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Jimmy Carter campaigns for grandson, Nunn in Sandersville


With one week to go until Election Day, former President Jimmy Carter traveled to Sandersville to campaign for his grandson, Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Jason Carter.

Carter arrived at the Country Buffet in downtown Sandersville about 4 p.m. where about 200 people packed into the restaurant to hear Carter and other prominent officials plug the candidacies of Jason Carter and Michelle Nunn, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate.

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Military Times Announces the 36 Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges

Military Times Announces the 36 Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges
Selection focuses on financial discounts and corporate policies related to vets

SPRINGFIELD, VA – Military Times today announced its Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2015 rankings.

The organization comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times focused on benefits coverage, support services and widely available statistical measures when conducting and scoring the Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges survey, a highly respected, nearly 110-question analysis of a college’s efforts to provide veterans an environment for success.

As with all Best for Vets rankings, Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an organization a good fit for military veterans and families.

Sandersville prepares for 48th Kaolin Festival

This Saturday marks the 48th Annual Kaolin Festival in Sandersville, the festival offers your usual activities, arts and crafts, live music, and a variety of food.

But the biggest feature of the festival is touring a mine with a product you probably touch every day.

Come Saturday, the kaolin mine tours will involve learning all about the mining process.

"Permitting, overburden removal, mining techniques, kaolin usage, everything there is to know about kaolin because kaolin is definitely one of the most interesting minerals in the Earth's crust."

Gary Snow has worked at the Thiele Kaolin Company as the manager of mine planning for over 30 years, he says the heart of kaolin can be found in Sandersville.

He says, "We enjoy showing people what we do, and it gives us a great opportunity to showcase our activities."

Adoptable Pets

Adoptable Pets

Sandersville/ Washington County Animal Shelter has lots of animals for adoption. If you are considering a new furry family member, please check ours out. You can learn more about our adoptable pets by visiting our website (www.sandersvilleanimalshelter.com) or contacting Amber either by phone (478-552-2756) or email (aadams@sandersville.net). We hope they get news homes really soon!


Pictued is Tommie and Annie- they are just two of the animals that are waiting for their forever homes!

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Man dies after bar fight in Tennille

Authorities are still waiting on autopsy results to determine the cause of death for a Tift County man who died after a bar fight in Tennille.

That's according to Tennille Police Chief Joel Cochran.

He said it's still unclear whether Anthony Pollock actually died from injuries in the fight or some other cause.

Chief Joel Cochran says it happened around 11 p.m. Tuesday at the Porch Bar & Grill. He says officers responded to the reported fight and found several people fighting.

Pollock, was conscious when officers arrived but later died at Washington County Regional Medical Center. He was 39.

After an autopsy Friday, Cochran said Pollock's cause of death was still unknown.

Cochran said he'd ask the GBI to assist the investigation.

OFTC Administrator Completes Leadership Academy

OFTC Administrator Completes Leadership Academy

A group of technical college executives from across Georgia have been honored as graduates of the Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) Executive Leadership Academy.

Tammy Bayto, Dean of Allied Health and Professional Services at Oconee Fall Line Technical College, was among the 27 academy graduates who were congratulated by TSCG Commissioner Ron Jackson during a dinner in Savannah on May 13, 2014.

“The TCSG Executive Leadership Academy is entirely focused on developing the next great leaders for Georgia’s technical colleges,” said Commissioner Ron Jackson. “The academy’s programs provide our rising executives with unique opportunities to increase their knowledge of the TCSG while also obtaining valuable leadership experience.”

Participation in the academy is highly selective and by invitation only. Bayto was nominated to attend the academy by OFTC President Dr. Lloyd Horadan and then approved by the Executive Leadership Academy’s board of directors.