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New School Administration in Clarke County

On September 9th, the Clarke County Board Of Education has approved the Superintendent’s recommendations to appoint:

Dr. Ellen Sabatini as principal of Barrow Elementary School,

Mr. Kelly Girtz as director of Classic City High School,

Ms. Sue Holt as principal of Barnett Shoals Elementary School for the remainder of the 2010-11 school year.

And to transfer Dr. Sharon White, current principal at Barnett Shoals Elementary School, to assistant principal at Hilsman Middle School

Former Bulldog, Kevin Kisner, Wins Mylan Classic

Former Bulldog standout Kevin Kisner nabbs a victory on his first ever Nationwide Tour with Nike Golf. His Mylan Classic title brings to total number of wins by Nike athletes on the Nationwide Tour to three.

During his final round, Kisner, recorded a bogey-free round of 67 to clinch the title and vault him from 50th to 14th on the Nationwide Tour money list, which is a list that ranks the earnings of Nationwide golfers, making him eligible for a PGA Tour card. The 25 leading money winners at the end of the season will earn their PGA TOUR cards for the 2011 season. In addition to Kisner, Nike athletes Jamie Lovemark (2), Jhonattan Vegas (7) and Chris Nallen (16) are currently among the top 25, each in a position to earn their PGA TOUR card for 2011.

Kisner’s victory brings the total number of wins by Nike athletes on the professional tours around the world to 10.    

UGA Football Kickoff Party with Cheerleaders and The Hairy Dog

Via Academy Sports: 

Stop by Academy Sports + Outdoors in Athens, on Friday, September 3rd, to kick off the Georgia football season. The UGA Cheerleaders and Hairy Dawg will be at the store beginning at 5:30 p.m. to entertain the crowd. There will be chances to register to win a $100 Academy Sports + Outdoors gift card, Georgia game tickets, a tailgate package, plus several other prizes and giveaways. Also, free food and beverages while supplies last.

Take photos and video of the UGA Cheerleaders, Hairy Dawg and Bulldogs fans celebrating the kickoff to the 2010 Georgia football season.

With the season just around the corner, fans will have the opportunity to stock up on Georgia jerseys, t-shirts, caps, pennants and more.

UGA researchers receive grants to reduce childhood obesity in Georgia communities

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia researchers recently received funding to find ways to prevent or reduce childhood obesity, a health crisis of epidemic proportions in Georgia, through partnerships among University System of Georgia institutions and local communities.

Three of the four projects funded by the University System of Georgia are headed by or include UGA researchers. Two projects aim to reduce childhood obesity by working with after-school programs, while a third aims to reduce obesity in newborns by reaching pregnant and post-partum women through local obstetricians.

“Broad-based community partnerships, as exemplified by UGA’s Archway Partnership project, have the potential to be more effective and more sustainable than other approaches in addressing childhood obesity,” said David Lee, UGA vice president for research.