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Last weekend of roadwork for a while

Last weekend of roadwork for a while

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has good news and bad news.

The bad news: Scheduled road maintenance will make weekend commutes difficult in several spots around Atlanta.

The good news: It's the last major construction weekend before workers take a break for Thanksgiving.

This weekend's projects include:

Clayton County
* 2 northbound lanes of I-75 will be closed at Highway 138 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete replacement.

Clayton/Henry counties
* 2 northbound lanes of I-75 will be closed between Hudson Bridge Road/Eagles Landing Parkway and Mount Zion Boulevard from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Sunday for concrete slab replacement.

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Kennesaw mosque proposal tabled for now


KENNESAW, Ga. (WXIA) – Before a packed meeting Monday evening, the Kennesaw City Council tabled a vote on a proposal that would allow an Islamic worship center to open in the middle of a shopping center, Kennesaw Commons, on Jiles Road near U.S. 41.

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The plan drew sharp debate over both zoning and Islam itself.

MedZed expands service area into Cobb, north Fulton

MedZed expands service area into Cobb, north Fulton

(WXIA) -- MedZed, an innovative at-home pediatric care service in the Atlanta area, announced its expansion into Cobb and North Fulton Counties. MedZed’s growing business in Atlanta neighborhoods provides parents with an alternative after-hours healthcare option in the comfort of their home. With rapid growth in the Atlanta area, MedZed’s team has expanded its service area to include larger patient populations outside of the perimeter.  The new service area includes Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Vinings, Smyrna, Marietta, Kennesaw, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, East Cobb, Morningside, Druid Hills, Midtown, Decatur and Johns Creek.

Valet parking now available at Town Center at Cobb

Valet parking now available at Town Center at Cobb

KENNESAW, Ga. -- AmeriPark, a full-service parking company providing management and valet services across the country, has partnered with Simon Property Group to offer valet parking at Town Center at Cobb.

This new amenity, which is now available at the main mall entrance between Sears and Macy's Men’s & Furniture Gallery, provides guests with an enhanced shopping experience. With the busy holiday season quickly approaching, this addition provides fast, convenient and enjoyable parking services for shoppers looking to get in and out of the mall quickly.

“We think the new addition of valet parking – combined with our other amenities – further enhances the shopping experience for our guests,” said Shelly Weidner, Director of Mall Marketing and Business Development for Town Center at Cobb. “Our main goal is to create the best possible shopping environment for our community and this service definitely makes that possible.”

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Free CCT passes for Cobb seniors

Free CCT passes for Cobb seniors

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Eligible senior citizens who need help with transportation are invited to apply for free Cobb Community Transit bus passes.

The passes will be used to transport seniors to and from doctor appointment or dialysis.

To qualify, a senior must:

* Be a Cobb County resident

* Be at least 55 years old

* Have a valid Georgia ID

* Provide proof of residency, such as a mortgage statement or utility bill

* Actively ride local CCT or paratransit services

* Have a valid CCT paratransit ID

Bus passes are available by appointment only. To learn more, call Cobb Senior Services at 770-528-5364.

Weekend roadwork: I-285 and the south side

Weekend roadwork: I-285 and the south side

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation will work on a number of infrastructure projects on Atlanta's highways this weekend.

Drivers are strongly encouraged to avoid Interstates 20 and 285 on the west side of the city, as well as I-75 south of the Perimeter, if possible.

As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Bartow County
* 2 southbound lanes of I-75 will be closed between one mile south of Emerson-Allatoona Road and two miles north of Glade Road Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for bridge maintenance.

Clayton/Henry counties
* 2 northbound lanes of I-75 will be closed between Hudson Bridge Road/Eagles Landing Parkway and Mount Zion Boulevard from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Sunday for concrete slab replacement.

Graduation rates: Cobb County

Graduation rates: Cobb County

(WXIA) -- Georgia's 2014 high school graduation rates were released Thursday.

This year's statewide average is 72.5 percent, up slightly from last year's 71.5 percent. It's also the third consecutive increase in the percentage of seniors who graduate from the state's public high schools.

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Cobb County's 2014 graduation rate is 78.2 percent. At 96.2 percent, Harrison High School in Kennesaw has the county's highest graduation rate.

Other graduation rates in Cobb County include: