Diane Hitchcock from Snow Hill Elementary Named 2014 Golden Apple Teacher of the Year
WDEF News 12 and Bi-Lo took time to honor some of our area's best teachers at our Golden Apple Banquet. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Wes Wood from Thrasher Elementary
Wes Wood's enthusiasm for teaching has been described as contagious. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Diane Hitchcock from Snow Hill Elementary
Diane Hitchcock wants her students to raise the bar, then and pass it. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: John Daum from Central High School
John Daum goes above and beyond for his students. The Central High School teacher cares so much, when one of his students came down with cancer, he shaved his head to show his support. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Kay McDowell from Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe High
Kay McDowell never takes the easy way out with her special ed class. When they wanted to go on a field trip, instead of saying no because of funding concerns, she helped them make crafts to raise money, and learn a vocation. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Randi Streufert from Belvoir Christian Academy
Randi Streufert teaches two classes at one time. Having a combined class of fourth and fifth graders takes patience and organization, but Streufert still provides a fun, challenging and loving environment for her students Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Laura Pecor from Soddy Elementary
Laura Pecor didn't want to be like the teacher in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. So, a few years ago, she learned a new teaching method that balances short attention spans and state standards. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Jack Rich from Red Bank Middle
Students at Red Bank Middle give Jack Rich high marks for his ability to make lessons easy to understand. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Dexter Bell from The Howard School
Dexter Bell opens his students up to endless possibilities. The band director at Howard High takes students with little to no musical background and teaches them how to turn silence into song. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Alissa Taylor from Valley Point Elementary
Alissa Taylor helps students in many ways, but the Valley Point Elementary school teacher strives to help children develop a love a reading. Video Video
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ProudAmerican - 1:14 AM
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Amen Teddy. The NAACP is concerned about one thing.....race baiting. Race baiting helps them recruit more members, get more political influence and collect more fees. Blacks need to understand there are consequences to your actions. I especially loved the bogus claims about how blacks are expelled more, go to prison more, etc....there is a very simple reason for that. If there are say 20 robberies in a month, and 19 are done by blacks, then who shows up in jail? Don't fight, rob, do drugs, rape and steal at a rate that is way out of proportion for your share of the population. Blacks make up just 13 percent of the population but are responsible for over 50 percent of violent crime.

Teddy101 - 3/26/2015 11:26 PM
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These girls have consequences to their actions. It's ridicuouls to read that eight of them were involved. They are in high school, not elementary. The NAACP wants to give them a slap on the wrist! These girls should be grateful they have free schooling, however they go to school and disrespect each other, ruining it for kids who actually go to learn and not get involved wth the latest drama! They are very luck to be able to attend alternative schools and not made to be home schooled since they want to act like Neanderthals out in public! So yes NAACP let's continue to let them get away with crime so they can continue the foot steps of others. That's why we have so much violence as it is because these kids have NO role models! But we don't want to punish them when deserved! We have had 2 jewelry store robberies, two restaurant robberies, and now a robbery today and a auto store. What does the NAACP have to say about that!? Not to mention the two women who just recently got RAPED!!! Do the crime you pay the time regardless of COLOR !

bt1962 - 3/26/2015 3:21 PM
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....and let that be a lesson to you.

halftoo - 3/25/2015 3:01 PM
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How about you post the numbers pertaining to the line workers at each plant? When you factor in the huge salarys of the upper echelon, there is no way to tell who makes what.These numbers mean nothing to the average working person.

Radgirl333 - 3/25/2015 8:43 AM
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Bravo Kim Thurston, unnamed judge, and Morgan County! Alot of very smart people have at some point in their life made a dumb decision that lands them in a corrections system that is designed for failure. I now have a slight glimmer of hope that there are people within that system who are willing to go against the grain and do what they signed on to do...Rehabilitate and break that chain that results from a loss of ANY opportunity in society to show what a smart person can bring to the table in experience alone!

rwfowler04 - 3/20/2015 1:33 PM
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I'll never look at my wife quite the same. :/

nikki - 3/19/2015 2:43 PM
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Too freakin funny. Looks awesome though in those lil girl ruffle socks. Haha. That would be perfect for Halloween! Now they should cone out with a Farrell cookie.

BillOfRights - 3/17/2015 9:55 AM
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As far as gun rights, why shouldn't someone who did NOT use a gun in their crime have their rights restored? There is nothing in the constitution that says everyone has the right to defend himself or vote for that matter except a felon, no matter what his crime was. If the argument is that they have shown they are not mature enough to handle the responsibility of a weapon, well knives are weapons too and kill just the same, same can be said for rocks, and hey, cops are killing unarmed citizens and non-threatening dogs every day in this country but no one is taking away their gun rights.

JusticeforAll - 3/16/2015 9:46 PM
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I think the decisions regarding a registrant's release or pardon should NOT hinge on the victim. Please don't take that to mean the victim is not important, they are but the judicial process should be left up the the those in authority and the decisions should be made on several factors. One thing that I find interesting is the lack of empirical evidence indicating a need for a change in this process...for instance what percentage of those pardoned have re-offended? That is called "empirical evidence" and should be something that carries a lot of weight. Vicki Henry Women Against Registry dot com

Lindoozer - 3/15/2015 6:04 PM
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The Rosseville GA exit is off I-75
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