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ESES Dancing Eagles Win Dance Competition

ESES Dancing Eagles Win Dance Competition


The Eagle Springs Elementary School Dancing Eagles won first place in the Second Annual Byron Elementary School Dance Competition.  They competed against six other local elementary schools.  The children are pictured with their trophy.

The members of the Dancing Eagles are:  Salma Shannon (Captain), Chanelle Washington (Co-Captain), Zoe Hancock (Co-Captain), Gianna Sapio, Taylor Carr, Heavenly Simmons, Sydney Dawsey, Emily Smith, Macie Wade, Lupe Benavides, Venetia Paster, Brianna Foust, Camille Jackson, Ansley Lawhorn, Alicia Trevino, Lexi Hawke, Miranda Arnold, La'Quawn Robinson and Alexia Steeh.

The coaches are:  Amy Myers (Head Coach), Beth Jones, Kelly Jaudon, Stephanie King and Mary Beth Fletcher (Assistant Coaches). Coach Myers commented, “I am honored to coach such an incredible group of young girls. They continue to amaze me with their discipline and willingness to work as one unit.”

Peach County Kindergarten Registration Slated for March 28

Peach County Kindergarten Registration Slated for March 28

Peach County School parents can register their children in kindergarten on March 28 from 5-7 p.m.

Read the full letter from Peach County Schools:


Dear Parents,

We appreciate your interest in your child attending Peach County Schools. Our Kindergarten Registration will take place on March 28th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at  ALL Elementary Schools . All students entering kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year are required to complete the kindergarten registration process.  To complete the registration process the following information must be provided:

As with all school systems, there are certain state and local requirements and documentation required for enrollment and proper placement of your child. Providing the following documentation within the prescribed time limits is your responsibility:

1.     Parent/Guardian Photo ID

2.     Certified Birth Certificate

Living with Autism and School Bullies

Living with Autism and School Bullies

Educators say bullying happens in virtually every school in every town.

Some surveys say as many as one child in 10 gets bullied.

One of the groups most at risk is special needs children.

In a two part series, 13WMAZ's Judy Le shows us how bullying affects children and how they're coping with it.

When school lets out at 2:45, the ride back home becomes story time and Veronica Edens can only hope for a happy ending.

"Did you have a good day at school today?" asked Veronica Edens.

"A little bit of no and a little bit yes. They were calling me ugly," says her son, Austin Hayes.

This story seems to be stuck on repeat. 

"Because I have autism," explains Austin.

Austin's also diagnosed with mental retardation with a mental age of six. That combination affects his development of social and communication skills, making it hard to connect to others. 

First Peach Blossom Festival Set for Saturday

First Peach Blossom Festival Set for Saturday

Join Lane Southern Orchards for the first Peach Blossom Festival Saturday.

That's from 10 a.m. 'til 5 p.m. and will feature live music, blossom tours, vendors, 

STAR Student, Teacher to be Recognized at Banquet

STAR Student, Teacher to be Recognized at Banquet


Please RSVP by email to chamber@peachchamber.com or call 478-825-3733 to attend the banquet. 

Cost is $30 per person. 

You can pay by check at the door or call the chamber at 478-825-3733 to pay by credit or debit card.

Fort Valley State University's Walking History Book Shares Stories

Fort Valley State University has been part of Peach County's history for over 100 years. Around campus, one Fort Valley woman is known to be the walking history expert. 

Her name is Wilmetta Jackson and you could find her in the archives room in the library. Her journey to Fort Valley started about 60 years ago, as an 18-year-old freshman from Philadelphia. 

"I was kind of trying to find myself and trying to see what I could appreciate," said Jackson. "I knew I was having a new experience and I knew I was going to make my parents proud."

She said college was full of fun memories like the annual Ham and Egg Show. 

"It was held in the academic building in the auditorium the smell of those hams all over the building," said Jackson.