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There are many ways to find coronavirus tests in the Milledgeville/Sparta area.



Augusta University has free, drive up, no screening testing available three days a week in Sparta at the address below. This testing is open to Milledgeville residents as well.

The testing is from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the following address:


Gov. Brian Kemp issued an executive order to close all public schools in Georgia beginning Wednesday. Schools from elementary through college and technical schools are included in the order to remained closed from March 18 through March 31.

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Georgia has been given the green light by the U.S. Department of Education to experiment with leaving high stakes, year-end testing behind.

But now Georgia and three other states — New Hampshire, North Carolina and Louisiana — have permission to find other federally compliant ways to assess students.

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It looks like the Georgia Milestones test might not be tied to grade promotion this year after all.

So far, students in third, fifth and eighth grades had to perform up to grade level in core areas of study to pass onto the next grade.