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Board of Education Meeting to Feature Special Recognitions

Board of Education Meeting to Feature Special Recognitions

The Monroe County Board of Education meets tonight and will recognize students in the Science Fair, Media Festival and Young Georgia Authors Competition Winners.

The Superintendent and Board of Education will also recognize the following:


  • Judge Sharon J. Sullivan, Monroe County Juvenile Court Judge
  • Greg and Michelle Head, Head Heating and Air
  • Ms. Connie Ham, ERA Middle GA Realty

That starts at 6:30 p.m., and the recognitions take place in the Auditorium.

Full Court Press Highlights and Scores Jan. 27

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Northside - 45
Warner Robins - 43


Tattnall - 25
Mount de Sales - 35

Greenforest - 45
FPD - 23

Jones County - 43
Houston County - 64

Rutland - 32
Veterans - 39

Jones County Prepares for GHSA Reclassifications

Now that GHSA reclassifications are final, many schools are preparing for life not only in a new region but in a larger classification.

The Jones County Greyhounds find themselves in a larger, tougher classification, and on the football field, coach Dwight Jones will take the hounds from region 3 and out of the AAAA ranks into the land of AAAAA.

In this newly aligned region 2-AAAAA, Jones County will be reunited with Northside as region mates but will gain new friends in Houston County and Warner Robins in subregion B, as well as Evans, Greenbrier, Grovetown and Lakeside Evans out of the Augusta area in subregion A.

Coach Jones weighed in on the new changes for his football team, "Unfortunately or fortunately for us. You play Northside, Warner Robins, Houston County. You play Greenbriar or Lakeside Evans. Every Friday night you better play your best. You cant't take a play off or a down off you gotta play, so I think that will make our kids play harder."

GHSA Class A to Have Two State Champions

The Georgia High School Association voted Tuesday in Macon to create separate public-school and private-school playoff systems for Class A athletics and declare two Class A champions.

The motion passed 36-12 with one abstention.

The new system will take effect next school year.

The GHSA held a special called meeting Tuesday at the Macon Centreplex to discuss reclassification issues across the state.

GHSA Director Ralph Swearingin said, "We know that not everybody is going to be happy, but what it's going to mean is that private schools will be assured they have a champion." He called it a win-win situation for both private and public schools.

Coach Mark Ledford of the Wilcox County Patriots called the current state of class A an "unlevel playing field." He is certain that now the rural schools will be able to find out who is the best among other rural schools in each sport.

Prep Basketball Scores For December 29

Here are your prep basketball scores reported to 13WMAZ for Thursday, December 29:

State Bank & Trust Holiday Classic

Boys Championship

Warner Robins 66  Northside 59

Boys Consolation

Westside 57  Jones Co. 51

Girls Championship

Jones Co. 38  Westside 37

Tattnall Christmas Tournament

Girls Championship

Westfield 50  Tattnall 44

Veterans Christmas Tournament

Girls Championship

Washington Co. 65  Veterans 40

Girls Consolation

Warner Robins 51 Morrow 40

Boys Consolation

Perry 51  Cass 49

J.B. Hawkins Christmas Tournament


Central 102  Southwest 34

Other Games

GHSA Releases Proposed Regions For 2012-2014

Football powers Peach County and Carver were placed in the same region today as the GHSA unveiled its proposed regions for 2012-2014.

Central and Southwest were also grouped in with Peach and Carver in Region 2AAA.

Other highlights under the new proposed regions:

Jones County will play with Northside, Warner Robins and Houston County in Region 2AAAAA.

Dublin and East Laurens will play in Region 3AA while rival Bleckley County will move into Region 4AA with Crawford County, Macon County, Taylor County, Lamar County, Monticello, Northeast and Putnam County.

FPD will move into Region 7A where the Vikings will be paired with Wilkinson County, Twiggs County and GMC.

Schools have until December 16 at noon to appeal their placement and asked to be placed in a different region. Schools cannot ask to move into a different classification.