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COMPILED BY VICTORIA SCHARF DeCASTRO BYRON MCCOMBS / BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN EMC Heroes Invitational to benefit wounded soldiers ELLEN NOLEN / EAGLESHOTZ OF NORTH GEORGIA Laptop winner Sherri Hardeman Student wins laptop Byron McCombs, of Blue Ridge Mountain EMC in Young Harris, awarded Sherri Hardeman, of Blairsville, with a new laptop computer at the electric cooperative’s office last December. Hardeman is the winner of GEORGIA Magazine’s 2011 statewide laptop contest. The annual contest encourages students to fill out and send in the reader inquiry coupon included in the magazine’s September Higher Education Guide. The coupon allows students to request information about specific schools and enter the laptop giveaway. This year’s coupon appears on page 43. Or enter online at laptop2012. Hero Jeff McKenzie and his wife, Mattie, Peggy Rollins, PGA Tour professional Fred Funk, hero Mike Rollins and the Hon. Austin Scott pause for a photo at the 2011 Heroes Invitational. The electric membership corporations (EMCs) of Georgia, along with Tucker-based Oglethorpe Power Corp., Georgia Transmission Corp., Georgia System Operations Corp. and Georgia EMC are holding the Second Annual Heroes Invitational Golf Tournament at the Southern Hills Golf and Country Club in Hawkinsville on Friday, Sept. 28. All net proceeds from the event will benefit Birdies for the Brave, a military outreach initiative supported by the PGA Tour. The tournament will honor the courageous men and women of the United States armed forces who have been injured or wounded in the line of duty, and their families. In addition to traditional team prizes and contests, the Heroes Invitational will include participation from wounded soldiers and famous golf pros, a silent auction, raffles, breakfast and a buffet dinner. An array of sponsorship opportunities is also available. For registration forms and additional information, visit www.he For further details, contact Mike Fiveash at (800) 241-5374, ext. 7778. LEIGH-ANNE BURGESS / SNAPPING SHOALS EMC Cruising for a cure Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corp. (EMC) is getting ready for its annual community benefit for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. The Ninth Annual Ride for the Cure takes place Sept. 29 and includes a car show. 14 Registration for the motorcycle ride begins at 9 a.m. at Snapping Shoals EMC’s headquarters in Covington. The registration fee is $25 per rider, which includes a T-shirt. The cost for passengers is $10. The ride will leave the co-op’s headquarters at 10:30 a.m. Riders will travel about 60 miles throughout Snapping Shoals EMC’s service territory, ending at Glen Haven Baptist Church in McDonough, where the car show will be in full swing. Registration for the car show will take place between 9 a.m. and noon at Glen Haven Baptist Church, 345 East Lake Rd. in McDonough. The car show will end at 2 p.m. Registration for the car show is $20. For more information about the motorcycle ride or the car show, please contact Mitchell Martin at (678) 7298016, Jimmy Smith at (770) 385-2815 or Wayne Kitchens at (770) 385-2709. GEORGIA MAGAZINE More online at

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - September 2012

Georgia Magazine - September 2012
Picture This?
Georgia News
Liberty Notes
Calendar of Events
Georgia's Energy Outlook
Dedicated to duty
Resolved, for good
The 2012 Washington Youth Tour
Focusing on the future
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Georgia Gardens
Georgia Cooks

Georgia Magazine - September 2012