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Dallas woman celebrates 'extreme' lottery win

Dallas woman celebrates 'extreme' lottery win

DALLAS, Ga. -- A Dallas woman is celebrating an "extreme" Georgia Lottery win.

Charlotte Black, 61, won $1 million playing the instant game Extreme Green.

"It feels wonderful," said Black, a self-described housewife, mother and grandmother.

Grands (6435 Hiram Douglasville Highway, Powder Springs, 30127) sold the top prize ticket.

Black scratched the ticket in the store's parking lot, then went inside to confirm the news.

"It's a good thing the store wasn't crowded, because I was screaming," she said.

Black and her husband David, a Georgia Power control wireman, are still deciding how to use the winnings.

2011 Betty Gray Scholarship winners announced

2011 Betty Gray Scholarship winners announced

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The three recipients of the 2011 Betty Gray Teacher Education Scholarship were announced on Monday, Mar. 7.

The winners received their $1,500 scholarships during a special luncheon at Roswell Street Baptist Church (774 Roswell Street SE, Marietta, 30060).

The recipients of the eighth annual Betty Gray Scholarship are:

* Justine Nurse McLeoud (McEachern High School, Powder Springs)
* Jiby Yohannan (South Cobb High School, Austell)
* Megan Zhang (Pebblebrook High School, Mableton)

The Betty Gray Scholarship was established in 2004 by Foundation 2000 for Children.

Who Should Replace Charlie Sheen?

Who Should Replace Charlie Sheen?

ATLANTA -- With Charlie Sheen's future on "Two and a Half Men" up in the air, who should replace him if he doesn't return to the set?

Right now, Jason Bateman and John Stamos lead the way in an online poll.

Think you can do a better casting job? Vote for your pick on Atlanta.Momslikeme.com.

Georgia Senator Encourages Students to Enter Holocaust Contest

Georgia Senator Encourages Students to Enter Holocaust Contest

ROSWELL, GA -- Georgia Senator John Albers (R-Roswell) recently announced his desire for middle and high school students to enter the annual statewide Holocaust Art and Writing Contest.

Sponsored by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Education, the contest's theme is "What Are the Lessons of the Holocaust?" The program began in 1995; this is the first year that the contest will include a Music category.

"These contests are a great educational tool that inspires students to take the initiative to learn more about a critical time in our history," said Sen. Albers. "This program is a great example of the kind of creativity our schools need to truly engage students.

New CNP Joins WellStar Cardiovascular Medicine

New CNP Joins WellStar Cardiovascular Medicine

MARIETTA, GA -- WellStar Medical Group, comprised of more than 400 primary care providers, specialists and advanced practitioners, is pleased to announce that Emily Vaughan, CNP, has joined WellStar Cardiovascular Medicine (CVM) and is currently seeing patients at WellStar Cobb, Douglas and Kennestone Hospitals.

Vaughan received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Emory University and her master's degree in nursing with a family nurse practitioner emphasis from the University of Southern Mississippi.

MBA Breakfast to Welcome State Senator

MBA Breakfast to Welcome State Senator

MARIETTA, GA -- The Marietta Business Association (MBA) will welcome a very special guest speaker to its breakfast meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 12.

Georgia State Senator John Wiles will give a speech at the meeting, which will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Marlow House (192 Church Street, Marietta, 30060).

Senator Wiles is the managing partner of the Marietta-based Wiles & Wiles law firm, which specializes in real estate litigation. He also has a strong history of supporting local business associations.

Throughout his tenure in the Georgia State Senate, Senator Wiles has displayed commitments to education, tax cuts, crime prevention and supporting the military through the "Hero" scholarship fund.

WellStar Bi-County Ear, Nose and Throat Welcomes New Physician

WellStar Bi-County Ear, Nose and Throat Welcomes New Physician

AUSTELL, GA -- WellStar Medical Group, a group of 400 primary care providers, specialists and advanced practitioners, is pleased to announce that John Nino, M.D., F.A.C.S., has joined WellStar Bi-County Ear, Nose and Throat.

He is currently seeing patients at both the Cobb and Douglas locations.

Dr. Nino received his doctor of medicine from the National University of Athens in Athens, Greece and completed his residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Prior to joining WellStar, he assisted in establishing a successful, hospital-sponsored ENT practice and was awarded America's Top Physicians Award for the past three years.

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