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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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Funeral home fight in Peachtree Corners

Funeral home fight in Peachtree Corners

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. - So many people came out to Peachtree Corners' City Council meeting on Tuesday they ran out of chairs. That's very unusual.

So was the reason. It was a grassroots effort to stop a crematory from being built near Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.

Christy Creedon lives nearby and now her neighborhood tour includes pointing out where Crowell Brothers Funeral Home hopes to build a crematory.

Creedon and dozens of others spoke asking city council to deny a zoning amendment, citing loss of property value and fears of unknown pollutants as reasons against the project.

"There are many communities that have passed laws requiring 500 feet buffer minimum between crematory properties and residential development. We're asking that our community do the same," Creedon said.

She asked developer Jeff Crowell to change his current plan.

PROBE College Fair coming to Gwinnett

PROBE College Fair coming to Gwinnett

DULUTH, Ga. -- The popular PROBE College Fair will stop in north Gwinnett County this week, giving high school students an opportunity to speak directly to representatives from their favorite colleges and universities.

The fair will be Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth.

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.

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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Flash flood warning issued for DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett

Flash flood warning issued for DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett

(WXIA) -- The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a flash flood warning for several metro Atlanta counties.

The warning includes northern DeKalb County, east central Fulton County and all of Gwinnett County.

It is in effect until 2 p.m. Friday.

The NWS said a thunderstorm that passed through the area caused creeks and streams to rise. Two bodies of water greatly affected by the flooding include Sweetwater Creek in Lilburn and Stone Mountain Creek in Stone Mountain.

Other locations included in the warning are Berkeley Lake, Dacula, Duluth, Dunwoody and Lawrenceville.

Residents are reminded not to drive their vehicles through areas where the water covers the road, as it may be too deep to allow cars to pass safely.

Norcross High School lockdown lifted after altercation


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- An altercation in front of Norcross High School put the school in a hard lockdown on Thursday.

At about 10:30 Thursday morning, dispatchers received a call regarding a fight in progress on the side of the school building.

When officers arrived, the fight -- which involved people who were not students at the high school -- ended.

First responders transported one person to a local hospital for treatment.

Another suspect blended into the students in the school.

Authorities said officers searched each classroom until they were able to determine who was present who not supposed to be. The suspect was found in an empty room and taken into custody. The lockdown was lifted just after 1 p.m.

Some parents were upset by what transpired.

Gwinnett recognizes Teachers of the Year

Gwinnett recognizes Teachers of the Year

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Public Schools has named 131 Teachers of the Year -- one for nearly every school in the district.

The 2015 Teachers of the Year were nominated for the honor by their peers. Later this month, the group will be whittled down to 25 county-level semifinalists.

Six finalists will be chosen in October, and the 2015 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year will be revealed at a special banquet on Nov. 11.

This year's Teachers of the Year include: