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Parents Struggle to get a Refund from Swim School

Some Oconee County parents want their money back from the Georgia Aquatic Center in Watkinsville. The parents say a disagreement that banned a coach from the swim center last month cost them the program and their money. Coach Sean Gillan ran “Sean Gillan Swim School” for a year and a half out of the facility.…

Special Needs School Transportation Gets an Update

Oglethorpe County School System will spend their government transportation bond on a new bus in 2017. The bond, worth more than $77,000, will replace one of the school system’s special needs buses, which happens to be the oldest bus in the fleet. Currently, Oglethorpe County owns just four special needs buses that service all of…

Barrow County gets STEAMY with STEAM

ATHENS, Ga. – You may be familiar with the term STEM, but what about STEAM? In the Barrow County School System, STEAM education is an innovative approach at teaching students the basics of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics in classroom settings. STEAM Integration Coordinator Lee Bane is a veteran educator and a driving force…

7 Steps to take to reduce test anxiety

Exams… Finals… STRESS… the end of the semester is finally here. For many UGA students this is a time they feel anxious, worried and trapped… but what if we told you to stop studying an hour or so before the test. Cheryl R. Varnadoe, who is a state 4-H specialist with the UGA College of Agricultural…

High School Boys Baseball Update

Prince Avenue Christian Wolverines The Wolverines are hosting their last game of the season tonight against Lakeview Academy. The Wolverines go into this game with a 15-10 record, and hope for the same success they had on Tuesday, when they beat Lakeview Academy 5-2. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 PM.   Clarke Central Gladiators It…

Top Stories from this Fall, honorable mentions: Part 1

By: Sam Lack As this semester of Grady Newsource starts to wind down, we take a look back at some of the top stories between August and December. However, before we reveal our top 5 later this afternoon, let’s take a look at some of our honorable mentions. Meet Que On Nov. 21, the University…

2016 Oglethorpe County Board of Education Meetings

By Abby Jessen The Oglethorpe County Board of Education approved the 2016 meeting schedule on Tues. Below are the approved dates. Regular Meeting: Jan. 5, 2016 Work Session: Jan. 19, 2016 Regular Meeting: Feb. 2, 2016 Work Session: Feb. 16, 2016 Regular Meeting: Mar. 1, 2016 Work Session: Mar. 22, 2016 Regular Meeting: Apr. 12,…

Grady Newsource Profiles: Rina Southall

By Abby Jessen Bringing the magic to the classroom is something that first grade teacher Rina Southall does well. Watch this Grady Newsource Profile to see how this Oglethorpe County Primary School teacher treats her first grade kids like adults while making learning fun. Southall is the Oglethorpe County Teacher of the Year for the 2014-2015 school…