Kent Sparks, 54, died unexpectedly Dec. 17, 2018. He was principal at Rutland High School in Macon, Georgia. He was a former football coach and English teacher at Mary Persons among other GA high schools.
Houston County High School sophomore Rumi Lee created AidMe, a first aid medical assistance app for Android users in grade school. It won first place for Georgia’s 8th District in the Congressional App Challenge.
Hunt Elementary in Fort Valley will soon be receiving fresh tomatoes and cucumbers from Pure Flavor's new high-tech greenhouse complex built in Peach County. The school is taking part in Pure Flavor's Adopt a School program to provide free produce.
Bibb County schools superintendent Curtis Jones was named 2019 Georgia Schools Superintendent of the year. Jones will travel to Los Angeles in February 2019 to compete for National Superintendent of the Year.
The Georgia Legislature is considering a proposal to spend $9.3 million for Mercer University to build a four-year medical school in Columbus. Mercer has been training some medical students in Columbus since 2012.
Virginia College and its parent company, Education Corporation of America, are seeking federal protection from creditors to allow the closures of 17 of its 28 campuses. Campuses in Macon and Columbus are set to close in 2019.
Georgia school superintendent candidate Otha Thornton, a Democrat, and incumbent Richard Woods, a Republican, answer a question about the "defacto re-segregation" of schools at a debate in Macon on Oct. 16. 2018.
Northside High School student Ahmien Beasley was arrested for bringing a gun to campus Tuesday at 926 Green St. in Warner Robins, GA, after the pistol and bullets were found in his backpack, police say.
Macon and Bibb County, Georgia, schools superintendent Curtis Jones is one of four named finalists for the Georgia Superintendent of the Year award. The others are from Newton, Forsyth and Pike counties.