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School Board OKs Budget with No Cuts

School Board OKs Budget with No Cuts

The Monroe County school board approved a $31.5 million budget for the 2013-14 school year at its meeting on July 9. The budget shows a shortfall of $310,238.

No one took an opportunity to speak to the board on the budget at the meeting.

Four-Man Golf Scramble to Benefit Crawford Co. Touchdown Club

Four-Man Golf Scramble to Benefit Crawford Co. Touchdown Club

Crawford County High Touchdown Club hosts a Golf Tournament Friday, June 21 at Forsyth Golf Club.

It'll be 4-man scramble.

Cost is $200/team.

 Prizes for 1st, 2nd and last place as well as closest to the pin and longest drive.

For more information, or to register a team, contact Daryl Baxley 478-957-2817 or daryl.baxley@crawfordschools.org

Red Oak Stables Offering Summer Camp

Red Oak Stables Offering Summer Camp


Red Oak Stables is offering a week full of fun.

June 10-14

8:30 am- 3:00 pm

Later pick up arrangements can be made if needed.

$275.00 per person.

Ages range from 6 and up.

  FMCCOC members will receive a $25 discount on registration!!!

  Come learn how to feed, clean stales, make yummy snacks for the horses, ride and lots of other fun activities. This is a time to have fun and learn about horses.

For more information, call Sid Perryman 478-394-0157.

Monroe Co. School Confident in Tornado Prep Plans

by Judy Le, 13WMAZ.com

Parents send off their children to school hoping they will be safe. But the weather is beyond our control, so all most hope for is that teachers and staff are prepared. 

Windows and high ceilings are places students should avoid. 

More space around you means more area to be damaged by the wind. In case of a tornado, students at T.G. Scott in Forsyth will hear: "We are under a tornado warning, and you need to take cover immediately."

875 pre-k through 5th graders, along with 110 staff members file out into hallways with no glass windows and the lowest ceilings possible.

"What we have them do is bend over and pull their head underneath, in that manner, to protect their head," says principal Richard Bazemore. 

In schools, the best place to hide are hallways and interior walls like bathrooms.

School is Almost Out in Monroe County

School is Almost Out in Monroe County

Two full weeks left of school in Monroe County.

But who's counting?

The last day of school is Wednesday, May 29. Students also don't have school on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.
Seniors graduate Friday, May 31.
(Where does the time go?)

Students and teachers, have you thought about what you want to this summer?

Share Your Graduation Photos!

Upload the photos of your big day.

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Red Cross Awards Ten "Hometown Heroes"

They may be your colleague. They could be the person sitting next to you in a restaurant.

Anyone can be hero. Wednesday, the Central Georgia Chapter of the Red Cross recognized ten of them.

They honored individuals or groups that went above and beyond to help others.

Local Red Cross Director Tracy Willis-Kight says the people they recognize as heroes never consider their deeds heroic.

Willis-Kight said, "Every year, I love making the phone call that they are this year's hero, because they are always shocked and humbled. You really have to coach them to accept this award, because they are just truly heroes in the hearts."

One of the heroes was Amanda Farrell from Warner Robins.