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Powerball soars to $124 million

Powerball soars to $124 million

ATLANTA – Powerball is packing a powerful punch with the jackpot for tonight’s drawing at an estimated $124 million to a single annuity winner.

It only takes $1 for a chance to win big.

Powerball offers two payment options: the jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments or the cash option, which is approximately $75 million.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.

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Local Businesses Sponsor a Dog Wash & Pet Parade

Local Businesses Sponsor a Dog Wash & Pet Parade

 

October 1, 2011-  While lots of groups have car washes to earn money for their team or organization, Bowen’s Tae Kwon Do Academy had a different idea- A Dog Wash and Pet Parade! Yes, you read that correctly!  Who doesn’t want a clean smelling dog, right?  That is what the instructor team at Bowen’s Tae Kwon Do thought, so with a few weeks to plan, lots of excitement and enthusiasm, they were off and running! 

Shopping center neighbor and good friend of Bowen’s TKD Academy, Maximum Nutrition, wanted to join the fun.  Maximum Nutrition co-owner, Rhianna Bailey has an open dog policy at her nutritional supplement shop nicknamed The Max.  Priced up to 30% off retail, The Max offers a wide variety of sports supplements, whole food vitamins, herbals, and much more for the whole family including your favorite pet!  Lastly, Lucky Dog Coupon wanted to join the fun as a sponsor as well

Allatoona High Pink-Out raises $3K

Allatoona High Pink-Out raises $3K

ACWORTH, Ga. -- The National Honor Society chapter at Acworth's Allatoona High School recently raised some big money for the Susan G. Komen breast cancer research foundation.

Most of the money came from a T-shirt sale. Over 660 pink T-shirts were sold for the cause.

A bake sale at the Allatoona v. Dalton football game also netted more than $500.

The Pink-Out pulled in a grand total of $3,513.45 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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The Home Depot Making Wishes Come True

The Home Depot Making Wishes Come True

What does one do with an idea in their head but not sure how to go about getting it done?  Go to The Home Depot, of course!  That is exactly what Carmel Elementary School PTA did and the Woodstock Home Depot was more than happy to help in a big way.  Some of the parent volunteers at Carmel thought it would be great to have a wishing well at school that could be used for different purposes such as to collect money for special school-wide projects, to leave notes thanking a staff member or teacher, or to appreciate another student.  They wished and The Home Depot built  a giant 9’ tall wishing well, with careful attention to detail, that proudly sits in the school lobby.

OSHA, MUST Ministries partnership to benefit those in need

OSHA, MUST Ministries partnership to benefit those in need

SMYRNA, Ga. -- A new Metro Atlanta alliance could possibly put several Georgians back to work before the end of the year.

On Sept. 26, representatives from MUST Ministries and the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration signed an agreement to launch a new training program for out-of-work residents of Cherokee and Cobb counties. This is only the second such partnership that OSHA's Atlanta-West Area office has entered.

This alliance will create a 10-hour general workplace safety course related to seasonal jobs, including warehouse work and stocking. The course will be held Oct. 24-26; OSHA and Must Ministries plan to launch a similar course in February to focus on summertime construction jobs.

The goal of these courses is to provide the unemployed with access to training resources, according to OSHA area director Andre Richards.

Soles4Souls partners with Cornerstone Prep for shoe drive

Soles4Souls partners with Cornerstone Prep for shoe drive

ACWORTH, Ga. -- For people living in extreme poverty or recovering from natural disasters, a new pair of shoes can make a major difference.

Since 2005, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 15 million pairs of shoes to people in need. Their goods are donated by generous folks like the students, parents and staff of Cornerstone Preparatory Academy in Acworth.

Soles4Souls and Cornerstone Prep will work together to hold a two-day shoe collection for Cobb County residents in December. The charity believes partners like Cornerstone Prep will challenge others to become forces of change in their communities.

"We need partners like Cornerstone Prep Academy to get behind Soles4Souls.

BEST SPOTS: Metro Atlanta Fall Festivals

BEST SPOTS: Metro Atlanta Fall Festivals

ATLANTA – Fall is approaching and ‘tis the season for fall festivals. Metro Atlanta offers a festival for whatever tickles your fancy; whether it be food, music or fun you can find it during the autumn season in the city. For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of the best fall festival in Atlanta, this year.

Come to Atlanta for one of the largest gay celebrations in the United States. The Atlanta Pride Festival will celebrate their 41st year, this October. Atlanta Pride started in the summer of 1970, a year after the Stonewall Riots in New York City. According to their website, the main purpose of the APC is to “promote unity, visibility and self-esteem among lesbian, gay men, bisexuals and transgender persons”. The festival features events, like: the Official Atlanta Pride Kickoff Party, the Tran March, Pride parade and Pride Children’s event.