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Powerball climbs to $173 million

Powerball climbs to $173 million

ATLANTA – Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $173 million after no one matched all the winning numbers in Saturday’s drawing.

Two Georgia Lottery players matched four numbers plus the Powerball number Saturday, winning $10,000 each. The lucky tickets were purchased in McDonough and LaFayette.

The Powerball jackpot has been growing since Lithonia resident Kathy Scruggs won $25 million in the Sept. 14 drawing.

Powerball offers two payment options: the $173 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments, or the cash option, which is approximately $105 million.

Powerball tickets are $1 per play.

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

POWERBALL FAST FACTS

Inman Park street closings due to L5P Halloween Festival today

Inman Park street closings due to L5P Halloween Festival today

Inman Park - Neighbors, the following STREETS ARE CLOSING for the L5P Halloween Festival today Saturday, Oct. 22.

EUCLID AV from AUSTIN AV to COLQUITT AV from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

EUCLID AV from COLQUITT AV to the Star Bar parking lot from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

COLQUITT AV from EUCLID AV to SINCLAIR AV from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

MORELAND AV from the Star Bar to the Wrecking Bar from 4:00 PM  to 6:00 PM 

The parade starts at 4:00

 

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will hold an appreciation ceremony for more than 180 Atlanta-area music teachers Friday evening.

The teachers will be recognized at 7 p.m. by ASO president Stanley Romanstein. Afterward, the instructors will attend the evening's concert featuring the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky.

ASO cellist Joel Dallow will also receive a special award from Romanstein for his arts education advocacy work throughout Georgia.

Both the 8 p.m. concert and the preceding reception will take place at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Midtown.

 

Catching Up With Joel Osteen

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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.

POWERBALL FAST FACTS

APS Transportation Department sponsors ‘Stuff the Bus’ holiday food collection drive

APS Transportation Department sponsors ‘Stuff the Bus’ holiday food collection drive

 

ATLANTA – The Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless organization, in conjunction, with the APS Transportation Department are teaming up and sponsoring a “Stuff the Bus” holiday food collection drive.

This drive will run from Monday, October 17 until Thursday, November 17 and will collect enough nonperishable food items to fill an entire school bus.

Donations can be submitted at the APS Transportation Campus, which is located t 1661 Metropolitan Parkway and at the APS Center for Learning and Leadership at 130 Trinity Avenue in Atlanta.

Donations of canned, boxed, and bagged food items will be accepted. Bus drivers will also accept donated food items at all APS bus stops. 

Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces Seniors for Seniors Program

Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces  Seniors for Seniors Program

 

Adopt a Golden Atlanta (AGA) is initiating a Seniors for Seniors program, providing a way for seniors age 65 and older to adopt senior golden retrievers (10 years and older) by waiving the adoption fee or facilitating a permanent foster home arrangement.

In the last few years, Adopt a Golden Atlanta, the largest golden retriever rescue in the Southeast and fourth largest in the US, has seen an increase in the number of older dogs coming into the program – either due to passing of their owner or because of economic reasons.  “We’ve seen a four-fold increase in the number of seniors we’ve taken in,” reports Lauren Genkinger, AGA’s president and founder.  “So we’re announcing this program that is a win-win for both seniors involved – the human and the golden retriever,” she continues.

For many breeds, such as golden retrievers, the average life span has been 10 to 12 years, but with the current a