Cordele — Jody Pate, 4th grade teacher at Southwestern Elementary, led a recent parent workshop on improving math skills. She shared with the parents how students are transitioning from Georgia Performance Standards to Common Core Standards. The parents learned about strategies and techniques they could use to reinforce skills and encourage higher order thinking. Everyone left with pamphlets that contained apps and websites that could be used at home.
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Semi trailer overturns
No one was injured after a semi trailer overturned, almost losing the load of plywood it was carrying.
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City of Rochelle threatened with suit
Officials here have been served with a notice of intent to file citizen suit under the Clean Water Act.
Afternoon wreck slows traffic
Traffic was slowed on 16th Avenue and Pecan Street as first responders worked a three-vehicle accident this afternoon.
Former taxicab company employee charged with jewelry theft
A previous driver for All Stretched Out Taxicab has been charged with the theft of $10,250 worth of jewelry from the home of his former employer.
Police arrest pair in connection with strong-arm robbery
City police have arrested two of five local men allegedly involved in a strong-armed robbery and have charged two Floridians with bringing stolen property into the state and theft by taking.
Plant sale today
Crisp County High School FFA is concluding its "graduation" plant sale this afternoon.
Michelle Brazel named Crisp teacher of the year
A second grade teacher at J. S. Pate for the past 14 years, Michelle Brazel has been named Crisp County’s teacher of the year.
‘Pigs in the Park’ festival held Saturday
Despite rainy weather conditions there was a good turnout for Saturday's 'Pigs in the Park' Festival held at the Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park.
Difficulties with cutest kids online voting
The Cordele Dispatch is currently experiencing some technical difficulties with the online voting for our Cutest Kids contest.
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