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Take part in the 5k Run, Miles 4 Smiles this weekend

Take part in the 5k Run, Miles 4 Smiles this weekend

Gainesville, GA --  North Hall High School students are completing a service learning project to give back to the community and are calling it Miles 4 Smiles.

In a letter written to 11Alive, two students Kayla Marchbanks and Dawn Evon stated that they are attempting to raise $6,550 to help 4 unique organizations.  The Eagle Ranch, Rahab's Rope, Invisible Children and CASA will all benefit from the money raised by the 5k.

Gainesville.11Alive.com hopes you come out and support the students' mission this Saturday.  For more and to get a Registration Form email tess.shirley@hallco.org or www.active.com

Miles 4 Smiles 5K Run And 1 Mile Fun Run- April 23, 2011

Cream of the Crop seniors to mentor 120 Hall County High School students at 6th Junior Achievement

Gainesville, GA --  Local Kids Learn the Ropes from Retired Professionals at Sixth Annual Junior Achievement Program

WHO:  Cream of the Crop seniors to mentor 120 Hall County High School students at 6th Annual Junior Achievement Program

The Careers/Strategies to be discussed by retired professionals include:

Small Business - John LaRowe and Tory Elliott Hospitality Management - Werner Schulz Military - Mark Creviston and Milt Smith Marketing and many more...

College tuition, fee hike reignites HOPE debate

College tuition, fee hike reignites HOPE debate

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Board of Regents has announced a hike in both tuition and fees for Georgia's state colleges and universities during a meeting Tuesday.

"It's highly likely that tuition will have to increase to meet the needs of the students and to meet the student growth we have experienced," said Regents executive John Millsaps before the meeting.

The tuition hike comes close on the heels of a major overhual of the popular HOPE scholarship program which means students will be left to pay the rising costs of college in the state.

State representative Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, who played a major role in revamping the HOPE scholarship, says tough choices had to be made to keep the program afloat financially.

"Students are still getting one of the best values in the country," State Rep. Collins said. "We feel like we've done what we needed to do to keep a program solvent for future generations.

Gainesville pre-k teachers to work full year despite cuts

Gainesville pre-k teachers to work full year despite cuts

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Despite recent budget cuts, teachers and paraprofessionals in Gainesville City Schools' pre-kindergarten program will continue to work a full 180 days next year.

For the entire story by AccessNorthGa.com, click here.

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Students have paid Internship opportunities with county governments

Students have paid Internship opportunities with county governments

ATLANTA, Ga.--  (submitted by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia)  

Students looking an internship this spring and summer should explore opportunities available in county government.  The Georgia County Internship Program (GCIP) was developed through a partnership between the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) and the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE) to provide college, graduate and technical school students with opportunities to work in counties, allowing these students to gain valuable work experience while learning about local government operations.  More than 100 paid spring and summer internships currently are available through this program in locations throughout the state.  Interested students can view internship opportunities at: www.GeorgiaCountyInternships.org.

“In addition to developing a skilled workforce through practical internship experiences, the Georgia County Internship Program is promoting civic engagement.” said ACCG Executive Director Ross King. “We are not only connecting students with opportunities in county government; we’re connecting county government with tomorrow’s leaders.”

Last year, ACCG received a $250,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Labor to fund paid internships.  This grant has been extended to fund additional internship opportunities through June 30, 2011.  To date, the program has funded internships in 49 counties for 139 students.

$40 = 4 Class Pass for Group Piano or Guitar Lessons at Eclectic Music (50% off)

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