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List of 2015 July 4th celebrations in north Ga.

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If you're looking for something to do this 4th of July weekend, there are a lot of celebrations taking place across north Georgia.  More>>

Texas boy gets stuck in chimney for hours

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A 10-year-old boy was stuck in a chimney for hours in Texas. More>>

Good Day Atlanta Viewer Information: July 3, 2015

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Good Day Atlanta Viewer Information for Friday, July 3, 2015. More>>

Brides can score big with online auction Video included

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Summer and fall are peak times for weddings and the U.S. General Service Agency is sponsoring a 15-day Down the Aisle Extravaganza. More>>

Pyrotechnic crews setting up for an 'explosive' July 4th

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Its the largest fireworks display in the Southeast, which means crews work for days under the hot Atlanta sun to set it all up. More>>

Study: eye color can increase risk of becoming an alcoholic

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New research shows theres a link between eye color and your risk of becoming an alcoholic. More>>

Get ready for a busy holiday travel weekend Video included

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Get ready for one of the busiest travel weekends of the whole year More>>

Georgia poultry industry on alert

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Avian influenza - or bird flu - has wiped out nearly 50 million birds out West and in the Midwest. And this fall it's expected to head our way.  More>>

Children's Museum exhibit explores classic fairy tales

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hey are the stories you grew up on, and they're the same ones you read to your children now. Classic fairy tales never go out of style, but thanks to the Children's Museum of Atlanta, they are getting bigger and better. More>>

New laws start Wednesday in Georgia Video included

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July first marks the start of the state’s new fiscal year and that means new laws are hitting the books. More>>

Don't make sunscreen mistakes Video included

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Sunscreen is one thing we all know we need. But we never seem to have it with us, or apply enough. More>>

Young girl brings blind tennis to Atlanta Video included

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If you've ever visited the exhibit "Dialogue in the Dark," you walk away with a deeper understanding and appreciation for what it feels like to be blind. For one young girl, the experience not only changed her life, but it gave her life purpose and a passion to make a difference. More>>

NeNe Leakes leaving 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'

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The Bravo Network says it will always have a place for NeNe Leakes. She is leaving The Real Housewives of Atlanta after seven seasons. More>>

Georgia-filmed FOX show brings new meaning to 'Home Free' Video included

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There are lot of competition shows that offer great prizes -- but the new FOX series "Home Free" is giving people the chance to win something everyone wants -- a dream home. More>>

Georgia's new gas tax takes effect Wednesday Video included

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You may want to stop at the gas station before Wednesday morning. Starting July 1st, Georgia's new gas tax will take effect. More>>

Auditions for final 'Idol' season come to Ga. Video included

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It's a "Bittersweet 15" for the FOX hit "American Idol" -- as auditions open up for the show's fifteenth and final season. More>>

Falcons rookie adjusts after fire at family's home Video included

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The NFL Rookie symposium wrapped up this weekend in Canton, Ohio and Falcons rookies Vic Beasley and Grady Jarrett were there checkout out the NFL Hall of Fame. More>>

FOX 5 viewers: something fell from the sky overnight Video included

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FOX 5 received calls from all over north Georgia overnight from people who saw something streaking across the sky. More>>

Burgers With Buck: Zinburger Video included

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Check out the restaurant featured this week in "Burgers With Buck." More>>

New law for underage drinking in Athens Video included

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Athens-Clarke County police are making a big change in what they do when they catch underage drinkers. More>>

VIDEO: the perfect way to slice a watermelon Video included

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If you have struggled to chop up a whole watermelon into neat chunks... you're not alone! It's not an easy task, but FOX 5 is here to help. More>>

Adorably tough: 'Frozen' inspired picture goes viral

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An adorable photo of a youth softball team quickly went viral with many thinking it was about girl empowerment, but the photographer says that was completely unintentional. More>>

Study: financially dependent spouses more likely to cheat Video included

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Money is a touchy subject for a lot of couples and a new study shows financial inequality may open the door to adultery. More>>

Short track racing thunders through Atlanta Motor Speedway Video included

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The heart-racing, pulse-pounding, thunderous action of short track racing is back, as Thursday Thunder brings Legends and Bandolero racing to the frontstretch of Atlanta Motor Speedway! More>>

Wasted money: The recurring fee drain

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Most of us know exactly where are paycheck is going before it even lands in our bank account. But, still, many of us are leaking money we don't know about.
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Cumming girl makes statement in world of pet boutiques Video included

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A young girl in Cumming is making a fashion statement in the world of pet boutiques.  More>>

Navy veteran receives new Powder Springs home Video included

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A Navy veteran, who has lived a life of service to her country and to her daughter, received a new home on Tuesday. More>>

Olive Garden CEO: Cut costs by cleaning carpets less

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Olive Garden may have solved the problem of too many breadsticks by using them to make meatball subs and crostinis-- but the corporate heads at Darden Foods has another cost-cutting critique --this time about the cleanliness of restaurant floors According to Bloomberg, the restaurant group has decided that Olive Garden locations are spending too much money on carpet cleaning. After enlisting its operations teams to analyze invoices, Darden discovered that many restaurants are now ... More>>

New Era All-Star Football Camp turns NFL stars into 'counselors' Video included

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Talk about a dream come true for many kids -- a camp devoted to football, where the "counselors" are current NFL players! More>>

15 dogs rescued from hoarded home

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Fifteen tiny dogs will need new homes after a special rescue took place in rural Georgia on Tuesday. More>>

Casting Call: June 24 Video included

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Check out the Good Day Atlanta Casting Call for the week of June 24!  More>>

Gwinnett County woman celebrates 103rd birthday Video included

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A special birthday bash took place in Gwinnett County Tuesday. More>>

FOX 5 helps MUST Ministries

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A local charity gets some help from FOX 5 anchors. More>>

Blue Ridge BBQ spot named top in the nation Video included

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It's something folks in Blue Ridge already know -- Joe's BBQ is a place that does pork, check, and ribs right. And now, the world knows it, thanks to a top honor from TripAdvisor. More>>

Troup Co. boy proves anything is possible Video included

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A Troup County boy is changing lives just by doing the things other kids take for granted. More>>

Decatur woman celebrates 100th birthday

Photos courtesy of daughter Doris Johnson Photos courtesy of daughter Doris Johnson
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A Decatur woman enjoyed a milestone birthday this weekend. More>>

General Mills removing artificial colors, flavors from cereals Video included

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General Mills is removing artificial colors and flavors from all of its cereals to meet consumer demands for recognizable, familiar and natural ingredients. The company surveyed American households and found 49 percent are making an effort to avoid artificial flavors and colors from artificial sources. More>>

Checking out RVs for national camping month Video included

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June is National Camping Month -- and just because you don't feel like sleeping in a tent doesn't mean you can't enjoy the great outdoors with your family! More>>

Stopping crime in DeKalb County Video included

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DeKalb County police took to the streets Saturday as part of their community policing program.  More>>

Golden Retrievers arrive from Turkey

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A number of Golden Retrievers from Turkey are now in the United States looking for some American homes. More>>

Flower girl steals the spotlight at wedding

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An adorable picture at a Tennessee wedding is quickly making its way around the internet! However, it's not the bride or groom people are talking about... it's the flower girl!  More>>

Work-At-Home Scam Warning Video included

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Working at home is ideal for lots of people - retirees, students, stay-at-home parents, and it's great when it works out. But one Carroll County mom can tell you the dangerous pitfalls when the at-home job is just a scam. More>>

Rabun Co. commemorates 45th anniversary of 'Skywalk' Video included

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It's a day many in North Georgia will never forget. More>>

Wash. officer delivers baby in car

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A Washington mother went into labor on her way to the hospital, so she pulled over in a bank parking lot and that's when a nearby cop stepped in. More>>

Man delivers baby on road near DeKalb Waffle House Video included

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Just in time for Father's Day! A metro Atlanta man says he didn't expect to deliver his baby girl on the side of the road when he woke up Wednesday morning. More>>

Weekend festival celebrates Caribbean culture in Georgia Video included

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It might be a little too late to plan a summer trip to the Caribbean, but this weekend, a bit of the island life is coming right here to Georgia. More>>

Tiny Towne teaches the rules of the roads Video included

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Looking for a fun place to get the kids out of the house this summer? Some place where they can actually learn something too? Then Tiny Towne, in Norcross, may be the perfect place for your family. More>>

Special ceremony for teen organ donor Video included

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A special memorial will be held Thursday night for a Temple Middle School student who gave so much.  More>>

Operation Oreo: a taste of home for our troops Video included

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Reminders of home make all the difference for troops overseas and sometimes all it takes is a something simple. More>>

Local Anheuser-Busch brewery opens for summer tours Video included

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This summer, the Anheuser-Busch Cartersville Brewery is opening its doors to the public for a series of special tours and tastings. More>>

Casting Call: June 17 Video included

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Check out the Good Day Atlanta Casting Call for the week of June 17!  More>>

Milestone day for medical marijuana in Georgia Video included

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Tuesday morning, the Georgia Department of Public Health revealed the state's online registry for medical marijuana cards. More>>

Yelp users rate mediterranean restaurant top in Atlanta Video included

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The foodies have spoken -- and in the battle of the Atlanta eateries, Aviva by Kameel Mediterranean Grill is king! More>>

How to deal with a difficult landlord

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Real estate expert John Adams give us some ideas on how to get some action when there is no response from your landlord.  More>>

N.C. toddler hears for first time

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A toddler who was born deaf was able to hear for the first time Monday in North Carolina. More>>

New barriers on I-85 for safer ride Video included

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After a number of wrecks, the Georgia DOT is working to make a stretch of I-85 in Gwinnett County safer.  More>>

DeKalb 'miracle boy' defies the odds Video included

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A DeKalb County boy was born months after his mother was declared brain dead from a vicious attack and his first few weeks of life were touch and go. More>>

HOBNOB Brings Smokin' Hot BBQ To The Patio

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Drivers along Piedmont Avenue and Monroe Drive in Midtown Atlanta might want to move very, very slowly on Monday and Thursday nights -- because the sight of delicious barbecue is bound to cause a few distractions! More>>

How to get a bikini body by exercising at home.

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Move It Monday- Getting a Bikini Body -Lisa Tanker is in fabulous shape…but, it wasn't always that way. While working as a pharmaceutical rep- she wined and dined doctors and gained 25 pounds.
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Wis. boy donates hair in honor of grandma

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A 9-year-old Wisconsin boy is sporting a completely different hair-do in honor of his grandmother. More>>

Actor Kevin Hart plans spontaneous 5K in Piedmont Park Video included

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Actor and comedian Kevin Hart has planned a spontaneous 5K run in Atlanta Friday morning. More>>

Scottish Festival brings the Highlands to north Georgia mountains Video included

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This weekend, Meeks Park in Blairsville will look a lot like a place across the pond, thanks to the Blairsville Scottish Festival and Highland Games. More>>

Sign spelled wrong at Atlanta's airport

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Thousands of people walked past a sign at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for weeks and no one noticed anything wrong until now. More>>

Conyers man urges drivers to slow down Video included

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It's summer time for students and more of them are out playing in their yards. That means it's even more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention on those residential roads. One Conyers man is urging drivers to slow down on his street, and he's getting commissioners and the sheriff's office involved to help. More>>

'Vampire Diaries' star sinks his teeth into classic drama Video included

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It's one of the great plays in history, featuring some of the most complex characters ever created.  And now "A Streetcar Named Desire" is making a stop at one of the country's most innovative theatre companies, located here in Georgia. More>>

WATCH: KSU Owls get down in weight room Video included

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How can you forget the movie Remember the Titans? Well… the Titans have nothing on the Kennesaw State football team! More>>

Casting Call: June 10 Video included

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Check out the Good Day Atlanta Casting Call for the week of June 10!  More>>

'Jump' into action at new Johns Creek trampoline park Video included

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Every Wednesday night on Fox 5 Atlanta, men and women put their brains and brawn to the test on "Bullseye" -- the reality competition show that literally turns contestants into darts aiming for the bulleye on a target!  More>>

Snellville's Archery Learning Center hits the mark with new technology Video included

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The warmer weather this time of year means many things -- cookouts, lazy afternoons at the pool, and for folks at the Archery Learning Center, it means outdoor shooting season! More>>

Falcons rookies visit children in the hospital

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Some Atlanta Falcons players helped to brighten the day for some children in the hospital Monday. More>>

Starbucks celebrates Frappuccino's 20th anniversary with six new flavors

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It's been a good few months for Frappuccino lovers. More>>

Ore. couple renews vows at hospital Video included

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The cardiac unit at OHSU in Portland, Oregon has seen its share of life-and-death struggles. On Sunday, in the midst of one of these struggles, doctors and nurses took time to celebrate the life and love of one special patient. More>>

Expert decorating tips from the Cake Boss

Buddy Valastro, star of the hit show Cake Boss, stops by Good Day Atlanta with pro tips to spruce up a cake for your dad this Father's Day.  More>>

Stem cell injections for pets Video included

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Most pet owners will tell you, they would do whatever it takes to help their four legged family member if they're injured.  More>>

Teen completes 57-mile walk carrying brother on back

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A Michigan teen who last year walked 40 miles carrying his brother on his back to raise awareness for cerebral palsy has wrapped up an even longer trek with his sibling. More>>

Pit bull population growing in DeKalb Co. Video included

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Last week 150 homeless dogs were taken in by the DeKalb animal services.  More>>

Ill. man, 91, fulfills bucket list wish Video included

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A 91-year-old man has checked another wish off his bucket list.It's a pretty unusual request, but this great-grandfather says he just wanted to mash through a garage door in a car."It was thrilling to get to do it after all these years, which I never thought would happen,” said Walter Thomas.Thomas' family helped orchestrate the stunt. They found an old car at a junk yard and a garage their friends were set to demolish anyway."It was like breaking a wooden box. Sort of a crash, crunch. Pieces... More>>

Fla. soldier surprises daughter at graduation

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It was a graduation she won't soon forget in Coral Gables, Florida. More>>

How to lower your property assessment

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This is the time of year you can file an appeal of your property tax assessment, but you've only got 45 days to get your appeal filed before you lose all your rights until next year.  More>>

92-year-old Calif. woman completes marathon

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Running into the record books… A 92-year-old cancer survivor has completed a marathon. More>>

PAWS Atlanta offers camps for kids

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If your children love animals, there's a unique camp you might want to consider. PAWS Atlanta, a no-kill animal welfare shelter in Decatur, offers a camp the lets kids interact with animals while learning responsible pet ownership. Each camp day includes a lesson on humane education, a workshop from a veterinarian or animal expert and several hands-on animal lessons designed to foster a special appreciation for animals. The camp provides a behind-the-scenes experience at PAWS Atlanta. There a... More>>

Recipes from Atlanta Food and Wine Festival

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One of the largest culinary events of the South is taking place in Atlanta this weekend.  More>>

Move It Monday: 'Her Fitness' in Canton Video included

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Did you load up on extra calories this weekend leading up to Memorial Day? No worries, this Monday we continue to get you moving. More>>

NC college graduation held inside hospital for new mother Video included

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A college graduation commencement ceremony was held inside a North Carolina hospital over the weekend. More>>

Michigan family welcomes 13th son

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Talk about a full house! The Schwandt parents, from Michigan, first gained national attention for having 12 sons. They're now celebrating lucky number thirteen. More>>

All about biscuits: recipes from Jackie Garvin

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Jackie Garvin has been on a quest to find the perfect biscuit recipe. She found it, along with dozens of other biscuit recipes! They are all showcased in her new cookbook.  More>>

Making some noise at Duluth's K1 Speed Indoor Go-Kart Racing Video included

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It's an exciting month for NASCAR fans, as Charlotte Motor Speedway prepares for the 10 Days of Thunder. This weekend is the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race (May 16th), followed by the Coca-Cola 600 on May 24. More>>

Marietta Greek Festival recipe

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It's three jam-packed days of food, fun and festive entertainment. The Marietta Greek Festival is back for its 25th year! More>>

Boy decorates cake for a great cause

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A Las Vegas boy with muscular dystrophy gets the chance to decorate a very special cake at Carlo's Bakery, home of the famous Cake Boss. More>>

Superheroes visit sick children at hospital

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Pediatric health care reached new heights at one South Carolina hospital. More>>

WATCH: Soldier surprises family at zoo Video included

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A trip to a Minnesota zoo proved to be quite memorable for one soldier's family. More>>

WATCH: Katie Beasley's baby announcement

We have some BIG news! Our FOX 5 family is growing... Good Day Atlanta's Katie Beasley announced Tuesday morning she's expecting her first child.  Watch her exciting announcement and find out what she's having!  More>>

Remodeling projects that pay you back

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Real estate expert John Adams says now is a good time to remodel for many homeowners. More>>

Surf's Up At Lake Lanier For Weekend "Southern Surfest" Video included

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Surf's up this weekend at Lake Lanier for the second annual Southern Surfest -- and if you're ever been interested in wakesurfing, this is place to be. Last year's two-day Southern Surfest brought together eight boats, more than 60 boards, and dozens of riders -- and, of course, some More>>

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How to 'spot a fake' in a high-end consignment shop Video included

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You are in the consignment shop, looking for a great deal on designer goods - but how do you know those goods are the 'real deal'? The consignment community is growing in Atlanta - and we want to help you be a savvy shopper! More>>

Johns Creek High student wins national contest Video included

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Jack Somers of Johns Creek is getting national recognition for winning a t-shirt slogan competition.The Johns Creek High School sophomore is an honors student, who plays on the lacrosse and football teams .Acting on a suggestion from his chemistry teacher, 16-year-old Somers came up with the slogan for a competition sponsored by national clothing chain H M and the Mentor Foundation USA. More>>

New Atlanta Botanical Garden location blooms in Gainesville

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The Atlanta Botanical Garden is opening a second location in Gainesville to serve North Georgia. More>>

Effort to repair potholes slowed by wet weather

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DeKalb County is wrapping up April's Pothole Palooza campaign. Its goal was to beat last year's record and fill more than 1,000 pot holes. But April showers put a bit of a dent in the plan.
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Want to be an Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader? Video included

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Atlanta Falcons prepare for the 2015 cheerleader auditions and encourage enthusiastic women with dance/cheer backgrounds with a positive attitude and winning smile to audition. Today on Good Day Atlanta Cheerleader Nicole and choreographer, Jakene Ashford stopped by to discuss the weekend's auditions with anchor Karen Graham More>>

Warmer Weather Brings Crawfish Boils Back To Henry's Video included

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It's a very special time of the year at Henry's Louisiana Grill -- crawfish season! And right now, restaurant patrons can get a taste of a Louisiana tradition just by driving to Acworth. Henry's Crawfish Boils take place every Wednesday night at 500 p.m. through the rest of the More>>

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