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Greetings, Georgia.

It's Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022.

We hope you had a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.

Cold weather wreaked havoc across the country, disrupting travel and accounting for dozens of lost lives, including two deaths in Macon— plus damage to residences and businesses in Georgia.

But take heart: a warming trend will bring temperatures in the 60s by Saturday.

Read on for the GPB News staff's list of the week's top news stories to keep you informed.



Burst pipes damage apartments, businesses across metro Atlanta


If you’ve been on social media at all in the last 48 hours, it’s hard to miss all the videos of floods occurring in Atlanta apartment complexes and businesses as frozen pipes thawed and burst after the frigid weekend.

Apartment and condo buildings seemed particularly hard-hit as frozen sprinklers and pipes burst and flooded hallways, units, and lobbies — usually accompanied by blaring fire alarms. Icon Buckhead, Peninsula, Sheraton Atlanta Downtown, Paces 325, Helios, and Freedom Height Lofts were just some of the buildings damaged by burst pipes. 

There were also videos of water cascading through Invesco’s headquarters, areas of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Lenox Square in Buckhead, Krog Street Market in Inman Park and Georgia State University’s Downtown campus. 

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✭ With Christmas over, what to do with this tree? Try 'treecycling'

A live Christmas tree has its charm, but disposing of it at season's end can be a dilemma. (File photo)

It happens every year: You loved the glow and sparkle of your Christmas tree, but now you’re asking: "What am I supposed to do with this tree in my house?"

As the Christmas season winds down, affiliates of the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation are providing ways to recycle your live Christmas tree.

The statewide group has about 200 sites around the state set aside for what they call "treecycling." That mostly means chipping and mulching. Asha Ellen of member group Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful said there are really good reasons to treecycle. 

  • "Well, the No. 1 thing is we want to definitely protect and preserve our landfills; our landfills are already overflowing," Ellen said.

All the Keep Georgia Beautiful treecyling sites will mulch together on Jan. 7 in their annual Bring One For The Chipper event. Most member groups will still take trees before and after that.

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Georgia Today is written by Sarah Rose and Kristi York Wooten and edited by Khari Sampson.



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