5-8 Principal Frank Calano observes the winter wonderland that served as the afternoon's cafeteria. (Photo by Abby Ledoux)

Cold lunch

Most picnics don’t happen in 30-degree weather, but one did at the Georgia school last Friday, and for good reason. That cold winter day, about 80 GEMS 7th and 8th graders ate lunch exposed to the elements to raise money …  Read more

Georgia Elementary and Middle School students use 1-to-1 technology. (Photo courtesy of FWSU)


Georgia Elementary and Middle School can now count itself part of an Apple Distinguished School System. The tech giant recently recognized Franklin West Supervisory Union for its success in innovation, leadership and fostering an exemplary learning environment. FWSU is the …  Read more

About 100 people showed up to bid at the store's public auction. 3) A Georgia landmark, Bob's Gun Shop will close at the end of the year after four decades. (Photo by Elodie Reed)

Bob’s Gun Shop unloads

By 10 a.m. last Friday, Bob’s Gun Shop was filled with customers wearing camouflage print and flannel, balancing coffee cups and plates of fried food as they raised bid paddles for more than 200 coveted guns. Bob’s, a Georgia landmark …  Read more

Ron Miller gazes down at Milton during a hot air balloon ride earlier this month on the eve of his 66th birthday. The ride was a gift from his friend and fellow passenger, Bernadette Murray, also of Milton. (Photo by Abby Ledoux)

Up, up and away

Standing in a woven wicker basket nearly 2,700 feet off the ground is a good way to gain some perspective. Everything is small – swimming pools, parking lots, highways. More than half a mile above the earth, you quickly realize …  Read more

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