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Peachtree City man claims $1M Powerball prize

Peachtree City man claims $1M Powerball prize

ATLANTA – A Peachtree City man has claimed a $1 million Powerball prize from the Aug. 7 drawing. Braelinn Village Chevron, located at 1239 Robinson Road in Peachtree City, sold the winning ticket.

The winner, Matthew Beecher, is one of three winners to win $1 million, matching the first five numbers, from the $488 million Powerball drawing.

Additional tickets worth $1 million in winnings were purchased in Pooler and Stockbridge.

Beecher claimed his prize at Georgia Lottery headquarters Aug. 16.

Winning numbers from the Aug. 7 Powerball drawing were: 5-25-30-58-59 and the Powerball was 32.

Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is at an estimated $70 million to a single annuity winner.

Library to hold used book sale

Library to hold used book sale

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The Friends of the Peachtree City Library will hold a used book sale this Wednesday.

The sale will be held Apr. 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 3 on the library's lower level.

Dealers and members of the public are all invited to attend. Many of the books for sale are in "like new" condition.

Visit peachtree-city.org for more information.

Author to hold book signing at The Avenue

Author to hold book signing at The Avenue

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Bestselling author Karen Kingsbury will hold a talk and book signing in Peachtree City this weekend.

Kingsbury will speak about her latest novel, The Chance, at Books-A-Million on Saturday, Apr. 13 at 3 p.m.

She is a Tennessee-based inspirational author who has written dozens of books, most of which have been bestsellers.

Learn more at karenkingsbury.com.

Books-A-Million is located within The Avenue at Peachtree City shopping center.

Pike Nurseries celebrates spring with Happy Flower Hours

Pike Nurseries celebrates spring with Happy Flower Hours

ATLANTA -- All Atlanta-area Pike Nurseries locations will kick off the spring planting season with Happy Flower Hours next week.

From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 22, Pike customers can enjoy store-wide discounts on plants, gardening accessories, patio furniture and more. Williamson Brothers Bar-B-Q will provide complimentary food, and guests will have the opportunity to win discounts and a free landscape design. The first 100 customers will also receive a free reusable tote.

Happy Flower Hours are free to attend.

Visit pikenursery.com to learn more and find your nearest Pike location.

Gigi's Cupcakes offering Valentine's specials

Gigi's Cupcakes offering Valentine's specials

ATLANTA -- There's still time to place a special Valentine's Day order with Gigi's Cupcakes.

The popular cupcake shop, which has stores throughout metro Atlanta, is offering a number of specials, perfect for those you love.

Customers can choose between the Love Box, which features four full-size Valentine cupcakes, and the Smooch Box, which has a dozen mini cupcakes specially decorated for the holiday.

Gigi's Sweetheart Special includes a Love Box and a dozen roses. There's also a gluten-free Love Box option.

Visit gigiscupcakesusa.com to find a store or place an order.

Learn how to attract birds to your backyard

Learn how to attract birds to your backyard

ATLANTA -- Pike Nurseries is holding a free class to help homeowners learn ways to draw birds to their backyards.

According to Pike Nurseries, roughly 350 species of birds live in Georgia. The birding class will teach participants the types of seed that are best for attracting birds, the three essentials needed to draw birds and how to provide for birds during the cold winter months.

The Attracting Birds to Your Backyard class will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at all metro Atlanta Pike Nurseries locations. Visit pikenursery.com to find your closest location.

Pike Nurseries will also offer 20 percent off all birding accessories from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

McIntosh HS lacrosse players to pick up Christmas trees

McIntosh HS lacrosse players to pick up Christmas trees

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Members of the McIntosh High School boys' lacrosse team are willing to pick up and recycle your used Christmas tree.

The lacrosse players will retrieve trees from Peachtree City homes and businesses through Feb. 2.

In return, McIntosh High asks that participants make a donation to the lacrosse team.

To coordinate a tree pickup time, call 770-487-8877 or write to Sally Herman at szherman@yahoo.com.

If you would like to recycle your Christmas tree yourself, you can participate in Bring One for the Chipper.

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Drop off your tree from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at the Peachtree City Recycling Center, the Home Depot on Ga. 54 or the Kedron Shopping Center.