Former POW talks to GSW students, faculty

In observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, which is observed the third Friday of September, Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) held the 8th Annual POW Convocation program in Jackson Hall Wednesday.

Source: Americus Times-Recorder

Dooly County BOE sets millage rate at 16.942 mills
Source: Cordele Dispatch

TSYS vital to success of Downtown Elementary Magnet School in Columbus
More than 250 TSYS employees have helped out at the school in the Ready to Race program, and test scores are up.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/Saturday

UGA athletics generates nearly $100 million in revenue
Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Saturday

Andrew Young stresses nonviolence, forgiveness at Mercer University talk
Former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young spoke to hundreds on Friday during the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Mercer’s integration.
Source: Macon Telegraph/Saturday

Bibb County interim Superintendent Smith says schools can only improve
Superintendent Steve Smith said confidence in the school board was rock bottom. “Just think: We can’t do anything else but bring it up.”
Source: Macon Telegraph/Saturday

Fewer standardized tests possible for next school year in Georgia
State School Superintendent John Barge talked about the consolidation of some tests that will reduce the number of tests students have to take.
Source: Gainesville Times

Columbus Technical College #1 in enrollment growth in Georgia
Columbus Technical College is No. 1 among the 26 institutions in the state system when it comes to total enrollment growth the past year.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/Sunday

Three Richmond County schools pilot BYOT
Three schools in Richmond County are piloting a Bring Your Own Technology, or BYOT, initiative that allows students to use personal smartphones, laptops and other devices in class.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

Report shows Gwinnett County Schools endured $738 million in funding cuts since 2003
The cuts have meant delays in carpet replacements, HVAC replacements, roof replacements and painting.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Mercer University undefeated since 1942 with 43-0 victory over Berry College
Source: WMAZ-TV


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