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Arrest made after social media threat at UGA


ATHENS, Ga. -- Police arrested a 19-year-old University of Georgia student in connection with a threat made on social media that led to the evacuation of a campus building on Friday.

The Zell B. Miller Learning Center on the University of Georgia campus was evacuated Friday after a threat was made against the building.

UGA Police said a threat of violence was made over social media. It warned students to stay away from the building on Friday afternoon.

Police evacuated the building while they investigated. Students received several text alerts, phone calls and emails about the situation.

Police say no violence occurred and no student was hurt or in danger at any time.

The all clear was given at around 1:10 p.m. and students were allowed to return.

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Same old story: Weekend roadwork on I-285, I-20

Same old story: Weekend roadwork on I-285, I-20

(WXIA) -- The weekend will be dry, weather-wise, but with sunshine comes roadwork.

RELATED | Atlanta Alive meteorologist Chesley McNeil has your weekend forecast

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be on several roads throughout metro Atlanta. As always, drivers are asked to be cautious when traveling through work zones.

Look out for workers in these areas:

Cobb County
* Two southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Atlanta Road and South Cobb Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab replacement.
* Two Inner Loop lanes and one Outer Loop lane of I-285 will be closed between Paces Ferry Road and Cobb Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign installation.

2014 Reward Schools: Clarke County

2014 Reward Schools: Clarke County

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Education has released its list of 2014 Reward Schools.

Such schools are identified under the state's waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. They are Title I schools that fall into one of two categories.

Clarke County's 2014 Reward Schools include:

Highest Performing -- Among the top 5 percent of Georgia's Title I schools; have highest absolute performance from all student groups for at least three years
* Clarke County had no Highest Performing schools in 2014

Highest Progress -- Among the top 10 percent of Georgia's Title I schools; make the most progress in improving performance from all student groups for at least three years
* Chase Street Elementary School
* Fowler Drive Elementary School

On The Border offering free queso Tuesday

On The Border offering free queso Tuesday

(WXIA) -- On The Border is celebrating Mexico's Independence Day by offering free queso.

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, customers can take advantage of a free cup of Original Queso ($4.99 value), $3 House Margaritas and $3 Lunazul shots.

On The Border has five locations in the Atlanta area and one in Athens.

Grito de Dolores, the Mexican Independence Day, marks Mexico's independence from Spain in the 19th century.

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Weekend roadwork: I-285 and other sad stories

Weekend roadwork: I-285 and other sad stories

(WXIA) -- Another weekend, another series of road projects -- it's a familiar tune in metro Atlanta.

Crews will be on Interstate 285 and other highways throughout the weekend. As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb/Fulton counties
* Two southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between South Cobb Drive and Bolton Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab replacement.

DeKalb County
* Two northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Glenwood Road and Covington Highway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign work.

UGA hosts after-school enrichment program

UGA hosts after-school enrichment program

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia has received a federal grant to host an enrichment program at two Clarke County elementary schools.

Teacher educators, health promotion and kinesiology professors head up the program, which is designed to improve local children's health and stimulate learning in reading and math.

"We are mobilizing our UGA resources to help children in the community by calling on faculty who know how to direct interventions in physical activity, healthy behavior, family engagement, reading and mathematics," UGA kinesiology professor Bryan McCullick said.

A $666,193 grant from 21st Century Community Learning Centers made the program possible. About 60 children in grades 2-5 at Chase Street and Fowler Drive elementary schools participate.

Weekend traffic: Another mess on I-285

Weekend traffic: Another mess on I-285

(WXIA) -- Last week's break from interstate roadwork was short-lived. The Georgia Department of Transportation said crews will be back on the roads this weekend.

Interstate 285, especially the portion above I-20, will be GDOT's main focus, as several projects are scheduled for that corridor.

As always, all work is weather-permitting.

Clayton/Fulton counties
* 1 Outer Loop lane of I-285 will be closed at I-75 south from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for resurfacing
* 1 outside lane of I-285 will be closed at I-85 north from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge repairs

Cobb County
* 2 northbound and 2 southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between South Cobb Drive and Paces Ferry Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab replacement
* Pacing will occur at the I-285 Kennedy Interchange with I-75 overnight Saturday