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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.

Hall County Fire warns of possible scam

Hall County Fire warns of possible scam

HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- Hall County residents are asked to be wary of a person pretending to collect money for the county's fire department.

The scammer has called or visited a number of homes and businesses, asking for donations to Hall County Fire Services. Whenever residents question the collection, the scammer becomes rude and aggressive, according to Hall County Interim Deputy Fire Chief Chad Black.

Black added that the fire department only solicits funds during its annual Boot Drive for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

"We are disturbed that someone would misrepresent us in this way, and we urge all citizens to be wary of this person or persons," Black said in a statement.

Anyone who may have been visited by the possible scammer is urged to call the Hall County Sheriff's Office at 770-536-8812.

Race this weekend: King's Hawaiian

Race this weekend: King's Hawaiian

OAKWOOD, Ga. -- King's Hawaiian will hold a 5K fundraiser for Lanier Technical College this weekend.

The King's Hawaiian 5K will be Saturday, Feb. 28 on the Oakwood college's campus. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., a mile fun run will start at 9:30 a.m., and the 5K will begin at 10 a.m.

The course will loop the campus twice. All runners will receive T-shirts, while prizes will be given to the top finishers, top masters finishers and top two runners in each age group.

After the race, runners will be treated to refreshments, including King's Hawaiian products.

Registration is $30. Money raised by the race will benefit the Lanier Technical College Foundation.

Visit laniertech.edu for more information and to sign up. The college is located at 2990 Landrum Education Drive.

Georgia Lottery launches new Georgia-only lotto game

Georgia Lottery launches new Georgia-only lotto game

ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery is introducing an exciting new game that will be available only in Georgia. Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Ca$h Match combines a classic lotto draw game with an instant-win component.

The game concept is the first of its kind in Georgia.

Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Ca$h Match offers jackpots starting at $1 million. The jackpot will continue to grow until there is a jackpot winner.

Additionally, players can select Ca$h Match for a chance to win up to $500 instantly.

Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Ca$h Match went on sale at Georgia Lottery retailers statewide Sunday.

Drawings will be held at 11 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. The first drawing will be conducted Feb. 23.

Tickets are $1 per play. The Ca$h Match option costs an additional $1 per play.

Players must pick six numbers from one to 47. Win the jackpot prize by matching the six numbers drawn. The game offers three additional lotto prizes from $5 to $500.

Ga. Connections Academy enrollment opens Mar. 3

Ga. Connections Academy enrollment opens Mar. 3

(WXIA) -- Georgia Connections Academy, a free statewide virtual K-12 school, will begin accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year next month.

Enrollment opens Mar. 3. The school can support 4,000 students; spaces are limited and families are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

A free parent information session will be held Tuesday, Mar. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Hampton Inn Atlanta-Perimeter Center, which is located at 769 Hammond Drive in Sandy Springs. Teachers and currently enrolled families will answer questions and go over the school's curriculum at the session.

For more information about Georgia Connections Academy, visit connectionsacademy.com.

Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation will continue to perform sign structure work on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Most of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in lengthy delays. Drivers are asked to avoid the Perimeter in impacted areas if possible.

All work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
1 lane of I-75 in each direction will be closed between Delk Road and South Marietta Parkway from 7:30 a.m. Saturday to 5:30 p.m. Sunday for sign structure work.

Coweta County
1 northbound lane of I-85 will be closed from 2 miles north of Bullsboro Drive from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for striping.

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.

Parks and community centers to open late Wednesday

Parks and community centers to open late Wednesday

HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- All parks and community centers in Hall County, with one exception, will have a delayed opening of 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Laurel Park in Gainesville will be closed all day Wednesday due to a number of fallen trees.

Power outages plagued most of the county Monday night and Tuesday morning, and the lights still have not been turned back on in several areas.

Visit hallcounty.org for more information.