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I-85, Ga. 400 roadwork resumes this weekend

I-85, Ga. 400 roadwork resumes this weekend

ATLANTA -- Georgia Department of Transportation crews plan to resume roadwork on northbound Interstate 85 this weekend.

If it doesn't rain, crews will work -- and close two lanes of I-85 in the process -- on the Georgia 400 Interchange project. The work will take place between Piedmont Road and Georgia 400 Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"The weather is questionable. We will just have to wait and see if we can work, but if we do, traffic on I-85 north at 400 is going to be heavy," said GDOT Metro District Construction Engineer Shun Pringle.

Drivers on Sidney Marcus Boulevard, Cheshire Bridge Road, Lenox Road and Buford Highway may also be affected by the project.

In other parts of the city, the HOV lanes on I-75 in both directions will be closed between Mount Paran Road and Langford Parkway for overhead sign work.

The I-85 north ramp to I-75 north on Atlanta's south side will be closed for bridge work. GDOT will have a detour in place.

Kohl's hiring 50,000 for holidays

Kohl's hiring 50,000 for holidays

(WXIA) -- Kohl's plans to hire about 50,000 seasonal associates nationwide this year.

The department store chain announced Thursday that it hopes to find about 40 employees for each of its 1,158 stores, plus 6,400 people to work in distribution centers and 350 workers in credit operations.

Seasonal Kohl's employees can work up to 20 hours per week. Typical duties include unloading trucks, processing freight, stocking the store and running a cash register.

Kohl's said it will begin hiring for the holidays this month and hopes to fill all its seasonal positions by mid-November.

Visit kohlscareers.com to apply.

East Coweta High joins rivals to honor beloved cheerleader

SHARPSBURG, Ga. -- In high school footballs rivalries, the lines are usually easily distinguished by bright school colors. At 11Alive's Game of the Week Friday, the rivalry will fade into solid sea of gray. 

East Coweta High and Sandy Creek have asked their students to wear gray in honor of the battle against the brain cancer that took the life of their beloved classmate.

Seventeen-year-old junior Madeline McTier was a well loved cheerleader seen on the sports sidelines for the past two years.

Her father, Michel McTier, said she wanted to be a cheerleader since she was a little girl. The father, like daughter, has a strong faith. "Cheerleading allowed her that opportunity to the confidence to speak to anyone and show her faith to anyone."

Weekend roadwork moves off the interstate

Weekend roadwork moves off the interstate

(WXIA) -- Weekends usually mean lots and lots of interstate traffic in metro Atlanta.

But this weekend, the weather will be gorgeous and much of the roadwork will move off the highways.

"We didn't really plan to avoid work on the interstates this weekend. It just turned out that the contractors didn't schedule any," said Georgia Department of Transportation Metro District Construction Engineer Shun Pringle. "We will likely be back out there next weekend though."

A few interstate projects are still in the works. On I-285, maintenance crews will close two rights lanes from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly to replace concrete slabs. Those closures will happen southbound from Cascade Road to Langford Parkway and northbound from Hollowell Parkway to South Cobb Drive.

Georgia town to become Kansas for 'Dumb and Dumber' sequel

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) - The sequel to the 1994 movie "Dumb and Dumber" will film scenes in Grantville, Ga., and as part of the filming the area's downtown will be transformed into Barbara Hershey's Kansas hometown, reports the Newnan Times-Herald.

Filming for the sequel, dubbed "Dumb and Dumber To," is set for Sept. 30, the paper reports.

In preparation, a mural will be painted this week on the side of the building next to the Grantville's genealogical library - replacing the Coca-Cola sign. The Coca-Cola sign will be painted back after filming concludes, the paper said.

See photos of other movies filmed in Atlanta!

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USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Football Poll

ATLANTA -- The USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 High School Football Poll is here. Look for changes from top to bottom along with a new face, but the name at the top stays the same.

With their record at 2-0 North Gwinnett enjoyed last week off and will go back to work against defending state champion Norcross this Friday Night. The top ranked Bulldogs are followed by the Blue Devils, with Buford, Sandy Creek, and Lovejoy making up the top 5.

McEachern, Eagle's Landing Christian, North Cobb, Grayson and Mill Creek complete to top 10.

Big movers this week include M.L. King from 20 to 15, and Milton from 25 to 17. Marist drops from 18 to 25.

West Forsyth enters the poll at 23 this week after a big win at Flowery Branch while South Gwinnett drops out of the Super 25.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 High School Football Poll is computer generated and produced exclusively for 11 Alive and 11Alive.com by USA Today High School Sports.com.

Vote for the HS Football Game of the Week for Sept. 13

ATLANTA --  Which high school football game should the Friday Night Alive team feature as the Game of the Week for September 13, 2013.

Vote for the 9-13-13 Game of the Week here.