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1 hr ago | Patch.com
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.
1 hr ago | News Max
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.
3 hrs ago | The Washington Post
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.
7 hrs ago | Camden Chronicle Independent
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.
11 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald
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.
14 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 05:07 pm
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