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DEALCHICKEN | A $400 Restaurant.com gift card for $40

DEALCHICKEN | A $400 Restaurant.com gift card for $40

ATLANTA -- There are only a few days left to take advantage of a huge DealChicken deal -- a $400 Restaurant.com e-gift card for only $40.

All DealChicken members are invited to save $360 on $400 worth of food. The gift card can be used in denominations of $10, $25, $50, $75 or $100 at more than 18,000 restaurants nationwide.

Additionally, 10 percent of proceeds will be given to the Dan Marino Foundation, which serves children with autism and other special needs.

DealChicken offers both local and national daily deals on dining, services and travel. Learn more and sign up at www.dealchicken.com.

WEEKEND EVENTS | BaconFest, Open House and the Mother Clucker Fried Chicken Fest

WEEKEND EVENTS | BaconFest, Open House and the Mother Clucker Fried Chicken Fest

ATLANTA - It's spring break and most of the city has run from the beach or the mountains. The weekend forecast calls for bright skies and everyone left in the city will be soaking up the sun. Check out some of the events being held around the city.

Come out to Dad's Garage for live music, games and BACON! The 12th Annual BaconFest will be held on Saturday, March 31 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Inman Park theatre. BaconFest! is a celebration chock-ful-of bacon, PBR and Ale Yeah! beer; the event, also, features a silent auction, a wheelchair obstacle course and performances by Darling Norman. Tickets to BaconFest start out at $25 and are on sale to all Atlantans who are 21 and older. BaconFest will be held outside in the parking lots of Dad's Garage Theatre in Inman Park at 280 Elizabeth Street, Suite C- 101. Attendees are encouraged to take MARTA. 

Atlanta breaks another pollen count record

ATLANTA -- Friday marks the 15th consecutive day Atlanta's pollen count has topped 1000, a new record. Friday's figure is 1275, high for mulberry, oak, pine and sycamore trees.

Metro unemployment exceeds Hall rate in Feb.

Metro unemployment exceeds Hall rate in Feb.

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate declined to nine percent in February.

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate is down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 9.1 percent in January.

In Hall County, the jobless rate was 7.6 percent in February.

Statewide, Georgia's February seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined for the seventh consecutive month to 9.1 percent -- the lowest rate since March of 2009, when it was also 9.1 percent.

Metro Dalton had the state's highest area unemployment rate at 12.3 percent. Metro Athens had the lowest area rate at seven percent.

What would you do with $500M?

What would you do with $500M?

ATLANTA -- We're still reeling over the Georgia Lottery's announcement that Friday's Mega Millions jackpot has reached a record $500 million.

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And it got us thinking -- what would you do with the money if you won? Half a billion dollars is almost unfathomable -- do you know what you'd do with all that money?

Falcons keep C McClure

Flowery Branch, GA (Sports Network) - The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with center Todd McClure on a one-year contact.

Originally selected by the Falcons in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft, McClure is the longest tenured current Falcon.

In 2011, McClure started all 13 games that he appeared in. The 6-foot-1, 296- pounder set a franchise record with 144 consecutive starts from 2002-10.

 

2 arrested in Puff n' Stuff robbery

2 arrested in Puff n' Stuff robbery

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Two young men from Flowery Branch have been arrested for robbing the Puff n' Stuff Smoke Shop in Cumming.

Elmer Mathews, 17, and John Poss, 21, were taken into custody Monday and charged with armed robbery.

Police said one of the men worked at Puff n' Stuff and collaborated with the other man, who acted as the gunman, to rob the store.

Mathews and Poss were taken to the Forysth County Detention Center upon their arrest.