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Shoney's offering strawberry pie special for July 4

Shoney's offering strawberry pie special for July 4

(WXIA) -- Shoney's will celebrate the Fourth of July weekend with specials on its popular Whole Strawberry Pies To-Go.

The restaurant chain serves more than a million slices of strawberry pie every year, according to Shoney's chairman and CEO David Davoudpour.

"We have been America's dinner table for a long time, and we want our famous dessert to be a part of your event as we all celebrate America's independence anniversary," Davoudpour said in a statement.

The Strawberry Pie To-Go special is available at participating restaurants from July 4-7.

Shoney's has locations in Buford, Calhoun, Cartersville, Lithia Springs and Newnan. Visit shoneys.com for more information.

Carrollton mother wins $377K Mother’s Day surprise

Carrollton mother wins $377K Mother’s Day surprise

ATLANTA – A Carrollton mother of three celebrated Mother’s Day with a win from the Georgia Lottery. Melissa Wynn, 53, played the new instant game Silver 7’s and won a $377,777 top prize.

While dining with her three adult children on Mother’s Day, Wynn scratched her lucky ticket.

“I almost did a backflip,” she said. “This is unbelievable!”

Wynn claimed her prize Tuesday at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.

“This is the best Mother’s Day I’ve ever had,” she exclaimed.

The lucky winner intends to purchase a home for her daughter and purchase a Harley-Davidson for herself.

Joe’s Bottle Shop, 3034 Bankhead Highway in Austell, sold the winning ticket.

Paulding County cook carries out $500K prize

Paulding County cook carries out $500K prize

ATLANTA – Joyce Harvey Cunningham, a cook from Paulding County, has won a $500,000 top prize playing $500,000 Green, a Georgia Lottery instant game.

Cunningham, a Dallas resident, said that after receiving a $6 tip, she bought the ticket.

Austell Food Store, 5565 Powder Springs Road in Austell, sold it. Cunningham scratched it in the store.

“It seems like a dream,” she said.

Cunningham, 61, claimed her prize Tuesday at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.

The lucky grandmother of four who has two adult daughters plans to purchase a new home for herself.

“I’ll help my daughter buy one, too,” she shared.

RaceTrac hiring for Free Coffee Week

RaceTrac hiring for Free Coffee Week

ATLANTA -- RaceTrac is hiring more than 100 temporary employees for the holidays.

The Cobb County-based chain of gas stations will hire two extra people at 66 Georgia locations to help promote Free Coffee Week.

Employees will hold signs from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Dec. 17-21. Sign holders must be at least 18 years old and clean cut.

Anyone interested in applying for one of the positions is asked to reach out to Jason Brown at 404-604-2612 or jbrown@hopebeckham.com. Public relations firm Hope Beckham will also hold a RaceTrac job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at its office at 17 Executive Park Drive in North Druid Hills.

Walmart layaway is back, better this year

Walmart layaway is back, better this year

ATLANTA -- The Walmart layaway program will return just in time for Christmas, the company announced Monday.

This year's layaway will have plenty of new features, including more eligible items and a $15 Walmart gift card for those who pay for their entire layaway purchase.

Layaway begins on Sept. 16. Customers who like their local Walmart stores on Facebook beginning Aug. 28 will be able to start their layaway early, on Sept. 14.

Learn more about the program at walmart.com/layaway.

Georgia resumes annual Back-to-School tax free holiday

Georgia resumes annual Back-to-School tax free holiday

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia is offering parents a tax holiday on back-to-school goods for the first time since 2009.

The state will temporarily suspend its collection of the sales tax on Aug. 10-11 for general school supplies, some clothing and computers and computer accessories.

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Huge Yard sale located at 3294 Hopkins Road, Powder Springs, GA.

 

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Something for everyone!!!  Clothes, electronics, household items, glassware, etc.