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Villa Rica High to Hold Black History Program

Villa Rica High to Hold Black History Program

VILLA RICA, GA -- The Villa Rica High School community would like to invite all of Metro Atlanta to participate in the first annual Black History Celebration.

The event will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24 at First Baptist Church of Villa Rica (1483 West Highway 78, 30180).

The new Villa Rica High School Gospel Choir, the Thomas Dorsey Singers of Villa Rica, High Praise of Flat Rock Baptist Church and gospel recording artist Earnest Pugh are all scheduled to perform.

Guest speakers include Sylvia C. Hooker, deputy superintendent of the Georgia Department of Education, and The Honorable Former Georgia Supreme Court Justice Leah Ward Sears.

Help 11Alive Support Curing Kids Cancer

Help 11Alive Support Curing Kids Cancer

ATLANTA -- Every day, thousands of kids fight a brave battle against childhood cancer.

Many doctors and researchers devote their lives and careers to treating and finding a cure for these devastating diseases.

Want to help? Join 11Alive's mission to raise money for Curing Kids Cancer.

On Friday, Jan. 7, we will be hosting an all-day telethon for this excellent cause. Tune in to 11Alive from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to find out how to donate.

Curing Kids Cancer is a local group started by parents who lost their son to childhood leukemia.

Happy New Year from Where U Live!

Happy New Year from Where U Live!

It's hard to believe that Where U Live is less than six months old. We've come so far in such a short amount of time.

And the sites are only going to get bigger and better in 2011.

I'd like to take the opportunity to give a heartfelt "thank you" to everyone who has helped us build Where U Live. We are overwhelmed and extremely grateful at the positive and enthusiastic response we've received so far. Keep the story ideas, community events and "good news" coming!

Have a safe, happy and healthy new year. See you in 2011Alive!

Beth
esawicki@wxia.gannett.com

Campus Crest to Give Bicycles to Needy Children

Campus Crest to Give Bicycles to Needy Children

CARROLLTON, GA -- Campus Crest Communities, Inc., a developer and manager of student housing properties, will spread some holiday cheer to needy children in Carroll County this Christmas.

On Wednesday, Dec. 22, Campus Crest's co-founders -- CEO Ted Rollins and CIO Mike Hartnett -- will present 150 bicycles to children in need at Westside Full Gospel Baptist Church (719 North Aycock Street, Carrollton, 30017).

Campus Crest has maintained a relationship with Westside FGBC and its pastor, Walter Kight, since the company first developed a property in the area in 2006.

UWG Honor Society Hosts Soup Kitchen Reading

CARROLLTON, GA -- The University of West Georgia's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society will host one of its most honored traditions on Thursday, Nov. 18: the annual Soup Kitchen Reading.

The event will be held in the Lower Level of the Z-6 dining hall from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This year's reading will highlight creative nonfiction. English professor Dr. Emily Hipchen and former UWG students Kate Peterson and Kendall Pope are the featured readers.

Attendees may bring non-perishable food items and/or monetary donations for the Carroll County Soup Kitchen.

Recording Star to Fund UWG Scholarship

CARROLLTON, GA -- Country music star Luke Bryan has announced that a portion of the proceeds from his concert on Thursday, Sept. 30 in Carrollton will fund an annual scholarship for a University of West Georgia student who comes from a farming family in Georgia.

Bryan is on a Farm Tour of concerts in his home state of Georgia that aims to give back to local farming communities by celebrating and uplifting the American farmer. Thursday's tour stop will be at VFW Post 7404 (1625 Bankhead Highway, Carrollton, 30116) at 7:30 p.m.

"I come from an area just like those we have chosen to perform in," said Bryan, a Capitol Records Nashville artist. "I grew up working on my father's peanut farm and know how hard these farmers work.