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Columbus: Meet the Namans — one family, six Ivy Leaguers


A look at how one family put emphasis on education and successfully got all four children into Ivy League colleges.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/Saturday

Clarke County BOE and AT&T move closer to agreement on cell phone tower on school property
The communications company wants to put a 175-foot monopole on a plot of land near Cedar Shoals High’s athletic fields.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Saturday

Brenau University trustee Dick Leet dies


• Brenau University mourns loss of Dick Leet of Gainesville
“This is not only a huge loss for the community and for Brenau University but also for me personally,” said Brenau University President Ed Schrader. “Dick Leet has been a wise counselor as a leader on the university’s Board of Trustees, a thoughtful mentor and a good friend. He, along with his wife, Phyllis, has been well-respected leaders in the community and chief enthusiasts and financial supporters for Brenau University and its mission. He never did anything half way.”

Jacob Segers joins UGA as beef cattle specialist
Segers will be responsible for helping Georgia’s cattle producers make the most of their herds and for helping beef consumers have a better understanding of their hamburgers and steaks.
Source: Albany Herald/Saturday

Bill Cosby entertains at Augusta’s Paine College
“(Cosby’s) sole purpose for being here is to give thanks to our faculty,” Paine President George Bradley told the crowded arena.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

Richmond County schools forced to make cuts
Fifty-six non-teacher layoffs were made while 79 positions were eliminated through attrition, according to the human resources department.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

UGA scientist says we need to predict climate-related disease changes
“It’s not enough just to say things are changing. You want to be able to predict when and where, so you can manage (new disease problems),”said Sonia Altizer, a professor in UGA’s Odum School of Ecology.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Fannin County schools closed due to water main break
A water main break in Blue Ridge affected three of five county schools, so officials decided to close all five schools today.
Source: WSB-TV

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