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Someone in Georgia could become a millionaire

Someone in Georgia could become a millionaire

ATLANTA -- Saturday's Powerball drawing could net one person an estimated $105 million.

Powerball tickets are $1 each.

Winners receive two payment options -- a cash option of about $65 million or the jackpot paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments.

The largest Powerball jackpot in history was $365 million, paid to a Nebraska winner on Feb. 18, 2006.

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FAIRBURN: 6th suspect arrested in $2.8 million jewelry heist

CUMMING, Ga. -- Weeks after one of the largest jewelry heists in recent Metro Atlanta memory, police are still making arrests.

Forsyth County investigators arrested 32-year-old Christopher Lamar Funderburk at his home in Fairburn on Wednesday.

He and at least five others are accused of stealing $2.8 million in jewelry from Milano Fine Jewelry in Cumming late last month. Investigators said the suspects cut through concrete walls from a neighboring business space to get inside.

"As the investigation continues, it is becoming more apparent that this group is very organized." Forsyth County Lt. Col. Gene Moss said in a statement.

Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces Seniors for Seniors Program

Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces  Seniors for Seniors Program

 

Adopt a Golden Atlanta (AGA) is initiating a Seniors for Seniors program, providing a way for seniors age 65 and older to adopt senior golden retrievers (10 years and older) by waiving the adoption fee or facilitating a permanent foster home arrangement.

In the last few years, Adopt a Golden Atlanta, the largest golden retriever rescue in the Southeast and fourth largest in the US, has seen an increase in the number of older dogs coming into the program – either due to passing of their owner or because of economic reasons.  “We’ve seen a four-fold increase in the number of seniors we’ve taken in,” reports Lauren Genkinger, AGA’s president and founder.  “So we’re announcing this program that is a win-win for both seniors involved – the human and the golden retriever,” she continues.

For many breeds, such as golden retrievers, the average life span has been 10 to 12 years, but with the current a

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CUMMING: Man charged with dealing drugs out of mobile home

CUMMING, Ga. -- A 51-year-old man has been arrested for selling drugs to undercover officers at his mobile home.

Forsyth County Sheriff's Lt. Col. Gene Moss said officers made two controlled buys at Francisco Tinoco-Ramirez's home in the Glenwood Mobile Home Park and found even more drugs during a search. 

Tinoco-Ramirez was arrested Wednesday after a three to fourth month investigation.

He's been charged with sale of marijuana, sale of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, possession of drug-related items, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and use of a communications device to facilitate a felony.

Tinoco-Ramirez is being held at the county jail pending a court appearance.

Will to Win 5K

Will to Win 5K

On Saturday, October 29th, friends & family of Cumming Resident Will Abernathy will flock to Lambert High School for the Will to Win 5k.

And the entire community and all Cumming Local readers are invited!

The Will to Win 5k and Fun Run will benefit the family of 3 year old Will Abernathy.  In October of 2010, Will was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma Stage 4 Cancer.


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$10 million in low interest student loans up for grabs

$10 million in low interest student loans up for grabs

ATLANTA -- State officials have re-opened the pool for $10 million in low interest student loans. 

Lawmakers had set aside $20 million to help families after an overhaul of the lottery-funded HOPE scholarship took effect this summer.

Only about 5,200 students applied for the loans during the initial application period, which ended in July.

The Georgia Student Finance Authority has now re-opened the application process for the remaining $10 million in available loans.

Students have until Oct. 31 to apply for the Student Access Loan Program. 

For applications and details, visit GAcollege411's website.