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Chick-fil-A performs works of necessity for stranded travelers

by Mickey McLean
Posted 12/18/17, 02:10 pm

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A answered the call from the city’s mayor and came to the rescue Sunday night to help feed thousands of stranded travelers at powerless Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. “The mayor called about 10 p.m. and asked for assistance,” Chick-fil-A said in a statement.

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Associated Press/Photo by Steve Schaefer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Passengers still stranded after Atlanta airport power outage

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/18/17, 10:26 am

Thousands of people remain stranded after Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport lost power Sunday, grounding more than 1,000 flights. Electricity went out around 1 p.m. due to a fire at an underground power facility, according to Georgia Power. Electrical service was restored and lines were long but moving Monday morning as passengers boarded planes, attempted to reschedule flights, and picked up baggage. Delta Air Lines, with its largest hub in Atlanta, offered passengers a free one-time change to their flights.

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Associated Press/Photo by Gunnar Rathbun/Walmart

Retailers celebrate strong start to Black Friday spending

by Leigh Jones
Posted 11/24/17, 11:10 am

Managers closed a mall south of Birmingham, Ala., early Thanksgiving night after several fights broke out among shoppers hunting for Black Friday deals. Police in the town of Hoover denied reports of gunfire outside the mall, saying firecrackers likely caused the popping sounds.

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