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Nominate your favorite do-gooder for the 11Alive Community Service Awards

Nominate your favorite do-gooder for the 11Alive Community Service Awards

ATLANTA -- Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for the hard work that he or she does to make metro Atlanta a better place?

Nominate your favorite philanthropist for the 2012 11Alive Community Service Awards.

For the last 37 years, the 11Alive Community Service Awards have honored some of the most caring, giving, selfless members of the community. A total of 11 people are recognized every year during a televised dinner and awards ceremony.

Each recipient receives $1,000 for the charity of his or her choice.

To nominate someone, visit the 11Alive Community Service Awards website to get all the information. Nominations are due no later than Monday, Jan. 9.

Merry Christmas from Gov. Deal

Merry Christmas from Gov. Deal

ATLANTA -- Governor Nathan Deal issued a special holiday greeting for Georgia residents on Friday.

As Christmas nears, I wanted to wish every Georgian a merry Christmas and a happy holiday season.

Christmas has a special way of reminding us what is really important: our faith in God, family and the well-being of our fellow man.

But Christmas is not limited to a single season or date on a calendar. These feelings of peace and love are always with us throughout our lives. For many, Christmas serves as a rejuvenation of these values and ideals.

After the gifts are all unwrapped and the candles begin to dim, our spirits will once again be enriched and fully restored.

As we reflect on all we have been able to accomplish this past year, we will cary this rejuvenated spirit to achieve all the goals that we have set for the coming years.

Jubilant jackpots: Mega Millions $173M, Powerball $125M

Jubilant jackpots: Mega Millions $173M, Powerball $125M

 

ATLANTA – As the holidays near and sugar plum fairies jig, massive jackpots from Mega Millions and Powerball will add to this weekend’s magical moments.

Friday’s $173 million Mega Millions jackpot is especially green, while Saturday’s $125 million Powerball jackpot is merry and bright.

Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing produced four $10,000 winners with tickets purchased in Midland, Columbus, Marietta and Warner Robins. One player, Eddie Hall of Leesburg, won $250,000 in Tuesday’s drawing with his ticket purchased at Lee Pub, 1561 U.S. Highway 195, Leesburg.

The Mega Millions jackpot has grown since Nov. 4, rolling 14 times. Powerball has rolled nine times since Nov. 23.

It only takes $1 to play Mega Millions and Powerball for a chance to unwrap an enchanted jubilee. Players can multiply prizes with the Megaplier and Power Play options for an additional $1 per play.

JC Penny in Forest Park and the local organization, NAPO, team up and donate to Soles4Souls

JC Penny in Forest Park and the local organization, NAPO, team up and donate to Soles4Souls

Forest Park - Today at 10:00 am thousands of shoes will be loaded onto a truck and delivered to the offices of the non-profit, Soles4Souls.

Members of the Georgia chapter of National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) help victims of natural disasters around the world.   President of NAPO-GA and Professional Organizer for The Orderly Touch, Sherry Lee Denton says, “Soles4Souls has given me an opportunity to connect with the communities I serve.  This effort by our NAPO-Georgia chapter resulted in us being part of something bigger than our local chapter, a greater camaraderie of our members, as well as providing footwear to populations in need. "

Soles4Souls, Inc (www.Soles4Souls.org) started as a simple idea to help the victims of Southeast Asia recover from the 2004 tsunami and has become the largest distributor of free footwear in the world.  

Salvation Army donations dramatically down

Salvation Army donations dramatically down

ATLANTA --  This is the time of year we're used to seeing Salvation Army volunteers ringing their bells and accepting donations. This holiday season, however, their red kettles are turning up low.

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Antwan "Big Boi" Patton Gives Kids a Reason to Dream BIG During the Holidays

Antwan "Big Boi" Patton Gives Kids a Reason to Dream BIG During the Holidays

BIG dreams are made into reality when there is passion, purpose, and practice present.   And, the modern day illustration of this mantra is exactly what we witnessed last night at  Antwan “Big Boi” Patton’s Big Kidz Foundation Holiday Celebration, held at the Atlanta Cyclorama.

36th Annual Christmas Parade on Main Street, College Park

College Park - Mark your calendars for the 36th Annual Christmas Parade Saturday, December 12,10am-12 noon.

The parade begins on north Main Street near the city limits border with East Point, and travels south on Main Street to Harvard Avenue. 

For more information call:  404.669.3773.