Friday, December 13 2013 7:39 AM EST2013-12-13 12:39:20 GMT
A house fire that killed a 76-year-old Cordele man has been ruled accidental, state fire officials say. Moses Jimmerson died Wednesday after a fire destroyed his home on West 28th Avenue. State fireMore >>
Cordele man becomes 114th person killed statewide this year in a house fireMore >>
Friday, December 13 2013 3:56 AM EST2013-12-13 08:56:52 GMT
A south Georgia public servant earned a prestigious honor from the Governor for his effort to save a man's life. At a ceremony in Forsyth Thursday, Gov. Nathan Deal presented the Governor's Public SafetyMore >>
An area parole officers is honored by the Governor.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 11:40 PM EST2013-12-13 04:40:51 GMT
Folks in Lee County showed off their trivia knowledge Thursday night. The Family Connection Partnership and the Lee County High School theatre department teamed up to put on this friendly competition.More >>
Folks in Lee County showed off their trivia knowledge Thursday night.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 11:35 PM EST2013-12-13 04:35:52 GMT
An Ashburn Marine takes his place of honor on a veteran's wall beside others from Turner County who has served our country. Sgt. Robert McMillian's mother put her son's plaque on the new Veterans wallMore >>
An Ashburn Marine takes his place of honor on a veteran's wall beside others from Turner County who has served our country. Sgt. Robert McMillian's mother put her son's plaque on the new Veterans wall dedicated last month at Elrod Park.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 11:29 PM EST2013-12-13 04:29:44 GMT
Some young people in Dawson enjoyed a Christmas meal prepared just for them Thursday night. The Positive Direction Youth Center, a non-profit in Dawson dedicated to serving children, served membersMore >>
Some young people in Dawson enjoyed a Christmas meal prepared just for them Thursday night.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 11:47 PM EST2013-12-13 04:47:22 GMT
A Duluth High School senior has been suspended for one year and won't graduate on time for hugging a teacher last month.Sam McNair, 17, was suspended last week when a school hearing officer found he violatedMore >>
A Duluth High School senior has been suspended for one year and won't graduate on time for hugging a teacher last month.More >>
Despite being born blind, 23-year-old Corey Pappas has been playing the piano since he was 7.More >>
By ALANNA DURKIN Associated Press
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan teachers' performance would play a bigger role in the amount they get in their paychecks under a proposal being debated in the Republican-controlled state House.
A bill recently debated in the House Education Committee would make teacher job performance the primary factor in determining pay. It would render meaningless years on the job and some advanced degrees.
Under current law, job performance only has to be one factor in teacher pay, along with the number of years in the classroom and achievement of advanced degrees.
Supporters argue that moving away from a system that rewards seniority will improve teachers and benefit students. But opponents worry the policy could cause competition among teachers.
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