The time is drawing near for Georgia 8th graders to choose a career path. They have to make a decision by the end of the school year under the state's new Career Pathways mandate. But in many districts like Savannah-Chatham, deadlines are arriving even sooner.
Two of Georgia’s college football squads will be looking at conference championships come December, if you believe the media members who rank them in preseason polls. A third could be headed to its conference championship game on the strength of a new quarterback. Savannah TV’s Frank Sulkowski previews the season.
Georgia Southern University officials say the school is using a $385,000 grant to study the impact of concussions on football players. University President Brooks Keel said Thursday that the school was the recipient of a grant from the National Institutes of Health and is using technology called the Helmet Impact Telemetry System.
The University System of Georgia is paying more attention to athletic funding at state schools. Under a new policy approved this week all changes to athletic programs and student fee hikes must be approved by the Board of Regents. Board of Regents spokesman John Millsaps says the new directive fills a gap in oversight.
An Augusta non-profit wants state regulators to change their minds about who they want to conduct water monitoring on the Ogeechee River. Georgia Environmental Protection Division officials last year chose Georgia Southern University as the institution to study the river after a massive fish kill in 2011. The GSU study would take place over three years but could last longer.
Georgia Southern University is getting ready to send 2,000 Christmas cards to American troops serving overseas, but school officials need help signing them all. Students, faculty and community members are being invited to sign the cards Wednesday through Friday at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the Statesboro campus.
State environmental officials are taking back a pollution discharge permit they gave the King America textile plant in Screven County. Thousands of fish died in the Ogeechee River downstream from the plant last year.