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Houston Co. BOE Offers Adult Computer Classes


The Houston County School System will offer basic computer classes free of charge to our adult community again this coming school year.  

Seven sessions of three classes each will be offered at seven different schools beginning on the following dates:  Sept. 12, Oct. 17, Nov. 7, Jan. 9, Feb. 6, March 5 and April 9.  Classes meet 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday evenings.  Each site will accept a maximum of 56 participants with the exception of the Crossroads Center which is limited to 22 participants.

The Schedule:


Northside High School:

September 12

September 19

September 26

Perry High School: 

October 17

October 24

October 31

Career Academy:

November 7

November 14

November 28

Houston County High School:

January 9

January 23

Museum Hosts STEM Day: Engineers & Scientists Work with Youth


The Museum of Aviation is planning a Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Day for kids in Grades 1-5 on Saturday, August 13. Students will have the opportunity to work with real scientists and engineers from the Middle Georgia Community to make a solar powered robot, build a bridge or skyscraper and just have fun with “Cool Challenges.” 

That's according to a Museum of Aviation news release.

The Georgia Kids’ STEM Day will be held in the Museum’s Century of Flight Hangar from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM and includes lunch and activity supplies. The cost to attend is $35.

State Chamber Holds Congressional Luncheon in Perry


The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Congressional Luncheon on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry. A reception sponsored by The Coca Cola Company will begin at 11:00 a.m. with lunch following at 12:00 noon. 

This year’s luncheon will feature a conversation with Senator Johnny Isakson and Congressman Tom Price entitled “Business in Washington: Is D.C. on Your Side?”

The Congressional Luncheon is one of the Georgia Chamber’s premier annual events and hosts over 1,000 guests and elected officials from throughout the state of Georgia.

For more information, please contact the Georgia Chamber of Commerce or call 404-223-2264. 



License Plate Revote Opens Monday


ATLANTA (AP) -- The public is again invited to weigh in on Georgia's new license plate design. 

Online voting will reopen at 3 p.m. Monday.

Gov. Nathan Deal had planned to announce the winner of an earlier design contest last Friday, but the state scrapped its plans over public confusion on whether the motto "In God We Trust" would be on the plate.

10 Tips To Help Parents & Teens on Facebook

10 Tips To Help Parents &  Teens on Facebook

Until last year, I had thought facebook was a tool for just teenagers and young adults.  They grew up with technology that we (40’s-ish) cannot comprehend.  Before I got the “aha” about Facebook, I thought that it was for people who wanted to vent about their day.  To our teens it’s so much more than that- It’s about identity (their own and everyone else’s).  Their Facebook page is an extension of their personalities, with games, pictures (and lots of them), status, friends, a place to vent, likes and dislikes. 

 What we (40’s-ish) do not understand is how to protect them.  They have so much information out there on the net that it could come back to haunt them one day.  So I began to look into this and this is what I found:

Georgia License Plate Winner to be Named

Three finalists have been named in the license plate design contest.

Governor Nathan Deal, Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle and State Revenue Commissioner Douglas MacGinnitie announce the winner Friday, July 15.

How Houston Co. Ranks Healthwise

Have you seen the 2011 national health rating for your county? 

Houston County is ranked 17 out 156 counties in the state of Georgia.

You can see how Houston County compares nationally and statewide in arenas such as mortality, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, as well as in physical environment.