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Reward offered for information about stolen guns


ACWORTH, Ga. -- A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the thieves who stole firearms from an Acworth gun store.

The burglary occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, Apr. 3. A spokesperson for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said someone broke into Liberty Guns in the 2400 block of Cedarcrest Road and took dozens of firearms.

The ATF is offering $2,500 for information. That amount will be matched by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, for a total reward of up to $5,000.

"ATF takes this crime very seriously," ATF Special Agent in Charge Carl Walker said in a release. "There are 36 firearms on the street, with the strong potential of being sold to or used by other criminals to commit violent crimes."

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.

Race this weekend: Battle of Allatoona Creek

Race this weekend: Battle of Allatoona Creek

ACWORTH, Ga. -- The second race in the 2015 Mountain Goat Adventures Trail Run Series will be held in Acworth this weekend.

Battle of Allatoona Creek will be Saturday, Apr. 18. A 10-mile trail run will begin at 8:30 a.m.; there is also a 4-mile option, which will be off and running at 8:40 a.m.

Children are welcome to participate in a free run of their own. It will be held in a grassy field near the course. All finishers will be given medals.

Runners in the grown-up race will receive soft wicking T-shirts. The top three male and female finishers will be given $100 cash prizes, and medals will be presented to the top three runners in each age group.

Registration fees are:

4-mile race
$35 in advance, $40 on race day

10-mile race
$40 in advance, $45 on race day

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.

Pike Nurseries announces April gardening classes

Pike Nurseries announces April gardening classes

ATLANTA -- To help customers welcome springtime with bright blooms, pretty perennials and fresh fruits and veggies, the experts at Pike Nurseries are hosting a variety of free gardening classes all month long.

With on-hand advice from planting professionals, guests of all gardening levels can transition their stark winter landscapes into cheerful crops of spring blossoms galore.

Growing Great Tomatoes Class
Wednesday, April 8 at 1 p.m. at all Pike Nurseries store locations
A juicy, vine-ripened tomato adds the perfect burst of flavor to spring and summer recipes! Better yet, homegrown tomatoes are a safe, economical food source and taste better than store-bought edibles. Customers can take their pick from two offered classes to learn more about these delicious, nutrient-packed plants. With fresh advice from Pike Nurseries, these ruby-red favorites will be ripe for the picking!

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.

Cobb County hiring hundreds of teachers

Cobb County hiring hundreds of teachers

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cobb County School District hopes to find hundreds of new teachers through a large job fair next month.

Certified teaching positions at all levels of instruction will be available at the event. It is the district's first major hiring event in eight years. Kevin Kiger, the district's executive director of employment, said representatives from every Cobb County school will attend the career fair.

With more than 13,500 employees, the district is Cobb County's largest employer.

The job fair will be Wednesday, Apr. 15 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at McEachern High School, which is located at 2400 New MacLand Road in Powder Springs. It was originally supposed to be at the Smyrna Community Center, but an overwhelming response forced the district to find a larger location.