General news and features
Students at HES learn about writing computer code.
By Destini Shope
In honor of Computer Science Education Week, December 8-12, Harmony Elementary students are participating in an Hour of Code. Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early,
Georgia’s winter weather outlook shows chance of colder weather and heavier precipitation than previous years
Cove Road from last winter. If predictions are right, we'll be seeing even more snow this winter. Georgia's yearly average snow amounts have risen from 2 inches to 3.4 inches in recent years.
Photo from Georgia DNR
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (Dec. 16, 2014) – The season’s first sighting of North Atlantic right whales on the Georgia coast underscores the fact that Georgia and north Florida are the only known calving grounds for these endangered whales.
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission survey plane spotted a right whale mother and her new calf 16 miles off Cumberland Island Saturday. The mom, cataloged as right whale number 2145, is 24 years old and has been documented with five calves, the previous one in 2009.
Each winter, pregnant right whales and small numbers of non-breeding whales swim more than 1,000 miles from their feeding grounds off Canada and New England to the warmer waters of Georgia and northeastern Florida. Here, from late November through March, they give birth and nurse their young.
Jasper’s finance officer talks about four decades of bluegrass
The Hoyles after being inducted into the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame. Pictured are (l to r) Al Hoyle, Eddie Hoyle, Lisa Hoyle,
Cindy Musselwhite and Atlanta County Music Hall of Fame founder Pyllis A. Cole.
By day Jasper’s Chief Finance Officer Lisa Hoyle stays busy crunching numbers, but for the last four decades Hoyle and her family have picked and plucked their way around the southeast as The Hoyles, an Ellijay-based bluegrass band that recently joined the ranks of other performers and songwriters in the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame.
$1 million win follows previous $100K, $150K wins