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Retired football star dedicates life to helping communities in need

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Former University of Florida quarterback Danny Wuerffel leads Desire Street Ministries, working to revitalize urban areas across the country.
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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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Chef gives heavy holiday side dishes a makeover Video included

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We challenged Nancy Waldeck, a healthy cooking chef at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, to slim down two of the heaviest Thanksgiving side
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Taking a ride on Macy's 'Pink Pig' with some very special passengers Video included

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It's been an Atlanta tradition for more than 50 years, but did you know that when you ride the Macy's Pink Pig, you're doing a world of good for some very special kids? More>>

VIDEO: Potato peeling tip goes wrong Video included

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Many of us have Thanksgiving dinner on our minds and according to one YouTube video a great way to save time in the kitchen is peeling potatoes with a drill.The video, “How To Peel Potatoes Quickly,” says it's very simple to peel potatoes in less than one minute. It says all you need is a cordless drill, a toilet brush, a bucket of water and somewhere outside with access to water.The video says after spinning for about 50 seconds, your potatoes are “nicely cleaned and ready to cook.” A succes... More>>

Thanksgiving travelers concerned over winter weather threat Video included

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The threat of wintry weather has travelers concerned about their Thanksgiving plans.
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FOX 5 reporters roll up sleeves, cook for Thanksgiving feast

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Thanksgiving just isn't Thanksgiving without the feast, and that's why the Atlanta Community Food Bank enlisted the help of the FOX 5 family to feed those in need.
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Good Day Atlanta "Talks Turkey" with The Cook's Warehouse

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Haven't chosen the perfect bird for your Thanksgiving feast yet? You're almost out of time! Thankfully, we've got some helpful hints from The Cook's Warehouse owner Mary Moore.  More>>

Contractors and neighbors go to mediation Video included

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Some Fairburn neighbors are not feeling very neighborly these days. There are lawsuits and counter-suits against one another over remodeling jobs that all parties agree were never completed.
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Dr. E. on Thanksgiving stress

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Doctor Erik A. Fisher has some advice on how to deal with Thanksgiving stress. More>>

Six Flags Over Georgia extends season for holiday celebration Video included

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Just weeks ago, Six Flags Over Georgia was the home to zombies and ghouls during its annual Fright Fest celebration. Now, Santa Claus is taking over! More>>

Hot toys this holiday season Video included

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It's Thanksgiving week and for many of us that means the start of holiday shopping!
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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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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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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>>

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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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>>

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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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>>

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>>

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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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!
    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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    Wake up with Buck weekday mornings on Good Day Atlanta, where he co-anchors with Gurvir Dhindsa from 7-9 a.m.  Buck joined FOX 5 Atlanta in 1998.
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    Former Atlanta Braves All-Star player Ron Gant has joined the FOX 5 team as co-anchor of Good Day Atlanta.
    Former Atlanta Braves All-Star player Ron Gant has joined the FOX 5 team as co-anchor of Good Day Atlanta. That's right; the former #5 is now on FOX 5! You can wake up with Ron every weekday morning at 6 a.m. and 7 a.m.
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