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UGA to hold regional college fair

UGA to hold regional college fair

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia plans to host a regional college fair next week.

The Georgia Probe College Fair, which is coordinated by UGA's office of admissions, is set for Tuesday evening at the Classic Center in downtown Athens. The annual event hosts representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities across the Southeast. It gives students and parents from the surrounding area a chance to get information about specific colleges.

The fair will allow participants to meet one-on-one with college administrators, recruiters and counselors. Admissions counselors will also be on hand to answer questions on topics like admissions criteria; application deadlines; financial aid; SAT, ACT and NCAA requirements; and campus life.

Students and parents from more than 30 public and private high schools in surrounding areas have been invited.

Sam's Club offering free diabetes screenings

Sam's Club offering free diabetes screenings

ATLANTA -- Several Sam's Club Pharmacy locations throughout metro Atlanta will offer free diabetes and vision screenings this weekend.

The screenings will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and are valued at more than $150. They include glucose, A1C, vision, blood pressure and BMI tests.

"Knowing the links between risk factors, choices and solutions prepares our members to better manage or even prevent diabetes," Sam's Club Health and Wellness senior VP Jill Turner-Mitchael said in a statement.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say about 1.9 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed every year. If this trend continues, one out of every three U.S. adults will have diabetes by 2050.

Diabetes is also the leading cause of new cases of blindness in U.S. adults, according to the CDC.

Participating Sam's Club locations include:

10600 Davis Drive

2901 Clairmont Road

Action Dash 5K running in 5 Ga. cities

Action Dash 5K running in 5 Ga. cities

ATLANTA -- Become a superhero and run in support of a timely cause this weekend.

The Action Dash will be off and running in five North Georgia cities on Labor Day -- Monday, Sept. 3.

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The race, which is presented by Action Ministries, raises money for housing, education solutions and necessities for Georgians in need.

Runners are encouraged to dress in superhero costumes; prizes will be awarded to some of the most innovative getups. Pets, both in and out of costume, are also welcome to join the race. Participants will receive T-shirts.

Learn more about the Action Dash. The race will be held in:

Classic Center to host PROBE College Fair

Classic Center to host PROBE College Fair

ATHENS, Ga. -- A national college fair is on its way to Clarke County.

The Classic Center will host the PROBE College Fair from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

About 70 colleges, universities and technical colleges will be represented at the fair. All Athens-Clarke County high school students and their parents are welcome to attend.

Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. To sign up, visit the PROBE College Fair website and click "register now." Students must bring their completed registration pass in order to get into the fair.

Eat out, raise money, help kids

Eat out, raise money, help kids

ATHENS, Ga. -- You can do your part this week to curb Georgia's high school dropout rate. All you need to do is eat at one of your favorite restaurants.

On Thursday, Aug. 23, proceeds from restaurants across the state will be donated to Communities in Schools of Georgia, an organization that encourages young people to complete their education and succeed in life.

The sixth annual Dine Out for Kids event hopes to exceed last year's total of $30,000 for children in the state.

Communities in Schools, which has chapters across the country, provides mentoring and after-school services, including parent education, literacy programs and youth leadership opportunities.

Participating Dine Out for Kids restaurants in the Athens-Clarke County area include:

Buy a Dairy Queen Blizzard, give a miracle

Buy a Dairy Queen Blizzard, give a miracle

ATLANTA -- Enjoy a cool treat and help kids in need at the same time on Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat Day.

On Thursday, June 26, the fast food chain will donate one dollar from every Blizzard Treat sold to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which provides funding for 170 children's hospitals in North America.

Learn more at miracletreatday.com.

UGA to host technology seminar for teachers

UGA to host technology seminar for teachers

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia is hosting a one-day seminar for educators on using technology in schools.

The July 20 workshop will focus on bring-your-own-technology programs at schools, as well as how to engage students with laptops and hand-held devices like iPads and netbooks. Speakers include administrators, teachers and technology coordinators from school districts across the state.

The deadline for registering is July 11. The workshop costs $125, which includes materials, lunch and a parking pass.

To register, go to http://www.coe.uga.edu/events.