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Community Forum On Twiggs Virtual School Program to be Held

Community Forum On Twiggs Virtual School Program to be Held

A community forum on the Twiggs County Public Schools Virtual Program will be held July 27 at 10 a.m. at the Dry Branch Fire Station.  That's according to a news release sent out by the school district Thursday.  The Twiggs online school, beginning Fall 2013, is open to students in Twiggs, Bleckley, Wilkinson, Bibb, Houston, Baldwin, Jones, and Peach Counties.

The online school is free and will be hosted by K12, the instruction provider for the Georgia Cyber Academy and other online programs in Georgia.  For more information, call the Twiggs Board of Education Office at 478-945-327.

Tax Free Holiday Weekend Arrives After School Starts

(ATLANTA) -- With a new school year just weeks away, the Georgia Department of Revenue is holding its "back to school" sales tax holiday August 9-10. 

The weekend, however, comes after more than fifty thousand Central Georgia students have returned to school.

Students in Bibb and Houston schools are scheduled to return to class on Thursday, August 1.

There was an attempt by some lawmakers to move the dates to August first and second, but the proposal was attached to another bill Governor Nathan Deal vetoed for reasons that had nothing to do with the sales tax holiday. So, the dates for the second weekend in August stand.

Houston County Schools Release Meet & Greet Schedule

Houston County Schools Release Meet & Greet Schedule

The Houston County school system has scheduled Meet and Greets at each school!

It's an opportunity for parents and students to meet their teachers before the big day: the first day of school.

Here's the schedule, from the Board of Education's news release: 
(in alphabetical order)

Huntington Middle Principal Selected Second VP for Ga. Association of Principals

Huntington Middle Principal Selected Second VP for Ga. Association of Principals

Huntington Middle School Principal Dr. Gwendolyn Taylor has been selected as the Second Vice President of the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals (GASSP). She was chosen after serving for a year as the State Coordinator on the GASSP Board of Directors.  The one-year term begins this July and will be followed by service as First Vice President and then President of GASSP.

“I am very honored to be selected to serve as Second Vice President of GASSP for the state,” remarked Dr. Taylor.  “I look forward to this position and will represent Georgia to the best of my abilities.”

Melton Callahan, Executive Director of GASSP, appointed Dr. Taylor to this position with the approval of Superintendent Dr. Robin Hines.  “This is a major role on our leadership team,” wrote Callahan to Hines.  “She has served us well as State Coordinator in State and National events and has been a great representative for Houston County BOE.”

Warner Robins High Hosts Cheerleading Mini-Camp

Warner Robins High Hosts Cheerleading Mini-Camp

Warner Robins High Cheerleading Mini-Camp

Boys and girls ages 4 to 13 (Pre-K to rising 8th graders)

August 24

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

$40

WRHS Multi-Purpose Building

For more information, visit this link: http://www.hcbe.net/media/489639/wrhs%20mini%20camp%20june%202013.pdf.

Chamber Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Genesis Academy for Kids

Chamber Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Genesis Academy for Kids

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a Ribbon Cutting for Genesis Academy for Kids.

Chamber to Host Mayoral Forum for Warner Robins Candidates

Chamber to Host Mayoral Forum for Warner Robins Candidates

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased host the 2013 Mayoral Forum for the City of Warner Robins.  The event will be held on Tuesday, September 10th from 6-7p.m. in the auditorium at the Warner Robins Campus of Central Georgia Technical College, located at 80 Cohen Walker Drive.

This event is designed to be an official platform in which the candidates vying for the seat as Mayor of Warner Robins can present their official platform as well as discuss issues of city-wide concern.  The program will feature brief remarks from candidates, followed by a moderated question-and-answer session.  

“We feel that it is an important opportunity for constituents to hear from the candidates,” said Chamber President, Morgan Law.  “We look forward to hearing about their plans, particularly as it relates to the Robins Region’s business community.”