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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.

DeKalb Medical names new CEO

DeKalb Medical names new CEO

DECATUR, Ga. -- John Shelton has been appointed president and CEO of DeKalb Medical.

Shelton, the former COO, left DeKalb Medical last winter to accept a position at Mobile Infirmary, Alabama's largest not-for-profit hospital.

He was instrumental in DeKalb Medical's revitalization during the past several years, including the opening of DeKalb Medical at Hillandale and the addition of a patient tower for maternity and surgical services at the North Dectaur Road campus.

Shelton replaces Eric Norwood, who resigned as CEO in September.

DeKalb Medical includes three hospitals -- North Decatur, Downtown Decatur and Hillandale -- in addition to the DeKalb Medical Physicians Group.

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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BRIAN FRANK AMONG “BEST OF BEST” FINANCIAL ADVISORS ATTENDING BARRON’S WINNER’S CIRCLE TOP ADVISORS

BRIAN FRANK AMONG “BEST OF BEST” FINANCIAL ADVISORS ATTENDING BARRON’S WINNER’S CIRCLE TOP ADVISORS

ATLANTA, GA September 30, 2011 – Brian Frank, managing director at Premier Wealth Management Group of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, in April 2011, was one of several hundred financial advisors who were selected by their firms to attend the seventh-annual Barron’s Winner’s Circle Top Advisors Summit, hosted by Barron’s magazine to promote best practices in the industry and the value of advice to the investing public.  The invitation-only conference was held at the Waldorf Astoria, September 14-16 in Orlando, FL.

This exclusive conference is designed to promote best practices and generate new ideas across the industry.  Participants attended workshops, led by the Top 100 Financial Advisors, that explored current issues ranging from business development ideas through managing high-net-worth accounts and families to portfolio management and retirement planning.

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