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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.

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‘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.

Metro Atlanta unemployment drops to 6.1 percent

Metro Atlanta unemployment drops to 6.1 percent

(WXIA) -- The Atlanta area's unemployment rate was 6.1 percent in February, down from January's 6.2 percent. It was also down a full point from the rate of 7.1 percent in February 2014.

Carroll County's unemployment rate was 7.3 percent last month.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the drop was due to fewer layoffs and more new jobs. Many of the gains came in business, construction, education, government, and leisure and hospitality.

Nearly 39 percent fewer new claims for unemployment insurance were filed in February as well.

Metro Gainesville had Georgia's lowest February unemployment rate, at 5.1 percent. The Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest, at 8.1 percent.

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Ga. health rankings: Carroll County

Ga. health rankings: Carroll County

(WXIA) -- A new report offers detailed health statistics for each of Georgia's counties.

The findings, which are posted at countyhealthrankings.org, determined that Forsyth is Georgia's healthiest county. Early is the least healthy.

Carroll is Georgia's 56th healthiest county, according to the data. It ranks 46th for quality of life, 63rd for health behaviors (such as smoking and obesity), 45th for clinical care, 58th for social and economic factors (like graduation rates and violent crimes), and 146th for physical environment.

Here are some interesting takeaways about Carroll County:

Mill Town Music Hall unveils lineup for season tickets package

Mill Town Music Hall unveils lineup for season tickets package

BREMEN, Ga. -- Mill Town Music Hall has announced an impressive lineup for its Fall 2015 Season Tickets Package, which includes artists with more than 20 Grammy nominations and 40 Number One songs on their respective musical chart. Season ticket holders – whether businesses or individuals – will receive numerous benefits.

Beginning on Wednesday, April 15 at 9 a.m., purchasers of the 2015 Fall Season Tickets Package can secure great seats at a discounted price for six shows, as well as receive numerous season ticket holder benefits. The season tickets will cost $190 for “premium reserved” and $160 for “reserved” tickets and include the following six concerts:

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.