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People who live on Tybee Island, off Savannah’s coast, are under orders from their city government to leave starting at 8 a.m. Friday, a day earlier than the areas under Gov. Nathan Deal’s evacuation order. That is because high tides ahead of the hurricane are a concern on the island.

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Thursday students at Tybee Island Maritime Academy, Tybee’s only school, helped prepare. 

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Atlanta-based Coca-Cola's sales declined in the first quarter as it restructured its business, and the world's biggest beverage maker said it will trim 1,200 jobs starting later this year as it deepens its cost cutting.

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If you live or work near the Interstate 85 bridge under reconstruction right now, Tuesday is the day things are really going to get tough.

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The Georgia Department of Transportation is closing Piedmont Road, just under the bridge, for 24 hours. The road will be closed between 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 25 and 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 26.

GDOT spokeswoman Natalie Dale said crews need to set the final section of beams on the highway.

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A MARTA spokesperson says one person is dead and three are wounded after a shooting at the West Lake MARTA station.

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Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority spokesman Erik Burton says in a statement that the shooting happened about 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the station.

Burton says police have detained a suspect. Authorities have not released the man's name but say he's in his 30s. The investigation is ongoing.

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The Atlanta Braves play the first game in their new stadium Friday, and the City of Sandy Springs will be paying close attention to how traffic flows to SunTrust Park. The stadium sits in Cobb County, but Sandy Springs is just over the nearby Fulton County line.

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