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Local Lighting Design Company Creates ‘Firefly’ Lanterns for Foundation for Mitochondrial Research

Local Lighting Design Company Creates ‘Firefly’ Lanterns for Foundation for Mitochondrial Research

Forsyth-based The Outdoor Lights, Inc. Creates Custom-Designed ‘Firefly’ Lanterns to Help Raise Funds and Awareness for Mitochondrial Disease and Research

The Outdoor Lights, an award-winning lighting design and installation firm headquartered in Forsyth County, is doing their part in the hopes of one day fueling hope for children and adults suffering from Mitochondrial disease. The company created a custom, one-of-a-kind ‘firefly’ lantern to raise awareness and funds for The Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine, (www.foundmm.org), an organization dedicated to funding research for mitochondrial disease. 

Mitochondria are tiny parts of cells in the human body that create energy.  When they work correctly, they are power plants for the body.

State tax credit program raises $50M for scholarships

State tax credit program raises $50M for scholarships

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Revenue stamped its approval on $50 million in donations under the Georgia Scholarship Tax Credit Program.

The program lets people and businesses get tax credit for donations to scholarships for Georgia children to attend private schools.

Fifty million dollars is the most allowed under the program. In 2012, the statewide cap on donations will increase by the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index until 2018.

Individuals can donate up to $1,000, while married couples have a donation cap of $2,500. Corporations can donate up to 75 percent of their state income tax liability.

The American Federation for Children estimated more than 6,000 students last year got scholarships to attend private schools through the program.

Santa Arrives in Atlanta - Area Malls Announce Holiday Event Schedules

Santa Arrives in Atlanta - Area Malls Announce Holiday Event Schedules

ATLANTA – Atlanta-area Simon malls will deck the halls this season with plenty of holiday cheer and entertainment. Gwinnett Place, Lenox Square, Mall of Georgia, Northlake Mall, Phipps Plaza and Town Center at Cobb are offering a variety of special holiday events for the whole family:

Gwinnett Place (2100 Pleasant Hill Rd. / 770-813-6840 / Facebook / Twitter)

·         Santa’s Arrival: November 19 at noon.  Visit Santa's Winter Wonderland at Gwinnett Place’s Center Court and have your holiday photo taken with St. Nick!

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Renewable Fuels Facility to Save Dekalb County $3 million

Renewable Fuels Facility to Save Dekalb County $3 million

DECATUR – The Greenest Urban County in America is getting a little greener.

DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis, in conjunction with the Clean Cities Atlanta Petroleum Reduction Program and Energy Systems Group, held a ceremonial groundbreaking today for a new renewable natural gas (RNG) processing facility at the Seminole Road Landfill in Ellenwood.

“With this DeKalb County Renewable Fuels Facility, we will turn landfill gas into renewable fuel thereby reducing diesel and gasoline fuel consumption and related emissions in the metro Atlanta area,” said CEO Ellis.

Through this program, the DeKalb County Sanitation Department will convert 70 vehicles to run on RNG that is produced by the DeKalb County Renewable Fuels Facility providing a fuel that is cleaner and less expensive than diesel fuel.  Compared to the cost of diesel fuel, DeKalb County is forecasting fuel savings of $3 million over the next 8 years.  The coun

Sweet Deal! Celebrate with 50% off Edible Custom Cupcake Toppers ($30 value)

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