- Last Updated on Thursday, 13 December 2012 14:31
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On November 28, Kemal El-Bisi had a case of Powerball fever. That was a common condition that day, with the Powerball jackpot reaching a record $587 million for that night’s drawing. The King George man bought three Powerball tickets, and then with some leftover money he bought a few Virginia Lottery scratch tickets. One of those was a Ca$h in Hand ticket.
When he scratched it, he discovered he’d won the game’s $150,000 top prize.
“I said, ‘There’s no way!’” he told Lottery officials as he claimed his prize. “I just couldn’t believe it.”
He bought the winning ticket at Sheetz, 10 Washington Square Plaza in Fredericksburg.
Because he said he often jokes with his wife that he won the lottery, this time he had to swear to her it was true.
Ca$h in Hand is one of dozens of games available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $5 all the way up to $150,000. This is the fifth top prize claimed in Ca$h in Hand, which means five top-prize tickets remain unclaimed.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 12:12
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Every year, since becoming a member in 1982, current Fire Chief Michael Gutridge has attended the annual installation of officers’ ceremony held at the Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department. This year he could not be there, as he was stationed in Connecticut, on detail for FEMA, to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy. He is working in New York, in the Long Island Sound area, going door to door to offer help to anyone in need.
Thanks to an internet service called “Skype” and Michael’s undying dedication to OGVFD, he was able to make his presence known, albeit virtually. As the other 2013 line officer nominees stood with their right
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 11:55
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It was a packed house at Shiloh Baptist Church on Sunday, Dec. 9 for the Mary Burnley Owens Children’s Program Reunion. Alumni of the Mary Burnley Owens’ Christmas program were invited to perform again to celebrate the tradition begun 67 years ago. The event was Shiloh’s way to honor Mary Burnley, who turned 90 last April. She says, “The children keep me young and keep me going.” She is pictured here with Rev. Mike Jessee, Shiloh’s pastor.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 12:38
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Mrs. Clift is a Stafford County resident I have known most of my life. She worked as a cafeteria manager for 17 years for Stafford County Public Schools and she has been a very active member at Mountain View Baptist Church here in King George County.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:36
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Richmond — President Barack Obama gave a rousing speech at Byrd Park in the middle of Richmond on Thursday. More than 15,000 enthusiastic supporters came out to the park, overflowing into streets, standing on some roofs, even standing along alleys that had no view at all of the stage, but it was clear—Richmond had Obama fever.