A disproportionately large number of poor and minority students were not in schools for assessments this fall, complicating efforts to measure the pandemic’s effects on some of the most vulnerable students, a not-for-profit company that administers standardized testing said Tuesday.
Since Lamar County is currently experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases, all Lamar County schools will have remote learning through Friday of this week.
ATLANTA —The Georgia Historical Society has announced that Mr. Donald S. Summerlin, the Digital Projects Librarian and Archivist at the Digital Library of Georgia at the University of Georgia Libraries, has been named the recipient of the 2020 John C. Inscoe Award for his article, “‘We Repre…
On Friday, Dec. 11 from noon to 1 p.m., the Georgia Archives’ Microsoft Teams’ virtual Lunch and Learn live event will be available to the public.
The Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (GHRAC) seeks to enrich the culture and protect the rights of Georgians by fostering activities that identify, preserve, and provide access to the State’s documentary heritage.
SOCIAL CIRCLE — Georgia is offering a helping hand to projects that help people experience the animals, plants and natural habitats emphasized in Georgia’s State Wildlife Action Plan.
Gordon State College President Kirk A. Nooks and Southern Crescent Technical College President Alvetta P. Thomas recently signed an articulation agreement to facilitate the transfer of courses from SCTC for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Gordon State.
Crescent Road Elementary School parent Leilani Crump, middle, was recently recognized as the Griffin-Spalding County School System’s First Semester District Level Most Valuable Parent. Also pictured is Crescent Road Elementary Parent Liaison and Media Specialist Rhonda Grubb, left, and Princ…
Griffin, GA - On Tuesday, December 15, the Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCS) will hold a question and answer session between high school students and a panel of law enforcement officers. The Q&A session will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Griffin Auditorium located at 234 E. Tayl…
On Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Griffin-Spalding Board of Education appointed Executive Director of Secondary Education Dr. Donald Warren as the interim superintendent of the Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCS).
At the end of October, Futral Road Elementary School celebrated Red Ribbon Week. Students participated in daily activities to remind them to be drug-free and lead a happy, healthy lifestyle. Students decorated their own masks, wore crazy socks, wore as much red as possible, wore their favori…
BARNESVILLE — For the past two years, Gordon State College has reported an increase in freshmen retention with a 3.3 percentage point increase for 2019 on top of 2018’s 10-point growth, according to a report released last week by The University System of Georgia.
Earlier this year, the Griffin Daybreak Rotary Club applied for and received a Rotary District 6900 grant. The club used the grant to buy 10 tablets, which the club then donated to the Fairmont Community Center computer lab. The presentation of the tablets took place during a Spalding County…
Spalding High School Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) students participated in the City of Griffin Annual Stream CleanUp event in October. Students from Future Health Professional (HOSA) and Future Business Leaders of American (FBLA) worked together to pick up trash and debri…
The University of Georgia Griffin campus recently named Beth Horne and Marie Miller as the 2020 Classified Employees of the year. The designation was made at the 31st Annual Employee Recognition Ceremony.
Growing up in Griffin, Hannah Norwood wanted to be the first in her family to graduate from high school and college — plus she had a dream to travel the world as well.
Three new wheat varieties released this year by the University of Georgia’s wheat breeding program are the product of more than a dozen years of work by breeders on the UGA Griffin campus.
ATLANTA — The University System of Georgia reported record enrollment for the fall semester Wednesday despite the coronavirus pandemic.
BARNESVILLE — Gordon State College recently hosted high school leaders Friday for a Principals’ Roundtable which featured both in-person and virtual discussions regarding the distinctive attributes for Gordon State.
The Flint River Council, Boy Scouts of America had a dedication ceremony naming the Camp Thunder Dining Hall after Dr. Philip Smith. The event was
Somer Rowe was named the 2020 recipient of the Marie Fort Garden Club scholarship at a recent club meeting. The $1,000 scholarship is provided annually by the club to a student majoring in horticulture or a closely related field in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at th…
Sun City Civitan Club President Michelle Drugacz, left, recently presented a check to Tom Sinclair, new director of the Griffin Area Resource Center, right, to cover wish list items for the center. Resource Center participants are also pictured.
Sun City Civitan Club President Michelle Drugacz recently presented a check to Donna Parks of the Stepping Stones Educational Therapy Center to cover wish list items for the teachers and school nurse.
Superintendent of Griffin-Spalding County Schools James Smith spoke to Rotary Club of Griffin on Thursday. His presentation came shortly after the return of in-person learning for students and roughly one month before his retirement.
The state of Georgia’s college savings plan, the Path2College 529 Plan, saw strong growth in the last quarter, with 4,740 new accounts opened—a 26% increase in new accounts opened and a 23% increase in contribution dollars when compared to 2019.
Antibiotic resistance — one of the biggest threats to global health, according to the World Health Organization — occurs when germs learn how to defeat the drugs designed to kill them. The problem of resistance threatens the efficacy of antibiotics, making simple infections untreatable.
ROME — A northwest Georgia school system is sending all its students home to take classes virtually for 10 days because of coronavirus infections and quarantines.