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Greene chosen as board chairman

Joseph D. Greene, an Endowed Professor of Finance and Economics at Augusta State University, was elected chairman of the Board of Directors of Healthcare Georgia Foundation, a statewide, private independent foundation located in Atlanta. He succeeds retiring chairman Enoch J. Prow, and will serve a one-year term.

McDuffie included in paving projects

McDuffie County will get a cut of more than $120 million in state paving contracts awarded in March.

Part of Cobbham Road will be repaved under a $1.165 million project covering more than 10 miles of road in Columbia and McDuffie counties. The estimated completion date is November 30.

Watson-Brown announces grants

The Watson-Brown Foundation's Junior Board of Trustees recently awarded more than $7,500 in grants.

The largest grant - $5,000 - went to the Morris Museum of Art to help initiate a long-term project which will include the digitization of nearly 400 independent Southern films from the Sinking Creek Film Collection. It includes films in several formats - 16mm, Super 8, VHS, and U-matic tape.

The other award - in the amount of $2,700 - went to the Washington Little Theater Company for restoration work on the theater entrances. The Theater, founded in 1971, is housed in the former National Guard Armory building, which was constructed in 1930. The restoration of the entrances will be designed to enhance the historic character of the building, but will also ensure patrons have easy and inviting access to the popular theater.

Both awards will officially be made in late May.

Web posted on Thursday, May 4, 2006

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