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Douglasville boy’s Thanksgiving quest to feed the hungry Video included

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Thanksgiving is about a month away and a Douglasville boy is on a mission to bring the true meaning of the holiday to life. More>>

Top Chef’s Joy Crump returns to Good Day Atlanta Video included

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Top Chef Season 12 “Cheftestant” Joy Crump returns to Good Day Atlanta years after leaving the team to pursue her culinary dream.
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Pike Nurseries: Plants for fall color Video included

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Autumn brings a dazzling display of color. With brilliant shades of red, orange, gold and brown peaking through the foliage in trees, it's easy to fall in love with season. Here are some ways to amp up your autumn garden even more with different shrubs and perennials.   More>>

Taste With Tom Gunshow Restaurant Video included

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Gunshow, located in Glenwood Park, was recently named by Esquire as Best New Restaurant as part of their “American Food & Drink Awards.”  FOX 5'S Tom Haynes goes into the kitchen with Kevin Gillespie to find out why this new restaurant is making headlines

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Singer songwriter Ne-Yo stops by Good Day Atlanta Video included

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Music is not Ne-Yo's only passion, helping youth in foster care and group homes through his national organization The Compound Foundation is one of his many endeavors. More>>

Thirteen Is A Lucky Number For Taste Of Atlanta Video included

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The 13th Annual Taste of Atlanta kicks off this weekend -- and this year, you'll be saying "I Do!" to a variety of incredible dishes. The annual event launches with a Friday Night celebration called "Culinary Matrimony" More>>

Casting Call: October 22 Video included

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Check out the Good Day Atlanta Casting Call for the week of October 22.
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Fall fashion must haves Video included

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Fall has finally arrived and dressing for the drop in temperature can be challenging. Celebrity stylist, Robanne Schulman from Plaid Monkey Inc. suggest editing your closet before heading out to buy the latest trends. More>>

Annual Tour Scares Up The Ghosts Of Lawrenceville Video included

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Looking for a good scare this Halloween season? The folks at Lawrenceville's Aurora Theatre are happy to help you out! Every October, the Aurora Theater presents the Lawrenceville Ghost Tours, a walking tour of some of the town's most haunted hangouts.   More>>

BBB Warning: BMW Sweepstakes scam Video included

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The Better Business Bureau has issued a scam warning about a fake sweepstakes offer, that sadly, is nothing more than a rip-off. The BBB tells us there is a recent increase in sweepstakes and foreign lottery scams.Why? Because they work, that's why. More>>

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Questions and answers: Getting your rent deposit back Video included

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We've all heard the renter's nightmare: rent a house or apartment, take good care of it, and when it come time to leave, the landlord decides to keep your security deposit. Is there anything you can do about it?  More>>

Tech Check Tech helping victims of domestic violence Video included

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Verizon Wireless says it knows what that a mobile phone can be a lifeline to victims of domestic violence.  More>>

North Carolina edges Georgia Tech 48-43

T.J. Logan scored on a 2-yard run with 11 seconds left to help North Carolina rally past Georgia Tech 48-43 on Saturday night, snapping a four-game losing streak. More>>

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Bert Show 'Big Thank You' begins Video included

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It's a simple gesture...a thank you note.But one Atlanta-based radio show is taking that simple gesture and turning it into a massive campaign for our troops overseas. More>>

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Celebrating fall at Chattahoochee Nature Center Video included

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It's never a bad time of year to visit Roswell's Chattahoochee Nature Center -- but right now is an especially good time to make the trip there.For the next two weekends, families can enjoy Halloween Hikes at the Center.  More>>

Team of the Week: Carver-Atlanta Panthers Video included

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They thought they could take the week off. They thought wrong! That's because the Panthers of Carver High School in Atlanta are this week's High 5 Team of the Week. More>>

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Female kicker takes the football field by storm Video included

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She's a young lady turning heads at Chatthoochee High School. Cecily Mohammed is an athlete making her way in a tough sport. As the season gets underway, she's proving she can hold her own and is even getting attention for a worthy cause. FOX 5's Ron Gant has the story. More>>

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401K concerns? We have some expert advice... Video included

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FOX 5 financial expert Mark Lloyd says the recent pull back in the market causing large swings in volatility can be attributed to several reasons. More>>

New Cirque Du Soleil Show Celebrates Women Video included

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The word Amaluna means "mother" and "moon." And both are getting plenty of love from one of the newest shows by Cirque Du Soleil. Amaluna is Cirque's 33rd production, and is thrilling audiences now under the big top at Atlantic Station.  More>>

Casting Call: October 15

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Check out the Good Day Casting Call for the week of October 15.
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Good grounds: inside Galloway High School coffee shop Video included

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Cream and sugar with your coffee? It's not a question you typically hear teenagers asking each other.But at one local high school....it's common practice.Students at The Galloway School in Atlanta have opened up their very own coffee shop at school. More>>

Home Depot starts carrying auto supplies Video included

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When you hear Home Depot, you probably think more along the lines of hammers and nails, rather than transmission oil and car batteries but that's about to change. The Atlanta-based home improvement giant is moving into the auto supply business and it could change your trip to the store. More>>

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VIDEO: Local Chef aims to be next 'Top Chef' Video included

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Local acclaimed Chef Ron Eyester has his sights set on America's next Top Chef! Check out this free recipe to find out why!  More>>

Walmart to offer "GoBank" a new checking account product Video included

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Walmart is branching out. The giant retailer is about to start marketing a new checking account product.It's a Green Dot product called GoBank. More>>

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Pumpkin creations to inspire fall decorating Video included

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Pumpkin season is here! Before you dig out the pumpkin carving kit, get inspired and go beyond the traditional jack-o'-lantern with some creative decorating. Here are some fun – and easy – ideas to really make your pumpkins “pop!”  More>>

Unique Cupcakes "Delight" Falcons Fans This Season Video included

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Atlanta Falcons fans have yet another reason to look forward to their trips to the Georgia Dome. And they have a multi-talented attorney to thank. Dawn Belisle is the creator of Delights by Dawn, an online baking company which specializes in alcohol-infused cakes and cupcakes. More>>

Frustrated with robocalls? Help is on the way. Video included

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Robocalls. That word inspires a grimace, doesn't it. The federal 'Do Not Call' list doesn't seem help. So what can you do to get relief? There's new technology that might offer you a break. More>>

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Anonymous donor gives $30,000 to boy in need of transplant Video included

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A 12-year-old Cartersville boy in need of a five-organ transplant has received a huge gift from an anonymous donor.


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Major makeover planned for 285 / GA 400 Video included

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The second busiest interchange in the state is finally getting the green light on some much needed improvements. The Federal Highway Administration approved the re-design of the area around I-285 and Georgia-400.
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These steps could save you big on a mortgage Video included

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When buying a home, it's pretty standard to take out a 30-year mortgage. But, with mortgage rates still low, the 15-year loan is getting dusted off. It's an opportunity to pay off your home in half the time, although your monthly payments will be higher. More>>

Photos: A view of the Blood Moon

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Evening viewers in much of Asia and early risers in parts of the Americas were treated to a stunning lunar eclipse on Wednesday, though clouds obscured it for some. More>>

Young Gwinnett rapper causes stir with video Video included

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A Gwinnett County boy is back in the spotlight because of another rap video, but this time it's the topic and not just his talent that has people talking. More>>

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When is it more than a tummy ache? Video included

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Dr. Tyler-Hill says, “The most important thing to remember is that abdominal pain can be a serious illness." It can tricky to tease apart whether your child is really hurting, or really doesn't want to go to school.
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Joel Osteen delivers special inspirational message from FOX 5 Video included

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Known worldwide as the Voice of Hope, Joel Osteen is considered by many as the leading inspirational figure of our time. As the senior pastor of America's largest church, Joel reaches millions across the globe through his weekly television and radio broadcasts. More>>

The Monsters Of Fright Fest Invade Six Flags Over Georgia Video included

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  The thrilling rides at Six Flags Over Georgia are never for the faint of heart -- but this time of year, the entire park is meant only for the bravest of souls. Fright Fest takes over the popular North Georgia attraction from September 27th through November 2nd. The an More>>

Team of the Week: Woodstock pep rally

The Woodstock Wolverines seem to face their biggest challenge of the season this week, but they have come out on top in one respect: They are this week's High 5 Team of the Week.
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Transplant recipient celebrates Liverversary Video included

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Chef Henry Chandler describes himself as a "good Louisiana boy who has never throttled back". The owner of Henry's Louisiana Grill in Acworth loves life and has always tried to live it to the fullest.
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What to do if your vehicle 'locks up' Video included

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Imagine driving along the interstate, only to have your vehicle lock up on you. Your brakes won’t work, your cruise control won’t stop…what do you do?
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A step-by-step car buying guide Video included

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Most people turn to used cars rather than new because the price is right. But what is more uncertain is what you get for your money. There is a lot of confusion when used car shopping.
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Beloved Publix employee makes name as marathon runner Video included

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When you walk into the Buckhead Publix, across from Phipps Plaza, the first face you see is cashier, Ronnie Frostig. His picture is hung on the bulletin board at the entrance, recognizing him as an outstanding employee. More>>

Petit Le Mans Preview With Jeff Westphal Video included

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It's a big weekend at Road Atlanta, with Petit Le Mans coming back to Braselton. The sports car endurance race is held there annually, and features some of the most spectacular cars in the world in an epic, 10-hour showdown. Driver Jeff Westphal drives the No. 63 Scuderia C More>>

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New Cobb bus routes aim to link colleges Video included

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A new bus route, designed for college students, could be coming to Cobb County. Commissioners recently approved route 10X, for a $180,000 study.
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Kim Fields visits Good Day Atlanta to help women business owners Video included

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Actress, author and businesswoman Kim Fields visited Good Day Atlanta Monday morning to talk about the Southeast's largest business conference solely dedicated to women businesses. More>>

Local Actress Inhabits Spooky World Of "Sleepy Hollow" Video included

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 If you thought the first season of the FOX hit "Sleepy Hollow" was wild -- hold on tight for season two! The supernatural series returned last week, with returning actors Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie picking up the pieces from an intense first season finale. And anothe More>>

Heard of a social media prenup? Video included

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Well, here's something new you can add to your wedding prep 'to do' list and that is a social media prenup. More and more young couples are setting guidelines for how social media will play a part in their marriage. Why? More>>

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Pike Nurseries: Start your fall planting Video included

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Why plant now? Isn't everything just going to die in the winter? Warm soil and cool are are perfect conditions for new plantings Plants focus on building strong roots. Some plantings thrive in the cool temps: More>>

Two FOX Comedies Return With Milestone Premieres Video included

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Two of the biggest hits on FOX return Sunday night for new seasons -- armed with big awards and even bigger guest stars! "The Simpsons" returns for an incredible 26th season with "Clown In The Dumps," in which Krusty retires! The show will feature guest appea More>>

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Duck Confit recipe from The Luminary Video included

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Here is a tasty Duck Confit recipe to share with your friends and enjoy!
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For retailers, your Zip Code tells a lot about you Video included

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OK, you're at check-out at your favorite retailer and you're asked for your zip code. What's the harm? Well, your zip can lead retailers right to your address, even your phone number. More>>

Good Day Atlanta takes over "Red Band Society" set Video included

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The cast and crew of the new FOX series "Red Band Society" are hard at work on upcoming episodes -- but they're not filming under the bright lights of Hollywood.
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What is Traffic Law Tuesday? Video included

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It's #TrafficLawTuesday, which means another big opportunity for the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office to make a difference. From warnings about traffic wrecks or delays, to heads ups about manhunts and criminals, The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has More>>

Ice Cream Makers Take The "High Road" To A New Facility Video included

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 Since 2010, ice cream fans have praised High Road Craft Ice Cream. And the Atlanta business - launched by chef Keith Schroeder -- is about to hit a sweet new heights. High Road's original mission was to provide local chefs with quality ice cream. Soon, the team launch More>>

The Headless Horseman Takes On Batman On FOX Mondays Video included

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 Monday is a big night on television, bringing together some of the most popular figures in modern pop culture. Last season's monster hit "Sleepy Hollow" returns for a second season, with Ichabod and the gang facing greater evils than they ever could have imagined.& More>>

How to determine your car budget Video included

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Inevitably, the time comes when you have to buy a car. And with that comes daydreaming about a car you'd like to have. Then, reality settles in when you see your dream car's price tag. Here's down-to-earth advice on determining your car budget. More>>

Protect yourself: Pick a great password Video included

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Who knew we'd need so many passwords just to get by every day. It's tempting to use just one, easy-to-remember password to simplify things. But your goal is to make it complicated for others, easy for you.

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Pike Nurseries: Enjoy a homegrown salad Video included

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Fall is a great season for gardeners! While it's sad to say goodbye to fresh summer vegetables, there are plenty of great cool season edibles to keep us working in the garden and eating healthy.
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Local Youth Compete In Sailboat Competition Video included

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Several youth from around metro Atlanta will spend the weekend on the water, putting their sailboat-handling skills to the test. The 2014 United States Optimist Dinghy Association Southeast Championship sets sail at Lake Allatoona September 20th and 21st, with nearly 150 young sailors More>>

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Chef Jennifer's Shrimp and Grits Video included

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Print this off to share with your friends! Here is a yummy recipe for Georgia shrimp and grits!
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Turn credit card cash rewards into college savings Video included

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Saving for college is intimidating. But here's a way you can add to the kitty a little bit every day. There is a credit card that puts your cash rewards into a college savings account.
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"Red Band Society" Brings Acclaimed Actors To Atlanta Video included

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 It's one of the most buzzed-about shows of the new falls season. And it happens to film right here in Atlanta. "Red Band Society" premieres Wednesday night on FOX, and while the show takes place at a Los Angeles hospital, it's shot here in Atlanta.
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Casting Call: September 17 Video included

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Check out the Good Day Atlanta Casting Call for the week of September 17.
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FOX Comedies Return To Tuesday Night Video included

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Two of the hottest comedies on FOX return Tuesday night, so get ready for some new laughs with old friends! First up, "New Girl" is back for a fourth season, and cast members say expect a bit of a "reboot" of the series. What does that mean? Star H More>>

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Study: Fewer teens getting their driver's license Video included

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Fewer teenage drivers are eager to get behind the wheel. AAA's research shows less than half of teenagers are getting their license in the first year they're eligible. More>>

Get educated with online classes Video included

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Ever wanted to take classes but thought you didn't have the time or or you couldn't afford it? Well with more and more online options out there, you do and you can. And many of them are free.
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Good Day Explores The Wide World Of Gourds Video included

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There's a chill of fall in the air, but that's not the only sign of the approaching change in season. Right now, pumpkin patches are opening around the region -- and whether you're planning on carving or cooking, there are dozens of varieties to choose from. Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken has a look from Dawsonville. More>>

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Teaching your kids the value of money Video included

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We've all been tempted to buy that extra toy, or give those extra few dollars to our kids to buy something on impulse...but are those the best habits to pass along? More>>

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Helen GA Video included

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It's the annual celebration of beer, brats, and bands. And, everything else having to do with German culture, of course! The 44th Annual Oktoberfest launches with a parade Saturday, and continues at Helen Festhalle for the next several weeks.
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Atlanta Meatball Festival in Sandy Springs Video included

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If you're looking for something to do this weekend, head out to Sandy Springs for the first ever Atlanta Meatball Festival! More>>

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Sharing a game of golf with local wounded warriors Video included

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Golf can be therapeutic both physically and mentally, just ask local wounded veterans Anthony Owens and Joshua Dickey.
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The Davis Direction Foundation Video included

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The death of young man leaves a family wondering what led to the addiction that ruined his life. In grief, the Owen family of Marietta has found a cause born out of their loss.
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FOX 5 Medical Team

Tips for a strong, healthy posture Video included

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When it comes to our posture, a lot of us are walking around stooped over, our shoulders hunched forward. More>>

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Meet the Quiet Heroes Video included

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They are known as the Quiet Heroes. Moms on the front lines of the battle against childhood cancer. More>>

Is that sale really a sale? Video included

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Many of us pride ourselves on our ability to buy things only on sale so that we can save money, but careful you might be fooling yourself. Take this observation from Kit Yarrow an expert in marketing and psychology: More>>

Casting Call: September 9

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Check out the Good Day Casting Call for the week of September 9th.
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What your budget has in common with an NFL pro's budget Video included

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What could your budget have in common with a pro athlete's budget? More than you think, said Jason Pace a financial planner to the pros. "It's not about what you make, it's about what you save.
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Pike Nurseries: Signs of fall Video included

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 Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer, which means it's time to start celebrating fall! Here are some ways to start adding in flavors of fall to your home and garden. More>>

Booking a Room Online? Learn from Another Woman's Mistakes Video included

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Meet a young woman who thought she did everything right when booking a trip online. But, nope. In no time, she was out a lot of money. She used an online service that is really growing in popularity. It's called AIRBNB.
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Fall fun: Keep the cost of tailgating parties down Video included

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It's official. It's football season. And just like every year, pregame the parking lot is a party. But, just like any good party, costs can get out of hand if you don't watch it. More>>

Stone Mountain Turns "Yellow" During Massive Arts & Crafts Festival Video included

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 It's one of the biggest events of the year in the arts and crafts world, and it happens at one of North Georgia's most historic and notable spots. The Yellow Daisy Festival Presented by Humana takes over Stone Mountain Park this weekend, running from Thursday throu More>>

Casting Call: September 3rd Video included

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Check out the Good Day Atlanta Casting Call for the week of September 3rd.
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From bean to cup: Inside Smyrna's Rev Coffee Roasters Video included

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If you're idea of a good cup of coffee is something strong from the old one-cup in your kitchen, it's time for a coffee education!
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Dr. E, Erik Fisher on parenting and time management Video included

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Licensed psychologist and author Dr. Erik Fisher talks about parenting and offers a plan to help busy families with time management.
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Labor Day cookout with Righteous ‘Que Video included

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Righteous ‘Que stopped by FOX 5 Monday morning for a Labor Day cookout! From brisket tips to "Redneck Salad," here's everything you need to know for a perfect holiday barbeque. More>>

Outlet Mall shopping secrets Video included

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I think this is what many of us assume about outlet mall shopping -- we get rock bottom prices on everything from clothes to housewares on brand names that are either leftovers from last year or this year's overstock. Well, it's not quite like that.
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Pike Nurseries: Labor Day entertaining and planting Video included

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 Did you know that Pike Nurseries has a Pinterest Board that is chock-full of great entertaining ideas for the Holiday Weekend?
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Fun recipe: Ultimate Korean BBQ Burger Video included

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Check out this fun shareable recipe for an Ultimate Korean BBQ Burger !
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Actress Taraji P. Henson discusses her new film: No Good Deed Video included

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Terri (Taraji P. Henson) is a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta when Colin (Idris Elba), a charming but dangerous escaped convict, shows up at her door claiming car trouble.
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Hidden fees in checking accounts: Who's transparent, who's not Video included

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We already know about some of the fees our banks charge -- the monthly fee, the overdraft charge, out-of-network and minimum balance fees. That's standard stuff. But did you know that the average checking account has 30 fees attached? More>>

Delicious pastries take center stage in Atlanta Video included

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The competition is hot -- but boy, is it sweet -- at an annual event happening now in Atlanta. It's called Pastry Live, which concludes today at 200 Peachtree. The event is a three-day sugar and chocolate showpiece competition and seminar, including participants from around More>>

RECALL: Pre-packaged salad kits

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Grabbing a pre-made salad kit may seem like the healthiest option when you're on the go but if you recently bought a chicken Caesar from Sam's Club, think again.
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Pike Nurseries: Gardening in small spaces Video included

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Sometimes less can be more! A small space shouldn't limit your garden or your imagination—hanging baskets, containers, window boxes, espaliered fruit trees….they're all great ways to made a big gardening impact – even on the most limited high rise balcony!
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Kennesaw celebrates BBQ festival Video included

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Don't worry...that incredible aroma of smoke-cooked BBQ isn't just in your imagination. It's coming from Kennesaw, where the grills are fired up for an annual tradition. More>>

3 easy options for checking your credit score Video included

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Everybody is entitled to a once-a-year free credit report. But, it's always been a little confusing because if you wanted your credit score that goes with it then you had to pay. There are options out there.
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Inside the College Football Hall of Fame Video included

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Most of us will never know what it is like to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. What is the next best thing?
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Tips for navigating around Georgia Dome traffic Video included

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For the next three years, if you plan to be anywhere near the Georgia Dome, expect delays and plan ahead. That's the word from officials as we head into fall, the Dome's busiest time of the year. More>>

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Paula Deen: 'I'm happier, more solid, I'm smarter' Video included

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Celebrity chef Paula Deen says she is 'happier and smarter' after a controversial year in the spotlight. Deen joined Good Day's Paul Milliken to candidly discuss the lessons she's learned, and her hopes for the future. More>>

Virginia-Highland restaurant gets facelift, pays it forward Video included

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It's been a traditional watering hole for a quarter of a century. And now, Highland Tap is celebrating a new look by helping out a neighbor. Highland Tap is a popular restaurant/bar in Atlanta's historic Virignia-Highland neighborhood. The restaurant closed down More>>

Control your debit or credit card by remote control Video included

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Oh, that awful feeling when you think your credit or debit card is safely tucked into your wallet, but it's still shopping. Somebody, somewhere has got your card number and is using it. What if you could turn off that card?
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Enjoy lighter fried chicken Video included

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Enjoy this lighter, healthier fried chicken recipe with Chef Curtis Aikens!
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Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta hold fall membership blitz Video included

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It all began with 18 members in Savannah, GA back in the early 1900s. Now, there are more than three-million Girl Scouts across the globe, including thousands in Great Atlanta, and the organization hopes that numbers just keeps growing.
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Veteran, 88, celebrates graduation from college Video included

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He's a World War 2 and Korean War veteran...and now...a local 88 year old...can say - he's a college graduate. More>>

Woman honors fallen marine with new business Video included

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It's a love story that began with a bad haircut. Now, it continues with a lot of great ones. Stylist Brittany Giese met her husband Ryan when, in her words, she "botched" his cut.
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Save money by grocery shopping at the right time Video included

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Here's the sure fire way to stay on budget at the grocery store: Plan your menu in advance, make a list then stick to it. So how is it that you're still spending more than you should and ending up with less than you need? Because too many of us shop at the wrong time. More>>

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Rathbuns hot smoked salmon recipe Video included

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Credit card transfers: read the fine print Video included

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A credit card balance can easily get out of control. You can chip away at that debt by transferring the balance to a lower interest card.  But, before you jump on that great offer, hit 'pause'. It's not for everyone. More>>

Self-Taught Artists Celebrated At Weekend Art Fest Video included

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For more than two decades, it's been a place where "off the beaten path" artists are both celebrated and discovered. And thousands of art lovers are expected at this weekend's 21st Annual Folk Fest.
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Taco Thursday: Teela Taqueria Video included

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What do you get when you take a brother and sister of Greek origin, who grew up in Zimbabwe, and then relocated to Atlanta, or more specifically, Sandy Springs? More>>

Dairy Queen Offers Tasty Way To Help Children Video included

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 In the heat of the summer, there's nothing better than a Diary Queen Blizzard. And today, buying one of the tasty treats will do more than just satisfy your hunger. August 14th is "Miracle Treat Day"
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Small windshield crack could cause big problems

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It's one of the most important safety features on your vehicle. We're not talking about tires or your steering wheel, we're talking about your windshield.
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Couple eats "Around The World" on Buford Highway Video included

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If you ever need a good restaurant recommendation, you can't do any better than asking Emily and Adam Allred. The Georgia couple has spent the past couple of years eating their way up busy Buford Highway, and keeping a "food diary" of sorts on Emily's blog Spatial Drift.
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Parents line up for massive Gwinnett consignment sale Video included

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It's takes three tractor-trailers and countless cardboard boxes to make it happen -- and a lot of bargain-hunting parents to tear it all down!
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Ideas for packing a variety of healthy school lunches Video included

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"Not a sandwich and chips again!"That may sound familiar to parents who pack lunches for their children every day. For some new ideas on how to fix easy and healthy lunches, Good Day's Gurvir Dhindsa talked to nutritionist Lisa Giles
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Local teens qualify for World Youth Climbing Competition Video included

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It's a sport that requires speed, agility, and mental toughness -- and some local teens are among the best in the world. Six of the young speed climbers from the Stone Summit Climbing Team recently qualified for the World Youth Championships, to be held in September in New Caledonia. More>>

Police ask FOX 5 viewers to help find DeKalb travel agent Video included

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A travel agent now better known for canceling trips than making vacation memories has a warrant out for his arrest. And this is where our viewers come in. DeKalb County police need your help to bring in Lee Benton. More>>

'Miracle dog' helps boy with Autism Video included

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A puppy, found abandoned in a DeKalb County neighborhood abused and nearly starved to death has defied all odds.Xena was discovered in September of 2012. She was on the brink of death. Turns out, she not only survived....she is now helping changing the lives of others and is being called a "miracle dog". More>>

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Late summer garden care Video included

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Melodie McDanal, Pike Nurseries Associate, has all the professional tips and tricks to keep your garden looking its best through the final months of summer.
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FOX 5 I-Team

Consolidate your student loan debt Video included

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The average student out of college carries $29,000 in debt, according to the latest stats. If it's your first year out of school, figuring out how to pay it off is your first test. Your goal is student loan debt consolidation.  Here's a look at how to roll those scattered loans into one, manageable, low interest loan. More>>

Supermoon will be the largest of 2014 Video included

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The Full Moon on August 10 isn't like other Full Moons we've seen this year. This is a "Supermoon," the closest and largest FullMoon in 2014.
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Parents share their favorite back to school advice Video included

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By next week most metro area schools will be back in session. Every year, we try to give parents advice on how to make the transition from summer into the school year less painful. More>>

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Man shares Sickle Cell struggle in personal film Video included

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According to the CDC, 1 in 5,000 Americans suffer from Sickle Cell Anemia.It's a blood disorder that prevents oxygen from getting to the limbs and organs. The condition causes extreme pain, infection and often strokes, mostly affecting African Americans.
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Say "Goodbye" to summer with SweetWater on 'The Hooch' Video included

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 It was good while it lasted, but summer is rapidly coming to a close. But before it's gone until next year, there's a major celebration in the works involving local beer and a good cause.
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Atlanta Beltline celebrates success Video included

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It started as an idea 15 years ago, now the Atlanta Beltline is a huge success, users say. This summer an international panel awarded it the grand prize for "Best Rehabilitation Project" across the globe. More>>

Clay National Guard Memorial unveiled Video included

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A memorial wall is being unveiled at the Clay National Guard Center, located on the Dobbins Air Reserve Base. It was initiated in 2012 and Thursday, it will be officially unveiled with a dedication and ceremony.
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Duluth girl featured in national magazine Video included

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A metro Atlanta girl is on the cover of a national magazine. More>>

Dome Serves Up "Best Burger In The NFL!" Video included

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It's hard to believe -- but this Friday is the first preseason game for the Atlanta Falcons! And as the team takes on the Dolpins at the Georgia Dome, another team will be hard at work behind-the-scenes. Executive Chef Charles Walker is the "coach" of the culinary More>>

iPhone's "kill switch" is working to reduce thefts Video included

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iPhones are expensive, but you can buy a used one. It's a lot cheaper, but it's riskier buying from a stranger. You wonder: Does it work? Was it stolen? This is where a kill switch of sorts comes in. More>>

Students, Staff Excited For Hampton Elementary's "Charter" Status Video included

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The start of a new school year is always an exciting time -- and that's especially true at Hampton Elementary Charter School in Henry County. This is the first year the school is operating under a charter, something staff members say is "right" for their school.
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Christmas in August: Save Now, Buy Now Video included

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Kids are just getting back to school, but it's time to think about Christmas. Yes, Christmas in August. It's not too early if you want to avoid two things: that December panic about where the money is going to come from and about avoiding the shopping time crunch.
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Pike Nurseries: Keeping beautiful Hydrangeas Video included

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Looking for plants that add fresh color to the garden? Here are some easy ideas that use new varieties of old favorites--the hydrangea and azalea—that bloom from now until fall!
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Local Companies Partner To Make "Green" Beer

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Since it seems like there's a day for everything, get this -- today is "International Beer Day!"
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MKTO visits Good Day Atlanta Video included

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Music sensation MKTO stops by Good Day Atlanta to talk new music and upcoming shows! More>>

Georgia tax holiday begins Video included

The Georgia Retail Association is reminding residents that the state's tax holiday is quickly approaching. More>>

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Taqueria Tsunami in Marietta on Square- Asian Latino Fusion Video included

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What do you get when you combine the flavors from the Far East with the flavors from South of the Border? You get Taqueria Tsunami, a Latin-Asian fusion restaurant on the Marietta Square which just happens to be this week's stop on 'Taco Thursday...With Buck'. More>>

Big E celebration comes to North Georgia Video included

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You know what the "Big E" is, right? Elvis! And the King is being celebrated in North Georgia this weekend! The 11th Annual Big E Fest and ETA Competition happens this weekend in Cornelia, GA. More>>

Does social media make you spend more money? Video included

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The notion of 'Keeping up with the Jones' is not new, but there is a new pressure coming at you. Peer pressure - whether you're 13 or 33 - is a powerful thing. Now throw in social media and you have what an Atlanta counselor calls 'Keeping up with the Jones' on steroids. And if you're not careful that can get costly. More>>

Casting Call: July 30 Video included

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Check out the Good Day Casting Call for the week of July 30.
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Tech jobs boom in Atlanta

CareerBuilder says Atlanta is a hot spot for tech jobs, seeing a 9 percent job growth number over the last 3 years. Which companies are hiring? What background do you need to apply?

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Will they melt? Good Day tests Walmart ice cream sandwiches Video included

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A summertime treat makes headlines for its reported unusual longevity. A mom in Cincinnati, Ohio told WCPO-TV that she left her son's Walmart ice cream sandwich outside overnight- and it never fully melted! More>>

Citizens concerned over Fulton County road Video included

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A local advocate group says their part of town has been neglected for years by the Georgia Department of Transportation. The group "Citizens for Better Roads in South Fulton County" says finally, improvements are coming to I-285 where they live.
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End Your Summer With A Splash At Gwinnett Aquatic Park Video included

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For many area kids and teachers, school starts next week. So this week on Good Day Atlanta, we're checking out "cool" spots to enjoy those last few days of summer.
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Sandy Springs Park presents "Touching" art display Video included

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For many area students and teachers, school starts next week. So this week on Good Day Atlanta, we're checking out "cool" spots to enjoy those last few days of summer.
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Pet 'matchmaking' service increases adoptions Video included

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You've probably heard of a match-making service that helps people find their soul mates.But you may not know that there's a nonprofit in Atlanta that offers a similar service....for people to find....the perfect pet.
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Unresolved bank errors? Help is on the way Video included

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Taking on a big bank, even over something like a minor bank error, can be maddening. You feel like no one is listening. It's like being trapped in a maze you can't get out of, but somebody is noticing how frustrating that can be. More>>

Stars of 'Get On Up' The Story of James Brown, visit Good Day Video included

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In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in GET ON UP.
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Pike Nurseries: Attracting Hummingbirds Video included

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Hummingbirds and other winged wildlife can add beautiful color and movement to a garden. You can enjoy the stunning sights and sounds of these featured friends, while also helping them access food, shelter, water and sunlight with hummingbird gardening. More>>

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