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For the second year, Franklin High School sophomore Amber Sellino has been rallying her classmates and using social media to spread the word about National Suicide Prevention Day, scheduled for Sept. 10. Participants are encouraged to wear yellow to bring awareness to suicide.

After seeing a photo on a social media website about suicide awareness/prevention day last year, Sellino took to social media to get her friends involved. Her efforts had a chain reaction far greater than she could ever have imagined. Last year, through a Facebook group Sellino started, 10,000 invites were sent out around the world and more than 1,300 responded agreeing to participate in the day by wearing yellow in support of suicide prevention. With the success of last year's event, Sellino decided to work to spread the word again this year.


Southwestern Community College welcomed back faculty for the fall semester on Monday, Aug. 19, at the Jackson Campus.

Faculty and staff were presented various awards and also got updates from several college officials.


Testing protocol to change as of January 2, 2014.

The evening of July 30 was an opportunity for Southwestern Community College’s General Equivalency Development (GED) and Adult High School (AHS) graduates to celebrate their accomplishments.

It was also a time to get challenged.


This Saturday, Macon residents will be able to donate school supplies to Macon County children during the “Fill the Bus” campaign. School buses will be parked at Wal-Mart, Kmart, and Big Lots from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

“We will probably take the buses out to the locations early and get the signs up so more people will know that it's coming up on Saturday,” said Karen Norton who works for the Macon County School System and is heading up the effort.

“We accept any and all school supplies. We also accept monetary donations.”


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