Georgia students have the opportunity to turn their dreams into college savings through this year’s “My Life’s Dream” Challenge, sponsored by the state of Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan.

Students and staff of Griffin Christian School recently donated snacks to the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. SCSO Chief Dept. Tony Thomason is pictured with Stella Olsen, Sydney Smith, Haley Books and Jenny Books.

BARNESVILLE — Dr. Stephen Raynie, a professor of English at Gordon State College, was named president of the Georgia Organization for Student Success (GOSS) during its recent annual conference.

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A bill to criminalize hazing on Georgia college and university campuses that comes after the death of a fraternity pledge in Louisiana passed in the state Senate on Friday.

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ATLANTA —  A trio of bills aimed at separating Georgia school sports teams between children assigned male or female at birth have cropped up in the General Assembly, sparking backlash from LGBTQ advocates who view the measures as discriminatory toward transgender persons.

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ATLANTA — More than 4,000 Georgia students could get state money to attend private schools or be home-schooled next year under a measure passed Thursday by the House Education Committee.

Keith Simmons was sworn as the Griffin-Spalding County School System's new superintendent during a brief ceremony Tuesday by the Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education. Spalding County Probate Court Judge Jan Hunt (right) administered the oath, while Simmons wife, Donna (left), accompani…

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Sources confirmed Tuesday that Griffin High and former Spalding High and Carver Road Middle coach Bart Pinckney, 53, died Monday at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston.

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Dr. Mack Bullard, the former director of strategic talent management for the Griffin-Spalding County School System, has been named the new superintendent of schools of Twiggs County Public Schools.

This month’s School Spotlight featured Carver Road Middle School during the Griffin-Spalding County School Board’s meeting on Feb. 2. Pictured from left are Interim Superintendent Dr. Donald Warren, Carver Road Middle Assistant Principals Dr. Corenza Barnes and Angel Pugh, Board members Barb…

Spalding High School took second place at the recent Regional One Act Play Competition in Perry. The cast received Best Ensemble for its production of “Our Place” by Terry Gabbard. Janie Parker, a junior, had to step in on the day of competition to learn a role she had not been rehearsing on…

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Futral Road Elementary School celebrated 100 days of school on Feb. 5. Students dressed up like they were 100 years old for their Google Meet sessions with their teachers and classmates. Here are some photos from the day.

Due to COVID-19, the SkillsUSA Region 5 competition was conducted online from Jan. 11 to 19. Griffin High School construction student Savannah Cannady tested in Electrical Construction Wiring on Jan. 13 and then won first place in the Electrical Construction Wiring competition. Savannah will…

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The Griffin-Spalding County Library — in partnership with the Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCS) — will launch its National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program on March 1.

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Camelot Theatre Company is presenting “Beauty and the Beast” this weekend. The production’s cast ranges in age from nine to around 50 years old along with five cast members new to Camelot — including new Griffin High School drama teacher Charles Ellerby. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, o…

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A number of action items were at the forefront during Tuesday’s regularly scheduled school board meeting for the Griffin-Spalding County Schools.

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Beginning Thursday, the Griffin-Spalding County School System will deliver free multi-day breakfast and lunch meal packets for all students and children in the community to pick up and take home.

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BARNESVILLE —Gordon State College Athletics has announced 38 student-athletes were honored on the dean’s list for the fall 2020 semester — including 11 women and men on the baseball, softball and women’s soccer teams earning a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for the fall 2020 term.

Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education Vice-Chair Sue McDonald (far right) presents Jordan Hill Elementary Principal Dottie English (center) and Assistant Principal Jonathan McGavin (right, center) with the School Spotlight Award during the board’s meeting on Jan. 12. Also pictured, from…

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Cronic Chevrolet Buick GMC continues to support youth sports in Griffin and Spalding County — this time with a $1,500 check for the athletic teams at Griffin Christian High School.

As a part of a three-year program, 4-H Tech Changemakers challenged 4-H youth leaders to conduct trainings to educate their communities about digital literacy with the goal of increasing the adoption of technology in rural counties in Georgia.

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Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the fall semester 2020 president’s list and dean’s list.