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Georgia Connections Academy names first principal

Georgia Connections Academy names first principal

ATLANTA -- Georgia Connections Academy (GACA) has announced that Heather Robinson has been appointed as principal for the new statewide virtual charter school.

GACA is the state's first full-time virtual character school and will serve students in grades K-12 from across Georgia.

The school was recently approved by the Georgia Charter School Commission. Enrollment began on Friday, Apr.

Track star completes record-breaking CTC career

Track star completes record-breaking CTC career

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Chattahoochee Tech track star Andrew Archer officially finished his eligibility as a Golden Eagle at the NJCAA National Indoor Meet at Texas Tech University in early March.

But this doesn't mean that the 22-year-old Bahamas native is done as a collegiate runner or contributor to the CTC program.

Archer posted a school record time of 50.21 in the 400 meter dash at the Texas meet, breaking the mark that he set earlier in the indoor season.

Though he cannot officially compete during the spring outdoor schedule, which began on Thursday, Mar. 24 at Emory University, Archer will travel with the team to several meets as an unattached runner in order to gain more exposure to four-year programs.

He will also maintain his leadership role.

"I'll still train with the team," Archer said.

Transplant recipients celebrate gift of life

Transplant recipients celebrate gift of life

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Pamela Locke and John Bafford are grateful for every day.

They both received lifesaving transplants, and now they are throwing a "birthday" party to celebrate their new lives and raise money for their ongoing medical expenses.

The second annual Party for a Cause will be held on Thursday, Apr. 14 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Founders Hall (1076 Canton Street, Roswell, 30075).

Locke, 47, of Marietta was diagnosed with renal failure in 2003 and began dialysis treatments three days a week. She waited 19 months before receiving a transplant in 2006.

Unfortunately, Locke's health battles returned in 2009, when doctors told her that she needed a second transplant. Thus began her quest to find a living kidney donor.

Cindy Comstock, Locke's childhood friend, heard about her search and mentioned it to another friend, Laurie Collins.

New Physician Joins WellStar Family Medicine

New Physician Joins WellStar Family Medicine

ACWORTH, GA -- WellStar Medical Group, a group of more than 400 primary care providers, specialists and advanced practitioners, is pleased to announce that Daniel Kuzio, M.D., joined WellStar's newest practice, WellStar Family Medicine, and began seeing patients on Saturday, Jan. 1.

Dr. Kuzio received his bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Penn State University State College. He received his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and completed his residency in family medicine at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. He is board-certified in family practice.

Prior to joining WellStar, Dr. Kuzio practiced at Acworth Family Medicine.

Stephen Galya, PA, and Julie R. Graiser, CNP, who worked with Dr. Kuzio at Acworth Family Medicine, will also join WellStar Family Medicine.