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Weekend roadwork: Sign structure and bridge repairs

Weekend roadwork: Sign structure and bridge repairs

(WXIA) -- Drivers in the Atlanta area are asked to avoid the southwest side of Interstate 285 this weekend, as construction crews will complete road projects in the area.

Weekend roadwork will take place on several other stretches of highway and interstate throughout metro Atlanta as well. The rainy weather may delay some projects.

Planned work includes:

Coweta County
* 1 northbound lane of I-85 will be closed between two miles north of Highway 34 and McCollum-Sharpsburg Road from 8 a.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sweeping.

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Pike Nurseries to host free 'Houseplants for a Healthy 2015' class

Pike Nurseries to host free 'Houseplants for a Healthy 2015' class

ATLANTA -- Not only do houseplants bring in much needed color during the bare winter months, but they also play an important health role by improving air quality! Research has revealed that certain common houseplants can actually create a cleaner environment by releasing oxygen and removing contaminants – like formaldehyde, benzene and ammonia – from a room’s air efficiently.

To help customers create a cleaner, greener and healthier home, Pike Nurseries is hosting a FREE “Houseplants for a Healthy 2015” customer class at all garden center locations onSaturday, Jan. 24 at 9 a.m.

During the informational seminar, guests will learn about houseplant health benefits, popular plant options and proper care guidelines. With expert tips from Pike Nurseries, guests can keep their homes healthy and “green” all year-round!

$5 Blueberry Crunchcakes at J. Christopher's

$5 Blueberry Crunchcakes at J. Christopher's

(WXIA) -- Wednesday, Jan. 28 is National Blueberry Pancake Day. All Atlanta-area J. Christopher's restaurants will celebrate the beloved holiday with a special on the chain's signature Blueberry Crunchcakes.

From Jan. 26-30, J. Christopher's will offer a short stack of Blueberry Crunchcakes for only $5.

Blueberry Crunchcakes are blueberry pancakes topped with fortified granola and more blueberries.

Visit jchristophers.com to find a location.

MARTA to hold job fair for police officers

MARTA to hold job fair for police officers

ATLANTA -- MARTA and the Georgia Department of Labor will hold a career fair for police officers this weekend.

The transit system hopes to hire 18 new officers during the recruiting event, which will be Saturday, Jan. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon at MARTA's headquarters (2424 Piedmont Road, Atlanta).

Applicants must be at least 21 years old, hold a valid driver's license and be able to pass a psychological test, drug screening, physical examination and background check.

The ideal applicant will have at least two years of college, an honorable tour of military service or Peace Officer Standards and Training certifications.

Visit itsmarta.com for more information and to apply for a MARTA job.

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Atlanta Police Department joins 'The First 48'

Atlanta Police Department joins 'The First 48'

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Police Department Homicide Unit will be featured on the new season of A&E documentary series "The First 48."

The television program follows detectives as they search for clues and interview witnesses in the first two days of a murder investigation. It has profiled police departments across the country, including DeKalb County.

"The First 48" crews filmed Atlanta's Homicide Unit members as they investigated and solved homicides throughout the city.

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Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza launch personal shopper service

ATLANTA -- Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza are pleased to announce the launch of its new personal shopper service. Focused on enhancing the customer shopping experience, this personalized amenity can be enjoyed by anyone.

“Our goal is for each customer to enjoy a quality, convenient shopping experience at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza,” said Leslie Bland, director of marketing and business development at Phipps Plaza. “The personal shopper program is a fantastic amenity for those looking to save time or just enjoy a customized shopping visit.”

During the initial complimentary engagement, the personal shopper will work with customers through style assessments conducted by phone or in person.

Zoo Atlanta to hold 2 job fairs

Zoo Atlanta to hold 2 job fairs

ATLANTA -- Zoo Atlanta is preparing to hire for seasonal positions.

The zoo is looking for "dependable, enthusiastic and independent job seekers" to work as cashiers, sales associates, ride attendants, education instructors and more.

Zoo Atlanta will host two jobs fairs later this month. The first will be Tuesday, Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the zoo. Applicants are asked to bring résumés.

The second fair will be Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which is located at 99 West Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead.

Visit zooatlanta.org for more information.