GAB: Local Kroger hosts Vince Dooley

DULUTH -- Vince Dooley, legendary former head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs, will be at the Duluth Kroger on Sugarloaf Parkway from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday to sign copies of memorabilia and his books.

Known for guiding the Dawgs to more than 200 wins, Dooley was at the helm during six SEC Championships and a National Title from 1964-1988.

He went on to become the University of Georgia's athletic director.

Copies of his books and memorabilia will also be available for purchase prior to the signing event.

The Kroger is located at 6555 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. For more information, visit www.kroger.com.LAWRENCEVILLE -- Georgia Power is paying its customers to take part in a program that encourages disposal of old refrigerators.

Customers can contact Georgia Power to schedule a free pickup of their working secondary refrigerator or freezer, and the company will pay customers $35 for the unit.

According to Georgia Power, refrigerators manufactured before 1993 use 75-percent more energy than newer models and can cost owners as much as $150 a year in higher energy costs.

"Refrigerator and freezer efficiency has improved dramatically in the last 20 years, but many older, inefficient units are still in use," said Angela Strickland, Georgia Power's director of energy efficiency.

To schedule a free pickup of working refrigerators, call 866-446-9250, or visit www.georgiapower.com/refrigerator.SUGAR HILL -- Kim Shealy was recognized by American Family Insurance for her idea, submitted to the 2011 Scholastic Clifford the Big Red Dog "Be Big in Your Community" contest.

Shealy, 47, was among 63 other team members who garnered a second-place prize for their idea to revegetate, control access and educate patrons of the importance of habitats and proper land management in Gwinnett County's conservation park lands.

Every winner must submit a project work plan and activity list.

American Family Insurance offers auto, homeowners, life, health and business insurance in 19 states.

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