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By Richard Harris

   Families in five area counties, including Stewart County and Webster County, may soon have an additional choice to consider for their children’s education.

   The first in a series of public meetings on the proposal to establish the Sowega STEM Charter School was held recently at the Old Richland Hotel and another meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 7 at 7 p.m. in the old Randolph Southern Auditorium in Shellman.

   The proposed charter school would be a public school open to children in Quitman, Randolph, Stewart, Terrell, and Webster counties. As a public school, it would not charge tuition.

   “We feel sure the school will be established, but we need people to show up at the meetings and tell us they are interested, because we have to show the Georgia Department of Education ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.