Memorial Day Data Bites: Atlanta poll highlights non-traditional trends in memorials

Atlanta, Ga. – On Memorial Day, it’s customary to bring flowers and an American flag to the cemetery – but what about grabbing the smartphone to post a picture on Facebook? Posting to social media in a non-traditional memorial setting is seen as acceptable by about one in three Atlanta residents under 35 years old, and older generations are not far behind, according to the Dignity Memorial® Network National Opinion Index (NOI) which tracks local and national sentiments on the topic.

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OOTM members:   Emma Steinhaus, Cameron Huggins, Grace Conway, Rubina Rafi, Zoe Canfield and Amelia Pattillo

When Lilburn Woman's Club Education Co-Chairmen Karen Snavely (far left) and Jeannie Schweck (far right) agreed to sponsor Trickum Middle School's Odyssey of the Mind Team, they had no idea that these talented local Lilburn area girls would catapult themselves into the World Competition taking place in Iowa this summer.

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DO Council members are pictured with Anatomical Coordinator Jeff Seiple including (L-R) Brent Giles, Tyler Mineo, Julia Fink, Michael Kingberg, Melissa Keslar, Seiple, Natasha Arora, William Grigg, and J Norris.

Memorial Service for Body Donors Planned at GA-PCOM

A memorial service will be held this Saturday, May 17 at 10 a.m. in the atrium of the Georgia Campus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) in honor of the individuals who donated their bodies to medical science at GA-PCOM this year.

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Peach State FCU Awards $107,000 in Scholarships and Educational Grants

Lawrenceville, GA – Peach State Federal Credit Union announced the winners of its scholarship program, designed to honor the credit union’s founders, as well as past and present board members and employees. Scholarships were also awarded in honor of the lifetime achievements of several notable school system and community leaders. This year, Peach State awarded $107,000 in scholarships and educational grants. The following is a list of the scholarships that were awarded: 

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Arcado ES celebrates designation as Green Ribbon School

The Green Team, 4th grade environmental stewards at Gwinnett County’s Arcado Elementary, will host a special visit this week. The visit is due to the U.S. Department of Education recently naming Arcado Elementary as a 2014 National Green Ribbon School.

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Members of the Snellville Tourism & Trade Commerce Club with Sarah Lawley of South Gwinnett High School and Erica Mills of Brookwood who won $1,000 scholarships.

STAT awards annual scholarships

SNELLVILLE – Two students from South Gwinnett and Brookwood high schools each received a $1,000 scholarship for their academic achievements from Snellville Tourism & Trade Tuesday.

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Veteran educator Marion Sebastian works with Riverside Elementary students.

Riverside ES’ Sebastian honored for
dedication to gifted children

A veteran Gwinnett County educator, who received a number of accolades during her career with Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS), continues to be recognized even into retirement. Marion Sebastian, who is retired but still serves Riverside Elementary students part-time, was presented with the state’s most prestigious recognition for educators who work with gifted children.

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AAA: summer travel off to a hot start
81% of Georgians plan to travel in the next three months

The majority of Georgia residents (81%) plan to kick start the summer travel season by taking at least one leisure trip of 50 miles or more requiring overnight accommodations during the next three months. This reflects a 2 percentage point increase from 2013, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey on summer travel plans.

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