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Museum to chronicle how WW2 shaped 1 Georgia community

Alston's 20 leads Georgia Tech past UT Rio Grande Valley

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GA Lottery

ATLANTA (AP) _ These Georgia lotteries were drawn Thursday:

01-03-05-06-11-12-13-15-17-22-23-24

(one, three, five, six, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fifteen, seventeen, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four)

Estimated jackpot: $119 million

Estimated jackpot: $149 million

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Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Morning' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday morning's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "All or Nothing Morning" game were:

01-03-05-06-11-12-13-15-17-22-23-24

(one, three, five, six, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fifteen, seventeen, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four)

Museum to chronicle how WW2 shaped 1 Georgia community

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Dozens shared childhood memories of mandatory blackouts and the hardships of food rationing. A former Navy officer contributed a detailed account of his training to operate radar aboard ships in the heat of battle. And one resident donated artifacts salvaged from a merchant ship that was torpedoed by a German submarine off the Georgia coast.

World War II had a pervasive and lasting impact on coastal Glynn County, roughly 70 miles (112 kilometers) south of Savannah. And now the local historical society is entering the home stretch of a yearslong effort to open a museum that tells the story of the war reshaped daily life in the community.

The Coastal Georgia Historical Society raised $3.1 million in the last year to fund its World War II Home Front Museum on St. Simons Island. The museum is scheduled to open next year at the island's historic former Coast Guard station, which was in charge of shore patrols for German U-boats that lurked off the Georgia coast during the war.

The idea came up years ago when the historical society was revamping its museum at the St. Simons lighthouse and wanted to include an exhibit on World War II. Even at a purely local level, the topic proved too vast.

"We realized when we got to World War II there was such a big and important story," said Mimi Rogers, museum curator for the historical society. "The people of this area, it means so much to them because many of them have relatives who were part of the home front story. Or they were children at the time and they remember what went on here."

During the war, 16,000 workers - including 2,000 women - labored at the Brunswick shipyards building the so-called liberty ships used to carry U.S. troops and supplies overseas. Airships that scouted the coast for enemy submarines took off from the neighboring Glynco Naval Air Station. Naval officers received advanced radar training on St. Simons Island.

While the National World War II Museum in New Orleans opened its own home front exhibit last summer, the museum on St. Simons will focus exclusively on how the war affected a single community.

The historical society has collected roughly 2,000 photos for its exhibits and recorded about 45 interviews with people who lived and worked in Glynn County during the war.

One recalled how government restrictions on buying meat prompted her as a young girl to beg her mother for a lamb chop for Christmas. And a Texas man now in his 90s gave a detailed recollection of the workings inside the radar room used to conduct simulations for training Navy officers. The museum plans to build a replica of that radar room from photographs.

Physical artifacts collected from the war include a life ring and the ship's bell salvaged from the S.S. Esso Baton Rouge, one of two merchant ships torpedoed by German U-boats off St. Simons Island on April 8, 1942. A total of 22 sailors were killed in the attack, while others were saved by Coast Guard crews from the station that will house the museum.

The museum also acquired one of the wooden boxes used to hold bottles of champagne that were broken across the bow of each liberty ship that launched from Brunswick, along with colorful streamers and pieces of a broken bottle. The local shipyard finished 99 of the ships from 1941 until the war's end in 1945, and the launches were celebrated by large crowds.

"There's a real sense of the community's spirit and how involved people felt and how patriotic they felt about helping," said Sherri Jones, the historical society's executive director. "There's so any period stories about these women working 24 hours a day, holding these heavy welding torches. And they loved it. They just felt so a part of helping and supporting those on the front lines."

Jones and Rogers said the society is still collecting artifacts and interviews as the final exhibits are pieced together. There's also still $200,000 left to raise to meet the museum's $3.3 million goal.

They plan to open the museum in the fall of 2018.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 3 Night' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Cash 3 Night" game were:

6-3-9

(six, three, nine)

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 4 Night' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Cash 4 Night" game were:

8-8-0-4

(eight, eight, zero, four)

Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were:

15-22-23-36-42

(fifteen, twenty-two, twenty-three, thirty-six, forty-two)

Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were:

35-37-46-51-61, Powerball: 13, Power Play: 2

(thirty-five, thirty-seven, forty-six, fifty-one, sixty-one; Powerball: thirteen; Power Play: two)

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Alston's 20 leads Georgia Tech past UT Rio Grande Valley

ATLANTA (AP) - Playing point guard for the first time in a while because he had to, Georgia Tech's Brandon Alston looked comfortable Wednesday night while scoring a career-high 20 points to lead the short-handed Yellow Jackets to a 78-68 win over Texas-Rio Grande Valley with three players sidelined by NCAA suspensions.

Tech backup point guard Justin Moore was out after drawing a two-game suspension earlier in the day for violation of unspecified NCAA rules, and starting guards Josh Okogie and Tadric Jackson were already suspended for receiving benefits in violation of NCAA rules.

When starting point guard Jose Alvarado went to the bench with his fourth foul and 14:48 left in the game, Alston and freshman guard Curtis Haywood II took control of the offense for Georgia Tech (2-1).

In two seasons at Lehigh, the 6-foot-5 Alston played primarily forward, and three times peaked with 18 points. Wednesday, the graduate transfer was made 6-of-9 shooting, including 2-of-3 from 3-point range, and added six rebounds and an assist.

"I actually played point guard in high school... I haven't really seen duty as much but it comes pretty natural to me," Alston said. "I haven't been getting a lot of opportunities, but our offense is pretty equal opportunity so the spots are pretty much the same on the court."

UTRGV senior guard Nick Dixon scored 18 of his game-high 23 points in the second half, but he was the only player in double figures for the Vaqueros (3-3).

Alston had plenty of help as center Ben Lammers added 14 points and seven rebounds, forward Abdoulaye Gueye pitched in a career-high 13 with seven boards and freshman guard Curtis Haywood II contributed 11 points, six assists and four rebounds.

The Yellow Jackets expanded their 32-27 halftime lead to 19 points in the second half, when they shot 60 percent, and the Vaqueros - other than Dixon - combined to shoot 19 of 53 (35.8 percent). UTRGV made just 2 of 18 from long range, and Tech scored 25 points off the Vaqueros' 16 turnovers.

"We had too many turnovers against the zone," said UTRGV head coach Lew Hill. "I was pleased with everything but the turnovers ... coming in here to play an ACC team is good for our guys."

SUSPENSIONS STACK UP

Georgia Tech assistant coach Darryl LaBarrie also missed the game as he went on paid administrative leave earlier in the day as Georgia Tech is looking into recently alleged NCAA violations.

Head coach Josh Pastner declined to comment on LaBarrie or Moore other than to say, "For 40 years of my life I don't know if there's ever been a year that I've been alive or even in a basketball season where it's just been smooth sailing."

Pastner added: "Rarely do you navigate those waters without storms or rocky waves and we're just in a little bit of a storm right now, but as I told our guys, there is no excuse. We've got to find a way to get it done."

BIG PICTURE

UTRGV: The Vaqueros were competitive in the first half despite the fact that Dixon didn't score until 2:55 left before intermission, and second-leading scorer Xavier McDaniel Jr. went scoreless. McDaniel finished with a point.

Georgia Tech: Wednesday was the third and final game that Jackson will serve for suspension and Okogie has three games left on a six-game suspension.

BENCH BLOWOUT

Tech played just two subs in the first half, when all five of UTRGW's reserves scored and they outscored Tech's bench players 36-12 in the game. Freshman Greg Bowie, Mike Bowie and Lesley Varner Jr. had eight points each for the Vaqueros.

UP NEXT

UTRGV will host Grambling State Saturday in just the third home game among its first 10 contests.

Georgia Tech will stay busy, playing host to North Texas Friday afternoon in their third game in six days in a stretch that will include six games in 15 days.

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Night' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "All or Nothing Night" game were:

02-06-08-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21-23

(two, six, eight, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-three)

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