Much has been made about the Common Core State Standards, and in Georgia, those standards are changing again. GPB Macon talks with the Telegraph's Jeremy Timmerman about how those changes are happening in Houston County's school system.
How typical is it to have two highly touted, pro-style quarterbacks essentially next door to each other in Houston County?
“I don’t know that I’ve ever heard of it,” said Von Lassiter, head coach for Houston County High School’s football team.
David Bruce, head coach and athletic director at Veterans High School, agrees.
“I think it is pretty rare down here. I can’t think of the last time we had two guys with their kind of potential as pocket passers. But you know the Fromm kid can run, too. I’ve watched some film on him and he’s pretty salty.”
Under a bill passed last week, state lawmakers won’t be able to divert hazardous and solid waste trust fund fees to other parts of the budget. The measure caused a last-minute battle between legislators in the waning moments of the legislative session, but backers say Georgians will now be getting what they paid for.
Millions will be used to buy up homes and land near Robins Air Force Base. The land will create a larger crash and noise buffer for Robins. Encroachment puts base at risk if the Department of Defense looks at closing bases.
Houston County leaders plan to buy two tracts of land amounting to 879 acres for $6.26 million. County commission Chairman Tommy Stalnaker said the county has to do something to add industry in order to expand its tax base.
Head Start agencies in 13 central Georgia counties will offer free testing for lead poisoning to children enrolled in the programs. The testing is being provided because the area has the state's highest incidence of lead poisoning of young children.
A training center for first responders to disasters is planned for Perry. Officials say the facility will provide training for natural disasters and terrorist attacks and could be operating within nine months. It is expected to bring at least 100 jobs to the community.
Region 1-AAAAA is once again a hot place to be for non-region action this weekend. Valdosta will host Robert E. Lee out of Montgomery, Ala., this weekend and should win easily against the 0-4 Generals.