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Rain could cancel road projects for the weekend

Rain could cancel road projects for the weekend

(WXIA) -- The threat of rain this weekend could provide some welcome relief for Atlanta-area drivers.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has already postponed a handful of road projects, thanks to the weather.

WEATHER | 11Alive meteorologist Tracy Humphrey has your weekend forecast

Resurfacing on Interstate 20 in Rockdale and Newton counties, and concrete replacement on the west side of I-285 have been canceled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

GDOT said it plans to move ahead with scheduled resurfacing on I-20 between Douglasville and Villa Rica, as it is very close to finishing the work -- well ahead of its projected November completion date. However, rain may briefly halt crews.

Mel Tillis to perform fundraising concert at Mill Town Music Hall

Mel Tillis to perform fundraising concert at Mill Town Music Hall

BREMEN, Ga. -- Legendary entertainer Mel Tillis will take the stage at Mill Town Music Hall on Friday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket sales from the show will benefit the Harold Shedd Music Mill Gallery. Tillis worked with his long-time friend and Bremen-native Harold Shedd while at the Music Mill Studio in Nashville, Tenn. The Harold Shedd Music Gallery is scheduled to open later in 2014.

Thirty-six of Tillis’ songs have reached Top 10 status (with nine going to Number One). Some of his Top 10 Hits include "I Ain't Never," "Good Woman Blues" and "Coca-Cola Cowboy." In 2012, President Barack Obama awarded Tillis the National Medal of Arts for his contributions to country music.

2 killed in Carroll County plane crash identified


CARROLL COUNTY -- Authorities say two people died after a plane crash-landed in Carrollton on Sunday.

The preliminary investigation shows the aircraft crashed in a wooded area and was destroyed by fire.

The plane's pilot, Richard Haney, 70, and his 9-year-old grandson Jeffery, were killed in the crash, a family spokesperson said.

Roadwork resumes this weekend

Roadwork resumes this weekend

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta drivers enjoyed a break last weekend when the Georgia Department of Transportation postponed road projects for the July 4 holiday.

But now that the fun is over, the work begins again.

Crews will be on several interstates throughout the metro, working on much-needed improvements. Delays are expected in all areas where roadwork will be performed.

As always, projects are weather permitting. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms could temporarily halt or delay work.

Here is some of this weekend's scheduled roadwork:

Cobb County
* Two right southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Paces Ferry Road and South Cobb Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for slab replacement and repair.

Fans ‘could not ask for more’ as Sara Evans takes Mill Town stage

Fans ‘could not ask for more’ as Sara Evans takes Mill Town stage

BREMEN, Ga. -- Multi-platinum-selling recording artist Sara Evans is set to perform at Mill Town Music Hall on Friday, July 18 at 8 p.m. Evans continues to show no signs of slowing down supporting her critically acclaimed seventh studio album Slow Me Down.

Over the years, Evans has developed a reputation for delivering thoroughly satisfying albums full of great songs brought to life by her distinctive voice. She’s sold nearly six million records and her last four albums have been certified Gold, Platinum or multi-Platinum. She’s scored five No. 1 hits, among them "Suds in the Bucket," "A Real Fine Place to Start," "No Place That Far" and "A Little Bit Stronger."

Local author's novel published posthumously

Local author's novel published posthumously

ROME, Ga. -- The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau will honor a local author whose novel was published after his death.

Lords of the North Kingdom: Blood and Stone is the first novel in a planned adventure series. Its author, Jason Fordham, died of cancer last September at age 39.

Rome's Last Stop Gift Shop will hold a book debut event for Lords of the North Kingdom on Thursday, July 10 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jim Curry published the book in Fordham's memory.

"Jason was an avid reader, actor, director, producer, game designer and writer, to mention only a few of his creative and intellectual endeavors," Curry said. "While most of his life's work was devoted to community theater, Jason was just as passionate about his other pursuits."