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2011-10-14 07:00:00

Concentra Web Solutions, a leader in consumer information websites based in Athens, Georgia, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Locos Grill & Pub "Night Under The Stars" event benefitting The Boys & Girls Club of Athens. Athens, GA (PRWEB) October 14, 2011 Web design and development firm, Concentra Web Solutions, has announced its corporate sponsorship of the Locos Grill & Pub âœNight Under The Starsâ event benefitting The Boys...

2011-01-27 00:03:00

Payscape Advisors ranks sixth, on the second annual Bulldog 100: Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses. Sponsored by the University of Georgia Alumni Association, the Bulldog 100 is an annual program that determines and awards the 100 fastest growing businesses that are owned or operated by UGA Alumni. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 26, 2011 Payscape Advisors is among the businesses selected for the second annual class of the Bulldog 100: Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses. Sponsored by the...

2009-08-20 14:43:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Georgia Trust recently partnered with owners of the Georgia Theatre to set up a fund dedicated to the rehabilitation of the historic theater in Athens that was destroyed by fire in late June. The Georgia Theatre Rehabilitation Fund is set up through The Georgia Trust, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations received by The Georgia Trust are tax-deductible and will be placed in a restricted account to be used solely for the purposes of...

2009-06-03 12:17:43

The University of Georgia has reported six minor violations of rules governing collegiate athletics to the NCAA this year, documents indicate. Citing information obtained from UGA under open-records laws, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Wednesday that three of the six self-reported secondary violations involved the Georgia Bulldogs football program. The violations have since been resolved with the NCAA and Southeastern Conference. Eric Baumgartner, UGA's assistant athletics director...

2009-05-14 14:05:00

ATHENS, Ga., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new Project Management Fundamentals for Healthcare module is now available online as an additional module in the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education's Healthcare Management Certificate Program. Participants will learn the basics of project management, experience hands-on application to a work-related project, and learn to maximize their time, money and personnel by using efficient techniques for managing projects in a...

2008-12-09 10:10:34

A University of Georgia program designed to reduce alcohol use, drug use and risky sexual behavior in African-American youth also reduces the likelihood of engaging in conduct problems by up to 74 percent two years later, according to a new study.The finding, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, is the latest in a series of studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of the Strong African-American Families (SAAF, pronounced "safe") Program, which is increasingly being adopted across...

2008-10-15 18:00:14

RICHMOND, Va. and ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Media General, Inc. and the University of Georgia announced today the completion of the University of Georgia Research Foundation's purchase of Media General's television station WNEG in Toccoa, Ga. Terms were not disclosed. Marshall N. Morton, president and chief executive officer of Media General, said, "We have now completed the sale of the fourth of the five stations we are divesting and will use the proceeds...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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