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Fulton County School System Decides Make-Up Days

Fulton County School System Decides Make-Up Days

FULTON COUNTY, GA -- Due to last week's winter weather and school closures, the Fulton County School System will hold two instructional make-up days for students and teaching staff.

Additional make-up workdays will be held for county teachers.

The two make-up days for students will be Friday, Mar. 11 (originally scheduled as a teacher workday) and Friday, Apr. 22 (originally scheduled as a day off for both students and teachers).

To meet contract requirements, teachers will have a workday on Monday, Feb. 21, which was previously a student/teacher holiday, and will also work on Friday, Apr. 22. In addition, there will be two post-planning days on Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3.

State board of education rules allow "forgiveness" for up to four weather days during the school year.

Mail Service Improves for North Georgia

Mail Service Improves for North Georgia

ATLANTA -- The U.S. Postal Service reports that nearly 100% of North Georgia residents received their mail over the past several days.

This is in spite of some of the most challenging weather conditions to impact the region in over a decade.

"Thanks to the many hardworking and dedicated employees, and with some cooperation from the weather, we were able to make more than 99% of all deliveries in ZIP Codes 300, 301, 302, 303, 305 and 306 over the past several days," said Atlanta district manager Kate F. Wiley. "There are some isolated areas where ice has not melted sufficiently to make it safe for delivery employees, so we have not been able to reach everyone. However, those locations are very few, and that situation is improving each day."

Wiley says to help get delivery options back on track, Postal personnel are making deliveries throughout Metro Atlanta on Monday, Jan.

Stay Up to Date on Milton Traffic Conditions with Nixle

Stay Up to Date on Milton Traffic Conditions with Nixle

MILTON, GA -- While 11Alive is working hard to bring North Georgia residents all of the latest updates on Winter Weather 2011, the City of Milton is providing its residents with up-to-date traffic conditions via Nixle.

To sign up for the alerts, visit the Nixle Web site or City of Milton Web site and select "Sign up for Emergency Alerts" from the Quick Links menu or under the "For Residents" tab.

Upon signing up, follow the on-screen instructions and make sure to choose to receive alerts from Milton under the "Settings" tab near the top right of the page. Simply signing up is not enough; residents must select the City of Milton's feed to stay informed.

Prepare for Winter Weather with Nixle

MILTON, GA -- In the coming months, winter weather could cause potentially hazardous conditions on Milton roadways.

Stay up-to-date with the most reliable information available by signing up for the City of Milton's Nixle emergency alert messaging system.

The Nixle Community Information Service allows the City of Milton to instantly deliver messages via cell phone or email to residents who subscribe. The City of Milton Police, Fire and Public Works departments will use the service for important public safety information, including emergency management, road closures and severe weather condition updates, as well as other relevant safety information.

The messages can be sent city-wide or specifically to residents registered within a quarter-mile radius, giving them the opportunity to receive trustworthy information relevant only to their neighborhood.