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McCaskey volunteers to sell programs at the Bluecross Bowl because of what the three day event means to Cookeville.
"I just think it's good for the community. It's been great for us," said McCaskey.
This is the 4th year the 8 game high school football championship event has been held in Cookeville.
Every year it draws fans from around the state including Lois Ross from Milan.
"We drove up and we've enjoyed ourselves," said Ross.
About 42,000 people attended the event last year.
It's estimated those fans brought a million dollars into the local economy with extra business for hotels and restaurants.
Waitress Chelsea James says she's noticed the extra business at Crawdaddy's.
"People always have a story and they tell what's going on and why they're here," said James.
It's why the community was so happy to hear the Bluecross Bowl will be sticking around at least through 2016.
That gives McCaskey four more years of missed games.
"You just give that up," said McCaskey.
Saturday, December 1 2012, 05:07 AM CST
Tenn. Powerball ticket worth $1 million
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Powerball ticket sold in Tennessee barely missed winning a share of an estimated $590.5 million prize. But the ticket has a nice consolation prize worth $1 million.
Officials say the Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold in Chattanooga.
There's no word yet on who won.
A Powerball ticket sold at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla., matched all six numbers selected Saturday night for the estimated $590.5 million prize. It's the highest Powerball jackpot in history.
The winning numbers were 10, 13, 14, 22 and 52, with a Powerball of 11.
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.