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Veteran Savings in Cumming GA & Forsyth County

Veteran Savings in Cumming GA & Forsyth County

Both national chains and local businesses are saying "thanks" to Veteran's today with savings, discounts and freebies on everything from meals, to play and even retail purchases.

Celebrate with your Veteran at one of these local business .... read more.

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Freeze warning issued for much of Metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- With temperatures expected to dip down to the high 20s overnight, a freeze warning has been issued for large portions of Metro Atlanta.

WEATHER BLOG: Winds, Freeze and Sunshine

The freeze warning affects Barrow, Butts, Clayton, DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Newton, Pike, Putnam, Rockdale, Spalding, Upson and Walton counties.

It will be in effect from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. Friday.

Residents are reminded to bring their outdoor pets and plants inside and to wrap their pipes.

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

ATLANTA, Ga. – Thanksgiving is traditionally a holiday reserved for fellowship with family and friends. Most of us enjoy a huge meal, fight through the subsequent stomachache, hang with your favorite cousins and watch football, however, everyone doesnt enjoy turkey day in the same fashion. Some families have unique traditions that may not be consistent with, what we would call an average Thanksgiving. So, if you’re looking to change-up your routine, check out some of the ideas the “Where U Live” team put together.   

Earthquake rattles northwest Georgia residents

Earthquake rattles northwest Georgia residents

DALTON, Ga. -- A small earthquake rattled buildings and stunned residents in northwest Georgia during lunch time on Wednesday.

The epicenter of the magnitude 2.7 quake, which occurred at 11:44 a.m., was centered one mile west of Dalton or 77 miles north of Atlanta, states the U.S. Geological Survey.

"These relatively small earthquakes are not that rare, but they are exciting when they do occur," said Julian Gray, Curator of the Tellus Science Museum in nearby Cartersville.

No inital reports of damage had been reported by early afternoon.

"I left the coffee shop and the next thing I know is I nearly lost my balance," states Sherm Johnson of nearby South Dixie Road in Dalton. "I thought it was a low flying jet's engines."

"This area has periodic minor earthquakes such as this one" every five to ten years, Gray added.

This quake originated 3.2 miles below the ground's surface.

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West Forsyth High School creates film "Are You Aware" and leads an Autism Awareness campaign

West Forsyth High School creates film "Are You Aware" and leads an Autism Awareness campaign

 

Forsyth - “Are You Aware?” a film written and directed by Kaden Ochocki and Trevor White, seniors at West Forsyth High School, under the direction of broadcast instructor John White, will had its world premier at the ReelAbilities ALT Disabilities Film Festival closing event on October 6, 2011.

“Are You Aware?” promotes autism awareness for “typical” students who encounter students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the school environment. The documentary is designed to provide a better understanding of the challenges and triumphs facing students living with ASD.

"We are very excited to showcase talented young filmmakers who have taken on the challenging issues around autism in their school and created an inspiring and motivating film," stated Judy Marx, director of ReelAbilities ATL.

Veterans eat for free at Applebee's

Veterans eat for free at Applebee's

ATLANTA -- Applebee's expects to serve more than one million free meals to veterans and active duty military this Veterans Day.

This is the third year in a row that the Kansas City, Mo.-based chain restaurant has held its Thank You Movement to show appreciation for the brave men and women who serve our country.

And part of that movement includes allowing members of the military to eat for free on Friday, Nov. 11.

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Active duty military members and veterans can receive their free food from 11 a.m. to midnight.

Metro Atlanta Applebee's locations include:

Athens
* 2226 West Broad Street

FORSYTH CO.: Man held ex hostage

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- An hours-long standoff has ended near Lake Lanier.

Forsyth County Sheriff Capt. Tim House said a woman called 911 early Tuesday to report that her ex, Matthew Scott Whelchel, had beaten her up. She said he was holding her hostage at a home on the 5700 block of Burruss Mill Road.

Negotiators spent hours trying to get Whelchel to come outside. They eventually entered the home at about 10 a.m., tased him and took him into custody. Whelchel was booked into the Forsyth County Detention Center.

His ex-girlfiend was taken to a local hospital for treatment.