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Help for paralyzed man stalls

More supplies and donations needed 

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Donald Brown remains in good spirits despite setbacks in his recovery. His wife Brandy, and children Layce and Nathaniel offer support. 

 A planned community work day to help modify a home for a young Marble Hill father left paralyzed from a wreck has been postponed as more donations are needed for supplies.

Input sought on Hwy. 53 Business route

GEORGIA DOT WANTS YOUR TWO CENTS IN WIDENING AND IMPROVING STATE ROUTE 53 BUSINESS IN PICKENS COUNTY

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JASPER, Ga. - A public information open house to discuss the Georgia DOT’s proposed improvements to State Route (SR) 53 Business in Pickens County is scheduled for Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 5 until 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Pickens County Administrative Offices, located at 1266 East Church Street in the city of Jasper, Georgia.  

   

Comments from winning incumbents

Byron Long wins another term on the school board

Rick Jasperse re-elected to state house

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In local races Tuesday Byron Long, above right, won a second term on the school board defeating Jennifer Galligan in the Post 3 race. In the other local race, Rick Jasperse, above left,  took a convincing win to continue serving this area in the state house District 11.

Family plans community work day to modify home of young father paralyzed in wreck

Updated story November 13

Efforts to help paralyzed man stalls

 

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The community is asked to help modify a home for a Marble Hill area father left paralyzed from an automobile wreck on September 6.

Donald Brown, who worked locally in construction, remains in the Shepard Spinal Clinic in Atlanta. He has two small children who both attend Tate Elementary. His wife is staying at the hospital as a caregiver and the children are staying with his sister-in-law. Before Brown can come home, many modifications will have to be made to his home. The family is planning a community work day later this month. One planned for November 15th has been postponed due to a lack in supplies and funds.

Mega Millions serves up $321M; Powerball tops $178M

 

 

ATLANTA – Mega Millions and Powerball are posting triple-digit jackpots for its midweek drawings as Georgians continue to rake in large prizes. Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot is at an estimated $321 million to a single annuity winner. Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is at an estimated $178 million to a single annuity winner.

 

Two tickets worth $5,000 were sold in Locust Grove and Winder from Friday’s Mega Millions drawing.

 

The Mega Millions jackpot has grown since Aug. 26 and has rolled 20 times.

 

Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options: the $321 million annuity prize paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $194 million.

 

It only takes $1 to play Mega Millions for a chance to win big. Players can multiply prizes with the Megaplier option for an additional $1 per play.

 

The Powerball jackpot has grown since Sept. 27 and has rolled 11 times.

 

Two lucky tickets worth $10,000 were sold in Warner Robins and Richmond Hill from Saturday’s Powerball drawing.

 

Powerball offers two payment options: the $178 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $111 million.

 

Powerball tickets are $2 per play.

 

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

 

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $15.7 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program. More than 1.7 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.3 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

 

MEGA MILLIONS FAST FACTS

Draw Date: Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Estimated Jackpot Amount: $321 million

Annuity AmountJackpot prize paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual graduated payments

Cash Option Amount: Approximately $194 million

Cost to Play: $1 per play; additional $1 per play for Megaplier

Drawings: 11 p.m. (ET) every Tuesday and Friday

Overall Odds of Winning Any Prize: Approximately 1:40

Odds of Winning Jackpot Prize: Approximately 1:175 million

Date Jackpot Began Rolling: Aug. 26, 2014

Number of Rolls: 20

Last Winning Jackpot Ticket: Aug. 22, 2014 – $180 million (California) 

#1 Mega Millions Jackpot: March 30, 2012 – $656 million

(3 winning tickets – Illinois, Kansas and Maryland – $218.6 million each)

 

POWERBALL FAST FACTS

Draw Date: Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

Estimated Jackpot Amount: $178 million
Annuity Amount: Jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments
Cash Option Amount: Approximately $111 million
Cost to Play: $2 per play; an additional $1 per play to add the Power Play multiplier
Drawings: 11 p.m. (ET) every Wednesday and Saturday
Overall Odds of Winning Any Prize: Approximately 1:32
Odds of Winning Jackpot Prize: Approximately 1:175 million
Date Jackpot Began Rolling: Sept. 27, 2014
Number of Rolls: 11
Last Winning Jackpot Ticket: Sept. 24, 2014 – $229 million jackpot (California winner)
#1 Powerball Jackpot: May 18, 2013 – $590.5 million jackpot (Florida winner)

For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp., Mega Millions and Powerball, please visit:

www.galottery.comwww.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com, www.megamillions.com and www.powerball.com