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Grant to Help Create Path at Tattnall Square Park

The Community Foundation of Central Georgia, through the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, has awarded 101 grants totaling more than $1.9 million to improve the College Hill Corridor over the past three years. $81,782 was awarded to Friends of Tattnall Square Park for the Woodland Arboretum Path and Oglethorpe/Adams Gateway of Tattnall Square Park. This grant will create a path from the center of Tattnall Square Park to the corner of the Park at Adams and Oglethorpe Streets.

First Lady Holds Workshop with Students on "42" Movie

First Lady Holds Workshop with Students on "42" Movie

The White House held a film workshop for 80 students with cast and crew from "42," the movie. The movie premieres in theaters on April 12.

Search for Interim Bibb Supt. to End April 12

With the 30-day term for acting superintendent Susanne Griffin-Ziebart about to run out, the Bibb County Board of Education formally announced their interim superintendent search will end April 12.

The district also called a board meeting for Monday morning. That meeting will go into a closed, executive session to discuss personnel matters, future acquisition of property and/or pending litigation.

The board may then choose to extend Griffin-Ziebart's term until an interim superintendent can be chosen. But any action based on discussion in the closed session will be voted on publicly. 

RELATED | Susanne Griffin-Ziebart Named Acting Bibb Superintendent

Miller, Weaver Academic Teams Take Top Honors at Quiz Bowl Competition

Miller, Weaver Academic Teams Take Top Honors at Quiz Bowl Competition

The eighth grade Academic Team from Miller Magnet Middle School took first place in the eighth annual Georgia on my Mind Quiz Bowl Competition this month.

All District middle school teams were invited to compete. Weaver Middle School placed second in the event. Above, Weaver Middle School, left, and Miller Magnet Middle School, right, Academic Teams are seen with their coaches after the event.

MGSC Opens Center for Non-Traditional Students

MGSC Opens Center for Non-Traditional Students

 

 

Middle Georgia State College is launching a Center for Adult Learners (CAL) to help more non-traditional students earn their degrees.

The center, based on the Macon Campus on the third floor of the Education Building, will hold a grand opening at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2. Some of the students the center will serve will be in attendance. 

The center, supported through College Access Challenge Grant funds awarded to Georgia by the U.S. Department of Education, will serve as a “one-stop-shop” that non-traditional students can turn to when they want to begin degree programs or complete those they started in the past.

Football Player Visits Weaver Middle School

Football Player Visits Weaver Middle School

Professional football player Mario Harvey of the Indianapolis Colts visited students at Weaver Middle School last month. He spoke to students about the importance of staying in school, making good choices, eating healthy, and staying active. The School Nutrition Manager worked with the school's staff to set up the event.

Central High Seniors Receive Scholarships

Central High Seniors Receive Scholarships

Three Central High School seniors were presented with National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) scholarships at the Mercer BLSA's annual Empowerment Dinner on Thursday, March 14, at the Douglass Theatre. From left in the photo above, Christine Okaro received $700, Shakeyra Brooks received $500, and Janeal Fordham received $300 in scholarship funds.

The scholarship competition is open to minority high school students in grades 11 and 12 who are interested in becoming lawyers and who are actively involved in their school and community. Interested students must complete an essay as part of the application contest. This year's essay theme was “Enhancing the Dream,” and students were asked to write as though they were President of the United States and discuss areas in today's society they felt were in need of major social change or reform.