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3 counties benefit from Fuel Your School program

3 counties benefit from Fuel Your School program

(WXIA) -- More than 100 public schools in three metro Atlanta counties will benefit from Chevron's Fuel Your School program.

Through the campaign, Chevron contributes $1 from every gasoline purchase of eight gallons or more to participating schools. Fuel Your School generated $391,146 for 131 schools in Clayton, DeKalb and Fulton counties.

Many of the projects that are granted funds from the program are part of STEM curriculums. For example, students at Grady High School in Atlanta received a data-gathering device to use in their physics courses.

Chevron said nearly 40,000 students are impacted by the money generated through Fuel Your School.

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Missing 17-year-old found

Missing 17-year-old found

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police have canceled a lookout for a 17-year-old girl who went missing Wednesday afternoon.

Gabriella Marie Price was last seen at around 2:30 p.m. leaving a friend's apartment in the 400 block of Centennial Olympic Park Drive. She told two friends she was going to the BP station at 610 Spring Street, across the street from the Varsity, to buy cigarettes, but never returned.

Authorities said on Thursday that investigators had made contact with Price, and she was said to be safe.

'Wicked' company to hold Witches' Night Off fundraiser

ATLANTA -- Joining Hearts, Inc. and members of the national touring company of Wicked will host “Witches’ Night Off,” an evening of song and dance at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center for the Arts on Monday, Mar. 2.

The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and also include a very special guest performance by Tony and Grammy winner Jennifer Holliday. The Ferst Center is located at 349 Ferst Drive NW. Net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and Joining Hearts, Inc.

Gas main break shuts down Deering Road


ATLANTA – A gas main break shut down Deering Road in Atlanta Wednesday afternoon.

Fire officials said a construction crew hit a high pressure gas line around 5:30 p.m. Deering Road was closed between Peachtree and Northside Drive.


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Emory, WellStar in talks to create unified health system

Emory, WellStar in talks to create unified health system

ATLANTA -- WellStar Health System and Emory University have begun formal discussions about the possibility of creating a new, unified health system.

WellStar spokesperson Tyler Pearson said the new system would be formed by combining Emory Healthcare and WellStar Health System. Discussions will continue for next 45 days, with a goal of creating an environment with the best of both community-based care and academic medicine.

"Our shared vision is to design one of the best health systems in the nation to serve local communities, the state of Georgia and beyond," WellStar Health System CEO Reynold J. Jennings said in a release. "The new system will be one of the most innovative and transformational healthcare systems in the industry."

A multi-step design process for the new health system will take about a year to complete.

Bobbi Kristina's family fight detailed in 911 calls

Bobbi Kristina's family fight detailed in 911 calls

ATLANTA -- Just-released 911 tapes detail a fight at the W Midtown Hotel between Bobbi Kristina's family while she remains in a coma.

The 911 call came in around 12:30 a.m. Friday at the W Midtown Atlanta Hotel.

According to a report released by the Atlanta Police Department, the family members were attending a birthday party for Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina's pop star father. One attendee, Shayne Brown, got into a fight with his mother, Tina Brown, over a valet parking ticket. Tina Brown is Bobby Brown's sister.

A hotel manager witnessed Tina Brown spit in Shayne Brown's face and hit him over the head with a glass bottle. Tina Brown then left the hotel bar, where the assault took place.

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.