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DeKalb unemployment exceeds Metro Atlanta rate in October

DeKalb unemployment exceeds Metro Atlanta rate in October

ATLANTA -- A key economic indicator appears to be headed in the right direction in Metro Atlanta. 

The region's preliminary unemployment rate dropped down to 9.9 percent in October. It was 10.2 percent a month earlier as well as in October 2010. 

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Statewide, the seasonally adjusted jobless rate dipped slightly to 10.2 percent as Georgians snatched up roughly 26,500 new jobs. The Georgia Department of Labor said most those jobs were in service-related industries like trade, transportation, education and health services.

Metro Athens had the state's lowest unemployment rate in October at 7.5 percent. Metro Dalton had the highest at 12.7 percent.

DeKalb County's unemployment rate was 10.2 percent in October.

Black Friday mall hours across Metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- 11Alive News has compiled a list of all the region's major malls and their hours for Black Friday and this weekend.


Individual stores may offer special hours.

Arbor Place
6700 Douglas Blvd.
Douglasville, GA 30135
- Black Friday - 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Saturday - 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Sunday - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

LOCAL PROFILE: Side Dishes with Chef Jason Hill


ATLANTA – Recently, the Where U Live Team spoke with Chef Jason Hill, owner of Inman Park eatery, Wisteria about a couple of his favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. He and Executive Chef Walker Brown explained the dishes and the inspiration behind them.

Hill suggested the Collard Greens and Corn Pudding for people who want to bring a flavorful and exciting dish to their, respective, Thanksgiving dinner. In the video above, Hill walks viewers through preparation of these dishes and the recipes are listed, below.


Corn Pudding:


3/4 cup rice flour

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

4 cups corn, cut from the cob or frozen, thawed

1/4 cup buttermilk

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, additional for the baking dish

2 large eggs, separated

2 ounces Asiago cheese (1 cup shredded)

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

DeKalb to test new breast cancer screening procedure

DECATUR, Ga. -- DeKalb County, Macon and Savannah will be the first areas in Georgia to test a new medical screening process to identify women who have an abnormal gene that puts them at higher risk for breast cancer.

The program, which targets women ages 18 to 49, will be funded through a $900,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the Macon Telegraph.

Georgia joins Michigan and Oregon in receiving the grant for CDC-supported work in breast cancer genomics, according to a statement released by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

The program will later expand to other Atlanta-area counties, Augusta, and Columbus, according to the state Department of Health.

Black Friday store maps & stock lists for many retailers

ATLANTA -- Before heading to some of the most popular retailers on Black Friday, shoppers can check floor plans to help them find the best deals faster.

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11Alive News is the only one in the market with store maps for eight retailers.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Dublin

ADOPT A PET: Meet Dublin

DECATUR, Ga. - If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half chewed shoe or overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local pet shelter. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers but adopting a "companion" for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Dense fog blankets North Georgia

ATLANTA -- Even though fog continues to cover Metro Atlanta, a dense fog advisory has been lifted for North Georgia. Fog advisories are issued when visibility is reduced by fog.

Visibility was down to less than a mile in some spots Monday morning, making driving potentially hazardous. Drivers are urged to use caution and not turn on their headlights in fog.

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The fog also affected flights in and out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. At one point departures were delayed by up to 30 minutes and arrivals were delayed by up to an hour.

Monday's unseasonably warm temperatures -- warm air mixing with cooler surfaces -- contributed to the fog.