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Our collaborative News page features stories about our work, partners, and events. We welcome all news stories that relate to Family Connection. To submit your news stories, click on the Contact Us button on the left side of this page or email your stories to Janet Cavin at baldwinfamilyconnection@gmail.com.

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25 Things You should Know about Region 6

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Georgia Family Connection turned 25 in 2016, so we’re taking you on a journey—region by region—throughout our anniversary year to show you the landscape for children and families across our state. Read more

Father/Daughter Team Making A Great Impact on Healthy Living

Tom Glover and his daughter, Stella, have made some significant changes in their lifestyles and are great role models for families across Baldwin County. Tom is the owner of Cogentes here in Milledgeville. It is the only Gold Level bike …
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4th Annual Literacy Fair

On January 30th, the 4th annual Literacy Fair was held at the Milledgeville Mall. The Board of Education sponsors this event and all types of literacy that would interest families are highlighted. Read this article from our local newspaper.

Habitat for Humanity Southeast Regional Summit to be held in Milledgeville

Check out this great article on the Habitat Summit post on the Union Recorder.

Baldwin Chosen for Eastern Regional Habitat for Humanity Summit

Read this great article about the 2016 Baldwin Habitat for Humanity Summit. We have some amazing community partners.

A Reading Room Created by Northridge Christian Church

Northridge Christian Church, a long time partner with the Harrisburg neighborhood, has transformed a cluttered supply closet into a magnificent reading room. The exposed duct work became the trunks of two trees where the kids can get into their tent …
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A Big Thank You!

A big shout out and thank to First Baptist, First United Methodist and Northridge Christian Churches along with the Chard Wray Food Pantry for providing Blessing Bags for hungry kids each Friday. These kids receive a lunch size paper sack …
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Joey Mullins Passed Away This Weekend

Good afternoon.There is no easy way for me to say what I have to say. Our friend and colleague, Joey Mullins, went home to be with the Lord over the weekend. Joey’s wife, Diane, expressed Joey’s love for Family Connection. …
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Get Georgia Reading Summit Inspires Communities to Take Action

Get Georgia Reading Summit Inspires Communities to Take Action

Oakhill Middle School Teacher’s Appearance on NBC’s Today Show

We have some great teachers in Baldwin County. Beth Joiner is one of the 7th grade gifted program teachers. She deserves this great honor!  Read on for all the details:

Get Georgia Reading – An important step for literacy in Georgia

An important step for literacy in Georgia  

2015 Georgia Bike Summit to be held in Milledgeville

The 6th annual Georgia Bike Summit presented by Bike Law and Stantec will be held in Milledgeville, GA November 6-8, 2015.  Take advantage of Early Bird registration discounts now through August 31st! Interested in sponsoring the Summit? Download our Sponsor Form, …
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Annual School Uniform Drive

Annual uniform drive helps local children

Bike rodeo promotes exercise, community

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Bike rodeo promotes exercise, community    

Report: Ga. making gains in family wellness

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Georgia making gains in family wellness

Milledgeville to receive grant to fight childhood obesity

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The Milledgeville City Council renewed a partnership with the Live Healthy Baldwin organization in order to get a grant for $75,000 from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation to fight childhood obesity. This is the third time the city and Live Healthy …
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Georgia Jumps Two Spots to 40th in National Ranking of Child and Family Well-Being

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State continues to improve, but still lags the nation, presenting big challenges and opportunities Georgia climbed two spots to 40th in an annual national ranking of child and family well-being. But even with the improved ranking, more than one in …
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FootHills Education School to Open

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FootHills Education School to Open 

Parents’ Denial Fuels Childhood Obesity Epidemic

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Parents’ Denial Fuels Childhood Obesity Epidemic  

Fall Line Farmers Market

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          Fall Line Farmers Market 237 Harrisburg Rd. Site of the Lucille Harris Community Garden Every 2nd & 4th Saturday 9:00 a.m. to Noon Join us this Saturday, June 13th! We support local farmers, bakers and …
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Fall Line Farmers Market Is Now Open

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Fall Line Farmers Market Is Now Open

Harrisburg Health Challenge

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Join us this June for the Harrisburg Health Challenge!  Form a team with your family and friends, log your physical activity to earn points and prizes. Get points for over 70 different activities such as walking, biking, gardening, fishing, dancing …
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Cottage Food Business Workshop

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Interested in selling your home-made food specialities?  Attend this free presentation and learn how! Cottage Food Business Workshop Tuesday, June 16 6 to 7 p.m. C.P.Lee Community Center 237 Harrisburg Rd Presented by Baldwin County Health Department and Georgia Dept. of …
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Georgia Foster Care Report Finds ‘Every Kid Needs A Family’

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Georgia Foster Care Report Finds ‘Every Kid Needs A Family’

Bicycles for Kids in Baldwin County

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Bicycles for Kids in Baldwin County      

Harrisburg Neighborhood Chosen For Grant Opportunity

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News Release Alexandra Leahy, Program Officer 478-750-9338, ext. 104 aleahy@cfcga.org www.cfcga.org Community Foundation of Central Georgia Announces New Neighborhood Grant Program Central Georgia — The media is invited to attend a news conference on Friday, March 20 at 2 p.m. in …
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2014 School Climate Star Ratings

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Georgia Releases 2014 School Climate Star Ratings The Georgia Department of Education yesterday released its first School Climate Star Ratings. The 2014 ratings are based on survey results and data from the 2013-2014 school year. School climate refers to the …
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Georgia’s Civic Health Index

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Georgia’s Civic Health Index

Campaign Director Presents Get Georgia Reading to House Education Committee

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Campaign Director Presents Get Georgia Reading to House Education Committee

3rd Annual Literacy Fair

The Baldwin County Board of Education held the 3rd annual literacy fair this past Saturday.  Baldwin County schools and many community partners participated to highlight the need for us to continue to  promote literacy throughout our community.  It was a …
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Walk Across Baldwin – A Success!

  Look at this great group of folks who “Walked Across Baldwin”!  We set out from the Collins P. Lee Center in Harrisburg and walked 5 miles to the Sallie Davis Ellis House on Georgia College’s Campus to raise awareness …
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Walk Across Baldwin

Baldwin Family Connection and Live Healthy Baldwin are sponsoring a Walk Across Baldwin event on Saturday, January 10 beginning at 10 am. We are hoping this will be one more way to raise awareness in our community of the need …
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Fall Line Farmers Market Moving to Harrisburg Park

Fall Line Farmers Market Moving to Harrisburg Park

The Budd Group Provides Grant Funds

The Budd Group, who has the contract to clean all the schools and buildings for our Board of Education in Baldwin County, has generously given Family Connection a grant for $5000! These funds are to be used for the Blessing …
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November Collaborative Meeting

Our next Family Connection Collaborative meeting is this Wednesday, November 19 at 11 a.m. at the Board of Education. We have some exciting news to share and would like to hear all your agency/institution’s news as well. Please join us!

Two Generation Approach to Family Health and Well Being

Every year since the Annie E. Casey Foundation released its first national KIDS COUNT Data Book a quarter century ago, it’s been the same bad news for Georgia. This state trails most of the nation in almost every indicator of …
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Blessing Bags Program Highlighted on Fox 24 News

Blessing Bags Program

Community Building

Recently, our garden manager at the Lucille Harris Community Garden, Joe Ward, said, “We are not just building a garden. We are building a community.” Truer words have never been spoken. Mr. Joe put the ongoing efforts in the Harrisburg …
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Summer Uniform Drive

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For the second year, Communities in School and Family Connection are partnering to gather new and gently used uniforms for the upcoming school year. We are accepting collared shirts in red, white and navy, pants and shorts in khaki, black …
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Rotary Club Gives Donation for Blessing Bag Program

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The local Rotary Club recently gave Family Connection $1000 for the Blessing Bag Program. These funds will provide food for needy children across our county who find themselves hungry over the weekend. The funds will be distributed between the following …
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Health Fair

A health fair for low income and uninsured community members will be held this Saturday, January 18th at Flagg Chapel Baptist Church from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Health fair for low income and uninsured community members

Literacy Fair

The 2nd annual Literacy Fair will be held this Saturday, January 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Milledgeville Mall.

Blessing Bag Program Receives a Tri-County EMC Grant

The Tri-County EMC recently gave $1000 toward the Blessing Bag Program. This program currently feeds 150 hungry children over the weekend. First Baptist Church serves 50 children at Eagle Ridge Elementary and hopes to increase this to 100 children in …
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Helping Healthy Choices Become Easy Choices in Baldwin County

Helping Healthy Choices Become Easy Choices in Baldwin County  BY DIANA ST. LIFER Telling families about the importance of exercise and eating healthy is one thing; providing opportunities for them to engage in that behavior is another. Bridging that gap …
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Blessing Bags Program

Blessing Bags Ministry Two local churches are helping to feed hungry children across our county. First Baptist Church is preparing 50 weekend food bags for the students at Eagle Ridge Elementary and First United Methodist is preparing the same number …
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Milledgeville’s Efforts to Decrease Childhood Obesity Highlighted on WSB

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WSB is currently airing news spots on the efforts across our state to decrease childhood obesity rates. Recently, they traveled to Milledgeville/Baldwin County to discuss our efforts. Please watch the clip below. Milledgeville’s Efforts to Decrease Childhood Obesity

Weekend Food Program to Begin in August

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We are looking forward to beginning the weekend food program again this school year. Thanks to the vision and generosity of Wes and Laura Cummings and some great folks at First Baptist Church we will add a new school this …
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Summer 2013 Newsletter

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Baldwin Family Connection Summer Newsletter

Child Trends of the Class of 2013

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Child Trends, based in Bethesda, Md., is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that provides valuable information and insights on the well-being of children and youth. For more than 30 years, policymakers, funders, educators and service providers in the U.S. and …
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School Uniform Drive

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Baldwin Family Connection and Communities in School are sponsoring a school uniform drive this summer. We are seeking collared shirts in red, navy and white and khaki pants in all sizes. We are also collecting belts (brown and black), underwear …
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Habitat Works to Revitalize Harrisburg Area

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Harrisburg Community Gets Computer Access

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Harrisburg Community Gets Computer Access