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North Cobb High Community Pledges to X the TXT

KENNESAW, GA -- Texting is one of the most dangerous distractions facing drivers today, particularly among teenagers -- and car crashes are the number one killer of teens.

On Monday, Nov. 8, students, faculty and staff at North Cobb High School in Kennesaw joined more than 80,000 Americans who have pledged not to text and drive through Allstate's X the TXT campaign.

Kennesaw Police Department Begins Annual Holiday Fund

KENNESAW, GA -- This holiday season will mark the 33rd year that the City of Kennesaw Police Department has come together to aid less fortunate families in the Kennesaw/Acworth area.

The annual Jerry Worthan Memorial Christmas Fund is about to begin, and the Kennesaw Police Department is looking for help. Donations of money, food and new toys are always appreciated. In 2009, thanks to the generosity of the community, the KPD was able to help over 51 families, including 131 children.

The dropoff location for toys and food is the Kennesaw City Jail. Monetary donations can be mailed (attn: Officer Scott Luther) or brought to the Kennesaw Police Department (2539 J O Stephenson Avenue NW, Kennesaw, 30144), Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Make all checks payable to the Jerry Worthan Memorial Christmas Fund.

The deadline for donations is Friday, Dec.

Acworth Woman Wins $1M on "Celebration"

ACWORTH, GA -- An Acworth woman is breaking out the confetti, the cupcakes and the cash. Julia Kohler, 55, has won a whopping $1 million prize playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Millionaire Celebration.

The lucky lottery winner, who enjoys traveling worldwide, anticipates planning future trips.

"I at least want to go on one trip a year," said Kohler, who volunteers in her community. "I'll eventually get a new car."

Kellogg Creek Market, 3569 Kellogg Creek Road in Acworth, sold the winning ticket. Kohler was at home when she scratched it.

"It didn't look like anything I'd ever seen," she said. "I pulled out three pairs of glasses from my purse, and I kept looking at it."

All of the zeroes she saw were quite a surprise, Kohler admits.

"It still does not seem real," she exclaimed. "I'm very excited about receiving a few more dollars every year."

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