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Eat out, raise money, help kids

Eat out, raise money, help kids

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- You can do your part this week to curb Georgia's high school dropout rate. All you need to do is eat at one of your favorite restaurants.

On Thursday, Aug. 23, proceeds from restaurants across the state will be donated to Communities in Schools of Georgia, an organization that encourages young people to complete their education and succeed in life.

The sixth annual Dine Out for Kids event hopes to exceed last year's total of $30,000 for children in the state.

Communities in Schools, which has chapters across the country, provides mentoring and after-school services, including parent education, literacy programs and youth leadership opportunities.

Participating Dine Out for Kids restaurants in Douglasville include:

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.

Stores in Temple to begin Sunday sales

Stores in Temple to begin Sunday sales

TEMPLE, Ga. -- Stores with beer and wine licenses in Temple can begin selling alcohol on Sundays.

The city council earlier this week approved a change in its ordinance to allow for Sunday sales. The Times-Georgian reports that 54 percent of voters approved of Sunday sales during the July 31 election.

Under the new ordinance, stores can sell alcohol starting after 12:30 p.m.

The city will hold another vote on Nov. 6 to decide whether restaurants should be able to serve liquor by the drink on Sundays.

Ashley Stewart coming to Arbor Place

Ashley Stewart coming to Arbor Place

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- Douglasville's first Ashley Stewart store will open at Arbor Place Mall this weekend with three days of fanfare.

Ashey Stewart has a strong national following among curvy women who like their clothes trendy, bold, comfortable and flattering, according to a spokesperson for the brand.

The Ashley Stewart fun will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 with a Divas' Night Out. Women are invited to visit the new store for free consultations on hair, makeup and nails.

On Saturday, Aug. 11, the store will hold a fall fashion show, hosted by Face of New York's 2012 Full Figured Fashion Week Cover Model Search winner Venessa DeLaRosa. The show will start at 2 p.m.

Finally, beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12, the store will host an afternoon tea party. All customers dressed in white will receive free fashion styling tips.

All Ashley Stewart kickoff events are free and open to the public.

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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What would you do with $500M?

What would you do with $500M?

ATLANTA -- We're still reeling over the Georgia Lottery's announcement that Friday's Mega Millions jackpot has reached a record $500 million.

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And it got us thinking -- what would you do with the money if you won? Half a billion dollars is almost unfathomable -- do you know what you'd do with all that money?