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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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Police investigate shooting near Lenox Square


ATLANTA -- Police are searching for a gunman who opened fire on three men in the parking lot of Lenox Square in Buckhead on Thursday.

Witnesses told 11Alive's Keith Whitney that someone fired shots outside of Neiman Marcus just after 4:30 p.m.

Police said the incident began inside the mall. Four men appeared to have some sort of dispute. The group separated and left, but then tensions escalated into gunfire when one of the men pulled a gun on the others outside.

A witness said that robbery appears to be the motive in the shooting.

One person was taken into custody but later released.

Atlanta Police Spokesperson John Chafee says officers arrived after a report of shots fired near the mall. Chafee says no one was hurt.

Lenox Square issued the following statement Thursday evening:

Plant pansies for fall curb appeal

Plant pansies for fall curb appeal

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension is a helpful source of information for residents wanting to improve their curb appeal during the fall. With their colorful faces and cold-weather tolerance, pansies are an easy landscape addition if they are installed correctly. Experts from the University of Georgia (UGA) Cooperative Extension provide tips to help the “do-it-yourself” gardener.

“Our relationship with the UGA is a true benefit for our residents,” said Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “Because of this relationship, we are able to provide research based proven methods to help residents with gardening as well as many other topics that assist in helping to live improved, healthier lives.”

A few pansy-planting pointers:

Don’t plant more than you can maintain. Annual flowers are high maintenance and require a lot of care to keep them looking their best.

Buckhead Atlanta opens first boutiques


Five upscale boutiques opened their doors Thursday at Buckhead Atlanta -- marking the launch of a new shopping and dining destination for the city.

It was surreal for some who went to a Thursday ceremony to celebrate the first store openings, including Atlanta's first locations of Italian cashmere maker Brunello Cucinelli and fashion house Etro.

It took nearly a decade to transform the once seedy former bar district in the Buckhead Village into a walkable district with loft offices, luxury apartments and dozens of shops that are filling up with international fashion brands such as Dior, which is bringing its first standalone Atlanta boutique to the project.

"Today, Buckhead is clearly on the map in Europe," said OliverMcMillan CEO Dene Oliver on Thursday.

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Sept. 23 is National Voter Registration Day

Sept. 23 is National Voter Registration Day

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- On Sept. 23, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) with a massive 50-state effort to register voters before Election Day this November. Fulton County Registration and Elections encourages residents to join others across the nation who will be registering to vote.

The deadline for registering to vote in the Nov. 4 General Election is Monday, Oct. 6. Online voter registration is available, which allows new voters to complete the entire process online at www.fultonelections.com. In Fulton County, residents can register to vote online, at their city hall, the Georgia Department of Driver Services, any Atlanta Fulton County Library Branch, at one of the three registration and elections offices or by mail.

Residents can also obtain a voter registration form at one of three County offices:

Free MARTA Breeze Cards for Falcons fans

Free MARTA Breeze Cards for Falcons fans

ATLANTA -- Miller Lite's Free Rides program will visit Atlanta this week to help Falcons fans get home safely from Thursday's game.

Representatives from Miller Lite and the Falcons will distribute 15,000 MARTA Breeze Cards at the College Park, H.E. Holmes, Indian Creek and Lindbergh Center stations.

The cards will be given away Sept. 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

MillerCoors Responsibility Commerce Manager Diane Wagner said the Breeze Card giveaway is Miller Lite's way of ensuring football fans do the responsible thing and not drive home after drinking at the game.

Visit millerlitefreerides.com for more information.

2014 Reward Schools: Atlanta Public Schools

2014 Reward Schools: Atlanta Public Schools

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Education has released its list of 2014 Reward Schools.

Such schools are identified under the state's waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. They are Title I schools that fall into one of two categories.

Atlanta's 2014 Reward Schools include:

Highest Performing -- Among the top 5 percent of Georgia's Title I schools; have highest absolute performance from all student groups for at least three years
* Charles Drew Charter School
* Inman Middle School
* KIPP STRIVE Academy
* West Manor Elementary School

Highest Progress -- Among the top 10 percent of Georgia's Title I schools; make the most progress in improving performance from all student groups for at least three years
* KIPP Vision Academy
* North Atlanta High School
* Perkerson Elementary School
* Scott Elementary School