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School Board meeting rescheduled Key topic: Director search

Posted on February 19, 2015 at 8:49 am

EDITOR brian justice   The Franklin County School Board’s special called meeting, scheduled for this past Tuesday to discuss school director interviewing procedures, has been postponed until Monday. The board will meet at the Central Office, 215 S. College St., at 6:30 p.m. Board Chairman Kevin Caroland explained Tuesday morning, following updated weather reports, why the meeting was called off. “After talking individually with everyone this morning concerning the weather

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  • Dr. Tammy Grissom Stanley Bean School director field narrowed; includes Bean

    Posted on February 13, 2015 at 5:00 am

    EDITOR brian justice The search for a new Franklin County School System director has been narrowed to five candidates with North Middle School Principal Stanley Bean making the short list. Dr. Tammy Grissom, Tennessee School Boards Association executive director, presented the Board of Education Monday with the candidate selection list, capping an extensive search that began in August 2014 when TSBA was approached by the school system to lead the

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  • Commission to select new School Board member

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

    EDITOR brian justice   With important steps in a school director search fast approaching, the Franklin County Commission will hold a special meeting Monday to consider a replacement for School Board Member Mike Holmes who recently resigned. The commission will meet at 7 p.m. at the Franklin County Courthouse. Citing a residential move outside Franklin County School System’s Eighth District, Holmes tendered his resignation on Jan. 13 County Mayor Richard

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  • Local students recognized for academic achievement

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

        UT Knoxville     Joseph Barnes of Winchester was honored with placement on the fall 2014 dean’s list at Tennessee Tech University Knoxville. Barnes is a 2014 honors graduate of Franklin County High School. He is in his freshman year studying pre-med and accounting. His parents are Troy and Angela Barnes. Students on the dean’s list must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or greater while enrolled in 12

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  • School Board Appreciation Week begins Sunday

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Gov. Bill Haslam has declared Jan. 25-31, 2015 as School Board Appreciation Week in Tennessee, and the Franklin County School District is joining public school districts from across the state to celebrate the occasion and honor local board members for their commitment to the community and its children. A press release from the governor’s office says that School Board Week “helps build awareness and understanding of the vital functions our

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  • School Board concurs to rezone former FCHS property

    Posted on December 12, 2014 at 5:00 am

    EDITOR brian justice   As a goodwill gesture with a two-fold purpose, the Franklin County Board of Education has approved rezoning the former Franklin County High School property to accommodate a Farmer’s Market pavilion and a possible vocational-technical facility. The board approved the measure in a 6-0 vote Monday with members Lance Williams and Gary Hanger being absent from the meeting. Gov. Bill Haslam recently announced that the state has

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  • Organ donation focus of health science class

    Posted on December 1, 2014 at 8:27 am

     ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy Students in health science classes at Franklin County High School have been busy learning how to improve health and save lives. Most recently, the Tennessee Donor Services of Chattanooga visited with about 350 students in health science classes to educate them on the process of becoming an organ donor, the benefits of organ donation, and the process of organ donation and recovery. Students have also been

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