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Eat out, raise money, help kids

Eat out, raise money, help kids

MCDONOUGH, Ga. -- You can do your part this week to curb Georgia's high school dropout rate. All you need to do is eat at one of your favorite restaurants.

On Thursday, Aug. 23, proceeds from restaurants across the state will be donated to Communities in Schools of Georgia, an organization that encourages young people to complete their education and succeed in life.

The sixth annual Dine Out for Kids event hopes to exceed last year's total of $30,000 for children in the state.

Communities in Schools, which has chapters across the country, provides mentoring and after-school services, including parent education, literacy programs and youth leadership opportunities.

Participating Dine Out for Kids restaurants in McDonough and Henry County include:

Walmart layaway is back, better this year

Walmart layaway is back, better this year

ATLANTA -- The Walmart layaway program will return just in time for Christmas, the company announced Monday.

This year's layaway will have plenty of new features, including more eligible items and a $15 Walmart gift card for those who pay for their entire layaway purchase.

Layaway begins on Sept. 16. Customers who like their local Walmart stores on Facebook beginning Aug. 28 will be able to start their layaway early, on Sept. 14.

Learn more about the program at walmart.com/layaway.

Georgia resumes annual Back-to-School tax free holiday

Georgia resumes annual Back-to-School tax free holiday

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia is offering parents a tax holiday on back-to-school goods for the first time since 2009.

The state will temporarily suspend its collection of the sales tax on Aug. 10-11 for general school supplies, some clothing and computers and computer accessories.

Henry Co. man wins $2.5M lottery prize

Henry Co. man wins $2.5M lottery prize

ATLANTA -- An Atlanta-area newcomer has received a $2.5 million welcome to town.

Joseph Burnette won the top prize playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Millionaire Jumbo Bucks.

"It's real!" the lucky winner exclaimed when he picked up his prize Wednesday at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.

Burnette, 31, is a fairgrounds concession worker. He recently relocated to Georgia from Fredericksburg, Va.

In addition to the grand prize, Burnette won $20 on a Georgia Millions instant ticket. He bought both tickets at the Citgo on Highway 138 in Stockbridge.

"I was going for gas and I paid for it," he said of his top prize. "I didn't even get the gas. I fell down."

Burnette added that he plans to buy a car and a computer with some of his cash.

Back to School Deals Week of 7\8 - 7\14

Back to School Deals Week of 7\8 - 7\14

Here are some of this weeks best back to school deals. I will be posting every Tuesday deals from Major Atlanta stores to help you get ready for the hoilday. To see a complete list of all the back to school deals check out Pretty Frugal Diva's Back to School Section




Crayola 10 ct Markers or 12 ct Colored Pencils .99

Crayola Wild Notes Journal with Pen $4

Fiskars 5 inch Kids’ Scissors Pointed or Blunt Tip 2/$3

$50K lottery ticket sold in McDonough

$50K lottery ticket sold in McDonough

MCDONOUGH, Ga. -- A Henry County gas station sold a winning Georgia Lottery ticket.

The $50,000 Jumbo Bucks Classic ticket was purchased at the Chevron Food Mart on Highway 81.

Phyllis Reinig of Manchester, who bought the ticket, claimed her prize Wednesday at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Columbus.

$1.00 Off McDonalds Cherry Berry Chiller equals FREE in some areas


Here is a awesome coupon $1.00/1 coupon this is a great snack while you are on the go.   Now in some areas there is still the $1.00 price, meaning a FREE ONE !!! This is McDonald's new flavor and it's pretty good, I must say. Not sure how long McDonalds is going ot have this to printout, so print it out TODAY. 

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