The state of Washington has launched a new COVID-19 vaccination lottery specifically for service members, military families and veterans, AP reported. Military-connected individuals who have gotten vaccinated or plan to will be entered to win cash prizes and gift cards. The state was concerned that those groups were excluded from the state’s other lotteries because of the level of data that was available from the federal government. “We have found a way to honor our active military duty and our veterans in this regard,” Gov. Jay Inslee (D) said….

The Fort Mac Local Redevelopment Authority has approved deals to sell 132 acres of the former Fort McPherson, Georgia. Tyler Perry Studios is purchasing 37.5 acres for a public entertainment district. The LRA also approved the sale of 94.5 acres to the T.D. Jakes Real Estate Ventures group, headed by religious leader T.D. Jakes. “With the support of Governor Kemp and Mayor Bottoms, it is rare that you get to be a part of an economic stimulus that will impact generations to come,” Fort Mac LRA Board Chairman Cassius Butts said, according to Atlanta Business Journal….

Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lawrence Sena