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Veteran city attorney and freshman elected official sharpen skills at UGA governmental training

Even after almost 40 years as a city attorney for the Polk County towns of Cedartown and Rockmart, Mike McRae admits to learning something fresh each time a rookie city council member returns from the Newly Elected Officials Institute at… Full story

Veteran city leaders and newly elected officials from Hall County take part in municipal government training at UGA

That first city council meeting after an election can be a splash of reality for newly elected local leaders. “When you first get in office and sit in front of your first meeting, you feel like a fish out of… Full story

New city leaders hit the ground running after Institute of Government training

Terry Crawford was a new city councilman in Ringgold when he attended UGA’s training for newly elected officials a decade ago. He still uses the principles he learned from that training. “I came away with a good, strong understanding about… Full story

Decorative steel arch will be a focal point of the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden

Atlanta artist Andrew Crawford is creating the steel archway that will welcome visitors to a new outdoor educational site for children at the UGA State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Crawford, who owns Andrew T. Crawford Ironworks in Atlanta, has been… Full story

Targeted Marketing Campaign Leads Atlanta Video Marketer to New Heights

Creative Internet Authority is more than a name for Montina Portis’s Roswell-based video marketing business. Establishing one’s authority and creating a reputation for knowledge and opinions that are respected by one’s peers has been so essential to her success that… Full story

Grow It Know It gets district support

A food waste reduction program developed by students in Clarke County middle schools and AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers with the Office of Service-Learning and Cooperative Extension at UGA will be adopted by the school district as a best practice model for… Full story

New film tells the story of Georgia’s fishing industry 

The rich cultural history of Georgia’s commercial fishing industry is the focus of a the film “Shifting Baselines,” produced by Blue Voyage Productions in collaboration with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. The film features interviews with the men… Full story

UGA Extension, Mercer University partner to recruit future doctors for rural Georgia

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. Jean Sumner is a third-generation rural doctor. As a child, she watched her grandfather and father care for the residents of Washington County, Ga…. Full story

Exporting provides opportunity for growth for rural companies

Even the basics of international commerce felt foreign to Bruce Roberts. He knew how to ship something via UPS but didn’t have a clue how international ocean freight worked. He didn’t know how helpful a Skype account or making a… Full story

UGA brings schools and employers together to bolster workforce development

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. Tim Olson is months away from high school graduation and already has job prospects in his local community. That’s a win for the 17-year-old… Full story

Through the Archway Partnership, UGA addresses critical healthcare needs in rural communities

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. Christy Abney is a teacher, so when one of her daughters wakes up sick, she needs to get to a doctor as early as… Full story

Leadership development helping build a stronger, more united south Georgia

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. Melissa Dark and Elena Carné own small businesses more than 75 miles apart in rural south Georgia. Through a regional program, led by the… Full story

Renaissance Town

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. In small towns, news travels fast. The calls started going out from Clarkesville Fire Chief Jerry Palmer at 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5,… Full story

UGA outreach program helps farmers build a better business

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. By J. Merritt Melancon Dennis Hollingsworth was fresh out of college the first time he tried running a farm.  It was the early 1980s… Full story

UGA student helps rural women find resources to improve maternal health

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. University of Georgia undergraduate Shivani Rangaswamy is getting a head start on a career in medicine by helping pregnant women in rural Georgia understand… Full story

Economic developer training at UGA gives Georgia advantage in attracting new industry

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. It didn’t take long for Larry Brooks to connect the dots during one of his Georgia Certified Economic Developer classes. Brooks, executive director of… Full story

Campus Kitchen at UGA prepares for 6th Annual Turkeypalooza

Student volunteers with the Campus Kitchen at UGA will deliver groceries for Thanksgiving meals to 230 families and prepared meals to another 150 homebound individuals during the 2017 Turkeypalooza, scheduled for Nov. 17-20. From Nov. 1-16, Campus Kitchen (CKUGA) will… Full story

A Winning Recipe: Restaurateur learns the special ingredients needed in documents to secure SBA loan

Andre Gomez, chef and owner of Smyrna’s award-winning Porch Light Latin Kitchen, understood the rewards of providing quality service at an early age. Full story