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Georgia Lottery sales falling short

ATLANTA -- Turns out the budget for education expenses was richer than reality.

The Governor's Office says lottery revenues continue to fall short of expected revenue despite that fact that ticket sales are up in the first quarter of this year.

"We budgeted more revenue than we are now expecting to receive," said Governor Nathan Deal's spokesman, Brian Robinson. "We budgeted $903 million in the fiscal year 2012 budget. Fiscal year 2011 lottery deposits to education were $846 million."

11Alive started digging into lottery revenue because of cuts to the Pre-K program. $54 million was cut to make up for falling lottery tickets sales in fiscal year 2011, which ended in June. That caused an exodus of experienced educators from the program.

So how did we get here?

Things started going in the wrong direction in the fiscal year of 2011: Total revenue: $3,597,222,000, down $48,175,000 from the year before, or 1 percent.

Georgia per capita income hit $34,800 last year

Georgia per capita income hit $34,800 last year

ATLANTA -- Georgia ranks 21st among the states for per capita income growth over the past 35 years, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The Peach State's annual PCI growth rate was 5.61 percent from 1975 to 2010. PCI was $5,157 in 1975, compared with $34,800 in 2010.

In terms of total personal income (TPI), Georgia's growth rate was 7.59 percent. The TPI in 1975 was $26 billion, compared with $338 billion in 2010.

PCI is the average amount of money earned by a single person in a given year, while TPI is the sum earned by all people.

Turner Interiors Unveils New Brand Identity, Continues Commitment to Excellence in Commercial Constr

Turner Interiors Unveils New Brand Identity, Continues Commitment to Excellence in Commercial Constr

Division Rebrands from “Turner Special Projects” to Better Communicate Services

 

Turner Construction in Atlanta announced today it is rebranding its Atlanta interiors and renovations division as “Turner Interiors” to better reflect the specialized skills the division brings to local companies.  Formerly known as “Turner Special Projects,” Turner Interiors provides interior construction and renovation for corporate and commercial clients. 

 

Turners Interior Division specializes in focusing on the flexibility, efficiency and sensitivity that clients require for their interiors projects.  Turner provides the experience and special requirements needed to deliver high quality tenant fit-outs in new and existing buildings.

$25 = 6 Visit Punch Card for Moments with Mommy Art Classes at 2 Crafty Chicks ($42 value)

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Urban Oasis B&B in Inman Park is the venue for the Blog Better ATL event

Urban Oasis B&B in Inman Park is the venue for the Blog Better ATL event

Mattie James, Top 10 Finalist for the Sunglass Hut Full Time Fabulous Blogger Competition and ESSENCE.com's Forty Fab Fashion Blogger, will teach you how to transform your blog into something bigger. Hosted at the eclectic Urban Oasis B&B in historic Inman Park, For the Love of Blog! presents Blog Better is the course where bloggers come to essentially...blog better.

Blog Better ATL: "It's not a class...it's better."

This 8 hour intensive covers Photoshop and photography basics as well as how to effectively brand yourself as a blogger through press kits, business cards, and presentation skills.

Another Broken Egg Cafe Hatches in Buckhead

Another Broken Egg Cafe Hatches in Buckhead

The first Georgia franchise for Another Broken Egg Cafe recently opened in the Peachtree Battle Shopping Center, which is located in the 2300 block of Peachtree Road. With over 140 different menu items, the restaurant has quickly become Atlanta's newest hotspot for breakfast, lunch or brunch. It is open daily from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Many Atlantans who vacation in Destin, Fla., are familiar with the restaurant concept. That's one of the reasons owners Dana and Mignon Percival, along with their children, Drew and Sara, decided to set up shop in Atlanta.

Despite the economy, many people still eat out. According to the National Restaurant Association, Americans spend about 49 percent of their food dollar on food away from home.

A "Living Social" survey found that the average American eats 4.8 meals per week in restaurants. The most popular meal is lunch.

Atlantans also are famous for eating out.

The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is celebrating 20 years of better biking in Atlanta

ABC's "True Beginners" from Rebecca Serna on Vimeo.

After Twenty years of service in Atlanta, ABC is seeking to reach 1,000 members by the end of the year.
Learn more about how you can keep programs like True Beginners running and how you (or your friend) can become a member by clicking here.