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Fernbank Science Center to hold event for science teachers

Fernbank Science Center to hold event for science teachers

ATLANTA -- On Thursday, Nov. 13, Fernbank Science Center is having a science teacher appreciation night.

If you're a science teacher from anywhere, at any level, the center is welcoming you to come get a quick tour and presentation about what it has to offer.

There will also be door prizes and giveaways of extra teaching materials and supplies.

Weekend roadwork: I-285 and the south side

Weekend roadwork: I-285 and the south side

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation will work on a number of infrastructure projects on Atlanta's highways this weekend.

Drivers are strongly encouraged to avoid Interstates 20 and 285 on the west side of the city, as well as I-75 south of the Perimeter, if possible.

As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Bartow County
* 2 southbound lanes of I-75 will be closed between one mile south of Emerson-Allatoona Road and two miles north of Glade Road Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for bridge maintenance.

Clayton/Henry counties
* 2 northbound lanes of I-75 will be closed between Hudson Bridge Road/Eagles Landing Parkway and Mount Zion Boulevard from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Sunday for concrete slab replacement.

Fernbank Science Center to host compost event

Fernbank Science Center to host compost event

ATLANTA -- This Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fernbank Science Center master gardeners are having a composting event.

There are actually two separate events, one of them open to the public and kid friendly, the other a training workshop for gardeners interested in composting, which is also free but which needs to be RSVP'd via "signup genius" website.

Emory investigating reported rape at fraternity house


DECATUR, GA (WXIA) -- Emory University's Intrafraternity Council has suspended all social events in fraternity houses until further notice at the Clifton Road campus after a report of a sexual assault at a fraternity house over the weekend.

The incident happened at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house on Halloween night about 10:30 pm. The incident is under investigation and Emory Police have not yet released an official report.

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According to an email the university sent to its student body, the accuser was a female guest at the house, and was aquainted with with the person she says raped her.

Security guard fired after photographing Obama at CDC says he was wronged


ATLANTA -- Kenneth Tate, the private security guard fired after photographing President Barack Obama in an elevator at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says the day went from being among the best he had ever had to "a nightmare."

Tate , 49, said the high point of his $42,000-a-year job was when he was assigned to accompany the president during his visit to the CDC's Atlanta headquarters seven weeks ago for a briefing on the Ebola epidemic, reports The New York Times.

Graduation rates: DeKalb County

Graduation rates: DeKalb County

(WXIA) -- Georgia's 2014 high school graduation rates were released Thursday.

This year's statewide average is 72.5 percent, up slightly from last year's 71.5 percent. It's also the third consecutive increase in the percentage of seniors who graduate from the state's public high schools.

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DeKalb County's 2014 graduation rate is 62.3 percent. At 100 percent, DeKalb Early College Academy in Stone Mountain and DeKalb School of the Arts in Avondale Estates tied for the county's highest graduation rate.

Other graduation rates in DeKalb County include:

Ebola czar to visit Atlanta on Thursday


(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- U.S. Ebola czar Ron Klain will be in Atlanta on Thursday for meetings at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters with Director Tom Frieden and other officials.

Reuters quotes an unidentified official saying, "Mr. Klain has been in daily contact with Dr. [Tom] Frieden and other CDC officials, but this will be his first opportunity to visit the headquarters of the men and women of the CDC, who have been a critical component of our international and domestic response since the onset of this outbreak."