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Who wants to be a millionaire?

Times may have changed but each day we are faced with choices to make that can have life long effects, especially financial choices. The need for financial literacy is very important and has evolved with technology and learning. The younger you can begin being educated the better. According to many surveys, we are turning into a cashless society with over 70% of consumers saying they use less cash today than they did 10 years ago.

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What about your brothers and sisters?

Recently, I had the privilege of meeting Bettye Faust Torbett Johnson, author of ‘The Want Ad’. and her husband, LaVoy. We talked about family, faith and caring about our brothers and sisters. Bettye’s story is of her courageous 51 year ‘search and find’ efforts to be part of family - on Earth and in Heaven.

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As spring turns to summer, we all look forward to getting outside more often for fresh air and exercise. Your county government offers many ways to help you do that.

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Georgia Meth Project Executive Director, Jim Langford stands with Judy Waters, CFNEG Executive Director, and Scott Phelan, CFNEG’s Professional Advisors Committee Chair, to receive a $5,000 grant to help fight against the use of Meth in our community.

The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia’s Professional Advisors Committee hosted a community education event on the Georgia Meth Project. The event, sponsored by Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, brought together citizens and business leaders from across the county to learn valuable facts about the use of Meth in our community and the importance of community awareness and advocacy about this drug.

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Karyn Greer to speak at GGC spring commencement

Karyn Greer, Emmy award-winning news anchor for the 11Alive Morning News, will be the featured speaker at Georgia Gwinnett College's spring commencement. The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m., May 15, on the main campus lawn.

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