The Sunrise Report: Small Business Saturday is today

If you weren’t already in Christmas-mode, the Christmas season is in full swing today. Georgians are actively decorating their homes for the holiday and are shopping either online or in-person for the perfect Christmas gifts. Also, if you have kids, it’s time to start thinking about those pandemic-themed photos with Santa.

You May Have Missed:

  • In yesterday’s news, a shooting outside a Macon sports bar left one dead and several others injured. Law enforcement officials have not released a motive in the case.
  • Pike Nurseries is delivering trees this year. If you want a live tree but don’t want to risk COVID-19 exposure, this may be an option for you.

Today:

The big news today is Small Business Saturday. If you aren’t familiar, think Black Friday, but with local stores. The day encourages shoppers to spend their Christmas money at locally owned or “Mom and Pop” stores instead of big boxes and shopping malls.

Weather:

Your afternoon high will be about 65 degrees today. There is virtually no chance of rain today — 5 to 10% — so if you’re wanting to decorate your yard, this is your moment.

Other News:

  • A former Georgia Supreme Court judge has died of COVID-19.
  • As expected, Black Friday shopping numbers were lower than usual due to the pandemic.
  • But the pandemic didn’t really slow holiday travel. While lower than normal, Wednesday was the busiest travel day since the pandemic began.
  • An Augusta man has been arrested in connection with a pedestrian fatality that occurred on Thanksgiving Day.

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