Morning News Briefs for 9-7-16

| September 7, 2016

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Hunters get your bows ready; the Department of Natural Resources announces the beginning of bow hunting season this Saturday. All hunters must have a big game and a hunting license. All persons hunting on Wildlife Management Property must possess that special license as well. For a complete listing of season rules call 1-800-366-2661 or visit the the Georgia Department of Natural Resources website.


The city of Adel is celebrating one of its own superheroes; Tripp Lassiter. Last July the six year old was diagnosed with stage four cancer and his battle against the disease has been a source of inspiration for many Adel residents. A group of citizens have formed the Puddleville Project to raise money for Tripp and his family to help with expenses and to help nine other children recently diagnosed with cancer in Cook County. For information on how to get involved in the fundraising and prayer group visit Super Prayers for Tripp Lassiter.


For some students at Albany State University getting their hands on long awaited financial aid is proving to be problematic. Classes have now been underway for four weeks and the dollars that will keep some students enrolled in the university and pay for their books are not to to be found. University officials say that late paperwork and the busy financial aid office makes the situation even more complicated.


Congratulations go out today to Thomas County student Caleb Moore. He was selected to serve on the Student Advisory Council of State School Superintendent Richard Woods. The council has among its objectives active discussions on state education policies impacting the classroom. Also joining the advisory council from Valdosta and Lowndes County are Wayne Lockhart, Alexis Carmichael, Beth-Anne Thornton, Jani Christopher and Owen Anderson.


September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and many communities across the state will promote programs to heighten the awareness of the the impact of the disease in their areas. Thomasville supporters are selling gold bows and presenting stories of children living with childhood cancer. The bows of support are being sold by the Downtown Thomasville Visitor’s Center.

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