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OFTC Spring 2014 Scholar Lists Announced

OFTC Spring 2014 Scholar Lists Announced

Dr. Lloyd Horadan, President of Oconee Fall Line Technical College, is pleased to announce the 198 students on the President’s List and 370 students on the Dean’s List for the 2014 spring term.

To be eligible for the President's List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher with a course load of at least 12 credit hours during the semester. To be eligible for the Dean's List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.0 with a course load of at least 7 credit hours during the semester. 

School board eyes condemnation of Ingram property

School board eyes condemnation of Ingram property

Monroe County's school board is moving to condemn 12 acres belonging to developer Otis Ingram, saying it wants the land to straighten the main road into Mary Persons from Hwy. 41 for buses.

MPHS automotive service students compete at Ford

MPHS automotive service students compete at Ford

MPHS AST Seniors Sean Henderson and Caleb Turnbow competed at the 2014 Ford Motor Company/AAA Student Auto Skills Challenge State Hands-On Competition in Atlanta. Teams raced to beat the clock to correctly diagnose and repair a deliberately "bugged" 2014 Ford Fiesta SE. The MPHS team scored the highest along with nine other teams statewide on a written online exam to qualify for the hands-on state competition.

The Ford/AAA Auto Skills competition offers millions of dollars in scholarships and prizes to high school juniors and seniors who want careers as automotive service technicians.

Our local Ford dealership, Trophy Ford and AST instructor, Dwain Evans, helped students practice for the competition by allowing them to use a Ford Fiesta SE. Henderson and Turnbow placed tenth.

Mercer Bears pep up Hubbard Elementary

Mercer Bears pep up Hubbard Elementary

On Friday, April 25, five Mercer Bears' basketball players visited Hubbard Elementary. During the pep rally, the students cheered about ways to get ready for the CRCT. The students were reminded to go to bed early and eat a good breakfast to be prepared for testing.

The Mercer Bears impressed students with their basketball skills and told students what areas they have chosen as their majors. The Hubbard Tigers greatly appreciate the time that the Mercer Men's Basketball team spent with us.
--Courtesy of Misti Sikes

Four Monroe students named DAR Youth Citizenship Medal Winners

Four Monroe students named DAR Youth Citizenship Medal Winners

The Monroe County School System named four students this year as the DAR Youth Citizenship Medal Winners.

They are:

  • Gabe Hogan at K.B. Sutton Elementary School
  • Sarah Boyer at Samuel E. Hubbard Elementary School
  • Josie Leatherman at T.G. Scott Elementary School
  • Natalie Pippin at Monroe County Middle School

The four will be honored at the May 13 Board of Education meeting.

Monroe County restaurant ratings

Monroe County restaurant ratings

See how Monroe County restaurants rated with the Georgia Department of Health from March 25-April 25:

  • 100-Rum Creek Pizza
  • 99-Wendy's
  • 99-Taco Bell
  • 97-Miss Hattie's Kitchen and Bakery
  • 97-Twila Faye's Tea Room
  • 96-Ann's Deli
  • 96-Grits Cafe
  • 96-Lockett's Country Cooking
  • 96-Subway N. Lee St.
  • 95-Subway in Walmart
  • 95-Dairy Queen
  • 92-Big Chic
  • 92-Captain D's
  • 92-Hong Kong Palace
  • 90-El Tajado
  • 90-Hardee's
  • 90-Waffle House, 444 Tift College Dr.
  • 89-Waffle House, N. Lee Street

Monroe County Special Olympics date set

Monroe County Special Olympics date set

Monroe County Special Olympics is set for Friday, May 2 at Mary Persons High School Track.

Participants will compete from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.