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Market is disqualified from taking food stamps

A small grocery store was disqualified from accepting food stamps this week after federal officials discovered evidence that employees were exchanging the coupons for cash. Federal officials also said employees at Harold's Market, 1145 12th Ave. S, allowed customers to use the food stamps to buy items prohibited under federal regulations. Those items included dish detergent, laundry detergent, hand soap and laundry bleach, said officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service.

St. Petersburg woman

wins $10,000 in drawing

Gladys Adkins of St. Petersburg won $10,000 in the Florida Lottery's 24th $1-million grand prize drawing Thursday. Mrs. Adkins, 76, was one of seven scratch-off finalists competing for prizes between $10,000 and $1-million. Mrs. Adkins is a retired schoolteacher from North Carolina. She purchased a Break the Bank scratch-off ticket and mailed it back to the Florida Lottery to get a chance in the grand prize drawing. The top prize winner was Laura Demilt of Lauderhill.

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