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Powerball jackpot swells to $170 million

Powerball jackpot swells to $170 million

ATLANTA - Georgia residents have another chance to win a big lottery prize on Wednesday night. The Powerball jackpot is estimated at $170 million to a single winner. 

And it only takes $2 for a chance to win. 

The Georgia Lottery Powerball offers two payment options: the jackpot prize can be paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments or the cash option which, after taxes, is approximately $106 million. So, choose your numbers wisely. 

All proceeds from Powerball benefit education in the state of Georgia. 

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Poster contest to help combat human trafficking

Poster contest to help combat human trafficking

ATLANTA -- All Georgia high school students are invited to participate in a poster contest to promote a national hotline for reporting and preventing human sex trafficking.

The contest, sponsored by the Georgia Department of Education, is open to students in grades nine through 12.

The posters' primary focus should be the national hotline (1-888-373-7888), presented in a creative way to grab people's attention. Judges will pick two winners -- one for an English poster and one for a Spanish poster -- from each of the state's 16 Regional Education Service Agencies.

Regional winners will receive cash prizes -- $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place. The winning posters will also be displayed in schools across the region.

Two state winners -- one in English and one in Spanish -- will each receive $250.

HENRY COUNTY | Remains identified as 14-year-old missing since 2010

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (WXIA) -- Investigators have confirmed what a Henry County mother has feared for over a year now that skeletal remains have been positively identified as her 14-year-old child.

It's been nearly two years since Elisa Hill reported her daughter Anastasia missing. The family woke the morning of March 6, 2010, to find Anastasia's bedroom window open and the child gone.

Originally investigated as a runaway, Henry County police now consider Anastasia Hill's death a homicide.

"It's been very hard," said the teen's mother. "I've had long nights of crying because I just couldn't understand it."

Elisa Hill says she her daughter never called her after leaving home, yet the fretful mother believed the teenager would eventually return home.

Have you started on your Goals for the New Year?

Have you started on your Goals for the New Year?

When the New Year comes people make goals, aspirations, and ways to make new lives for themselves. Whether it’s getting on a new diet plan, changing the people in your environment or changing your environment all together, we make plans to change in area in our lives that we are dissatisfied. As a society, we are taught to set goals, in order to be successful or to have some type of progress in our lives. We are now approaching the end of January. Have you made the necessary steps to obtain to secure your personal goals?

I set personal goals for myself on a daily basis. I come up with a list of goals to pace myself so I can really achieve them. Each task leads me to an ultimate objective or goal. Like for instance, my overall life goals are to be a great mother and own a successful international entertainment empire.

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LOCUST GROVE | Senate OKs bill for terminally ill kids to hunt out of season

LOCUST GROVE | Senate OKs bill for terminally ill kids to hunt out of season

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Senate has approved legislation that would give a special hunting permit to children with terminal illnesses.

Senate Bill 309, also known as Taylor's Law, was approved by a vote of 53-1.

Sen. Rick Jeffares of Locust Grove said the issue was brought to his attention last fall by the family of Taylor Gramling, who was nearing the end of her battle with leukemia.

One of the 18-year-old girl's last requests was to go deer hunting, but local and state officials had to get creative to help make her wish come true ahead of hunting season.

Taylor did kill a deer; she died six weeks later.

The bill was named in her memory and passed with her friends and family watching in the gallery.

Kroger recalls certain frozen Aunt Jemima pancakes

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- Grocery store chain Kroger issued a recall Monday on some Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes due to the possible presence of soy.

Included in the recall are 14.8-ounce packages of frozen Aunt Jemima Oatmeal Pancakes, Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Pancakes, Aunt Jemima Low Fat Buttermilk Pancakes, Aunt Jemima Whole Grain Pancakes, Aunt Jemima Confetti Pancakes and Aunt Jemima Homestyle Pancakes.

The pancakes were sold in stores in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Knoxville, Tenn., plus several other Midwest and Southern states.

For those with soy allergies, eating the products could result in severe allergic reactions, Kroger noted.

Feb. 2-Take Aim at Cancer Presents: Innovations in Lung Cancer Research, Treatment and Patient Care

Feb. 2-Take Aim at Cancer Presents: Innovations in Lung Cancer Research, Treatment and Patient Care

Leading MD Anderson Oncology Chief to Speak at The Lovett School at 7pm

ATLANTA (January 27, 2012) Lung cancer is the No. 1 cause of cancer-related death in both men and women in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2007 (most recent statistics), lung cancer accounted for more deaths than breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer combined. But there’s good news: We’re closer than ever before to eradicating this deadly disease.

Take Aim at Cancer, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization benefiting targeted therapy and lung cancer research, is pleased to present this free educational event that is open to the public. It will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.