Freight rails keep Georgia economy on track

Although often overlooked, a major factor behind the bright economic outlook in LaGrange and throughout the state of Georgia is our vast network of freight rail tracks. With about 5,000 miles of track carrying nearly 200 million tons of freight annually, Georgia boasts one of the nation’s best and most extensive freight rail systems, and the rail network is absolutely central to our overall economic success.

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THINC students show out

The THINC Robotics Alliance Team recently traveled to Louisville, KY to take part in the SkillsUSA National Championships, a series of competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. At the event, THINC students Devin Joyce and Shay Griffin placed second overall in the Humanoid Robotics category.

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THINC camp ends with robotics competition

A week of robotics and manufacturing field trips culminated Friday afternoon at THINC Academy’s mechatronics lab.

After spending the week building robots, teams of students went head to head Friday competing in front of friends and family to show off what they learned during THINC Academy’s week-long Students Learning About Manufacturing camp. The competition involved getting robots to move and stack cones, while also playing defense on their opponent, who was trying to complete the same task.

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