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CGTC Titans hosting camp for Twiggs County youth

CGTC Titans hosting camp for Twiggs County youth

50 Twiggs County kids will participate in a week-long basketball camp at the Macon Promise Center.

Central Georgia Technical College Titans put on the camp and kids will also hear speeches from retired FVSU coach Lonnie Brantley as well as a former NBA player Sharone Wright, according to a release.

Students who attend will also get to tour the CGTC campus.

Two Mercer athletes selected in MLB Draft

Two Mercer athletes selected in MLB Draft

Day three of the MLB Draft saw two Mercer Bears get selected by big league franchises.

The Chicago Cubs picked junior third baseman Chesny Young in the 14th round. Two rounds later, Young's teammate and senior pitcher Brandon Barker was drafted by the Atlanta Braves.

The Cubs get a hot bat in Chesny Young. He had a .401 average and 105 hits as a sophomore, before leading the team with a .348 average as a junior. Young also finished second on the team in hits with 71 this season.

MGSC invited to join Southern States Athletic Conference

MGSC invited to join Southern States Athletic Conference

Middle Georgia State College announced Tuesday they had received an invitation to join the Southern States Athletic Conference.  The invitation was extended from the SSAC Council of Presidents meeting held in Montgomery, Ala. that day.   It's the second part of the college's transition to four-year athletics, having joined the NAIA in April.

Said MGSC Athletic Director Charles Mullis in a statement "I am very excited by this news and what it will mean for our student-athletes and our coaches.  We will be playing against the best teams the NAIA has to offer and it is a testament to the strength of our athletic program and its storied past that such a prestigious conference wants us to join. " 

To learn more about the Southern States Athletic Conference, visit their website.

Georgia College names new dean of College of Business

Georgia College names new dean of College of Business

Georgia College welcomes a new member to the academic leadership team.

Dr. James E. Payne will be the new dean of the J. Whitney Bunting College of Business.

Central High senior selected for Mercer's Griffith Scholars Program

Central High senior selected for Mercer's Griffith Scholars Program

Central High art student and honor graduate Leslie Gabrielle Carter is on her way to becoming a medical student through the help of Mercer University trustee, alumnus and Macon business man Benjamin W. Griffith III, who funds the Griffith Scholarship. The Griffith Scholars Program enables gifted graduates from Bibb County high schools who demonstrate financial need to obtain the premier education available at Mercer. The scholarship is offered each year to 6 to 10 seniors who plan to attend Mercer.

Westside Senior Named Work-Based Learning Region 5 Student of the Year

Westside Senior Named Work-Based Learning Region 5 Student of the Year

Taylor Babbs, a graduating senior at Westside High School, was chosen as Work-Based Learning (WBL) Student of the Year for Region 5. Each candidate was judged based on their WBL involvement, letters of recommendation, résumé and their response to the following questions: How has your WBL experience prepared or shaped your future career goals? Where do you see yourself in 5 years, and then 10 years? What coursework has prepared you for work and your future career?

Taylor, an employee at Chick-fil-A, has been an exceptional leader throughout her entire high school career. In addition to being President of her DECA chapter, Taylor was also Captain of the Westside High School Cheerleading Squad, an Officer in the Westside High School Air Force JROTC Program, as well as being voted Best All-Around by her fellow classmates.

Northeast student finds success at Intel Science Fair

Northeast student finds success at Intel Science Fair

Northeast High School rising senior Auriel Wright placed fourth this month at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Los Angeles. She won $500 and made many connections with scientists all over the world. Auriel was invited to attend the Intel ISEF after competing in the 2014 Georgia College Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Auriel received first place at the 2014 Georgia College Regional Science and Engineering Fair, which was held January 31 and February 1 at Georgia College & State University.