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3 Georgia breweries pick up awards at beer competition


DENVER (WXIA) – What's described as the "most prestigious" beer competition – the 2014 edition of the World Beer Cup -- took place over the weekend in Denver and three Georgia home-grown favorites came away with some high accolades.

Savannah's Moon River Brewing earned a gold medal against 35 other entries in the Classic Irish-style Dry Stout category for its The Bomb Dry Stout.

Competing against 48 other entries, Atlanta's SweetWater Brewing's Happy Ending picked up a silver medal in the American-style Stout category. SweetWater also landed a bronze medal in the American-Belgo-Style Ale category for its Whiplash.

Another Atlanta brewery, Monday Night Brewing, picked up a bronze medal in the Scotch Ale category for its Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale. Forty-six other entries competed against Drafty Kilt in the category.

Breweries from all over the world competed in 94 individual beer categories.

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Georgia Connections Academy open enrollment

Georgia Connections Academy, a statewide provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual K-12 schooling, has opened enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year and will be conducting in person information sessions with parents and students across the state.

“We are enrolling 1000 additional students across all grade levels for the coming academic year,” said Lead Principal Heather J. Robinson. “We have a waiting list as we open enrollment, so we encourage parents to get their applications in now.”

Georgia Connections Academy open enrollment

Georgia Connections Academy, a statewide provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual K-12 schooling, has opened enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year and will be conducting in person information sessions with parents and students across the state.

“We are enrolling 1000 additional students across all grade levels for the coming academic year,” said Lead Principal Heather J. Robinson. “We have a waiting list as we open enrollment, so we encourage parents to get their applications in now.”

Road work continues this weekend over parts of Metro Atlanta

Road work continues this weekend over parts of Metro Atlanta

(WXIA) – Motorists will face a number of lane closures this weekend around Metro Atlanta.

I-285 Northbound from Hollowell Parkway (US 78/278) in Atlanta to Paces Ferry Road in Vinings will have one left lane closed for sign replacement.

I-20 West and Eastbound will have two left lanes closed between Ga. 5 in Douglasville to Liberty Road in Carroll County for ongoing concrete construction.

Nightly lane closures will continue on the Downtown Connector, along with portions of I-75 and I-85 inside the Perimeter for overhead sign replacement.

Retaining wall construction continues on Techwood Drive between 16th Street and 18th Street in Midtown Atlanta.

Construction continues on I-75 Northbound between I-675 and Mount Zion Boulevard in Clayton County. Two right lanes are closed in that area.

Landscaping operations are continuing along I-285 Westbound near Bouldercrest Road in DeKalb County.

 

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Fulton County encourages residents to register to vote and update information

Fulton County encourages residents to register to vote and update information

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Department of Registration Elections and Elections encourages residents to register to vote and to update their information to ensure they will have a smooth voting experience.

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, and also at a registration and election office or by mail.

Fulton County to host job fair

Fulton County to host job fair

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Employers who expect to hire within the next 90 days will participate in a Job Fair sponsored by the Fulton County Office of Workforce Development on Wednesday, April 23.

The Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Atrium of the Fulton County Government Center located at 141 Pryor Street in Atlanta. Job seekers are urged to dress for success and bring their resumes for the Job Fair initiated by Fulton County District 6 Commissioner Joan P. Garner.

Charlotte’s Web Spins “Terrific, Terrific, Terrific” Show April 10 - May 25

Charlotte’s Web Spins “Terrific, Terrific, Terrific” Show April 10 - May 25
Zuckerman’s Famous Pig Brought to Life at Center for Puppetry Arts
 
 
Everyone’s favorite friendly spider and barnyard crew are heading back to the city April 10 - May 25 for all generations to enjoy their tale of friendship. E.B. White’s timeless story, Charlotte’s Web, will wow guests at the Center for Puppetry Arts with its heartwarming wisdom as Charlotte the spider saves Wilbur the pig by using her wits, words and webs.