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Councilman Tracey Wyatt to host Back to School Bash

Councilman Tracey Wyatt to host Back to School Bash

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. – City Councilman Tracey Wyatt hosts a back to school event on Sunday, August 7 at the Godby Road Recreation Center.

Children can enjoy free backpacks and school supplies for the new year. Local school systems, Clayton and Fulton,  begin on August 8 and on August 15, respectively. There will also be free health screenings and haircuts for boys.

Students can go swimming during the celebration and food will be provided.

Join 11Alive and be a Photo Gallery Contributor

Join 11Alive and be a Photo Gallery Contributor

Now there’s a new way to show off your neighborhood on 11Alive's Where U Live.  As a community content provider you can upload and post photos to our new galleries.

You can find the galleries on the left side of your community pages.

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Sign up to be a contributor and within a few short clicks you’ll be able to show off your photos to the entire Atlanta community.  If you’re already a contributor, just look for “Photo Gallery” under the “Create Content” link in your admin menu.

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Powerball accelerates to $160M for Wednesday

Powerball accelerates to $160M for Wednesday

ATLANTA – The jackpot for Powerball has continued to accelerate. The jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing is at an estimated $160 million to a single annuity winner. Tickets are $1 per play.

The game offers two payment options: the jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments or the cash option, which is approximately $85 million.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.

Win a 55" TV from 11Alive and DealChicken

Win a 55" TV from 11Alive and DealChicken

ATLANTA -- 11Alive is busy preparing for the launch of DealChicken, which provides users with the very best deals in cities all across the U.S.

Now, to help our viewers share in our excitement, we are giving away a 55" LCD television to one lucky winner in our DealChicken sweepstakes.

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Free Speed Dating event for seniors

Free Speed Dating event for seniors

East Point, GA -- This sounds like a very fun and cute event for friends and family over the age 50.

This is the first time I have seen such an event and urge all seniors in the East Point area to attend the Speed Dating event this Friday from 5pm-8pm at Simons Steak & Seafood in College Park.

For more info call the East Point NORC at 404-762-2094

 

BEST SPOTS: Kenley's Restaurant

ATLANTA – It’s a secret kept in the basement of a “historic” building but it’s a known fact that when you visit you’ll leave with a smile. The restaurant called Kenley’s Restaurant is a down-home dining staple amongst celebrities and “people of importance” in Atlanta but it caters to the Average Joe.

The Where U Live team recently discovered this Atlanta gem and it’s our Best Spot in Atlanta, this week.

“Kick’n It with Bone Crusher” Fundraiser for Boys2Men Home & Sanctuary for Youth, Inc.

“Kick’n It with Bone Crusher” Fundraiser for Boys2Men Home & Sanctuary for Youth, Inc.

Atlanta, GA…The native Atlanta rapper, Bone Crusher, will be launching the first in the “Taking Back Our Future Series” of fundraisers for Boys2Men Home and Sanctuary for Youth. B2M is an organization dedicated to empowering young males by teaching positive and productive life skills during their journey to manhood. Bone Crusher is the guest speaker as well as the headlining performer of the event.

 

Wayne Hardnett Jr., or Bone Crusher as he is better known, grew up in Adamsville (southwest Atlanta). He worked odd jobs as a cook, a carpenter and a bodyguard for several artists until his job at Black Marketing Entertainment. Lil’ John introduced Hardnett to Jermaine Dupri and he was immediately put on his record label So So Def in 2003. His first album AttenCHUN! topped at number 11 on music charts with his hit single “Never Scared” featuring T.I. and Killer Mike.