Monday, May 14 2018 15:54

Growth Report Proves Head Start's Worth

Written by Randy Weldon
The recent growth report for four-year-olds served by the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council Head Start Program indicates that children are making significant progress among the six domains of measurement. Children are assessed in the fall, winter, and spring of the school year. Click here to view a graph that shows the gains from the fall assement to the spring assessment by indicating the percentage of four-year-olds who met or exceeded widely held expectations for each domain. It is often asked if Head Start is a worthwhile investment. We feel that these gains provide a resounding answer of YES! We…
Friday, August 31 2018 13:17

LIHEAP Set to Open November 1

Written by Randy Weldon
Georgia's regular Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will open at 8:00 a.m. on November 1 for homebound and elderly households (all adults in household must be age 65 or over or physically homebound). Households with individuals who have documented life-threatening medical conditions and who are in danger of imminent cut-off of their heating source may also apply. The program provides financial assistance to low-income households to help defray their home heating costs. Please note the following: Disabled individuals (unless homebound) will not be eligible to be served OR put on the waiting list in November. They must call in December to…
With temperatures getting cooler outside, there are many easy steps you can take this winter to reduce the amount of energy that you're using and lower your utility bill.  Here are some suggestions you can do at home at absolutely no cost to you! Turn down your thermostat to 68 degrees. For every degree you lower your heat in the 60-degree to 70-degree range, you'll save up to 5 percent on heating costs. Wear warm clothing like a sweater and socks and set your thermostat to 68 degrees or lower during the day and evening, health permitting. Set the thermostat…