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Join 11Alive and be a Photo Gallery Contributor

Join 11Alive and be a Photo Gallery Contributor

Now there’s a new way to show off your neighborhood on 11Alive's Where U Live.  As a community content provider you can upload and post photos to our new galleries.

You can find the galleries on the left side of your community pages.

We want to see your pictures of events, community fun and even news on your street.  Did weather cause downed trees?  Attend a community festival?  Missing pets?  Now it’s easier than ever to get the word out to your neighbors. 

Sign up to be a contributor and within a few short clicks you’ll be able to show off your photos to the entire Atlanta community.  If you’re already a contributor, just look for “Photo Gallery” under the “Create Content” link in your admin menu.

If you have not yet signed up to contribute content, join now by emailing mrichardson@wxia.gannett.com

Powerball accelerates to $160M for Wednesday

Powerball accelerates to $160M for Wednesday

ATLANTA – The jackpot for Powerball has continued to accelerate. The jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing is at an estimated $160 million to a single annuity winner. Tickets are $1 per play.

The game offers two payment options: the jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments or the cash option, which is approximately $85 million.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.

Cobb Chamber announces Public Safety nominees

Cobb Chamber announces Public Safety nominees

COBB CO., Ga. -- The Cobb Chamber of Commerce plans to recognize its county's finest during Public Safety Appreciation Week.

The special ceremony will take place Monday, Oct. 3 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, kicking off a weeklong community effort to celebrate everyday heroes.

Preparations for October began earlier this year, when residents, government officials, local agencies and community leaders nominated personnel for the Public Safety Employee of the Year award.

The Cobb Chamber received 18 nominations this year:

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Win a 55" TV from 11Alive and DealChicken

Win a 55" TV from 11Alive and DealChicken

ATLANTA -- 11Alive is busy preparing for the launch of DealChicken, which provides users with the very best deals in cities all across the U.S.

Now, to help our viewers share in our excitement, we are giving away a 55" LCD television to one lucky winner in our DealChicken sweepstakes.

To enter, simply "like" 11Alive on Facebook and click on the DealChicken TV Giveaway link (on the left-hand side of the page, under the photo of Chesley).

Good luck, and don't forget to register for DealChicken!

IT DOESN’T TAKE BIG BUCKS TO GIVE BACK IN A BIG WAY - Spend Your Summer with Bert’s Big Adventure

IT DOESN’T TAKE BIG BUCKS TO GIVE BACK IN A BIG WAY - Spend Your Summer with Bert’s Big Adventure

Bert's Big Adventure is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to allow children with a chronic or terminal illness ages 5 to 12 years of age that prove financial need and live in The Bert Show’s Atlanta radio listening area (WWWQ-FM/99.7), to experience a magical 5 day adventure with their families at Walt Disney World®.

Now that summer is now in session and in addition to bringing warm weather, the new season has brought about a host of philanthropic events, all benefiting one of Atlanta’s favorite organizations: Bert’s Big Adventure. With different events throughout the summer, there’s sure to be something to fit your style and schedule.

Saturday, July 16 Charity

Car Show at Tires Plus, Hamilton Mill | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Free for spectators | 3225 Sardis Church Road, Buford, GA 30519 Have a cool ride you want to show off? Bring it to the Tires Plus Total Car Care Hamilton Mill in Buford Charity Car Show event on July 16 from 10 a.m.

BEST SPOTS: Kenley's Restaurant

ATLANTA – It’s a secret kept in the basement of a “historic” building but it’s a known fact that when you visit you’ll leave with a smile. The restaurant called Kenley’s Restaurant is a down-home dining staple amongst celebrities and “people of importance” in Atlanta but it caters to the Average Joe.

The Where U Live team recently discovered this Atlanta gem and it’s our Best Spot in Atlanta, this week.

Publix school supply drive to assist Marietta students

Publix school supply drive to assist Marietta students

ATLANTA -- Parents and teachers know that having the right school supplies can mean the difference between a passing or a failing grade for students.

That's why Publix has teamed up with the United Way and several local partners to host the School Tools for Cool Kids program.

Residents can stop by their neighborhood Publix grocery stores from Monday, July 18 until Sunday, Aug. 14 to purchase and/or drop off school supplies in the School Tools bins.

"We encourage customers to donate school supplies to help . . . children begin the school year on a level playing field," said Brenda Reid, media and community relations manager for Publix.