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DEALCHICKEN | Half-price PJs for Valentine's Day

DEALCHICKEN | Half-price PJs for Valentine's Day

ATLANTA -- Stumped about what to buy your sweetheart this Valentine's Day?  DealChicken Atlanta is offering a romantic, yet practical idea.

Pay only $25 for $50 worth of merchandise from PajamaGram with DealChicken's exclusive offer. Choose from plenty of styles of pajamas and loungewear, in sizes ranging from infant to 3XL.

Get more information and learn how to place your order at www.dealchicken.com/atlanta-ga.

This offer expires on May 1, 2012.

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Buy Girl Scout Cookies in Bartow, Floyd, Gordon, Paulding counties

Buy Girl Scout Cookies in Bartow, Floyd, Gordon, Paulding counties

ROME, Ga. -- It's almost that time of year -- when Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs and their cookie counterparts will begin to appear in pantries across the country.

Girl Scout Cookie season is right around the corner, and we've compiled a list of some of the places in metro Atlanta where you can get your fix.

Learn more at www.girlscoutcookies.org.

Friday, Feb. 17
* CVS (51 Seven Hill Boulevard, Dallas), 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
* Grands (2785 Bobo Road, Dallas), 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
* Jim 'N Nick's (5153 Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway, Hiram), 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
* Kroger (1476 Turner McCall Boulevard, Rome), 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
* UPS (457 Nathan Deal Boulevard, Dallas), 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Bigger, better, more: The new Powerball

Bigger, better, more: The new Powerball

ATLANTA -- The new Powerball makes its deut this week with bigger starting jackpots, better overall odds and more millionaires.

The enhanced game's first drawing will be Wednesday.

Powerball starting jackpots will double to $40 million and will grow faster. The game's second prize will increase from $250,000 to $1 million, and to $2 million with the Power Play option. Additionally, overall odds and odds to win a jackpot prize have improved.

The game's ticket price also will change from $1 to $2 per play.

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Players can still multiply with the Power Play option for an additional $1 per play.

Gordon Co. man begins 2012 with $1M win

Gordon Co. man begins 2012 with $1M win

ATLANTA -- A Gordon County man is starting off the New Year with a bang.

Jimmy L. Wright, 59, won $1 million playing the Georgia Lottery instant game 50x the Money.

The lucky ticket was purchased at Get-N-Go on Highway 411 NE in White, Ga. 50x the Money is a new game loaded with cash prizes, with $1 million being the top prize.

Wright lives in Ranger, Ga., just east of Calhoun.

Ga. offering smartphone app to cut drunk driving

Ga. offering smartphone app to cut drunk driving

ATLANTA -- State officials say they've developed a new smartphone application designed to cut down on drunken driving during upcoming New Year's Eve celebrations.

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety announced that a list of free sober ride programs is available in an app called Drive Sober Georgia.

Georgia Office of Highway Safety director Harris Blackwood said authorities sought to make it as easy as possible to get a ride, so the application was developed after consulting with its partners who deal with road safety.

Drive Sober Georgia is available for free download on the iPhone and Android markets. The information can be viewed at www.drivesobergeorgia.com.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

DEALCHICKEN: $18 for $37.90 from Hidden Springs Maple

DEALCHICKEN: $18 for $37.90 from Hidden Springs Maple

ATLANTA -- Who doesn't love pancakes and maple syrup? Monday's DealChicken Atlanta deal is a big serving of this classic breakfast dish for less.

For one day only, DealChicken members can pay half the usual price for several offerings from Vermont-based Hidden Springs Maple, a premiere maker of syrup.

Choose from:

* A six-pint case of syrup for $36 ($72.80 value)
* A half-gallon jug of syrup for $18 ($36 value)
* Two Vermont Maple Leaf gift sets, which include syrup and maple leaf candy, for $18 ($37 value)
* Two Vermont Pancake gift sets, which include syrup and buttermilk pancake mix, for $18 ($37.90 value)

This deal expires on June 19, 2012. Learn more about Hidden Springs Maple at www.hiddenspringsmaple.com.

Elementary school students collecting donations for Goodwill

Elementary school students collecting donations for Goodwill

ROME, Ga. -- More than 1,300 elementary school students in Floyd County are doing some good for the community this holiday season.

East Central and West End elementary schools are collecting donations for Goodwill of North Georgia all week. Everybody is invited to stop by during school hours and give clothes and other items for people in need.

The donations will be tallied on Friday, and the school with the most items will receive $500.

"With this donation drive challenge, we have the ability to teach our next generation of donors about giving back, protecting the environment and being good citizens," said Elaine Armstrong, public relations director for Goodwill. "We want the students to not only feel a sense of pride because they've helped earn money for their school, but also to feel connected to our mission as we help people in Rome and Floyd County."