The Jackson Trail Christian School FFA chapter recently brought home awards from the 2021 Oconee County Forestry Invitational Career Development Event held in Watkinsville. Jackson Trail had two teams competing. In the Junior competition, Team 1 placed first and Team 2 placed third. Members …
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) recently awarded three middle schools in Barrow County $12,620 in Bright Ideas grants to fund seven innovative classroom projects.
Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) will host an information meeting for families of children with disabilities and/or suspected disabilities on Friday, Dec. 3.
The board of directors for Sims Academy of Innovation and Technology was recently honored as the College and Career Academy Governance Team of the Year by the Charter System Foundation of Georgia.
At its November 18, 2021, business meeting, the Gwinnett County Board of Education appointed a new district leader and principals for three schools — Arcado Elementary, Corley Elementary and Head Elementary — according to a press release.
Twenty-six Banks County 4th, 5th, and 6th graders traveled to Rock Eagle 4-H Center on Nov. 13 to compete in this year’s Cloverleaf District Project Achievement contest. Banks County 4-H'ers brought home several awards from the competition.
Mrs. Jessica's Pilgrims and Mrs. Carissa's Indians classes put on a Thanksgiving 9rogram on Nov. 19 at Homer Baptist Preschool. They performed "Here's the Pumpkin," "5 Fat Turkeys Are We," "1 Little 2 Little 3 Little," "We Love Turkey," "5 Big Turley Sitting On a Gate," "This is The Way, Gob…
- Jefferson city council approves two rezonings
- County animal control’s service provider now open to the public in newly-renovated building
- Pair of annexation requests in Winder draw pushback from county leaders, city planning board
- Madison County Library has new books to check out
- Celebrate the holidays in Jackson County
- New COVID variant reinforces need for vaccination and testing, health officials state
- SWIMMING: Panthers finish third at Habersham meet
- FOOTBALL: Jefferson alum Glausier named on Academic All-District team
- BOYS BASKETBALL: Panthers show improvement in loss to East Hall
- GIRLS BASKETBALL: Dragons rout Stephens County to remain undefeated
- BOYS BASKETBALL: Eagles fall short in comeback against Flowery Branch
- GIRLS BASKETBALL: Eagles defeat Flowery Branch, stretch winning streak to five games
- Suspects steal food stamp card, purchase nearly $800 of groceries at Winder store
- Royston man arrested after fleeing officers
- Commerce man faces drug, violence charges
- 28 arrested on drug-, gang-related charges in massive sting in Winder
- Commerce jewelry store robbed at gunpoint
- 30 charged by sheriff's office
- Jackson getting on barndominium trend
- West alleges election fraud, seeks seeks new election; hearing set for Dec. 1
- Rabies case reported in Colbert area
- Codie Chandler Abercrombie
More than 60 high school students with aspirations of becoming teachers descended upon the University of North Georgia (UNG) to learn more about the profession on Future Georgia Educators (FGE) Day. UNG's College of Education (COE) students were happy to assist.
Piedmont University's Theatre Department presented Walk Two Moons, a story of abandonment, grief, and identity, with the first performance on Nov. 18.
Lanier Technical College’s Adult Education Program held an in-person graduation to honor students who have achieved their GED or high school equivalency diploma on Monday, November 15. The 32nd graduation was held at the Ramsey Conference Center. It was the first in-person graduation ceremon…
Thirteen Banks County 4-H’ers competed in the Gainesville Area Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging contest with the senior team placing fourth overall, the junior team placing third overall and the Cloverleaf students winning many awards.
The Jefferson Board of Education has been awarded the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) 2021 Exemplary School Board recognition.
The Jackson-Empower FFA chapter attended the 94th National FFA convention held in Indianapolis, Ind., on October 26th-30th. The Jackson County Livestock Evaluation team represented Georgia in the National Competition and placed 4th in the nation.
Athens Christian School recently celebrated its 2021 Homecoming ceremony during its home game against Providence Christian of Lilburn. Lydia Fortson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Fortson of Colbert, was named Homecoming Queen. She has participated in cheerleading (FCA All American Cheerl…
On Oct. 8, nine Apalachee High School SkillsUSA officers and members attended the SkillsUSA Georgia Champions Rally at the Perry Fairgrounds. Students were excited to attend their first in-person event to get to know one another and plan for the upcoming school year. This year, Apalachee Ski…
Jackson Trail Christian School had two forestry teams that placed first and third in tree identification at the Tree Identification and Nursery/Landscape Identification competition held at the Georgia Carolina State Fair in Augusta. The Nursery Landscape team also placed first in team compet…
The Barrow County School System has Rachel Pless and Dr. Cheryl Cistulli working its schools through a residency program that gives hands-on training to aspiring teachers.
Madison County High School Construction students recently competed at the Associated General Contractors Association of Georgia Skills Competitions.
Barrow County School System teachers and employees will be receiving a one-time $1,500 retention supplement in January with the help of federal funding.
Maysville Elementary School is learning the mindset of "Live to Give" through a sock donation and Mrs. Drerup's class collected the most. Students in Mrs. Drerup's class are: (L-R) Andres Garcia, Emma Rholetter, Henry Hoffman, Kaylee Gibbs, Samantha Hugenschmidt, Roger Strickland, Cheyenne B…
The Banks County High School ENR team placed second in the nation in the Environmental Natural Resources career development event. This event has schools from all over the nation compete, 38 states in total. Team members are Payton Jackson, Madison Dacus, Carlie Cochran, and Matt Sanders.
Students at the Barrow site of Foothills Education Charter High School were recognized Nov. 3 for completing the Weld Ready program and receiving training that has them ready for the workforce.
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is accepting applications for the annual Washington Youth Tour, sponsored by the nation’s electric cooperatives. Jackson EMC will send student delegates on an all-expense paid leadership development experience in Washington, D.C., June 16-23.
Mason Alexander Ware, of Jefferson, was inducted into the Order of the Gown at the University of the South during a ceremony held on Sept. 17. Ware is the son of Ashley and Keith E. Ware.
Natalia Velez Carrero from Jefferson, was one of the student participants at the University of North Georgia's art exhibition celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.
Carson Hager, of Braselton, was recently named a Distinguished Military Graduate. Hager is one of the cadets selected for the honor at the University of North Georgia.
Winder-Barrow Community Theatre brought “live” theatre back to the community during October with the world premiere of “The Miss Magnolia Senior Citizen Beauty Pageant,” the third play in a series by Statham resident Leslie Kimbell. The organization donated $500 of its show proceeds to the B…
East Jackson Comprehensive High School Beta Club members attended the Regional Beta Leadership Summit in LaGrange. They competed in three events that gauge critical thinking, creativity, communication, problem solving and leadership skills. The events they participated in include: Lead Outsi…
The Barrow County School System recently announced its six REACH Scholars for the 2021-22 school year. REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) Georgia is the State of Georgia’s mentorship and college scholarship program. Scholars are paired with a mentor and an academic coach st…
West Jackson Elementary announced on Oct. 27 that it was awarded a Vibrant Communities grant by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA), a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Fifty-seven entities in 43 counties statewide received grants through the 2022 program. The fu…
The field of teachers vying to become the 2021-22 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year just got smaller as Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) announced the names of the 25 semifinalists to be considered for the system’s top honor. The group of 11 elementary, eight middle, and six high scho…
Students at Statham Elementary School recently hosted a "Pink Out Day," wearing pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The school also made a $200 donation to the Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) Foundation, allocating the funds toward oncology to fight cancer. Pi…
Local JROTC cadets will host a Veterans Day Show on Thursday, Nov. 11. Cadets from East Jackson Comprehensive High School and Jackson County High School will present the second annual event at the Empower College and Career Center on Nov. 11 beginning at 4:30 p.m.
The Jackson-Empower FFA show team traveled to the Georgia National Fair in Perry with the lamb and cattle teams both being named Grand Champion County Group of Five. Jackson-Empower FFA members were named Overall Supreme Champion Heifer (Morgan McDaniel) and 3rd Overall (Halley Elrod), Champ…
The Georgia Department of Corrections has announced that 61 offenders completed their high school coursework during FY2020 and FY2021 through Foothills Education Charter High School, and were presented with diplomas during graduation ceremonies.
The Jackson Trail Christian School FFA attended the FFA Day at the Fair activities held at the Georgia National Fair in Perry. Members competed in the Junior Tree Identification competition having to identify trees from across the state of Georgia. Team 1 placed first and Team 2 placed fo…