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Nebraska beats No. 23 Georgia 24-19 in Gator Bowl

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Tommy Armstrong Jr. connected with Quincy Enunwa for two touchdowns, including a 99-yarder in the third quarter, and Nebraska held on to beat No. 23 Georgia 24-19 in the rain-soaked Gator Bowl on Wednesday.

Playing in their 50th bowl, the Cornhuskers (9-4) ended a four-game losing streak against teams from the Southeastern Conference. The streak included a 45-31 loss to Georgia in the Capital One Bowl last season.

The rematch was much different.

Nebraska did a solid job against running back Todd Gurley, who ran for 125 yards and a touchdown last year. Gurley finished with 86 yards on the ground.

Gurley was more effective in the passing game, catching seven passes for 97 yards and a score. His 25-yard score on the first play of the fourth quarter cut Nebraska's lead to 24-19.

But the Huskers stopped Georgia (8-5) twice on fourth down in the closing minutes.

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Man dies after being hit by FedEx truck

Man dies after being hit by FedEx truck

ATHENS, Ga. -- A man has died after being hit by a FedEx 18-wheeler in Athens.

Roger Phillip Glass III was struck at around 10 p.m. Friday.

The 28-year-old victim was taken to Athens Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead Saturday afternoon.

The accident is under investigation. Athens-Clarke County police said they have not filed any charges.

Highway patrol to crack down on drunk drivers this New Year's Eve

Highway patrol to crack down on drunk drivers this New Year's Eve

(WXIA) -- New Year's Eve is one of the deadliest drinking holidays of the year.

This year, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety is doing more to prevent alcohol-related crashes.

According to a release, law enforcement will distribute 50,000 drink coasters in some of the state's busiest bar districts. The coasters will contain a QR code to guide patrons to a directory of services that will help them get home safely if they've had too much to drink.

THe GOHS also offers a smartphone app that connects users to cab and tow companies. Check out the Drive Sober app.

Last year, the state saw 1,119 drunk driving crashes between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve. Nearly 700 people were injured in those wrecks, while 20 died.

Athens police say woman not abducted

ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens-Clarke County police have canceled the search for a black Dodge minivan with silver "Dodge" lettering on the back of the vehicle. 

Investigators believed a woman was abducted at around 6:20 p.m. Thursday on Firewood Street near Whit Davis Road, however stopped the search Friday afternoon. 

The vehicle and both subjects have been located and identified. 

The female is safe and after an investigation, the incident was determined to be unfounded. 

No criminal charges will be pursued at this time.

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Atlanta-area unemployment dips to 7.0 percent

Atlanta-area unemployment dips to 7.0 percent

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate dropped to 7.0 percent in November.

That's down seven-tenths of a percentage point from October's 7.7 percent.

Clarke County's unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in November.

The Georgia Department of Labor said local employers added 14,300 jobs last month in such industries as trade, transportation and warehousing; government; leisure and hospitality; and education and health care.

The number of unemployed Atlanta-are residents dropped fron 190,266, considerably down from October's 208,877 and last November's 223,686.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest unemployment rate at 5.1. The highest was 10.0 percent, in the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region.

A holiday gift from GDOT: No construction until Jan.

A holiday gift from GDOT: No construction until Jan.

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has suspended road construction through the beginning of 2014.

GDOT announced Thursday that construction will stop at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20 and resume at 5 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2.

Although there will be no crews on major highways, drivers should still expect heavy delays near malls and popular shopping centers as Christmas approaches.