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Dr. Curtis L. Jones, Jr., superintendent of the Griffin-Spalding County School System will join nearly 2,000 other school leaders at the American Association of School Administrators annual conference.  This annual conference brings public education’s best thought leaders under one roof.

Dr. Jones represents superintendents on the AASA Governing Board and is the Georgia School Superintendents’ Association president-elect.

Dr Jones said.  “I look forward to spending three days studying these important education topics.The speakers are dynamic and the thought-provoking sessions will help guide our planning.”



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Terri Colling has advised WKEU news that early voting  for the March 17th Special Election will begin Monday February 23rd  and continue through Friday March 13th.  Voting will be Monday through Friday 8 am – 5 pm each day.  The early voting event is held at 825 Memorial Drive.  Photo ID is required for early voting.  Please call 770-467-4245 with questions. Yoiu can hear complete Election coverage on WKEU AM 1450 and the Rock 88.9 FM Georgia Pubic Radio.



The Spalding County Parks & Recreation Department is currently accepting nominations for the “Bain Proctor Award for Volunteerism.” Any resident of Spalding County who has volunteered his/her service to benefit the community may be nominated for this award. The individual nominated should not have received compensation of any type for their service. Nominations should include the following:

1. A cover page with the nominee’s name and address, the name of the person submitting the nomination, contact information, and the name of the nominating association or organization if any.

2.  A maximum of a one-page (12 point font, 1-inch margins) statement documenting the nominees volunteer service to Spalding County and it’s citizens.
Nominations will be accepted until the close of the business on March 4, 2015. Nomination packets must be submitted to the:

Parks and Recreation Administrative Office
843 Memorial Drive
Griffin, Georgia 30223
For more information, please call 770-467-4750.

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Thousands of military retirees in Georgia are suppoting a new House Bill that will provide state income tax free exemption to all militar retirees.  Many states now support their veteran retirees in this way.

House Bill 167 was introduced in the Georgia Legislature on 2 February 2015. The act is to provide a state income tax free exemption on all military retirement compensation. The bill has been submitted to the house ways and means committee for further staffing and hopefully brought back to the floor for a vote. The Governor is supporting this initiative.  Veterans are asked to please contact your local representative and encourage them to support this bill. Please relay to all retirees that you know and encourage them to build the support.  If you are active military and not retired, please support as well, you will be one day! Write your State Representative and encourage them and the members of the Ways and Means Committee to vote yes!!  Links are listed below.


Here is a link to State Representatives List.  Once you find your Representative just click on the name to send an email.
Sheriff Wendell Beam reminds all area residents that Spalding County citizens are continuing to receive phone calls from people identifying themselves as members of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. The caller tells the citizen a warrant has been issued for their arrest or the arrest of a family member for failure to report for Jury Duty. The citizen is told they can avoid arrest by purchasing a Green Dot Money Card. The caller provides a phone number to the citizen to call once the card is purchased. I am encouraging any citizen who receives a call of this type, not to purchase any type of money card or provide any type of payment. Please report any type of activity of this type to your local law enforcement agency.