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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.

Neighborhood Watch in Lilburn foils multiple crimes

Neighborhood Watch in Lilburn foils multiple crimes

Lilburn - According to Teresa Czyz of SafetySmart Lilburn, 3 recent crimes in Lilburn were foiled by resolute neighbors and a successful business and neighborhood watch.  Below is the letter that was sent to 11Alive detailing the 3 separate instances. 

We love this story, because it shows that when neighbors and residents are vigilant, we can help solve crimes and fight back against crime. Visit SafetySmart at http://www.safetysmartlilburn.org/ 



What does a volleyball net, a retired police dog named Zeus and two neighbors have in common?   In the Brandlwood neighborhood it all added up to the capture and arrest of two burglars by the Lilburn Police Department (LPD). 

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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DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs contributes to Soles4Souls

DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs contributes to Soles4Souls


DECATURDeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis announces that DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will contribute to the Soles4Souls charity by collecting shoes until Feb. 29, 2012.

Soles4Souls is a shoe charity organization that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of individuals. Once shoes are gathered, they are distributed to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other criteria. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has delivered more than 16 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes across the world.

All types and sizes of shoes in good condition will be accepted. To donate to this worthy cause, citizens are asked to tie each pair of shoes together.

Feel free to drop off donations at any of the locations listed below:

Atlanta Construction Companies Give Local Students Hands-On Experience in Construction

Atlanta Construction Companies Give Local Students Hands-On Experience in Construction

National ACE Mentoring Program Recently Won Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math and Engineering Mentoring

Atlanta’s Turner Construction and other local construction firms have recently expanded the ACE Mentor Program -- an effort to encourage high school students to explore careers in the design and construction industry -- in metro Atlanta for the 2011-2012 session.

Tips from Lilburn's Police Dept. for a safe Holiday season

Lilburn - Posted December 1, 2011

The FBI reports that nearly 400,000 burglaries occur during November and December alone.  70% of burglars are amateurs, just looking for easy targets.  Of the easy targets, there is a new and growing trend, which is the theft of air conditioner units.  No longer is it enough to have a deadbolt, your entire home perimeter should be secure.

To make sure you and your home don't make the next crime report, we can determine what burglars are looking for and how to improve security for the holidays and all year long.