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Train hits, kills man in Union City


UNION CITY, Ga. -- A 24-year-old man was killed in a collision with a train in Union City Saturday night.

Investigators say Kyle Barry was on the tracks at Roosevelt Highway when he was hit by an oncoming train.

It was the fifth Georgia accident involving a train in recent weeks. Two of those accidents involved pedestrians.

Weekend roadwork: The usual suspects

Weekend roadwork: The usual suspects

(WXIA) -- It's going to be "more of the same" on the Atlanta area's highways and interstates this weekend, as Georgia Department of Transportation crews take to the streets.

Drivers are asked to avoid travel on interstates 20 and 285, if possible. GDOT will close lanes in several areas, which could result in lengthy delays.

As always, all work is weather permitting.

Interstate 20

Three eastbound lanes will be closed between Langhorn and McDaniel streets from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.

Two westbound lanes will be closed between the Downtown Connector and Langhorn Street from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.

Two westbound lanes will be closed between Fulton Industrial Boulevard and I-285 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.

What are Georgia's safest and most dangerous cities?

What are Georgia's safest and most dangerous cities?

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- Safety is a top concern for people planning to relocate to a new city. Luckily, the national research firm ValuePenguin crunched the numbers in an attempt to determine which areas of Georgia are the safest and most dangerous.

The top 10 safest cities in Georgia:

1. Holly Springs
2. Johns Creek
3. Milton
4. Flowery Branch
5. Tyrone
6. Grovetown
7. Peachtree City
8. Folkston
9. Jefferson
10. Hampton

The top 10 most dangerous cities in Georgia:

1. College Park
2. East Point
3. Atlanta
4. Americus
5. Garden City
6. Union City
7. Albany
8. Brunswick
9. Hapeville
10. Eastman

Teen remembered in tribute from Ron Clark Academy


ATLANTA -- Technology is helping others remember a gifted young man whose life was tragically cut in a home invasion.

Ryan Marshall graduated from the prestigious Ron Clark Academy. He's gone at 15. It's unthinkable. He lived a life so short, so bright and so well documented thanks to cell phones and YouTube videos.

Technology helps Marshall live on as loved ones remember him with a haunting goodbye from the teen himself.

He can be heard saying, "I'm guessing this is the end" on stage during the school's commencement.

It was a beginning, before he left for Langston Hughes High.

"I'm really sad we all have to go, but since we're all here we might as well celebrate, right?" he asked the crowd.

This tribute video produced by Ron Clark Academy shows him grow from a boy to teen, a young man known for his spirit and his voice.

Feisty Chihuahua fends off coyote in Fairburn

Feisty Chihuahua fends off coyote in Fairburn

FAIRBURN, GA (WXIA) -- A warning for pet owners -- watch out for coyotes! The warning came because of an incident in South Fulton County but wildlife officials say coyotes live in every county in Georgia. They are even more active this time of year because it is now breeding season for coyotes.

Ziva the chihuahua is moving a bit slowly after nearly being devoured by a coyote Sunday evening.

Her owners Arnold and Beverly DeLong heard her yelping in the woods behind their Fairburn home, and Arnold went out to investigate.

"The coyote was standing over her with his head right on her," he said. "He was getting ready to come in for the kill. The dog was just laying there. She was very, very bloody and I reached down and grabbed her."

The coyote ran off. Ziva was treated by a local veterinarian.

Fulton County Commissioner Joan P. Garner Appointed to Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors

Fulton County Commissioner Joan P. Garner Appointed to Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors

On February 4, 2015, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners appointed Commissioner Joan P. Garner, District 4, to serve on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

 

“I am truly honored to have the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta BeltLine,” stated Commissioner Joan P. Garner. “This is an exciting time to be part of an endeavor that will enhance and connect the communities located along the BeltLine in District 4.” 

Members of the Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors shall initially serve staggered terms of two (2) years and after the initial terms have expired, serve for a term of four (4) years (subject to the concurrent service requirements set forth herein).

 

Healthy lawns begin with soil testing

Healthy lawns begin with soil testing

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Nutrient rich soil makes it possible to have a beautiful lawn and blooming flowers. Developing and maintaining productive soils begin with soil testing. Soils tests provide information on the soil’s actual nutrient status. Test results are used to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth of lawn, garden, and other types of plants.

“Cooperative Extension is able to help residents with their gardening questions,” states Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “We are equipped to assist residents in having their soil tested by the University of Georgia (UGA) Extension office.”