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Houston County Boasts Only Georgia Astronomy Program

Houston County Boasts Only Georgia Astronomy Program

 

The Houston County School System offers the only high school astronomy course taught in middle Georgia, with astronomy classes taught at Houston County High, Veterans High and Warner Robins High.  The program began at Houston County High School in 1999. 

That's according to a Houston County Board of Education news release.

Astronomy and Physical Science Teacher Joe Molyson has taught the class since 2004.  Currently 140 students are enrolled at Houston County High, and over 100 at Veterans and Warner Robins High.  Molyson said, “We are one of the largest, if not the largest, high school Astronomy Program in the Southeast.”

The course is one of several science tracks students must complete in the junior or senior year to graduate.  Theory is blended with extensive self-paced computer work and actual observations of astronomical objects. 

New Teachers Awarded Grants

New Teachers Awarded Grants

 

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – Jonathan Bates, an English teacher at Veteran’s High School, and Seth Reber, a math teacher at Perry High School, are among 40 of Georgia’s new teachers to receive a New Teacher Assistance Grant from Georgia Power.  Neal Rearden, Area Manager for Georgia Power, will present each teacher a $1,000 New Teacher Assistance Grant on Oct. 21, at 9:00 a.m., at the Houston County Board of Education central office in Perry.

Teacher nominations were submitted to Georgia Power by the 20 Georgia public colleges and universities that have a school of education.  Reber, a graduate of the University of West Georgia, was nominated by Dr. Judy Butler.  Bates, who graduated from Macon State College, was nominated by Dr. Daniel Kirk.    

Keep Warner Robins Beautiful Awards

Keep Warner Robins Beautiful Awards

 

Home of the Month

The home of Mr. John Stephens was selected by Keep Warner Robins Beautiful (KWRB) to receive the Home of the Month Award.  Pictured presenting the award is Francis Wilson (KWRB).  Also pictured (LtoR) are David Carr, Jack Steed, Susan Green and Terry Duernberger (all KWRB).

Business of the Month

Mossy Creek Festival Returns This Weekend

Mossy Creek Festival Returns This Weekend

The Semi-Annual Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival will be held on October 15 & 16, 2011.

Find the festival at 315M Lake Joy Road in Perry.

For a $5 admission fee, you'll find good ole country cooking, hayrides, animals and more.

Museum Announces Golf Tournament Results, Funds Raised

Museum Announces Golf Tournament Results, Funds Raised

 

Warner Robins, GA – The 22nd Annual Georgia Invitational Golf Tournament held at Robins Air Force Base September 22 and 23 was a another “great success” according to Museum of Aviation Foundation President Pat Bartness. 

More than 320 golfers and a long list of sponsors helped raise more than $305,000 for the Museum of Aviation. 

“In today’s economy that’s a successful tournament in anyone’s book,” said Bartness, who heads up the non-profit Foundation which raises money to support Museum Education and Development Programs.  The amount raised for all 22 tournaments now totals $5,665,000. During the event, players and sponsors had a chance to view the education facilities at the Museum which provided programs for more than 53,000 students in the last twelve months.

Habitat for Humanity Celebrates the Big 2-0

Habitat for Humanity Celebrates the Big 2-0

 

On Saturday, October 1st at 5 pm Houston County Habitat for Humanity will celebrate 20 years of delivering affordable housing to hardworking low-income families.  First United Methodist Church at 205 North Davis Drive will host the celebration service.  The theme for the evening is “20 Years 45 Homes – What will YOU Build?” 

Autumn: Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes Galore

Autumn: Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes Galore

Where to Go for Your Pumpkins:

  • Elliott Farms, Lizella: features a pumpkin patch, tractor hay rides, snacks, farm animals. Opens in October Call 478-935-8180 for more information.
  • Best Nursery's Pumpkin Patch, Harris County:  Open Oct 1-Nov 16. Call 706-327-1515 for information. 
  • Troup Corn, Laurens County: Features corn maze, hay ride, pumpkin patch and a mini-maze. Call 478-272-8170. Opens Saturday, Sept 24.
  • Twin Oaks Fun Farm, Monroe County. Features pumpkins and a corn maze. Open Oct. 1-Oct. 31
  • Our Cotton Pickin' Christmas Tree Farm, Hawkinsville. Check their Facebook page for updates.Pick your own pumpkin from the patch. Also enjoy cider or cocoa on the porch while the kids climb the hay mountain. Open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.