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HERO CENTRAL: Girl dials 911 with deactivated phone

8:07 PM, Mar 10, 2014

A 10-year-old from Oconee County found a way to call 911 that many adults may not know.

'Twitter kid' being recognized for encouraging others

12:18 PM, Mar 4, 2014

Through her account, she sends tweets that have personal quotes, pictures and notes that are aimed to inspire and encourage others.

Georgia National Guard members get Purple Hearts

6:45 PM, Mar 3, 2014

A special tribute to some Georgia heroes.  The Georgia Army National Guard presented the Purple Heart to three of its members during a special ceremony Sunday.


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Cobb County neighbors help ambulance in ice storm

2:46 AM, Feb 18, 2014

Some Cobb County residents say they are amazed at the huge reaction they've been receiving from all over the world after they helped free an ambulance from the ice last week.

Soldier returns home and makes 2 surprise stops at schools

7:32 PM, Jan 13, 2014

For Army Capt. Robert Abrams, after a year of dedication to country, he can now give way to devotion to family.

Griffin QB's home ransacked during game

7:38 PM, Dec 16, 2013

The home of Griffin High School quarterback Jaquez Parks was robbed while he played in Saturday's championship game.

Former Falcons coach a hero during the holidays

7:30 PM, Dec 9, 2013

A former Atlanta Falcons coach and his family are still giving back to the community, and becoming heroes for young patients.

Hosea Feed the Hungry gets needed turkeys

7:15 PM, Nov 25, 2013

They feed thousands during the holidays, helping the community.  But Hosea Feed the Hungry needed help getting more turkeys.

Rockettes deliver holiday cheer to Sandy Springs kids

5:58 PM, Nov 19, 2013

The Rockettes stopped by Sandy Springs Monday night to deliver some holiday cheer.

Comcast to hire more heroes

6:59 PM, Oct 28, 2013

In this week's Hero Central, we salute Comcast who is committed to hiring 1,000 more veterans by 2015.

Helping kids on National Make a Difference Day

12:03 PM, Oct 28, 2013

In communities from coast to coast, and here in Atlanta, millions volunteered on projects to make their neighborhoods better.  It was all part of National Make a Difference Day 2013.

Atlanta Falcons help kids get connected online

6:03 PM, Oct 14, 2013

The Atlanta Falcons, members of the Atlanta City Council and former NFL coach and sports commentator Tony Dungy are teaming up to become heroes to our young people. 

Random Acts of Kindness: Kimberly Brenowitz

10:34 AM, Sep 16, 2013

Kimberly works to find forever homes for pets in need. Her dedication was rewarded with a big surprise from an Atlanta pet store.

Stone Mountain hikers injured in fall saved by Technical Rescue team

12:49 AM, Jul 24, 2013

The DeKalb County firefighters who rescued the two injured hikers from a rugged and treacherous part of Stone Mountain Tuesday are part of the elite Technical Rescue team.

Two people run into fire, save 2-year-old boy, babysitter

6:34 AM, Jul 18, 2013

Two people jumped into the fire -- literally -- on Monday to save a 2-year-old boy and his 70-year-old babysitter.

Family seeks one-armed woman who saved their daughter

6:36 AM, Jun 25, 2013

A 4 year old's family said they never had a chance to properly thank the woman who saved the little girl from drowning.

Worldwide support for paralyzed hero

6:34 PM, Jun 12, 2013

A north Georgia man is getting prayers and support from around the world after he was critically injured rescuing a 4-year-old child.

Helping inmates and dogs at the same time

6:26 PM, Jun 3, 2013

Officials bring in dogs at the jail where they will train with professional trainers and inmate-handlers.

Good Samaritans rescue woman after I-75 car wreck

11:08 PM, May 31, 2013

It was a frightening experience for a Jonesboro woman Wednesday night when her car was sideswiped by another vehicle getting on to Interstate 75.

PETA thanks firefighters for rescuing ducks

8:31 PM, May 13, 2013

The organization PETA recognized the Alpharetta Fire Department for its quick action in saving eight ducklings from a storm drain. 

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