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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.

Public hearing on Spout Springs Road widening

Public hearing on Spout Springs Road widening

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Hall County officials will hold an open house on plans to widen Spout Springs Road in Flowery Branch.

The meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 19 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

Attendees will be able to review a Draft Environmental Assessment for the proposed project and speak directly to representatives from Hall County and the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Copies of the DEA can also be viewed at the GDOT District 1 Area 1 Office (2594 Gillsville Highway) and the Spout Springs Branch of the Hall County Library (6488 Spout Springs Road).

Plans for Spout Springs Road include widening it to four lanes between Thompson Mill and Hog Mountain roads, and adding pedestrian and bicycle paths.

Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 6439 Spout Springs Road.

Weekend roadwork: More of the same

Weekend roadwork: More of the same

(WXIA) -- Georgia Department of Transportation crews will work in all the usual problem areas this weekend.

Drivers are asked to avoid Interstate 285 if possible, as construction projects will be performed on several stretches of that road.

As always, all weekend roadwork 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.

Cobb/Fulton counties
3 westbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between New Northside Drive and I-75 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for sign structure work.

Cobb/Fulton counties
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Bolton Road and South Cobb Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete rehabilitation.