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2011-08-16 14:09:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two Special Olympics Georgia State Games will be held in middle Georgia this weekend: the State Horse Show and State Masters Bowling. Nearly 900 athletes from all over Georgia will travel to Warner Robins to compete to be the best bowler and Perry for equestrian competitions. In Warner Robins, bowling competitions will be held at Gold Cup Warner Robins and Robins Lanes Air Force Base. This is the second of three years Masters Bowling will...

2010-08-26 15:29:00

MACON, Ga., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, Georgia's academic, civic, economic, and government leaders began a long-awaited conversation about the future of our state. The Macon State College Conference Center played host to the 2010 GeorgiaForward Forum. Over 200 stakeholders, representing every corner of the state, convened at the Conference Center to discuss the most pressing challenges facing Georgians today, including the economy, water equity, education, and...

2010-08-17 16:20:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two Special Olympics Georgia State Games will be held in middle Georgia Aug. 20-22: the State Horse Show and State Masters Bowling. Nearly 900 athletes from all over Georgia will travel to Warner Robins to compete to be the best bowler and to Perry for equestrian competitions. In Warner Robins, bowling competitions will be held at Gold Cup Warner Robins and Robins Lanes Air Force Base. This is the first of three years Masters Bowling will be in...

2009-11-10 17:27:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Special Olympics will hold three events in the Macon area this week: an announcement about a state games moving to Warner Robins in August 2010 on Thursday, and the State Horse Show in Perry and the Southeast Powerlifting Invitational in Macon this weekend, Nov. 13-15. The Horse Show features more than 200 athletes from all over the state competing to be Georgia's best in showmanship, dressage, English and western riding, and riding trails at...

2008-07-27 12:00:37

By Julie Hubbard, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jul. 27--A decade in the making, north Bibb County's first public high school is about to open. Erected on the site of a former Christmas tree farm, the project cleared a series of hurdles over the years, from early legal action to block a proposed property sale to decisions on which neighborhoods in the area would attend the new school. Now, Howard High School is readying for its first students. The school system hopes the school will...

2008-07-27 12:00:31

By Travis Fain, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jul. 27--Bragg Jam was headed for a record-breaking year Saturday evening, exceeding even organizers' expectations. Large crowds packed music venues, and the music spilled into the streets. Hundreds came to the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail for an afternoon of family events, balanced against the backdrop of a little rock 'n' roll. But the festival, named for a pair of musician brothers killed in a 1999 car accident, was nearly assured financial...

2008-07-17 12:00:49

By Phillip Ramati, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jul. 17--Jon Allen always has been a couple of decades late when it comes to his love of music. When he was growing up and a middle-school student at Stratford Academy in Macon, his musical tastes leaned more toward acts such as the Beach Boys rather than the grunge movement of the early 1990s. Now, about to turn 28, Allen finds himself immersed in the music of yet another bygone era. Playing keyboards as part of jazz singer Steve Tyrell's...

2008-07-15 09:01:16

By Julie Hubbard, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jul. 15--Twiggs County principals will be pulling out their dusty paddles when school resumes and using them when students act up. At least that's the school system's aim. The Twiggs County school board reinstated its corporal punishment policy this summer to allow students to be spanked to curb misbehavior. Some board members felt that in many cases, detention for students or a scolding wasn't working. "We had a policy but we weren't...


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