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Georgia's most elegant homes: 1325 Monte Carlo Drive NW


From Buckhead to Johns Creek and all the way out around Lake Oconee, Georgians love their mansions. Homes inspired from traditional antebellum architecture, but showcase hip modern tech savvy features, can be seen in the Peach State's most elegant neighborhoods.

This week's home of the week is the contemporary Mediterranean gated estate at 1325 Monte Carlo Drive NW in Buckhead. It is currently listed by Debra Johnston of Engel & Volkers Buckhead Atlanta for $6.75 million.

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Macy's welcomes back Pink Pig ride


ATLANTA -- The Macy's Pink Pig has been a beloved Atlanta tradition for more than 50 years.

From its debut in the '50s as a children's ride at the downtown Rich's store, to its brief stint at the Egleston Children's Hospital Festival of Trees, five generations of Atlantans have ridden the Macy's Pink Pig into the holiday season.

To kick things off this year, Marlie, a 6-year-old patient from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, will enjoy the first ride as this year's Macy's Pink Pig Very Important Patient (VIP). Earlier this year, Marlie was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia after she came home from school with a big bruise on her hip from falling on the playground. Since then, Marlie has been on Immunosuppressive Therapy for 5 months and receives blood and platelets as needed.

Atlanta-area Simon malls ring in holidays with festive fun

Atlanta-area Simon malls ring in holidays with festive fun

ATLANTA -– The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner! To help families get in the "ho-ho"-holiday spirit, Atlanta-area Simon malls are hosting a variety of festive activities and special entertainment all November and December long! With Giving Tuesday, Macy’s Great Tree Lighting, Santa’s Arrival celebrations, local choir performances, photos with Santa and more, Lenox Square, Mall of Georgia, Northlake Mall, Phipps Plaza and Town Center at Cobb offer a magical holiday experience that is enjoyable for the entire family!

Phipps Plaza introduces Steinway Piano Galleries

Phipps Plaza introduces Steinway Piano Galleries

ATLANTA -- Phipps Plaza is excited to announce the recent addition of Steinway Piano Galleries to its impressive retail roster.

“Upon visiting Phipps Plaza for the first time, I knew it was the perfect fit for Steinway Piano Galleries,” said Ron Losby, president of Steinway & Sons.  “We’re thrilled about our new location and to be able to serve the Atlanta community in such an upscale environment.”

The recently opened 2,626 square foot store is located on the second level in the Court of the South with a unique selection of Steinway-designed pianos. Since 1853, Steinway & Sons has been hand-crafting the finest pianos in the world from its factory in New York, where the company was founded. Steinway is the piano choice for over nine out of 10 performing concert artists each year. 

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Atlanta-area unemployment drops to 7.3 percent

Atlanta-area unemployment drops to 7.3 percent

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate fell seven-tenths of a point in September.

Last month's rate was 7.3 percent, well below August's 8.0 percent. The unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in September 2013.

Fulton County's unemployment rate was 8.2 percent in September.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said there were nearly 20,000 fewer unemployed people in Atlanta last month, and companies reported fewer layoffs. Industries that added jobs in September include government; education and health services; construction; and trade and transportation.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest unemployment rate in September, at 5.7 percent. The Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest, at 9.5 percent.

2 arrested for DUI after hitting police car


ATLANTA -- Two drivers were arrested after causing a three-car accident involving an Atlanta police cruiser.

It happened Friday at around 3:15 a.m. on Peachtree Road at Peachtree Battle Avenue in Buckhead.

Atlanta police said the officer was heading south on Peachtree Road right behind a GMC Sierra. A Toyota Corolla pulled out in front of the Sierra and the two cars collided.

The Sierra then sideswiped the officer's cruiser, according to police. The Sierra's driver traveled about a quarter-mile farther south before stopping.

Police said the drivers of both the Corolla and Sierra were suspected of DUI. They were taken into custody. No names have been released.

Nobody was hurt in the accident.

Tower of Talent raises $250K for CHOA


ATLANTA -- The Tower of Talent was held Wednesday night at the Estate in Buckhead.

Tower Package put on the fundraiser, which raised close to $250,000 for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Nearly a dozen talented children -- most of them Children's patients who have recovered from transplants, strokes and other illnesses -- took to the stage to sing and dance. Several celebrity judges were also in attendance, including STAR 94's Cindy Simmons, boxing champion Evander Holyfield and Atlanta Alive's own Jaye Watson.

Every child performer was amazing, and the best part was the judges didn't have to pick winners -- all the kids got to perform.


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