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Middle Eastern Artist to Create Mural on MLK Jr. Holiday with Community Members Affected by 9/11

Middle Eastern Artist to Create Mural on MLK Jr. Holiday with Community Members Affected by 9/11

 

Mural Correlates with Dr. King’s beliefs to Eradicate Social Injustice and Invoke Peace

Monday, January 16 - 10:00AM to 3:00PM

Mattress Factory Lofts – Studio #16

300 Martin Luther King Jr. SE Atlanta, GA 30312

 

Open-To-The-Public Mural Painting Artistic Experience

Welcomes Friends and Loved Ones Affected by the 911 Attacks and the Iraq War

 

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.

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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Krugerrand coin found in Salvation Army red kettle

Krugerrand coin found in Salvation Army red kettle

MABLETON, Ga. -- A rare South African gold coin was dropped into a local Salvation Army red kettle this week.

The coin, called a Krugerrand, was found during a routine coin count Tuesday morning. It was wrapped in a piece of paper on which someone wrote, "a child is born, Jesus."

"We estimate the coin to be worth between $1,600 and $1,700," said Major Marshall Gesner, commander of the Metro Atlanta Area Command of the Salvation Army. "Although the donor is unknown to us, they are not to God. We are very grateful for the gift and wish Christmas blessings to the donor."

Salvation Army officials believe the coin was dropped into the kettle in front of the Kmart in Mableton.

Learn more about the Salvation Army at www.salvationarmyatlanta.org.

Nominate someone from the community for a Cobb County Diversity Award

Cobb County - The Cobb Board of Commissioners and Cobb Community Relations Council invites nominations for the 2012 Creating Community Awards. The awards recognize an individual, team or organization that has done something unique as a contribution to the inclusion of any of the diverse communities in Cobb. These groups may include gender, race or ethnicity, age or generational, religious and disabled or handicapped. The purpose of the awards is not only to recognize good works in the county, but also to provide a model and inspiration for the rest of the Cobb community.