More stories by Brad Means

Golden Apple: Erica Lane

(Louisville, GA) Erica Lane went to Jefferson County High School and now she teaches at Jefferson County High School. She took a teaching jo…

Golden Apple: Julie West

(Wrens, GA) Julie West is helping others fall in love with reading. It’s something she’s been fond of for a long time. “It’s always been a p…

Golden Apple: D.L. Barksdale

(Hephzibah, GA) D.L. Barksdale came to Cross Creek by way of New York City. He grew up there and always knew he wanted to be on stage. “Even…

Local man dies in ATV accident

(Barnwell, S.C.) One man is dead after an accident in Barnwell, South Carolina.  It happened just after 6 o’clock Thursday evening on Davis …

Local officers to be sworn in again

(Augusta, GA) The Richmond County Sheriff is calling for a re-do to make sure all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed when it comes to sw…

Golden Apple: Jonay Bailey

Jonay Bailey makes sure her K-3 students get the most out of the Early Intervention Program so they can improve their reading skills. “We’re…

Golden Apple: Srinivasan Thiyagarajan

This is Srinivasan Thiyagarajan.  He is kind enough to let his students, and to let us call him Dr. T.  He teaches Math at Glenn Hills High …

One dead after drive-by shooting

(Swainsboro, GA) Authorities in Emmanuel County, Georgia are investigating a deadly drive-by shooting.  It happened Wednesday afternoon on L…

Golden Apple: Seymone Reese

(Thomson, GA) Seymone Reese has been teaching second graders in McDuffie County, Georgia for 15 years. “When they come to you, they’re still…

Golden Apple: Marcianne Alligood

(Thomson, GA) Marcianne Alligood takes time to break her class down into groups so that they can really focus on the lessons of the day. “In…

Golden Apple: Steven Jones

(Evans, GA) Steven Jones and his family have a lot in common when they sit down at the dinner table. “My mother teaches at Evans H.S. My sis…

Golden Apple: Diane Hyatt

(Martinez, GA) Diane Hyatt has been teaching for 28 years.  Her dedication to these first graders runs in the family. “My aunt was a school …

Golden Apple: Heather Hillis

(Waynesboro, GA) Heather Hillis has known that this is what she wanted to do since she was in first grade.  She says teaching chose her. “It…

Golden Apple: Jerry Knox

(Waynesboro, GA) “We do simple machines in physical science and that is what this class is,” Knox says. “I think it’s more fun and more mean…