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DEALCHICKEN | $15 for $30 from Presto Dry Cleaners

DEALCHICKEN | $15 for $30 from Presto Dry Cleaners

ATLANTA -- Too busy to take your clothes to the cleaner's? Monday's DealChicken Atlanta deal was made for you.

For one day only, DealChicken members can have their clothes dry cleaned for half the usual price. Presto Dry Cleaners is offering DealChicken subscribers $15 for $30 worth of services -- and, best of all, the company can both pick up and drop off clothes at times that are convenient for customers.

This deal expires on July 24, 2012. Presto Dry Cleaners serves customers in Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties.

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Bigger, better, more: The new Powerball

Bigger, better, more: The new Powerball

ATLANTA -- The new Powerball makes its deut this week with bigger starting jackpots, better overall odds and more millionaires.

The enhanced game's first drawing will be Wednesday.

Powerball starting jackpots will double to $40 million and will grow faster. The game's second prize will increase from $250,000 to $1 million, and to $2 million with the Power Play option. Additionally, overall odds and odds to win a jackpot prize have improved.

The game's ticket price also will change from $1 to $2 per play.

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Players can still multiply with the Power Play option for an additional $1 per play.

'Bring One for the Chipper' in January

'Bring One for the Chipper' in January

MILTON, Ga. -- Once the ornaments and lights have been taken off your Christmas tree, give a gift of nature and turn that tree into mulch.

Every year, the Georgia Bring One for the Chipper program chips used Christmas trees into useful natural materials. The city of Milton and Milton Grows Green has joined forces with the program to give residents a local, convenient way to get rid of their trees.

"We appreciate the community's awareness and cooperation in getting Christmas tree to a 'mulch' better place," said Cindy Eade, the city's sustainability coordinator.

Christmas trees will be collected at Milton High School's Birmingham Road entrance and the Home Depot on Windward Parkway from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7.

Ga. offering smartphone app to cut drunk driving

Ga. offering smartphone app to cut drunk driving

ATLANTA -- State officials say they've developed a new smartphone application designed to cut down on drunken driving during upcoming New Year's Eve celebrations.

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety announced that a list of free sober ride programs is available in an app called Drive Sober Georgia.

Georgia Office of Highway Safety director Harris Blackwood said authorities sought to make it as easy as possible to get a ride, so the application was developed after consulting with its partners who deal with road safety.

Drive Sober Georgia is available for free download on the iPhone and Android markets. The information can be viewed at www.drivesobergeorgia.com.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

DEALCHICKEN: $18 for $37.90 from Hidden Springs Maple

DEALCHICKEN: $18 for $37.90 from Hidden Springs Maple

ATLANTA -- Who doesn't love pancakes and maple syrup? Monday's DealChicken Atlanta deal is a big serving of this classic breakfast dish for less.

For one day only, DealChicken members can pay half the usual price for several offerings from Vermont-based Hidden Springs Maple, a premiere maker of syrup.

Choose from:

* A six-pint case of syrup for $36 ($72.80 value)
* A half-gallon jug of syrup for $18 ($36 value)
* Two Vermont Maple Leaf gift sets, which include syrup and maple leaf candy, for $18 ($37 value)
* Two Vermont Pancake gift sets, which include syrup and buttermilk pancake mix, for $18 ($37.90 value)

This deal expires on June 19, 2012. Learn more about Hidden Springs Maple at www.hiddenspringsmaple.com.

First Data: Consumers held back on spending until end of Nov.

First Data: Consumers held back on spending until end of Nov.

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Consumers knew better deals were coming on Black Friday and held back on spending until the end of November, according to First Data's latest SpendTrend report.

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The privately held Sandy Springs-based electronic payments company reported year-over-year dollar volume growth was up 7.3 percent in November, down from October's 9.4 percent jump.

Dollar volume growth was 8.1 percent, while transaction growth was 6.1 percent in November.

Bring the family to Milton's 3rd annual Christmas tree lighting

Bring the family to Milton's 3rd annual Christmas tree lighting

MILTON, Ga. -- Ring in the holiday cheer on Saturday, Dec. 3 with Milton's annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

The fun will begin at 7 p.m. at the Deerfield Place shopping center with a performance from the Milton High School Chorale.

Santa Claus is scheduled to arrive by fire truck at approximately 7:30 p.m. and will be available for pictures with children.

There will also be refreshments, crafts and holiday music the whole family can enjoy together.

Deerfield Place is located at the corner of Highway 9 and Webb Road. Its many stores -- including Super Target, Kohl's and Petco -- will be open during the ceremony so attendees can get some of their holiday shopping done at the same time.