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Bike Giveaway at Alpharetta Church

Bike Giveaway at Alpharetta Church

ALPHARETTA, GA -- Some students are going to be able to get around a little easier.

They were awarded a new bicycle from the folks at DreamWeavers of Georgia.

The giveaway took place at Alpharetta First United Methodist Church Saturday afternoon. Needless to say, it was a big hit.

The children who received a free bike were also treated to lunch.

DreamWeavers of Georgia is an Alpharetta-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for the benefit of foster children. In addition to the bicycle giveaway, the charity also hosted a very successful toy drive in December.

Moms Site Seeks Atlanta's Coolest Kid

Moms Site Seeks Atlanta's Coolest Kid

ATLANTA -- The social networking site Atlanta MomsLikeMe is on the hunt for Atlanta's Coolest Kid and is offering up an $1,800 prize package to find him or her.

The site is accepting photo entries of children in a cool environment, like snow or a pool, until Friday, March 4.  Then, the public can vote for their favorite cool kid photo.

Voting ends on March 20 and the contestant whose photo received the most votes will score the Grand Prize: a voucher for a three-night stay at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort.  The prize includes golf, tennis, biking and fitness center access.

To enter the Atlanta's Coolest Kid Photo Contest, visit Atlanta.MomsLikeMe.com.

Deals of the Day: AirTran Sale, 50% off TCBY & Free Kids Meals

ATLANTA -- The deals of the day include an AirTran Airways sale with one-way fares starting at $59, a frozen yogurt discount of 50 percent off at TCBY and free kids meals at IKEA and Chili's.

You can also print coupons for a free cone at Baskin Robbins, a free stack of pancakes at Denny's, free burger at Sonic, and a free milkshake at Checker's.

Save half off or more on facials and massages, 83 percent off a six-month gym membership, and get a free one-month trial at Netflix.

You can find the details and coupons for these deals in the Bargains & Deals section of Atlanta MomsLikeMe.com.

Michelle Obama Coming to Atlanta Wednesday

WASHINGTON (USA Today) -- First lady Michelle Obama marks the first anniversary of her Let's Move! campaign aimed at ending obesity within a generation.

Tuesday, she'll meet with reporters at the White House who have covered the effort; tomorrow morning, look for her on NBC's Today and on ABC's Live with Regis & Kelly.

Early Tuesday afternoon, she will visit the Burgess Peterson Academy in Atlanta to discuss healthy eating principles for children. Later in the afternoon, she will speak at the North Point Community Church in Alpharetta. 11Alive.com will provide live streaming coverage of Mrs. Obama's visit and both speaking engagements.

Michelle Obama's Visit May Include Sit Down with Local Boy

ATLANTA-- When first lady Michelle Obama visits an Alpharetta church Wednesday to tout her "Let's Move" program you can bet 12-year-old Tiger Green will be there.

The 7th grader is a good example of what her goal is -- getting kids to eat healthier and participate in physical activity.

"My catch phrase came from Mr. and Mrs. Obama.  It is 'yes we can, follow me'." 

Around the same time Michelle Obama began her "Let's Move" campaign Greene was clinically obese.  He was fed up with being teased by other kids and having no energy.  He lost 50 pounds and now exercises regularly.

"When I was trying to get fit I couldn't find any other kids my age to look up to.  I'm hoping I can be an inspiration for other kids who are in the same situation I was in," Greene said.

Green has started the TigerTeam foundation to help peers with resources for nutrition and  physical activity.

All Lanes Open After Fiery I-285 Crash

DUNWOODY, GA -- The wreckage of a fiery crash that killed a teen driver early Tuesday has been cleared and all lanes of the Top End Perimeter have reopened.

Traffic was stacked up on both the Perimeter and Georgia 400 well through the morning rush hour. Some drivers were caught in the backup for more than six hours.

Callers began reporting the wreck to 911 just after midnight between Ashford-Dunwoody Road and Chamblee-Dunwoody Road.

Dunwoody Police confirm 19-year-old Jacob Blackmore of Marietta went the wrong-way on I-285 and hit a tractor-trailer. His car burst into flames. DeKalb firefighters managed to pull him from the car, but it was too late.

"I saw it in my rear-view mirror," said witness Randy Hinderliter. "It looked like the car got broad-sided. I heard an explosion. I'll never forget that sound."

Kennedy Business Centers 100kW Solar System and Sawnee EMC Pave the Way for Georgia’s Solar Future

Kennedy Business Centers 100kW Solar System and Sawnee EMC Pave the Way for Georgia’s Solar Future

Solar System Designed and Installed by Radiance Solar 

Kennedy Business Centers LLC. has announced the completion of a 100kW solar photovoltaic system at their commercial business park in Alpharetta, GA.   The array was designed and installed by Atlanta-based Radiance Solar, and is participating in Sawnee EMC’s Net Energy Metering Program, which pays Kennedy for every kilowatt-hour of solar energy produced.

The 100kW photovoltaic system is one of the largest roof-mounted photovoltaic systems in the state of Georgia, consisting of 450 Schuco solar modules. The array was designed and engineered by Radiance Solar to maximize solar power production and feed over 133,650 kWh of clean energy into the electric grid every year.