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Football Banquet Features UGA Player Guest Speaker

Football Banquet Features UGA Player Guest Speaker

Macon County's football fall banquet is January 24th at the the high school.

University of Georgia's former William Wynn will speak.

Gov. Deal Plans to Increase HOPE Funding

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is proposing to increase funding for the HOPE Scholarship program after the start of the 2013 legislative session Monday.

WSB-TV reports Deal is looking to increase funding to the scholarship program by 3 percent because of growing Georgia Lottery revenues.

The program's budget was cut two years ago and students who were offered full scholarships received 90 percent of their tuition.

The HOPE Scholarship program also funds pre-kindergarten programs in the state.

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Telegraph's Publisher Leaving to Head United Way

Telegraph publisher George McCanless is leaving the newspaper next month to head to the United Way of Central Georgia.

That's according to a news release from the United Way.

McCanless will become president and CEO of the local United Way. The agency serves local charities in Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Hancock, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Macon, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Twiggs, Washington and Wilkinson counties.

He replaces Ron Watson, who retires at the end of 2012 after 28 years as president and CEO.

McCanless has been the Telegraph's publisher since 2008. The newspaper credits him with guiding the partnership with Mercer University that created the new Center for Collaborative Journalism.

The United Way's statement:

Fullington Academy's November Students of the Month

Fullington Academy's November Students of the Month
We are very proud to have Middle Georgia EMC sponsor the “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 November Students!  1st Grade: Ayden Godfrey2nd Grade: Mary Katherine Cross3rd Grade: Caleb Hudson4th Grade: Sarah Beth Thompson5th Grade: Scout Weesner

 

Fullington Academy's October Students of the Month

Fullington Academy's October Students of the Month
We are very proud to have Middle Georgia EMC sponsor the “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 October Students:  1st Grade: Jazmyn Fine, 2nd Grade: Jacob Jones, 3rd Grade: Jon Eric Watson, 4th Grade: Skylar Bailey,5th Grade: Dave Patel 

 

Dooly, Macon County Schools Named Among High Progress Title I Schools

Dooly, Macon County Schools Named Among High Progress Title I Schools

Fourteen Central Georgia schools have been named among the Highest Performing and High Progress Title I schools in the state.

Schools on the list have the "biggest academic gains by students in the last three years." Schools with large achievement gaps were not included, according to a Georgia Department of Education news release.

"Highest Performing" means that the the school is among the top five percent of Title I schools in in the State in student tests over a three-year period.

"High Progress" means that the school is among the top 10 percent of Title I schools in Georgia in improving student assessments over a three-year period.

The following Central Georgia Schools made the  "Highest Performing" list:

Bibb County:
--Alexander II Magnet School

Fullington Academy Announces 2012 Homecoming Court

Fullington Academy Announces 2012 Homecoming Court

Spirit Week is October 29-November 2nd!  After a full week of Spirit Days and Homecoming activities, we will crown our 2012 Homecoming Queen and Maid of Honor at the Football Game on Friday, November 2nd. This year’s court includes:  Top Row, L to R: Lex van Assendelft, Taylor Dickerson, Alyssa Edwards, Madison Warbington, Chelsea Pulsifer and Bottom Row, L to R: Brittnea Holland, Taylor Shugart, Jordan Bauldree, Samantha Hogg, Rachel Barron.