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71 Ga. UPS drivers added to Circle of Honor

71 Ga. UPS drivers added to Circle of Honor

(WXIA) -- More than 1,400 UPS drivers worldwide were recently inducted into the Circle of Honor, an organization for employees who have achieved at least 25 years of accident-free driving.

Seventy-one of the inductees live in Georgia.

"My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus, and for the countless lives they've saved," Dwayne Meeks, president of UPS South Atlantic District, said in a statement.

Georgia's senior safe driver is Guy Haynes of Tifton, who can boast 43 accident-free years. The most seasoned Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., who has been driving for UPS for 52 years without an accident.

The latest Circle of Honor members from Georgia, by UPS work location, include:

Acworth (Center)
Robert Crumbley, Marietta

Albany (Center)
Tyrone Campbell, Albany
Robert Hammond Jr., Leesburg

Personal Safety Tips

Personal Safety Tips

By Greg Norred, CEO, Norred & Associates

Over the course of your life, the chances of being the victim of a crime are at least one in three, higher if you live in a large city, and higher still if you’re a woman. The criminal’s objective is to maximize gain and minimize risk, and he’ll usually pick the easiest target with the most to offer. Given these odds, it pays to take precautions by following some basic safety rules:

March of Dimes Bowl for Babies with Harry Douglas

March of Dimes Bowl for Babies with Harry Douglas

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas and friends hosted Bowl for Babies to benefit the March of Dimes.

The event was held on Oct. 13 at Dave and Busters at 5900 Sugarloaf Highway in Lawrenceville, and a crowd of over 100 people attended. This was the opportunity to live out a fantasy evening “celebrity style,” and help fund the research, programs and services that ensure every baby will be born strong and healthy.

“I'm heavily involved with March of Dimes Georgia Chapter because my nephew and niece were premature born babies. It hits home hard, and once I research the cause and seen the positive effects if it, I had to do more," Douglas said. "Every year I host a bowling event titled Bowling for Babies. We raise money to prevent infant mortality and birth effects. Looking at so many kids who have lived great lives with the March of Dimes' help, they stole my heart instantly.”

Big Kenney, Mo Arora, Kelly Spillman bring laughter to Aurora Comedy Nights

Big Kenney, Mo Arora, Kelly Spillman bring laughter to Aurora Comedy Nights

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Aurora Theatre is set to continue its highly successful Aurora Comedy Nights on Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19.

Comedy enthusiasts are invited to spend an evening (or two) laughing and enjoying the reality-based humor of headliner Big Kenney, featuring the unique laughs of Mo Arora and Atlanta’s Top Comic semi-finalist Kelly Spillman. Katie Causey returns as host for this exciting two-night event that can’t be missed.

Shows will be at 7:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Tickets may be purchased for $18 per person or with a Comedy Tix Pass at the box office, open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

The Aurora Theatre is located at 128 East Pike Street in downtown Lawrenceville. Free parking is available in the city parking deck at 153 Crogan Street.

Visit auroratheatre.com for more information.

Ga. Teacher of the Year to be announced Friday

Ga. Teacher of the Year to be announced Friday

(WXIA) -- The 2015 Georgia Teacher of the Year will be announced Friday during a special luncheon.

Georgia State Superintendent Dr. John Barge will reveal the winner at around 2:45 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.

The 10 finalists include:

Nick C. Crowder
Forsyth County Schools
Teaches engineering education at South Forsyth HS

Rhonda Lokey
Cobb County School District
Teaches 6th grade social studies at Campbell MS

Amanda Miliner
Houston County Schools
Teaches 4th grade at Miller ES

Paul D. Mixon
Heard County School District
Teaches journalism and economics at Heard County HS

Michelle Peace
Early County School District
Teaches Spanish at Early County HS

Memorial service to be held for deceased UGA faculty, students

Memorial service to be held for deceased UGA faculty, students

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia has planned a candlelight memorial service for the 24 students, faculty and staff who have passed away since last April.

"Georgia Remembers ... a Candlelight Memorial" will be held Tuesday, Apr. 29 at 7 p.m. on the steps of UGA's chapel.

The names of each of the 13 students and 11 faculty and staff members will be read aloud. The chapel bell will toll and a candle will be lit after each name is said. UGA's Air Force ROTC will present the colors and ring the bell. Music will be provided by the Southern Wind Quintet from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

Everyone is invited to attend the ceremony.

UGA students who have died in the past year include:

Graham Roberts named to Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors

Graham Roberts named to Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors

ATLANTA -- Morgan Stanley announced that Graham Roberts, Executive Director, Financial Advisor, in the Firm’s Atlanta Wealth Management office, has been named to Barron’s list of America’s Top 1,200 Advisors: 2014 State-by-State.

The “Barron’s Top 1,200 Advisors” is a select group of individuals who are screened on a number of criteria. Among factors the survey takes into consideration are assets under management, revenue produced for the Firm and quality of service provided to clients.

“I am extremely proud that Graham Roberts is representing Morgan Stanley Wealth Management on this list,” commented Michael Outlaw, Branch Manager of Morgan Stanley’s Atlanta office. “This listing recognizes an elite group of financial professionals who are dedicated to providing clients with exceptional wealth management services.”