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Albany Area Briefs - Feb. 5, 2014

A portion of Liberty Expressway is closing for three hours on Thursday

Portion of Liberty Expressway closing Thursday

ALBANY — A portion of the Liberty Expressway in Albany will be closed Thursday to allow for construction on the new Jefferson Street overpass.

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced that the right, westbound lane at Exit 5 will be closed from noon until 3 p.m. Thursday to allow workers to set beams for the new bridge over Jefferson Steet.

Traffic on Jefferson Street will be slowed and controlled by flaggers while the beams are set. The DOT has requested motorists slow down, avoid distractions while driving and obey flag crews.

Reservations for Valentine’s dinner needed by Friday

DAWSON — Main Street Theater in Dawson is making plans for its upcoming four-course Valentine’s Night dinner.

Reservations for the event are $30 per person and must be made not later than Friday by calling Rhonda Gordon at (229) 995-5329. Gordon said the four-course dinner will include stuffed pasta shells, Caesar salad, shrimp alfredo, tuscan pork tenderloin, garlic break and Italian love cake.

“Enjoy a wonderful dinner with family, friends or that special someone…without waiting in line,” Gordon said.

The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14.