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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

Salvation Army Concludes its 2010 Angel Tree Toy Distribution Today

Salvation Army Concludes its 2010 Angel Tree Toy Distribution Today

Dekalb County, GA--  (submitted by Lafeea Watson)

Salvation Army Concludes its 2010 Angel Tree Toy Distribution Today

What: December 21, The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta will wrap up its 2010 Angel Tree program with toy distributions to the families of over 892 Dekalb County children from low-income households.

Throughout the day, The Salvation Army staff and volunteers will distribute unwrapped new holiday toys, clothing and other gift items donated by local residents and businesses to local children in need.

The parents of the registered children will arrive at pre-scheduled times to receive their holiday gift items that range from new bikes, dolls and doll-houses, to hats, scarves, and other warm-weather items.

In 2010, The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Command has distributed more than 30,000 gift items to local children and elderly through its Angel Tree Program.

Falcons pitch-in to help Dekalb County Children fight Obesity & Diabetes

Falcons pitch-in to help Dekalb County Children fight Obesity & Diabetes

Atlanta, GA--  (Submitted by the Chauncey Davis Foundation) 

Atlanta Falcons Defensive End Chauncey Davis (#92), Atlanta Falcons Harry Douglas, entertainment mogul Devyne Stephens, Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders, Atlanta Falcons mascot Freddie Falcon and more will donate new bikes for youth this holiday season to promote exercise and healthy lifestyles 365 days a year.

An Outrageous Raise or a Well Deserved Supplement?

An Outrageous Raise or a Well Deserved Supplement?

DEKALB COUNTY, GA -- "I think it's more of the same, a slap in the face." That's how Kim Ault and other parents reacted Friday to a $73,000 pay hike for Interim DeKalb County School Superintendent Ramona Tyson.

Some are outraged that a school system that's $50 million in the red and racked by a recent scandal would even think of such a move.

But with a 7 to 1 vote, the DeKalb County School Board increased Tyson's salary by 44 percent.

"Given what she's taken us through, it's disingenuous if we were going to continue to pay her 50 cents on the dollar," said School Board Chairman Tom Bowen.

He points out that Tyson has been working at her old Deputy Superintendent's salary of $165,000 since taking over the top job last February.

She took over when previous Superintendent Crawford Lewis was suspended and then fired after being charged with corruption.

Lewis' salary was $255,000 when he got the boot.

Dekalb CEO Ellis Announces Administrative Appointments, Promotion

Dekalb CEO Ellis Announces Administrative Appointments, Promotion

Dekalb, GA--  (submitted by Communications at Deklab County) 

DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis named appointments to fill vacancies in four county departments. Mike Van Wie has been named Airport Director, Stacy Grear has been named Director of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Burke Brennan has been named Chief Communications Officer and Patrick Bailey has been promoted to Director of the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Berean Christian Church to pass out 1200 Food Boxes to needy families

Berean Christian Church to pass out 1200 Food Boxes to needy families

Stone Mountain, GA--  (Submitted by Beream Christian Church)    

The holiday season is upon us and Berean Christian Church, in partnership with local churches, businesses and families, is planning to show families in need just how much the community cares.  The goal is to demonstrate godly love by providing 2,010 families with food boxes for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. 

This effort began with the distribution of 1,200 boxes of food for Thanksgiving under the leadership of Senior Pastor Kerwin B.

Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan Rolls into Stone Mountain Loaded with Gifts

Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan Rolls into Stone Mountain Loaded with Gifts

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Judith Fouts) The Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan, illuminated by 25,000 red and white sparkling lights, will roll into Stone Mountain and spread the spirit of the holidays on December 8 stop at the local Walmart Supercenter.  The stop is part of the Caravan's 15 day metro Atlanta visit, and encourages visitors to donate their My Coke Rewards Points and unwrapped gifts to Toys for Tots while also testing out the new Playstation 3 and its new Move motion controller.

This year, the Caravan will help celebrate Coca-Cola’s national partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program by collecting gifts and toys for children in metro Atlanta.

In the spirit of giving, Coca-Cola will make a $20,000 donation to the local Toys for Tots organization to help provide underprivileged kids with gifts this holiday season.