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Jonesboro church helps to feed Clayton County's faimlies

Jonesboro - Deborah Mollineaux, of Jonesboro, said she recently lost her job, and was having to face the harsh reality of either choosing to pay her rent and electric bill, or buy food.

While she was desperately searching for some assistance, a friend –– was also out of work –– told her about the food pantry at Rev. Willie M.

Powerball jackpot rises to $250 million

Powerball jackpot rises to $250 million

ATLANTA – Powerball has soared to staggering heights. Wednesday’s jackpot has jumped to $250 million after no one matched all the winning numbers in Saturday’s drawing.

One Georgia Lottery player won $10,000 in Saturday’s drawing. The lucky ticket was purchased in Pooler.

The Powerball jackpot has been growing since Dec. 28 and has rolled 12 times.

 Powerball offers two payment options: the $250 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments, or the cash option, which is approximately $156 million.

 Powerball tickets are $2 per play.

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

The Soil is More than Dirt class to take place at 'The Beach'

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012 Time: 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Location: Clayton County International Park "The Beach"

Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just a beginner, there is one simple truth: the better the soil, the better your garden. Larry Dove of Two Doves Farm in Fayetteville will return to discuss soil testing and soil preparation for your most successful vegetable garden ever. He says it would be a good idea for you to have your soil tested prior to the program so he can help interpret the results. To take a soil sample, take several random shovels-full, approximately 6 inches deep, from your garden space. Mix together; remove rocks, weeds, and take about one cup of mixture to your county Cooperative Extension Services office. Label it "Vegetable", "Flower", "Turf", or whatever you plan to grow in that area. They will send to UGA; results will be sent to you. Soil test cost is $6.00 at Clayton County Extension.

Riverdale residents can have their name placed in bricks

Riverdale residents can have their name placed in bricks

The City of Riverdale would like to offer its' citizens a once in a lifetime opportunity to leave your mark in history by participating in our Legacy Brick campaign!!!

As part of the Legacy Brick Campaign, residents can have their name forever part of the "Path of Greatness" at the new Town Center. Click here for more info!

Clayton County Parks & Recreation Easter Egg Party

Clayton County Parks & Recreation Easter Egg Party

Join in the fun with Clayton County Parks and Recreation at the Easter Egg Party on April 7, 2012.  Must RSVP by April 3, 2012.  Free for ages: 5-12.  For additional information contact:  Samarria 770-603-4001

Nominate your favorite do-gooder for the 11Alive Community Service Awards

Nominate your favorite do-gooder for the 11Alive Community Service Awards

ATLANTA -- Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for the hard work that he or she does to make metro Atlanta a better place?

Nominate your favorite philanthropist for the 2012 11Alive Community Service Awards.

For the last 37 years, the 11Alive Community Service Awards have honored some of the most caring, giving, selfless members of the community. A total of 11 people are recognized every year during a televised dinner and awards ceremony.

Each recipient receives $1,000 for the charity of his or her choice.

To nominate someone, visit the 11Alive Community Service Awards website to get all the information. Nominations are due no later than Monday, Jan. 9.

Merry Christmas from Gov. Deal

Merry Christmas from Gov. Deal

ATLANTA -- Governor Nathan Deal issued a special holiday greeting for Georgia residents on Friday.

As Christmas nears, I wanted to wish every Georgian a merry Christmas and a happy holiday season.

Christmas has a special way of reminding us what is really important: our faith in God, family and the well-being of our fellow man.

But Christmas is not limited to a single season or date on a calendar. These feelings of peace and love are always with us throughout our lives. For many, Christmas serves as a rejuvenation of these values and ideals.

After the gifts are all unwrapped and the candles begin to dim, our spirits will once again be enriched and fully restored.

As we reflect on all we have been able to accomplish this past year, we will cary this rejuvenated spirit to achieve all the goals that we have set for the coming years.