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Kohl's donates $200,000 to tornado relief efforts

Kohl's donates $200,000 to tornado relief efforts

ATLANTA -- Kohl's Department Stores has announced a $200,000 cash donation in response to severe weather and tornadoes that caused widespread damage across the Midwest and Southeast.

The money will go to the American Red Cross, which is delivering much-needed emergency assistance throughout the affected areas.

"The destruction caused by the most recent severe weather in the Midwest and Southern regions is devastating and our thoughts are with those affected," said Julie Gardner, Kohl's executive vice president and chief marketing officer. "At such a difficult time, we are grateful to be in a position to give this financial donation to aid in the relief and rebuilding efforts.

DINNERS ON A DIME: Neighborhood Eats

DINNERS ON A DIME: Neighborhood Eats

BUFORD, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features favorite affordable, neighborhoods eats. Every Tuesday Where U Live will choose four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal, under $20.

Called Atlanta’s Best Kept Secret by Zagat, Little Szechuan in Doraville could easily be the best Chinese in Atlanta. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and all menu items are priced under $10. Lunches are served with steamed rice and soup and brown rice can be substituted for $1 extra. The restaurant is open seven days a week and opens for lunch and dinner. Little Szechuan is located on 5091-C Buford Highway.

Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ, a southern restaurant with shops all over the city, hosts Taco Tuesday, every Tuesday. Tacos are $2.49 each; the tacos featured are the Bar-B-Q Pork Taco, Bar-B-Q Chicken Taco, Southern Fried Chicken Taco, Beef Brisket Taco and the Fried Catfish Taco.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Circus Clowns and Beauty Queens

WEEKEND EVENTS: Circus Clowns and Beauty Queens

NORTHERN METRO AREA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Today, the Yaarab Shrine kicks off their 69th Annual Circus and Carnival at the Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta. This circus is the world largest shrine circus. Food and rides will be open tonight; however, there will be no circus acts. Only $10 gets you unlimited rides on every ride at the fair.

Sprayberry High school will be hosting a Community Egg Drop on Saturday, April 23 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Eggs will be dropped from a helicopter and there will be many vendors, including face painting and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

LOCAL PROFILE: Bryant Gantt continues to make mark on UGA Athletics

LOCAL PROFILE: Bryant Gantt continues to make mark on UGA Athletics

NORTHEAST METRO – The University of Georgia’s football office is home to prominent figures, great history and much heart. Along with all of those things and a number of tireless staff members, it’s also home to former UGA football standout Bryant Gantt and his, almost innate, dedication to the community of UGA football and Athens.  

Gantt, now a program coordinator and recruiting assistant at the school is one of the instrumental forces behind the team’s new mentorship program. Early last year, along with Gantt, Coach Van Halenger, Director of Athletics Greg McGarity and the Associate Athletic Director Carla Williams came together to create a program that paired current UGA football players with leaders in the Athens community for a “different type” of mentorship program. They aimed to connect the players with the Athens community.

Take part in the 5k Run, Miles 4 Smiles this weekend

Take part in the 5k Run, Miles 4 Smiles this weekend

Gainesville, GA --  North Hall High School students are completing a service learning project to give back to the community and are calling it Miles 4 Smiles.

In a letter written to 11Alive, two students Kayla Marchbanks and Dawn Evon stated that they are attempting to raise $6,550 to help 4 unique organizations.  The Eagle Ranch, Rahab's Rope, Invisible Children and CASA will all benefit from the money raised by the 5k.

Gainesville.11Alive.com hopes you come out and support the students' mission this Saturday.  For more and to get a Registration Form email tess.shirley@hallco.org or www.active.com

Miles 4 Smiles 5K Run And 1 Mile Fun Run- April 23, 2011

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

NORTHEAST METRO – For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we’re compiling a list of Inexpensive Date Spots for you to take your special someone.

In today’s economy, it’s important to find companionship which, in our opinion, is the cheapest form of entertainment. However, it’s the springtime, and people like to get out every now and then. So, check out these suggestions for fun under $15.

If your date is a romantic, Athens-Clarke County Greenways and Riverside Parks are hosting a Full Moon Hike. This guided hike will be lighted by the full moon, which occurs on April 26. The hike begins at 8:00 p.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m. Athens residents will be admitted for a $2 fee, all non-residents will be charged $5.

Hall County Fire Services uses Twitter to connect with residents

Hall County Fire Services uses Twitter to connect with residents

Hall County, GA --  Now residents can follow Hall County Fire Services (HallCoFire) on Twitter to receive real-time emergency and severe weather alerts.

Fire Chief David Kimbrell and Fire Marshal Scott Cagle will tweet about major incidents that may impact Hall County residents. The updates will enhance public safety by allowing followers to steer clear of major traffic incidents, prepare for severe weather, and brush up on fire safety tips. And a more informed public lets firefighters concentrate on the business of saving lives.

“This is a quick, free way for us to let people know important information to keep their families safe and maybe save them some time fighting traffic.