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Oct 11

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A quick look at interesting Georgia storiesĀ 10/11/2012:

Cleanups coming for local waterways

For the eighth consecutive year, hundreds of volunteers will scour the banks of the Ocmulgee River for trash, joining other groups statewide in the Rivers Alive campaign to keep Georgia waterways clean. The Macon Water Authority and co-organizers the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail and Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful are seeking volunteers for the Ocmulgee Alive! cleanup, which will run from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturday.

- Macon Telegraph

East Hall Co. residents ready to fight poultry plant

"A grassroots campaign again (sic) the proposal by Z-H Farms, LLC is underway, and Rick Griffin is one of the residents spearheading the effort. He said residents are worried about the odor that will come from the plant, as well as increased truck traffic in the area and the strain the plant would place on the the water supply."

- Access North Georgia

Darton announces record enrollment of 6,405 students

"Darton’s early projections predicted a decline in enrollment of 400 to 500 students due to more selective admissions criteria. In an effort to counteract this decline, college faculty and staff collaborated to devise and implement strategies, which included broadening outreach and providing individualized support for current and potential students.

Not only did these initiatives compensate for the decline, but they proved to be successful enough to create record enrollment.”

- Albany Herald

Regents cut retiree health benefits, approve UGA construction

Future University System of Georgia retirees will pay more for their health insurance, the state Board of Regents decided Wednesday.

- Athens Banner-Herald

Walkers to observe Mental Illness Awareness Week

"To raise awareness for those with mental illnesses, including major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, members and friends of NAMI will participate in a NAMI Walk in Waycross on Saturday…According to Brands, The Waycross NAMI Walk is one of three in Georgia, the others scheduled for Rome on Saturday, and Atlanta on November 4. For more information call (229) 343-8791 or go to”

- Albany Herald

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