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Saturday is Put Litter in its Place Day in Gwinnett

Saturday is Put Litter in its Place Day in Gwinnett

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful will host a county-wide cleanup day this weekend.

Saturday, Apr. 26 is Put Litter in its Place Day. All Gwinnett residents are asked to pick up trash at locations throughout the county -- parks, stretches of road, neighborhoods and so on.

Get more cleanup ideas and learn about the ways Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful is working to keep the county green at gwinnettcb.org.

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College baseball at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville Tuesday night

College baseball at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville Tuesday night

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Tuesday night, college baseball returns to Coolray Field!

The Georgia Bulldogs will be taking on the Kennesaw State Owls at 7pm; tickets for adults are $10 and kids and students are $5!

Come out and cheer on your team!

Shane's Rib Shack to celebrate summer with free ribs

Shane's Rib Shack to celebrate summer with free ribs

(WXIA) -- Few foods say "summer" like baby back ribs, and Shane's Rib Shack wants to celebrate the change in seasons with free summertime food.

On Saturday, May 17, participating Shane's Rib Shack locations will give away a free half-rack of baby back ribs and a 20-ounce drink to the first 100 customers. The lucky diners will also receive rib giveaway T-shirts.

"Our fifth annual rib giveaway provides us the opportunity to say thank you to all of our loyal customers and fans who have made Shane's Rib Shack what it is today," chain founder and president Shane Thompson said in a release.

Shane's Rib Shack opened its first location 12 years ago in McDonough and now has 70 restaurants in 12 states.

Visit shanesribshack.com for more information.

Weekend roadwork lessens for Easter weekend

Weekend roadwork lessens for Easter weekend

(WXIA) -- Only one major daytime closure will affect drivers on Atlanta's highways this weekend.

The leftmost lane on I-285 north will be closed between I-20 and Ga. 400 on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crews must close the lane to remove a barrier wall.

"With only that one closure on I-285, everyone should have an easier time getting to their destination," Georgia Department of Transportation District Construction Engineer Shun Pringle said in a statement.

Nighttime closures will still occur in a handful of locations.

Three right lanes of I-20 west between Wesley Chapel and Candler roads will be closed for striping every night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Two left lanes of I-285 north between I-20 and Peachtree Dunwoody Road will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Crews will work to replace a barrier wall in that location.

Other scheduled closures for sweeping, drain cleaning and slab replacement include:

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Cabana Grill opens in Snellville

Cabana Grill opens in Snellville

SNELLVILLE, Ga. -- Cabana Grill opened its first U.S. location in Snellville on Monday, April 14.

This 3,700-square-foot restaurant is packed with space to enjoy the fresh Tex-Mex concept in all its glory, with decor that offers the street feel of Mexico, including a window into the kitchen where customers can see the corn and flour tortillas being freshly prepared. 

I was given the opportunity to try the steak with onions and bell pepers on a corn tortilla, and it was amazing. I also tried the potatoes with cheese and pico de gallo, which was good as well, as was steak on a flour tortilla with a cream sauce. I loved all the food I tried. 

CEO Todd Coerver, a UGA graduate, told me about the research on where to place the first Cabana Grill and was excited that it was in Georgia. He also said that the second location would be in Jacksonville, Fla., this summer and hoped to have a second location ITP by the new year.

Family searches for lost pink hippo


DACULA, Ga-- Four-year-old Sadie Smith has given up on reuniting with her pink hippo. Her family and their Facebook friends are still pushing for a happy ending.

Sadie was on her way home from an overnight trip with her grandpa, Taylor Clay, when he pulled over for gas outside of Dacula. A woman told him she was behind him at the last intersection and saw a pink suitcase fall of the truck. Sadie's favorite stuffed animal was inside that Dora The Explorer suitcase.

Clay immediately went back to the intersection, but the suitcase was already gone. He's been back several times since for a more complete search, but never found the suitcase.

"There's nothing valuable about it," Sadie's mom, Jessica Smith, said. "I'm just hoping I know somebody who knows somebody who knows something."

Fitts brings his mystery writing skills to Snellville

Fitts brings his mystery writing skills to Snellville

Nearly 30 people came to hear about the author’s fourth novel in the “Needed Killing” series. His previous titles are “He Needed Killing,” “He Needed Killing Too” and “She Needed Killing.”

Fitts and his wife, Anne Gibbons, self-published the books in both eBook and in paperback form. The books are described as “cozy mysteries with a Southern flair.”

For more information on Fitts and his writings visit www.billfittsauthor.us.