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Open houses to discuss reversible road lanes in Henry County

Open houses to discuss reversible road lanes in Henry County

MCDONOUGH, Ga. -- The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold two open houses to discuss possible construction of reversible managed lanes along Interstate 75 from SR 138 to SR 155 in Henry County.

Residents can learn about the project, view area maps, provide comments and discuss the project with GDOT staff during the open houses. There will be no formal presentations -- instead, attendees may stop by at their leisure.

The open houses will be:

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Eagles Landing High School
301 Tunis Road

Thursday, Dec. 15, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Southside Christian Fellowship Church
750 Mt. Carmel Road

For more information about road projects in Georgia, visit www.dot.state.ga.us.

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ADOPT A PET: Meet Matilda

ADOPT A PET: Meet Matilda

NEWNAN, Ga. – If you dream of coming home to a cool purr or a comforting meow adopt a kitten from your local pet shelter. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers but adopting a “companion” for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Electric Violinist Ken Ford Makes History Performing at the 77th Heisman Trophy Awards on ESPN

Electric Violinist Ken Ford Makes History Performing at the 77th Heisman Trophy Awards on ESPN

Atlanta's own Electric Violinist Ken Ford performed live on Saturday, December 10th in front of millions for the 77th annual Heisman Trophy Presentation Presented by on ESPN. A first in the network's history to have a live music performance take place during the Heisman presentation. 

First Data: Consumers held back on spending until end of Nov.

First Data: Consumers held back on spending until end of Nov.

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Consumers knew better deals were coming on Black Friday and held back on spending until the end of November, according to First Data's latest SpendTrend report.

VIDEO: Black Friday brawl at Ellijay Walmart

The privately held Sandy Springs-based electronic payments company reported year-over-year dollar volume growth was up 7.3 percent in November, down from October's 9.4 percent jump.

Dollar volume growth was 8.1 percent, while transaction growth was 6.1 percent in November.

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WEEKEND EVENTS: Santa Claus, Cavalia Odysseo and Larry Munson

WEEKEND EVENTS: Santa Claus, Cavalia Odysseo and Larry Munson

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

The Gwinnett Braves will be hosting a Marines Toys for Tots Drive on Friday and Saturday at Coolray Field. The Braves want to make sure “as many children as possible” have a Merry Christmas. People can take their donations between noon and 3:00 p.m. and meet with former Braves pitchers Phil Niekro and Zane Smith and former Falcons defensive back Scott Case. For each new unwrapped toy you bring, the Braves will give you a ticket to exchange for an autograph. The Toy Drive will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Henry County Parks offers Christmas and New Year’s Break Day Camp

Henry County Parks offers Christmas and New Year’s Break Day Camp

Henry County - The Henry County Parks and Recreation Department is offering two Christmas Break Day Camps coinciding with the Henry County School system’s holiday break. The first week of camp will run from Monday, December 19 through Thursday, December 22 and the cost is $80. The second week of camp will run from Tuesday, December 27 through Thursday, December 29 and the cost is $60. The camp is for children ages 6-12 and camp hours are from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Camps will be held at Heritage Park in McDonough, J. P. Moseley Recreation Center in Stockbridge and Fairview Recreation Center in Stockbridge. Campers will enjoy various games and activities, including a bowling field trip on Wednesday, December 21 and a New Year’s party at J. P. Moseley Recreation Center on Tuesday, December 27.

7th Annual Heritage Christmas Festival

7th Annual Heritage Christmas Festival

McDonough - Henry County will usher in the holidays with the 7th Annual Heritage Christmas Festival to be held on Saturday, December 10 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Heritage Park in McDonough, where the park will be transformed into a festive, holiday wonderland.

Kids of all ages will enjoy fun-filled holiday activities, such as hayrides, arts and crafts, live entertainment, shopping, delicious food and exciting games, including the popular Elf School, where children have to opportunity to participate in holiday specific games and earn their Elf diploma. Put on your dancing shoes, because Radio Disney will be spinning the latest tunes from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.