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6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

ATLANTA -- Every year there are millions of dollars spent on Halloween, from costumes, snacks and candy to decorations.

Hopefully after reading this, you will be able to save a ton on Halloween decor for your yard and home.

Kohl's hiring 50,000 for holidays

Kohl's hiring 50,000 for holidays

(WXIA) -- Kohl's plans to hire about 50,000 seasonal associates nationwide this year.

The department store chain announced Thursday that it hopes to find about 40 employees for each of its 1,158 stores, plus 6,400 people to work in distribution centers and 350 workers in credit operations.

Seasonal Kohl's employees can work up to 20 hours per week. Typical duties include unloading trucks, processing freight, stocking the store and running a cash register.

Kohl's said it will begin hiring for the holidays this month and hopes to fill all its seasonal positions by mid-November.

Visit kohlscareers.com to apply.

Family Day to feature marketplace, movie

Family Day to feature marketplace, movie

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- This year's Douglasville Family Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 in downtown Douglasville.

The fun will include a community marketplace, a petting zoo, a food court, games, pet adoptions from the Douglas County Animal Shelter and $20 flu shots, courtesy of Cobb and Douglas Public Health.

The festival opens at 11:45 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m. At 8 p.m., there will be a free screening of The Croods.

Learn more about the event at celebratedouglascounty.com. Admission and parking are free.

Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

ATLANTA -- The wave of couponers' cries heard in the Midwest and Texas has finally hit the Southeast!

For years, we have enjoyed the everyday doubling of coupons $0.50 and less. We got FREE items because of this great policy and it made handling an almost impossible budget easier for us couponers and savvy shoppers.

While I am not saying that this will hurt us (I will be posting some other things Kroger is doing), it does have me wondering -- in this competitive Atlanta market, where we use more coupons per capita then ANYWHERE in the US -- how will this fare? Will Publix jump on the bandwagon?

The end of double coupons becomes effective September 21, 2013. For this couponer, I will be having to double check my shopping list with this new rule. It's not fun, but a lot of new things are coming from Kroger, and I think this is why the program of double couponing is ending.

Douglasville woman lands $1M prize playing Powerball

Douglasville woman lands $1M prize playing Powerball

ATLANTA – A Douglasville woman has landed a $1 million Powerball prize from the Aug. 3 drawing. Trena Tusinski matched the first five numbers, winning a $1 million prize.

Tusinski, who works in medical imaging, claimed her prize Aug. 6 at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.

Shell Food Mart, 4081 Anneewakee Road in Douglasville, sold the winning ticket.

“I was on my way to my second job when I stopped for a ticket,” Tusinski explained. “I asked the clerk to scan the ticket I already had. She paused and said, ‘This one is a winner!’”

The lucky winner was in shock.

“I grabbed my phone and called my sister,” Tusinski said. “I was shouting, ‘I just hit the Powerball!’”

Having worked a second job for five years, Tusinski intends to pamper herself.

“I want to pay off bills, buy a new house, help my family and buy a new car,” she shared. “I’m going to invest, but I want to treat myself for working hard.”

Dublin woman wins $100K lottery prize in Douglasville

Dublin woman wins $100K lottery prize in Douglasville

ATLANTA – A stop in Douglasville has rendered a large Georgia Lottery win for one middle Georgia woman. Fairburn Food Store, located at 2741 Fairburn Road in Douglasville, sold a 100X The Money instant ticket with a $100,000 prize.

The winner, Frances Norris of Dublin, claimed her prize Tuesday at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Macon.

The Georgia Lottery instant game 100X The Money is loaded with cash prizes of up to $3 million.

Ga. woman wins lotto with numbers from Afghanistan

Ga. woman wins lotto with numbers from Afghanistan

ATLANTA -- Georgia Lottery officials say a Douglasville woman has won more than $371,000 thanks to numbers her husband called in from Afghanistan.

Georgia Lottery spokeswoman Tandi Reddick says 37-year-old Carol Hicks won the money in an April 2 Fantasy Five drawing after her husband - a contractor working in Afghanistan - called and asked her to play the five winning numbers.

Hicks says she initially thought her win was an April fools' joke and her family plans to use the money to pay off bills.

Since its inception in 1992, Georgia Lottery has given more than $14 billion to the state to fund educational programs - including the HOPE Scholarship and pre-kindergarten programs.