The field of candidates for the schools superintendent position is much more crowded than expected, with 49 applications received by the school board before the February 28th deadline.
Currently, Dr. Charles Webb is serving as interim superintendent. He was hired on a six-month contract after Dr. Lula Mae Perry resigned on January 1st. Dr. Perry was initially hired as interim superintendent in 2013 to replace Dr. Ben Desper. A few weeks after taking office as interim, the school board at that time asked her to extend her initial contract.
Dr. Daniel T. Lindsey, a research scientist at NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service’s (NESDIS) Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR), received the 2016 NOAA-David Johnson Award on March 10. The National Space Club and Foundation presented the award to Lindsey for his work with satellite imagery.
“I am honored to receive the NOAA-David Johnson Award,” Lindsey said. “I love working with satellite imagery, but I could not do any of this exciting work without the help from an incredibly talented team. So, I accept this award on behalf of them.”
Take advantage of beautiful spring weather and plan a trout fishing trip to the north Georgia Mountains! How about an early trout stocking to sweeten the deal?
The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will cooperatively stock 40,000 trout in Georgia during the week of Mar. 6, giving anglers their first opportunity to harvest some freshly stocked trout in 2017. Regular weekly stockings for the 2017 stocking season begin on Mar. 20, when an additional 70,000 trout will hit the water.
Update: a reader has directed us to a Snopes report where apparently the scam story is not true or at least the "yes" has no real value. Here is the link http://www.snopes.com/can-you-hear-me-scam/. We would still encourage people to be cautious with revealing any personal information, regardless of whether the yes is crucial for a scam or not.
If someone you don’t know asks if you can hear them on the phone, just say no.
A very tricky phone scam is making the rounds and at least one Pickens County home has received the scam call.
According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website, this is an old scam from the business world, but has recently been used against individuals.
Photo of McGhee crossing into Texas on his bicycle. Unfortunately for McGhee his ride around the country suffered a set back after he was hit by a car in Navasota, Texas.
While cycling along a farm to market road in southeastern Texas Monday, Mike McGhee was struck by a vehicle, breaking his shoulder, mangling his bike and cracking his guitar.
“Actually I’m in pretty good shape for the shape I’m in. I’m extremely lucky,” McGhee joked during a phone interview from his hotel in Navasota, Texas where he will spend a few days recovering. “I’ve got a broken shoulder, but it’s not really that bad - it doesn’t require surgery.”