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Georgia Tipoffs: Public Policy Newsletter for Thursday January 04, 2018 ( 10 items )  

2017 Gas Prices Were Highest in Years
TAMPA, Florida, Jan. 3 -- AAA Club Alliance issued the following news release: Gas prices opened the year at their highest price in four years. In 2017, gas prices logged the highest yearly average in 3 years in Florida and Tennessee, and 2 years in Georgia. "After a quick jump at the pump last week, prices are relatively stable right now across the southeastern U.S., and should begin to take a downward turn soon," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Gas prices normally   more

Christopher Tomlinson, Executive Director, Georgia Regional Transportation Authority and State Road and Tollway Authority, to Serve as First Vice President of IBTTA
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 -- The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association issued the following news release: The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), the worldwide association representing toll facility owners and operators and the businesses that serve them announced that Chris Tomlinson, Executive Director of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority and State Road and Tollway Authority will serve as First Vice President of the International Bridge, Tunnel   more

Deal to Attend Cybersecurity Center Groundbreaking
AUGUSTA, Georgia, Jan. 3 -- Augusta University issued the following news release: Gov. Nathan Deal, along with Georgia Technology Authority Executive Director Calvin Rhodes, local elected officials and business representatives, will attend a groundbreaking ceremony for a second building on the site of the Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Center for Innovation and Training today, Jan. 3, at 2 p.m. In January 2017, Deal announced $60 million in funding to establish a 167,000 square-foot state-owned c  more

Emory Hospitals Ring in 2018 With New Year's Newborns
ATLANTA, Georgia, Jan. 3 -- Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: Two Emory hospitals rang in the New Year with new bundles of joy. Emory University Hospital Midtown welcomed its first baby of the New Year at the stroke of midnight -- exactly 12:00:00 a.m. Emory Johns Creek Hospital's first baby of 2018 arrived at 4:18 a.m. At Emory University Hospital Midtown, baby boy Luca weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces. Mom Jillian and dad Antonio said he was du  more

Emory Medical Residents Complete Successful Fellowship Match
ATLANTA, Georgia, Jan. 3 -- Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: Emory Department of Medicine medical residents are moving ahead in their medical careers after a successful Internal Medicine Fellowship Match. The annual Fellowship Match is part of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Specialties Matching Service, which generates Fellowship Matches in more than 60 medical subspecialties. A fellowship is the period of medical training in  more

Gwinnett Technical College Earns National Recognition for Veterans Services
GWINNETT, Georgia, Jan. 3 -- Gwinnett Technical College issued the following news: Gwinnett Technical College has once again been recognized as one of the best in the nation. The College has earned significant national recognition for their outstanding Veterans Services in Military Times(R) and Military Friendly(R). * Military Times released their Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings, formerly known as Best for Vets and Gwinnett Tech is ranked 4th among career and technical colleges in   more

McCall Named MCG's First Executive Vice Dean
AUGUSTA, Georgia, Jan. 3 -- Augusta University issued the following news release: Dr. W. Vaughn McCall, Case Distinguished University Chair and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, has been named the medical school's first executive vice dean. In his new role McCall, who will also remain chair, will represent MCG when the dean is unavailable; partner with department chairs, division chiefs and other senior leaders ac  more

New Moon Gallery Exhibit Opens Jan. 8
MOUNT BERRY, Georgia, Jan. 3 -- Berry College issued the following news release: The Berry College Moon Gallery presents the show "Journals and Reading Lists" by Travis Head Monday, Jan. 8 through Feb. 8. The artist talk and reception will be at 5 p.m. Jan. 8. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The solo exhibit is autobiographical and uses drawing that is mediated by technology and entertainment. Head blends his perso  more

Points of Light Civic Accelerator Invests $100,000 in Two Startups Advancing Workforce Innovation
ATLANTA, Georgia, Jan. 3 -- Points of Light (formerly the Points of Light Institute) issued the following news release: The Points of Light Civic Accelerator announced today that it will invest $50,000 each in ReciproCare (Washington, D.C.), a for-profit enterprise, and La Cocina VA (Arlington, Virginia), a nonprofit enterprise. Both ventures are focused on access and pathways to employment to help more individuals and families succeed. The Civic Accelerator is the first accelerator and invest  more

SAE Carolina Section to Host Student Night February 1 in Greenville, S.C.
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, Jan. 3 -- SAE International issued the following news release: SAE Carolina, an SAE International Section, will host the "2018 SAE Carolina Collegiate Student Night" on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at 4 p.m. in the Center for Manufacturing Innovation in Greenville, S.C. Eight universities with SAE Collegiate Design Series (CDS) teams will be on hand to exhibit and make presentations about their 2017/2018 CDS projects. Schools include: UNC-Charlotte, University of South Car  more