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BC-GA--Georgia Weekend Items, GA

December 14, 2018

Editors:

Here’s a list of Georgia stories expected to move so far for this weekend - Dec. 15 to Dec. 16.

Moving Saturday

HISTORICALLY BLACK SCHOOLS-GIVING

ATLANTA _ Historically black colleges and universities are seeing an upsurge in support and donations. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that last fiscal year, Spelman raised a record $48 million in donations, more than triple the prior year’s total of $14.5 million. Other schools, such as Morehouse School of Medicine, have seen similar upticks in giving.

Information from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. UPCOMING: 400 words.

Moving Sunday

EARTHSONG

ATHENS, Ga. _ At the dead end of a dirt road in northeast Georgia, one local community has created its own neighborhood known as Earthsong within the wilderness. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the sustainable living community is tucked away in between small roads behind Athens’ Georgia Square Mall. The land is used by the community’s nine residents as a garden, walking trail, library and elaborate homes – all made from the earth.

Information from The Athens Banner-Herald. UPCOMING: 350 words.

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Moving Saturday

GA-EXCHANGE-SHOP TOUR-WINE-CHEESE

GAINESVILLE, Ga. _ It’s wetter, it’s colder, it’s darker these days in Georgia. Maybe it’s time for a trip to Europe. Or California. But you’ve been saving up for that new boat or hiding cash under your mattress to finally replace those kitchen counters you’ve grown to loathe, and you couldn’t even get the time off anyway.

By Nick Bowman. The Gainesville Times.

Moving Sunday

GA-EXCHANGE-SAVING HUNTING

ATHENS, Ga. _ In a tree stand 16 feet above the leaf-covered ground of suburban Clarke County, Jennifer DeMoss peeked through the scope of a black crossbow, searching for a hoof or a fluffy white tail. As the setting sun slunk between the trees on a Wednesday evening in December, DeMoss knew she was running out of time. Soon, it would be too dark to see through her viewfinder. Hidden in head-to-toe camouflage, DeMoss tried not to make a sound. With each rustle of the wind or footstep of a scampering squirrel, her ears perked up, and she peered as far as she could through the corner of her eye.

By Samantha Max. The Macon Telegraph.

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