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Stories in the August 7, 2013 Issue
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Front Page
Marion Co. suspends Chief Tax Appraiser
Schley BOE to keep tax rate steady in spite of challenges
Grassroots effort is underway to keep Westville from leaving Stewart County
City of Buena Vista hosts Back to School Bash

Page 2
New School Year Kicks Off
First Day of School in Marion County
Schley County Elementary School hosts parents, kids for Open House
CCHS plans Freshman Orientation and Open House for all grades
Stewart Co. Schools introduce new teachers and staff members
Back-To-School Event to be held in Preston
Schley County Board of Education plans work session on August 13th
Webster County Schools begin Sept. 3rd

Page 3
Obituaries: Byrd, Stubbs, Harris
Furlow Reunion visits LaCrosse in Schley
Clarence B. Cook descendants meet for Annual Reunion
Beecher graduates from Air Force basic military training
Local libraries offer many online classes
Area host families sought for foreign exchange students
Free GED classes are offered in Cusseta

Page 4
Letter from Summer Camp
We are one with the Minutemen
I go Each Day and see Amazing Things
Letters to the Editor
In what scriptures are the ceremonial law found?
The Original Sin

Page 5
Watershed improvement plan takes shot at feral hog population
Friday Night Lights 5K & Fun Run is just around the corner at MCMHS
Marion Co. School System asks public to help locate children with special needs
Punt, Pass, & Kick event to be held in Buena Vista

Page 6
New Teachers at Schley County Elementary School
Hernandez is assistant principal at Schley County Middle/High
Schley County Middle/High has 3 new teachers this year
Reddish fills adminstrative roles at Schley County High
Chattahoochee Rec. Department has something for everyone
Dish Network subscribers lose two local channels
Middle Flint Service Board to meet August 15th in Americus
Low-income residents of Webster County may apply for food help

Page 7
Church News

Page 8
Marion County School System New Teachers
Georgia Dept. of Revenue announces Back to School sales tax holiday
Marion County Jail Log
Gas prices in Georgia have remained stable, but still high
Supply Lists for Schley County Elementary
Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Male Choir looking for members

Page 9
Chattahoochee County School System New Teachers
Schley County High School FFA students attend Summer Leadership Camp
Lincoln traveling exhibition opening at the Columbus Public Library
Use caution when driving now that school is back in session
Farm Credit wants your best photos of life in rural Georgia

Page 10
Richland to become a Classic Main Street program
Webster County High School Dress Code
Stewart and Chattahoochee included in GED Grant
Keefer speaks to SGTC CIS students
Columbus State University Tennis earns international gold medal
Look Good, Feel Better workshop set for female cancer patients

Page 11
Georgia is withdrawing from PARCC
South Georgia Technical College is helping students achieve dream of college education
TSPLOST Review Panel to meet Aug. 8
Get your Social Security statement online

Page 12
Legal Notices

Page 13
Legal Notices
State grades schools on how well students are prepared for college/careers
Commissioner predicts massive rate hikes under Obamacare
Healing Hands Health Clinic to now open 1 day per month
New GED/Adult Ed schedule of classes announced in Buena Vista

Page 14
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Alcoholics Anonymous chapter announces Cusseta meetings
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