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Berry business students organize charity golf tournament

Berry business students organize charity golf tournament

ROME, Ga. -- Two students at Berry College in Rome are spearheading a golf tournament designed to raise money for a local boy.

The two management majors -- Cameron Rich of Peachtree City and Thomas Johnson of Adairsville -- hope to use the funds raised by the Viking Charity Classic to pay for hospital costs and a car wheelchair system for Ben Masters.

Masters, a student at Coosa High School, suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident earlier this year. He was an athlete, as are Rich and Johnson, both of whom play for Berry's baseball team.

"[Ben] has a huge heart and had his whole life ahead of him," Rich said. "An injury like this really puts the important things in life into perspective, and I want to do all I can for him and his family."

WHS Band dominates Marching Competition

WHS Band dominates Marching Competition

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- (submitted by Melinda Berry-Dreisbach) Other bands were no match for the Whitewater Wildcat Marching Band at the Eagle’s Nest Invitational held this month at Collins Hill High School.

The band placed first in Class 4A, winning all awards for music, general effect, visual, percussion, and color guard. Additional awards included “Best in Show Music,” “Best in Show General Effect,” and third place for overall “Best in Show.”

The school’s color guard finished first “In Show” and the percussion finished third “In Show.”

The Wildcat Marching Band is under the direction of Jack Jean and Rob Truan. 

Fayette teachers teach Georgia Colleagues about 21st Century Classroom Technology

Fayette teachers teach Georgia Colleagues about 21st Century Classroom Technology

ATLANTA – (submitted by Melinda Berry-Dreisbach) Educators throughout Georgia will soon learn about Fayette County Public Schools 21st Century Classroom initiative, and how the technology is successfully helping students learn at all grade levels when teachers from the system converge on the Georgia Educational Technology Conference in Atlanta in November.

A total of 12 Fayette teachers from all school levels, along with county office personnel, will spend the entire day on November 3 demonstrating the creative and effective ways technology is being used in the classroom, as well as the school system’s journey from idea to implementation.

$10 million in low interest student loans up for grabs

$10 million in low interest student loans up for grabs

ATLANTA -- State officials have re-opened the pool for $10 million in low interest student loans. 

Lawmakers had set aside $20 million to help families after an overhaul of the lottery-funded HOPE scholarship took effect this summer.

Only about 5,200 students applied for the loans during the initial application period, which ended in July.

The Georgia Student Finance Authority has now re-opened the application process for the remaining $10 million in available loans.

Students have until Oct. 31 to apply for the Student Access Loan Program. 

For applications and details, visit GAcollege411's website.

School board accepting applications for vacant seat

School board accepting applications for vacant seat

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fayette County Board of Education is looking for someone to fill the seat previously held by Dr. Sam Tolbert, who passed away on Sept. 22.

Whoever is appointed will serve the remainder of Tolbert's term, which expires Dec. 31, 2014.

To qualify for the seat, an applicant must:

* Be at least 21 years old
* Be a Georgia citizen
* Be a resident of Fayette County for at least 12 months
* Not be an employee of Fayette County Schools or the Georgia Department of Education
* Not hold office in another county
* Not be disqualified from holding public office

Anyone who wants the seat must send a résumé and letter of interest to:

Fayette County Public Schools Board of Education
c/o Superintendent Dr. Jeff Bearden
210 Stonewall Avenue W
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Letters must be received no later than Monday, Oct. 31 at 4:30 p.m.

Dressbarn at Tanger Outlet in Locust Grove holds Teacher Appreciation Day Friday Sept. 30, 2011

 Dressbarn at Tanger Outlet in Locust Grove holds  Teacher Appreciation Day Friday Sept. 30, 2011

This Friday, September 30th, will be a special day for Teachers at the Dressbarn Store at Tanger Outlet in Locust Grove, Georgia.

It is Teacher Appreciation Day from 3pm until 9pm.  Dressbarn will give all Teachers a 20% discount on all regularly priced items.

There will be a drawing for 2 Gift Baskets as door prizes for the teachers and while supplies last Gift Bags.  The Tanger Outlet

Dressbarn at 1000 Tanger Drive in Locust Grove is the only store that is having this Teacher Appreciation Day.   Just come in and

identify you are a teacher to recieve the discount and the ticket for the drawing.   If you have questions  the number is 770-914-1937.

 

 

10 Fayette students named National Merit semifinalists

10 Fayette students named National Merit semifinalists

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Ten seniors at four Fayette County high schools have been selected as semifinalists for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program.

These talented students will now compete against 16,000 of their peers nationwide, including 426 in Georgia, in the 57th annual scholarship program, which awards about $34 million to the country's best and brightest every year.

To become a semifinalists, a high school junior must earn an exemplary score on the PSAT.