Our network

Shopping & Services

Belk Charity Sale to take place this weekend

Belk Charity Sale to take place this weekend

ATLANTA -- When the Belk Charity Sale returns to Metro Atlanta, everybody wins.

Bargain hunters love the annual event because it allows them to take advantage of some great pre-holiday shopping deals, and the community benefits because money raised by the event goes directly to local charities and schools.

The Belk Charity Sale is a four-hour in-store event offering discounts of 20 to 70 percent off certain items. It will take place on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

"Belk is committed to being involved in our communities and supporting causes important to our customers," said Jessica Graham, vice president of communications and community relations for Belk. "Each Belk Charity Sale offers us the opportunity to reach thousands of nonprofits across our footprint and to help them raise much-needed funds."

Paula Deen Visits Woodstock's BJ's Wholesale

Paula Deen Visits Woodstock's BJ's Wholesale

It is not everyday that an American icon comes to Woodstock which made today very exciting for local Paula Deen fans.  Paula-fever was in the air!  Fans such as 11 year old Hunter Ongeri began arriving hours in advance to make sure they got to meet their idol.  With her southern charm and no-nonsense approach, Paula has become a fan favorite for both kids and adults.  Paula and her husband, Michael, arrived at Woodstock's BJ's about 4:30pm this beautiful Sunday afternoon in a custom tour bus that could not be missed.  Paula's image adorns the huge bus along with a picture of her latest book, "Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible."  Paula, not one to sit still, had a book signing earlier in the day in Greenville, SC.

Someone in Georgia could become a millionaire

Someone in Georgia could become a millionaire

ATLANTA -- Saturday's Powerball drawing could net one person an estimated $105 million.

Powerball tickets are $1 each.

Winners receive two payment options -- a cash option of about $65 million or the jackpot paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments.

The largest Powerball jackpot in history was $365 million, paid to a Nebraska winner on Feb. 18, 2006.

Georgia Lottery

Coca-Cola Freestyle coming to Five Guys

Coca-Cola Freestyle coming to Five Guys

ATLANTA -- Five Guys has become the largest restaurant chain to sign up for the Coca-Cola Freestyle dispenser system.

The burger chain will begin installing two Coca-Cola Freestyle fountains in all company-owned restaurant locations across the country next month.

Five Guys has about 875 restaurants across the United States and Canada. It began testing Coke's Freestyle system in the Atlanta market, home to 24 of its restaurant locations, in 2010.

The touch screen-operated Freestyle lets consumers create their own personal and customized drinks, dispensing more than 100 sparkling and still beverage brands from one machine.

Firehouse Subs also recently adopted the Freestyle for its restaurants.

That's a "lotto" dough: Mega Millions surpasses $100 million

That's a "lotto" dough: Mega Millions surpasses $100 million

ATLANTA -- Georgia Lottery players have the opportunity to collect a hefty prize from Friday's Mega Millions drawing.

It only takes $1 to try for an estimated $113 million jackpot, which will go to a single annuity winner.

Any lucky Mega Millions player who matches all five white ball numbers and the Mega Ball number could win about $4.3 million for 26 years or a single payment of approximately $82 million.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Mega Millions benefit education in the state.

OSHA, MUST Ministries partnership to benefit those in need

OSHA, MUST Ministries partnership to benefit those in need

SMYRNA, Ga. -- A new Metro Atlanta alliance could possibly put several Georgians back to work before the end of the year.

On Sept. 26, representatives from MUST Ministries and the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration signed an agreement to launch a new training program for out-of-work residents of Cherokee and Cobb counties. This is only the second such partnership that OSHA's Atlanta-West Area office has entered.

This alliance will create a 10-hour general workplace safety course related to seasonal jobs, including warehouse work and stocking. The course will be held Oct. 24-26; OSHA and Must Ministries plan to launch a similar course in February to focus on summertime construction jobs.

The goal of these courses is to provide the unemployed with access to training resources, according to OSHA area director Andre Richards.

Introducing DealChicken -- and cheap airport parking

Introducing DealChicken -- and cheap airport parking

ATLANTA -- DealChicken Atlanta has officially hatched.

What is DealChicken? Read all about it here.

And what is DealChicken Atlanta's first-ever deal? It's something that will come in handy to nearly every Metro Atlanta resident at one time or another -- deeply discounted parking for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

For today only, DealChicken members can pay $11 for three days of parking and shuttle service at Atlanta Park'N Ticket. That's 67 percent off the regular price of $33.