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Chamber CEO to address UNG’s College of Business graduates

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Cumming-Forsyth Chamber CEO to address UNG’s Mike Cottrell College of Business graduates
James McCoy, president and CEO of the chamber, says of graduation, “It’s the most exciting time of anyone’s life. There’s an awful lot of opportunity out there for smart, thoughtful people. And now that the door is open to them, and they’ve got some resources at their disposal to pull from … they just have to go out there and find their way.”
Source: Forsyth News


Poorest schools in Savannah-Chatham County use federal funds to catch up
The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System received $11,902,653 in Title I Part A funds for the 2013-14 school year. The money supports students in Savannah-Chatham’s 32 Title I schools as well as eight area private schools.
Source: Savannah Morning News/weekend


Schools in Columbia County have more drug cases than Richmond County
“Despite being one of the highest performing school systems in the state, Columbia County had almost double the drug cases as the lesser achieving Richmond County over the last three years and had a particular presence that its neighbor did not: prescription pills.”
Source: Augusta Chronicle/weekend


Football: Auburn wins SEC championship
Auburn beat Missouri 59-42 in the highest scoring contest in SEC championship game history; the team will head to the BCS national title game against Florida State.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/weekend




• Georgia Tech to take on Ole Miss in Music City Bowl
The bowl will take place December 30.
Source: Augusta Chronicle


• UGA to play Nebraska again, this time at the Gator Bowl
Source: Augusta Chronicle


• Atlanta’s Chick-fil-A Bowl gets Duke vs. Texas A&M
It will be No. 24 Duke vs. No. 21 Texas A&M in a sold-out Chick-fil-A Bowl on New Year’s Eve at the Georgia Dome.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

UGA study claims some produce better frozen than fresh
Ronald Pegg, associate professor of food science and technology at UGA, led the study. His team looked at the selected vitamin and mineral content of eight fruits and vegetables — blueberries, strawberries, broccoli, green beans, corn, spinach, cauliflower and green peas.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Saturday

Books for Keeps seeks sponsors for more Athens-area school children
In order to make sure each child receives 12 books at the end of the school year to help combat summer slide, Books for Keeps is seeking sponsors for 1,135 children before the end of the year.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Sunday


At midterm, Bibb County schools’ Superintendent is far from finished
Superintendent Steve Smith said “…I think we have probably 90 percent of the problems identified. We have worked through a plan to address the problems. But we’re in different phases, depending upon the problem, different phases of implementation.”
Source: Macon Telegraph/Sunday


Funding of Cobb County schools will mean ‘hard decisions’
Superintendent Michael Hinojosa and three board members said Wednesday the state needs to contribute more to local school districts, while lawmakers say there is no more money to give.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal/Sunday


SCAD’s Atlanta campus to use old mansion for its writing program
The 130-year old mansion, known as Ivy Hall, is being used for SCAD’s writing program, which seeks to compete with four-year universities like Emory and Oglethorpe.
Source: Georgia Times-Union


Duluth’s Radloff Middle School team wins First Lego League regional
With robotics teams of up to 10 members, the competition theme this time was “Nature’s Fury,” which dealt with the aftermath of hurricanes, fires and earthquakes, and each team had two and a half minutes to run a program.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post/weekend


Interim superintendent of Dougherty County schools could get named to full position
Butch Mosely may get the appointment during Monday’s meeting.
Source: Albany Herald/Sunday


Darton State College wants to raise funds for Steinway pianos
The All-Steinway Piano Initiative is a $1 million fund-raising program that aims to provide the music department with 21 Steinway pianos for practice and performance.
Source: Albany Herald/Sunday


Muscogee County to discuss reading program today
A discussion of superintendent David Lewis’ proposal that the Muscogee County School District adopt a system-wide reading program for grades K-5 is on the agenda for today’s meeting of the Muscogee County School Board.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer


New Fort Valley State president has plan to conquer challenges
President Ivelaw Griffith took over at Fort Valley State four months ago.
Source: Macon Telegraph


Good accreditation results for Middle Georgia State
Middle Georgia State had its first review from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and got positive results.
Source: Macon Telegraph


Macon Telegraph moves its business operations to Cherry Street
Source: Macon Telegraph


Houston County schools to host rezoning meetings
Source: Macon Telegraph


Gov. Deal to speak at Darton State College graduation
Approximately 395 graduates will be participating in the commencement ceremony.
Source: Albany Herald


Spelman College president gets 2013 Academic Leadership Award from Carnegie Corporation
The award is in the form of a $500,000 grant to be used in support of each honoree’s academic initiatives.
Source: Sacramento Bee




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