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Twiggs County Valedictorian, Salutatorian Announced

Twiggs County Valedictorian, Salutatorian Announced

Twiggs County Schools announced their valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2013.

Schamona Williams was named Valedictorian and Maiya Stephens was named Salutatorian, according to the school system's website.

Williams plans to attend Savannah State University.

Stephens plans to attend Valdosta State University.

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Georgia First Lady to Visit Jeffersonville Elementary

Jeffersonville Elementary schoolers are in for a special treat next week.

Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal visits Jeffersonville Elementary School Wednesday, according to a news release.

She'll read to pre-k and kindergarten classes as part of the extended Read Across Georgia initiative.

In February, Deal visited students in Morgan and Putnam counties. Last May, she read to the kids at Bruce Elementary in Macon.

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Twiggs County Finds Leak; Water Pressure Should Return Soon

Twiggs County and Jeffersonville crews believe they found a water-line break that has affected water pressure for hundreds of customers.

Around 1 p.m., they said the break was on Watson Road, near the high school.

They shut off water flowing to the line on both sides of the break while they work on the line.

That means people elsewhere in the county should see their water pressure return this afternoon.

They estimate that the repairs will take about two hours.

The low water pressure has closed Twiggs County schools, and the sheriff's department has sent 33 prisoners to jails in other counties.

A state patrol helicopter came to Twiggs County to help search for the leak by air.

And Macon Water Authority crews are also in town with sonar technology to help find cracks and breaks in underground pipes.

 

Former Twiggs Superintendent Named Finalist in Tuscaloosa

Former Twiggs Superintendent Named Finalist in Tuscaloosa

Former Twiggs County Superintendent Valya Lee has been named one of five finalists in Tuscaloosa County School System's superintendent search, Tuscaloosa News reports.

Candidates interview next week and announce their decision on April 25.

Duel Enrollment Program to Benefit Twiggs Students

Duel Enrollment Program to Benefit Twiggs Students

Twiggs County high school students can now benefit from Georgia's Duel Enrollment/Dual Credit Programs.

This means they can take college-level courses and earn credit toward their high school diploma and college degree, a news release says.

Read the full release online. 

School Board Looks for Input on School Calendar

School Board Looks for Input on School Calendar

The Twiggs County Public School system seeks your vote on Option A or Option B for the 2013-2014 calendar year.

View Option A here.

View Option B here.

Vote on the school system's website.