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Same old story: Weekend roadwork on I-285, I-20

Same old story: Weekend roadwork on I-285, I-20

(WXIA) -- The weekend will be dry, weather-wise, but with sunshine comes roadwork.

RELATED | Atlanta Alive meteorologist Chesley McNeil has your weekend forecast

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be on several roads throughout metro Atlanta. As always, drivers are asked to be cautious when traveling through work zones.

Look out for workers in these areas:

Cobb County
* Two southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Atlanta Road and South Cobb Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab replacement.
* Two Inner Loop lanes and one Outer Loop lane of I-285 will be closed between Paces Ferry Road and Cobb Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign installation.

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McDonough newlyweds survive Hurricane Odile, urge help for those still stranded there


MCDONOUGH, Ga. -- Countless residents of Baja, California are enduring the devastating effects of Hurricane Odile, four days after it struck. And thousands of tourists are still stranded there.

Two newlyweds from Henry County just made it home from the area early Thursday morning with a harrowing story of survival. And they are doing their best to get help to those who are still there -- residents and tourists who have no water, food or electricity.

Caleb and Mandy Goolsby Starmer were on their week-long honeymoon at a Mexican resort along the Pacific Ocean. And they were not watching the news. And no one was talking about any hurricane heading in their direction.

Suddenly, the Starmers, and everyone else there, were trapped. And word spread among them that a Category Four hurricane was about to hit.

TSYS bringing 450 jobs to Henry County

TSYS bringing 450 jobs to Henry County

MCDONOUGH, Ga. -- TSYS, a global payments company based in Columbus, will open a new contact center in Henry County, bringing hundreds of jobs to the area.

The 62,000-square-foot facility will be located at 3500 Loop Road in McDonough. It is expected to open later this year.

Gov. Nathan Deal said TSYS will hire 450 people to work in the contact center. It will offer customer service; risk and fraud management; collections; dispute and chargeback serving; and back office support.

Visit tsys.com for more information.

PROBE College Fair coming to Henry County

PROBE College Fair coming to Henry County

LOCUST GROVE, Ga. -- The popular PROBE College Fair will stop in Henry County later this month, giving high school students an opportunity to speak directly to representatives from their favorite colleges and universities.

The fair will be Monday, Sept. 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Locust Grove High School.

A number of schools in several states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Tennessee and the Carolinas, will be represented. See a complete list of participating colleges.

Learn more and register to attend the fair at gaprobe.org.

Locust Grove High School is located at 3275 South Ola Road.

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Weekend roadwork: I-285 and other sad stories

Weekend roadwork: I-285 and other sad stories

(WXIA) -- Another weekend, another series of road projects -- it's a familiar tune in metro Atlanta.

Crews will be on Interstate 285 and other highways throughout the weekend. As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb/Fulton counties
* Two southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between South Cobb Drive and Bolton Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab replacement.

DeKalb County
* Two northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Glenwood Road and Covington Highway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign work.

Sunday storm flips planes in Henry County


HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- Severe weather Sunday night flipped planes over at a Henry County airport.

Six small planes were flipped over and destroyed after high winds at Atlanta South Regional Airport near Atlanta Motor Speedway.

15 others were damaged. The planes were tied down and one was thrown about 50 feet.

The National Weather Service sent a team to survey the area and determined the damage was a result of straight-line winds from a downburst. Winds reached 70-80 mph.

Stay up to date from the 11Alive Weather Information Zone - 11Alive.com/weather.

Weekend traffic: Another mess on I-285

Weekend traffic: Another mess on I-285

(WXIA) -- Last week's break from interstate roadwork was short-lived. The Georgia Department of Transportation said crews will be back on the roads this weekend.

Interstate 285, especially the portion above I-20, will be GDOT's main focus, as several projects are scheduled for that corridor.

As always, all work is weather-permitting.

Clayton/Fulton counties
* 1 Outer Loop lane of I-285 will be closed at I-75 south from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for resurfacing
* 1 outside lane of I-285 will be closed at I-85 north from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge repairs

Cobb County
* 2 northbound and 2 southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between South Cobb Drive and Paces Ferry Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab replacement
* Pacing will occur at the I-285 Kennedy Interchange with I-75 overnight Saturday