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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.

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Video of Forsyth County Courthouse attack released

Video of Forsyth County Courthouse attack released

CUMMING, Ga. – Newly-released surveillance video shows the dramatic moments that occurred after gunfire erupted at the Forsyth County Courthouse back in early June.

The video captures the calm on that day and then the shootout that left Donald Ronald Marx dead.

Investigators say Marx was supposed to be at the courthouse on June 6 to plead guilty to drug charges.

The footage shows Marx drive his vehicle on the sidewalk in front of the courthouse. Deputies say he was wearing body armor and a gas mask as he began his assault.

Race this weekend: Running with Elvis

Race this weekend: Running with Elvis

BUFORD, Ga. -- Get "all shook up" at an Elvis Presley-themed 5K this weekend.

The Running with Elvis 5K, Fun Run & Tot Trot will be Saturday, Sept. 13 at West Bank Park on the shores of Lake Lanier. Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. and will be followed by the fun run at 8 a.m., the 5K at 8:15 a.m. and the tot trot at 9:15 a.m.

Race organizers describe the course as scenic, flat and fast. Runners who arrived dressed as Elvis will earn a 20-second head start on the 5K.

All participants will receive T-shirts, while awards will be given to the overall male and female finishers and top three runners in each age group.

Advance registration is $25 for the 5K and $20 for the fun run. The prices go up to $30 and $25, respectively, on race day. The tot trot is free.

Proceeds from the race will benefit programs at North Lanier Christian Academy.

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

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'Gone With the Wind' returns to theaters

'Gone With the Wind' returns to theaters

(WXIA) -- Frankly, plenty of people do give a damn about one of Hollywood's iconic films.

Gone With the Wind returns to movie theaters for its 75th anniversary later this year.

The movie, which won 10 Academy Awards, will be screened Sunday, Sept. 28 and Wednesday, Oct. 1 at select Atlanta-area theaters. Showings will be at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. both days. TCM Presents: Gone With the Wind also features an introduction from film historian Robert Osborne.

Visit fathomevents.com for more information and to buy tickets.

Gone With the Wind will be shown at these theaters:

Alpharetta
Regal North Point 8
6500 North Point Parkway

Chamblee
Regal Hollywood 24 @ North I-85
3265 Northeast Expressway NE

Running for Autism Awareness

Running for Autism Awareness

ATLANTA -- Autism health care coverage was one of the most hotly debated topics during Georgia's General Assembly last session.

Monday, people in Cumming started making another push, months before the new session begins.

More than 8,000 of you signed 11Alive's petition to encourage lawmakers to vote on the bill last year.

Ava's Law would have required insurance companies to cover the cost of autism treatment. It was named for Anna Bullard's 9-year-old daughter, who benefited tremendously from the type of treatment the bill would cover.

However, lawmakers failed twice to pass the bill, and the House left left year without even voting on it. One reason it failed was because small business owners weren't behind it.

Now supporters are targeting their awareness efforts on those business owners. It starts Monday with a 5k/10k and fun run in Cumming.

Free digital textbooks available to Ga. students

Free digital textbooks available to Ga. students

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Education has made free interactive digital textbooks available on its website.

Students, parents and educators are welcome to use the books, which feature games, discussion questions, quizzes and other study elements.

They are available for middle and high school courses in such subjects as language arts, math, science, social studies, electives and several world languages -- Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin and Spanish.

State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge said students who have used the digital textbook have had much classroom success with them.

Visit gavirtuallearning.org to access the textbook materials.