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Several surface streets impacted by weekend roadwork

Several surface streets impacted by weekend roadwork

(WXIA) -- Interstate 20 will bear the brunt of this weekend's roadwork, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Drivers are asked to avoid nonessential travel on I-20, as road projects will require lane closures that will likely result in delays.

A number of surface streets will also be impacted by construction crews.

As always, all work is weather permitting. Get this weekend's forecast.

Cobb/Fulton counties: I-285
2 northbound lanes will be closed between Bolton and South Atlanta roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete rehabilitation.

Coweta County: I-85
1 southbound lane will be closed at Sharpsburg-McCullum Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Monday for barrier wall installation.

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Rough Petco groomer caught on video, now unemployed

Rough Petco groomer caught on video, now unemployed

ATLANTA-- A groomer caught on cell phone video rough handling a dog is no longer employed at Petco.

The store on Roswell Road in Buckhead is like many others in the retail chain. It features a grooming station where the public can watch dogs getting bathed and clipped.

On March 1, a Decatur woman says she pulled up in her car and noticed the groomer treating a black dog roughly. She started recording it on her phone to document the incident.

The video shows the dog try to back away, and the groomer yank on its leg at least three times.

The woman stopped taping and went in to report to the manager, who told her he would speak to the employee.

She put the video on Facebook, and tagged Petco. It's gotten more than 1300 shares and comments in two days.

Citizens’ University to kick off for 11th year

Citizens’ University to kick off for 11th year

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s Citizens’ University begins April 2 for the 11th consecutive year.

The 12-week intensive training program provides citizens with a close-up view of how their local government works. Participants can gain a better understanding of County government, the available services and the role of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

Commissioner Joan Garner, District 4, has taken the lead in continuing Citizens’ University, which is an initiative originally led by former Commissioner William “Bill” Edwards.

Citizens’ University students learn how laws are proposed, passed and amended and they personally interact with key management personnel. Participants are urged to take what they learn back to their communities to strengthen ties between communities and their government and encourage more collaboration to enhance the quality of life in Fulton County.

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

(WXIA) -- Once again, drivers in the Atlanta area are asked to avoid non-essential travel on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Georgia Department of Transportation road crews will work on several stretches of roads and highways throughout the area Friday night through Monday morning. Many of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in delays.

As always, all work is weather permitting. See this weekend's forecast.

Scheduled projects include:

Coweta County
1 southbound lane of I-85 will be closed at Sharpsburg-McCullum Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Monday for barrier wall installation.

DeKalb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Covington Highway and I-20 from 7:30 p.m. Saturday to 7:30 a.m. Sunday for sign structure work.

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Pike Nurseries hiring for spring

Pike Nurseries hiring for spring

(WXIA) -- Pike Nurseries plans to hire about 300 employees for the upcoming spring planting season.

The nursery chain will hold a career fair Wednesday, Mar. 4 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at all its Georgia locations.

Open positions include manager trainees, department heads, sales associates, operations personnel and cashiers. Planting enthusiasts of all skill levels are encouraged to apply.

Visit pikenursery.com for more information.

Girl Scouts to sell cookies at area malls

Girl Scouts to sell cookies at area malls

(WXIA) -- Four Atlanta-area Simon Malls are allowing local Girl Scouts to sell cookies in the coming days.

Cookies will be offered through Monday, Mar. 2 at Lenox Square, and through Tuesday, Mar. 10 at Mall of Georgia, Northlake Mall and Town Center at Cobb.

They will be sold Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Girl Scouts will set up their cookie booths at:

Lenox Square
Upper level near Pottery Barn Kids

Mall of Georgia
Lower level near jcpenney

Northlake Mall
Lower level near food court

Town Center at Cobb
Lower level near Center Court

Girl Scout Cookies are $4 a box. Learn more at girlscoutcookies.org.

Defense rests case in APS cheating trial

Defense rests case in APS cheating trial

The defense rested its case in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal trial on Tuesday.

Judge Jerry Baxter announced closing arguments will begin on March 19.

Jurors have listened to testimony for six months now. The trial began back in August 2014.

Twelve former APS educators are accused of cheating on standardized tests in 2009.