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Retired Carrollton Repairman Clinches $25,000 Lottery Win

CARROLLTON, GA -- A retired Carrollton repairman has sealed a lottery win.

Leroy Martin won a $25,000 top prize playing All Access, a new Georgia Lottery instant game.

"I always buy the new tickets," said Martin, 75. "I just like them."

Martin, retired 25 years from AT&T, was at Bowdon Kwick Shop, 710 E. College St. in Bowdon, when he scratched his lucky ticket.

"I didn't believe it at first. I had to look two or three times," the grandfather of nine said. "I was jumping up and down just a little bit."

In addition to his grandchildren, Martin has five adult children.

He anticipates paying off bills.

"I've got everything I want and need," he shared.

For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp., visit http://www.galottery.com.

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Friday Night's Prep Football Scores

Friday's Scores

By The Associated Press

PREP FOOTBALL

Abbeville, S.C. 24, Lincoln County 21

Allatoona 24, Kennesaw Mountain 22

Alpharetta 42, North Cobb 19

Americus Sumter 28, Liberty County 7

Apalachee 35, Habersham Central 7

Appling County 18, Dodge County 17

Aquinas 35, Landmark Christian 17

Armuchee 28, Trion 16

Athens Academy 34, Southwest Atlanta Christian 14

Bainbridge 14, Early County 7

Baldwin 14, Burke County 8

Banks County 40, Social Circle 14

Bethesda Day 41, Bible Baptist 8

Bleckley County 27, Lamar County 19

Blessed Trinity 44, Benedictine Military 0

Bremen 27, Howard 0

Brookstone 42, Macon County 9

Buford 40, Gainesville 19

Butler 42, Westside-Augusta 0

Calhoun 27, Dalton 14

Republican Candidate for Governor Backtracks on "Open Mind" on Casinos

Atlanta, GA (AP)-- Republican gubernatorial hopeful Nathan Deal is backpedaling on casinos after at least one prominent Christian
conservative activist called to voice concerns.
Deal created a stir when he said earlier this month that he was
willing to keep an "open mind" about the possibility of casinos
in Georgia. This week, Deal spokesman Brian Robinson said the
former congressman from Gainesville "personally opposes casino
gambling" and doesn't believe they're the best way to spur the
state's economy. Robinson wouldn't say whether Deal would sign a
veto a casino bill if one landed on his desk.
The campaign of Deal's opponent, Democrat Roy Barnes, said
Deal's waffling shows he "is too unsteady for the job" of
governor.
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Online:
Roy Barnes for Governor: www.roy2010.com
Nathan Deal for Governor: www.nathandeal.org

Mayor and Council August 2nd Meeting Cancelled and Rescheduled

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Mayor and Council of the City of Carrollton for Monday, August 2, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. has been cancelled. The meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, September 13, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in the Court/Council Chambers of the Public Safety Annex, 115 West Center Street, Carrollton, GA 30117.

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