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Georgia Lottery Debuts 'Decades of Dollars' Game

Georgia Lottery Debuts 'Decades of Dollars' Game

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Lottery is introducing a multi-state game with the opportunity to win millions.

Decades of Dollars is a new game with a top prize of $250,000 every year for 30 years.

"We constantly are looking for ways to keep our games fresh and exciting for players as we work to maximize revenues for the educational programs we fund," said Georgia Lottery Corporation president and CEO Margaret DeFrancisco. "The additional revenue generated by Decades of Dollars will benefit Georgia's HOPE Scholarship and Pre-K students."

Decades of Dollars tickets went on sale Sunday, Jan. 30, with the first drawing scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 3. Drawings will be held every Monday and Thursday at 11:00 p.m.; they will be broadcast live on Georgia Lottery draw stations throughout the state.

Tickets are $2 per play.

To play Decades of Dollars, select six of 47 numbers.

Register for City of Dallas Baseball

Register for City of Dallas Baseball

DALLAS, GA -- Beginning in 2011, the City of Dallas is offering baseball at Sara Babb Park (216 Recreation Drive, Dallas, 30132).

Early registration began on Dec. 1. Applications and uniform order forms may be printed and mailed to:

City of Dallas
129 East Memorial Drive
Dallas, GA 30132

On-site registration will begin on Monday, Jan. 3 and run through Monday, Jan. 31 at Sara Babb Park. Registration will be from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Baseball is for children ages three to 18.

Atlanta Hawks Announce Essay Contest

Atlanta Hawks Announce Essay Contest

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks have announced that entries are now being accepted for the "Why Bully Free is the Way to Be" Essay Contest.

The contest is part of the NBA's Read to Achieve program, sponsored by Philips.

One grand prize winner will be picked up by a limousine for a ride to school with Hawks center Al Horford, who will visit the student's classroom. The winner will also receive additional prizes, including four tickets to the Hawks' Read to Achieve Night game against the New York Knicks on Sunday, March 6, with a 6:00 p.m. tipoff.

Five runners-up will each receive four tickets to the March 6 game.

The contest is open to all Atlanta-area elementary school students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest Winners Announced

'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest Winners Announced

COBB COUNTY, GA -- The "Fun in the Park" Photo Contest, hosted by the Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, is over for 2010.

This year marked the largest turn-out in the contest's history. Over 280 photos, all of which were taken in Cobb parks, were submitted in the three categories.

With so many great photos submitted, the panel of eight judges had a difficult time selecting the winners.

Marietta Ice Rink Hosts National Meat Cutting Challenge

MARIETTA, GA -- The Marietta Ice Center (4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, 30068) is usually reserved for figure skaters and hockey players, but it is about to play host to a different type of event -- Round Two of the National Meat Cutting Challenge.

The large venue and frigid conditions make it the perfect place to test the skills of Texas Roadhouse master meat cutters from six states, including Georgia. The competition will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

The meat cutters will showcase their skills during a timed "cut-off," during which each individual receives 50 pounds of beef consisting of two top-butts, two tenderloins and one rib loin.