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3 hrs ago | CBS News

Four years after devastating BP oil spill, scientists search for life in the Gulf

A well drilled by the BP oil company blew out, killing 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon rig and unleashing a gusher into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days.

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Related Topix: Oil Spill, Oceanography, Science

7 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

University of Georgia professor wins highest award from Arbor Day Foundation

University of Georgia professor Kim Coder has been honored with a national award from the Arbor Day Foundation, winning the organization's highest prize for dedicating his career to arboriculture, tree health education and conservation.

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Related Topix: Agriculture

7 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

UGA researchers find new method to combat common childhood illness: RSV

Almost all children are infected with respiratory syncytial virus by the time they are two.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Toddlers, Family, Genetics

10 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Athens photographers, film festival win environmental awards

This year's Alec Little Environmental Awards have a decidedly visual focus - the winners are a film festival and a husband-wife team of nature photographers.

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Related Topix: Athens, GA, Science, Ecology

15 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Is an Elite Education Is Worth the Price of Admission?

TED JENKIN: It is apparent that college-education costs and health insurance are the two arenas that have defied gravity over the past six years through this recovery.

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Related Topix: Georgia Tech

19 hrs ago | MainStreetNews.com

Hamrick to pole vault at Georgia Tech

Jefferson's Mason Hamrick will continue his standout pole vaulting career at the major college level, signing with Georgia Tech last Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Georgia Tech, Georgia

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Exhibits to explore how art begat rock in Athens

Art Rocks Athens, a city-wide exhibit exploring the art community that spawned Athens' world-renowned rock scene, is more than a month away from its Memorial Day weekend debut.

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Related Topix: Athens, GA, Memorial Day, Life, Holidays

Chattanoogan.com

Nine Georgia Northwestern Students To Compete In National Phi Beta Lambda Competition

Nine Georgia Northwestern Technical College students will be competing on the national stage in June after a huge showing at the statewide Phi Beta Lambda competition in Atlanta, Georgia's Westin Atlanta North last week.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Dalton State College, Bill Haslam, US Governors

Athens Banner-Herald

ACCG honors UGA Extension's Beverly Sparks for statewide leadership

Beverly Sparks, second from right, director and associate dean of Extension in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, accepts a proclamation recognizing the Georgia Association of Agricultural Agents from Mike Berg, far right, outgoing president of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Entomology, Science

National Public Radio

Debate: Millennials Don't Stand A Chance

Jessica Grose, who writes for Slate, Bloomberg Businessweek and Fast Company , says that millennials have been mischaracterized in the media.

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MyHighPlains.com

Preserving the Harvest' classes set for May in Panhandle

A series of three "Preserving the Harvest" food preservation classes will be held during May by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at the War Memorial Building, 500 Main St., Panhandle.

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Related Topix: Panhandle, TX, Carson County, TX

Science Daily

Rethink education to fuel bioeconomy, says report

Microbes can be highly efficient, versatile and sophisticated manufacturing tools, and have the potential to form the basis of a vibrant economic sector.

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Biology, Science

International Business Times

'The Walking Dead' Season 5 Casting Update: Ex-UGA Footballer...

Chase Vasser, the former University of Georgia footballer, has bagged a role on "The Walking Dead" Season 5. He tweeted about the same on April 3. New characters on the show mean more excitement.

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Related Topix: The Walking Dead, Entertainment, Television, Drama, Mad Men, Jon Hamm

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Times

Gibbs signs on as new Daswson schools chief

Damon Gibbs, left, joins Dawson County Board of Education Chairman Roger Slaton in signing the contract to become the school system's next superintendent.

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Related Topix: Dawson County, GA

Patch.com

Bridging Cultures by Opening Our Doors to Athens International Students

Georgia opens its doors every year to thousands of international visitors who work, play, and study in communities all across our state.

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Related Topix: Atlanta, GA

WDUN-AM Gainesville

Local veterans receive first DAR Distinguished Citizens Awards

National Defense Chairman Connie Tucker of the Col. William Candler Chapter DAR announced recipients of the first two Distinguished Citizen Awards at the group's April meeting: N.A. Jacobs and Col.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US Army, Georgia Tech, Dahlonega, GA

WALB-TV Albany

University System of Georgia to keep tuition increases at 2.5%

The 2014-15 academic year will mark the third year in row tuition to attend the majority of the University System of Georgia's colleges and universities will rise just 2.5 percent.

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Related Topix: Georgia State University, Georgia Tech

Athens Banner-Herald

UGA researchers develop new drug formulation for cancer treatment

Health forums were abuzz in 2007 with news that a simple, inexpensive chemical may serve as a viable treatment to many forms of cancer.

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Related Topix: Cancer, Chemistry, Science, Franklin College

Athens Banner-Herald

Georgia Virtual History Project digitizes and mobilizes state's past

Tourists exit from Interstate 95, their vehicle heading south from Savannah, perhaps destined for the Golden Isles of St. Simon's and Jeykll.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Darien, GA, McIntosh County, GA, Sapelo-Island, GA

Brunswick News

St. Marys to interview final candidates ST. MARYS a " Three finalists...

Three finalists for the St. Marys city manager's job will meet in person with elected officials Thursday for private and public interviews.

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Related Topix: St. Marys, GA, Tybee Island, GA, Eastern Michigan University, Villanova University, Bowling Green State University

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