Southern Crescent Technical College held its Spring Commencement Exercises on Tuesday in the parking lot of the Ellis Crossing Educational and Training Complex. Two commencements were held — one at 10 a.m., and another at 2 p.m. Tamara Ison, CEO of Wellstar Regional Hospital, gave the commen…

In April, the Griffin Region College and Career Academy was recognized at the State Capitol and awarded its certification. Pictured, from left, are Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, GRCCA CEO Katy Castanien and TCSG Commissioner Greg Dozier.

This year’s STAR Students at Griffin High and Spalding High, as well as their respective STAR Teachers, were announced and recognized during Tuesday’s regularly scheduled board meeting. Lydia DeLay is Griffin High’s STAR Student, while Madison Whatley is Spalding High’s STAR Student. DeLay’s…

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Spalding High School Theatre is presenting James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s classic “Into the Woods Junior” from May 6-9 at the First United Methodist Church of Griffin, 1401 Maple Dr.

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While the upcoming budget dominated the majority of Tuesday’s regularly scheduled Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education meeting, the board did take time to approve Superintendent Keith Simmons’ recommendation for the new principal at Griffin High School.

Over 1,000 individuals participated in the National Education Association “Big Read: Griffin-Spalding Reading Together” by taking part in the Big Read’s programs and events geared around the book “Station Eleven”.

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ATLANTA — A former member of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents was indicted Tuesday for racketeering in connection with a scheme to defraud investors.

Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Michael Chadwick and Investigator Eric Michel recently spoke with Skipstone Academy freshmen about the dangers of being a teen driver.

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The Pulaski Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, recently presented Good Citizen Awards and scholarships to Caleb Watson of SHS and Bre’Asia Flynt of GHS. “Both students are seniors and are excellent examples of citizenship and education,” a statement from the Chap…

Griffin-Spalding County School System Math Coordinator Pamela A. Seda released a new book — “Choosing to See: A Framework for Equity in the Math Classroom”.

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Volunteers from Brightmoor Hospice (a Partner in Education) recently worked to help Cowan Road Middle School assemble rolling white boards and mobile laptop work stations that the school bought to help teachers move about their classrooms and help engage students.

BARNESVILLE — Gordon State College will hold an in-person spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 14 at Summers Field Park in Barnesville.

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WASHINGTON — The Scripps National Spelling Bee is undergoing a major overhaul to ensure it can identify a single champion, adding vocabulary questions and a lightning-round tiebreaker to this year's pandemic-altered competition.

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Two school zone safety cameras to be used for automated speed enforcement have been approved for areas adjacent to Crescent Road Elementary School and Griffin High School.

The University of Georgia Griffin campus recently named Richie Braman and Ryan Hodgson as the 2021 Classified Employees of the Year. The designation was made at the 32nd Annual Employee Recognition Ceremony on April 7.

Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Marie Broder recently spoke to students at St. George’s Episcopal School Career Day. The students participated in a mock trial and learned about the many different roles in the court system.

Griffin Christian Middle School students of the month for April are Johnathan Heilbroun for science, Mikai Chambliss for history, Carson Griffith for language, and Carson Hale for math.

Nicholaus Clark of Griffin and Desmund Wilkins of Thomaston were named to the president’s list for the winter 2021 term at the Georgia Military College Zebulon Campus.

Atkinson Elementary recently hosted a virtual STEAM Fair. Fifth-grade students created slide show presentations to explain their thoughts of how Griffin could be a smart city. Fifth-grade teacher Dr. Rorie Real, pictured with Griffin Mayor Doug Holberg, organized the fair.

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One of Griffin High School’s senior cadets could possibly begin her post-secondary education journey this fall courtesy of the United States Air Force Academy.

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The Griffin-Spalding County School Board of Education and the community-based We Are One presented their Real Men Read Program to elementary schools throughout the local school system Tuesday. The program, designed to get students excited about learning how to read and learning how to read b…

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ATLANTA —  Students at Georgia’s 26 public colleges and universities won’t be hit with a tuition increase this fall for the second year in a row.

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During the month of April, Ferst Readers of Spalding’s Community Action Team is asking volunteers to adopt a reader in order to bring books back into the hands of Spalding County children.

In just a few months, it will be a bit harder to find that “peace and quiet” we normally expect from being in the great outdoors as millions of 17-year periodical cicadas emerge from the ground all across Georgia. But don’t worry. They are mostly just a noisy nuisance.

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Futral Road Elementary celebrated Dr. Seuss in March. The students were able to dress up like the Fox in Socks, wear crazy socks or even a box. They also were able to dress like the Cat in the Hat or wear their favorite hats. Here are some photos.

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Coming soon to an elementary school near you — A Real Man who reads.

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The Griffin-Spalding County Schools hosted a meet-and-greet for new GSCS Superintendent Keith Simmons on Monday evening at the Griffin Regional College and Career Academy Hangar on Spalding Drive. A number of dignitaries from throughout the area attended the event, including Griffin Mayor Do…

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BARNESVILLE — Gordon State College has to announced that it is continuing with the process of vaccinating individuals on its campus to protect against the COVID-19 virus.

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ATLANTA — Georgia will not grade schools and districts using state test results for the second year in a row, the state Department of Education announced Tuesday, saying federal officials had waived the requirement for the state accountability system.

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Graduation ceremonies for Griffin and Spalding high school are scheduled for May 26 and 27, according to information released last week by the Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCS).