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THOMASVILLE — Thomas County Central High School senior Deep Patel recently received a $1,000 scholarship from Grady EMC for his selection to its sponsored event, the Washington Youth Tour. John Long, president/CEO of Grady EMC, and Adam Starr of Grady EMC Marketing and Member Services gave P…

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THOMASVILLE — Thomas County Central High School senior Deep Patel recently received a $1,000 scholarship from Grady EMC for his selection to its sponsored event, the Washington Youth Tour. John Long, president/CEO of Grady EMC, and Adam Starr of Grady EMC Marketing and Member Services gave P…

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THOMASVILLE -- Brookwood School’s 2021 commencement speaker will be Russell Turner. Turner is a Pelham native and 1985 graduate of Brookwood whose family furniture business has been a staple in the area for decades. 

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THOMASVILLE — When Joy Knop was looking for a project her Scholars Academy leadership class students could invest themselves in, she found a perfect match with Never Lost.

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The Thomas County Central Audio-Video Technology and Film Department, also known as Broadcasting, was recently awarded top-prizes at the statewide SkillsUSA competition with a gold and silver medal performance in two areas, broadcast news and audio/radio production respectively.

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Each year Thomas University honors its exceptional supporters with the annual Forbes Society Awards. Normally the awards are presented during a dinner to recognize the recipients’ service to TU. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, no dinner was held and this year’s awards were presente…

THOMASVILLE — Despite a truncated schedule, social distancing, and quarantines that limit rehearsal time, Thomas County Central High School Bands program upholds the highest standards. Whether through performances, instruction, or scholarships, its youth musicians prove a pandemic’s caesura,…

THOMASVILLE — In late March, Mrs. Crocker’s Junior Kindergarten class at Brookwood School had fun with kites in conjunction with learning the letter “K.” Students made their own paper kites and ran up and down the Mason Green, centered on Brookwood’s campus, to watch them take flight!

Seven Georgia 4-H’ers from Grady County participated in the virtual 2021 National 4-H Youth Summit on Agri-Science, connecting with other youth from around the country to learn about emerging issues and careers in agriculture, food security and sustainability.

THOMASVILLE — On Thursday, March 25, 2021 Brookwood School second grade and Foundations of Innovation students filed into Warrior Stadium to participate in the 6th Annual Ikidarod relay. 

Cross Creek Elementary students submitted winning entries for the first Presidents Day Visual and Language Arts competition sponsored by the Jimmy Carter National Historic Park. The theme of the competition was "A Journey of Excellence: The Extraordinary Life of President Jimmy Carter." Stud…

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THOMASVILLE — Thomasville City Council took action Monday that will put a $42 million school bond question on the November general election ballot.

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THOMASVILLE -- The Brookwood School Class of 2021 dedicated their senior yearbook, The Warrior, to Dr. Jeremy Kasten. Dr. Kasten has worked at Brookwood for six years as a Middle and Upper School Spanish teacher. Additionally, he is an assistant coach for football and girls basketball. 

THOMASVILLE — Brookwood School students traveled last Tuesday to the Central Baptist Church in Americus, Ga., for the GISA Region 3-AAA Literary competition. Members participated in a variety of events. Results are listed below. All first and second place finishers will compete in the virtua…

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THOMASVILLE — One South Georgia Superintendent is literally giving members of her staff "a shot in the arm" as she has joined the ranks of the school’s nursing staff to administer life-saving COVID-19 vaccines to school employees.

The annual Kids Heart Challenge, sponsored by the American Heart Association, was held recently at Cross Creek Elementary. This year, students raised $4,073.00. 

STATESBORO, GA — Georgia Southern University recently recognized approximately 2,420 students for excellence in academics on the fall 2020 President's List. To be eligible for the President's List, a student must have at least a 4.0 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the…

THOMASVILLE — Each year, Brookwood School kindergarten students participate in the Flat Stanley project to help increase reading and writing skills as well as learn about different cultures and places. At the beginning of the project, students listen to John Brown’s book Flat Stanley during …

THOMASVILLE — Thomas County is in Maria Pittman’s DNA. Born and raised here, she graduated from Thomas County Central High School in 2017. This year, she returned to her alma mater as its newest art instructor.

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Bishop Hall Charter School students recently designed bags and filled them with goodies and bottled water to show their appreciation to essential workers. FBLA students raised the funds to cover the project. Faculty and staff members at Bishop Hall were the first to receive the gifts. Studen…

THOMASVILLE — The Warrior basketball season is well underway. To celebrate the season, Upper School Student Government Association (SGA) members created a basketball Homecoming week- Hoop-coming! SGA members curated a weeks worth of dress up days for Middle and Upper School students to parti…

THOMASVILLE — Early voting in a March education special purpose local option sales tax began Monday and continues through Friday, March 12.

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For the fourth year in a row Thomas University has again been named a Top 10 Military Friendly School® this time for 2021-2022. For the second year in a row, TU ranked No. 8 in the Top 10 List for private universities that do not offer doctorate degrees. TU has been named to the Military Fri…

Starting fall semester 2021, Thomas University will begin offering a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science. The degree will be offered on-campus and will provide students with a wide range of hands-on coursework including required science classes to prepare students for advanced gr…

ATLANTA, GA — The following students earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for Fall 2020 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have earned a 4.0 academic average for the semester.

ROME, Ga. — Shorter University has announced students named to the dean's list during the fall semester of 2020. To achieve this honor, students must have been enrolled full time and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term.

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THOMASVILLE – Selected among four outstanding youth, Ka’Mya Haywood has been named the Youth of the Year by Marguerite Neel Williams Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Georgia. The Youth of the Year title is a prestigious honor bestowed upon an exemplary young person in recognition of leade…

THOMASVILLE — For the first time since the 2003-2004 season, Thomas County Central High School Drama program’s one act play won the Georgia High School Association Region 1-4A One Act competition. The TC Masquers took the top prize at the annual event held at Westover High School in Albany.

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THOMASVILLE — Entering her second year as chairman of the Thomasville City Board of Education, Kejar Butler is plagued by a constant.

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THOMASVILLE — The Thomasville City Board of Education selected the Georgia School Board Association to find a superintendent to replace Superintendent Ben Wiggins.

The eighth grade class has been reading Elie Wiesel’s autobiography, “Night,” as they study the Holocaust. In an effort to illustrate the need for cooperation and empathy among Jewish prisoners, students participated in a simulation of the cattle car transports to the concentration camps.

Jaleigh Hurst, fifth-grade student at Thomas County Middle School and member of Thomas County 4H, is no stranger to livestock shows. In January, Hurst competed at the Cattleman's Congress Steer Show in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where she was the only exhibitor representing the southeastern Un…

Eighth grade MERIT students at Thomas County Middle School recently participated in the Stock Market Game, an online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students grades 4-12 in the world of economics, investing, and personal finance. The game also helps prepare students for…

THOMASVILLE — Celebrating the founding spirit of an iconic brand that has brought joy, wonder, and innovation to kitchen tables and lunch boxes for 100 years, Wonder® Bread has announced the $100,000 "Wonder of Science" initiative to support ongoing scientific learning for students across America.

TCMS students won many awards in The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Junior American Citizens annual competition. There were 45 winners from Thomas County Middle School for the Thomasville chapter. Nineteen of those winners took first place and will advance to state competition th…

DAHLONEGA, GA — Kimberly Burns of Boston and seven other UNG students were awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The program enables students who are eligible for the Pell grant to study or intern abroad for at least three weeks and gain skills critical to national securi…

DAHLONEGA, GA — Aidan Crawford of Coolidge was one of 48 cadets who began their time as University of North Georgia (UNG) cadets with Freshman Recruit Orientation Group (FROG) Week during Jan. 5-10.

KENNESAW, GA — Kennesaw State University congratulates the more than 7,000 students named to the fall 2020 Dean's List. Undergraduate students enrolled in at least nine credit hours and with a grade point average of at least 3.5 were named to the list.

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