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Posted: January 17, 2012 - 8:09pm  |  Updated: January 25, 2012 - 12:22am

North Augusta Chamber business webinars begin

The North Augusta Chamber Business Academy’s free weekly webinars have begun. There will be two webinars weekly.

Webinars for January include: 3-4 p.m. Thursday, Your Business Vision; 9-10 a.m. Jan. 25, Web site/Blogging Strategies; and 3-4 p.m. Jan. 26, Fitting Your Market Plan to Your New Vision.

For more information, call (803) 279-2323 or visit northaugustachamber
businessacademy.org.

Applications for teaching grants are being taken

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions is accepting applications for the 2012 Innovative Teaching Mini Grants program.

The program provides grants in the amounts of $500, $750 or $1,000 to teachers for classroom supplies and equipment that will enhance and promote science, technology, engineering and math lesson plans.

Elementary and middle public school teachers in Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell and Edgefield counties in South Carolina and Columbia and Richmond counties in Georgia are eligible to submit applications.

Teachers can obtain applications from their school’s principal or SRNS program coordinator Gladys N. Moore by calling (803) 952-9450, or online at www.srs.gov.

Applications must be received at Savannah River Site by March 2.

Everyone who submits a proposal will be honored at a ceremony in April along with the winners.

Fox Creek board election results announced

Michael Ray won the special election held Thursday for the vacant seat on Fox Creek High School’s board of directors.

Ray will be on the board for the remainder of the 2011-12 term through June 30. He is an environmental, health and safety manager with Shaw Industries and has lived in Edgefield County for 11 years.

He wrote in his application for candidacy: “I believe in giving back to the community. The vision that I have for the school is to continue to flourish in the years to come.”

The board’s next meeting is 6 p.m. Jan. 30 in the school’s conference room.

 

Edgefield County holding charter school meeting

The Edgefield County School Board will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday on charter schools.

The meeting will be held at Merriwether Elementary School, 656 Springhaven Drive, and feature professionals from the state who will talk about charter schools and answer questions. Questions had to be submitted in advance and the deadline has passed. No questions will be allowed from the audience during the meeting.

 

Girl Scout cookie sales under way

Girl Scout cookie door-to-door sales began Friday. Cookies will be sold at retail locations on the weekends from Feb. 24 through
March 23.

Cost is $3.50 per box.

For more information, visit www.gssccookies.org or call (800) 849-4475.

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