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Department of Watershed Management Issues Irrigation System Reminder

 Department of Watershed Management Issues Irrigation System Reminder

Via the Department of Watershed Management -- The Department of Watershed Management reminds its customers that irrigation systems should be shut down when the temperatures drop below freezing to prevent overspray from freezing on sidewalks and streets and causing accidents/injuries. Irrigation systems installed after 2007 must by law have rain sensors that shut the system down when it is raining or when temperatures fall below 32 degrees F. 

A Visit to the Atlanta Children's Shelter

A Visit to the Atlanta Children's Shelter

Atlanta, GA--  Thanks to the Random Acts of Zhu Program, I had the unique pleasure of being able to donate 104 Zhu Zhu Pets toys to a local charitable organization.  I chose the Atlanta Children’s Shelter because I wanted to help families who would most likely not...Click MommyReporter.com to read the entire story

Technology Expert’s Warning to Parents: Do You Know What Your Child is Doing Online?

Technology Expert’s Warning to Parents: Do You Know What Your Child is Doing Online?

TANKOH Launches Mommy & Me Computers

In today’s global and virtual world, the need for parents to have full control over their child’s online activity has become a high necessity as compared to previous decades. With children as young as three years of age being increasingly savvy with technology, parents need to protect their families from becoming a statistic of online predators.  According to reports, three in ten victims of online child predator cases appear to be aged 6 and under – with five percent apparently younger than two years of age which runs parallel to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) report, a division in charge of  closing illegal internet content. More than three quarters of these child victims are girls.

Public Schools in Georgia: the Numbers Just Don’t Add Up

Public Schools in Georgia: the Numbers Just Don’t Add Up

Author and Early Learning Authority Dr. Bisa Batten Lewis, affectionately called ‘Dr. Bisa’, managing partner of Ideal Early Learning, LLC --an education consulting firm based in Atlanta, is sounding off in her latest blog about the fallout in the Atlanta Public School system’s alleged cheating scandal and performance of schools throughout the state of Georgia.  Ideal Early Learning, LLC, is one of a few chosen firms leading the way in Georgia to revamp the state’s education system starting with the professional development of early childhood educators and the eligibility requirements effective 2012 by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. 

Georgia has ranked among the lowest-performing states over the last decade in education.

Hosea and Atlanta Food Bank get a much Needed Food Delivery from City Hall

Hosea and Atlanta Food Bank get a much Needed Food Delivery from City Hall

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Dexter Chambers) 

The City of Atlanta’s troubled economy and high unemployment have been the driving forces behind an unprecedented increase in the demand for food assistance. To help feed families in need this holiday season, the Atlanta City Council held a holiday community food campaign in December. More than 2,000 items were collected and more items are coming in. All of the items will be delivered Wednesday, December 22nd to the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Hosea Feed the Homeless and Hungry.

“We’re very grateful to the Atlanta City Council and the community for supporting our efforts this holiday season,” said Bill Bolling, Founder and Executive Director of the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership announces new strategy to counter Gentrification and Dispacement

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership announces new strategy to counter Gentrification and Dispacement

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Beltline Partnership) 

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership announces the creation of the Atlanta Land Trust Collaborative (ALTC) and the selection of Anthony Pickett as executive director of the ALTC to lead the organization’s efforts to maintain affordability in neighborhoods at risk of gentrification and displacement due to the Atlanta BeltLine and throughout the City of Atlanta.

Under the leadership of The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, the Atlanta Housing Association of Neighborhood-based Developers (AHAND) and the Annie E.

See Atlanta's Crummiest Christmas Photos

See Atlanta's Crummiest Christmas Photos

Atlanta, GA--  MomsLikeMe.com has some of the funniest Christmas photos submitted by our readers like you.  Click the link to see the winners of the contest!

Also send your photos in to me and I will put them up on 11Alive for all your friends to see.

Just attach your photos with "Xmas photos" in the subject line. Send to MRichardson@wxia.gannett.com