Courtesy CBS46

Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) officials are warning Atlanta motorists that Friday’s afternoon commute might be extra heavy because of evacuees fleeing Hurricane Matthew. The GDOT has suspended all construction projects along I-75 this weekend.  The hurricane, currently a Category 3, is expected to brush by the Georgia coast later today and overnight.

Tex McIver, the attorney who says he accidentally shot his wife, businesswoman Diane McIver, inside an SUV after it hit a bump in the road near Piedmont Park, has passed a polygraph test. According to CBS46, McIver was asked if he intentionally shot his wife, if he knowingly shot his wife, or if he was consciously doing anything with the gun that could have made it go off. His answer to all three questions was ‘no,’ and according to the test, he was telling the truth.

The Georgia Conservancy’s Generation Green will host its quarterly roundtable, Green Eggs and Ham, an interactive discussion on Atlanta’s upcoming transit referenda at Manuel’s Tavern on Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. This evening edition of Green Eggs & Ham will be moderated by Generation Green board member and Trees Atlanta Donor Relations Coordinator Joe Thomas and will feature a panel that includes Brian Gist of Southern Environmental Law Center, Nick Juliano of Advance Atlanta, Seth Millican of Georgia Transportation Alliance and Nathaniel Smith of Partnership for Southern Equity. Register today at www.georgiaconservancy.org/greeneggs.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.