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Technical College Receives Grant

Sandersville Technical College received a grant from the Tri-County EMC last month.

The grant will fund the CNA certification exam for nine Putnam County High School dual enrollment students.

Last month, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 13 applications, totaling $30,093 in OperationRoundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. That's according to a Tri-County EMC news release.

Operation Roundup is funded by the voluntary contributions of Tri-County EMC Members to the Tri-CountyEMC Foundation

Participants in the program have their monthly bill rounded up to the next dollar and thedifference is donated to Operation Roundup. Any individuals wishing to make a tax-deductible donation tothe foundation may contact Lindsay Graham at 478.986.8126 or mail a check payable to: Tri-County EMCFoundation, Inc., P.O. Box 487, Gray, GA 31032.

Public Cyber School to Host Info. Session

Georgia Connections Academy (GACA), the state’s first full-time K-12 virtual charter school, is hosting a local information session to educate parents and families about GACA’s unique curriculum, which uses technology and more to deliver individualized education for each student.

The information session will be held Wednesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the SpringHill Suites in Macon.

That's according to a GACA news release.

Because GACA is a Georgia public school, there are no costs for tuition, fees or supplies.

Georgia Connections Academy can enroll students in grades K-12 from anywhere in the state, and will offer a high-quality, highly accountable, tuition-free public education option.

Enrollment is now being accepted for the 2011-2012 school year.