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Where can I recycle my Christmas tree?

Where can I recycle my Christmas tree?

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Did you know that Gwinnett residents recycle one out of every five Christmas trees in Georgia?

Join your neighbors and bring your tree to one of numerous drop-off locations across the county after the holidays. The trees will be turned into mulch through Georgia's Bring One for the Chipper program.

Trees must be stripped of all lights and ornaments before they will be accepted for recycling. Artificial trees will not be taken.

Drop off your tree between Dec. 26 and Jan. 16. The trees will be chipped on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Bethesda Park in Lawrenceville. To volunteer at the chipping event, call 770-822-5187 or visit www.gwinnettcb.org.

Participating drop-off locations include:

Buford
* Fire Station 14, 1600 Highway 23
* Fire Station 24, 2735 Mall of Georgia Boulevard
* Fire Station 29, 2800 Thompson Mill Road

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.

Local Job Search: How to Build a Career in Atlanta, One LEGO® Brick at a Time

Local Job Search: How to Build a Career in Atlanta, One LEGO® Brick at a Time

THE OVERVIEW

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta recently began searching for its Master Model Builder. The attraction will host several rounds of auditions to select the most qualified builder to become a full-time employee.

 

THE DETAILS

LEGO lovers who want to try their hand at becoming Atlanta’s Master Model Builder must be skilled craftsmen with a passion for the brand.

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.

Fresh-cut Christmas trees for sale at Pike Nurseries

Fresh-cut Christmas trees for sale at Pike Nurseries

DULUTH, Ga. -- Fresh Christmas trees have arrived at Pike Nurseries, and they're being sold for a great price.

The Duluth-based chain of nurseries is offering seven-foot, hand-cut Christmas trees from North Carolina for only $29.99. The trees were carefully carried, not dragged, out of their forests.

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Pike Nurseries is also offering a special Yuletide package -- a Fraser Fir tree, 24-inch mixed wreath and two poinsettias for $59.99.

Pike Nurseries locations include:

Acworth
* 3602 Cobb Parkway

Alpharetta
* 2955 Holcomb Bridge Road

Where can I buy a Christmas tree near Lake Lanier?

Where can I buy a Christmas tree near Lake Lanier?

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 near Lake Lanier?


CommunityWalk Map - Where to buy a Christmas tree near Lake Lanier