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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.

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. 

Chair-ity Event raises more than $50,000

Chair-ity Event raises more than $50,000

UNION CITY, Ga. -- Residents of the Children's Village at Christian City have a great reason to celebrate this holiday season -- the Children's Chair-ity Event, their annual fundraiser, collected more than $50,000 on Dec. 1.

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More than 80 items were donated by local artists and businesses for the silent auction, while dedicated volunteers spent the entire year working to ensure the event would be a success. The Children's Chair-ity Event was held at the Dolce in Peachtree City.

About 1,000 abused and abandoned children have been aided by Christian City since 1965. For more information, visit www.christiancity.org.

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.

'Light up the Night' toy drive to help local families

'Light up the Night' toy drive to help local families

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The Peachtree City Police Department is gearing up for its annual "Light up the Night" event, a toy drive that ensures every family in town has a very merry holiday season.

Residents can drop off new, unwrapped toys at three locations on certain days in November or December. The police department needs toys for both girls and boys, ages two to 17.

Official "Light up the Night" partners include Toys for Tots, the Angel Tree Project and Fayette Holiday Helpers.

For more information about the toy drive, call Peachtree City Police Capt. Stan Pye at 770-487-8866 ext. 1303.

Drop-off dates and locations include:

Great 'Chair-ity' event to help Children's Village

Great 'Chair-ity' event to help Children's Village

UNION CITY, Ga. -- Who knew that a little hand-painted chair could do so much good?

The Children's Village at Christian City is gearing up for its fifth annual Children's Chair-ity Event, a holiday auction that raises money for the disadvantaged kids who live in the cottages at the Union City-based assisted living home.

Items for auction include chairs crafted and painted by local artists -- hence the name of the event. Children's Village residents also paint chair-shaped Christmas tree ornaments for the auction, and sponsoring businesses offer great prizes and deals to the highest bidders. More than 60 local businesses sponsor the event, including Georgia Power, Nestlé Purina and Global Aviation Holdings.