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Former UGA Cheerleader, 85, Will Join High School Squad on Sept. 26

A former cheerleader living at a senior community will join the cheerleading squad of Pope High School in Cobb County during the team's Sept. 26 home football game against Cherokee High School due to a student volunteer at the community and a nonprofit that grants wishes to the elderly.


Related Topix: Cobb County, GA, Cobb, GA, Sumter County, GA

1 hr ago | News Max

Carter Grandson Giving Georgia GOP Gov. Deal a Tough Battle

Georgia Republican Gov. Nathan Deal is in a tight race with gubernatorial challenger Jason Carter, who's running with both the help and hindrance of his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter. The 39-year-old Georgia Democratic state senator is just 2.2 percentage points behind Deal in polls, the latest RealClearPolitics analysis of polling data shows.


Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Celebrities, Jason Carter

3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

9 things you didna t read today

Yes campaigners stand near No supporters at Dumbarton Town Hall as former Prime Minister Gordon Brown leaves after attending a rally on September 16, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. Yes and No supporters are campaigning in the last two days of the referendum to decide if Scotland will become an indpendent country.


Related Topix: Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom, US News, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, US Politics, Republican, Barack Obama, Sports

7 hrs ago | Camden Chronicle Independent

Bridging the gap: Can empathy be taught?

The idea behind a course on poverty, Blair says, is to teach students to be more empathetic. A growing movement in higher education , is pushing to engage students in understanding poverty.


Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Niagara University

11 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

UGA statistics professor receives national award

The American Statistical Association recently presented its Founders Award to Christine Franklin, the Lothar Tresp Honoratus Honors Professor in the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of statistics. The ASA is the nation's preeminent professional statistical society, and the honor is presented annually to ASA members who have rendered distinguished and long-term service to the association.


Related Topix: Mathematics, Science, Franklin College

14 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

UGA pharmacy names assistant dean to develop its Savannah 2+2 campus

The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy recently named Ray Maddox as assistant dean to oversee the development of the college's new southeast Georgia campus in Savannah, an expansion of the college's 2+2 program. Students take courses in Athens for the first two years of pharmacy school and finish their degree requirements with two years of training in one of three places - Athens, Augusta or Albany.


Related Topix: Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA

18 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Schools' emergency plans good, county official says

D etails of the Clarke County School District's emergency operations plan must remain unknown to the public under Georgia law. "They're being proactive," said Athens-Clarke County Emergency Management Coordinator Beth Burgess.


Mon Sep 15, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

UGA's Pavlic awarded National Poetry Series prize

The National Poetry Series recently announced the five winners of its 2014 Open Competition, which included "Let's Let That Are Not Yet: Inferno" by the University of Georgia's Ed Pavli, a professor of English and creative writing in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The National Poetry Series arranges publication of the winning books, scheduled to be released in summer 2015.


Athens Banner-Herald

Echols: Chick-fil-A founder Cathy changed lives

I met Truett Cathy, the Chick-fil-A founder who died earlier this month at the age of 93, at a Rotary Club meeting where I received a certificate for my high school leadership achievements. I was just 17 years old.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Opinion

The Baltimore Sun

Annapolis artist puts his stamp on the Battle of Baltimore

These are examples of some of the early sketches done by Greg Harlin of Annapolis, a senior illustrator with Wood Ronsaville Harlin Inc. His final product is a mixed media painting called "The Bombardment of Fort McHenry," which he created for the U.S. Postal Service. It is the design for a commemorative stamp scheduled to be released on Saturday.


Related Topix: Graphic Design, Arts, Anne Arundel County, MD

PhysOrg Weblog

Freshman girls know how to eat healthy but lack confidence in their ability to do it

Female college freshmen understand the benefits of eating healthy foods and know which foods they should include in their diets. But they lack confidence in their ability to act on that knowledge, especially when it comes to getting enough calcium, says a new University of Illinois study.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition


Kent John Chabotar, Ph.D. Joins Diversified Search

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15, 2014 -- Diversified Search , consistently recognized as a top 10 executive search firm in the US, has announced that Kent John Chabotar, Ph.D., former President and Professor of Political Science at Guilford College, has joined the firm.


Related Topix: Guilford College, West Virginia University, Lehigh University, Bowdoin College, Michigan State University

101.5 The River

News Anchor Announces He Is Dying

News Anchor Dave Benton, from Illinois, announced his prognosis for the Brain Cancer that has returned, on the air. Watch his courageous statement.


Related Topix: Illinois, Dogs, Pets

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Humans have increased animal extinction rates by 1,000 times

The current global extinction rate is 1,000 times higher than it was before humans came along, according to a study conducted by researchers from Brown University, Duke University, Microsoft Research and the University of Georgia, and published in the journal Conservation Biology . "We've known for 20 years that current rates of species extinctions are exceptionally high," senior author Stuart Pimm said.


Related Topix: Duke University, Brown University

UCCD begins annual lecture series with review of United Nations Millennium Goals

With the dawn of the new millennium, every member state voted in favor of the UN Millennium Declaration , an outline of lofty goals including the eradication of poverty and hunger, cures for infectious diseases, gender equality and a sustainable environment all by a target date of 2015 . In the words of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, "Our goal is simple but daunting -- prosperity and dignity for all in a world where humankind lives in harmony with nature."


Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Georgia


Top 5 Campuses In The U.S.

Each year, numerous travel, college and architectural publications release their rankings of the top college towns and campuses. Here is an overview of five American campuses that tend to rank highly in the annual surveys.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Athens Banner-Herald

You Matter: Meet Ashley Yost

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following biography was submitted by Frances Gibson, owner of Dover Grace Alternative Boutique in Watkinsville, as part of her new campaign "You Matter." The campaign is an effort to promote positive self-esteem in women of all ages and to encourage them not to feel pressured to conform to society's constricting definition of beauty.


Related Topix: Watkinsville, GA, Oconee County, GA, Journalism, Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA

We Need An Education Policy For Adult Immigrants

I am a professor of economics at The University of Georgia and consultant on economic issues to a variety of corporations and local governments. Taking a generally free market, libertarian perspective, I use economics as the lens to analyze government policies from the local to the international level.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Illegal Immigration, US News

CBS News

College football star's novel story

When Kathy Rackley told Malcolm Mitchell - a wide receiver at the University of Georgia - about her book club, she had no idea who he was, or what would happen next.


The Times-Herald

Jones new principal of Winston Dowdell Academy

Kevin Jones has started the new school year as principal of Winston Dowdell Academy, the school system's high school alternative school. Jones who has been Assistant Principal at East Coweta High School for the past two years was named by the Board of Education in August to the position.


Related Topix: Georgia, Jacksonville State University, Lincoln Memorial University, Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA