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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.

Race this weekend: Run for Hope

Race this weekend: Run for Hope

COVINGTON, Ga. -- The Relay for Life Committee of Newton County will hold a 5K fundraiser this weekend.

The 7th annual Run for Hope will be Sunday, Mar. 1 at 3 p.m.; registration opens at 1 p.m., and a mile fun run starts at 2:30 p.m. Both races will be held at Cousins Middle School in Covington.

All runners will receive T-shirts and refreshments. Awards will be given to the top finishers, top masters finishers and top three runners in each age group. Fun run participants will earn ribbons.

Registration is $25 and can be completed at active.com.

Cousins Middle School is located at 8187 Carlton Trail.

Georgia Lottery launches new Georgia-only lotto game

Georgia Lottery launches new Georgia-only lotto game

ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery is introducing an exciting new game that will be available only in Georgia. Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Ca$h Match combines a classic lotto draw game with an instant-win component.

The game concept is the first of its kind in Georgia.

Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Ca$h Match offers jackpots starting at $1 million. The jackpot will continue to grow until there is a jackpot winner.

Additionally, players can select Ca$h Match for a chance to win up to $500 instantly.

Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Ca$h Match went on sale at Georgia Lottery retailers statewide Sunday.

Drawings will be held at 11 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. The first drawing will be conducted Feb. 23.

Tickets are $1 per play. The Ca$h Match option costs an additional $1 per play.

Players must pick six numbers from one to 47. Win the jackpot prize by matching the six numbers drawn. The game offers three additional lotto prizes from $5 to $500.

Ga. Connections Academy enrollment opens Mar. 3

Ga. Connections Academy enrollment opens Mar. 3

(WXIA) -- Georgia Connections Academy, a free statewide virtual K-12 school, will begin accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year next month.

Enrollment opens Mar. 3. The school can support 4,000 students; spaces are limited and families are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

A free parent information session will be held Tuesday, Mar. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Hampton Inn Atlanta-Perimeter Center, which is located at 769 Hammond Drive in Sandy Springs. Teachers and currently enrolled families will answer questions and go over the school's curriculum at the session.

For more information about Georgia Connections Academy, visit connectionsacademy.com.

Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation will continue to perform sign structure work on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Most of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in lengthy delays. Drivers are asked to avoid the Perimeter in impacted areas if possible.

All work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
1 lane of I-75 in each direction will be closed between Delk Road and South Marietta Parkway from 7:30 a.m. Saturday to 5:30 p.m. Sunday for sign structure work.

Coweta County
1 northbound lane of I-85 will be closed from 2 miles north of Bullsboro Drive from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for striping.

DeKalb County
2 westbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Northlake Parkway and Chamblee Tucker Road from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Old Oxford Road Bridge to reopen Thursday

Old Oxford Road Bridge to reopen Thursday

COVINGTON, Ga. -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has completed its work on Newton County's Old Oxford Road Bridge.

GDOT said it will remove all barriers by mid-morning Thursday, effectively reopening the bridge to traffic.

The bridge, which crosses Interstate 20 west in Covington, has been closed since August 2014, when it suffered structural damage in a traffic accident.

Winning lottery ticket worth $350K sold in Decatur

Winning lottery ticket worth $350K sold in Decatur

ATLANTA – A gas station in Decatur has sold a winning Georgia Lottery instant ticket with a hefty top prize. Shell Food Mart, located at 570 DeKalb Industrial Way, sold a winning ticket worth $350,000, after taxes, from the instant game $350,000 Taxes Paid.

The winner, Derrick Spence Sr. of Oxford, claimed his prize Feb. 2 at the Georgia Lottery’s District Office in Duluth.