Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant help coastal communities lower flood insurance rates

When Hurricane Matthew hit the Georgia coast last year, it left 18 inches of standing water in the garage of Deb Baber’s Tybee Island home. And it reaffirmed the decision she made two years ago to elevate her house, protecting… Full story

Fanning Institute helps girls prepare for college, find scholarships

A college education once seemed out of reach for Geniquiya Meredith. She heard about the crippling costs to attend even a state-supported school. There was no one at home to help her navigate the complicated federal application for student loans…. Full story

Institute of Government helps Augusta area identify ways to meet workforce needs

Teenagers in vivid red T-shirts tighten steering assemblies with whirring power tools, filling a critical workforce need for Textron Specialized vehicles, a rapidly growing Augusta manufacturer. Just minutes earlier, the teens, students in the Richmond County School System, had been… Full story

Design a bulldog; win $2,000

University of Georgia students are encouraged to submit design proposals for a fiberglass bulldog that will be installed in front of the Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. The winning designer will receive $2,000 and have his/her artwork featured on… Full story

Lending and marketing assistance from SBDC help put Augusta meat market on the map

Meat markets and butcher shops nationwide are losing more and more customers to competition from traditional grocery stores, super centers and nontraditional food retailers like Target. But don’t tell Wayne Lanier’s customers in Augusta. They wouldn’t believe it. In fact,… Full story

Archway Partnership community to partner with Koyo Bearings for apprenticeship program

Grady County is creating an apprenticeship program with Koyo Bearings, a ball bearing and roller bearing manufacturing plant in Cairo, Ga., to better prepare local graduates for jobs with the company. Classroom components for the program will be delivered at… Full story

UGA and high school students take top prizes in State Botanical Garden of Georgia’s annual student art contest

Two University of Georgia students and one Locust Grove High School student were chosen as the top three winners in the annual student art contest held by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, a unit of UGA Public Service and… Full story

Campus Kitchen at UGA begins new food recovery partnership with Publix

The Campus Kitchen at UGA has begun regular food recovery pickups from the Publix on Atlanta Highway, thanks to an introduction by the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. The Food Bank recovers from this Publix on weekdays, but does not… Full story

Healthier Together collaborative begins in Calhoun and Taliaferro counties

The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development is collaborating with the UGA College of Public Health and the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to help Calhoun and Taliaferro counties strengthen and increase community-wide efforts for healthier eating and… Full story

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant honored by coastal preservation group

University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant programs and people were recognized at the first awards presentation by 100 Miles, a nonprofit organization working to protect and preserve the Georgia coast. John “Crawfish” Crawford, an educator and boat… Full story

UGA Small Business Development Center has big impact on Georgia

The most recent data from the UGA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) annual economic impact study indicates that SBDC clients experienced annual sales growth of 12.0 percent, while the average Georgia business experienced sales growth of 5.5 percent. Employment for… Full story

Department of Corrections engages Institute of Government to oversee promotions testing

The Georgia Department of Corrections (DOC) has accepted the Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s proposal to administer the testing program for officials seeking promotion to seven ranks, from warden to assistant special agent in charge. Under the $147,950 contract, the… Full story

UGA alumna named State Botanical Garden of Georgia director

Jennifer M. Cruse-Sanders has been named director of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Full story

Septic tank inventory will help keep water safe for coastal residents

A comprehensive, electronic inventory of septic systems will help officials in coastal Georgia counties locate and manage failing systems that are a threat to ground water. The inventory, compiled by Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, also will serve as… Full story

Student spotlight: Shivani Rangaswamy

2016-17 Student Scholar and pre-med major from Cumming, Ga. shares her experience with service-learning. Full story

Public Service and Outreach announces new Facilitation Academy, 2017 participants

Twenty-four University of Georgia faculty and staff members have been selected to participate in the inaugural class of the Public Service and Outreach (PSO) 2017 Facilitation Academy. The newly established Facilitation Academy is a yearlong professional development program that provides… Full story

Governor closes 2016 Biennial Institute with praise for Georgia’s economic growth

  Georgia remains a national leader in job creation and economic development because of infrastructure improvements the General Assembly supported, Gov. Nathan Deal told lawmakers at the 30th Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators Tuesday. Deal addressed legislators on the third… Full story

Improved understanding of financials helps Atlanta aviation company soar

Dan Casey decided on Atlanta as location for new business after selling his Oxnard, California-based helicopter tour company. Full story