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$10 million in low interest student loans up for grabs

$10 million in low interest student loans up for grabs

ATLANTA -- State officials have re-opened the pool for $10 million in low interest student loans. 

Lawmakers had set aside $20 million to help families after an overhaul of the lottery-funded HOPE scholarship took effect this summer.

Only about 5,200 students applied for the loans during the initial application period, which ended in July.

The Georgia Student Finance Authority has now re-opened the application process for the remaining $10 million in available loans.

Students have until Oct. 31 to apply for the Student Access Loan Program. 

For applications and details, visit GAcollege411's website.

School board accepting applications for vacant seat

School board accepting applications for vacant seat

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fayette County Board of Education is looking for someone to fill the seat previously held by Dr. Sam Tolbert, who passed away on Sept. 22.

Whoever is appointed will serve the remainder of Tolbert's term, which expires Dec. 31, 2014.

To qualify for the seat, an applicant must:

* Be at least 21 years old
* Be a Georgia citizen
* Be a resident of Fayette County for at least 12 months
* Not be an employee of Fayette County Schools or the Georgia Department of Education
* Not hold office in another county
* Not be disqualified from holding public office

Anyone who wants the seat must send a résumé and letter of interest to:

Fayette County Public Schools Board of Education
c/o Superintendent Dr. Jeff Bearden
210 Stonewall Avenue W
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Letters must be received no later than Monday, Oct. 31 at 4:30 p.m.

Dressbarn at Tanger Outlet in Locust Grove holds Teacher Appreciation Day Friday Sept. 30, 2011

 Dressbarn at Tanger Outlet in Locust Grove holds  Teacher Appreciation Day Friday Sept. 30, 2011

This Friday, September 30th, will be a special day for Teachers at the Dressbarn Store at Tanger Outlet in Locust Grove, Georgia.

It is Teacher Appreciation Day from 3pm until 9pm.  Dressbarn will give all Teachers a 20% discount on all regularly priced items.

There will be a drawing for 2 Gift Baskets as door prizes for the teachers and while supplies last Gift Bags.  The Tanger Outlet

Dressbarn at 1000 Tanger Drive in Locust Grove is the only store that is having this Teacher Appreciation Day.   Just come in and

identify you are a teacher to recieve the discount and the ticket for the drawing.   If you have questions  the number is 770-914-1937.

 

 

10 Fayette students named National Merit semifinalists

10 Fayette students named National Merit semifinalists

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Ten seniors at four Fayette County high schools have been selected as semifinalists for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program.

These talented students will now compete against 16,000 of their peers nationwide, including 426 in Georgia, in the 57th annual scholarship program, which awards about $34 million to the country's best and brightest every year.

To become a semifinalists, a high school junior must earn an exemplary score on the PSAT.

5 Metro Atlanta schools named Blue Ribbon Schools

5 Metro Atlanta schools named Blue Ribbon Schools

ATLANTA -- Seven public schools and two private schools in Georgia have been named 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

The distinction honors schools for helping students achieve at very high levels and making significant progress in closing the achievement gap.

"[These] schools are to be commended for their outstanding student performance," Georgia School Superintendent Dr. John Barge said in a statement. "These awards are just another example of some great things happening in our schools."

Four of Georgia's Blue Ribbon Schools are in Metro Atlanta:

* Big Creek Elementary, Forsyth County
* Fulton Science Academy, Alpharetta
* Peachtree City Elementary, Fayette County
* Timber Ridge Elementary, Cobb County

Also, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School in Brookhaven was recognized. The selection for private schools is slightly different than that for public schools.

High school sports get a new 'beat'

High school sports get a new 'beat'

ATLANTA -- In just one week, Atlanta-area high school sports will get a new beat.

Beats Battle, the brainchild of atlanta.highschoolsports.net and Patchwerk Recording Studios, will give high school students the chance to use their talents to show pride in their schools and teams.

Each week Patchwerk will provide different beats on atlanta.highschoolsports.net. Students can download the beats, add lyrics that praise their favorite high school teams and upload their products to the Web.

Voters can visit atlanta.highschoolsports.net to select a weekly winner. At the end of the season, one grand prize winner will receive recording time in the legendary Patchwerk Studios.

$25 = 5 Visit Card for Sing-Along Drop-In Classes at Eclectic Music ($50 value)

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