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Acworth Family Helps Tellus Museum Reach 400,000 Visitors

Acworth Family Helps Tellus Museum Reach 400,000 Visitors

CARTERSVILLE, GA -- An Acworth family recently helped Tellus Science Museum reach a milestone.

Meredith Pitts and her children, three-year-old Jackson and 11-month-old Natalie, visited the museum on Friday, Jan. 21. Upon arriving, they were informed that Tellus had officially reached 400,000 visitors, thanks to them.

"We saw on the Web site that Tellus was approaching 400,000, but we didn't expect it to be us," said Meredith. "I thought it would be fun if it was us, but I wasn't expecting it."

Tellus Science Museum opened on January 12, 2009. It is located off of I-75 Exit 293 in Cartersville.

2011 Georgia Fishing Regulations Now Available

2011 Georgia Fishing Regulations Now Available

ACWORTH, GA -- As the snow piles up around North Georgia, it's hard to imagine a day when it'll be warm enough to go fishing.

But for those who want to plan ahead, the new 2011 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations are now available.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) recently distributed printed versions of the regulations to all Division offices and facilities, a number of state parks and fishing license retailers statewide.

WRD advises new and experienced anglers alike to familiarize themselves with the regulations before casting a line.

Construction Worker Wins $30K Lottery Prize

Construction Worker Wins $30K Lottery Prize

CARTERSVILLE, GA -- Stephen Hale stopped in his tracks when he discovered he'd won the lottery.

Hale, a construction worker from White, won a $30,000 top prize playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Spicy Cash!

"We were coming back from an air show in Atlanta," he said. "I let the clerk pick it for me."

BP Mart (5626 Highway 20 NE, Cartersville, 30121) sold the winning ticket. Hale, 24, scratched it in the store just before walking outside.

"I had to go back to make sure I wasn't seeing things," he said. "I almost passed out."

Hale's wife, Sasha, and three children were with him when he discovered his prize.

The family is excited and anticipates purchasing a new home.

'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest Winners Announced

'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest Winners Announced

COBB COUNTY, GA -- The "Fun in the Park" Photo Contest, hosted by the Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, is over for 2010.

This year marked the largest turn-out in the contest's history. Over 280 photos, all of which were taken in Cobb parks, were submitted in the three categories.

With so many great photos submitted, the panel of eight judges had a difficult time selecting the winners.

12 Days of Giveaways, Courtesy of Momslikeme!

12 Days of Giveaways, Courtesy of Momslikeme!

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Momslikeme is currently running a "12 Days of Christmas" sweepstakes, where $2,000 worth of prizes will be given away!

Each contest begins at 10:00 a.m. and runs for 24 hours.

The fantastic prizes include:

Monday, Dec. 6: A Pike Nurseries Quick & Easy Christmas Décor Package, which includes a fresh-cut 6'8" Fraser fir Christmas tree, a fragrant 24" mixed wreath, and three 6" florist-quality poinsettias.

Tuesday, Dec. 7: Four tickets to A Stone Mountain Christmas (a $108 value), good through Jan. 2.

Wednesday, 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."