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Dawgs fans react to UGA naming field at Sanford Stadium after Vince Dooley

Dawgs fans react to UGA naming field at Sanford Stadium after Vince Dooley

The University of Georgia announced May 2 that it plans to name the field at Sanford Stadium after former UGA head coach Vince Dooley. The news was met with cheers from Bulldogs fans, who quickly shared the news on social media. Here are some of the reactions from Dawgs fans on Twitter. https://twitter.com/JHubb93/status/1123982117397061634 https://twitter.com/ItsTheColeTrain/status/1123977073981366278 https://twitter.com/vanbaird/status/1124007937050140672 https://twitter.com/AnthonyDasher1/status/1123984398146244611 https://twitter.com/11hullinger/status/1123997892224663554 https://twitter.com/AKlovesUGA/status/1124049812331147266 https://twitter.com/COLEJESSEW/status/1124048634549538816 https://twitter.com/MrCFB/status/1124026556693852162 https://twitter.com/MrCFB/status/1124005023489376256 https://twitter.com/mktgdawg/status/1123999374500143105
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Georgia’s longest serving sitting college president is stepping down next year

Georgia’s longest serving sitting college president is stepping down next year

BROOKHAVEN -- Oglethorpe University President Lawrence M. Schall J.D., Ed.D. has announced that he will end his service, effective June 30, 2020. Schall has served as president of Oglethorpe University since 2005 and is currently the longest-serving sitting college or university president in Georgia. His presidency has been distinguished by financial improvement and stability, enrollment and campus growth, the creation of deeper connections between the university and Atlanta, and national leadership and advocacy on current social issues. "Larry has had an incredible tenure at Oglethorpe over the past 14 years, ushering our institution into an era of unprecedented innovation and…
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Jimmy Carter has now lived longer than any U.S. president in history

Jimmy Carter has now lived longer than any U.S. president in history

Former President Jimmy Carter, a Georgian, is in the news for a health milestone: As of Thursday, he has lived longer than any other president in our history — 94 years and 172 days. He surpasses another former president, George H.W. Bush. who died this past November at 94 years and 171 days. Having successfully battled cancer in recent years, Carter remains active and in the public eye. He attended Bush’s funeral, as did President Donald Trump and former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Carter, who finished his term in the White House in 1981, already held one…
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Dunwoody Nature Center celebrates Ross Lane’s 90th birthday

Dunwoody Nature Center celebrates Ross Lane’s 90th birthday

The Dunwoody Nature Center held a special 90th birthday party Tuesday for Ross Lane, who once owned the home that now houses the Dunwoody Nature Center. Mr. Lane said he is proud of what the Dunwoody Nature Center has become but admits it wasn’t easy to sell the property in 1974. That was the year DeKalb County approached Mr. Lane with plans to buy his home and land for a park through eminent domain, which gives government the power to take private property for public use by offering fair market value. Mr. Lane moved to the home in 1962 with his…
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Georgia remembers Mickey Channell, the ‘Father of PeachCare’

Georgia remembers Mickey Channell, the ‘Father of PeachCare’

Twenty years ago, a bill arrived in the Georgia House that would have set up a private insurance program for children newly eligible for government coverage. The legislation had the backing of Gov. Zell Miller, and it had passed the Senate. Consumer advocate Linda Lowe and others, though, started talking with a member of the House Appropriations Committee about problems in the set-up of the proposed program. Rep. Mickey Channell listened to what they had to say and eventually came around to their point of view. He bucked a powerful governor, with whom he was often politically allied, in supporting…
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Dunwoody’s volunteer bailiffs celebrate 10 years of service

Dunwoody’s volunteer bailiffs celebrate 10 years of service

Jim Sturgis, Ron Silvers, Jim Beattie and Stan Bernstein are celebrating 10 years of service as volunteer bailiffs for the Dunwoody Municipal Court. “After a career in law and law enforcement, being a volunteer bailiff is a great opportunity to serve again, if only on the sidelines, with the added benefit of watching our new city evolve,” Sturgis explained. It’s rare for courts to have volunteer bailiffs. The idea started as a way to save tax dollars and keep police officers on the streets. Dunwoody’s court system began operating in February 2009, just three months after Dunwoody officially became a…
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A Georgia School superintendent has been named National Superintendent of the Year

A Georgia School superintendent has been named National Superintendent of the Year

A Georgia School superintendent who was named Georgia School Superintendent of the year was named National Superintendent of the Year. The American Association for School Administrators named Bibb County Schools Superintendent Dr. Curtis L. Jones, Jr. the 2019 National Superintendent of the Year Feb. 14 in Los Angeles. “Dr. Curtis Jones is an excellent educator and he’s a man of great integrity,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “He has made real strides in Bibb County and exemplifies the work going on in Georgia to prepare students for life. I’m grateful he’s a Georgia educator and I’m proud to call…
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Rapper T.I. launches new venture that looks at technology through the eyes of hip-hop

Rapper T.I. launches new venture that looks at technology through the eyes of hip-hop

This February, Hip-Hop Entrepreneurs are attempting to advance the technology industry. Atlanta rapper Clifford Harris Jr, known as “T.I.”, launches a new syndicated investment vehicle called Tech Cypha with business partner Jason Geter and Brandon “BL” Lewis; son of late great boxing promoter and entrepreneur Butch Lewis. Leveraging technologies such as Airbnb, Lyft and Lime through the eyes of hip-hop culture, the team also launched a Los Angeles-based entertainment startup called Culture Genesis. Together, the new collaborative investment strategy allows high-net-worth individuals to participate in trending tech startup deals.  The strategy evolved when Geter and Harris made their first investment…
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Work of two Georgia artists on display at Savannah City Hall

Work of two Georgia artists on display at Savannah City Hall

The Office of Municipal Archives in Savannah is opening a new exhibit titled “Abstracts & Animals” now through December 2019 in the City Hall Rotunda. “Abstracts & Animals” showcases the diverse talent of two local artists through a vibrant exhibit of art quilts. Donna Stankiewicz works with realistic subject matter using paints, dye, and fabric. Jody Beth Wigton uses color and pattern to create multi-pieced abstract and improvisational designs. City Hall is open Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. until 5 p.m. The exhibit is accessible to the public at all times the building is open.
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The Yanny vs. Laurel debate originated in Georgia

The Yanny vs. Laurel debate originated in Georgia

As it turns out, 2018's version of "The Dress," an audio file that either says "Yanny" or "Laurel," came from a group of teenagers in Georgia. Both The New York Times and Wired have traced the audio mystery's origin to three teenagers. The file itself was posted to Reddit by Lawrenceville teenager Roland Szabo, but according to Wired, two other Georgia teens may have actually discovered the otic occurrence. According to the Wired story, Katie Hetzel, a student at Flowery Branch High School, was on Vocabulary.com studying vocabulary words. One of her words was laurel and she played the pronunciation…
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Give ‘Em Hell, Zell: 20 of Zell Miller’s Finest Quotes

Give ‘Em Hell, Zell: 20 of Zell Miller’s Finest Quotes

Zell Miller was known for "telling it like it is." He was not one to mince words, and he was never vague about how he felt on any issue. Whether he was right or wrong, Georgians always knew where he stood. Like a true Southerner, he also had a charming and articulate way with words and was known for turning a memorable phrase every now and then. Here are some of his best: "You won't find average Americans on the left or on the right. You'll find them at Kmart." "Silence isn't golden. It's yellow." "Time after time in our…
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Georgians Remember Zell Miller

Georgians Remember Zell Miller

Zell Miller, who served as Georgia's Governor and as a U.S. Senator, died today. His family reports that he died peacefully surrounded by family. Miller was 86 years old and had been diagnosed and treated for Parkinson's disease. Miller, who was a lifetime democrat, served as Governor from 1991 to 1999. Throughout his political career he was known for being blunt about the issues and earned the nickname and catchphrase, "Give 'Em Hell, Zell." Prior to being governor in the 90s, Miller served as Lieutenant Gov. for 16 years from 1975 to 1991. He also served in the state senate. When Republican…
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Quotes by famous Georgians

Quotes by famous Georgians

As is true with all brands of Southerners, Georgians are known to have quite a way with words. There is an eloquence to be found in the candidness of the language. Here is a collection of 20 quotes from famous Georgians. Not only will you find that their words are often humorous, to the point or incredibly insightful, you might find some Georgians on this list that you  didn't know were from around here. "The only way that I could figure they could improve upon Coca-Cola, one of life's most delightful elixirs, which studies prove will heal the sick and…
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