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Westside High CTI Receives Honors at Fall Leadership Conference

Westside High CTI Receives Honors at Fall Leadership Conference

Westside High School CTI students were recognized at the Fall Leadership Conference held in Savannah on November 15-16.

While attending this year’s conference each student participated in the Academic Quiz Bowl, testing knowledge in current events, math, spelling, and language arts. Westside students also attended a semi-formal banquet with a keynote speaker and leadership sessions.

While in attendance at the banquet, Westside High School was recognized formally for its achievements at the Georgia State Fair held in October. Several students were recognized individually for CTI Pin Design. The first place award went to Kiara Ray and Jamal Terrell secured second place. They each received a ribbon, plaque, and cash award. Westside High School also received honors as the overall CTI Reserve Superior Chapter along with a $250 cash prize to further support future Westside High CTI events and activities.

Four Students Receive Letters of Commendation from National Merit Program

Four Students Receive Letters of Commendation from National Merit Program

Four students from two District schools were named Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

From Central High School, seniors India Ruemmele and Alayna Williams achieved this distinction. Both Ms. Ruemmele and Ms. Williams have outstanding academic backgrounds, including involvement in Central's International Baccalaureate Program and taking Advanced Placement classes. They also have both been recognized as leaders among their peers, participating in such organizations and activities as Key Club, National Honor Society, Book Club, and One Act productions.

Macon Police Vehicle Featured on Ford's Website

Macon Police Vehicle Featured on Ford's Website

Macon Police Department's Jami Gaudet submitted an photo of the Macon Police Department's patrol car to an "all call" for photos of patrol cars with the agency's striping.

MPD's photo was selected for feature on Ford's website along with other police agencies across the country.

Rutland High Junior Tapped for Commission on Teen Driving

Rutland High Junior Tapped for Commission on Teen Driving

Rutland High School junior Felicia Ashley attended her first meeting with 21 other Georgia high school students as part of the Governor’s Commission on Teen Driving in late October. The group is tasked with reducing the number of teen crashes, injuries and fatalities on Georgia’s roads and highways.

The Commission will work to develop strategies to educate teen drivers on the risks and consequences of drunk, impaired, or distracted driving. Car accidents are the leading cause of death for teens in Georgia.

Ashley says there are two things kids can do immediately to make driving safer.

“We really want to get our point across that texting while driving is not worth it, and that fumbling with an iPod or radio while driving is dangerous as well," she said. "You need to keep your eyes on the road because it just takes a second to lose your life when you’re in the car.”

Ashley says she’s learned a lot in her first year of driving.

Macon+Bibb County Consolidation Update

Macon+Bibb County Consolidation Update

In an effort to make sure the public remains informed of decisions made by the Macon-Bibb County Consolidation Transition Task Force and Committees, as well as let them know of upcoming meetings, the City of Macon and Bibb County are working with the Middle Georgia Regional Commission (MGRC) to provide regular updates, announcements, and information.

A summary of the meetings held by the Transition Task Force the week of October 29 are now posted online and can be viewed by clicking here. 

 

Georgia Poetry Circuit Brings Pulitzer Nominee to Macon State

Georgia Poetry Circuit Brings Pulitzer Nominee to Macon State

Dave Smith, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet and a former editor of The Southern Review, will read from and discuss his work on Wednesday, Nov. 7, during two appearances at Macon State College.

The first reading is scheduled for 11 a.m. in room 231 of the Education Building on the Macon Campus.

The second reading is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in Walker Auditorium on the Warner Robins Campus.

Both readings are free and open to the public. Smith’s appearance is part of the Georgia Poetry Circuit.

Downtown: Farm-to-Table Restaurant to Celebrate Grand Opening

Downtown: Farm-to-Table Restaurant to Celebrate Grand Opening

 

Dovetail, a new farm-to-table restaurant, will celebrate its Grand Opening on Thursday, November 1 at 2:30 p.m. at 543 Cherry Street.

Dovetail represents a growing segment of the restaurant industry. By working with local producers Griffith and Evans are able to showcase produce and other products that are seasonally appropriate and produced within the region. “This is a unique dining experience in Macon. Nothing like Dovetail is available in the area that highlights the local producers and has the diverse wine and whiskey selection that we have,” says Roger Riddle, marketing director for Moonhanger Group.