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Haslam’s budget announcement spells no teacher pay hike

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:42 am

EDITOR brian justice   Gov. Bill Haslam says he won’t be able to give state employees and teachers a pay increase next year mainly because of reductions due to an ongoing decline in revenue collections, and that statement means the Franklin County Board of Education might be going back to the budget drawing board. Haslam said in an Associated Press story that poor revenue collections are forcing him to make

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  • FCHS students learn about alternative energy

    Posted on March 28, 2014 at 11:07 am

    ERPUD with students1

      The National Defense Cadet Corps (NDCC) cadets at Franklin County High School recently expanded their energy education knowledge. Because the  cadets wanted to know more about the future of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and its application as an alternative energy source for transportation so they recently visited with Elk River Public Utility representatives. Don Keele and Mr. Lavoid Baltimore of  ERPUD gave a presentation on the environmental and economic

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  • Career Day exposes students to opportunities

    Posted on February 10, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Alan Bunch, with Russell Barnett, speaks to students in a session on auto mechanics.

    STAFF WRITER deidre ortiz The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is known as a local business and industry support system, but it’s not unusual for the organization to use its connections to provide educational opportunities for students. With the help of a large group of local business representatives, the Franklin County Chamber organized a Career Day at North Middle School. Middle school students from North, South and Huntland participated in

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