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Man hit on Interstate 85 near North Druid Hills Road


ATLANTA -- A man walking on the side of Interstate 85 was struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning.

The incident took place near North Druid Hills Road at around 5:18 a.m.

According to authorities, the man was "staggering" on the shoulder of the highway. The vehicle that hit the man stayed on the scene.

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The condition of the man is unknown. He has been transported to a local hospital.

Fulton County Youth Commission to kick off Can-Paign food drive

Fulton County Youth Commission to kick off Can-Paign food drive

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Youth Commissioners will kick off their sixth “Can-Paign to Fight Hunger” on Monday, Oct. 6 to help feed hungry adults and children.

The campaign, in partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) has a goal of filling 50 barrels of non-perishable food by Nov. 7. Each barrel holds enough food to feed an average of 285 families, totaling over 14,250 individuals.

The continuing partnership with the ACFB focuses on the need to fill overwhelming gaps in food security for adults, seniors and/or families whose heads of households are unemployed, underemployed or living on fixed incomes that do not meet all of their economic needs.

The ACFB Hunger in America Study reports the following:

• Among all ACFB clients, 27 percent are children under age 18 and 19 percent are seniors age 60 and older.

AC Hotels by Marriott to arrive at Phipps Plaza

AC Hotels by Marriott to arrive at Phipps Plaza

ATLANTA -- Simon and Noble Investment Group announced a joint venture which will bring the acclaimed AC Hotels by Marriott brand to Phipps Plaza.

Inspired by the runways and fashion houses of Milan, AC Hotels by Marriott is an upper moderate tier lifestyle brand within the Marriott International, Inc. global collection of 18 brands. With “Feel the City” as its creative inspiration, the brand features simple, clean and crisp lines, marrying sophisticated European style with approachable design for a distinct and modern feel.

Located at the intersection of Peachtree Road and Wieuca Road and adjacent to Nordstrom at Phipps Plaza, the AC by Marriott Buckhead will be the brand's first hotel in Atlanta, and is scheduled to open in January 2016.

Unemployment up slightly in August

Unemployment up slightly in August

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate climbed again in August.

The rate was 8.0 percent, up slightly from July's 7.9 percent. It was also 7.9 percent in August 2013.

Fulton County's preliminary unemployment rate was 8.9 percent last month.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said despite the rate increase, metro Atlanta added nearly 6,000 jobs in August, mostly in government; education and health services; manufacturing; and construction. Fewer Atlanta-area residents also filed for unemployment insurance in August than in July.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest August unemployment rate at 6.4 percent. Metro Dalton's was the highest at 10.7 percent.

Shake Shack set to open on Sept. 30


One of Atlanta's most anticipated new restaurants is about to open.

Shake Shack, a modern burger stand out of New York City, says it's set to open its first Atlanta location on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 11 a.m.

The two-story restaurant is located in the Buckhead Atlanta mixed-use project, which just started opening its first stores.

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Shake Shack is part of Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG). The first location opened in 2004.

Fulton schedules meeting on consolidated planning document, annual action plan

Fulton schedules meeting on consolidated planning document, annual action plan

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Fulton County has added an additional public meeting in conjunction with Johns Creek to allow more public input into the process of planning and preparing its 5-year Consolidated Planning Document to determine the needs of the community in developing viable urban communities.  The plan provides decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities principally for low and moderate- income persons.

The public meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Community Room of the Shakerag Fire Station located at 10925 Rogers Circle, Johns Creek.

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.

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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.