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Quick News: Emergency Road closure in Lowndes County

Quick News: Emergency Road closure in Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Engineering Department announces an emergency road closure of Nadia Crossing at the CSX Railroad Crossing. This is due to a broken rail that is being replaced. Nadia Crossing will be closed the rest of today and should be reopened late this afternoon.  For further information, please contact the Lowndes County Engineering Department at 229-671-2424.
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News Blog: Johns Creek wants to hear from residents about trail project

News Blog: Johns Creek wants to hear from residents about trail project

Johns Creek is inviting community members to provide input on the Rivermont Parkway Trail project at a public meeting set for Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. The project includes adding a sidewalk or multi-use trail to the Rivermont community. The proposed trail would be located between North Mount Drive and Yukon Drive to increase pedestrian accessibility in the neighborhood and connect to existing paths. During the meeting, City Staff will present proposed concept designs and residents will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed trail. For those not able to attend in-person or online,…
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News Blog: Snow in Cobb County?

News Blog: Snow in Cobb County?

We were only expecting black ice, but it looks like some parts of Georgia got an incredibly light dusting of snow Tuesday morning. Cobb County government reported snow this morning and said Cobb's Department of Transportation is running routes to pre-treat and check on the roads. The Georgia Department of Transportation has closed the elevated express lanes this morning as a precaution. Below is photo evidence of the snow, provided by Cobb County, just in case you don't believe it or didn't see it.
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News Blog: Rainy day in Georgia causes some issues

News Blog: Rainy day in Georgia causes some issues

Georgia's recent wet weather is taking its toll on communities throughout the state. Cobb County officials are reporting that significant rain has lead to isolated issues in the county. Rain caused a large pine tree to fall on power lines, closing down Timber Ridge Road. Gloomy weather is expected throughout the weekend, so be aware of your surroundings and be aware that the wet weather can cause falling trees.
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News Blog: Another rabies alert in Hall County

News Blog: Another rabies alert in Hall County

Hall County officials are reporting that there was contact recently between a rabid raccoon and a dog in the 4300 block of Chatuge Drive in Buford. The raccoon was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab- Virology Section in Decatur. On Feb. 11, Hall County Animal Control was advised that the raccoon tested positive for rabies. This is the second confirmed case of rabies in Hall County in 2021. Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the rabid raccoon was located. If you live in this area or you see an animal acting abnormally in the area,…
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News Blog: Tom the Turkey has another run-in with the law

News Blog: Tom the Turkey has another run-in with the law

Tom the Turkey has had yet another run-in with law enforcement in Kennesaw. As you may recall, Tom has had a couple of other exploits with the Kennesaw Police Department, in which he blocked traffic and then tried to race the officers. In Thursday morning's encounter, Tom settled for taunting officers. We'll let the fine folks at the Kennesaw Police Department tell the story as only they can. Below is the officer's description of the encounter. This morning while patrolling a neighborhood, an officer encountered a large shadowy figure standing in the middle of the road, blocking traffic. As the…
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News Blog: The fire you see near Sandy Plains Road isn’t an emergency

News Blog: The fire you see near Sandy Plains Road isn’t an emergency

If you're driving in the area of Sandy Plains Road and Pete Shaw Road in Cobb County and see fire or smell smoke, don't be alarmed. It's just a training exercise for the Cobb County Fire Department. The department will be conducting what it calls an "acquired structure burn" at 3100 Pete Shaw Road in Marietta. Residents and commuters may see smoke and fire in the area until 6 p.m.
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News Blog: MARTA delays ahead

News Blog: MARTA delays ahead

Rail work will cause 30-minute MARTA delays for some riders starting next week. MARTA will begin major rail work on Feb. 16, at 9 p.m. that will continue through Feb. 22, at 4 a.m. This rail replacement effort will create up to 30-minute delays for some and will impact travel to or through the Buckhead, Lenox, and Lindbergh Center stations. Below is an infographic about the rail work.
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News Blog: Trash pickup in DeKalb delayed for President’s Day

News Blog: Trash pickup in DeKalb delayed for President’s Day

In observance of Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 15, sanitation service for residential customers will run one day late as follows: Monday, Feb. 15 – Presidents Day observed. No sanitation service. Tuesday, Feb. 16 –Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Monday, Feb. 15, will be serviced on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Wednesday, Feb. 17 –Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Tuesday, Feb. 16, will be serviced on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Thursday, Feb. 18 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Wednesday, Feb. 17, will be serviced on Thursday, Feb. 18. Friday, Feb. 19 – Residential…
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News Blog: Where to get a coronavirus test in North Georgia

News Blog: Where to get a coronavirus test in North Georgia

The rapid rise in coronavirus cases continues throughout Georgia. If you live in North Georgia and want to get tested, there are several options available to you. You can get a free COVID-19 test from local Public Health in North Georgia. The latest testing schedule is below. You can call 1-888-881-1474 to make an appointment. No appointments are needed on Saturdays. As of Nov. 14, there have been 8,452 confirmed deaths from coronavirus in Georgia and 494 probable deaths from the virus.
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News Blog: You can watch Dade County’s hand recount live

News Blog: You can watch Dade County’s hand recount live

It wasn't a hotbed for election controversy or a place with a high number of votes, but Dade County is allowing the public to watch its part of the state mandated hand recount of presidential ballots live. Click here to watch the recount. Dade County had a total of 7,434 votes in the presidential race. Prior to the hand recount, there were 6,066 votes for Donald Trump and 1,261 votes for Joe Biden.
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News Blog: Officer involved shooting in Gwinnett

News Blog: Officer involved shooting in Gwinnett

The Gwinnett County Police Department reports there has been an officer involved shooting this morning. The shooting occurred on Bent Willow Drive in Lilburn. The suspect's status is unknown at this time.  The Georgia Sun will have more details as the story develops.
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News Blog: Water main break shuts off water in Milton

News Blog: Water main break shuts off water in Milton

City of Milton officials re reporting that a water main break is affecting several subdivisions near 13701 Providence Rd, near Summit Hill Elementary School. The school isn't impacted by the break and Fulton County's water division is handling the situation. Water in the area will likely be off until about noon.
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News Blog: Free COVID-19 testing in Atlanta

News Blog: Free COVID-19 testing in Atlanta

District 4 Council member Cleta Winslow is hosting a free drive-through COVID-19 testing event Wednesday, Oct. 14. The event is being held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or up until 500 tests are administered) at West End Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 845 Lawton Street SW. Self-administered, shallow-nasal COVID-19 tests will be available to those with or without symptoms.  Limited walk-up testing will be available. To pre-register, text COVID to (678) 802-9624. Test results will be available via text or email within five days. For more information, visit https://www.coreresponse.org/covid-19/atlanta-ga. Testing is also made possible thanks to a partnership with West End Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Core, Fulton…
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News Blog: Free COVID-19 testing Tuesday in South Fulton

News Blog: Free COVID-19 testing Tuesday in South Fulton

The city of South Fulton will hold a free COVID-19 testing event Tuesday,Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church located at 6175 Campbellton Rd South Fulton, GA 30331. For more information, contact Tyron Moore at 404-691-8025. Pilgrim Mill Road closed in Forsyth County Pilgrim Mill Road will have a westbound lane closure for bridge construction from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. This closure is weather dependent which could result in some fluctuation.
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