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County to focus on literacy improvements

September 7, 2005

Sylvester- The Worth County Board of Commissioners was presented with a special proclamation from the Department of Technical and Adult Education recognizing the community as a participant in the Certified Literate Community Program.

In addition, Sylvester, Warwick, Poulan, and Sumner all received road signs they'll be able to post in their communities.

"This program is aimed at those 16 and older without a high school diploma or a GED for them to continue their education because we know that less than 15% of our jobs today do not require a high school diploma or GED. That is the minimum," says Rozanne Eubanks of the Southwest Georgia Regional Development Center.

Program organizers say becoming a certified literate community means making a 10-year commitment to get the community involved in improving the literacy of both adults and children living in the area.

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