Georgia Magazine - December 2017 - 8

COMPILED BY JENNIFER J. HEWETT

* SCAD is No. 1! The Savannah
College of Art and Design's (SCAD)
undergraduate and graduate interior
design program recently was named
No. 1 in the nation for 2018 by DesignIntelligence. Interior design was one
of SCAD's original eight programs,
and nearly 40 years later it has one of
the highest enrollments among SCAD
programs, with nearly 600 students at
campuses around the world. See scad.
edu/interiordesign for details.

CHRIS WELLS

Georgia glimpses

Representatives and linemen from Georgia's electric membership cooperatives, Electric Cities of Georgia and Georgia Power unveiled the new Thank A Lineman license plate
Oct. 18 in Augusta.

SCAD

License plate honors linemen, benefits burn patients
Interior of SCAD's Adler Hall

* Growing jobs. Gov. Nathan Deal
announced in September that Nestlé
Purina PetCare Co. will create as many
as 240 jobs by investing $320 million
in a manufacturing facility and distribution center in Hartwell. For more information about the jobs, visit nestlepuri
nacareers.com/locations/atlanta.
* Diagnosing brain injuries. A new research study about blood RNA profiles
led by Atlanta's Morehouse School of
Medicine's Neuroscience Institute and
Department of Medicine discovered
a groundbreaking way to test patients
for long-term concussions using blood
tests. The study says these blood tests
are more accurate than traditional
psychological and sleep tests and
allow for better treatment of potentially
serious brain injuries in military members and athletes, among others. For
more information, visit msm.edu.
-Chelse Brown

Heard around the state ...
'The tourism industry is a vital economic engine for Georgia, as it generated a
record-breaking $60.8 billion in economic
impact and provided employment for
more than 450,000 Georgians in 2016.'
-Gov. Nathan Deal, speaking at the 2017
Georgia Governor's Tourism Conference,
Nov. 2, Jekyll Island
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epresentatives of Georgia's electric
membership cooperatives, Electric
Cities of Georgia, Georgia Power
and the public gathered Oct. 18 at the
Jeffrey Vaden Chavis House in Augusta for the unveiling of the state's
first license plate to pay tribute to
linemen.
Sponsored in the Georgia House
of Representatives by Rep. Alan
Powell (R-Hartwell) and carried in
the Senate by Sen. Steve Gooch (RDahlonega), House Bill 260 provides
for a specialty license plate honoring
Georgia's electric utility line workers. It was signed into law by Gov.
Nathan Deal in May.
Proceeds from plate sales will
benefit the Southeastern Firefighters
Burn Foundation (SFBF), which provides assistance to burn patients and
their families at the Joseph M. Still
Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in
Augusta.
"We are so pleased to be a part
of recognizing the state's linemen and
to partner with Georgia's electric utilities," says Linda McKnight, president/
CEO of the SFBF. "While proceeds of
the license plate will help thousands
of burn patients and their families
each year, we pray that no linemen
in Georgia will ever have need of our
services."
The SFBF provides a place to
stay for patients' families at the Jeffrey
Vaden Chavis House, just a few steps
More online at www.georgiamagazine.org

'While proceeds of the license plate
will help thousands of burn patients and
their families each year, we pray that no
linemen in Georgia will ever have need
of our services.'
-Linda McKnight, president/CEO of the SFBF
from the burn center, as well as meals
and transportation to and from the
hospital. After patients are discharged,
the SFBF helps with prescriptions,
anti-scarring garments and transportation to follow-up doctor visits.
Georgians who are interested
in purchasing a Thank A Lineman
license plate can visit sfbf.net/License
Plate when renewing their annual
motor-vehicle registration. For the
first 1,000 plates, the one-time $25
specialty-plate manufacturing fee will
be waived by the Motor Vehicles Division of the Georgia Department of
Revenue if the buyer donates $25 or
more to the Southeastern Firefighters
Burn Foundation.
In addition, by an act of the General Assembly and Deal, $10 of the
Georgia Department of Revenue's $35
annual specialty-tag fee for Thank A
Lineman license plates will be contributed to the SFBF each year for as
long as the motorist renews the specialty plate.
-Terri Statham
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