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January 13, 2015
Ten seniors from Clarke Central High School (CCHS) recently got a boost in preparation for the SAT exam, thanks to the Georgia Center for Continuing Education and an Athens-based nonprofit organization. So far mentors from the organization, Collegiate Candidates, have worked with more than 100 students who are at risk of doing poorly on the […] more
January 12, 2015
Marine Extension’s Shellfish Research Laboratory on Skidaway Island received a Coastal Incentive Grant to launch the state’s first oyster seed hatchery. The project is expected to be implemented in the spring. Meanwhile, the shellfish lab is distributing 200,000 single oyster spat and 400 grow-out bags to 10 shellfish growers as part of the final year […] more
January 12, 2015
Due to the overwhelming success and support for the Pulaski Tomorrow Leadership program, the community—part of the Archway Partnership—is providing similar training to youth in that county. Faculty from the Fanning Institute of Leadership Development have trained about 50 local facilitators to provide the leadership curriculum for adults and youth. The youth program is supported […] more
January 12, 2015
Visitors to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia will get an added treat this winter as UGA art students display their work among the many plants. “Common Threads,” by Brittany Brush, a senior fine arts major from Marietta, is among the first exhibits. The sculpture depicts an eight feet long needle, made from fabricated steel, […] more
January 12, 2015
Diego Velasquez had worked in Georgia’s restaurant industry more than 14 years—moving up to district manager for a major chain—when he opened his first Tacos and Tequilas Mexican Grill in Buckhead. “I had decided that if I can open restaurants for somebody else, I can do it for myself. I also hoped to show my […] more
January 12, 2015
Writer: Julia Mills Children visiting the Lyndon House Arts Center in Athens will soon be able to tour the exhibits using interactive technology on their smart phones, thanks to students in a Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources service-learning class. The Natural Resources, Recreation and Tourism (NRRT) environmental interpretation class has been around for […] more
January 12, 2015
Writer: Roger Nielsen The Carl Vinson Institute of Government continues to help economic development professionals from across Georgia learn effective ways to help local industries grow. Thirty-six economic development professionals from across the state attended a new Business Retention and Expansion course in December at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Registration is underway for […] more