Everybody Eats serves Thanksgiving meals to 1,125 people this year

Diners and volunteers ate in Stamper Commons at Stephens College during Almeta Crayton's Everybody Eats Thanksgiving on Thursday. The meal included turkey, beef stroganoff, macaroni and cheese, cornbread, green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, rolls, cranberry sauce, yogurt, ice cream, cookies and several varieties of pie.

Guests at Almeta Crayton's Everybody Eats Thanksgiving meal wrote down their blessings and tribues to Crayton, creating a colorful tree of sticky notes in the dining room of Stamper Commons at Stephens College.

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High school state champion signs with Stanford

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Fire causes $50,000 in damage to house in northeast Columbia

A crew from the Columbia Fire Department was dispatched at 2:13 p.m.after several 911 calls reported smoke coming from a residence on Blue Ridge Road.

Battle seeks state crown in first year of eligibility

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Tolton senior builds on creative wrestling styles

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Our capitalist craze to get the best deals has spawned a new shopping holiday: Grey Thursday. Or, as it's more commonly known, Thanksgiving Day. People choosing to go shopping on a national holiday is one thing. Retail employees being forced to work it is another.

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Hundreds enjoy Thanksgiving meal at Almeta Crayton's Everybody Eats

Guests at Almeta Crayton's Everybody Eats Thanksgiving meal enjoyed food and posted notes with their connections to Crayton and each other on a paper tree in the dining room of Stamper Commons at Stephens College on Thursday.

Eagles roll over Cowboys 33-10 for NFC East lead

Philadelphia had no problem on the road against its division rival.

Johnson shines in Detroit's 34-17 win over Chicago

Calvin Johnson's two first-half touchdowns helped the Lions win on Thanksgiving for the second straight year.

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UPDATE: U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving with parades, turkey

Ferguson protests and power outages joined the tradition Thanksgiving events.

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There are many brave and decent people in Ferguson and elsewhere who still want to turn the horrors of Brown’s death into something good and lasting. But it has not happened yet.