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  • Ga. lane closures halted for holiday travel period

    Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — State transportation officials say they're suspending construction-related lane closures during the upcoming holiday travel period. The Georgia Department of Transportation says it'll suspend lane closures between 5 a.m. Wednesday and 10 p.m. Sunday on interstates,...

  • Ga. authorities cracking down on driver safety for holidays

    Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Officials from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety are urging drivers to be careful and to use seatbelts during the holiday travel period. Officials say 20 people died during crashes during the Thanksgiving travel period in 2013, which ran from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1....

  • Permits sold for Christmas trees from Ocala forest

    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    OCALA, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is selling permits for Christmas trees from the Ocala National Forest. A $7 permit includes directions and maps to a designated tree cutting area within the forest in central Florida. The permits will be available Monday through Friday, from...

  • 3 months after Napa quake, recovery rolling

    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three months after the largest quake to hit Northern California in a quarter century, state and federal authorities have paid out the first $12.1 million in recovery aid for damage centered in and around the wine city of Napa. The magnitude-6.0 quake struck Aug....

  • Thanksgiving travel up to highest level since 2007

    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than 2 million New Englanders plan to travel this Thanksgiving — up 4 percent from last year — and they'll be greeted at the pump by the lowest Thanksgiving holiday gas prices since 2007. AAA's newly released holiday travel data predicts that more than 46...

  • Heavy traffic expected before, after holiday

    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is gearing up for what could be a busier-than-usual Thanksgiving getaway. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation says it expects heavy traffic on state highways and at Logan International Airport in Boston in the coming days. Peak volume is expected...

  • Some holiday travelers choose Colorado Springs airport, and share main reason

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Scott and Connie Kumpf and their three sons were exactly the type of passenger the Colorado Springs Airport hoped to attract during the traditionally busy Thanksgiving holiday travel week. The Castle Rock family was traveling Saturday from the Springs to Guatemala to visit their son...

  • MSU art museum exhibition explores student debt

    Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Eli and Edythe Broad (BROHD) Art Museum at Michigan State University is teaming up with an Istanbul-based art organization on an exhibit that explores student debt in higher education. The exhibition entitled "Day After Debt: A Call for Student Loan...

  • Texans prep to travel Thanksgiving holiday weekend

    Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — A travel group predicts about 3.6 million Texans will head out this week to celebrate the long Thanksgiving period. AAA Texas expects holiday travel Wednesday through next Sunday will be the highest volume since 2007 and about 5 percent more than last...

  • Don't travel far to find great gifts for travelers

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    We all have that one friend who always seems to be returning from one fabulous trip after another, with mouth-
watering reports of exotic foods, tales of island ceremonies and stories of new foreign friends. Thailand, Ireland, the Galapagos Islands, Zimbabwe - the stamps on the...

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