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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.)

DEALCHICKEN: $18 for $37.90 from Hidden Springs Maple

DEALCHICKEN: $18 for $37.90 from Hidden Springs Maple

ATLANTA -- Who doesn't love pancakes and maple syrup? Monday's DealChicken Atlanta deal is a big serving of this classic breakfast dish for less.

For one day only, DealChicken members can pay half the usual price for several offerings from Vermont-based Hidden Springs Maple, a premiere maker of syrup.

Choose from:

* A six-pint case of syrup for $36 ($72.80 value)
* A half-gallon jug of syrup for $18 ($36 value)
* Two Vermont Maple Leaf gift sets, which include syrup and maple leaf candy, for $18 ($37 value)
* Two Vermont Pancake gift sets, which include syrup and buttermilk pancake mix, for $18 ($37.90 value)

This deal expires on June 19, 2012. Learn more about Hidden Springs Maple at www.hiddenspringsmaple.com.

DEALCHICKEN: $55 for $114 at Pet Paradise

DEALCHICKEN: $55 for $114 at Pet Paradise

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- If you're getting ready to take your dream vacation, ensure that your dog has just as much fun while you're away with Tuesday's DealChicken Atlanta deal.

For one day only, DealChicken members can take advantage of cheap pet boarding at Pet Paradise. This deal has two fantastic options for dog lovers -- one night of pet care for $18 (a $38 value) or three nights of boarding, grooming and activities for $55 -- that's 52 percent off the usual price of $114.

This deal expires on June 13, 2012. Pet Paradise is located at 2525 Camp Creek Parkway in College Park -- very convenient to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

First Data: Consumers held back on spending until end of Nov.

First Data: Consumers held back on spending until end of Nov.

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Consumers knew better deals were coming on Black Friday and held back on spending until the end of November, according to First Data's latest SpendTrend report.

VIDEO: Black Friday brawl at Ellijay Walmart

The privately held Sandy Springs-based electronic payments company reported year-over-year dollar volume growth was up 7.3 percent in November, down from October's 9.4 percent jump.

Dollar volume growth was 8.1 percent, while transaction growth was 6.1 percent in November.

Where can I buy a Christmas tree on the south side?

Where can I buy a Christmas tree on the south side?

ATLANTA -- The Christmas shopping and decorating season is in full swing, and many Metro Atlanta families have begun searching for the perfect Christmas tree.


So where's the best place to find a live tree south of Atlanta?

See our map for more!
CommunityWalk Map - Where to buy Christmas Trees

Airport to offer Google Maps app for Android

Airport to offer Google Maps app for Android

ATLANTA -- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is now one of the first airports in the world to give passengers access to indoor maps through a partnership with Google Maps.

The maps are available to Android users who have connections to their mobile devices. Customers can use the tool to see the airport's floor plan and layout, which gives them time and freedom to explore the more than 250 retails outlets, restaurants, kiosks and duty-free shops.

"We are excited to partner with Google as they launch their indoor map navigation application, which will benefit Hartsfield-Jackson customers," said airport general manager Louis Miller. "To us, good wayfinding means the customer never has to ask for directions and easily can find a restaurant, a gate or the nearest restroom."

Android users who are interested in the new application must update Google Maps on their phones or desktops.

Holiday Gifts that make mealtime more fun! $15 = $30 worth of personalized plates + placemats

Holiday Gifts that make mealtime more fun! $15 = $30 worth of personalized plates + placemats

Spruce up your child's meal with Customized Unbreakable Melamine Plates - Perfect for Gift Giving! Get a plate for every season and every occasion by CLICKING HERE TO PAY $15 and get $30 worth of personalized plates and placemats from Spiffy Kids.

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1ST AT MIDNIGHT

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