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School Board Passes Promotion/Retention Guidelines - Director of Schools Considers 2-Year Contract PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

School board members scheduled a special called meeting on Monday night, March 30th, to act on the revision of criteria for credit requirements for promotion and retention as well as address approval of the Director of Schools contract.  

At the close of the meeting Board Member Wilmore stated, “In a special called meeting, only the information on the agenda shall be discussed.”  The next regular scheduled meeting of the board of education will be held on Thursday night, April 9th at 6:00 p.m. at the Board of Education.  

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Newberry & Sons Chairs to Receive Governor's Arts Award PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

 

Tennessee’s highest honor in the arts will be awarded April 14th to eight recipients that exemplify the state’s finest cultural traditions including Macon County’s own Newberry & Sons Chairs.

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Maburn Dyer Passes Away - Leaves Behind A Legacy of Community Service PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Throughout the weekend folks gathered at Alexander Funeral Home to honor the memory of a beloved man, Maburn Earl Dyer, who passed away on March 26, 2009. At the close of the memorial service on Sunday afternoon, March 29th, his funeral precession was led by 19 various patrol cars, as well as a fire engine, all paying respects to a true community servant.
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Local Teacher Accused of Abuse After Paddling Leaves Bruises PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Fairlane Elementary kindergarten teacher Teresa Gregory was suspended for five days, without pay, for allegedly leaving bruises on the rear-end of 5-year-old student Courtni Biggers.
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Lafayette Man Charged with Texting Sexual Photos to 11-year-old PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Putnam County grand jury has indicted 21-year-old Daniel Kurtis Birdwell, of Lafayette, for sexual exploitation of a minor.

According to the Cookeville Herald Citizen, Birdwell met the 11-year-old girl in a chat room last fall, sent her sexual photos via text message and asked for photos from her.

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