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ADOPT A PET: Meet Lindsay

ADOPT A PET: Meet Lindsay

ATLANTA - If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers but adopting a companion for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

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Sunday rains prompt flood watches

ATLANTA -- Rains moving through north Georgia have prompted flood watches into the mountains Sunday afternoon, and could continue to create problems into Monday morning.

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The watch stretches from extreme Norrthwest Georgia down south into Cherokee County.

The band of heavier rain to the west will slowly make its way into west Georgia by afternoon. Ahead of that main line, there will be just a few off and on showers. Once the main line comes in, we will see good rain amounts through Monday and even into early Tuesday. We expect between 1-3 inches of rain with some higher amounts in some localized areas.

Small Business Saturday encourages shopping local

(WXIA) - Sandwiched between the shopping bonanzas that most consumers are familiar with this time of year - Black Friday and Cyber Monday - comes Small Business Saturday.

The effort was created by American Express last year, and was geared toward getting shoppers to patronize small businesses in their own communities, as opposed to only going to the "big box" or mass retailers.

Metro Atlanta unemployment exceeds Forsyth rate in October

Metro Atlanta unemployment exceeds Forsyth rate in October

ATLANTA -- A key economic indicator appears to be headed in the right direction in Metro Atlanta. 

The region's preliminary unemployment rate dropped down to 9.9 percent in October. It was 10.2 percent a month earlier as well as in October 2010. 

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Statewide, the seasonally adjusted jobless rate dipped slightly to 10.2 percent as Georgians snatched up roughly 26,500 new jobs. The Georgia Department of Labor said most those jobs were in service-related industries like trade, transportation, education and health services.

Metro Athens had the state's lowest unemployment rate in October at 7.5 percent. Metro Dalton had the highest at 12.7 percent.

Forsyth County's unemployment rate was 7.7 percent in October.

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Black Friday mall hours across Metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- 11Alive News has compiled a list of all the region's major malls and their hours for Black Friday and this weekend.

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Individual stores may offer special hours.

Arbor Place
6700 Douglas Blvd.
Douglasville, GA 30135
770.947.4245
- Black Friday - 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Saturday - 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Sunday - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

LOCAL PROFILE: Side Dishes with Chef Jason Hill

 

ATLANTA – Recently, the Where U Live Team spoke with Chef Jason Hill, owner of Inman Park eatery, Wisteria about a couple of his favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. He and Executive Chef Walker Brown explained the dishes and the inspiration behind them.

Hill suggested the Collard Greens and Corn Pudding for people who want to bring a flavorful and exciting dish to their, respective, Thanksgiving dinner. In the video above, Hill walks viewers through preparation of these dishes and the recipes are listed, below.

 

Corn Pudding:

Ingredients:

3/4 cup rice flour

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

4 cups corn, cut from the cob or frozen, thawed

1/4 cup buttermilk

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, additional for the baking dish

2 large eggs, separated

2 ounces Asiago cheese (1 cup shredded)

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Army Corps limits water flow from Lake Lanier

Army Corps limits water flow from Lake Lanier

ATLANTA -- The flow of water from a reservoir that serves much of Metro Atlanta will be restricted as a conservation step during an ongoing drought.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Wednesday that it will cut the flow of water from the dam at Lake Lanier from 750 cubic feet per second to 650 cubic feet per second. Army Corps spokesman Pat Robbins said the goal is to save water in case the drought gets worse.

If more water is available in Lake Lanier, more can be released later on to supplement river systems.

Georgia officials asked for the conservation step earlier this month.

Army officials said they evaluated information from Georgia authorities and determined that decreasing the flow of water into the Chattahoochee River will not harm the environment.