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91 Georgia counties under state of emergency for winter storm

ATLANTA -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has extended the state of emergency due to a Winter Storm Warning and Ice Storm Warning in effect.

Deal announced Tuesday morning that he added 44 counties to the original 45.

Commissioner Bill Edwards announces information and civic engagement session

Commissioner Bill Edwards announces information and civic engagement session

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Commissioner William “Bill” Edwards has announced an information and civic engagement session on the future of south Fulton County.

Topics that will be discussed include incorporation, annexation and current legislation.

The session will be Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Body of Christ Church International, which is located at 3650 Flat Shoals Road in College Park.

Girl shot after fight near Tri-Cities HS in East Point

EAST POINT, Ga. -- A girl was shot after a fight near Tri-Cities High School in East Point Friday afternoon.

East Point Police Lt. Chandler said there was a fight near the school between two girls. He said one of the girls called her brother, who came to her aid and shot the other girl.

Chandler said at least one of the girls is a student at Tri-Cities High.

The condition of the gunshot victim is not presently known.

Stay with 11Alive & 11Alive.com for updates and details as they become available.

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Roadwork planned for Downtown Connector, other highways

Roadwork planned for Downtown Connector, other highways

(WXIA) -- The Downtown Connector is one of several metro Atlanta highways to be affected by weekend roadwork.

Georgia Department of Transportation engineer Shun Pringle said three left northbound lanes of Interstate 75/85 will be closed nightly for sign work. The closures will happen between Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Pine Street.

Three left southbound lanes will also be closed nightly at Freedom Parkway for bridge painting.

All Downtown Connector work will happen at night; Pringle said the interstate will be completely open during daylight hours.

However, some daylight work will occur on I-85 in both directions between Clairmont and Lenox roads. Crews will work on highway signs, forcing them to close two left lanes in each direction. Drivers traveling through the area should plan ahead for possible delays.

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7th Amendment essay competition to award 2 scholarships

7th Amendment essay competition to award 2 scholarships

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association is holding a scholarship essay competition for high school seniors.

The contest focuses on the 7th Amendment, which is an American's right to a trial by jury.

To enter, a college-bound senior must write an essay in response to this question:

Since the ratification of the Bill of Rights in 1791, the 7th Amendment Right to Trial by Jury has been the cornerstone of the Civil Justice System. And yet, in the two-plus centuries since, the Right to Trial by Jury has been under near-constant assault. In your opinion, what role does the 7th Amendment play in the 21st Century, and why do you believe that it is important to safeguard this right?

All essays must be submitted to the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association no later than Monday, Apr. 7. One grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 college scholarship. The runner-up will get $500.

Cooperative extension available to help navigate health insurance marketplace

Cooperative extension available to help navigate health insurance marketplace

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension welcomes the UGA Cooperative Extension Health Navigator to provide one-on-one sessions for individuals and families who need assistance enrolling in a health insurance plan through the national Health Insurance Marketplace.

Interested persons should allot one hour for an appointment session. Call 404-613-7670 to schedule an appointment.

The Health Navigator, housed under UGA Cooperative Extension, is able to help residents decide on the best health insurance to meet their needs. The Navigator will also help them apply, either electronically or by paper; establish eligibility; enroll in coverage and to potentially qualify for an insurance affordability program.

One-on-one sessions are by appointment only and will be held as follows:

I-285 south reopens after fatal wreck

ATLANTA -- A woman was killed in an accident that shut down part of Interstate 285 Thursday morning.

The wreck happened shortly before 4 a.m. on I-285 south past Washington Road in Fulton County.

At least three cars were involved in the accident. Fulton County police spokesperson Kay Lester confirmed one person died at the scene. The victim's name has not been released.

I-285 south was briefly shut down as crews investigated the wreck and cleared the scene. The road reopened at around 7:30 a.m.

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