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UGA gets $1.23 million grant for early education

UGA gets $1.23 million grant for early education

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia has received a $1.23 million grant to help grow its program for teachers wanting to go into early education.

The grant will expand the Birth through Five undergraduate program established by professor Cynthia Vail in 2008. The program focuses on preparing quality teachers to work with infants, toddlers and young children.

The grant will help beef up the number of students focusing on young special education students. Over five years, the program will help support 47 students who commit to working two to four years in programs for high-needs children in Clarke and Madison county schools.

Downtown Christmas Parade of Lights

Downtown Christmas Parade of Lights

Athens - Athens' annual Downtown Christmas Parade of Lights ushers in the holiday season. Over 60 floats, bands and other groups parade through downtown streets awash in twinkling lights. The parade begins on the corner of Dougherty and Pulaski Streets ending in front of City Hall for the traditional tree lighting ceremony, hosted by none other than Santa and Mrs. Claus. Come early for the Downtown Open House, with great deals and extended hours by great downtown retailers!

  • December 01, 2011 - December 01, 2011
  • Location: Downtown Athens
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  • Times: 7 p.m.
  • Admission: No admission charge
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Toys for Tots Drive Planned for UGA/Kentucky

 

MEDIA RELEASE                           
For Immediate Release 
November 17, 2011

Contact: Mike Pilcher, VP of Communications 
North Georgia Jaycees 
706-614-0843, pilcher07@yahoo.com 
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DEALCHICKEN: $49 for $149 at ATA Martial Arts

DEALCHICKEN: $49 for $149 at ATA Martial Arts

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Get in shape and learn self-defense with this weekend's fantastic DealChicken Atlanta deal.

Through Sunday night, DealChicken members can take advantage of 10 classes at ATA Martial Arts. Choose from Krav Maga classes for adults or Karate for Kids; either way, pay only $49 for a package valued at $149.

The deal gets even sweeter with 50 percent off basic karate gear for DealChicken members.

This offer expires on May 13, 2012. ATA Martial Arts has 21 locations throughout Metro Atlanta:

Acworth
* 3450 Cobb Parkway NW, Suite 190

Alpharetta
* 5354 McGinnis Ferry Road, Suite 212
* 8465 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 530

Bogart
* 1011 Tower Place

State tax credit program raises $50M for scholarships

State tax credit program raises $50M for scholarships

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Revenue stamped its approval on $50 million in donations under the Georgia Scholarship Tax Credit Program.

The program lets people and businesses get tax credit for donations to scholarships for Georgia children to attend private schools.

Fifty million dollars is the most allowed under the program. In 2012, the statewide cap on donations will increase by the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index until 2018.

Individuals can donate up to $1,000, while married couples have a donation cap of $2,500. Corporations can donate up to 75 percent of their state income tax liability.

The American Federation for Children estimated more than 6,000 students last year got scholarships to attend private schools through the program.

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

ATLANTA, Ga. – Thanksgiving is traditionally a holiday reserved for fellowship with family and friends. Most of us enjoy a huge meal, fight through the subsequent stomachache, hang with your favorite cousins and watch football, however, everyone doesnt enjoy turkey day in the same fashion. Some families have unique traditions that may not be consistent with, what we would call an average Thanksgiving. So, if you’re looking to change-up your routine, check out some of the ideas the “Where U Live” team put together.   

Athens Heritage Walks: Haunted History Tour

Athens Heritage Walks: Haunted History Tour
  • From: October 27, 2011 - October 31, 2011 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Downtown Athens
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  • Times: 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday (no Saturday tour)
  • Admission: $15; $12 ACHF members
  • 706-353-1801
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  • Handicap Accessible: Yes
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A mystery guide will lead these tours.