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Rolling Powerball boosts jackpot to $116M for Wednesday

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ATLANTA – The Powerball jackpot is on a roll and has climbed to an estimated $116 million to a single annuity winner for Wednesday’s drawing.

 

The jackpot has grown since Aug. 10 and has rolled five times.

 

Powerball offers two jackpot payment options: the $116million annuity prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $64 million.

 

Powerball tickets are $2 per play. Players can add the Power Play feature for an additional $1 per play to multiply non-jackpot prize winnings.

 

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

 

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $14.6 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 1.6 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.2 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

 

 

POWERBALL FAST FACTS

Draw Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Estimated Jackpot Amount: $116 million

Annuity Amount: Jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments

Cash Option Amount: Approximately $64 million

Cost to Play: $2 per play; an additional $1 per play to add the Power Play multiplier feature

Drawings: Air at 11 p.m. (ET) every Wednesday and Saturday in Georgia

Latest Time to Purchase Tickets: Until 10 p.m. on days of drawings; until 1 a.m. other days

Overall Odds of Winning Any Prize: Approximately 1:32

Odds of Winning Jackpot Prize: Approximately 1:175 million

Number of Jurisdictions: 45 (43 states, District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands)

Date Jackpot Began Rolling: Aug. 10, 2013

Number of Rolls: 5

Last Winning Jackpot Ticket: Aug. 7, 2013 - $488 million jackpot

    (1 Minnesota winner; 2 New Jersey winners)

#1 Powerball Jackpot: May 18, 2013 - $590.5 million jackpot (Florida winner)

 

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

www.galottery.com,www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com andwww.powerball.com

 

Boil water advisory issued following waterline repairs

 

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     Homes served by the City of Jasper water system on Cove Road (from 1840 Cove Road  east to Bent Tree Drive) have been without water this afternoon, Wednesday, Aug. 26, but according to City of Jasper Water Superintendet David Hall, service should be restored by approximately 5 p.m.

     Hall said as a precautionary measure the city is advising residents who experienced a water ourtage to boil water used for drinking and food preparation until the city gives the all clear, expected sometime on Friday.

     "Whenever you have a line that is completely out of water you want to issue a boil advisory as a precaution," Hall said.

 

 

 

Fatal shooting on Hwy. 108 under investigation

 Updated:

No charges expected in fatal shooting,

investigators say it appears to be self defense.

 

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GBI and sheriff investigators have not filed charges against a Highway 108 resident who shot a man at his home early Sunday morning, as the shooting appeared to be in self-defense according to information from the Pickens sheriff office. 

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Original story -- The sheriff’s office and GBI are continuing to sort out details of a fatal shooting that occurred Sunday (just after midnight Saturday) at a residence on Highway 108.

 

DOT crews plan patching on Hwy. 53 this week

Georgia DOT’s Maintenance crews will resume their work on repairing the deteriorating asphalt spots on State Route 53 in Gilmer and Pickens counties, SR 20 and SR 5 Business in Cherokee County, SR 20 and SR 101 in Floyd County.  Work will proceed daily between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. this week, weather permitting.

         It is the Georgia DOT policy to repair and maintain Georgia interstates and state highways promptly, efficiently and economically using well-planned activities such as deep patching, proper equipment, and skilled and dedicated employees. Prompt repair of small asphalt pavement defects has significant impacts on reducing maintenance costs. Deep patching which will be used in this maintenance operation is one of the methods Georgia DOT uses to repair deteriorated, settled, cracking and dislodged pavement. The technique is much less expensive than other methods. As used by GDOT, deep patching provides a reasonable measure of roadway repairs and reduces maintenance costs.   

 

Heightened police presence at schools following incidents

 

Pickens Sheriff Press Release

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Pickens County Georgia, August 21, 2013: The Pickens Sheriff’s Office is working closely with the Pickens County Board of Education to increase a law enforcement presence in and around all local schools. In light of the recent shooting incident that occurred in Decatur, Georgia, our office is remaining diligent in protecting our students.

Unfortunately, we live in a world where incidents like this can occur.

 

To assist in relieving the anxiety that many parents may be experiencing, Sheriff’s deputies will have a stronger presence over the coming days. Deputies from other divisions within the office will be assisting School Resource Officers throughout school hours to deter the possibility of any similar acts occurring in Pickens County. In addition, the Georgia State Patrol and the City of Jasper Police Department will be assisting in having a presence at each school within their jurisdictions as well.

Please know that everyone with the Pickens Sheriffs Office, the Jasper Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol, the Pickens County Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools, local school administrators, teachers, and all staff are working very hard to keep our children safe.