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Tri-Count EMC Hosts Mature Drivers Safety Course

Tri-County EMC will host an AARP Mature Drivers Class February 24 and 25 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

The cost is $12 per person for members and $14 for non-members.

If qualified, you will receive a 10% discount on your auto insurance for three years, a news release says.

To register, call 478-969-5039.

This class is a makeup class for the class that was cancelled due to bad weather.

Monster Truck Visits Local Store

Predator, the monster truck will visit Advanced Auto Parts Friday, February 24.

The driver will sign autographs and will also allow for photo opportunities.

A coloring contest for kids will also take place.

The event is from 2 until 6 p.m.

Advanced Auto Parts is located on W. Clinton St. in Gray.

DOT Anticipates Holiday Travel Delays

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) anticipates more travelers than usual with Christmas Day falling on a Saturday this year.

High congestion areas include I-75, I-16, and I-475 in Bibb County, the DOT release says.

“We anticipate heavy traffic throughout the metro Atlanta area beginning Thursday around noon” said Georgia DOT Commissioner Vance C. Smith, Jr. “Mall and retail center traffic will be particularly congested. Additionally, many travelers will be returning home over the weekend.”

Motorists should expect congestion near malls and retail centers throughout the week leading up to Christmas Day.

The DOT will suspend construction-related lane closures on all interstates and state routes from noon Thursday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Dec. 27 at 5 a.m.

Call 511 on any phone for free, real-time traffic information.

For more information, visit www.dot.ga.gov.

Weekend Lane Closures on I-75 in Bibb

From 7 a.m. through 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 12 on I-75 north and southbound between Pierce Ave. and Arkwright Rd, there will be a single lane closure.

That's according to a news release from The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT)

The Georgia DOT has been notified by the contractor of a single lane closure on I-75 north and southbound in order to continue removal of the Riverview Road Bridge.