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3 things to know before filing a tax extension

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

By Chris Smith

With this year’s tax deadline rapidly approaching, you may find that filing an extension is a good option for you. But before you plan to do that, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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Taxes are due April 15. The extension only gives you additional time to file your return; it is not an extension of time to pay the tax that may be due. The assessed tax, even if you have not yet determined how much it is, is due by the April 15 deadline.

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Race this weekend: Tortoise Run

Race this weekend: Tortoise Run

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Oak Grove Montessori School will hold its third annual Tortoise Run 5K this weekend.

The family-friendly race will be Saturday, Apr. 18 at 8 a.m. Runners have the option of tackling a 5K, a 1-mile fun run, or a tot trot. Participants of all ages and fitness levels are welcome to attend.

Courses for both the 5K and 1-mile run will begin and end on the Oak Grove Montessori School campus, and will wind along Oak Grove and Oak Grove Church roads.

Registration is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the miler, and includes a T-shirt. The tot trot is free; a tot trot T-shirt costs $10.

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

The school is located at 180 Oak Grove Road in Carrollton.

Another weekend of minimal road construction

Another weekend of minimal road construction

(WXIA) -- You'll see less construction than usual on Atlanta's interstates and highways this weekend -- and you have the Braves to thank for it.

Due to Friday's home opener at Turner Field, as well as spring break, the Georgia Department of Transportation has suspended its typical weekend roadwork.

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No lane closures will take place on the surface streets around Turner Field. However, emergency-related closures are always a possibility.

GDOT to limit roadwork for 2 weekends

GDOT to limit roadwork for 2 weekends

(WXIA) -- Here's some good news for spring breakers and Atlanta Braves fans: road construction will be limited for the next two weekends.

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Wednesday it will close fewer interstate lanes than usual from midnight on Friday, Apr. 3 to 5 a.m. on Monday, Apr. 6. The construction break is meant to accommodate drivers who are heading into or out of Atlanta for spring break and Easter weekend.

Lane closures will also be limited from 10 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 10 to 5 a.m. on Monday, Apr. 13, for the Braves' opening weekend at Turner Field.

Traffic throughout Georgia is expected to be heavy both weekends, and drivers are asked to be cautious.

"Also, incident management or emergency maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary on any time on any route," GDOT director of construction Jeff Baker said.

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QuikTrip introduces breakfast pizza

QuikTrip introduces breakfast pizza

(WXIA) -- It has the makings of an April Fools' Day joke, but QuikTrip really did begin offering a breakfast pizza on Apr. 1.

The new culinary creation features a crispy crust topped with sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs and melted cheddar jack cheese. It is available from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. daily at the QT Kitchens full service counters. The pizza costs $2.99 for one slice or $5 for two.

So far, the breakfast pizza is a hit, according to QuikTrip Corporate Chef Nick Powell.

"Our savory breakfast pizza is a new and exciting breakfast option. Customers rave about it," Powell said in a statement.

Visit quiktrip.com to find your nearest QuikTrip.

‘Every Heartbeat’ brings Amy Grant closer to returning to Mill Town

‘Every Heartbeat’ brings Amy Grant closer to returning to Mill Town

BREMEN, Ga. -- One of music’s living legends will grace the stage at Mill Town Music Hall when Amy Grant sings from her catalog of award-winning hits from throughout her distinguished career. Known as both an American music icon and the best-selling Christian artist of all time, Grant’s performance will begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 2.

Amy Grant’s career spans nearly 30 years and stretches from her roots in gospel into an iconic pop star, songwriter, television personality and philanthropist. Grant has sold more than 30 million albums and won six Grammys in multiple categories, beginning with the platinum selling Age to Age in 1982. She also has six #1 hits, including “Baby, Baby” and “Every Heartbeat,” and is one of only two Christian artists to be awarded a star on the legendary Walk of Fame in Hollywood.

Restless Heart visits Mill Town with ‘Big Dreams in a Small Town’

Restless Heart visits Mill Town with ‘Big Dreams in a Small Town’

BREMEN, Ga. -- Restless Heart, the popular country music band who has released four straight gold records during the 1980s and 90s, will perform at Mill Town Music Hall on April 17 at 8 p.m. The group will perform many of the band’s classic hits, as well as some new songs.

John Dittrich, Greg Jennings, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, and Larry Stewart – the men who make up Restless Heart – have placed 25 singles on the charts. They recorded six consecutive number one hits, including "That Rock Won’t Roll," "I’ll Still Be Loving You," "Wheels" and "Why Does it Have to Be Wrong or Right." Their music has been recognized with four Grammy nominations, seven Country Music Association nominations and four Academy of Country Music nominations.