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Roadwork to slow traffic on I-75 south

Roadwork to slow traffic on I-75 south

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- Georgia Department of Transportation crews will begin guardrail repairs on an outside lane of Interstate 75 south Thursday.

Work will last through Saturday and will occur from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day, weather permitting.

The closures will be between exits 227 and 205 in Henry County. Crews will work in one-mile increments and will relocate frequently.

Drivers are advised to be cautious while driving through the area. Signs, barrels and cones will be used to draw commuters' attention to the crews.

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Metro Atlanta heads back to school this week

Metro Atlanta heads back to school this week

ATLANTA -- Although four Georgia mountain counties found themselves with an extra day of winter break due to weather, most of metro Atlanta began heading back to school Tuesday.

Cherokee, Gwinnett and Henry counties resumed classes on Jan. 3.

Relationship Expert and Bestselling Author debuts Radio Show in Metro Atlanta

Relationship Expert and Bestselling Author debuts Radio Show in Metro Atlanta

In a world where casual hook ups, quickie divorces and open relationships are wreaking havoc on marriages, bestselling author, minister and radio show host, Kenny Pugh and The Chat Kafe Show, is a breath of fresh air and hope for those seeking advice and counsel on how to create relationships and marriages that will stand the test of time.

Key component of Georgia's immigration law takes effect

ATLANTA -- Just more than seven months after Governor Nathan Deal signed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act into law, one of its more contested components is taking effect.

Effective Sunday, Georgia businesses with 500 employees or more are required to check their employees using an online system called E-Verify. Workers must be U.S. citizens or otherwise authorized to work in the country in order to be hired.

The requirement takes place in phases. Starting July 1, businesses of 100 or more must use E-Verify. By January 2013, all businesses with more than 10 employees will be required to use the system. Those with 10 or fewer employees are exempt.

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ADOPT A PET: Meet Kyle

ADOPT A PET: Meet Kyle

 

NEWNAN, Ga. – If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. 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 by adopting a "companion" for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Freezing temperatures, high winds to blow into Ga.

Freezing temperatures, high winds to blow into Ga.

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Forecasters say temperatures will plummet to the teens and 20s across north Georgia Monday night as extremely cold air pushes into the state.

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has also issued a wind advisory through 7 p.m. Monday. Winds from 15 to 25 mph with gusts as high as 35 mph are expected in central and north Georgia.

WEATHER BLOG | Time running out to prepare for hard freeze

Authorities say the low temperature could fall to around 16 degrees in Blairsville and other communities in the north Georgia mountains.

The weather service says temperatures in Atlanta could dip to around 22 degrees Monday night and 20 degrees Tuesday night before warmer weather begins to raise temperatures around mid-week.

Nominate your favorite do-gooder for the 11Alive Community Service Awards

Nominate your favorite do-gooder for the 11Alive Community Service Awards

ATLANTA -- Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for the hard work that he or she does to make metro Atlanta a better place?

Nominate your favorite philanthropist for the 2012 11Alive Community Service Awards.

For the last 37 years, the 11Alive Community Service Awards have honored some of the most caring, giving, selfless members of the community. A total of 11 people are recognized every year during a televised dinner and awards ceremony.

Each recipient receives $1,000 for the charity of his or her choice.

To nominate someone, visit the 11Alive Community Service Awards website to get all the information. Nominations are due no later than Monday, Jan. 9.