Buzz: GNTC opens adult learning center in Cedartown. Floyd elections board meets Tuesday. DOT’s upcoming paving plans. Floyd elected officials committee meets this afternoon.

Buzz: GNTC opens adult learning center in Cedartown. Floyd elections board meets Tuesday. DOT’s upcoming paving plans. Floyd elected officials committee meets this afternoon.

Located off North Park Boulevard in Cedartown stands Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s new Cedartown Adult Learning Center, which will begin offering free English as a Second Language  classes on Monday, March 8.

Recently renovated, it includes classrooms, a computer lab, a conference room, offices and bonus spaces that GNTC’s Office of Adult Education can utilize. Anne Clay, GNTC’s Adult Education lead teacher and site manager, says the site is offering ESL classes and enrollment is open.

“This is such a beautiful building,” she said. “Several students have already registered to start classes on Monday.”

Students interested in the free classes can contact GNTC’s Cedartown Adult Learning Center at 770-684-7521 to set up an assessment. Clay said student assessments cover their English skills in four areas, reading, writing, listening and speaking. After the assessment, the center develops a learning plan for the students based on national ESL standards. Classes will take place in the evenings based on student availability.

Angela Freeman will lead the classes and says she is eager to meet her students. Freeman is a retired teacher and joined GNTC two years ago to teach Adult Education classes. “I love teaching and to be honest I missed it,” she said. “I wanted to continue teaching after retirement and it is such a rewarding experience.”

Enrollment will stay open after classes begin on Monday and students can be phased in once they are enrolled, said Clay. GNTC’s Adult Education also offers ESL courses on the Floyd County Campus, Gordon County Campus and Whitfield Murray Campus. For more information, email adulted@gntc.edu.


The Floyd County Board of Elections will meet on Tuesday, March 9, in the Community Room in the County Administration Building at 12 E. Fourth Ave.  Caucus will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the meeting immediately following.  The meetings are open to the public.  Everyone in attendance is asked to wear a mask and to practice social distancing.


Northwest Georgia received almost $16 million in new contracts in January. Of local interest are:
  • Resurfacing 7.4 miles of US 2.7. in Polk County. The contract was awarded for $4.2 million with a completion date of Dec. 31.
  • Resurfacing 3.5 miles of the SR 1 Loop in Floyd County. The project will cost approximately $1.7 million and be completed Dec. 31.

The Floyd County Board of Commissioners’ Elected Officials Committee will meet on Friday, March 5, virtually 2:30 p.m.  The agenda:

I. Call to Order
III. Public Participation
IV. Welcome to the Committee & Committee Background
V. Superior Court
VI. Juvenile Court
VII. Magistrate Court
VIII. Probate Court
IX. DA’s Office
X. Clerk of Court’s Office
XI. Sheriff’s Office
XII. Tax Commissioner’s Office
XIII. Coroner’s Office
XIV. Chair’s Report
XV. Manager’s Report
XVI. Other Business
XVII. Adjourn

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