- According to a press release from the Georgia Department of Transportation, work will be taking place on railroad crossings in the Blakely area starting Monday December 9th and possibly lasting the entire week.
- Developing in late May, Barbara would be the first hurricane to form in the 2013 Pacific Tropical Season. It would make landfall in Mexico, bringing winds and rains to the country.
- It's a unique and fairly new tradition for some families on Christmas—a prank-playing elf that is found doing something naughty and new every day leading up to the holiday: Elf on the Shelf.
- Fans of the animated series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic point to many reasons for their love of the show, one of those being the original songs created for the show. Now, young fans and Bronies alike can enjoy a soundtrack from its first two seasons.
- People across South Africa are commemorating Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers as the government prepares funeral ceremonies that will draw leaders and other dignitaries from around the globe.