In fall 2005, schools throughout Georgia began implementing a new mathematics curriculum, the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS), for mathematics.
When Governor Sonny Perdue signed Georgia's $21.1 billion budget for fiscal 2009, it contained $6 million for Local Assistance Grants (LAG), funds appropriated and allocated to a specific recipient or local government for a specific purpose. Lawmakers try to use the fact that these handouts are a relatively small part of the state budget - about 0.03 percent the '09 budget - to defend the spending.
With the price of gasoline escalating at a dizzying pace, it's tempting for our elected leaders to say things the public may interpret as a solution to the economic nightmare from which America cannot awake. For example, President Bush on Wednesday urged Congress to lift a long-standing ban on offshore oil drilling. And Sen. John McCain, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, Monday made lifting the ban a key part of his campaign. Bush's ...
We believe it's good news that Pembroke officials plan on launching another festival to replace the ill fated Balloon Fest - a great idea in theory but one which ultimately was unable to make a go of it.
Suspicious vehicle June 20 – A deputy patrolling on Hwy. 17 near "Full Gospel Church" spotted what he termed a suspicious vehicle. The 1999 Chevy Silverado was parked behind the church, it was unlocked and keys were on the seat, the incident report said. In addition, "in plain view there (were) two rifles on the back seat." Attempts to contact the owner were unsuccessful. The guns and keys were confiscated. <p ...
Blood drive A community blood drive will be held Wed., June 25, 2-7 p.m. at Pembroke City Hall. Those who donate will be eligible to enter for a chance to win a $750.00 gas card. Please bring a photo ID with you. Education forum An Education Policy Forum is being held for local school board candidates and state legislative candidates, hosted by the ...
Last week more than 30 business and community leaders gathered at the new J. Dixie Harn Community Center as the City of Pembroke hosted the North Bryan Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) for a Business After Hours.
Pembroke's American Legion Post 164 has been busy lately. In the first photo, members held a color guard ceremony at the Memorial Day Blue Grass Festival in Guyton. Pictured left to right are Joe Lewis, Senior Vice Commander; Billy Marshall, Commander; B.J. Clark, Adjutant; and Thomas Bacon, Junior Vice Commander.
StanChelle Patterson, granddaughter of Clarence and Ossie Belle Patterson graduated from the University of Pittsburgh on April 27. StanChelle Patterson was a dual major and finished with a bachelor of arts in rhetorical communication and a bachelor of science in business. She also obtained a minor in history during her four years at the university. She graduated with above a 3.0 grade point average while balancing other student activities. She was a ...
Summer is officially here, which means, among other things, that you should apply sunscreen when you go out in the hot sun. But no matter what the season, you'll also need to protect yourself from another potential source of burns -"hot" stocks.
What's the Scoop Cafe re-opened June 9 at its new location at the Crossroads Center located at 2591 Highway 17.
Edsel Drive has some new residents to boast about. I joined in the celebration of the ribbon cutting at Mrs. T's Baked Goods last week. Tasty treats were available for all to enjoy. A different and welcome addition to the traditionally industrial section within the city limits. On Thursday, PocketMedia, formerly located on Frances Meeks, will hold an open house to showcase their new space on Edsel. And what a space it is.
I leave the farm in the dark and drive thirty miles to Jesup, through wisps of lowland fog, and park at the dilapidated train station. The building looks as if it suffered a fire and now it is rotting away, boulder-sized holes in its low-reaching roof.
As Georgia's 2008 political campaign scene develops, the missed opportunity for state Democrats becomes increasingly clear. A recent poll showed competition in a Georgia presidential campaign for the first time since 1996.
Chris Hatcher took a deep breath, smiled and confirmed the mounting speculation: Antonio Henton is officially an Eagle.
College Foundation's 10th annual Opportunity Award Gala.
The sugar rush can't come soon enough for Richmond Hill sweets factory, All Things Chocolate and More.
Carl Evans Swain, 41, of Jasper, Ala., is being held as part of a Fort Stewart murder investigation, according to a release from the FBI's Birmingham office.
Magdalena Bresson and other staff members took their cameras out to Saturday's parade in Richmond Hill.
Police here are still investigating the cause of death of a 23-year-old who was found dead last week in the parking lot of Steamer's Restaurant, but two arrest warrants have been issued in relation to the case.
Dec. 14: Winter Muster at Fort McAllister - Celebrate the final battle of the Confederate troops from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fort McAllister. The battle will take place at 5 p.m. A self-guided tour will be held right after the battle at which time the visitors will view the destruction of war first hand. Admission is charged. Call 727-2339 for information.
Carl Evans Swain, 41, of Jasper, Ala., is being held as part of an investigation into a death on Fort Stewart last week, according to a release from the FBI's Birmingham office.
Property owners and real-estate agents in Coastal Georgia are bracing for rising insurance rates due to federal legislation that has changed the way the National Flood Insurance Program operates. The new law is phasing out some subsidized rates, such as for vacation homes, and will raise insurance premiums for those properties at most risk of severe or repeated flooding.
Pembroke flipped the switch on its annual Christmas celebration last Saturday, literally.
In what has become an annual kickoff to Richmond Hill's Christmas festivities, thousands of people enjoyed the Chili Cook-Off in J. F. Gregory Park on a balmy evening Friday.
It was an unseasonably warm Saturday morning on the day of the 18th annual Richmond Hill Christmas parade, but that didn't stop thousands of people from lining Ford Avenue and other streets along the parade route in the hopes of catching an unblocked view of the procession.
John McCallum, a candidate for Congress in Georgia's 1st District, recently announced his candidacy to a crowd of more than 300 people from throughout southeast Georgia at an event at his home in Glynn County.
This holiday season is my most favorite time of the year. Thanksgiving Day has come and gone, but not in our hearts, for we always give thanks for so much.
Oh, the stories people tell. Not always good ones, mind you, but the kind that will make you fall down on your knees and thank the good Lord up above that you don't have a story like that.
I was in a pretty good mood leaving home one hot summer morning. When I arrived at the intersection on Ford Avenue at Highway 17, I sat waiting about 10 cars back, looking up the line, hoping sometime soon to make a right turn.