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Introducing the First Group of New Junior Journalists

The 13WMAZ "Surprise Squad" made its first stop of the day Monday to Banks Stephens Middle School in Forsyth.  That's where Annette St. Claire broke the news to Samantha Walton that she had been chosen as a junior journalist.

The second stop of the day was Alexander II in Macon, where fifth-grader Aman Boricha-Masand was told he also made the cut.

Then, it was off to Miller Middle School in Macon, where Hannah Bonney was also announced.

13WMAZ was there as the three of them called their parents, who weren't told beforehand that their child had been selected.

The junior journalists were selected among 120 kids auditioning in Macon and Warner Robins.

Youth Basketball Tournament in Forsyth

Youth Basketball Tournament in Forsyth

A youth basketball tournament takes place at Tift College in Forsyth on Saturday.

That's from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. as part of the Department of Corrections' Inaugural Youth Basketball Tournament.

 

BOE Won't Hike Taxes; First Time in 5 Years

BOE Won't Hike Taxes; First Time in 5 Years

For the first time in at least five years, the Monroe County school board will not raise taxes this fall.

Gold Rush Pep Rally Tradition to Welcome in New Football Season

Gold Rush Pep Rally Tradition to Welcome in New Football Season

Gold Rush, a Mary Persons High School pep rally tradition, returns to Dan Pitts Stadium this Thursday at 7 p.m. The pep rally kicks off the football season as Mary Persons plays Jackson High School  at home on Friday, August 30.  

9/6 At Jones County
9/13 Vs Henry County
9/20 At Perry
9/27 At Howard
10/4 Vs Westside
10/18 Vs Rutland (Homecoming)
10/25 At Baldwin
11/1 Vs Veterans (Senior Night)
11/8 At West Laurens

Back To School: Plan It

Back To School: Plan It

Whether your kids have already started school or if you still have several weeks left to your summer, it’s never too late or too early to begin to set your stellar student up for success this school year. 

Parents Invited to Walk and Talk with Monroe County Superintendent

Parents Invited to Walk and Talk with Monroe County Superintendent

Superintendent Pack invites staff, parents, and community to participate in a special wellness opportunity on Mondays and Wednesday afternoons.  At 4:30 p.m. on each Monday and Wednesday, Mr. Pack will be walking and talking with families and staff. 

The walk begins at central office at 4:30 p.m. with a walk to and from the Education Center.  Then the group will go up to the square and turn left on to Lee Street, to Montpelier Avenue and then through the high school parking lot with a return to the starting point at central office.  The entire walk is approximately 3.2 miles. Mr. Pack invites families with students and small children to join us -- just bring the stroller and make sure that you are dressed for light exercising. 

Back To School: Set Up A Homework Station

Back To School: Set Up A Homework Station

Whether your kids have already started school or if you still have several weeks left to your summer, it’s never too late or too early to begin to set your stellar student up for success this school year.