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A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
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It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
June 3, 2003
Sylvester, GA-- Many people believe public schools should teach more than reading, writing and math. They need to teach personal values, something young people should learn at home, but often don’t.
Hakeem Slade reads from his journal on the last day of school in an educational Garden of Eden with his classmates, where magnifying glasses were standard equipment.
“That is from that book we had in the classroom. Remember? ”asks science teacher Diane Shaw. A caterpillar destined for a bigger and higher flying life as a Swallowtail butterfly that could live in their environmental garden at Worth County Primary School.
The students learn from animals and plants what many believe they should learn at home. “All these bugs and birds and caterpillars have a purpose,” says Garden Chairman Mary Beth Cary.
Besides that, the garden helps them learn tolerance. “Just because we don’t like it or understand it, doesn’t mean we should eliminate something,” said Ms. Shaw.
Something as common as a worm-like creature called a slug that created an instant teachable moment. “He feels slimy!” exclaimed student Brittany Washington.
The teachers felt their kindergarten, first and second graders needed to learn about the real world and real science where bees became teaching aids. “They work just about their whole lives. Eight weeks they last, and they die.”
They looked underground to see if a peanut plant has produced more peanuts. The garden started in 1995 with a huge problem. The ground was so bad it wouldn’t grow weeds.
“It’s become an obsession now,” says Cary. To the point of being named as the best school garden in the country, with life changing results for the kids.
“Hopefully, as they get older, this will go on to people and the way they treat everything that’s alive," Cary said.
The young students helped plan and build their garden, offering a suggestion that it needed music-- their own kind of music, and it happened.
Young people learn valuable lessons of the world at an early age in a garden of learning, and that’s music to their teachers’ ears.
Garden organizers credit the Worth County board of education, staff, parents, students and the community for making it happen.