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Jubilant jackpots: Mega Millions $173M, Powerball $125M

Jubilant jackpots: Mega Millions $173M, Powerball $125M

 

ATLANTA – As the holidays near and sugar plum fairies jig, massive jackpots from Mega Millions and Powerball will add to this weekend’s magical moments.

Friday’s $173 million Mega Millions jackpot is especially green, while Saturday’s $125 million Powerball jackpot is merry and bright.

Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing produced four $10,000 winners with tickets purchased in Midland, Columbus, Marietta and Warner Robins. One player, Eddie Hall of Leesburg, won $250,000 in Tuesday’s drawing with his ticket purchased at Lee Pub, 1561 U.S. Highway 195, Leesburg.

The Mega Millions jackpot has grown since Nov. 4, rolling 14 times. Powerball has rolled nine times since Nov. 23.

It only takes $1 to play Mega Millions and Powerball for a chance to unwrap an enchanted jubilee. Players can multiply prizes with the Megaplier and Power Play options for an additional $1 per play.

JC Penny in Forest Park and the local organization, NAPO, team up and donate to Soles4Souls

JC Penny in Forest Park and the local organization, NAPO, team up and donate to Soles4Souls

Forest Park - Today at 10:00 am thousands of shoes will be loaded onto a truck and delivered to the offices of the non-profit, Soles4Souls.

Members of the Georgia chapter of National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) help victims of natural disasters around the world.   President of NAPO-GA and Professional Organizer for The Orderly Touch, Sherry Lee Denton says, “Soles4Souls has given me an opportunity to connect with the communities I serve.  This effort by our NAPO-Georgia chapter resulted in us being part of something bigger than our local chapter, a greater camaraderie of our members, as well as providing footwear to populations in need. "

Soles4Souls, Inc (www.Soles4Souls.org) started as a simple idea to help the victims of Southeast Asia recover from the 2004 tsunami and has become the largest distributor of free footwear in the world.  

Salvation Army donations dramatically down

Salvation Army donations dramatically down

ATLANTA --  This is the time of year we're used to seeing Salvation Army volunteers ringing their bells and accepting donations. This holiday season, however, their red kettles are turning up low.

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Electric Violinist Ken Ford Makes History Performing at the 77th Heisman Trophy Awards on ESPN

Electric Violinist Ken Ford Makes History Performing at the 77th Heisman Trophy Awards on ESPN

Atlanta's own Electric Violinist Ken Ford performed live on Saturday, December 10th in front of millions for the 77th annual Heisman Trophy Presentation Presented by on ESPN. A first in the network's history to have a live music performance take place during the Heisman presentation. 

Clayton County Honors 107 Year Old Resident

Clayton County Honors 107 Year Old Resident

Commissioner Gail B. Hambrick, District 2, was recently invited to the 107th birthday of Clayton County resident, Mrs. Maggie Brown Kidd.  Mrs. Kidd was born in Stephens, Georgia, on December 7, 1904.  Believed to be the county’s oldest living resident, Mrs. Kidd resides in Riverdale, GA with her daughter and son-in-law in.

"It is an amazing honor for me to serve as Mrs. Maggie Brown Kidd's County Commissioner.  The Board of Commissioners value their senior residents and the vital role that they play in both enriching our communities and our lives”, stated Hambrick. “Our seniors serve as an important reminder of our history and as an empowering link to our future.  In as much as it is a blessing for Mrs. Kidd to celebrate her 107th birthday among family and friends, it is even a greater blessing for us, the residents of Clayton County, to have this beautiful jewel in our county."

Atlanta Wedding Expert Hosts Evening of Bridal Beauty for Brides-to-Be

Atlanta Wedding Expert Hosts Evening of Bridal Beauty for Brides-to-Be

Wedding Expert, Tia R. Ervin is coming to the rescue for all brides preparing for upcoming nuptials in her signature "WEDucation" event, Beauty & The Bride, hosted at Polished Beauty Lounge in quaint Vinings on Wednesday, December 7th.

Enjoy the opening weekend of Clayton County's 9th annual Festival of Trees and Lights

Enjoy the opening weekend of Clayton County's 9th annual Festival of Trees and Lights

This Friday kicks of the beginning of th the 9th Annual Festival of Trees and Lights.  The presentation is put on by Clayton County Parks and Recreation along with Rainbow House Inc.

The festival is located at Clayton County International Park in Jonesboro, and will last until December 18th.

Read the flyer for more info.