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STAR teachers and students honored

STAR teachers and students honored

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – The Perry and Robins Regional and Chambers of Commerce will host the annual Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Student and STAR Teacher recognition program on Feb. 5, 2014, at 5:30 p.m.  The program and reception will be at Central Georgia Technical College in Building A’s auditorium. During the program, STAR students and their teachers will be recognized, and the district winner will be announced for the first time. 

 

The 2014 STAR Students and Teachers from the Houston County School System are:

  • Houston County High:  Willa M. Wang and teacher Sherin Hinnant;
  •  Northside High:  Hunter Riley Craft and teacher Patricia Ogletree;
  • Perry High:  Jacob Allen Turner and teacher Debra Anderson;
  • Veterans High:  Emily Megan Deyton and teacher Jeremy William
  • Warner Robins High:  Brendan Kennedy and teacher Louis Leskosky.

 

David Ragan to race at SpeedFest this weekend

David Ragan to race at SpeedFest this weekend

Next month the Superbowl of NASCAR season kicks off with the Daytona 500.

Unadilla native David Ragan is in Cordele this weekend for a tune-up of sorts.

He along with Jeff Burton and Joe Nemechek will race Sunday in Speedfest.

Saturday is qualifying and Sunday the guys will race it out over 325 laps on the concrete that stretches about three tenths of a mile.

MLK to get new memorial at Ga. State Capitol

MLK to get new memorial at Ga. State Capitol

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- After more than 80 years as the Georgia State Capitol's most prominent statue, the likeness of 19th century white supremacist politician and newspaperman Tom Watson was quietly removed the day after Thanksgiving.

That prompted some civil rights leaders to ask that it be replaced with a statue of Martin Luther King, Jr.

State Representative Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta) even introduced a bill to make it happen.

Scamming targeting Byron drivers

Scamming targeting Byron drivers

Byron police say they're looking for two men they say are targeting travelers and the elderly with a car-repair scam.

A police news release says the men spray brake fluid behind people's back tires. They tell the drivers they have a brake-line leak and that the car is dangerous to drive.

They also tell the drivers that they are mechanics at Jeff Smith Ford and Chevrolet in Byron, and one presents a fake ID.

Job openings in Central Georgia

Job openings in Central Georgia

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ toshare several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Houston County's special athletes show off basketball skills

Houston County's special athletes show off basketball skills

Special athletes from Houston County's middle and high schools took part in their Special Olympics Friday.

Veterans High School held the Winter Games in the gym. This year, 350 students signed up for the basketball competition.

The Houston Special Olympic Games happen three times a year, in fall, winter and spring.

Brenda Arnett, an adaptive physical education specialist for Houston County explained why the games are worth having every year, "It means so much to them. That's all they talk about. They drive the teachers crazy."

After playing as a team, the players practiced their dribbling, shooting and passing skills.

Leslie Allen, a local coordinator for the games, said, "It feels really great because our participation has increased. When students participate in Special Olympics, it helps the student physically, but it also helps the students grow socially and emotionally."

Job openings in Central Georgia

Job openings in Central Georgia

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ toshare several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.