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Pheasant Hunt to Benefit UWG Foundation

Pheasant Hunt to Benefit UWG Foundation

CARROLLTON, GA -- A Continental Pheasant Shoot, sponsored by the University of West Georgia Foundation, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12 to raise funds for the school's Presidential Scholarship Program.

U.S. Congressman Phil Gingrey will serve as Master of the Hunt, while Brad Cole, president of Brad Cole Construction, will be the volunteer coordinator.

"We have had a great response and hope this will become an annual event to support UWG," said Cole. "Local outdoor sport enthusiasts have to travel outside the area to participate in this type of event, so I know they will appreciate having the opportunity to enjoy their sport and help students at our university at the same time."

Check-in for the morning time will begin at 8:00 a.m., with the hunt starting at 9:30.

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.

Carroll County Cheerleaders Place in State Competition

CARROLL COUNTY, GA -- Carroll County can boast not one, but two champion cheerleading squads.

On Friday, Nov. 12 and Saturday, Nov.13, the cheerleaders from Bowdon High School in Bowdon and Central High School in Carrollton competed in the state cheerleading competition at the Columbus Civic Center.

The preliminary round was Friday, and the cheerleaders were among 24 teams trying to make it to the finals. Bowdon High placed second, while Central High came in fourth, ensuring their place in the next round.

On Saturday, the top 16 squads in the single A region competed for the title. Bowdon High's team, led by coach Coleen Reed, placed second again.

Central High also competed against 16 teams in the triple A region and came in fourth. Their coaches are Jodi Guess and Amber Melear.

The competition is set to air on GPB TV on Friday, Nov. 19 at 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 20 at 12:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 21 at 11:00 a.m.

Costume Contest to Be Held at Final UWG Football Game

CARROLLTON, GA -- Local youth are invited to participate in the second annual "Howl-o-ween" costume contest on Saturday, Oct. 23, when the University of West Georgia Wolves football team takes on Delta State University at 2:00 p.m. in University Stadium.

For area children, $25 cash prizes will be awarded at halftime for the best costumes in the "ages six and under" and the "ages seven to 12" categories. A $50 cash prize will go to the winner of the "teenagers" category. UWG students in costume will be admitted to the game free of charge.

There will also be categories for UWG students, UWG faculty and staff (including retirees) and Delta State University students.

To participate, check in at the judging table at the stadium site between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on game day.

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.