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Halloween events around town

Halloween events around town

ATLANTA – Halloween is coming quickly and you dont have to go far to celebrate. Check out these neighborhood Halloween celebrations where you live.  

NORTHERN SUBURBS: Canton Main Street will host their 3rd Annual Great Pumpkin Festival at Cannon Park by the Gazebo. The festival will host a Scarecrow Contest, which is free to anyone. Entry to the Scarecrow Contest is open to everyone before October 29.

Trick-or-treating with merchants on the square, music, costume contests, hayrides and a haunted house are just a sample of the type of event that will be offered at this event. Check it out on Saturday, October 29 from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. For more information call (770) 704-1548.

Powerball climbs to $173 million

Powerball climbs to $173 million

ATLANTA – Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $173 million after no one matched all the winning numbers in Saturday’s drawing.

Two Georgia Lottery players matched four numbers plus the Powerball number Saturday, winning $10,000 each. The lucky tickets were purchased in McDonough and LaFayette.

The Powerball jackpot has been growing since Lithonia resident Kathy Scruggs won $25 million in the Sept. 14 drawing.

Powerball offers two payment options: the $173 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments, or the cash option, which is approximately $105 million.

Powerball tickets are $1 per play.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.

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ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will hold an appreciation ceremony for more than 180 Atlanta-area music teachers Friday evening.

The teachers will be recognized at 7 p.m. by ASO president Stanley Romanstein. Afterward, the instructors will attend the evening's concert featuring the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky.

ASO cellist Joel Dallow will also receive a special award from Romanstein for his arts education advocacy work throughout Georgia.

Both the 8 p.m. concert and the preceding reception will take place at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Midtown.

 

Berry business students organize charity golf tournament

Berry business students organize charity golf tournament

ROME, Ga. -- Two students at Berry College in Rome are spearheading a golf tournament designed to raise money for a local boy.

The two management majors -- Cameron Rich of Peachtree City and Thomas Johnson of Adairsville -- hope to use the funds raised by the Viking Charity Classic to pay for hospital costs and a car wheelchair system for Ben Masters.

Masters, a student at Coosa High School, suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident earlier this year. He was an athlete, as are Rich and Johnson, both of whom play for Berry's baseball team.

"[Ben] has a huge heart and had his whole life ahead of him," Rich said. "An injury like this really puts the important things in life into perspective, and I want to do all I can for him and his family."

Powerball soars to $124 million

Powerball soars to $124 million

ATLANTA – Powerball is packing a powerful punch with the jackpot for tonight’s drawing at an estimated $124 million to a single annuity winner.

It only takes $1 for a chance to win big.

Powerball offers two payment options: the jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments or the cash option, which is approximately $75 million.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.

POWERBALL FAST FACTS

Greater Rome CVB to offer Civil War river tour

Greater Rome CVB to offer Civil War river tour

ROME, Ga. -- Set sail on Rome's three rivers on Sunday, Oct. 23 to learn the historical significance of these waterways.

Tickets are now on sale for Spirits of the Civil War: Rome's Riverways. Climb aboard the Roman Holiday, the city's public excursion boat, to experience Rome's historical vistas from a unique perspective and understand the power that the waters held in fighting Union troops during the 1860s.

MORE: Learn about Rome's Spirits of the Civil War series

Captain Dennis Nordeman will lead the cruise down the rivers, sharing local lore, key Civil War events and the natural features that help troops get from place to place and defend themselves during battles.

Tickets for the Civil War river tour are $5 for adults and $2 for children ages 12 and under.

Berry College Mountain Day is coming

Berry College Mountain Day is coming

ROME, Ga. -- Nearly 8,000 alumni, students, parents, faculty members, staff and friends will visit Berry College this weekend for the annual Mountain Day celebration.

The fun begins Friday night with several sports activities, including the Mountain Day Golf Scramble that benefits Berry's golf team, and the student-run Mountain Day Olympics.

Then, on Saturday morning, there will be a 5K Run and 2-Mile Health Walk, followed by a Convocation Service in Berry's Frost Chapel. This year's featured speaker is Laura Sutton, a Berry alumna who works as a human capital analyst for Deloitte Consulting in Atlanta.

Convocation will be followed by Berry's traditional picnic at 11:30 a.m. and the Grand March at 1 p.m. The Grand March is a time-honored Berry tradition featuring live music, inflatables, games, snow cones and other family-friendly activities.

Current students will show off their dramatic talents in a production of "Moonlight and Magnolias" at 8 p.m.