Teachers get raises, but some Georgia educators also furloughed

The good news for teachers is that for the first time since then, most systems passed along state-funded salary hikes lawmakers approved during the 2017 General Assembly session. But there are still signs that so-called “austerity cuts” and other reductions in state funding are causing problems for some districts. Source Article

BarnBeautiful in Stockbridge transforms former farm buildings

From left, BarnBeautiful co-owners Greg Horton and Roger Custin display free picture postcards of the barns the Stockbridge residents repurposed into home furnishings and accessories. Two entrepreneurs are turning planks into profit by recycling weather-beaten barns into handcrafted furnishings both “modern and rustic,” according to a Stockbridge elected official. “BarnBeautiful is a local downtown Stockbridge […]

Stockbridge Valley students take part in Marble Challenge

Students take part in the Marble Run Challenge on Sept. 19 and 20, 2017. Students take part in the Marble Run Challenge on Sept. 19 and 20, 2017. Photo Courtesy Stockbridge Valley Central School Munnsville, N.Y. >> The Stockbridge Valley Elementary Library Club kicked off the school year with a Marble Run Challenge that took […]

Tommy Irvin, Longtime Georgia Agriculture Chief, Dies at 88

ATLANTA – Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, who was one of the longest-serving statewide officials in the country, has died. He was 88. Current Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black in a statement Friday said Irvin “loved serving Georgia’s farmers and consumers for over three generations.” Black’s spokeswoman confirmed the death, saying the department had spoken […]

Stockbridge (Ga.) defensive end Brenton Cox looking to chow down

Stockbridge, Ga., defensive end Brenton Cox doesn’t have a favorite place yet to eat in Columbus, Ohio, but that’s definitely a goal for the Ohio State commit. "They have some good food, but I haven’t found a place that I really like," Cox said. "I have to keep going up there to try different food […]

Stockbridge Village break-in: Woman bitten and PC attacked

A man, who was “in an agitated state”, bit a woman several times at a property in Stockbridge Village A man has been arrested after a woman was bitten and a police officer injured during a break-in. A man in an “agitated state” forced his way into a house in Custley Hey, Stockbridge Village, Merseyside, […]