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Clarke County superintendent named National Superintendent of the Year

Clarke County superintendent named National Superintendent of the Year

ATHENS, Ga. -- Clarke County School District Superintendent Dr. Philip Lanoue has been named the American Association of School Administrators' National Superintendent of the Year.

Lanoue was chosen as Georgia Superintendent of the Year in December. He has worked for the Clarke County School District since 2009 and was an administrator for the Cobb County School District before that.

Under Lanoue's leadership, Clarke County became a Title I Distinguished District and received a number of other statewide honors.

"I am incredibly honored to be recognized as National Superintendent of the Year, and am so proud to share this recognition with Athens and the Clarke County School District community," Lanoue said in a statement. "Together, as a community of learners, we have made a difference in the lives of our children, and I am so pleased that we have been recognized for this on a national level."

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Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

(WXIA) -- Once again, drivers in the Atlanta area are asked to avoid non-essential travel on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Georgia Department of Transportation road crews will work on several stretches of roads and highways throughout the area Friday night through Monday morning. Many of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in delays.

As always, all work is weather permitting. See this weekend's forecast.

Scheduled projects include:

Coweta County
1 southbound lane of I-85 will be closed at Sharpsburg-McCullum Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Monday for barrier wall installation.

DeKalb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Covington Highway and I-20 from 7:30 p.m. Saturday to 7:30 a.m. Sunday for sign structure work.

Race this weekend: 5KD

Race this weekend: 5KD

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia's chapter of Kappa Delta sorority will hold a 5K fundraiser this weekend.

The race, 5KD, will be Sunday, Mar. 1 at UGA's Stegeman Coliseum. It will begin at 8 a.m.

The course will wind through downtown Athens. Participants will receive T-shirts, while extra awards will be given to the top overall finishers and top three finishers in each age group.

Registration is $25. Money raised by the race will go to Prevent Child Abuse America and its local chapter, Prevent Child Abuse Athens.

Visit runnersfit.com for more information and to sign up.

Georgia Lottery launches new Georgia-only lotto game

Georgia Lottery launches new Georgia-only lotto game

ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery is introducing an exciting new game that will be available only in Georgia. Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Ca$h Match combines a classic lotto draw game with an instant-win component.

The game concept is the first of its kind in Georgia.

Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Ca$h Match offers jackpots starting at $1 million. The jackpot will continue to grow until there is a jackpot winner.

Additionally, players can select Ca$h Match for a chance to win up to $500 instantly.

Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Ca$h Match went on sale at Georgia Lottery retailers statewide Sunday.

Drawings will be held at 11 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. The first drawing will be conducted Feb. 23.

Tickets are $1 per play. The Ca$h Match option costs an additional $1 per play.

Players must pick six numbers from one to 47. Win the jackpot prize by matching the six numbers drawn. The game offers three additional lotto prizes from $5 to $500.

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DialAmerica to hold job fair in Athens

DialAmerica to hold job fair in Athens

ATHENS, Ga. -- Teleservices company DialAmerica plans to hire 100 sales and customer service agents in the Athens area.

The company will hold a hiring event at its Athens contact center on Thursday, Mar. 5 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

DialAmerica employees receive flexible work hours, a comprehensive paid training program, competitive salaries, and opportunites for growth. Those who are interested are encouraged to apply online ahead of next week's event at dialamerica.com.

The contact center is located in the Homewood shopping center at 2411 Jefferson Road.

Ga. Connections Academy enrollment opens Mar. 3

Ga. Connections Academy enrollment opens Mar. 3

(WXIA) -- Georgia Connections Academy, a free statewide virtual K-12 school, will begin accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year next month.

Enrollment opens Mar. 3. The school can support 4,000 students; spaces are limited and families are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

A free parent information session will be held Tuesday, Mar. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Hampton Inn Atlanta-Perimeter Center, which is located at 769 Hammond Drive in Sandy Springs. Teachers and currently enrolled families will answer questions and go over the school's curriculum at the session.

For more information about Georgia Connections Academy, visit connectionsacademy.com.

Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation will continue to perform sign structure work on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Most of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in lengthy delays. Drivers are asked to avoid the Perimeter in impacted areas if possible.

All work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
1 lane of I-75 in each direction will be closed between Delk Road and South Marietta Parkway from 7:30 a.m. Saturday to 5:30 p.m. Sunday for sign structure work.

Coweta County
1 northbound lane of I-85 will be closed from 2 miles north of Bullsboro Drive from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for striping.

DeKalb County
2 westbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Northlake Parkway and Chamblee Tucker Road from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.