move beyond complaining about the Church we see, and let start becoming the Church we dream of,” Claiborne has said.

Fulton County can help unemployed citizens with job searches

Fulton County can help unemployed citizens with job searches

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Office of Workforce Development served over 41,163 job seekers in 2014, with 4,564 participating in onsite recruitment orientations and job readiness workshops.

The workshops teach participants how to set career and education goals, conduct job searches, develop strategies for making the best impression during the first interview and succeeding in any subsequent interviews. Job seekers also learn how to dress for success.

Specific services available for dislocated workers range from financial support to help in finding a job or retraining for a new career. Citizens considered dislocated workers include those who may have lost jobs because of terminations.  Some unemployed workers may have faced layoffs or received “notices of termination or layoff." Additionally, they are unlikely to return to their previous jobs or industry because of:

The weekend roadwork is spreading

The weekend roadwork is spreading

(WXIA) -- As 2015 rolls on, Georgia Department of Transportation crews will roll too -- to sites across metro Atlanta, where they will work on weekend road projects. (At least it will be sunny!)

This weekend, drivers are encouraged to avoid travel on the west side of Interstate 20 and the east side of I-285, if possible. Delays and lane closures are expected in both areas. All work is weather permitting.

Some of the scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
* 2 eastbound lanes of I-285 will be closed at I-75 Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. for bridge joint repairs.

DeKalb/Fulton counties
* 3 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between I-20 and Ga. 400 from 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

New Mercedes-Benz HQ to create 800 jobs

New Mercedes-Benz HQ to create 800 jobs

ATLANTA -- The new Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Atlanta will create at least 800 jobs, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday.

The luxury automaker announced earlier this month it will relocate its U.S. headquarters to Georgia from Montvale, N.J. The new Atlanta-area facility will be responsible for distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the country.

Deal described the move as "simply a home run for the state."

"I look forward to building upon this new partnership and adding Mercedes-Benz to the state's already impressive automotive sector," Deal said in a release. "Welcome to Georgia, Mercedes-Benz."

Weekend roadwork resumes on I-20, I-285

Weekend roadwork resumes on I-20, I-285

(WXIA) -- Weekends in metro Atlanta guarantee one thing: construction projects on highways and major roads.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be hard at work on several streets, mostly in Fulton County.

Drivers are asked to be courteous and cautious when traveling through impacted areas. As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

I-20
* Two westbound lanes will be closed between McDaniel and Langhorn streets from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.
* One eastbound lane will be closed between Fulton Industrial Boulevard and I-285 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.

I-285
* Two northbound lanes will be closed between I-85 and Washington Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.