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Dooly native practicing defensive tackle at Auburn

Dooly native practicing defensive tackle at Auburn

Dooly County's Montravius Adams is practicing exclusively on defensive tackle at Auburn this season.

Bama Record reports Adams could play two positions: defensive tackle and defensive end.

He'll learn both positions, Defensive Coordinator Ellis Johnson said.

Read Bama Record's full report.

Accounting degrees lead to career advancement

Accounting degrees lead to career advancement

Brandi Wilkinson and Arlisa Whipple thought going back to school would help in their careers, and they were right.

Working full time at Cullen Supply in Dublin with accounting duties such as payroll, accounts payable/receivable, preparing and paying sales taxes, Brandi was a busy worker and a busy mom. She decided to go to college to learn more about her duties and have a better knowledge of what she was doing and why."

“My new associate’s degree in accounting didn’t get me a promotion, but it did help me change my working hours for the better,” explains Brandi. “I now only work part time making as much money as I did working full time and have more time to spend with my daughter."

“It also allows me to start my own business filing income taxes from my home next year to make more money. Going back to school was the best decision I ever made.”

CGTC Board of Directors Chair elected

CGTC Board of Directors Chair elected

Houston County retired superintendent was also elected to the vice chair position for 2014-2015.

Twiggs County resident and retired educator, Sarah Hawthorne, was named as the chair of CGTC's Board of Directors.

According to a release, she also served as the vice chair of the Board in the past year, when CGTC and MGTC merged.

She'll serve a one-year term.

CGTC's board of directors is comprised of a group of business leaders from the eleven counties CGTC serves in Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Dooly, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam and Twiggs counties.

 

Georgia Cyber Academy graduates first class

Georgia Cyber Academy graduates first class

(WXIA) -- The Class of 2014 is the very first class to graduate from Georgia Cyber Academy, the state's free online public school.

The school will hold a graduation ceremony at noon on Saturday, May 31 at the Gwinnett Center. More than 300 graduating seniors are scheduled to walk across the stage.

"We're so proud of each of our graduates, all of whom have taken the individualized learning that comes with GCA's online curriculum and worked with GCA's world-class teachers to adapt it to best serve and support their own academic successes," GCA head of school Matt Arkin said in a release.

Dooly, Macon County health inspection ratings

Dooly, Macon County health inspection ratings

See how Dooly and Macon County restaurants rated with the Georgia Department of Health from April 23-May 23.

  • 100-Fullington Academy
  • 96-Dooly County Elementary School
  • 96-Dooly County High School
  • 94-Josie's Restaurant
  • 94-The Meal Ticket
  • 94-The Vegetable Basket
  • 93-Oglethorpe Barbecue Co.
  • 88-Mary's Fried Chicken
  • 85-Casa Maya

Sport Fencing growing at high school and middle school levels

Sport Fencing growing at high school and middle school levels

Many parents and educators across the U.S. are coming to realize the benefits to students of Olympic Sport Fencing.  Sport fencing has been a small but ever present sport in America since the 19th century.  Usually, and erroneously, associated with the privileged class, it has found little place at large in the ball dominate sports arena in America.  However, that view has been changing rapidly over the 25 years.  The U.S. has grown steadily in world prominence including generation of World Champions and Olympic Gold and Silver medalist.  This growth is attributed with broader media coverage but also with a concerted effort by coaches and fencing enthusiast to promote this exciting sport at the middle school and high school levels around the country.  This moves fencing out from the traditional private salles (clubs) and college environments so as to make it accessible to everyone who is interested. 

Fullington Academy's May Students of the Month

Fullington Academy's May Students of the Month
May Students of the Month
We are very proud to have Middle Georgia EMC sponsor the “Touchstone Energy
Student of the Month” program at Fullington Academy. Recognizing that the
students today are the leaders of tomorrow, Middle Georgia EMC partners with
our faculty to select students in grades 1-5 with exceptional qualities of
academic achievement and work ethic throughout each month. Each student is
presented with a t-shirt, provided by Middle Georgia EMC. Congratulations to
the May Students!
1st Grade: Jaye Beth Womble2nd Grade: Jorden Bloodworth
3rd Grade: Ava Greer
4th Grade: Lauren  Blake
5th Grade: Camille Tyndal Pictured:Front Row, L to R: Jaye Beth Womble, Jorden BloodworthBack Row, L to R: Camille Tyndal, Ava Greer, Lauren Blake