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Georgia DOT on the collapse of a portion of I-85 near Piedmont Road

Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell R. McMurry, P.E. briefed members of the media on the status of the catastrophic incident that significantly impacted I-85 and the broader transportation network.  McMurry thanked all of the many people who have responded and who continue to work on clearing the scene and are beginning the structural analysis. Key highlights of the briefing and road closures are as follows: 

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Cumming School Wins Recycle-Bowl Division

More than 700,000 K-12 Students and Teachers Participated in Nation's Leading Recycling Competition

Bon Air Elementary School of Kokomo, Indiana, was crowned as the national champion of Keep America Beautiful's Recycle-Bowl, the national recycling competition for elementary-, middle- and high-school students, teachers and school communities.

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Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail Closure for Spring

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. contractors will continuously close Irwin Street where it intersects the Eastside Trail in order to construct a portion of the Eastside Trail ExtensionDetour routes will be established to route vehicular and pedestrian traffic around the closure

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. contractors will continuously close Irwin Street where it intersects the Eastside Trail in order to construct a portion of the Eastside Trail Extension. Monday morning, March 20,2017 through Monday, April 17. The closure will be 24 hours a day during this period.Intersection of Irwin Street and Eastside Trail (between Sampson Street/Auburn Avenue and Krog Street, Old Fourth Ward/Inman Park area).

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The Atlanta miracle: Gore and company pull off much-needed Climate and Health Meeting

Former Vice President Al Gore leads a presentation at the Climate and Health Meeting at the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta.I’m calling it the Atlanta miracle. Three weeks after the Centers for Disease Control abruptly canceled a conference on climate change and health for fear of running afoul of the new administration (not the officially-stated reason), a team of stakeholders led by former Vice President Al Gore pulled off a one-day conference—the Climate and Health Meeting—at the Carter Center last Thursday featuring some of the world’s leading experts on the topic.

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