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Movie filming in south Peachtree City

Movie filming in south Peachtree City

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- A film production crew will close a portion of Redwine Road in Fayette County for three days this week.

The movie is shooting between Robinson Road and Foreston Place Aug. 25-27.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible, as frequent street closures are likely.

Continue to avoid the Perimeter this weekend

Continue to avoid the Perimeter this weekend

(WXIA) -- This weekend is expected to be hot, and the Georgia Department of Transportation will take advantage of the weather by using Friday, Saturday and Sunday to work on some much-needed road improvements.

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Like last weekend, drivers are asked to avoid Interstate 285 if possible. Lane closures will result in major delays.

Scheduled I-285 projects include:

Unemployment climbs again in July

Unemployment climbs again in July

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate was 8.0 percent in July, up from 7.5 percent in June. The rate was 8.3 percent in July 2013.

Fayette County's unemployment rate was 7.5 percent last month.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the increase was due to seasonal layoffs in manufacturing and education. Many of those workers have since returned to their jobs.

In addition, metro Atlanta's private sector created 8,900 jobs in July. Most of the positions were in business; trade and transportation; finance and information services; leisure and hospitality; and construction.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest July jobless rate at 6.6 percent. The Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest at 11.4 percent.

Delta Community Credit Union sponsors financial literacy program

Delta Community Credit Union sponsors financial literacy program

(WXIA) -- For the second year in a row, Delta Community Credit Union will sponsor the brass | Media Student Program, which brings financial literacy skills to classrooms across metro Atlanta.

Teachers can register for the program at studentprogram.com. Atlanta-based Delta Community's partnership with the Student Program has helped it reach more than 200,000 students in 159 schools.

One local educator -- Michael Young, a Career & Technical Education teacher at Collins Hill High School in Gwinnett County -- was the 3,000th teacher nationwide to sign up for the program. He said it has strengthened his students' understanding of money and possible career paths, and has helped them prepare for college.

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GDOT: Avoid I-285 this weekend

GDOT: Avoid I-285 this weekend

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has a strong word of warning for Atlanta-area drivers this weekend: avoid the Perimeter.

Crews will work on several I-285 projects, causing lane closures and heavy delays. Motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes where possible.

Some of the scheduled Perimeter work includes:

* 2 northbound right lanes will be closed between South Atlanta and Paces Ferry roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab replacement and interchange construction

* 2 southbound outside lanes will be closed between Washington Road and Old National Highway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday for bridge joint repairs

* 3 southbound left lanes near Flat Shoals Road will be closed Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for paving

Work will continue in other parts of metro Atlanta as well.

Fayette Co. School Board hires superintendent's wife for new position

Fayette Co. School Board hires superintendent's wife for new position

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fayette County Board of Education is under fire for hiring the superintendent's wife for a newly-created position with a salary of more than $75,000.

Last year, the school board closed four schools and cut hundreds of staffers to trim its budget.

Now, they've hired Dr. Susan Barrow – the wife of Superintendent Jody Barrow – for the newly-created position of Intervention Specialist.

"It wasn't like Dr. Barrow created the position for his spouse -- that just wasn't the case," said Jody Barrow.

Barrow defended the $75,000 salary of his wife.

"That's a teacher salary schedule," he said. "If you go and look at a 14-year veteran with a doctoral degree, that's exactly what they would be paid."

Race this weekend: R(un) for One

Race this weekend: R(un) for One

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Georgia's R(un) for One 5K and 1-mile fun run will be held this weekend in Fayette County.

The race will be off and running on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 8 a.m. Online registration closes Thursday at 9 p.m., so runners are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. Those who wait until race day to register are not guaranteed a T-shirt.

Saturday's race will begin at Woolsey Baptist Church in Fayetteville and wind down to Lake Horton. All runners will be treated to a post-race celebration with food, music and activities.

Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age group, as well as the three overall male and female winners.

Registration for the 5K is $30 in advance and $35 on race day. The fun run is $10 in advance and $15 later. Proceeds will be given to (un)adopted, a charity that benefits orphans in impoverished countries.