QUITMAN — President of the Quitman-Brooks County Chamber of Commerce and Destination Brooks Lauren Basford, spoke to the ECHOES 21ST CCLC Afterschool Drama Club at Brooks County Middle School on February 7. Lauren shared some of the exciting things that are happening in the community and gave each student a copy of the new Brooks County Living magazine. Students also watched the segment on Brooks County from Terry Bradshaw’s “Today in America” show. The students are going to perform a play about the founding of Brooks County and are planning to film a commercial about their home community.
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Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools
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Ga. considers exemptions to school food standards
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Families plan higher back-to-school spending, retailers’ report says
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The heavy burden of college aid
Return on investment is a clear measure of what you get for your money. Incredibly, the federal government doesn’t apply that simple concept to the $137 billion a year it spends on college financial aid.
President McKinney Announces Appointment of Dr. Kimberly Luse as Chief of Staff
Valdosta State University President William J. McKinney has named Dr. Kimberly A. Luse as his new chief of staff, effective July 21.
Brooks County School Stakeholder Meeting
All parents of students in the Brooks County School System, community members, and community partners are invited to attend a Stakeholder Input Meeting on July 22, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Veterans Education, Benefits, and Employment Fair
Lowndes County and surrounding communities have been known for stepping in and providing support and assistance when needed to our local military, military families, and veterans.
New student registration to be held at Lowndes BOE annex
The first day of school for students is Aug. 7.
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