Atlanta–based Company behind Super Soaker Awarded $72.9 Million from Hasbro

11/8/2013, 6 a.m.
An arbitrator ordered Hasbro Inc. to pay about $72.9 million in royalties to the Atlanta-based Johnson Research & Development Co., ...
Super Soaker inventor Lonnie Johnson

Commissioner Johnson hosts 15th annual Tree of Love Program

DECATUR, Ga.– Commissioner Larry Johnson, DeKalb District 3, is hosting his 15th Annual Tree of Love initiative.

The kick-off for the event will be at 12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Gallery at South DeKalb Mall, 2801 Candler Road, Decatur, GA 30034. The Tree of Love is a holiday celebration to assist underprivileged children living in foster care, single-parent and low-income households, etc.

The community, business owners and churches are invited to come out and take a child’s name from the Tree of Love. Gifts will be due back, Saturday, Dec. 14, when the annual Tree of Love Christmas Program will take place at South DeKalb Mall beginning at noon.

Individuals and groups interested in showcasing their talents and participating in the Christmas Program in December can contact 404-964-4936 to sign up.

Georgia goes purple for Alzheimer’s all November

This year marks the 30th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan declaring November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. The Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association launches its month-long campaign called “Go Purple!” to raise awareness across the state of Georgia.

The Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter has been serving the Georgia area since 1982 and has seven regional offices, along with the state office in Atlanta. It is estimated that more than 200,000 Georgians have Alzheimer’s and nearly 500,000 others are affected through their roles as caregivers.

For more information on how to “Go Purple!” for Alzheimer’s this month, visit: www.gopurple4alz.org or contact Andrea Mickelson at 404-728-6046 or email her at amickelson@alz.org.