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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was treated at a hospital Thursday after becoming dehydrated while helping to build houses in Canada for Habitat for Humanity.

The 92-year-old former president known for his post-presidential humanitarian work was taken to a hospital in Winnipeg as a precaution for rehydration, spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said.

Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford said the former president did not appear to be in serious medical danger.

Summer Food Service Program Ending for Year

Jul 13, 2017

Athens Housing Authority is bringing its Summer Food Service Program to a close on July 14. The Summer Food Service Program provides free lunches to all children and youth in the Athens community ages three to eighteen. Meals for the program are prepared at the Alps Road Elementary School kitchen by cafeteria staff before they are packaged and delivered to various certified sites. Serving sites for the Summer Food Service Program include day camps, recreation centers, and faith communities across Athens-Clarke County.


Clark Alexander has been named director of the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. He is a professor in the department of marine sciences and was the interim director of the Skidaway Institute for one year. He will continue his responsibilities of overseeing the institute’s personnel, budgets, and facilities and report to the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.


UGA Trial Gardens Host Annual Open House Saturday

Jul 13, 2017

The Trial Gardens at UGA are hosting their annual open house on Saturday, July 15.

The Gardens trials the newest varieties of annuals from all over the world. Many of the trials involve putting perennials to the test to find those that are compatible with the southeastern heat and humidity. The garden is open all year and is a great source of ideas and information for students, gardeners, and industry professionals.

So where do a man, a scoreboard, and the University of Georgia all intersect? No, this is not the beginning to one of those inappropriate limericks, but rather the introduction to something much more. Most of the time there is more than meets the eye when it comes to people. Even places and things can have rich, and sometimes forgotten, history. But an abandoned scoreboard?