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The holidays are here and so are long to-do lists, your brother and his 4 kids, plus cocktail parties all in a row.

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LOCAL PROFILE: Turkey Day Fitness Tips

 

ATLANTA – Next week marks the start of the season many of us look forward to, year round. People love this season, dubbed “the most wonderful time of the year”, for a number of reasons. For children it could be the toys and gifts they receive or the annual visit to Grandma’s house. Or for adults it could be the abundant holiday cheer or the abundant holiday food it's okay to consume for the mere sake of the holiday. For some, the holidays can be too cheery and many end up heavier than they were before they started. 

Was the holiday food really worth a holiday gut? Think again.

Many people struggle with this issue, year in and year out. Some go on crash diets before the holiday or workout until they’re fatigued to “make room” for their Thanksgiving Feast but Amy Henry at FORUM Fitness in Buckhead thinks they’re all “wasting their time”.

Trashed ticket leads to $250,000 lottery win

Trashed ticket leads to $250,000 lottery win

 

ATLANTA – A Dawsonville man’s trash turned into his treasure. Andrew Hunter, 24, won $250,000 after playing Mega Millions with winnings from a tossed ticket.

“I didn’t realize you could win $3 for matching one number plus the Mega Ball,” he said. “I pulled it out of the trash and cashed it in for three more tickets.”

One of those tickets landed him $250,000 from Tuesday’s drawing.

“I would have never bought that ticket if I hadn’t pulled the other ticket out of the trash,” he said. “I don’t think it’s really hit me yet.”

A server at Taco Mac in Cumming, Hunter plans to invest most of his prize.

Winning numbers for the drawing were: 3-6-24-30-33 and the Mega Ball was 21.

Quik Trip #0841, located at 1655 Buford Highway in Cumming, sold the lucky Quik Pik ticket.

National BBQ Cup Competition

National BBQ Cup Competition
The National BBQ Cup is this Weekend

The National BBQ Cup to be the Largest KCBS Contest Ever in Georgia

 

Cumming, GA, November 16, 2011 – The National BBQ Cup will be held this weekend, Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19, at the City of Cumming Fairgrounds in Cumming, GA.


It's much more than just BBQ too.  Lots of entertainment & fun.  Read more for details ...

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Academy Sports + Outdoors - Grand Opening Event

Academy Sports + Outdoors - Grand Opening Event
Academy Sports Grand Opening Event

From the looks of their Grand Opening Event Flyer Academy Sports knows how to make an entrance!

There are great prizes, giveaways, appearances, freebies and more this weekend.  Here are some highlights to make note of:


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At least 5 killed in Southeast storms

YORK, S.C. -- Search teams combed through rural South Carolina on Thursday morning after a storm swept through the Southeast, killing five people and causing injuries in several states.

At least three people died and five others were taken to hospitals after a storm hit York County in South Carolina, according to the sheriff's office.

"This is considered a search-and-rescue operation at this time," said Lt. Mike Baker of the county sheriff's office.

The county coroner's office said authorities are unsure whether the number of deaths will go up.

A fourth person died in Forsyth County, Georgia, when a tree fell on a car, the fire department said.

Visit our Weather Blog for LIVE Weather Updates

Visit our Weather Blog for LIVE Weather Updates

 

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for Northwesten Cobb County and Paulding County until 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Weather and warnings are going off all over the greaert metro area.  Please visit 11alive.com for most up to date info and also visit our weather blog at WizArmy.11Alive.com