The 237 August graduates of the General Education Development Test at Southwest Georgia Technical College earn a collective thumbs-up this week. They have undoubtedly improved their lots in life because of their persistence and dedication.
More than 95 percent of U.S. employers consider GED graduates the same as traditional high school graduates in regard to hiring, salary and opportunity for enhancement.
Those interested in joining SWGTC's Adult Literacy Program should call 225-5293 or 377-5448.
Thomas County school and law enforcement officials deserve a prophetic thumbs-up because their prediction about traffic flow in front of Cross Creek Elementary School came true.
Since a chaotic debut on Monday, the new one-way plan designed for Clark Road is working much better. Cross Creek principal Dusty Kornegay and Thomas County deputy Steven Jones correctly suggested the system would be successful once drivers became accustomed to it.
Obviously, the parents who deliver and pick up their children at the school deserve a great deal of the credit for making it work.
This week's thumbs-down is red with embarrassment. The Thomas County Chapter of the American Red Cross may find itself unable to come to the rescue in the case of an emergency because donations have almost dried up.
Local board chair Diane Harlan said this week, "Right now, our cupboard in pretty empty."
The Red Cross, a crucial element in disaster preparedness and relief, depends solely on contributions from individuals, businesses, churches and civic organizations. It cannot do its job without people who will give their time and money.
This Week's Circulars
- Arrests made in student's rape
- Man beaten, armed robbery, prostitution charges result
- Property owner addresses city council about 'disturbing' newspaper story
- Cairo Police investigates student's reported rape
- Golf carts missing in theft scam
- Grady may get a whole new look across the county
- Mayor foresees 'a problem' with rezoning request
- Critic claims county contract with administrator violates law
- Red Hills Business Park draws more inquiries
- TPD names first female SWAT member
Funeral services for Margaret Lee Palmer Barfield, age 91, of Pelham will be Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Macedonia Baptist Church where she was a member. A private interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Rev. David Pickering and Rev. Billy Majors will officiate. Mrs. Bar…
Mr. Ronald "Ronnie" Smith, 70, of Thomasville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2020 at Camellia Gardens of Life Care in Thomasville. He was the son of the late James Coleman Smith and Mary Belle Franks Smith. Although Mr. Smith was born in Cook County on December 4, 1949, he liv…