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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.

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.

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:

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.

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:

Video released of suspect in Atlanta kidnapping


ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police have released video of a suspect wanted in a kidnapping that happened early Thursday.

The victim told police that he was kidnapped and forced to withdraw money from several ATMs.

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It began at Robert Stevens's house on Mathieson Drive, a residential street off Peachtree Road in Buckhead.

Atlanta Police Capt. Janet Brady said Stevens had just arrived home when he was approached by three suspects. One of the suspects was armed with a long gun, possibly a shotgun. They forced Stevens into their car, described as an orange Dodge Neon.

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.