The Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. has been a strong supporter of ADay for Reinhardt for more than 20 years, and the organization recently made its annual gift.
ADay for Reinhardt is a successful scholarship program that has provided more than $4.8 million to students in Cherokee and Pickens County. Georgia Power Area Manager Joe Brownlee presented a $3,000 check to the University.
“ADay is important because it keeps the local community involved and engaged with the University,” said Brownlee. “It provides the community with a way to support local students who, in all likelihood, want to live in this community after graduating. ADay provides the Georgia Power Foundation with the ability to partner with the University to support the hopes and dreams of Cherokee students. The hope is for a better way of life that comes with a quality education.”
These scholarships rely on support from community businesses, organizations and individuals to provide scholarships for Cherokee and Pickens County residents attending Reinhardt University.
“Georgia Power’s support for local students has made a significant impact on Reinhardt and the surrounding community,” said Dale Morrissey, director of development and external relations for Reinhardt University. “We are grateful for all they have done to improve our students’ educational experiences.”
WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) has delivered good news to another local student. Timothy Leurart of Ball Ground has been accepted to the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY.
“Timothy Leurart is the first student from northeast Georgia to earn an appointment at the Merchant Marine Academy this year, and I look forward to watching him represent the strong character of our community as he serves our country,” said Collins.
Timothy is the son of Mr. Karl and Mrs. Amy Leurart and attends Riverside Military Academy. An academic achiever, he also speaks French and is part of Riverside’s varsity lacrosse team.
The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit would like to announce we have purchased two new K9s, Volt and X-Ray, that have begun a new dog training program with their assigned handler.
This new K9 training school will last approximately 3 months long and upon completion the dogs will receive their title of K9. The dogs will be trained in narcotics detection, patrol, tracking and evidence recovery. While in training the dogs will be seen out in the community visiting schools and businesses. The in-house training school will save Cherokee County approximately $10,000 per dog. The purchase of the canines was made possible by generous donations from our partners in the community as well as private donations.
Volt was purchased with the assistance of a donation from Cobb EMC. Volt will be replacing K9 Amp, who was also purchased by Cobb EMC and will be retiring. Volt will be handled by Deputy Jack Fulenwider. A special thanks to Dan Carmichael, Manager of Corporate Security for Cobb EMC, and Chip Nelson, President/CEO of Cobb EMC. Volt was imported by Kasseburg Canine Kennels from New Market, Alabama and is originally from Hungary.
X-Ray was purchased with the assistance of a private donation from the Mudd family. This was an amazing gift from an amazing family. X-Ray was named in honor of their daughter, Alexa Rae, who loved animals. X-Ray will be replacing K9 Yoda and will be handled by Deputy Bryan Stark. X-Ray was imported by Kasseburg Canine Kennels from New Market, Alabama and is originally from Holland.