Woman wins for life

DACULA - Friday the 13th was lucky for Susan Williams.

Williams is celebrating a lifetime Georgia Lottery win after her mother gave her a top prize Win for Life ticket.

She will receive $1,000 a week for the rest of her life for a total of $52,000 a year.

Kwick Check, located at 352 Harbins Road in Dacula, sold the lucky ticket.

"We stopped for gas, and my mom bought the ticket," Williams said. "She said, 'If this ticket wins, it's yours.'"

Williams, a 45-year-old Dacula resident, works as a commercial loan officer. She will put her winnings toward the new house she is building with her husband.

There were three Win for Life second prize winning tickets sold in Georgia for this drawing worth $1,000 a week for a year, totaling $52,000. The second prize tickets were purchased in Conyers, Lawrenceville and Warner Robins.

County gets grant

WINDER - The Barrow County Sheriff's Office will receive $123,000 for highway safety.

Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic, a multi-jurisdictional, collaborative effort with the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety, is a program that uses education and strict enforcement measures to address aggressive and impaired driving in Georgia.

The money will be used for the county's Traffic Enforcement Unit.

Girl featured in magazine

DACULA - An 11-year-old Dacula girl was one of 12 Georgia girls chosen to be featured throughout the international tween girls magazine Discovery Girls.

Holly Smith will be featured in the June/July 2007 issue.

The girls met in Savannah for the photo shoots with the historical Forsyth Park as their background.

It is a bimonthly magazine that focuses on a state and chooses 12 girls to represent their state.

Town gets library funds

BRASELTON - Braselton Mayor Pat Graham accepted two checks from the Braselton Women's Club to purchase books for the town's new library.

Club president B. Gordy presented $5,000 in the "Bucks for Books" campaign in honor of the Women's Club and in memory of Alice Nunley, Nan Braselton, Vernelle Baird and Annette Braselton.

Funds were raised via the club's spring luncheon and its silent auction and benefit in September. Support for the library has been a mission of the club since 1973. Club members are key volunteers helping library patrons and assisting with children's programs.

The new library in Braselton, 10 times larger than its present one, is under construction and will open in a few weeks.

Applications accepted

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Regional Commission, the official planning agency for the 10-county Atlanta region, is accepting applications for the Livable Centers Initiative.

The LCI program promotes quality growth in the region by funding planning grants that help communities achieve greater mobility and livability within existing activity centers, town centers and corridors.

Sixty-seven communities in the Atlanta region have received LCI study grants since the program's inception in 1999. The $7 million initial investment of LCI funds into these communities has led to approximately 28,000 new homes, more than five million square feet of retail space and 22 million square feet of office space.

For the 2007 study grants, centers and corridors that incorporate brownfields or greyfields, increase connectivity to existing LCI and transit areas, focus on underutilized infrastructure and have or could have the density to support alternative transportation modes and mixed land uses will be given priority consideration.

Applications are due by

Nov. 17.

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