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Roadwork this week: Forsyth, Gwinnett, Hall

Roadwork this week: Forsyth, Gwinnett, Hall

(WXIA) -- Be careful, drivers -- Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be mowing in several areas of metro Atlanta this week.

Mowing typically only requires shoulder and median closures. However, workers will also patch asphalt on certain streets; patching involves a flagman or pilot vehicle directing cars through the work zone.

All projects will take place Monday, July 21 through Friday, July 25 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, weather permitting.

These projects are scheduled to take place in Forsyth, Gwinnett and Hall counties:

Forsyth County
* Mowing alongside Keith Bridge and Browns Bridge roads
* Asphalt removal and repair on Buford and Browns Bridge roads

Gwinnett County
* Mowing alongside Buford Highway
* Roadside litter pickup throughout the county

Rain could cancel road projects for the weekend

Rain could cancel road projects for the weekend

(WXIA) -- The threat of rain this weekend could provide some welcome relief for Atlanta-area drivers.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has already postponed a handful of road projects, thanks to the weather.

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Resurfacing on Interstate 20 in Rockdale and Newton counties, and concrete replacement on the west side of I-285 have been canceled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

GDOT said it plans to move ahead with scheduled resurfacing on I-20 between Douglasville and Villa Rica, as it is very close to finishing the work -- well ahead of its projected November completion date. However, rain may briefly halt crews.

Chick-fil-A makes 5,900 meals for kids who receive free, reduced school lunch

Chick-fil-A makes 5,900 meals for kids who receive free, reduced school lunch

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- The owners of 60 metro Atlanta Chick-fil-A restaurants provided 5,900 lunches Wednesday to children in seven counties who typically receive free and reduced lunches at school, reports Marietta Daily Journal.

The food made its way to children through MUST Ministries, whose summer lunch program has been around for 19 years. Program volunteers meet at churches in Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Forsyth, Gwinnett, north Fulton, Paulding and Pickens counties five days a week to make, pack and deliver lunches to nearly 6,000 children across eight counties for 10 weeks during the summer.

Man hurt in Gwinnett shooting

Man hurt in Gwinnett shooting

SNELLVILLE, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Police are investigating a shooting in unincorporated Snellville.

It happened at around 12:15 a.m. Monday at a house in the 2900 block of Trotters Pointe Drive, off Everson Road. A woman called police to report that her fiancé was shot in the back as he slept.

Gwinnett County Police Sgt. Troy Tobler said investigators determined several suspects pulled up outside the couple's home, shot at the house and then drove away.

The victim, a man in his 40's, was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville. Tobler said he is expected to recover.

Police are now looking for a four-door pickup truck, possibly black or maroon, in connection with this crime.

Tobler said police do not believe the shooting was random, but think the victim was an unintended target.

Roadwork resumes this weekend

Roadwork resumes this weekend

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta drivers enjoyed a break last weekend when the Georgia Department of Transportation postponed road projects for the July 4 holiday.

But now that the fun is over, the work begins again.

Crews will be on several interstates throughout the metro, working on much-needed improvements. Delays are expected in all areas where roadwork will be performed.

As always, projects are weather permitting. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms could temporarily halt or delay work.

Here is some of this weekend's scheduled roadwork:

Cobb County
* Two right southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Paces Ferry Road and South Cobb Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for slab replacement and repair.

Child starts fire in Gwinnett Walmart toy section

Child starts fire in Gwinnett Walmart toy section

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Investigators believe a child is responsible for starting the fire that briefly closed a Gwinnett County Walmart Wednesday afternoon.

The fire broke out shortly before 5 p.m. inside the store at Lawrenceville Highway and Lawrenceville Suwanee Road.

Gwinnett County Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge said the fire was contained to a toy aisle. A Walmart employee used a portable fire extinguisher to douse the flames before they could spread. The fire caused minor damage to a few toys and sent light smoke through the store.

Rutledge said officials determined a child used a lighter to try to open a toy's packaging, which most likely resulted in the fire. The parents of the child were questioned and released.

About 65 Walmart associates and 100 customers were evacuated while fire crews brought the situation under control. The store was temporarily shut down for cleanup.

Twitter could send Dragon Con co-founder Ed Kramer to prison


(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- Ed Kramer, a co-founder of Atlanta's popular sci-fi convention Dragon Con, may have violated terms of a house arrest deal due to recent activity on Twitter, reports Gwinnett Daily Post.

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Kramer accepted a plea deal in December that allowed him to avoid further incarceration and ended 13 years of legal maneuvering over child molestation charges.