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Three-piece suit football back in action Video included

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It's Super Bowl weekend...and that means time for the big game! And no, we're not talking about the professional one with the guys in helmet and pads. We're talking about dapper gentlemen (and gentle-women) of Three Piece Suit Football! More>>

Super Bowl fun facts

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Super Bowl Sunday is a game of numbers - the player stats, the ad sales and the cost of putting it on.  But it's also a big day for everyday folks to spend money, too.  More>>

Good Day Viewer Information: January 30, 2015

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Pike Nurseries: Landscaping your mailbox

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If you spend time tending to your lawn and garden, then why not give a little love to your mailbox? After all, it is the first thing people will see as they arrive to your home! Here are some easy and inexpensive ways to decorate your mailbox and give it some “pizzazz” to connect it to your overall outdoor décor! More>>

Winter comfort food recipes

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Nothing cures the winter blues better than a nice warm pot of soup, stew or chili. Common Quarter Executive Chef Jeffrey Garnder shares the recipe to one of his signature winter comfort dishes - Red Wine Braised Pot Roast. More>>

Local man on mission to "Save Tara" Video included

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The last time you saw Tara, it was on-screen, proudly standing on its red Georgia clay (a.k.a. Hollywood sound-stage) and welcoming Scarlett O'Hara back home. Today, the iconic home from Gone With The Wind really is on Georgia clay -- albeit not quite with the splendor seen in the Technicolor film. More>>

Curb your sugar cravings Video included

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It's right there in front of you, calling your name.  But you're trying to be good!  So what can you do? More>>

Elderly drivers on the road Video included

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It's a tough issue for many families, when is it time to take away the car keys of an elderly driver? More>>

Bill would change eligibility date for kindergarten students Video included

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Parents are voicing a growing concern over a new bill that would change cutoff date for kindergarten students, but the state's top educators say it is a wise move. More>>

Good Day Viewer Information: January 29, 2015

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Z-Pak linked to potential heart trouble for some Video included

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It's prescribed thousands of times a day in Georgia. A popular antibiotic called Z-Pak is used to treat everything from zinus to respiratory infections. However, the FDA warns the drug may be linked to rare heart rhythm problems.  More>>

Casting Call: January 28 Video included

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Check out the Good Day Atlanta Casting Call for the week of January 28.  More>>

Credit card perks Video included

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These days a credit card is more than a way to pay.  That plastic in your pocket offers so many perks.  Discover has the Cash Over program that basically lets you use your credit card as a debit card.  
 
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Voice of Hawks: 30 seasons and counting Video included

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As the long time radio voice of the Atlanta Hawks, Steve Holman is living his dream.  More>>

New year, new start at Cumming's 'No Longer Bound' Video included

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Local men making a resolution this year to fight back against addiction have a powerful ally in a Cumming drug and alcohol program. More>>

Georgia Aquarium's 'Aquanaut Adventure' challenges budding scientists Video included

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Do you have what it takes to become an Aquanaut? Do you even know what an Aquanaut is? The newest attraction at Georgia Aquarium will answer those questions in just 45 minutes!  More>>

2015 tax time changes Video included

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It’s hard to keep up, so we are checking in with enrolled agent Bill Nemeth about 2015 tax time changes you need to know about.   More>>

Pilot defies all odds, makes history

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A woman has defied all odds by flying a plane despite being born without any arms. More>>

Forsyth Co. couple pushing for new law after son dies at bar Video included

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A Forsyth County couple is fighting for a new law that would crack down on bars and restaurants that sell alcohol. More>>

Possible $44 billion cuts in prescription drugs Video included

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With the high cost of prescription drugs, some patients have to choose between filling the prescription or putting food on the table. But a new class of drugs is expected to make pricey prescriptions more affordable. More>>

Bring color and life to your garden

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Most often, when we think of color in our garden, we imagine the spring and summer seasons.  More>>

World champion sculptors 'slice through ice' for kids Video included

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A team of ice sculptors from Atlanta traveled to Fairbanks, Alaska and won a world championship! Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken had the chance to hang out with one of the artists Thursday morning on the FOX 5 Weather Deck.   More>>

Tips on how to weigh yourself Video included

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Weighing yourself when you're on a diet can be tricky. So, how can you track your weight without getting fixated on the scale? The FOX Medical Team's Beth Galvin has more. More>>

Showing respect for a funeral procession: tradition vs. law Video included

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It's a proud, long-time, southern tradition. During a funeral procession, drivers will slow down, or pull off to the shoulder as a show of respect.  More>>

Here's why you buy the extended warranty Video included

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Retailers love to sell extended warranties on TVs and appliances because they're money makers. But often, for the consumer, they’re a waste of money.  More>>

Shoppers travel near and far to ride Thrifting Atlanta Bus Video included

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Thrift shopping has become all the rage in recent years. People are figuring out how to buy a lot, but spend a little. Good Day Atlanta's Karen Graham met a woman who is taking thrifting to a new level. More>>

Trainer saves life of trooper after heart attack Video included

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A Cherokee County personal trainer saved the life of a Georgia State trooper when he suffered a heart attack while working out. More>>

Casting Call: January 21 Video included

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Good Day Atlanta's Casting Call for January 21, 2015.  More>>

Atlanta's Loren Lott wows 'Idol' judges, heads to Hollywood Video included

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Good Day Atlanta first met Loren Lott (and heard her sing the Whitney Houston/Mariah Carey duet "When You Believe") way back in February of 2013, during a profile of local vocal coach Tara Simon. She was just a bubbly voice student then.  Now...she's going to Hollywood! More>>

Facebook blamed for a third of divorce cases

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Facebook is a great place to connect with friends, but it's also a great place to disconnect with a spouse. New research shows the popular social media website plays a role in as many as one-third of divorces. More>>

Young stroke survivor finds strength in running Video included

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A Sandy Springs man gets his life back on track after a major stroke derailed his career when he was in his early thirties.  More>>

Happy campers ready for Georgia's largest RV show Video included

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Millions of dollars worth of RVs are on display this weekend at the Atlanta Camping & RV Show.  More>>

Winter-proof your workout: cold weather training tips Video included

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Getting in your regular workout is challenging when it's bone-chilling cold outside. Throw on too many layers and you'll be swimming in sweat, but if you go too light, you'll be freezing! So, how can you find that happy medium? The FOX Medical Team's Beth Galvin has some advice.  More>>

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy honored at Civil Rights Center Video included

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It's a day when people take time to celebrate the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and there's no better place to learn about Dr. King's mission than Atlanta's Center for Civil and Human Rights. More>>

All Aboard! Model Railroad Show Arrives In Norcross Video included

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Model train and railroad enthusiasts will descend on Norcross this weekend, bringing with them some of the most incredible model sets and train artifacts ever collected. The 48th Atlanta Model Train and Railroadiana Show will be held this Saturday (January 17th) from 9am to 4pm at the More>>

Student Cuts Monthly Student Loan Payment $800

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School loan debt now outpaces credit card debt. A little known program that too few students access helps cut loan payments significantly.
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Casting Call: January 14 Video included

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Here is Good Day Atlanta's Casting Call for January 14th. More>>

Georgia's top boat show returns Video included

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With the chilly temperatures outside, there's no better place to dream about warm weather and fun in the sun than at the 52nd Atlanta Boat Show. More>>

Tips to organize your closet

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If it takes you thirty minutes to put together one outfit, it's time to reorganize your closet. If just the thought of doing that overwhelms you, Laura Ray with "Organize Atlanta" has to helpful tips to get you started. More>>

Growth creating traffic concerns in Barrow County Video included

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There are good things and bad things that come with a growing community. People living in Barrow County love the new developments being built along SR-316, but they are not as excited about the traffic moving their way. More>>

Expert: how to spot a weight loss scam Video included

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When it comes to dieting most of us would love a quick fix, but if that weight loss plan sounds too good to be true... it probably is!  More>>

FOX 5 viewer celebrates 106th birthday

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Wednesday marked a very special day for one FOX 5 viewer. Nina Willis celebrated her 106th birthday!  More>>

Troubled Mr. Transmission franchise Video included

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Getting a car transmission replaced or rebuilt is costly. Even more so if you don't get what you expect you're getting.  FOX 5 viewer Mary Wyatt not only suspected that happened, but a judge ordered a local Mr. Transmission franchise to repay her. That was March.  She finally came to the FOX 5 I-Team for help. More>>

Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken sits down with the stars of 'Empire' Video included

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The show everybody's talking about returns Wednesday night on FOX 5 and if last week's episode was any indication, expect some major fireworks in episode two.
 
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PHOTOS: National Dress Up Your Pet Day

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It's not just any Wednesday. It's National Dress Up Your Pet Day and we're looking for YOUR pet's trendiest pics! More>>

SUV, truck sales jump

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For the first time in years, SUVs and trucks are flying off new and used car lots.  More>>

Tips for younger looking skin Video included

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You can blame it on our genes, too much sun or that date on our driver's license, but a lot of us are noticing our skin just isn't what it used to be. Check out these simple ways to turn back the clock.  More>>

Reducing your property tax bill

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If you own any real estate in the state of Georgia, you've got a property tax bill coming your way. It's going to happen, sometime this year, probably around the first week in June. And when it happens, you'll probably wish you had done something ahead of time to make the amount of that tax bill tax smaller. Real estate expert John Adams stops by Good Day Atlanta with more. More>>

On the mend: Natalie Jo Eaton's story Video included

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Natalie Jo Eaton feels both unlucky and blessed, at the same time. The 19-year-old, from Harrisburg, Arkansas, made headlines when she was badly hurt in a bizarre accident at a college party. More>>

Move It Monday: Fit To Be

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From transforming living space to transforming bodies, Julie White changed course in her forties. Now, she's helping women get back their pre-baby bodies and showing women they can look fabulous after 50-years-old! More>>

Taking a spin at Centennial Olympic Park's ice skating rink Video included

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The mention of "ice" strikes fear in the heart of many Atlantans after last year's double-whammy of winter storms. But at Centennial Olympic Park's ice skating rink, the only thing to fear is taking a tumble in front of your friends! More>>

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