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Dallas woman celebrates 'extreme' lottery win

Dallas woman celebrates 'extreme' lottery win

DALLAS, Ga. -- A Dallas woman is celebrating an "extreme" Georgia Lottery win.

Charlotte Black, 61, won $1 million playing the instant game Extreme Green.

"It feels wonderful," said Black, a self-described housewife, mother and grandmother.

Grands (6435 Hiram Douglasville Highway, Powder Springs, 30127) sold the top prize ticket.

Black scratched the ticket in the store's parking lot, then went inside to confirm the news.

"It's a good thing the store wasn't crowded, because I was screaming," she said.

Black and her husband David, a Georgia Power control wireman, are still deciding how to use the winnings.

CTC cheerleaders soar to second place in first-ever meet

CTC cheerleaders soar to second place in first-ever meet

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Chattahoochee Tech Golden Eagles' club cheerleading squad has flown away with a second place finish in its first competition.

The cheerleaders competed in the Level 6 division at the Spirit Unlimited competition on Saturday, Mar. 12 at the Georgia State University Sports Arena.

Over 35 squads from around the state competed across all six levels.

The CTC cheerleaders put on a two-and-a-half minute routine in front of 1,500 spectators in one of the day's last performances.

"It was really high energy pretty much the whole time," said Audra Tillman, head coach of the Golden Eagles. "Of course, for us, it was our first competition, so we were just really, really excited. So when we went out on the court, I don't think I really remember anything.

Registration open for Acworth summer camp

Registration open for Acworth summer camp

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Every year, the Acworth Parks and Recreation Department provides a safe and active camp environment for local children to enjoy the summer.

Camps include a variety of outdoor activities, such as swimming, canoeing, hiking and archery, as well as field trips to Stars and Strikes, Fernbank Science Center, Zoo Atlanta and the World of Coca-Cola.

The eight one-week camp sessions begin the week of June 6 and end on Aug. 5, with a break during the week of July 4. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended time available for working parents.

Registration open for 2011 Georgia Games

Registration open for 2011 Georgia Games

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Amateur athletes of every age, ability and passion can compete for medals again this year at the 2011 Georgia Games.

This year's edition of the state's largest multi-sport event will take place on various weekends throughout the summer.

Online registration is currently open for all 48 sports, listed below.

More than 8,000 athletes from 500 Georgia cities and town competed in the 2010 Games. The event is staffed by over 1,000 volunteers, who can also register online to help.

The Georgia Games is a festival for state citizens of all ages and athletic abilities, including physically disabled and Paralympic athletes.

Are you ready for the NEW March Madness?

Are you ready for the NEW March Madness?

DALLAS, Ga. -- Forget basketball. In Paulding County, March Madness is all about baseball.

The New Georgia Youth Athletic Association will hold its 2011 "March Madness" season opener from Friday, Mar. 11 through Sunday, Mar. 13 at its New Georgia Baseball Complex (5885 Villa Rica Highway, Dallas, 30157).

The USSSA-sanctioned March Madness is designed to be a prelude to the spring baseball season. The facility features everything a youth team could ask for, including real pitching mounds and grass infields, two batting cages and plenty of open space for players to warm up.

For more information, including the costs for teams to enter the three-day tournament, visit the USSSA website.

Go fly a kite

Go fly a kite

DALLAS, Ga. -- Get a jump start on spring activities this weekend by flying kites with your friends and neighbors.

The Family Fun Flyers kite flying extravaganza will be on Saturday, Mar. 12 at White Oak Park (298 Mustang Drive, Dallas, 30132).

Sign-in begins at 12:30 p.m., with the actual event scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m.

Fantastic prizes will be awarded to the oldest flyer, youngest flyer, highest flyer and most unique kite, so pray for wind and get ready for the weekend.

Want to Be Atlanta's Biggest Loser?

Want to Be Atlanta's Biggest Loser?

ATLANTA -- "Atlanta's Biggest Loser" is now accepting entries for contestants for the show's fifth edition.

Like its national cousin, this season of "Atlanta's Biggest Loser" is a couples' edition. Any kind of couple can apply -- siblings, parent/child, co-workers, friends and every pairing in between.

The deadline to apply is noon on Friday, Feb. 18 at www.atlbiggestloser.com.

"Atlanta's Biggest Loser" will officially begin on Monday, Mar. 7. Six teams of two will work with one of 11Alive's two fitness partners, D.R.E.A.M.