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Pre-teen entrepreneur camp in Middle Georgia puts kids to work for themselves

Pre-teen entrepreneur camp in Middle Georgia puts kids to work for themselves

According to the National Youth Employment Coalition, youth employment is at a 60-year low. While some kids vie for summer jobs, Building Young Entrepreneurs will put them to work for themselves.

Building Young Entrepreneurs (BYE) is a program for middle school students created to recruit and train the next generation of entrepreneurs. During the 8-week camp, students will learn to develop a real business, raise start-up funds, and pitch their idea at the end of the summer. The curriculum includes emphasis on writing, networking, and presentation skills. Camp goers will see real examples of entrepreneurs their age running successful businesses.

Hearing set in Allman lawsuit against filmmakers

Hearing set in Allman lawsuit against filmmakers

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Attorneys for Gregg Allman plan to make their first court appearance in a Savannah lawsuit against producers of a movie based on the Allman Brothers Band singer's life story.

A Chatham County Superior Court judge scheduled a hearing Monday afternoon to hear motions in the case. Allman filed suit last month to stop Unclaimed Freight Productions from resuming work on the film "Midnight Rider" after a freight train plowed into the movie's crew Feb. 20. A camera assistant was killed and six workers were injured. Producers suspended work on the movie indefinitely.

Gregg Allman suing movie producers

Gregg Allman suing movie producers

A film based on the Allman brothers may never see the light of day if Gregg Allman has anything to do with it.

Reports say Singer Gregg Allman is suing to stop movie producers from reviving a film ,after a camera assistant was killed earlier this year by a freight train in Georgia while working on the movie.

The band singer's lawsuit says Unclaimed Freight Productions lost its rights to make the film "Midnight Rider" when it failed to begin principal photography by February 28.

Library Ballroom hosts Allman Brothers Band 45th Anniversary Reception

Library Ballroom hosts Allman Brothers Band 45th Anniversary Reception

Adult Field Day in May

Adult Field Day in May

Do you miss Field Day from your school days?

Macon-Bibb Parks and Recreation has an antidote for your nostalgia: Adult Field Day on May 17.

If you're interested, you can download the registration form. It's $150 for a team of six people.

Deadline is May 9.

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.