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Talented Young Authors Recognized

Talented Young Authors Recognized

Talented young authors were recognized for earning first place at the District level of the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition. This competition is an annual contest sponsored by the Georgia Department of Education that encourages students to develop their writing skills while celebrating the successful work of all students.

Any type of writing may be submitted, and one winning entry per grade level is submitted to the Georgia Department of Education. Winning entries were:

- McKenzie Foshee, third grade, Skyview Elementary, “What Animal Would I Be?”

- Aliayah Simmons, fourth grade, Ingram-Pye Elementary, “Detective Preacher and the Case of the Missing Rings”

- Christian Lee, fifth grade, Springdale Elementary, “The Day I Met Lincoln”

- Elizabeth Rodenroth, sixth grade, Howard Middle, “The Legend of Sonjay”

- Caleb Smith, seventh grade, Howard Middle, “Joutatsu (Advance)”

Students Represent District in Science Competitions

Students Represent District in Science Competitions

In the past few months, District students have represented Bibb County in science fair competitions at the regional and state levels. The science fair is an important science competition that helps students see and experience the processes used to explore questions and find answers to problems. Preparing for these competitions reinforces educational standards that teach scientific literacy and the habits that come from the scientific method.

The following students took top honors at the 2014 Georgia College Regional Science and Engineering Fair, which was held January 31 and February 1 at Georgia College & State University. Many of these students advanced to compete in the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair in Athens on March 27-29.

- From Alexander II Math and Science Magnet School: Alex Suk, first place; and Cooper Massey, first place.

Macon Beer expands production, one step closer to canning

Macon Beer expands production, one step closer to canning

Georgia beer lovers rejoice. Macon Beer Company expects to distribute to other major Georgia cities by this summer.

Macon's sole brewery announced expansion plans, saying they'll increase production by 400 percent with new cellaring equipment, according to a release.

By this summer, co-owner Cory Smith expects the company to widen their distribution area to other parts of Georgia, including Augusta, Columbus and Atlanta.

He says the the increased production gets the company "a step closer" to canning, and placing their beers in grocery stores, package stores and restaurants without draft beer like Macon favorites Ingleside Village Pizza and Lemongrass.

I-75 Northbound lane to close for repairs in Monroe County

I-75 Northbound lane to close for repairs in Monroe County

Crews plan to repair roadways this week along I-75 in Monroe County.

That happens Tuesday-Thursday this week from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. along I-75 North between markers 182-187, according to a release.

 

LunchBeat Macon set for May

LunchBeat Macon set for May

Spend your lunch break dancing in downtown Macon.

Bragg Jam bands announced

Bragg Jam bands announced

The Bragg Jam board announces some of the bands scheduled to perform for the 2014 Bragg Jam Concert Crawl in downtown Macon.

Tickets go on sale May 1 at braggjam.org

The Saturday, July 26 crawl features the following bands (more bands to be announced at a later date):

Bearstock 2014 this weekend

Bearstock 2014 this weekend

Mercer's annual free concert, Bearstock, starts at 1 p.m. Saturday in Tattnall Square Park.

Krewella and Logic headline.