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Georgia Lottery sales falling short

ATLANTA -- Turns out the budget for education expenses was richer than reality.

The Governor's Office says lottery revenues continue to fall short of expected revenue despite that fact that ticket sales are up in the first quarter of this year.

"We budgeted more revenue than we are now expecting to receive," said Governor Nathan Deal's spokesman, Brian Robinson. "We budgeted $903 million in the fiscal year 2012 budget. Fiscal year 2011 lottery deposits to education were $846 million."

11Alive started digging into lottery revenue because of cuts to the Pre-K program. $54 million was cut to make up for falling lottery tickets sales in fiscal year 2011, which ended in June. That caused an exodus of experienced educators from the program.

So how did we get here?

Things started going in the wrong direction in the fiscal year of 2011: Total revenue: $3,597,222,000, down $48,175,000 from the year before, or 1 percent.

Georgia per capita income hit $34,800 last year

Georgia per capita income hit $34,800 last year

ATLANTA -- Georgia ranks 21st among the states for per capita income growth over the past 35 years, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The Peach State's annual PCI growth rate was 5.61 percent from 1975 to 2010. PCI was $5,157 in 1975, compared with $34,800 in 2010.

In terms of total personal income (TPI), Georgia's growth rate was 7.59 percent. The TPI in 1975 was $26 billion, compared with $338 billion in 2010.

PCI is the average amount of money earned by a single person in a given year, while TPI is the sum earned by all people.

Nobel Prize winner to headline USG conference

Nobel Prize winner to headline USG conference

ATLANTA -- Nobel Prize winner Dr. Muhammad Yunus will be the keynote speaker at an economic development conference hosted by the University System of Georgia.

The Social Business and Microcredit conference will be held Oct. 17 at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center.

Yunus won the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize for his pioneering work in microcredit, which is the extension of very small loans to those in poverty, with the goal of spurring entrepreneurship.

Dressbarn at Tanger Outlet in Locust Grove holds Teacher Appreciation Day Friday Sept. 30, 2011

 Dressbarn at Tanger Outlet in Locust Grove holds  Teacher Appreciation Day Friday Sept. 30, 2011

This Friday, September 30th, will be a special day for Teachers at the Dressbarn Store at Tanger Outlet in Locust Grove, Georgia.

It is Teacher Appreciation Day from 3pm until 9pm.  Dressbarn will give all Teachers a 20% discount on all regularly priced items.

There will be a drawing for 2 Gift Baskets as door prizes for the teachers and while supplies last Gift Bags.  The Tanger Outlet

Dressbarn at 1000 Tanger Drive in Locust Grove is the only store that is having this Teacher Appreciation Day.   Just come in and

identify you are a teacher to recieve the discount and the ticket for the drawing.   If you have questions  the number is 770-914-1937.

 

 

Atlanta Regional Transportation Forum To Be Held In Clayton County

Atlanta Regional Transportation Forum To Be Held In Clayton County

Residents of Clayton County are invited to provide their input on a draft list of transportation investments for the county and metro region, to be funded by a regional, penny sales tax referendum next summer. The Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable will host a forum at the Board of Commissioners Office located at 112 Smith Street, Jonesboro, GA from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Vice Chair Wole Ralph’s Birthday Celebration to Benefit

Vice Chair Wole Ralph’s Birthday Celebration to Benefit

 

 

Chili’s Restaurant at Mt. Zion cordially invites the public to join them for a birthday celebration in honor of Clayton County Commission Vice Chair Wole Ralph on Monday, September 26, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Vice Chair Ralph continues his efforts to raise funds for the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. One hundred percent of the restaurant’s net proceeds for the evening will be donated to the hospital.  The restaurant is located at 2230 Mt. Zion Parkway, Morrow, GA. 

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than by spending an evening with the people of Clayton County as we work together to raise funds for the mission of St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  I thank Chili’s for their efforts and am proud to be a part of this fundraiser.  I hope you will join me.”

To date, Chili's Corporation has raised more than $30 million for the children of St.