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Forsyth native Weaver is named Teacher of Year

Forsyth native Weaver is named Teacher of Year

Heather Duffey Weaver is the Teacher of the Year at Heritage Elementary School in Spring Hill, Tenn., where she teaches first grade. Weaver is a 1997 graduate of Mary Persons High School and is the daughter of Betty Jane Wilson of Juliette and Mickey Duffey of Forsyth and the daughter-in-law of Mike and Sarah Weaver of Forsyth. Heather and  her husband, Justin, have three children, Andie, Waylon and Sara Claire.

Bank Stephens' Pierson awarded Southern Rivers' grant

Bank Stephens' Pierson awarded Southern Rivers' grant

Marjorie Pierson of Banks Stephens Campus Monroe County Middle School was awarded $783 through Southern Rivers Energy’s Bright Idea teacher grant program during the last week of October for her project, “Book Club.” The grant will be used to begin a reading club in which students will work in teams to explore several books in preparation for a district and state competition.

Pierson was surprised by SRE personnel Bobby Ferris and Erin Cook with a big check, balloons, flowers and a goody bag. Joining in the surprise presentation were (from left) Assistant Superintendent Mike Hickman; Ferris; Cook; Pierson; and Principal Jay Johnston.

Navigator Coming to Forsyth to help with Healthcare Questions

Navigator Coming to Forsyth to help with Healthcare Questions

A health navigator from the University of Georgia will be at the Monroe County Middle School Banks Stephens campus cafeteria from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7 to teach Monroe Countians about the new Health Insurance Marketplace.

Solar Panels Go to Work for Monroe Co. Schools

Solar Panels Go to Work for Monroe Co. Schools

Monroe County Middle School principal Jay Johnston cut the ribbon for new solar panels at the Banks Stephens campus to officially begin generating energy on Sept. 26. The solar panels were installed by Central Georgia EMC and Green Power EMC as part of their Sun Power for Schools program.

5K Benefits Mary Persons Students

5K Benefits Mary Persons Students

The Give 5 Club at Mary Persons High School is hosting a "Running for Resources" 5K road race to benefit Monroe County students in need on Saturday, Nov. 2, with a fun run at 8:30 a.m. and 5K at 9 a.m. Cost of the race is $20. To pre-register visit http://www.macontracks.com or http://mphs.monroe.k12.ga.us to print out a race form and mail it to the school. You can register the day of the race.

Give 5 needs sponsors for the race and volunteers.

Race shirts are guaranteed for pre-registered participants. 

Join the fun and help students succeed in Monroe County!

Junior Journalist Honored at Monroe County BOE Meeting

Junior Journalist Honored at Monroe County BOE Meeting

Monroe County's Samantha Walton was honored at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday for her new role as a 13WMAZ Junior Journalists.

Free Teen Driving Course This Saturday

Free Teen Driving Course This Saturday

The Macon Kiwanis Club will be hosting a Teen Driving Road-eo on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Hutchings Career Center, 2004 Riverside Drive, Macon. This free event is open to middle Georgia teens ages 15 and 16 who have a driver’s license or learner’s permit. It will teach participants driving maneuverability skills through a series of interactive learning stations.

Other highlights will include defensive driving with a skid car, a Jaws of Life demo, and a rollover simulator. Sponsors of this event include: The Georgia Public Safety Training Center, the Georgia State Patrol, the Macon Police, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, GEICO Insurance, Davis-McEver Allstate Insurance, Georgia Power, the Medical Center of Georgia, Riverside Ford Lincoln, Ackerman Wrecker Service, Harveys Supermarket, and Attorney Lester Miller.