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Sheep grazing at a Silicon Ranch solar farm, similar to the one Walton EMC relies on to power Facebook's Newton Data Center, are helping to improve the soil, air, water and economy. Silicon Ranch's Regenerative Energy platform delivers the maximum environmental benefits from its solar facilities.

Land occupied by solar farm being used for agricultural production

A solar farm that Walton Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) depends on to provide electricity to Facebook’s Newton Data Center is now a farm in every sense of the word.

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GGC recognized for its diverse student body for sixth straight year

For the sixth year in a row, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report magazine as the most ethnically diverse Southern regional college. The ranking was included in the magazine’s 2020 “College Compass” report, issued today.

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John Newsome stands in his living room with family, friends and neighbors who helped save his life. L-R: David Kittner (next-door neighbor); Maureen “Moe” Kittner, Flight Nurse with Critical Care Certification working for Angel MedFlight; Giovanni Newsome, Freshman football player at Athens Academy; John Newsome; Tracy Salas, Respiratory Therapist at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, and Jesse Salas, a Senior at Brookwood High School. As a neighborhood lifeguard, Jesse helped perform CPR on John.

Survivors will often say that near-death experiences can bring out the best in people and reveal what’s really important in life — things like family, community, and faith.

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