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1 killed in Newton County wreck


NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. -- One person was killed in a single-car accident in Newton County Tuesday morning.

The wreck happened at around 8 a.m. on Georgia 142 at Newton Ridge Drive in Covington.

No other information was immediately available.

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Expect heavy spring break traffic this weekend

Expect heavy spring break traffic this weekend

(WXIA) -- Many colleges and universities will begin their spring breaks this weekend, which may contribute to heavier traffic than usual on metro Atlanta roads.

In addition to more people on the road, Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be out and about, working on scheduled projects.

GDOT engineer Shun Pringle said the largest project will be sign installation on Georgia 400 south between Peachtree Road and Sidney Marcus Boulevard. One right lane will be closed daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Work will also continue on the Ga. 400/Interstate 85 Interchange project. Several roads will be affected all weekend, including Cheshire Bridge Road, Sidney Marcus Boulevard and the Buford-Spring Connector.

From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly, three lanes in both directions of I-285 will be closed for sign replacements between Riverside Drive and Peachtree Dunwoody Road.

Newton Co. Schools keep calling wrong number


COVINGTON, Ga. – By the sounds of their robocalls, the Newton County School District is quite diligent in making sure parents stay informed.

The only problem: some of those calls have been going to the wrong person.

Dale Callahan called 11Alive News after she said she's received almost daily calls from the district for more than a year. The calls are from Rocky Plains Elementary School, regarding one student. Callahan lives in El Paso, Texas, and says she has never had a child in the Newton County School District.

"I know the parent's name, I know the kid's name," she said. "I know pick-up times, drop-off times. It's just to the point that if I really wanted to walk in there and pretend I was this woman, I could probably do it."

Job Search Boot Camp coming to Covington

Job Search Boot Camp coming to Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. -- The Georgia Department of Labor is co-sponsoring a large career expo in Newton County this month.

The job fair will be proceeded by Job Search Boot Camp, which gives veterans and active duty military personnel an opportunity to brush up on their interview skills.

Boot Camp will be held Tuesday, Mar. 18. The career expo will be Thursday, Mar. 20. Both events will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Georgia Piedmont Technical College's Newton Center.

Veterans must register in advance for the boot camp. Call 770-784-2455 or email covington_cc@gdol.ga.gov for more information.

The job fair is open to everyone and will begin at 9:30 a.m. for those who don't attend the boot camp. Attendees must dress professionally and bring plenty of copies of their résumés.

Newton Center is located at 8100 Bob Williams Parkway in Covington.

'Officer Morgan' gets new wheelchair to go out on patrol

COVINGTON,Ga. -- "I'm enjoying it because I get to lock a lot of bad guys up," said 'Officer Morgan.'

Morgan Steward is his name, and crime is his game.

You may remember this adorable 5 year-old when he was made an honorary Covington police officer in December.

His story captured the hearts of people around the country. But now Officer Morgan has an even bigger advantage in catching criminals.

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF THE NEW WHEELS

He's got the badge, the latest uniform, and now he's got the fanciest wheels in Covington to patrol the sidewalks.

The Covington Police Department partnered with 11Alive in December to honor Morgan on 'Officer Morgan Day' and that's when he was named to the force.  He captivated the city.

Weekend roadwork planned for I-85, Ga. 400, Connector

Weekend roadwork planned for I-85, Ga. 400, Connector

(WXIA) -- With a warm weekend on the horizon, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to perform some much-needed roadwork throughout north Georgia.

Closures and delays can be expected on a number of major roads and highways.

"Plan ahead -- I can't say it enough," GDOT District Construction Engineer Shun Pringle said in a release. "If you plan ahead, you can avoid some potentially heavy delays."

Some notable roadwork includes:

Downtown Connector
Two right lanes of I-75/85 north near University Avenue will be closed for pavement work Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

I-285
Three lanes will be closed in both directions between West Paces Ferry and Roswell roads for sign replacements. All work will take place overnight -- from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

ATLANTA -- The latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll is ready for inspection. The McEachern girls hang on to the top spot as the GHSA state tournament heads for semifinal weekend.

McEachern and Southwest DeKalb are 1 and 2 again this week with Redan, Parkview, and Archer in the top 5.

North Forsyth, Tucker, Hillgrove,Wesleyan and Norcross round out the top 10.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 poll is computer generated and produced exclusively for 11Alive News and 11Alive.Com by USA Today High School Sports