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11Alive sports anchor wins alumni award from UWG

11Alive sports anchor wins alumni award from UWG

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- The University of West Georgia National Alumni Association will holds its Alumni Awards Celebration recognizing distinguished alumni on Friday, Apr. 15.

The event will be held at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Z-6 Food Service Building on campus. Admission is $25 and dress is business casual.

This year's honorees include:

Achievement Award
Sam Crenshaw ('81)
Sports anchor, WXIA-TV Atlanta

Distinguished Service
Tom Upchurch ('59, '61)
State leader in education

Honorary Alumnus
Johnnie Huey

J. Owen Moore Faculty Awards
Dr. Bob Reeves
Dr. Martha Ann Saunders

Outstanding Young Alumnus
Dan Peeples ('00)
Youngest Georgian to be elected mayor of a municipality

Ralston, Isakson to address UWG graduates

Ralston, Isakson to address UWG graduates

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- The University of West Georgia will hold its spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 7 at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Coliseum.

The morning ceremony will feature a commencement address by Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston. The attorney from Blue Ridge has served in the House of Representatives since 2002 and was elected speaker on Jan. 11, 2010.

The afternoon ceremony will feature a commencement address by Senator Johnny Isakson. The Marietta businessman began serving in the U.S. Senate in 2004. Prior to that, he served 17 years in the Georgia legislature and three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.

UWG's 9 a.m.

North Georgia: Let your blue light shine

North Georgia: Let your blue light shine

ATLANTA -- April is Autism Awareness Month, and 17 North Georgia landmarks are letting their blue lights shine to raise awareness for this growing health crisis that now affects one in every 110 American children.

On the evenings of Friday, Apr. 1 and Saturday, Apr. 2, the buildings will illuminate special blue lights in support of Autism Speaks' global Light It Up Blue campaign.

Over 700 iconic locations in 180 U.S. cities and 30 countries will glow blue on Apr. 2, which is World Autism Awareness Day.

At dusk on Apr.

WEE to host West Georgia career fair

WEE to host West Georgia career fair

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- The Women's Entrepreneurial Exchange (WEE) is sponsoring a local career fair on Wednesday, Mar. 30.

The fair will be at the Douglasville Downtown Conference Center (6701 Church Street, 30134) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WEE members hope that this event will help to bridge the gap between employers and potential employees in an attempt to lower the high unemployment rate in West Georgia.

Attendees are asked to dress professionally and bring plenty of copies of their résumés.

To RSVP for the career fair, contact Trudy Holdman either via email or at 678-949-8454.

College & Career Academy to host yard sale

College & Career Academy to host yard sale

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- The College & Career Academy of Carroll County Schools will host a yard sale fundraiser this weekend.

The event will be at the school (1075 Newnan Highway, Carrollton, 30116) on Saturday, Mar. 26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit the Career Technical Student Organizations at the Academy.

For more information, call the College & Career Academy at 770-832-8380.

Three UWG students named finalists for Peachtree T-shirt design

Three UWG students named finalists for Peachtree T-shirt design

CARROLLTON, Ga.

1,850 Metro Atlantans to join Catholic Church this weekend

1,850 Metro Atlantans to join Catholic Church this weekend

ATLANTA -- Nearly 2,000 people will become Roman Catholic during this year's Season of Lent.

The Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion will be on Sunday, Mar. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Atlanta Civic Center (395 Piedmont Avenue NE, 30308).

Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, assisted by Bishop Luis R. Zarama, will preside.

"This joyful ceremony will welcome the more than 1,850 individuals who are preparing to join the Catholic Church this Easter," said Reverend Theodore Book, director of the Office for Divine Worship at the Archdiocese of Atlanta. "They will be accompanied by many of the individuals who are supporting them on their journey into the Catholic faith."