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March Of Dimes: Nurse Of The Year

Watch as we go behind the scenes of the March Of Dimes award show for Nurse Of The Year. Who won this great honor? Watch and find out!

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Georgia lawmakers vote down annual cost-of-living adjustment

Georgia lawmakers vote down annual cost-of-living adjustment

ATLANTA -- Georgia legislators won't get be getting a raise next year.

In a unanimous decision, the Legislative Services Committee voted on Monday to freeze the cost-of-living adjustment for the third straight year. Members of the General Assembly earn $17,341.68. Georgia has a part-time Legislature that holds a 40-day session each year.

State employees have also had their wages frozen in recent years. House Speaker David Ralston says the freeze is the right thing to do in the down economy. Senate Pro Tempore Tommie Williams agreed, but says increasing lawmaker pay should be explored when the economy improves because the current salary makes it difficult for legislators to serve and earn a living.

Officials say the move amounts to a savings of between $28,000 and $30,000 per year.

Sandwiches recalled at Georgia RaceTrac stores

ATLANTA (WXIA) - Chicago-based Flying Food Group has announced a voluntary recall of five types of sandwiches distributed in RaceTrac locations in Georgia.

The recall covers the following ready-to-eat sandwiches sold at RaceTrac stores: Chicken Quarter Pounder, Chicken Quarter Pounder with Tomatoes, Ham Quarter Pounder, Ham Quarter Pounder with Tomatoes and the American Sub. All the sandwiches have an expiration date of November 30, and were only distributed in stores in Georgia.

The voluntary recall came after a possible food safety issue was uncovered at Flying Food's Lawrenceville, Ga. facility.

RaceTrac issued a statement Monday regarding the recall:

11Alive's 29th Annual Holiday Canathon is a big success!

11Alive's 29th Annual Holiday Canathon is a big success!

ATLANTA (WXIA) - More than 154,000 cans were donated in the 29th Annual 11Alive Holiday Canathon on December 2!

Despite the brisk and cool weather early in the morning, the sunny day turned out to be a spectacular one for the Canathon.

Georgia Natural Gas' John Jamison loved the weather for Friday's event.

"I wanted to thank 11Alive for hosting this event, and thank you for ordering up a perfect '11' on the Wizometer for today," he said.

Donations came from five drop-off points - Turner Field in Atlanta, at the School Box in Duluth (South Gwinnett County), The School Box in Kennesaw, State Mutual Stadium in Rome and at Atlantic Station. The donations will go to help the Salvation Army's annual efforts to help feed the needy and hungry this year.

WEEKEND EVENTS: SEC Championship, Civil War and Tree Lighting

WEEKEND EVENTS: SEC Championship, Civil War and Tree Lighting

ATLANTA – 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.

A program called, Hope for the Holidays, will be held at the Art House in Buckhead. A hundred local artists will be displaying their creativity from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The event is being held to benefit a couple of local children’s charities in the area. This benefit will be donating funds to Jerusalem House, the Atlanta Mission, Chris Kids, the Children’s Restoration Network and Sheltering Arms. The Art House is located at 3193 Paces Ferry Place in Buckhead.

The McDaniel Farm in Duluth will be holding their fourth annual Civil War Holiday program from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The program takes a walk back to 1862 and tells participants how Union and Confederate soldiers marked Christmas during the Civil War. You can visit campsites, watch a drill or even make ornaments for soldiers’ trees.

Secret Santas Wanted

Secret Santas Wanted

The Children's Center for Hope & Healing is looking for secret Santas. This wonderful non-profit organization  is dedicated to breaking the cycle of child sexual abuse and preventing the victimization of children.

If you, your office, your Sunday School Class, or your family would like to provide Christmas for one of our

children or one of our families, please call us for a wish list.  Every week, we see children whose shoes are

too small for their feet, whose legs have outgrown their Levi’s, or who greedily devour our snack supply

because they don’t have enough to eat at home.  


These families need our help providing clothing—winter jackets, blue jeans, sweaters, and pajamas as well as

BEST SPOTS: Holiday Lights

BEST SPOTS: Holiday Lights


ATLANTA – It’s officially Christmas time and now it’s time to spread some Christmas cheer. Pack your loved ones into the family vehicle and take a ride to one of these spots to enjoy the many displays set up all over the metro area. The Where U Live Team has listed a couple of the “Most Popular”, “Most Affordable” and “Longest Running” Christmas displays for you to visit, with your family. Check them out; they are sure to be shining stars over your holiday.