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Dunn (l) donates 3 more homes
It's freezing out there
The National Weather Service is forecasting lows this morning in the low 20s, with northwesterly winds of 10 mph sending the wind chill plummeting into the teens. That would be the coldest weather in metro Atlanta since late February, forecasters said.
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Marietta man dies in freak airport accident
Police say Jerome Evans, 56, was killed at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport when he was hit on the head by an awning that had been struck by a shuttle bus, police said.

Witness says Brian Nichols plotted escape
Prosecutors who want the jury to impose a death sentence have been bringing witnesses to testify that Nichols is constantly plotting an escape. They say Nichols will keep trying and is willing to kill again to do so.

Retired teachers' raises on the table today
The governing board of the state Teacher Retirement System will decide today whether to end automatic cost-of-living benefit increases for thousands of former Georgia educators.

Accused child molester dressed as Army general
John William Harvey, 70, was arrested Nov. 7 at his residence in a mobile home park in northwest Fayette County. Harvey faces nine counts of child molestation and other related charges.

Spectacular fire in Buckhead
The two-alarm blaze did extensive damage to the newly opened Chastain restaurant on Roswell Road. Patrons and staff were evacuated but none was injured, Atlanta fire officials said.

Georgia slips in economy ranking
Massachusetts, Washington and Maryland lead the nation in having the right stuff for a "new economy" of highly skilled, highly technical and highly paid workers, according to a new study. Georgia ranked No. 21 on the list, down from No. 18 six years earlier.
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Tonya Peterson is Lithonia's new mayor
Peterson, a 39-year-old property manager, won 93 votes in the six-way race to lead the tiny southern DeKalb County city that has been in financial chaos for more than two years. The city teetered on bankruptcy in 2005 and has operated all year without an official city budget.

Will Clinton pardon of tax fugitive haunt Holder?
The first black man elected U.S. president is poised to name Washington lawyer Eric Holder as the nation's first black attorney general - a historic appointment but one with some potential political problems over the 2001 pardon.
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Retailers can't wait for Black Friday
Faced with skittish consumers worried about the economy and still fearing the return of sky-high gas prices, some metro Atlanta malls and standalone retailers aren't wasting a minute to entice reluctant Christmas shoppers through their doors.

Somali pirates seize 7 ships in 12 days
U.S. Navy officials say the latest hijacked ship, an Iranian bulk cargo carrier, was flying a Hong Kong flag but was operated by the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines. The status of the crew or the cargo was not known, she said

Hawks lose 4th straight, Horford hurt
The reeling Hawks lost center Al Horford to a sprained ankle with 5:12 to play in the first quarter, then lost their fourth consecutive game, a humbling 113-96 beating at the hands of the Indiana Pacers.
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