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One person said the school plans are based on a site with a half-acre of wetlands, but actually, the land has two acres of wetlands, part of which is under where the cafeteria is planned.
Source: Moultrie Observer

Thomasville students create works for Thomasville Center of the Arts
The exhibition “Let Your Little Light Shine” includes artwork from grades kindergarten through the eighth grade and includes a unique form of artwork constructed out of cut and melted plastic bottles, inspired by artist Dale Chihuly.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise

‘Dangerous Youth Trends’ seminar to be held October 4 in Cartersville
Open to the public, including law enforcement personnel, parents and teachers, as well as professional counselors, social workers and marriage/family therapists, Dangerous Youth Trends will provide seminar attendees with important information that will help them identify and prevent harmful behaviors, including prescription and synthetic drug abuse, multimedia use and violent music trends.
Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News

Chattahoochee Technical College to offer several October job fairs
Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News

Covington’s Middle Ridge Elementary named a National Blue Ribbon School
Nine Georgia schools earned the distinction.
Source: Newton Citizen

 Dalton State College’s men’s basketball program relaunches
The 2013-2014 season will mark the return of men’s basketball at the collegiate level since 1978.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen

Henry County Schools sixth on a list of largest cumulative state funding cuts
“Only five school districts in the state have experienced larger cuts in state funding,” said Financial Services Assistant Superintendent Jeff Allie. “Meanwhile, local property values have declined by more than 30 percent since 2008.”
Source: Henry Daily Herald

E-SPLOST for Wayne County endorsed by groups
Safe Kids of Wayne County, the Wayne County Retired Educators Association, the Jesup Housing Authority, Wayne County Partners in Education, Wayne County Family Connection and the Wayne County Touchdown Club have endorsed the E-SPLOST.
Source: The Press-Sentinel

Georgia Regents golf coach resigns
Kevin McPherson is returning to Coastal Carolina as men’s golf coach.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

11th Circuit rules in favor of Muscogee County Schools in racial discrimination lawsuit
14 former and current black plant services and custodial workers claimed that similarly situated white employees were given access to the state’s Teacher’s Retirement System while they were relegated to a less generous plan.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Producer of ‘Walking Dead’ speaks at UGA
Gale Anne Hurd, 57, talked more to her young audience about TV and movie production and making it in the video entertainment world than about zombies.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

• AMC’s “Walking Dead” executive producer speaks at UGA
Gale Anne Hurd spoke about the tax incentives that drew the hit AMC show to Georgia, as well as her career in the entertainment industry.
Source: Red&

Fall 2013 issue of The Georgia Review released by UGA
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Bibb County Schools may move administrative offices to the Hutchings Career Center
Students at the Hutchings Career Center would move to the now-empty Macon Promise Center if logistics are figured out.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Mercer University gets $12.4 million Air Force contract
The Department of Defense has awarded Mercer University a $12.4 million contract to help the Air Force keep its aging helicopters flying.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Filmmaker Tyler Perry donates $100,000 to Atlanta school
Perry is donating the money to Booker T. Washington High School following a mold and raw sewage problem at the school.
Source: WSB-TV

Two Georgia colleges hosting agribusiness conference
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Georgia Southern University Division of Continuing Education are hosting the 2013 International Agribusiness Conference and Expo in Savannah on Sept. 25 and 26.
Source: Anderson Independent-Mail/AP

Eleven Gwinnett County schools have national merit semifinalists
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

New dean named at Georgia Gwinnett College
Adolfo Santos was announced on Tuesday as the new dean of the School of Liberal Arts.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

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