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Impact Worship Center Welcomes Comedian Rod Z for Pastoral Appreciation

Impact Worship Center Welcomes Comedian Rod Z for Pastoral Appreciation

Known as the fastest-growing church in Atlanta, Impact Worship Center, located at 4451 S Atlanta Road , Suite 123 in Smyrna is celebrating their Pastoral Appreciation for Pastor Dr. A.T. Jones, Jr. beginning on Friday, September 13th at 7:30pm with special guests, Comedian Rod Z  and Bassist Michael Norwood.

Health club collects backpacks for Christian City

Health club collects backpacks for Christian City

UNION CITY, Ga. -- A women's health club in Peachtree City has collected school supplies and 35 backpacks for the Children's Village at Christian City.

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Fitness Spa Health Club employees Anita Libby and Debi Corbi spearheaded the backpack drive, and members provided the donations.

The backpacks and supplies will go directly to the kids who call Christian City home. The Union City-based charity has helped more than 1,000 abused, abandoned and neglected kids since 1965.

Learn more at christiancity.org.

Global Aviation Holdings raises $1,200 for Christian City

Global Aviation Holdings raises $1,200 for Christian City

UNION CITY, Ga. -- Global Aviation Holdings recently held a charity golf tournament to benefit the Children's Village at Christian City.

The Peachtree City-based air transportation service provider presented Christian City officials with a check for $1,200 after the event.

RELATED | How to help the Christian City kids

Christian City will use the money to care for the abused, abandoned and neglected kids who live in the cottages on its Union City campus.

Learn more at christiancity.org.

Peachtree City named best metro Atlanta town for families

Peachtree City named best metro Atlanta town for families

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- A new study names Peachtree City the best Atlanta-area town and second-best Georgia city for young families.

NerdWallet compiled the top 10 list of places to raise families in Georgia. The survey analyzed such factors as good public schools, the cost of living and the town's prosperity. It cited Peachtree City's educational system and golf cart paths as the main reasons for its ranking.

Evans, a suburb of Augusta, topped this year's list, which features six metro Atlanta towns.

1. Evans
2. Peachtree City
3. Sugar Hill
4. Perry
5. St. Simons
6. Suwanee
7. Alpharetta
8. Martinez
9. Buford
10. Fayetteville

Learn more at nerdwallet.com.

11Alive helps Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

11Alive helps Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

ATLANTA -- 11Alive News employees rolled up their sleeves Wednesday morning and assembled 400 bagged lunches for children in need.

This is the second year 11Alive has helped Action Ministries' Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program.

PHOTOS | 11Alive helps Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Smart Lunch, Smart Kid provides nutritious meals in the summertime for children who normally rely on free or reduced-price lunches during the school year.

WellCare and Gas South employees joined the 11Alive team in making sandwiches and putting together lunch bags. Each Smart Lunch, Smart Kid meal consists of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, chips, fruit snacks and a bottle of water.

Action Ministries hopes to feed at least 200,000 children across north Georgia through the 2013 Smart Lunch, Smart Kid outreach.

Police collecting donations for Okla.

Police collecting donations for Okla.

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Magnolia Disaster Relief has partnered with the Peachtree City Police Department to collect items for those devastated by the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma.

RELATED | Telethon raises $57K for Okla.

Several necessities are needed, including bottled water, non-perishable food, toiletries, new clothes, baby items, camp equipment, tarps, ropes and duct tape.

Items can be dropped off at the police station on Wednesday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; on Thursday, May 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and on Friday, May 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Life & relationship strategist Kenny Pugh launches program for teen pregnancy

Life & relationship strategist Kenny Pugh launches program for teen pregnancy

In support and partnership with The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Life & Relationship Strategist, Author and Speaker,Kenny Pugh (http://www.kennypugh.com) will launch Abstinence Matters