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READ encourages literacy
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Reading Education Association of Dawson County (READ) board member and former schoolteacher Julie Hughes Nix helps distribute thesauruses to 8th grade students at Riverview Middle School. Last week, READ donated thesauruses to 8th graders at both Dawson County middle schools to promote literacy and help students expand their vocabularies. This week, September 12-18, has been designated Literacy Week in Georgia, where approximately 1.4 million adults have not completed high school or received a General Equivalency Degree (GED).