Area News Briefs

Volunteers needed for Albany marathon

Volunteers needed for Albany Marathon and Half Marathon

ALBANY — Volunteers are needed for the eighth annual Albany Marathon and Half Marathon on March 1.

Volunteers can sign up online at www.AlbanyMarathon.com. Follow the volunteer link at the top of the webpage to DoItSports.com. Assignments include Course Marshall, Expo/Registration, and Finish Line. Descriptions of what is entailed for each position are provided. Volunteer forms are also available and can be turned in at the Albany Welcome Center.

Road Marshals are especially needed at strategic intersections throughout the city to guide runners along the route, prevent traffic turning into the course, and to be cheerleaders, creating energy and enthusiasm for those working to achieve their personal best!

Each volunteer will receive a t-shirt and a ticket to the Mardi Gras Street Festival. For more information, call Meredith Burnsed at 317.4760.

Lee Chamber hosting annual Eggs and Issues breakfast

LEESBURG —Sylvia Vann, chair person of the Lee County Board of Education, will be guest speaker at the annual Eggs & Issues breakfast planned Tuesday.

The event will begin at 6:30 a.m. at The Bindery at Oakland Library, 445 Oakland Parkway, with coffee and networking. The breakfast and program will begin at 7 p.m.

Honored at the program will be the 2014 STAR student and teachers for Lee County High School.

Council on Aging schedules hearing in Pelham

PELHAM — The SOWEGA Council on Aging has scheduled a public hearings in Pelham to give citizens an opportunity to learn about and discuss COA programs and services.

The hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. at Pelham Senior Life Enrichment Center, 308 Railroad St. The COA is specifically seeking input on programs within the Senior Life Enrichment Centers.

The COA provides more than 20 programs to individuals age 60 and over throughout a 14-county area including Baker, Calhoun, Colquitt, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Lee, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Terrell, Thomas and Worth.

Troy University hosting open house on Thursday

ALBANY — Troy University’s Albany, GA location will host an Open House and Career Chat on Thursday as a part of a global event to assist prospective students in the areas of academic strategy for career development, financial assistance and admissions and credit transfers.

The event at the Albany site, located at 321 William Jr. St. will run from 12 Noon to 6:00pm and include information on the Financial Aid and admissions processes as well as the various degree programs available. Those with prior college experience are encouraged to bring unofficial transcripts to the event for review.

Application fees will be waived for those who apply for admission to Troy on Thursday.

Keith Gaines, the Albany Area Coordinator, says, “This is a great opportunity for those who want to explore the possibilities of finishing up their work on that degree that got interrupted in the past as well as those who would like to pursue their first degree or an advanced degree.”

This event is part of Troy University’s Global Open House, which features activities at the University’s four campuses in Alabama and 22 Global Campus locations. Two virtual open house sessions also will be held online at 12 Noon (EST) and 9 p.m. (EST). Pre-registration is required for these virtual open house sessions.

Those wishing to participate can register by location online at http://www.troy.edu/openhouse. Registration deadline for the events is Monday.