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Leaders & Legends: Phillip Beard

On an August day in 1984, a man from Memphis, Tennessee came to town. He was doing the business of the federal government, charged with selling an old post office building in the downtown Buford square. City Commission Chairman Phillip Beard greeted him, and...

Leaders & Legends: Beauty Baldwin

It’s the mid-50s in middle Georgia. The sun beats down on Beauty Poole as she drags a cotton sack from one end of a sharecropping field to the other. Beauty wipes the sweat from her forehead and looks around. She isn’t alone; her...

Buford City Schools Recognized for Major Academic Achievements

Buford City Schools (BCS) has excelled in academic accomplishments for yet another year. The district has recently been recognized for two major achievements: being named as the Best School District in Georgia and exceeding both national and state ACT score averages! BCS was recognized...

Dr. Robert Downs Nationally Recognized

Leaders in education waited with bated breath last week for the National Public Relations Association’s (NSPRA) announcement of their “Superintendents to Watch” recognition. Competition is fierce—only up to 25 school district leaders with fewer than five years of experience as the superintendent may be picked for this...

Georgia United Foundation School Crashers® Program

Georgia United Credit Union is part of a very big community, and they’re giving back in a big way. Through its School Crashers® program, Georgia United Foundation provides makeovers to elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the state. That’s some big love they’re showing for the statewide...

Maggie Pruitt Named BCS Teacher of the Year

The title race for Buford City School's Teacher of the Year has ended. The school district recently announced its 2020 winner: Maggie Pruitt, who teaches Special Education at Buford High School. “I do not envy the difficult decision our esteemed panel of judges had...

Buford’s AC Hollis Honored with $20M CHOA Donation

Once a Buford Wolf, always a Buford Wolf. Anna Charles Hollis was only able to attend Buford City Schools for a couple of weeks, but to them, she will always be considered a Wolf. Anna Charles Hollis, the six-year-old daughter of Benji Hollis, the...

Friday Night Lights is Back! Did Your Team Win?

For many high schoolers, school doesn't really start until football season begins. Now that it's here, students are just itching for Fridays to come. The bright lights, the loud cheers, the face paint, the school traditions – it's too exhilarating! To make the season...

‘Integrity, Positivity, and Humility’ – Meet the Buford City...

A favorite quote can tell you a lot about a person’s character. Dr. Robert Downs, superintendent of Buford City Schools, believes as Coach Lou Holtz did that "There is never a wrong time to do the right thing,” and this is how he lives his life.

Buford Teacher of the Year

With a dozen different languages represented in her ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes, you would think Buford High School’s Lynda Fouquette would be a walking Rosetta Stone. Well, not quite. “I’m not fluent in anything. I’m fluent in heart,”...
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Leaders & Legends: Phillip Beard

On an August day in 1984, a man from Memphis, Tennessee came to town. He was doing the business of the federal government, charged with selling an old post office building in the downtown Buford square. City Commission Chairman Phillip Beard greeted him, and...

Leaders & Legends: Beauty Baldwin

It’s the mid-50s in middle Georgia. The sun beats down on Beauty Poole as she drags a cotton sack from one end of a sharecropping field to the other. Beauty wipes the sweat from her forehead and looks around. She isn’t alone; her...

Buford City Schools Recognized for Major Academic Achievements

Buford City Schools (BCS) has excelled in academic accomplishments for yet another year. The district has recently been recognized for two major achievements: being named as the Best School District in Georgia and exceeding both national and state ACT score averages! BCS was recognized...

Dr. Robert Downs Nationally Recognized

Leaders in education waited with bated breath last week for the National Public Relations Association’s (NSPRA) announcement of their “Superintendents to Watch” recognition. Competition is fierce—only up to 25 school district leaders with fewer than five years of experience as the superintendent may be picked for this...

Georgia United Foundation School Crashers® Program

Georgia United Credit Union is part of a very big community, and they’re giving back in a big way. Through its School Crashers® program, Georgia United Foundation provides makeovers to elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the state. That’s some big love they’re showing for the statewide...

Maggie Pruitt Named BCS Teacher of the Year

The title race for Buford City School's Teacher of the Year has ended. The school district recently announced its 2020 winner: Maggie Pruitt, who teaches Special Education at Buford High School. “I do not envy the difficult decision our esteemed panel of judges had...

Buford’s AC Hollis Honored with $20M CHOA Donation

Once a Buford Wolf, always a Buford Wolf. Anna Charles Hollis was only able to attend Buford City Schools for a couple of weeks, but to them, she will always be considered a Wolf. Anna Charles Hollis, the six-year-old daughter of Benji Hollis, the...

Friday Night Lights is Back! Did Your Team Win?

For many high schoolers, school doesn't really start until football season begins. Now that it's here, students are just itching for Fridays to come. The bright lights, the loud cheers, the face paint, the school traditions – it's too exhilarating! To make the season...

‘Integrity, Positivity, and Humility’ – Meet the Buford City...

A favorite quote can tell you a lot about a person’s character. Dr. Robert Downs, superintendent of Buford City Schools, believes as Coach Lou Holtz did that "There is never a wrong time to do the right thing,” and this is how he lives his life.

Buford Teacher of the Year

With a dozen different languages represented in her ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes, you would think Buford High School’s Lynda Fouquette would be a walking Rosetta Stone. Well, not quite. “I’m not fluent in anything. I’m fluent in heart,”...