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Hall County logo voting ends Friday

Hall County logo voting ends Friday

HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- July 5 is the last day to vote on a new logo for Hall County.

Residents can vote online for their preferences in color, images and other aspects of a logo.

"We need citizens' help in this process," Hall County administrator Randy Knighton said in a statement. "We want to make sure the final product is a reflection of the community as a whole, and there's no better way to do that than to solicit citizen input."

The Hall County seal, pictured above, will continue to be used in an official capacity, such as on legal documents, according to county spokeswoman Katie Crumley.

But the logo will benefit the county in other ways.

Hall County: Help us design a new logo

Hall County: Help us design a new logo

HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- Hall County wants input from residents regarding a new logo for the county. 

To gather information, they have posted a survey online where residents can give their ideas for color, design layout and graphics. Plus, citizens can submit their own design. 

Hall County Administrator Randy Knighton encouraged help from Hall residents.

"We want to make sure that the final product is a reflection of the community as a while, and there's no better way to do that that to solicit citizen input." 

The online survey will be available until July 5

 

11Alive helps Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

11Alive helps Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

ATLANTA -- 11Alive News employees rolled up their sleeves Wednesday morning and assembled 400 bagged lunches for children in need.

This is the second year 11Alive has helped Action Ministries' Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program.

PHOTOS | 11Alive helps Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Smart Lunch, Smart Kid provides nutritious meals in the summertime for children who normally rely on free or reduced-price lunches during the school year.

WellCare and Gas South employees joined the 11Alive team in making sandwiches and putting together lunch bags. Each Smart Lunch, Smart Kid meal consists of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, chips, fruit snacks and a bottle of water.

Action Ministries hopes to feed at least 200,000 children across north Georgia through the 2013 Smart Lunch, Smart Kid outreach.

Atlanta DEA takes on sixth annual Drug Take-Back Day

Atlanta DEA takes on sixth annual Drug Take-Back Day

(ATLANTA) -- The Drug Enforcement Office of Atlanta is holding the sixth annual nationwide prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at several area locations.

The drug take-back service is free and open to the public. It follows a "no questions asked" theme according to Special Agent Chuvalo Truesdell.

He says the opportunity to get rid of pill abuse and theft by having all people bring their expired, unused or unwanted prescriptions to the event is something embraced by all. Since September 2010, law enforcement agencies in thousands of American communities have teamed with the DEA to take in over 2 million pounds, almost 1,018 of prescriptions.

There will be numerous sites set up on Saturday to accept drugs from Georgia residents - all in an effort the increase public safety and public health.

Hundreds attend AKA peace rally

Hundreds attend AKA peace rally

ATLANTA -- More than 200 metro Atlanta middle school students attended a peace rally and workshop hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. over the weekend.

The rally was a kickoff for 40 Days of Peace, which begins Monday. 40 Days of Peace is a commitment to kindness and service that encourages young people to follow in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

At Saturday's rally, speakers encouraged attendees to stop bullying and stay out of gangs. Police officers gave a presentation on how to interact with law enforcement.

A concurrent workshop for the parents in attendance focused on implementing strategies to keep children safe and on the right track in life.

Hall County recognized by Celebrate Healthy North Ga.

Hall County recognized by Celebrate Healthy North Ga.

HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- Hall County is receiving plenty of recognition for its health initiatives.

The county's employee health program, Healthy Hall County, was applauded Thursday at Celebrate Healthy North Georgia, an annual wellness event that educates Georgians on ways to live healthy lives.

"Hall County is honored to be recognized as a leader in the community for promoting health and wellness," county human resources director Bill Moats said in a statement. "We are appreciative of our county commissioners, administration and community center staff for their support."

Healthy Hall County provides county employees with free access to community health centers, admission to boot camps and fitness sessions, and other tools they need to lose weight, get healthy and be happier.

FACAA gears up for Georgia Gives Day

FACAA gears up for Georgia Gives Day

ATLANTA -- The Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority (FACAA) recently announced Georgia Gives Day, to take place on Thursday, December 6.

According to the FACAA, Georgia Gives Day gives people across the state an opportunity to donate to their choice of a nonprofit organization, an effort in total to help change the lives of people in need.

Those participating can donate to a cause nearby by searching locations, or to a cause for a special reason, where organizations are listed by category.

For a list of the nonprofits taking part, visit www.gagivesday.org.