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Dinner for the Homeless in Forsyth County

Dinner for the Homeless in Forsyth County
Caring for Forsyth – Dinner for the Homeless

Thanks to the United Way of Forsyth County for sharing details of this event.

The MSG Foundation, McDonald & Son Funeral Home in Cumming & Friends of the Community present:  “Caring for Forysth – Dinner for the Homeless“.

Get the family involved and help share a warm meal in a warm, friendly atmosphere to those in need!

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Fresh-cut Christmas trees for sale at Pike Nurseries

Fresh-cut Christmas trees for sale at Pike Nurseries

DULUTH, Ga. -- Fresh Christmas trees have arrived at Pike Nurseries, and they're being sold for a great price.

The Duluth-based chain of nurseries is offering seven-foot, hand-cut Christmas trees from North Carolina for only $29.99. The trees were carefully carried, not dragged, out of their forests.

RELATED: Where can I buy a Christmas tree?

Pike Nurseries is also offering a special Yuletide package -- a Fraser Fir tree, 24-inch mixed wreath and two poinsettias for $59.99.

Pike Nurseries locations include:

Acworth
* 3602 Cobb Parkway

Alpharetta
* 2955 Holcomb Bridge Road

Hero Central: Trees for Troops

ATLANTA -- A local business is making Christmas merry for our military families.

Big John's Christmas Trees has been participating in the Trees for Troops" project since it was started in 2006.

Since then, Big John's has collected nearly 1,200 trees.

It's all part of an idea to give back to our military men and women who sacrifice so much for our country.

"At Christmastime, we get approached by a lot of folks and we help out as much as we can," said Jimbo Livaditis, the owner of Big John's Christmas Trees. "I think, especially our troops, again sometimes people don't think about them as much. 

Forsyth County to hold onto its AAA credit rating

Forsyth County to hold onto its AAA credit rating

Forsyth - A number of counties, cities, and states had their credit ratings reassessed by their indirect links to the U.S. government and its credit downgrade.

“Forsyth County’s strong financial condition, as illustrated by Moody’s Aaa rating, is certainly something of which we can all be very proud,” Commission Chairman Brian R. Tam said. “The county is fortunate to have a dedicated, talented staff and an outstanding management and legal team. Through their counsel and the Board policies that are in place, confirmation of the county’s stable outlook was achieved.”

Forsyth County in 1 of only 3 counties in GA with the Aaa rating from Moody's

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United Methodist Church in Cumming Features Children's Author Cheryl Campbell at Gingerbread Night

United Methodist Church in Cumming Features Children's Author Cheryl Campbell at Gingerbread Night

On Friday evening, December 9th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., the United Methodist Church of Cumming will feature local children's author Cheryl Campbell at their Gingerbread Night event. The event will be held at the church at 770 Canton Highway in Cumming and Cheryl will be signing her three Christmas Books: Darling the Curly Tailed Reindoe; Darling Saves Christmas; and Bill Mouse's Christmas Stocking. The event does require a ticket that can be purchased at the door or in advance. For more information, click here

A former teacher, pre-school owner, and "Teacher of the Year," Cheryl who began creating her stories with an uncle over twenty years ago when her children were young, wanted characters that children could relate to and ones that had challenges they would overcome.

Protect yourself from fees when renting cars

CUMMING, Ga. -- For Courtney Emmett it was a shocker when she received a huge bill after turning in her rental car.

She turned in the Enterprise rental car in Cumming, did a walk-around with the agent and got a report that indicated scratches and dings on the rear bumper.

But weeks later Enterprise charged her over $900.

How did she find out about it?

They charged her credit card and later said they found a tear in the bumper and sent the car to a collision shop to replace it.

"There was no crack in the bumper. There is no dent in the bumper. All it was was a tiny bit of a paint scuffing what looked like might have been," said Emmett.

But Enterprise told 11Alive in a prepared statement that the customer is responsible for "any and all damage regardless of fault or negligence."

They also said that Emmett's insurance carrier paid the full claim.

But that wasn't all Emmett got.