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LOCAL PROFILE: Bryant Gantt continues to make mark on UGA Athletics

LOCAL PROFILE: Bryant Gantt continues to make mark on UGA Athletics

NORTHEAST METRO – The University of Georgia’s football office is home to prominent figures, great history and much heart. Along with all of those things and a number of tireless staff members, it’s also home to former UGA football standout Bryant Gantt and his, almost innate, dedication to the community of UGA football and Athens.  

Gantt, now a program coordinator and recruiting assistant at the school is one of the instrumental forces behind the team’s new mentorship program. Early last year, along with Gantt, Coach Van Halenger, Director of Athletics Greg McGarity and the Associate Athletic Director Carla Williams came together to create a program that paired current UGA football players with leaders in the Athens community for a “different type” of mentorship program. They aimed to connect the players with the Athens community.

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

NORTHEAST METRO – For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we’re compiling a list of Inexpensive Date Spots for you to take your special someone.

In today’s economy, it’s important to find companionship which, in our opinion, is the cheapest form of entertainment. However, it’s the springtime, and people like to get out every now and then. So, check out these suggestions for fun under $15.

If your date is a romantic, Athens-Clarke County Greenways and Riverside Parks are hosting a Full Moon Hike. This guided hike will be lighted by the full moon, which occurs on April 26. The hike begins at 8:00 p.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m. Athens residents will be admitted for a $2 fee, all non-residents will be charged $5.

Red Oak Sanitation customers entitled to refund for services

Red Oak Sanitation customers entitled to refund for services

ATLANTA – Gwinnett residents and former customers of Red Oak Sanitation may, soon, be entitled to a refund; which will be paid as part of an agreement reached by the company and the Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection (OCP).

Also, according to the agreement, “Red Oak Sanitation was no longer authorized to provide waste collection services to residents of unincorporated Gwinnett County with the implementation of the countywide solid waste program in July 2010”.

Children can play and learn about the environment

Children can play and learn about the environment

Earth Day is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for a way to involve the kids, there is no better way than with the Earth Day Kids Fest at Chattahoochee Nature Center on April 16 from 10-3.

This is the 9th Annual Earth Day Kids Fest and is sponsored by Captain Planet Foundation and Chattahoochee Nature Center, in addition to being presented by Macy’s Foundation.    As the name would imply, the Earth Day festival is just for the kids.  It’s an event where there is lots of learning, but lots of fun too.

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EnviroShare seeks Hall County Resident Participants

Hall County, GA--  (submitted by Nikki Young, Hall County PIO) 

Residents have the opportunity to help create a more sustainable future for Hall County by serving on the EnviroShare Citizens Advisory Committee.

EnviroShare is a countywide environmental management system, which is a team-based approach to achieve large-scale environmental improvements. This voluntary network unites local governments, industries, nonprofits and citizens to lessen our impact on the environment, as well as improve operating efficiency and save money.

Those interested in serving on the Citizens Advisory Committee should contact EnviroShare Coordinator Rick Foote at 770-535-8284 at rfoote@hallcounty.org.

New partners are always welcome. The first EnviroShare Steering Committee meeting is scheduled for March 4, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at Lanier Charter Career Academy, 2723 Tumbling Creek Road, Gainesville, GA 30504.

Hall County Residents can Register Feb. 21-March 4 for Appliance pick-up and Disposal

Hall County Residents can Register Feb. 21-March 4 for Appliance pick-up and Disposal

Hall County, GA--  If you old large household appliances taking up room in your house,  now is your chance to have the city pick them up and dispose of it for you.  Hall County residents can register for pickups by calling Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 21 to March 4. 

Hall County residents:  770-536-7225

Gainesville city residents:  770-532-0493