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Non-traditional Thanksgiving side dish recipe Video included

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A special guest stopped by Good Day Atlanta Friday with a Thanksgiving side dish recipe that may steal the show! More>>

Good Day Atlanta takes inaugural run down Snow Mountain Video included

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It doesn't matter what the weather forecast calls for -- every year, it's an absolute certainty that there will be snow at Stone Mountain Park. More>>

Homeless outreach program under investigation Video included

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An Atlanta ministry that's been around for years says it helps the homeless, but over the last few months, this non-profit has been plagued with complaints. Participants have to pay, with the little money they have, to be part of a program that promises to find homes for the needy. More>>

Forsyth schools will use technology to avoid snow makeup days

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Forsyth County Schools plans to use new technology to deal with disruptions to the school calendar caused by inclement winter weather. More>>

Team Of The Week Newton County High School Rams

 Good Day Atlanta visits this week's winning team of the week the Newton County Rams.

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Taste With Tom: Ritz-Carlton Chef shares his mom's recipe Video included

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Inside the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Atlanta, anchor Tom Haynes found a stylish, yet traditional steak house with two chefs leading the team of culinary perfection. More>>

School Safety Patrol Program teaching local students 94 years later Video included

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Each year more than 630,000 students take part in AAA's School Safety Patrol Program. It's the largest traffic safety program in the world and helps promote safe practices inside and outside the classroom.
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Big Changes Proposed for Prepaid Card Rules Video included

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The muddy rules on prepaid cards just might get clearer for consumers. The Consumer Financial Protecion Bureau (link 1) is proposing some broader than expected reforms.
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Gwinnet Center Show A "Must-See" For Horse Lovers Video included

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It's a one-night-only event that's being billed as a "must-see" for those who love horses. The Gala of the Royal Horses comes to The Arena at Gwinnett Center on Saturday, November 22nd.
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Casting Call: November 19 Video included

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Check out the Good Day Casting Call for the week of November 19.
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Better-For-You Holiday Pies Video included

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 Local Healthy Chef Creates Four “Better-For-You Thanksgiving Pies
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Hard Rock "Mixologists" Compete In Bartending Battle Video included

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Remember Tom Cruise tossing around bottles in the 80s hit movie "Cocktail"? Well, there will be a lot of that bartending magic happening Tuesday night at Atlanta's Hard Rock Café.
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Traffic Law Tuesday

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It's Tuesday and time for another "Traffic Law Tuesday" tip from some local law enforcement agencies. The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office recently warned drivers about an obstruction law.
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Athens strip club to be transformed by church Video included

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What was once a place for adult entertainment...will soon become a place....for worship. Chelsea's Strip Club and the Fantasy World lingerie shop on Baxter Street have been well known hang outs in Athens for years... More>>

A Visit To Dacula's Rancho Alegre Farm Video included

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Does the crisp fall air make you pine for life on a farm? Then a daytrip to Dacula might be in your future! Rancho Alegre is a working farm that also happens to be a tourist destination and educational opportunity.
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5 Fall Chores For Every Homeowner Video included

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Five chores make the list of “very important,” and I present them for your consideration: More>>

Tech Check: Countdown to Black Friday Video included

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The countdown to Black Friday is upon us and if you want to get the best deals, you have to do your homework before you get in line.
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Pike Nurseries: Colorful container gardens Video included

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As we get closer to December, temperatures are dropping quickly! Brighten up cold days with colorful container gardens. More>>

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An inspirational tail: Noah's Wheels Video included

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You've probably heard the phrase: "it takes a village"...well that certainly applies in this story.Noah, a 1 year old beagle / Doxen mix, was set to be euthanized about a month ago.But now, thanks to a Lilburn woman, a local rescue group, and about 50 cub scouts, Noah...has a new lease on life. More>>

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It's Open Enrollment time... are you ready? Video included

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The Open Enrollment period begins More>>

Fall Day Trips: F.D. Roosevelt State Park in Pine Mountain Video included

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Looking for some breathtaking views, fascinating history, and a cozy cottage to keep warm? Then Georgia's largest state park might be the place for your fall day trip. F.D. Roosevelt State Park sits on more than 9,000-acres, and includes dozens of miles of trails. Many visitors trav 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>>

Holiday Travel: What you need to know before making plans. Video included

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Most American families look forward to vacationing two different parts of the year. There's the summer vacation season in June and July… and now there's the fast-approaching holiday travel season. Travel expert and Orbitz.com Senior Editor Jeanenne Tornatore, stopped by Good Day Atlanta with advice you should hear before you make your holiday travel plans. More>>

Immune Boosting Foods Video included

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Stay healthy during cold and flu season easy-to-find foods to boost your immune system
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Team Of The Week: Winder-Barrow Bulldoggs Video included

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It's hard to top the energy and excitement of the Double-G : Winder-Barrow Bulldogs. A standing-room only gym packed with screaming students awaited Paul Milliken and the High 5 Sports Hand Trophy.
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Fall Day Trips: Alpharetta's Scottsdale Farms

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You might not be able to book a fall trip to New England this year -- but you can certainly feel like you did! Alpharetta's Scottsdale Farms is a family-owned garden center, created by Luca and Kathy Gianturco in 2000. The center is located on more than fifty beautiful acres of More>>

FBI warns of mobile spyware Video included

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The CEO of a cell phone app company has been arrested and now the FBI's cyber division has a warning for cell phone owners. More>>

Casting Call: November 12 Video included

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Check out the Good Day Casting Call for the week of November 12.
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Fall Day Trips: Unclaimed Baggage Center Video included

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  Ever wonder what happens to all that baggage never claimed at airports? Well, for the right price...it can be yours! Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama has become known as the "land of lost luggage" More>>

Fall Comfort Foods Get a Healthy Makeover Video included

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To many of us, fall means one thing pumpkin spice lattes!
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Toys for Tots drive kicks off Thursday Video included

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It's already time to start making sure every child has a present under the tree on Christmas morning. Metro Atlanta's Toys for Tots drive is the largest one in the nation and the United States Marine Corps is looking for volunteers More>>

Fall Day Trips: Monastery of the Holy Spirit Video included

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This week on Good Day Atlanta, we're exploring some unique day trips perfect for the cool, colorful autumn months. And first up is a place where peace and tranquility combine with some gourmet goods and fascinating history. The Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers is a c More>>

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'Call For Action' helps veterans with finances Video included

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Call for Action has a big announcement to make just in time for Veterans Day. FOX 5 Atlanta's all-volunteer team is joining an organization designed to help veterans with finances. They're joining Veterans Financial Coalition.
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Judge Penny Brown Reynolds host 2nd annual SisterTalk Conference Video included

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Judge Penny Brown Reynolds is an Emmy-nominated multi-gifted national television personality and commentator on issues of law, politics, religion, as well as women and children's issues.
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Fun & Games Week: Atlanta's Topspin Video included

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It's an Olympic sport that happens to also be a basement favorite in households across the country. And whether you call it table tennis, ping pong, or something else -- it's almost always a guaranteed good time. Atlanta's Topspin is devoted to all things table tennis.  More>>

Casting Call: November 5

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Check out the Good Day Atlanta Casting Call for the week of November 5.
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Jennifer Lopez, opens up in True Love Video included

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She was voted the Most Beautiful Woman in the World by People magazine, had a #1 single and was featured on American Idol as a star judge, but according to Jennifer Lopez‘s new book, she was still not happy. The award winning actress, singer and dancer is now making headlines as an author. Her first book is being described as being more like her “personal diary.” Jennifer Lopez opens up to FOX 5 anchor Karen Graham about her new endeavor. More>>

Deer / vehicle collisions on the rise Video included

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It's deer season and that means deer are on the move. Auto body shops in the area are reporting a recent spike in deer collisions. Some, are even already scheduling appointments into late Novembe More>>

March of Dimes Gives Georgia "C" Grade for Preterm Births Video included

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March of Dimes Give Georgia "C" Grade for Preterm Births. In Georgia last year, about 17,000 babies were born too soon.
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Fun & Games Week: Richard's Variety Store Video included

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Richard's Variety Store in Midtown Atlanta (there's another location in Buckhead, too) specializes in classic toys -- many of which come fr More>>

Hitting a home run - for the opposing team Video included

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On the baseball field...most the time, kids are taught to make big plays...so they can win the game.But when the McDonough Seminoles take on the Ola Sluggers...the young players go out of their way....to help the opposing team. More>>

Little Drivers Rule The Streets Of Tiny Towne Video included

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Many children can't wait to get behind the wheel and learn to drive -- and now, they don't have to wait until high school and driver's education class! Tiny Towne is a unique new attraction in Norcross designed to teach the rules of the road to youngsters.
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Can E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit? Video included

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Can E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit? Cigarettes have been part of Jason Lindsey's life since college. He says, “I smoked cigare More>>

A Money Management 'To Do' List for 20-somethings Video included

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How soon should you start to think about retirement? The day you are handed your first paycheck. Let's get to work on a 'To Do' list for 20-somethings. More>>

Fun & Games Week: Lawrenceville's Mystery Room Video included

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You're in a room, and there's no obvious way out. How do you escape to freedom? Channel your inner Sherlock and solve the clues! That's the premise behind "Mystery Room" -- a unique attraction located in Lawrenceville's Sugarloaf Mills Shopping Center.
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Behind on the rent? How to avoid eviction Video included

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Georgia laws provide for remarkably swift eviction when a landlord files for dispossessory action. But if this is happening to you, there are some protections built into the law to protect your rights.
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PHOTOS: Pets, Pumpkins, Costumes and Halloween fun! Video included

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We asked for the best-of-the-best pet costume photos, pumpkins, decorations, and Halloween memories! Check out this fun photo gallery from the FOX 5 family!
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Pumpkin soup in a pumpkin with Souper Jenny

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Do you have your Halloween menu ready yet? Are you looking for an easy and creative recipe? Good Day Atlanta's, Gurvir Dhindsa heads to Decatur to visit Jenny Levison, also known as,"Souper Jenny" for a new spin on pumpkin soup. More>>

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Pike Nurseries: Airplants Video included

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With their unique appearance and easy growth habit, air plants are definitely a conversation starter. They can add a bit of whimsy or elegance to any room, depending on the way you choose to display them.
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Halloween Safety Reminders for Drivers and Families Video included

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It will be a busy Halloween weekend around Atlanta and drivers are being urged to be smart and be careful when out and about.
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Dentist 'buys back' Halloween candy

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"I definitely let them eat candy after Halloween, they deserve it and they have a really good time but there is a limit and we stop at a certain point so we can get to bed."... More>>

Motorcycle accident claims young father weeks before birth of child Video included

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In an instant, Alyssa Braswell's life changed. One minute she was half asleep, telling her husband, Timothy, goodbye
as he headed to work. The next minute, she was being awakened by a phone call telling her, he was dead.
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Team of the Week: Harrison High School Video included

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The High 5 hand trophy heads to Kennesaw, home of the Harrison High School Hoyas. FOX 5's Paul Milliken brings us the hand trophy presentation, and energetic spirit of this team! Click on the videos above for the trophy presentation. More>>

Doctor, Family Share Weight Loss Secrets Video included

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The breaking point was Darryl, Shaveanda's husband.    At about 400 pounds, he was in and out of the ER, with breathing problems. More>>

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A guide to Protein packed foods Video included

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Protein is a critical part of our diet. It helps us build muscle and create new red blood cells, and plays a role in almost every function our bodies perform. Experts say we should be getting anywhere from 10% to 35% of our daily calories from protein. More>>

Atlanta Pizzeria Named One Of The Nation's Best Video included

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 Everybody loves a good pizza. But if you're looking for the best, look no further than Varasano's. Atlanta's Varasano's Pizzeria was recently listed as making one of the top 25 pies in the nation by The Daily Meal. Specifically, the online publication liked the Nana, consi More>>

How to Climb Out of Crushing Debt Video included

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Climbing out of debt can seem impossible, but it's not if you are willing to put in the hard work to do it. You'll meet a man - a regular guy with too much debt - who tells us how he climbed out of it working with ClearPoint. And he can tell you that his crushing financial problems started with a series of bad decisions. More>>

Barry Manilow releases My Dream Duets

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He is one of the greatest musical voices of all-time. Now thanks, to modern technology legendary artist Barry Manilow gets to sing duets with some of his musical heroes including Mama Cass, Whitney Houston, John Denver and many more. More>>

New Exhibit Lets Kids Explore "Tech City" Video included

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Ever wonder what it takes to run your own city? Thanks to the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, there's an easy way to find out. Tech City is taking over the Center through early January, and explores how engineers and engineering processes make the world's big cities More>>

Buying car insurance: the basics Video included

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Car insurance is one of the most competitive businesses; there are thousands of local and internet insurance companies. On top of the tough choice of which company to go with, drivers also face a number of other difficult decisions.
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Tech Check: Digital decorations Video included

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Have you thought about taking your decoration digital? Digital decorating is the latest thing for your home, but it's not just for Halloween. More>>

The Phantom takes over the FOX Theater

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It's the longest-running show on Broadway, and one of the most successful musicals of all time. And now, "The Phantom of the Opera" is coming back to Atlanta for a spellbinding stop.   More>>

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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>>

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    After taking time to expand her journalism career, Gurvir Dhindsa has returned to FOX 5 to renew her role as co-anchor of Good Day Atlanta!
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