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Weekend roadwork: More of the same

Weekend roadwork: More of the same

(WXIA) -- Georgia Department of Transportation crews will work in all the usual problem areas this weekend.

Drivers are asked to avoid Interstate 285 if possible, as construction projects will be performed on several stretches of that road.

As always, all weekend roadwork is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Paces Ferry Road and Cobb Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for sign structure work.

Cobb/Fulton counties
3 westbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between New Northside Drive and I-75 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for sign structure work.

Cobb/Fulton counties
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Bolton Road and South Cobb Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete rehabilitation.

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City: Political clout won't sway festival applications


ATLANTA -- The city says political connections won't matter when it chooses which of two festivals will use Piedmont Park on the same weekend in September.

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One is Music Midtown, the other is the Atlanta Arts Festival.

The contrast couldn't be clearer. Music Midtown is a big, high-profile, big-money event. The Atlanta Arts Festival appears to be the underdog. But the city ordinance appears to give a clear edge to the underdog.

Chick-fil-A to host Daddy-Daughter Date Night

Chick-fil-A to host Daddy-Daughter Date Night

(WXIA) -- Chick-fil-A will bring back its popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night this weekend.

The fifth annual event will be Saturday, Feb. 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at participating restaurants.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night encourages fathers and their little girls to spend time together. Every "couple" will receive take-home booklets featuring conversation starters and ideas for future outings.

Attendees will also be treated to tableside service, limousine and trolley rides, and other surprises.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night is free, except for the cost of food. Seating is available every hour; fathers and daughters are encouraged to call their local Chick-fil-A locations in advance to reserve a time.

Meet the Atlantan on We tv's new 'Bachelor'-like reality show

Meet the Atlantan on We tv's new 'Bachelor'-like reality show

ATLANTA -- Ladies, would you go on national tv to find love if you knew finding love came with being scrutinized by his mother and his pastor?

Eh, I don't know, but that's what 29-year-old Brandy Commodore from Atlanta did when she decided to be one of 24 women who would vie for the attention of We tv's first African-American bachelor in their new reality television series "Match Made in Heaven."

Tastemaker Magazine caught up with Brandy to find out what we should expect from the premiere and why she decided to try to find love on national television. Check out the full interview here.

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Arts Festival, Music Midtown dueling over Piedmont Park

Arts Festival, Music Midtown dueling over Piedmont Park

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Two popular Atlanta festivals are dueling over space in Piedmont Park.

11Alive News has learned that both – the Atlanta Arts Festival and Music Midtown – want to use the park on the same September weekend.

The arts festival is quiet and artsy and has been a Piedmont Park fixture for decades. Music Midtown is loud and raucous and began rocking Piedmont Park in 2011. Now both festivals have asked the city for permits to use the park on the same weekend in September.

"I don't see how we could possibly do that," said city councilwoman Mary Norwood.

Norwood says the city will have to choose a winner from the competing permit applications.

The Atlanta Arts Festival is already marketing its 2015 festival for the weekend of September 19. The arts festival filed its permit application with the city last Novemberr.

Flying Biscuit offering red velvet pancakes

Flying Biscuit offering red velvet pancakes

(WXIA) -- February is National Pancake Month, and the Flying Biscuit has found the perfect way to celebrate.

The Atlanta-based café chain is offering red velvet pancakes at participating locations all month long.

Flying Biscuit brand leader Brent Fuller said red velvet pancakes are only served for a limited time each year, "and it felt fitting to offer them during National Pancake Month this year."

All Flying Biscuit locations also offer buttermilk pancakes and organic pancakes year-round.

Visit flyingbiscuit.com for more information.

Fulton County, dd’s Discounts to host recruitment event

Fulton County, dd’s Discounts to host recruitment event

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The North Fulton Career Center will host an onsite recruitment in partnership with “dd’s Discounts.” Interviews of qualified candidates will be conducted Feb. 2 - 6 and 9 – 13. The retailer needs to fill positions for retail associates, store protection specialists and area supervisors.

Applications must be completed online at jobs.rossstores.com and recruiters must contact qualified individual applicants before they can report to the North Fulton Career Center for an interview. The North Fulton Career Center is located at 7741 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. Citizens without access to a computer can use Fulton County Career Center Resource Rooms to file an application.

Career Center locations include:

North Fulton Career Center
North Fulton Service Center
7741 Roswell Road, Suite 205
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
404-613-4480