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Driver charged with DUI after passing stopped school bus

Driver charged with DUI after passing stopped school bus

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – A driver is facing DUI and other charges after being caught on camera passing a school bus stopped at a light.

An officer with the Peachtree City Police Department was on patrol near Booth Middle School Tuesday afternoon when dashcam captured the incident.

A school bus full of children was stopped at a light. As it pulled off, a driver started passing the bus on the right and rolled up on the curb.

The officer caught up with the driver, who is being charged with DUI.

Joel Cowan Parkway repaving begins this weekend

Joel Cowan Parkway repaving begins this weekend

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Georgia Department of Transportation crews will begin repaving Highway 74, otherwise known as Joel Cowan Parkway, this weekend.

Roadwork is scheduled to start Sunday, Sept. 7 in the northbound lane, beginning at Aberdeen Parkway.

The project involves a nine-mile stretch of the road and includes repaving, as well as milling existing asphalt. It is expected to take about 45 days to complete.

Most of the work will take place at night, but drivers are asked to use caution at all hours when traveling through the area.

Movie filming in south Peachtree City

Movie filming in south Peachtree City

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- A film production crew will close a portion of Redwine Road in Fayette County for three days this week.

The movie is shooting between Robinson Road and Foreston Place Aug. 25-27.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible, as frequent street closures are likely.

Continue to avoid the Perimeter this weekend

Continue to avoid the Perimeter this weekend

(WXIA) -- This weekend is expected to be hot, and the Georgia Department of Transportation will take advantage of the weather by using Friday, Saturday and Sunday to work on some much-needed road improvements.

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Like last weekend, drivers are asked to avoid Interstate 285 if possible. Lane closures will result in major delays.

Scheduled I-285 projects include:

Unemployment climbs again in July

Unemployment climbs again in July

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate was 8.0 percent in July, up from 7.5 percent in June. The rate was 8.3 percent in July 2013.

Fayette County's unemployment rate was 7.5 percent last month.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the increase was due to seasonal layoffs in manufacturing and education. Many of those workers have since returned to their jobs.

In addition, metro Atlanta's private sector created 8,900 jobs in July. Most of the positions were in business; trade and transportation; finance and information services; leisure and hospitality; and construction.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest July jobless rate at 6.6 percent. The Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest at 11.4 percent.

GDOT: Avoid I-285 this weekend

GDOT: Avoid I-285 this weekend

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has a strong word of warning for Atlanta-area drivers this weekend: avoid the Perimeter.

Crews will work on several I-285 projects, causing lane closures and heavy delays. Motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes where possible.

Some of the scheduled Perimeter work includes:

* 2 northbound right lanes will be closed between South Atlanta and Paces Ferry roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab replacement and interchange construction

* 2 southbound outside lanes will be closed between Washington Road and Old National Highway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday for bridge joint repairs

* 3 southbound left lanes near Flat Shoals Road will be closed Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for paving

Work will continue in other parts of metro Atlanta as well.

Investigators: Not clear what caused plane crash

Investigators: Not clear what caused plane crash

SENOIA, Ga. -- Federal investigators say it could be a year before they learn what caused a plane to crash shortly after taking off from Falcon Field in Peachtree City.

The Cessna 150, carrying two men, was trying to make an emergency landing in a wooded area off Hwy 85 near the Fayette-Coweta County line shortly after taking off.

The two men -- pilot Albert Edward Ensell and passenger Charles Kephart, both 57 -- died as a result of the crash.

Federal crash investigators returned to the scene in Coweta County shortly before noon on Sunday.