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Rezoning request for industrial facility denied

City to start pre-treating most dangerous roads in winter weather

 

        Shane and Mandy Grizzle are one of just six foster families in Pickens County. The Grizzles currently have three adopted children, pictured above, and one foster child living with them in their west Pickens home.
    By a slim 3-2 margin, the Jasper City Council refused to grant a rezoning request that could have brought an industrial manufacturing plant to a parcel at Cornett Lane South and Highway 515. Jasper resident Tim Snow, owner of Access Concrete Products out of Dalton, submitted the rezoning application to the city on November 11,

Pickens in desperate need of foster parents

 “All you need is an extra bed, patience and love,” said DFCS director

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Shane and Mandy Grizzle are one of just six foster families in Pickens County. The Grizzles currently have three adopted children, pictured above, and one foster child living with them in their west Pickens home. Call 1-877-210-KIDS to learn more about becoming a foster parent. 

 

Imagine that you’re 10 years old and a court has ordered you be taken away from your parents, who are both addicted to meth and who have been abusing or neglecting you and your siblings.

Tips on preventing frozen pipes

 

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Cold temps are here. Follow these tips to keeps your pipes from freezing in winter weather. 

 

[Commission Chairman Rob Jones cautions homeowners to check their pipes ahead of frigid temps. "Being prepared is very important," said a statement from the commissioner's office.  "It is going to be so cold. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. "

From State Farm Insurance

 For the quarter-million families who have their homes ruined and their lives disrupted each winter because of frozen water pipes, frigid nights can very quickly turn to ongoing, inconvenient, extremely expensive ordeals. In cold and warmer climates alike, pipes freeze for a combination of three central reasons:

 

Kaila’s Birthday Wish

12-year-old wants help for sick kids instead of presents

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By Brandi Strawn

     Meet my daughter Kaila, she is 12 years old. She is currently a 7th grader at Jasper Middle school. She will be turning 13 in February. When I asked her what she wanted to do for her birthday she said she wanted to raise money for the kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital instead of receiving presents this year. As her mom I was so proud of her to suggest such a selfless thing at her age.  

Mega Millions preps $206M jackpot for Tuesday’s drawing

 

Wednesday’s Powerball drawing rolls over to $146M

 

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ATLANTA – The jackpots for Mega Millions and Powerball are getting hotter as cool multi-million dollar prizes continue to be up for grabs with each roll. Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing is at $206 million, and Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is at $146 million.

 

The Mega Millions jackpot has grown since Nov. 7 and has rolled 17 times.

 

Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options: the $206 million annuity prize paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $134 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 Dec. 3 and has rolled 10 times.

 

Powerball offers two jackpot payment options: the $146 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $95 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, Jan. 6, 2015

Estimated Jackpot Amount: $206 million

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

Cash Option Amount: Approximately $134 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: Nov. 7, 2014

Number of Rolls: 17

Last Winning Jackpot Ticket: Nov. 4, 2014 – $321 million (New York) 

#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, Jan. 7, 2015

Estimated Jackpot Amount: $146 million
Annuity Amount: Jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments
Cash Option Amount: Approximately $95 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: Dec. 3, 2014
Number of Rolls: 10
Last Winning Jackpot Ticket: Nov. 29, 2014 – $90 million jackpot (Washington 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 andwww.powerball.com