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USDA writes new rules limiting junk food sales for school groups

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It’s all part of the new Smart Snacks in Schools program, enacted by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Source: Gainesville Times

 Baldwin County would benefit from maintaining scholars after graduation
This past weekend nearly 1,500 students and their families will celebrate the culmination of their hard work, focus and dedication during undergraduate commencement at Georgia College.
Source: Milledgeville Union-Recorder

 Google Atlanta ‘flash-funded’ classroom project requests
Google’s donation, worth $340,000, reached 356 Atlanta-area teachers who will receive materials for a combined 38,775 students. The materials range from magnetic tiles to a brand new playground.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Commencement held at Paine College on Sunday
Sunday’s ceremony provided a moment of celebration after a trying week at the college, which saw two campus shootings and increased security measures.
Source: Augusta Chronicle/weekend

• Photos: Paine Commencement
Source: Augusta Chronicle/weekend 

Richmond County school board candidate arrested
James Swanagan Jr., 53, of Heph­zibah, was charged with misdemeanor simple battery, according to Richmond County jail records. He is running for the Super District 9 seat.
Source: Augusta Chronicle/weekend

Photos: Mercer University celebrates graduates
Source: Macon Telegraph/weekend

KSU-SPSU merger will create a powerhouse
“KSU President Dr. Dan Papp almost got it right during his State of the University address Wednesday when he described what will result from the merger of Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University.”
Source: Marietta Daily Journal/weekend

Albany State University graduates students
Glenda A. Hatchett, an Atlanta attorney and TV personality, delivered the commencement speech for ASU.
Source: Albany Herald/weekend

Muscogee County BOE to discuss uniforms at work session today
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Middle Georgia State to offer new degree
This fall, Middle Georgia State College will offer a Bachelor of Applied Science degree program tailored for professionals in technical or industrial careers who want to move into management.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Emory professor wins Guggenheim Fellowship
Emory Professor Bonna Daix Wescoat, a classical archaeologist, has won a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship for her research on the intersection of architecture, ritual and place in ancient Greek sacred contexts.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

UGA wins first-ever SEC softball title
Georgia (45-12) has defeated six consecutive top-16 teams and will learn its NCAA tournament draw at 10 p.m. Sunday. The selection show will be televised by ESPNU.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Former UGA football coach Jim Donnan’s federal trial enters second week
Donnan is facing charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering and security fraud, all related to an alleged scheme in which investors lost almost $23 million.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Former Georgia Perimeter College president files racketeering lawsuit
Former Georgia Perimeter College President Anthony Tricoli filed a racketeering lawsuit this week against several college and University System of Georgia officials, claiming that they conspired to set him up to take the fall for a school shortfall that reached $25 million.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution/subscription

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