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Give a gift of a Holiday Joy to a local senior this season

Give a gift of a Holiday Joy to a local senior this season

McDonough - The Henry County Council on Aging and the Henry County Senior Services Department is once again making the holidays a little brighter for area seniors, with its Adopt-A-Senior Program, where residents can buy a gift for a senior or simply make a donation to the program.

Those interested in participating in the Adopt-A-Senior program should drop off a wrapped gift for a senior by December 8 to the Heritage Senior Center. This year’s suggested gift item is a set of towels, including a bath towel, hand towel and two washcloths, along with personal toiletry items such as bath powder, shampoo, conditioner, bath oil, mouthwash, toothpaste, shower gel or body lotion. Additional gift ideas include fuzzy socks, with the rubber grip on the soles and rubberized bath mate, to help prevent slips in the shower.

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Georgia lawmakers vote down annual cost-of-living adjustment

Georgia lawmakers vote down annual cost-of-living adjustment

ATLANTA -- Georgia legislators won't get be getting a raise next year.

In a unanimous decision, the Legislative Services Committee voted on Monday to freeze the cost-of-living adjustment for the third straight year. Members of the General Assembly earn $17,341.68. Georgia has a part-time Legislature that holds a 40-day session each year.

State employees have also had their wages frozen in recent years. House Speaker David Ralston says the freeze is the right thing to do in the down economy. Senate Pro Tempore Tommie Williams agreed, but says increasing lawmaker pay should be explored when the economy improves because the current salary makes it difficult for legislators to serve and earn a living.

Officials say the move amounts to a savings of between $28,000 and $30,000 per year.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Kennedy

ADOPT A PET: Meet Kennedy

 

NEWNAN, Ga. – If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers by adopting a "companion" for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Sandwiches recalled at Georgia RaceTrac stores

ATLANTA (WXIA) - Chicago-based Flying Food Group has announced a voluntary recall of five types of sandwiches distributed in RaceTrac locations in Georgia.

The recall covers the following ready-to-eat sandwiches sold at RaceTrac stores: Chicken Quarter Pounder, Chicken Quarter Pounder with Tomatoes, Ham Quarter Pounder, Ham Quarter Pounder with Tomatoes and the American Sub. All the sandwiches have an expiration date of November 30, and were only distributed in stores in Georgia.

The voluntary recall came after a possible food safety issue was uncovered at Flying Food's Lawrenceville, Ga. facility.

RaceTrac issued a statement Monday regarding the recall:

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Atlanta Wedding Expert Hosts Evening of Bridal Beauty for Brides-to-Be

Atlanta Wedding Expert Hosts Evening of Bridal Beauty for Brides-to-Be

Wedding Expert, Tia R. Ervin is coming to the rescue for all brides preparing for upcoming nuptials in her signature "WEDucation" event, Beauty & The Bride, hosted at Polished Beauty Lounge in quaint Vinings on Wednesday, December 7th.

11Alive's 29th Annual Holiday Canathon is a big success!

11Alive's 29th Annual Holiday Canathon is a big success!

ATLANTA (WXIA) - More than 154,000 cans were donated in the 29th Annual 11Alive Holiday Canathon on December 2!

Despite the brisk and cool weather early in the morning, the sunny day turned out to be a spectacular one for the Canathon.

Georgia Natural Gas' John Jamison loved the weather for Friday's event.

"I wanted to thank 11Alive for hosting this event, and thank you for ordering up a perfect '11' on the Wizometer for today," he said.

Donations came from five drop-off points - Turner Field in Atlanta, at the School Box in Duluth (South Gwinnett County), The School Box in Kennesaw, State Mutual Stadium in Rome and at Atlantic Station. The donations will go to help the Salvation Army's annual efforts to help feed the needy and hungry this year.

Enjoy an "Old fashion Christmas" at Southern Belle Farm

Enjoy an "Old fashion Christmas" at Southern Belle Farm

McDonough - Southern Belle Farm is a 200-acre working farm in McDonough, Georgia - in the Atlanta metro area.  Their specialties are homegrown family fun, fresh produce and wholesome memories! Bring your family and spend the day exploring what 'Farm Fresh' really means. When some think about an Old-Fashioned Christmas - they think about traditions including decorating a Christmas tree.  You can do this and much more in McDonough.