Several parents from Middle Georgia were among the 36 named to the Parent Advisory Council to state School Superintendent John Barge.
They include Amy Haddock from the Jones County school system and Virginia B. Wilcox of Monroe County schools. Debra Mainor of the Dublin City School system was named a Georgia Parent Leadership Award winner.
The advisers serve two-year terms and are expected to attend three meetings this year.
Northeast High School encouraged its students, employees and guests to wear purple to the schools football game against Lamar County Friday night to raise awareness and show support for several causes, including domestic violence, lupus, Alzheimers and various forms of cancer.
Purple Awareness Night was a collaborative effort involving the Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center, Northeast High Schools athletics department and cheerleaders, the Raiders band, the senior class of 2014, the Northeast High student body and other community supporters.
Pat Carterette Memorial Run/Walk planned
The Georgia Library Association and the Georgia Public Library Service will sponsor the third annual Pat Carterette Memorial Run/Walk in Macon on Oct. 10 at the Ocmulgee Heritage River Trail.
The event will be part of the 25th annual Georgia Council of Media Organizations Conference, which will take place Oct. 9-11. As many as 800 librarians, library administrators and staff members are expected to attend.
Since 2011, the groups have hosted the run/walk to honor their colleague, an avid runner who lost her battle with cancer that year. As director of continuing education for the Library Service, Carterettes work influenced hundreds of librarians across Georgia and, through her involvement with numerous American Library Association initiatives, nationwide.
Participants in the 3.5-mile, out-and-back run should meet in the Macon Marriott City Center lobby at 5:55 a.m. Oct. 10. Runners will begin the flat-terrain trek at 6 a.m., with the walkers group following a few minutes later.
MGSC to host panel discussion on bioethics
Middle Georgia State Colleges Cochran campus will host a panel discussion on bioethics issues at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in Dillard Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. The panel will discuss issues, such as human cloning, abortion and animal testing.
The panelists are Zack Buck, assistant professor at the Mercer University School of Law; George W. Rainbolt, professor and chair of the philosophy department at Georgia State University; Paul A. Lewis, associate professor of Christianity at Mercer University; Gloria Huddleston of the Middle Georgia State biology department, and the Rev. David Brighton of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Warner Robins.
For more information or to make reservations, contact Sharon Mozley-Standridge at firstname.lastname@example.org or 934-3546.
Perry Primary Schoolhosts annual fall festival
Perry Primary School invites the public to its annual Fall Festival on Oct. 25 from 5:30-8 p.m. The school will sell food and have games, rides and other entertainment. There also will be a silent auction, door prizes and a merchant market.
Vendors are invited to be a part of the market for a registration fee of $25, which includes a table and two chairs. The deadline for vendors to register is Oct. 22.
For more information, contact Perry Primary at 988-6160.
Macon, Then and Now exhibit on display at MGSC
The Macon, Then and Now photography exhibition is on display in the Professional Sciences and Conference Center on the Macon campus of Middle Georgia State College. The public is welcome to check out the exhibit on the buildings second floor during the month of October.
Macon, Then and Now features archival photographs of historic Macon properties next to present-day pictures from the same angles. The photos were taken by members of the Middle Georgia Camera Club.
Bibb County schools efforts to find greater energy efficiency is finding cash as well. The systems upgrades included 453 high-efficency light fixtures, with work that included gymnasiums at 21 gyms.
Georgia Power gave the school a rebate of $25,099.92 through its Commercial Energy Efficiency program, which provides rebates and incentives to commercial customers. Customers get incentives for qualified improvements including upgrades to interior lighting, heating and cooling systems and cooking equipment.
Writers Jenna Mink, Mike Stucka and Oby Brown contributed to this report.