Our network

Schools

MGSC Opens Center for Non-Traditional Students

MGSC Opens Center for Non-Traditional Students

 

 

Middle Georgia State College is launching a Center for Adult Learners (CAL) to help more non-traditional students earn their degrees.

The center, based on the Macon Campus on the third floor of the Education Building, will hold a grand opening at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2. Some of the students the center will serve will be in attendance. 

The center, supported through College Access Challenge Grant funds awarded to Georgia by the U.S. Department of Education, will serve as a “one-stop-shop” that non-traditional students can turn to when they want to begin degree programs or complete those they started in the past.

Easter Bunny to Appear at Speedway This Weekend

Easter Bunny to Appear at Speedway This Weekend

Stock car races were rained out at Dublin-441 Speedway last Sat. Mar. 23rd.  This week race # 3 of the Pure Stock Mini Series will be presented along with regular racing in Late Model, Super Street, Bomber, Pure Stock & 440's.  Also, the Easter  Bunny  will arrive at the speedway  around 7 p.m. and remain there until 10:00 p.m. 

The Bunny will give out prizes to all young kids, including a bonus prize to some little one.

Bring the kids enjoy the Bunny and racing on Ga's. Finest 3/8 mile dirt oval!!! Gates open at 5, with racing at 7 p.m. Reg. adm: Adults-$10.00, & kids $5.00 for bleachers. $25.00 for adults, & $10.00 for kids in pits. For additional information log onto: www.441speedway.com or phone 912-690-2599 or 478-697-1223

OFTC Celebrates Women in History Month

OFTC Celebrates Women in History Month

The Student Government Association at Oconee Fall Line Technical College held a program honoring Women in History on Tuesday, March 19th at its South Campus in Dublin.

The program included former OFTC graduates who spoke about their experiences at the college and in the workforce that have propelled them to success.

Barbara Martin, an OFTC Early Childhood Care and Education graduate, spoke about the role of working women throughout history and their success.  She shared her story of going back to college, graduating and opening her own daycare center.  Barbara owns KIDS Kingdom Day Care Center in Dublin with a second center in Dublin to open in late March.

Dawn Tripp, an OFTC Air Conditioning Technology graduate, talked about barriers she has faced and overcome working in a mostly male-dominated field. Dawn and her husband own Indoor Climate Control & Refrigeration, Inc. in Eastman, Georgia, where she is a service technician.

TCSG Honors 28 Adult Learners with the 2013 EAGLE Award

TCSG Honors 28 Adult Learners with the 2013 EAGLE Award

Atlanta – The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) recently honored 28 of Georgia’s adult learners from throughout the state for their exceptional accomplishments and outstanding participation in the state’s adult education program.

Each year, the Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Award recognizes the educational achievement and outstanding leadership skills demonstrated by students who are in the process of studying for or have earned their GED® credential. The 28 EAGLE students were honored during the EAGLE Institute banquet at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta on March 19.

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

Where You Live is WMAZ's hyperlocal feature. This means that we are helping bring you more community-specific news more often.

We have websites for these communities:

Dooly-Macon County
Hancock-Putnam
Bleckley-Dodge-Pulaski
Twiggs
Sandersville
Milledgeville
Peach-Crawford
Gray-Jones
Forsyth-Monroe
Dublin
Perry 
Warner Robins
Macon
R
obins AFB

These community websites are a place for you and your community members to share information.

To join our team and share with folks just like yourself, all you have to do is email us your email address and name whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

From there, we set up an account for you. This account lets you log in to your community site and post photo galleries, concerts, community events, 100th birthday parties, your concerns, latest creative projects, how-to advice and anything else you want people in your area to know.

Once you have an account, here are some examples of how you can stay involved Where You Live:

(These are just ideas to get you started. Feel free to come up with your own blog ideas!)

  • Post about your hobby: 
    Exercise 
    Photography 
    Scrapbooking 
    Hunting 
    Fishing 
    Couponing 
    Music reviews 
    Movie reviews 
    Local fashion

 

  • Are you that person who always takes photos at the high school's football games or at community festivals?  You can log in with your new account and create a gallery to show off your photos on our site.
  • Have a story idea that may need a reporter in our newsroom? Send us a news tip by emailing eyewitnessnews@13wmaz.com
  • Where You Live is your space for public conversation.  Feel free to comment on others' articles. New ideas can crop up just from simple conversations with others.
  • See something bizarre around town? Take a (cell phone) photo and post it to your community site! Maybe someone else will know the background story.
  • Add an event to our community calendar. Click "Add an Event"  on your community site's event section.
  • Like" us on Facebook to include your local news, breaking news and weather warnings and watches in your Facebook feed.
  • Follow us on Twitter for breaking news and weather updates.

Three Minutes With Howard High Football Coach Barney Hester

Three Minutes With Howard High Football Coach Barney Hester

Barney Hester officially took over as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Howard High School earlier this month.

Coach Hester comes from Tattnall Square Academy, where he has led players to 11 state football championship titles since 1982. While at Tattnall, he served in such positions as Headmaster, Athletic Director, Head Football Coach, and Head Track Coach. As Head Track Coach, he also led the track team to at least five state championship victories.

Prior to his work at Tattnall, Coach Hester worked at Josey Academy and Gordon Ivey High School before joining the coaching staff at Georgia Southern University when the university first began its college program.

He is originally from Dublin, where he grew up playing football for East Laurens High School.

QUESTION: What made you decide to join the Bibb County School District?

OFTC Electronics Students Tour MAGE Solar

OFTC Electronics Students Tour MAGE Solar

Dublin, GA - Students from Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s Electronics and Electricians Assistant programs toured the campus of MAGE Solar’s North American Headquarters and the MAGE Solar Academy in Dublin on Wednesday, March 13th.  Students saw first-hand, the marriage of electronic devices with electrical power.
 
Students began with a tour of two exterior solar arrays – a car charging station and a ground mount array, both located at the Dublin facility.
 
“Solar is just one of the many fields open to our students once they complete a program in electronics and/or electricity,” said Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) Instructor Lee Radney. “It’s important for them to be familiar with this technology and its possibilities.”
 
OFTC teaches its students with a two-part approach: classroom instruction to understand the concepts and hands-on labs to apply their knowledge and establish a greater depth of understanding.