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Bonaire Elementary student wins district's spelling bee

Bonaire Elementary student wins district's spelling bee

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – Bonaire Elementary School fifth-grader Rebecca Kenny won the Houston County Board of Education 2014 Spelling Bee today.  She was the top speller out of 28 contestants, winning with the correct spelling of the final word “alcohol.” 

Mossy Creek Middle School seventh-grader Keerti Soundappan won second place.  The word missed prior to Rebecca being declared the winner was “pitchblende.”  Nicole Tayag, an eighth- grader at Bonaire Middle School, won third place. 

Rebecca and Keerti (pictured from left) will both compete at the District 6 Spelling Bee at Fort Valley State University on Mar. 1, 2014.  If for some reason Rebecca or Keerti is unable to compete in the District Bee competition, Nicole will represent her school system.  The District Bee winner and runner-up will advance to the GAE State Spelling Bee, which will be held at Georgia State University in Atlanta on Mar. 21, 2014, beginning at 11:00 a.m. 

Central Ga. school closings for Tuesday, Wednesday

Central Ga. school closings for Tuesday, Wednesday

SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Baldwin, early release on Tuesday, elementary school at 11:30 a.m.; middle school and high school, noon. Closed Wednesday

Bibb, staff only on Tuesday. Closed Wednesday.

Bleckley, staff only on Tuesday. Closed Wednesday.

Houston County schools close Tuesday

Houston County schools close Tuesday

Houston County Schools are closed Tuesday for staff and students.

Parents speak out about school zoning plan

Parents speak out about school zoning plan

 

Dozens of parents filed into Perry High's auditorium to voice their concerns on the board's rezoning proposal.

54 drivers ticketed using bus cameras

54 drivers ticketed using bus cameras

Drivers, don't say you weren't warned.

Houston County placed cameras on five buses last year to catch drivers illegally passing them, when stop arms are extended.

Transportation Director Tom Walmer says they want to add the cameras to 20 more buses.

Bus driver Debra Masa liked the idea from the start. She said, "I was really excited, because I don't want to see any child getting hurt."

On her Highway 96 route, she says cars pass the stop arm illegally most everyday; twice Friday morning.

Masa said, "Lights were flashing and 55 miles per hour."

Houston County Middle School Idol

Houston County Middle School Idol

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – The Houston County Middle School Idol will be held Jan. 9, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at Feagin Mill Middle School in the cafeteria.  Tickets will be $10 at the door.

The final performers, who were chosen after two auditions, are listed below by school.

·         Feagin Mill Middle:  Taylor Johnson, Adlih Leggette, Julian Santos, Grace Thomas and

     Alex Williams.

·         Mossy Creek Middle:  Cacee Clowers and Mary Grace Moore.

·         Perry Middle:  Sherlon Farmer, Madeline Geiger and Emma O'Neal.

·         Thomson Middle:  Daisy Astudillo, Taylor Beasley, Aria Buzhardt, Kiri Connell, Holden Mathison, Curtis Noles and Mishael Smith.

School, day care closings in Central Georgia

School, day care closings in Central Georgia

Here is the list of school and daycare closings for Monday, January 6:

Apple Tree Academy - CLOSED

Bibb County - CLOSED

Care-A-Lot Learning - CLOSED