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Weekend traffic: Another mess on I-285

Weekend traffic: Another mess on I-285

(WXIA) -- Last week's break from interstate roadwork was short-lived. The Georgia Department of Transportation said crews will be back on the roads this weekend.

Interstate 285, especially the portion above I-20, will be GDOT's main focus, as several projects are scheduled for that corridor.

As always, all work is weather-permitting.

Clayton/Fulton counties
* 1 Outer Loop lane of I-285 will be closed at I-75 south from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for resurfacing
* 1 outside lane of I-285 will be closed at I-85 north from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge repairs

Cobb County
* 2 northbound and 2 southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between South Cobb Drive and Paces Ferry Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab replacement
* Pacing will occur at the I-285 Kennedy Interchange with I-75 overnight Saturday

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Faith Evans headlines Pure Heat Community Festival

Faith Evans headlines Pure Heat Community Festival

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Black Gay Pride, the country's leading LGBTQ event, completed this year's weekend celebration with the Pure Heat Community Festival. The festival, put on by The Vision Community Foundation, featured a special award presentation to Grammy Award winning songstress Faith Evans.

A host of celebrities, including Tameka Raymond (VH1's "Atlanta Exes"); Claudia Jordan and Gary Hayes (Rickey Smiley Morning Show); Towanda Braxton (WeTV's "Braxton Family Values") and Chyna (WeTV's "LA Hair"), all came out to show their support to the LGBTQ community.

Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen (The Vision Church of Atlanta) and Rashad Burgess presented Evans with the 2014 Humanitarian Award. New singing sensation Havok Jones serenaded her with a cover her classic, "Soon As I Get Home".

Additional activities included female impersonator CiCi; Greek Stroll Competition; Hair Battles; and the crowd favorite, J-Sette Competition.

Dirty Dancing tickets go on sale Sept. 14

Dirty Dancing tickets go on sale Sept. 14

ATLANTA -- Individual tickets for the Atlanta premiere of Dirty Dancing -- The Classic Story On Stage at the Fox Theatre will go on sale Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $33 and are available at by visiting foxtheatre.org/dirtydancing, calling 1-855-285-8499 or visiting the Fox Theatre box office (660 Peachtree Street NE).

The staged musical of this worldwide smash-hit film will play the Fox Theatre November 25-30, with a special performance at 7:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving. The performance schedule is:

Tuesday-Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 p.m.
Saturday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

10 arrested during Atlanta fast food worker strike

10 arrested during Atlanta fast food worker strike

(WXIA) -- Fast food workers shut down Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta for about 45 minutes Thursday when they took to the street to protest for higher wages.

A march began at Wendy's and made its way down the street to McDonald's. At least 10 protesters were arrested after refusing police requests to get off the street. 11Alive's Stacy Elgin learned those who were arrested were taken to the Fulton County Jail.

Police officials from Atlanta and Fulton County responded to the protest -- only one in a nationwide demand for higher wages for fast food workers.

Arrests that began early Thursday morning outside a landmark McDonald's in New York City spread later in the day to Detroit, Chicago and Las Vegas as thousands of emboldened fast-food workers coast to coast put down their burger flippers and picked up picket signs in a strike that included acts of civil disobedience as workers rally for $15 minimum wages.

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Voter registration deadline is October 6

Voter registration deadline is October 6

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The deadline to register to vote in the November 4 General Election is Monday, October 6.

Online voter registration is available, which allows new voters to complete the entire process online at www.fultonelections.com. 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, at one of the three registration and elections offices or by mail.

“We have seen increased activity in new registrations," said Richard Barron, Director of Fulton county Registration and Elections. “We want to ensure that everyone that wishes to participate is given the opportunity to do so."

Residents can also obtain a voter registration form at one of three County offices:

1) Fulton County Government Center (130 Peachtree Street, SW, Suite 2186 Atlanta)

Culinary Matrimony kicks off Taste of Atlanta

Culinary Matrimony kicks off Taste of Atlanta

ATLANTA -– Here comes the bride…now open wide! To help food lovers say “I do” to the smorgasbord of flavors and fun offered at the 13th annual Taste of Atlanta, the festival is hosting a celebratory kickoff party on Friday, October 24 in Midtown at Tech Square.

The event, themed Culinary Matrimony, will unite unlikely, yet harmonious parings, as local celebrity chefs lift the veil to match-made-in-heaven recipes, libations and more. Keeping with tradition, this Friday night festival kickoff is an all-inclusive block party with exclusive bites from select restaurants, bountiful booze and live music from 80s Synth Pop band Electric Avenue.

Krispy Kreme offers pumpkin doughnuts for fall

Krispy Kreme offers pumpkin doughnuts for fall

(WXIA) -- Krispy Kreme is now selling two pumpkin doughnuts, just in time for fall.

Both pastries will be available through Thursday, Nov. 27:

Pumpkin Spice Cake Doughnut: A moist old-fashioned pumpkin spice-flavored cake doughnut coated in Krispy Kreme's signature glaze.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Doughnut: A yeast shell with pumpkin cheesecake filling, topped with cream cheese icing and a gingersnap cookie crumble.

Krispy Kreme will also sell a pumpkin spice latte that can be served both hot or on ice.

Visit krispykreme.com to find your nearest location.