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DEALCHICKEN: $49 for $110 from Laughing Rainbow Cleaning Services

DEALCHICKEN: $49 for $110 from Laughing Rainbow Cleaning Services

ATLANTA -- Make sure that your home is sparkling clean with Wednesday's DealChicken Atlanta deal.

For one day only, DealChicken members can save 55 percent on two hours of housing cleaning from Buckhead-based Laughing Rainbow Cleaning Services. That's $49 for a scrub down with environmentally-friendly cleaning products, valued at $110.

Laughing Rainbow sets itself apart by sending the same cleaners to clients' houses for every appointment. Why the name? The company owner named it for her two daughters -- Ayeola (which means "rainbow") and Sekaya (meaning "laughter").

This deal expires on June 29, 2012 and is good for customers who live inside the perimeter; those outside the service area must pay a fee ranging from $15 to $30.

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Ga. offering smartphone app to cut drunk driving

Ga. offering smartphone app to cut drunk driving

ATLANTA -- State officials say they've developed a new smartphone application designed to cut down on drunken driving during upcoming New Year's Eve celebrations.

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety announced that a list of free sober ride programs is available in an app called Drive Sober Georgia.

Georgia Office of Highway Safety director Harris Blackwood said authorities sought to make it as easy as possible to get a ride, so the application was developed after consulting with its partners who deal with road safety.

Drive Sober Georgia is available for free download on the iPhone and Android markets. The information can be viewed at www.drivesobergeorgia.com.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

Submit Your Inspirtational Love Story and You Could Be Featured

Submit Your Inspirtational Love Story and You Could Be Featured

 

Do you have an inspirational love story about how you and your significant other met? Have you overcome an obstacle that really stood the test of time and love is what held everything together? Is your love unusual or unconventional and you would like to share your story?

Ramblin Wreck Hits The Road To El Paso

Ramblin Wreck Hits The Road To El Paso

ATLANTA, Ga. - Georgia Tech aerospace engineering major Mike MacMillan of Marietta is coming to the end of a high profile position on the football field.  But he's never made a tackle or caught a pass for the Jackets.

MacMillan is the driver of the Ramblin' Reck, the 1930 model A Ford sport coupe that has been driven out in front of the team for every home game since 1961.  Drivers are elected by the Reck Club, and hold that position for one year.  MacMillan's stint ends after the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas.

He and three fellow club members left Tuesday evening, hauling the car 1406 miles to El Paso.  The truck pulling the hauler is one of the gifts from the class of 1984 when they celebrated their 25th anniversary.  The car was not taken to some recent bowl appearances on the west coast, but was at the 2004 NCAA Final Four in San Antonio.

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Sunday sales allowed in Atlanta, elsewhere on Jan. 1

ATLANTA -- Several more Georgia cities and counties will begin selling alcohol on Sundays in the new year.

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Atlanta is one of the many areas statewide where Sunday sales will go into effect on Jan. 1.

Other metro Atlanta locations include Hapeville, Holly Springs, Kennesaw, Lake City, Norcross, Riverdale, Smyrna and Stockbridge.

Sunday sales will also become a reality in Clayton, Savannah, Tybee Island, Valdosta and Vienna, as well as Chatham, Glynn and Jasper counties.

NORCROSS | I-85 south reopens after wreck near Jimmy Carter

NORCROSS | I-85 south reopens after wreck near Jimmy Carter

NORCROSS, Ga. -- A two-car accident brought traffic to a crawl Tuesday afternoon on southbound Interstate 85, south of Jimmy Carter Boulevard.

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Three lanes were shut down shortly before 1 p.m., but have since reopened.

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Further south, another accident blocked one lane of southbound I-85 just north of the Buford Connector near Midtown.

No details were immediately available.

FEMA encourages Chattahoochee-area residents to learn flood risks

FEMA encourages Chattahoochee-area residents to learn flood risks

ATLANTA -- As 2011 draws to a close, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages all Americans to understand the risks that surround them -- and for residents of the Upper Chattahoochee River Region, those risks include the possibility of flooding.

FEMA worked with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to create maps of the 107-mile stretch of the Chattahoochee River between the Buford Dam and Coweta County, which includes Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Forsyth, Fulton and Gwinnett counties.

These updated maps detail flood hazard and risk data with the ultimate goal of protecting homeowners from flooding.

Maps for those who live in the Chattahoochee flood region are available at www.georgiadfirm.com. Learn more about steps to prevent flood damage at www.ready.gov/floods.