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Simon malls announce Black Friday hours

Simon malls announce Black Friday hours

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta's Simon malls have released their hours for the busiest shopping weekend of the year.

Certain malls will also hold special events and giveaways on Black Friday.

Gwinnett Place, Duluth
Friday, Nov. 25: 4 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 26: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Lenox Square, Buckhead
Friday, Nov. 25: 4 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 26: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Santa is coming to Metro Atlanta's Simon malls

Santa is coming to Metro Atlanta's Simon malls

ATLANTA -- Halloween is over, which means it's time to deck the halls and make way for Santa Claus.

Old Saint Nick will be ushered into Atlanta-area Simon malls with fanfare and family-friendly activities in the coming weeks.

Gwinnett Place (2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth)
Santa will arrive at noon on Saturday, Nov. 19.
Photos with Santa: Daily, Nov. 19 through Saturday, Dec. 24.

Lenox Square (3393 Peachtree Road, Buckhead)
Photos with Santa: Daily, Tuesday, Nov. 8 through Saturday, Dec. 24.
Be sure to take a spin on Macy's Pink Pig when you visit Lenox!

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."

Kids in Costume Eat Free for Halloween in Cumming GA

Kids in Costume Eat Free for Halloween in Cumming GA

Over the Halloween weekend, there are a few places in Cumming to snag a free meal … or two!

So plan ahead and save a lot this weekend.   Read More ...

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.

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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.