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Children of Conservation Offers Dinner & A Cause Cards Starting June 1

Children of Conservation Offers Dinner & A Cause Cards Starting June 1

Children of Conservation is once again giving Atlanta residents the opportunity to save at some of the city’s top restaurants while also supporting an important cause. The non-profit organization known for providing an otherwise unavailable education to children of wildlife sanctuary workers in Africa is teaming up with over 85 local restaurants in all areas of Atlanta for its second annual Dinner & A Cause Card fundraiser.

Habitat High program prepares students for future

Habitat High program prepares students for future

HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- West Hall High School is the latest recipient of $500 from 11Alive and the NBC News Education Nation initiative.

The school received the money for its Habitat High program, which gives students from all six Hall County high schools the opportunity to participate in Habitat for Humanity.

While they build the houses, students also learn valuable skills that will come in handy when they enter the workforce after graduation.

11Alive education reporter Donna Lowry presented Habitat High representatives with the $500 check Tuesday morning.

Radiance Solar Installs Habitat for Humanity’s First Solar Array on Home in Forsyth County

Radiance Solar Installs Habitat for Humanity’s First Solar Array on Home in Forsyth County

CUMMING, Ga. -- Radiance Solar, Siemens and Habitat for Humanity recently dedicated Habitat’s first solar home built in the state of Georgia. The keys to the Energy-Star-rated home in Forsyth County were given to homeowner Melonie Lingo and her teenage children Madie and Luke after 14 weeks of working side-by-side with Radiance staff, Siemens employee volunteers and Habitat construction crew leaders.

Siemens is the primary sponsor, contributing $100,000 along with employee construction volunteers and Siemens Microinverter System solar technology that converts the sun’s power into safe, affordable electric power to save the family hundreds of dollars annually on their electric bills.

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

ATLANTA -- All of the Chick-fil-A restaurants in metro Atlanta will host a special mother-son Date Knight on Saturday, Apr. 28.

The Date Knight format will be similar to that of the franchise's massively popular Daddy-Daughter Date Nights. It will give mothers and sons a special chance to enjoy some quality time together.

The event will have a medieval theme, hence the "Knight" part of its title.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with," Robin Lomax, Chick-fil-A area marketing director, said in a statement. "We understand the importance of mother-son relationships and want to encourage local moms to come to Chick-fil-A, enjoy their sons' company over a meal and have fun."

Property tax return deadline is April 1

April 1 is the deadline for Hall County property owners to file a property tax return with the Tax Assessors office. Property owners are not required to file a return.

Real and Personal Property forms can be found on the Tax Assessors office web page under Forms and Applications. Forms must be received or postmarked with the official USPS postmark in order to be considered timely.

Reasons to file a return

• If you would like the Tax Assessors office to review your real estate property appraisal.

• If you need to report additions or deletions of buildings on your real estate property.

• If you need to report new acquisitions of personal property, such as business equipment or boats

• To make sure existing personal property is depreciated properly.

How to find your property assessment

Hall County Fire Services says "Thanks to boot drive donors!"

Hall County Fire Services says "Thanks to boot drive donors!"

Hall County Fire Services thanks residents who contributed to the 2011 Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation Boot Drive. The department collected $54,807 during the October drive, which was the third largest amount in the state! The money supports burn survivors and burn units throughout the state, with 10% going back to the local fire deparmtent for fire prevention and safety education. Don't forget to change your smoke alarm battery when you change your clocks on March 11!