Ryan Lyles — a Culinary Arts major at Southern Crescent Technical College — has been awarded a scholarship given annually by the Iris Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA).

Futral Road Elementary School recently held a jersey day in honor of the “Spirit” of Kindness. Futral Road kicked off its Kind-A-Thon — fundraiser where the school is raising money for students’ acts of kindness. During October, students will do kind things at school, at home, and within the…

Even as schools have returned in full swing across the country, complications wrought by the pandemic persist, often falling hardest on those least able to weather them: families without transportation, people with limited income or other financial hardship, people who don't speak English, c…

Recently, in celebration of Georgia Pre-K Week, GSCS Superintendent Keith Simmons read the book “Jabari Jumps” by Gaia Cornwall to pre-K students at Cowan Road Elementary.

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCS) for its comprehensive annual financial report for the 2020 fiscal year.

The Griffin High School Bears of Excellence for the week of Sept. 10 were Dexter Nottingham, Summer Hollis and Gavin Smith, not pictured.

The Georgia Archives’ November virtual Lunch and Learn program on Friday, Nov. 12 from noon to 1 p.m. is “The First World War: Why it Still Matters” presented by retired social studies teacher Gary Gill.

The Griffin-Spalding Board of Education is considering an optional COVID-19 testing plan for the system’s students and staff.

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In anticipation of the upcoming meetings of independent advisory committees with the Federal Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control, the Biden Administration has announced a plan to ensure that authorized vaccines for ages 5 to 11 are quickly distributed and equitably availa…

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ATLANTA — Georgia’s high-school graduation rate remained steady this year despite the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Gordon State College Board of Trustees member, Dan White, was honored as a recipient of the Regents’ Hall of Fame Alumni and Distinguished Friends Award at the 17th annual Regents’ Scholarship Gala on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the Fernbank Museum in Atlanta.

The sixth annual Book Bolt 5K and Fun Run, hosted by the Friends of the Griffin-Spalding County Library (FROGSLIB), is scheduled for 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, rain or shine.

Reports compiled and recently released by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) examining graduate and placement rates for its 22 institutions revealed that Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) remains among the leaders across the state in all areas for Academic Year 2021.

Reports compiled and recently released by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) examining graduate and placement rates for its 22 institutions revealed that Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) remains among the leaders across the state in all areas for Academic Year 2021.

STORRS, Conn.  — Nurses around the U.S. are getting burned out by the COVID-19 crisis and quitting, yet applications to nursing schools are rising, driven by what educators say are young people who see the global emergency as an opportunity and a challenge.

Fourth grade students in Mrs. Jennifer Harrison’s science class at Jackson Road Elementary School wrapped up their study of ecosystems by dissecting owl pellets. “The students made so many connections and saw food chains and webs with their own eyes,” a statement from the school read. “The c…

Southern Crescent Technical College recently held a Welcome Week Block Party. Here are some photos from the event.

Many writers spend a lifetime hoping to get their first book published. Stepping Stones Educational Therapy Center student Adrian “Ian” Mays is not one of them.

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The Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education approved all eight action items by counts of 5-0 during its monthly meeting on Oct. 5 at the Learning Center downtown. Chief amongst them was a proposal by first-year Griffin High Principal Herbert Chambers.

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The Practical Nursing and Associate of Science in Nursing programs at Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) had their formal site visit from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) in February 2021.

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ATLANTA — The University System of Georgia Board of Regents Wednesday approved controversial changes in tenure policies at 25 of the system’s 26 colleges and universities despite opposition from many professors.

Atkinson Elementary School Principal Tiffany Campbell, second from right, thanks members of the Fairmont High School Class of 1968 for their donation of 2,600 face masks to the school. “As former students of the Fairmont community, we saw a need and decided to support the school in its effor…

Members of the Griffin-Spalding Youth Advisory Council had the opportunity Friday to speak with city of Griffin leaders about the youth council and some of the projects it does within the community.

Jackson Road Elementary School second graders in Lesley Potts’ Art class made 3D Model Magic tropical birds. Next, they painted them and added feathers.

Mrs. English’s students at Futral Road Elementary are pictured working on multiplication.

Isabel Rutledge and Dusty Burnham are recent graduates of UGA-Griffin and recently talked with Georgia Military College students who wanted to learn more about transferring to UGA-Griffin upon completion of an associate’s degree at Georgia Military College. Rutledge is the new enrollment off…

First Baptist Church of Griffin recently showed its appreciation for Griffin-Spalding County School System transportation department, bus drivers and mechanics with a box lunch and drink. Here are some photos from the event.

Tiffany Taylor, left, executive director of teaching leadership for the Griffin-Spalding School System, along with English Language Arts Coordinators Melanie Lockett, middle, and Shervette Miller-Payton, right, presented a program to Griffin Daybreak Rotary Club members. K-5 students are bui…

The annual Scarecrows in the Garden continues through Halloween at the UGA Research and Education Garden. Here are some photos of the scarecrows that were up Tuesday afternoon. A total of 16 scarecrows have been entered but not all have been put up because of the weather, Wayne Gardner said …

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WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday directed federal authorities to hold strategy sessions in the next 30 days with law enforcement to address the increasing threats targeting school board members, teachers and other employees in the nation’s public schools.

Here are some photos of Dr. Williams’ eighth grade band students preparing for their winter concert at Rehoboth Road Middle School.

Griffin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8480 Commander Harry Ray recently announced the kickoff of this year’s Smart/Maher VFW National CitizenshIp Education Teacher Award contest.

Bears of Excellence pictured with Ms. Stewart, ninth-grade counselor; Mr. Chambers, principal; Dr. Wheeler, Assistant Principal. The Bears of Excellence for the week of Aug. 16 were Armon Britt, Chloe Dyal, Anthony Ayala, and Derrick Crawford. The Bears of Excellence for the week of Aug. 30 …

Futral Road Elementary recently celebrated Dot Day.

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Amber Bates has been named to Bob Jones University’s University Singers — BJU’s largest choral organization.

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Austin Bates, of Griffin, was named to Chorale — a premier choir comprised of undergraduate and graduate Bob Jones University students from a variety of degree programs.

BARNESVILLE — In September, Gordon State College — in collaboration with the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education (GPEE) — hosted an Education Ecosystem Summit.

ATLANTA — Georgia’s rural schools are about to receive a first round of funding initiatives designed to expand internet connectivity, develop new literacy skills and promote their workforce development, among other goals.