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UWG alumna publishes first book

UWG alumna publishes first book

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- A University of West Georgia graduate recently published her first children's book.

Brittany Reid says that the book, "Quack-a-Doodle-Doo: Do it Like Dave," is the first in what will be a series that promotes self-worth, self-esteem and education.

"The series will follow the story of Uni, a duck who thinks he is a chicken, but slowly learns to love and accept himself for being different from the birds around him," Reid said.

Inspiration for the book came from an experience in one of Reid's public relations classes.

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.

Villa Rica High names new football coach

Villa Rica High names new football coach

VILLA RICA, Ga. -- Mike Falleur has been named the new head football coach at Villa Rica High School.

"I am very excited to be a part of the Villa Rica High School community and family," he said. "I look forward to working with the students, athletes, parents, faculty and staff to build relationships with a thriving community."

Falleur has been a head coach since 1992, working in such schools as Tucker High, Burke County High, Elbert County High and, most recently, Northwest Whitfield High in Tunnel Hill.

A combined record of 142 wins and 70 losses, 12 teams making the state playoffs, and coaching the playoff runners-up in 1997 prove Falleur's dedication and leadership toward the young lives he serves every day.

"I am delighted to welcome Coach Falleur to the faculty of Villa Rica High School," said principal Adam Herring.

Three UWG students named finalists for Peachtree T-shirt design

Three UWG students named finalists for Peachtree T-shirt design

CARROLLTON, Ga.

Georgia BOE approves math changes

Georgia BOE approves math changes

ATLANTA -- The State Board of Education has approved a recommendation made by School Superintendent Dr. John D. Barge to allow four discrete math courses to be taught to certain students.

"We have many students who are currenty struggling with the integrated approach to the math curriculum," said Dr. Barge. "I applaud the State Board's action to approve my recommendation to give students more options to master our rigorous math standards."

The four new courses are:

* GPS Algebra
* GPS Geometry
* GPS Advanced Algebra
* GPS Pre-Calculus

In addition, the State Board also allowed the three Math Support classes to count as core classes instead of elective credits.

UWG 'Go West' campaign wins Telly Award

UWG 'Go West' campaign wins Telly Award

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- The University of West Georgia is proud to announce that it has been honored with a prestigious Telly Award for its "Go West" television commercials.

The Telly Awards are the premier honors for outstanding local, regional and national TV commercials and programs. The widely known and highly respected competition draws more than 11,000 entries annually from all 50 states and many foreign countries.

UWG was chosen for a bronze Telly in the "Local TV Campaign Not-for-Profit" category.

Central High welcomes new principal, athletic director

Central High welcomes new principal, athletic director

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Central High School in Carrollton has gained two new leaders.

Dana Harman, the new principal, and Grant Chesnut, the athletic director and head football coach, were welcomed to the Central High community during a reception hosted by the school's athletic booster club on Monday, Feb. 21.

Carroll County Schools Superintendent Scott Cowart opened the reception. He explained the selection process for choosing each candidate and shared examples of why he believed Harman and Chesnut were the right people for their new jobs.

Harman and Chesnut gave information on their backgrounds and visions for the school to the crowd of over 100 supporters.

"The one quality associated with lions I think best encompasses my vision for our school and our students is strength," said Harman.