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ADOPT A PET: Meet Starr

ADOPT A PET: Meet Starr

 

ATLANTA, Ga. – If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers by adopting a "companion" for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Starr is a three-month-old female Labrador Retriever mix; she’s looking for a forever home. According to the Humane Society, she will need someone who is patient, caring and loving. Since Starr is such a young dog she needs someone who has the time to commit to training her. Starr is small, now, but she’ll grow to be about 80 lbs. due to her breed.

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Traffic fatalities in Georgia continue to decline

Traffic fatalities in Georgia continue to decline

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal and state authorities say Georgia highway fatalities dropped substantially last year for the fifth year in a row.

Statistics finalized and published this month show a total of 1,244 people died on Georgia highways in 2010. That's a decline of 3.7 percent, or 48 deaths, from the 2009 total of 1,292. It continues a trend in decreased highway deaths that began in 2006.

Traffic fatalities reached a record 1,744 in 2005.

The Georgia Department of Transportation says that as of Monday, 2011 fatalities were on track to decrease from 2010 with 62 fewer than that date a year ago.

Stories of the Heart

ATLANTA -- At 11Alive, we pride ourselves in being a team of journalists who help you.

We always seek the truth, take action, and look for solutions on issues at the heart of our community.

It's that heart that we're celebrating this Christmas.

WATCH | Stories of the Heart

Affordable last minute gifts

ATLANTA -- Many shoppers will wander the stores Christmas Eve trying to find last minute gifts. Some will even be just starting their shopping!

Here are some of my favorite gifts for those on a tight budget:

The most expensive item on my list is the patent leather Michael Kors iPad case at Tuesday Morning stores.

It normally retails for $129.99 but is discounted to $49.99 at Tuesday Morning and features a gold lining and stand up easel. The Midtown Atlanta store had a large selection of the case on Dec. 22. Selection will vary by location, so call ahead.

Another steal was at Target, where eyes lips face (e.l.f.) cosmetic kits run from $3 to $15, though most are $5.

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Merry Christmas from Gov. Deal

Merry Christmas from Gov. Deal

ATLANTA -- Governor Nathan Deal issued a special holiday greeting for Georgia residents on Friday.

As Christmas nears, I wanted to wish every Georgian a merry Christmas and a happy holiday season.

Christmas has a special way of reminding us what is really important: our faith in God, family and the well-being of our fellow man.

But Christmas is not limited to a single season or date on a calendar. These feelings of peace and love are always with us throughout our lives. For many, Christmas serves as a rejuvenation of these values and ideals.

After the gifts are all unwrapped and the candles begin to dim, our spirits will once again be enriched and fully restored.

As we reflect on all we have been able to accomplish this past year, we will cary this rejuvenated spirit to achieve all the goals that we have set for the coming years.

Classic Christmas TV moments return to networks of 11Alive

ATLANTA -- Some old holiday favorites will be revived this weekend on 11Alive's new sister station, Antenna TV.

The network will launch at 4 a.m. Saturday on Digital TV channel 36.3, Comcast channel 245 and Charter channel 83.

As the name suggests, Antenna TV features classic TV shows from the antenna era, inlcuding "Three's Company," "Good Times," "The Three Stooges," "Father Knows Best," "All in the Family," and "The Monkees."

This weekend, the channel will air special holiday episodes from those series and more. For a full program listing, visit Antenna TV's website.

MARTA announces holiday schedule changes

MARTA announces holiday schedule changes

ATLANTA -- Before you hop on MARTA bus or rail this holiday weekend, you should be aware of their special schedule through Monday.

Saturday, Dec. 24
MARTA will operate on a regular Saturday schedule. Buses will run from 5 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., while trains will run every 20 minutes on all lines from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m.

The Five Points RideStore will be open regular hours (7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), while the Airport RideStore will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 25
MARTA will operate on a regular Sunday schedule Christmas Day. Bus service will run from 5 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and trains will operate every 20 minutes from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Both RideStore locations will be closed on Sunday.