Guest speaker Dr. David H. Vawter gives a presentation to the faculty at Griffin High School in the cafeteria on Tuesday afternoon. It was the first part in a three-part series that deals with being an effective educator in block scheduling. Griffin-Spalding County School System Deputy Super…

A group of students between the ages of 8 and 14 attended the Griffin Police Department’s Crime Scene Camp, which ended Friday. Students learned about the function of the police department and digital forensics and were able to participate in fingerprinting and photography. Campers also had …

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As part of the Leadership Banquet at the annual State 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Spalding County 4-H Agent Leah Wooddall received the Ryles Rising Star Award.

Students in Wichita, Kansas, public schools can ditch the masks when classes begin. Detroit public schools will probably require them unless everyone in a room is vaccinated. In Pittsburgh, masks will likely be required regardless of vaccination status. And in some states, schools cannot man…

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Logan Benincosa and Julia Benincosa, of Griffin, recently attended Aviation Challenge Mach II at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, home of Space Camp®, Space Camp® Robotics™, Aviation Challenge® and U.S. Cyber Camp®.

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MACON/ATLANTA — Mercer University conferred bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees to more than 2,200 students at five commencements held in May in Macon and Atlanta.

ATLANTA — Georgia schools are about to receive the final $1.4 billion installment of $4.2 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds the state Department of Education was allocated through legislation Congress passed in March.

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ATLANTA — Atlanta Public Schools will implement a “universal mask wearing” policy in all of its school buildings when the new school year starts Aug. 5, the district announced Thursday.

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ATLANTA — The Georgia Lottery generated more than $1.5 billion for the state’s HOPE Scholarship and Pre-K programs during the last fiscal year, a record that came despite a global pandemic that dampened economic activity.

BARNESVILLE — Gordon State College graduates Katie Odegaard and Brandon French met at a GSC Club Day event in 2014 and have remained together since that special day seven years ago.

The Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCS) completed an administrative retreat in the commons area at Griffin High School over two half-day sessions on Wednesday, July 14 and Thursday, July 15.

The Griffin-Spalding Library hosted Storytime in The Park on Wednesday morning at Airport Road Park in Griffin. Bea Mengel, the youth service librarian, read two books as a part of the library’s Tails and Tales series. The 40-minute-long program’s theme was “The Ocean.” About two dozen child…

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The Griffin-Spalding County School System’s open house is coming up.

On June 24, Sun City Civitan replaced its original Little Free Library at Griffin City Park Richard Brigdon from Sun City built the new library. An initiative of Spalding Collaborative, the little libraries are receiving needed repairs. Place donations of children’s books in a library or in …

NEW YORK   — Vaccinated teachers and students don't need to wear masks inside school buildings, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines.

On July 23 from noon to 1 p.m. the Georgia Archives educational series Fourth Friday From the Archives presentation is “Centuries of Fascinating Stories in Georgia History: Investigating the Collections at the Georgia Archives” with a focus on friendships and families by Georgia Archives Edu…

Rehoboth Road Middle School was named the Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education Spotlight School for June.

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Zaila Avant-garde understood the significance of what she was doing as she stood on the Scripps National Spelling Bee stage, peppering pronouncer Jacques Bailly with questions about Greek and Latin roots.

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University of Georgia Extension Office agent Philip Hensley couldn’t be any happier with the results they have seen during the past year at the Healthy Life Community Garden on Kentucky Avenue in Griffin.

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Four child-care-age children in Georgia will soon be one step closer to achieving their dreams through the Path2College 529 Plan and the Department of Early Care and Learning’s (DECAL) We Care Child Care Sweepstakes.

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When the Scripps National Spelling Bee was canceled last year because of the pandemic, Avani Joshi didn’t lament her lost year of preparation. She immediately pivoted to studying for competitions in her other favorite discipline: geography.

More than 40 students in grades K-8 recently participated at Camp iSTEM at the GSCS Enrichment Center. Campers spent the week learning about art and design, robots and coding, sustainability and health. Here are some photos from the camp.

After two suicidal crises during pandemic isolation, 16-year-old Zach Sampson feels stronger but worries his social skills have gone stale.

In a called meeting last week, the Griffin-Spalding County School Board approved two principals, an executive officer and a school board attorney each by a vote of 5-0.

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MACON — Mercer University recently announced the president’s list and dean’s list for the spring 2021 semester.

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Performers with Atlanta's Manga African Dance Company demonstrated dances and shared the sounds of Sunu Wednesday at Wyomia Tyus Park as part of the Griffin-Spalding County Library's summer reading program. Sunu is ceremonial music played by the Malinke people of Guinea and Mali during tradi…

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Ashley Pearce’s daughter was set to start kindergarten last year in Maryland’s Montgomery County school system. But when it became clear that the year would begin online, Pearce found a nearby Catholic school offering in-person instruction and made the switch.