5 things to know today: Sheree Whitfield sued; Clemson dethrones ‘Bama; No charges for hit-and-run

1. Family angry after police refuse to charge driver in hit-and-run. Taylor Hamm, 24, was struck by a car Christmas morning while she was walking along Lawrenceville Suwanee Road in Gwinnett County, Channel 2 Action News reported. [Read here]

2. Jeff Sessions' views on special education raise questions about Ga. lawsuit. Ahead of Sessions' confirmation hearing, scheduled to begin today, groups representing disabled children and their families have called for the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject his nomination. [Read here]

3. Sheree Whitfield sued by another contractor. Sheree Whitfield's never-ending saga regarding her still unfinished Sandy Springs mansion adds a new chapter: another disgruntled contractor. Heritage Landscape Group of Flowery Branch has filed a claim in Fulton County Magistrate Court. [Read here]

4. Clemson dethrones top-ranked Alabama. For the first time in 35 years, the Clemson Tigers are college football's national champion. Clemson scored on a 2-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Deshaun Watson to wide receiver Hunter Renfrow with one second remaining to defeat Alabama. [Read here]

5. Icy conditions remain, but warmup ahead. Days after metro Atlanta hit lows in the teens, highs Tuesday are expected to soar to 53 degrees, according to Channel 2 Action News. "Temperatures are going to be soaring over the next few days," meteorologist Karen Minton said. "Well above average." [Read here]