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When a child receives a book, she gets far more than a colorful story. When you give a child a book, you are giving him a gift that can inspire a lifelong love of reading, which will undoubtedly increase the child's proficiency and competency in the classroom. Reading at an early age helps a child bond with the adults who read to her. In addition to building strong personal connections, being read to at an early age improves the opportunity for a child to make important connections between images, words and sounds, which will build her vocabulary during the crucial period of early brain development.

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Group shines light on U.S. most important document.

Constitution Week was observed all over the country this week, Sept. 17-23. The Battle of Sugartown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Franklin have been out in full force promoting and celebrating America’s most important document.

Judith Hughes, Regent, made a request of Mayor Joe Collins and the Franklin Town Board of Aldermen for a proclamation declaring Constitution Week in Franklin.

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The Macon County Board of Education voted to increase the number of teachers in the district to compensate for overcrowding in several elementary school classrooms. During its September meeting, the school board approved three new teaching positions and one teacher's assistant position for Iotla Valley and East Franklin Elementary schools.

The decision to hire additional staff comes after June's regularly scheduled meeting of the Macon County Board of Education, when Dan Moore, Director of Personnel for the school system, informed board members that Macon County was facing a serious overcrowding problem in several schools in the district.

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Landscaping improvements at Webster Enterprises were recently completed by participants in the Job Development Training program. New and expanded flowerbeds at entrances and a stone walk to and around the facility’s flagpole were designed by Curtis Johnson, a program participant.

The two-day project involved soil preparation, planting, constructing borders and covering areas with mulch. More than 40 man hours were involved in the projects.

Pictured are (L-R) Cecil Thommes, Tim Rector, Jason Sands, Webster Enterprises quality control director, Curtis Johnson and Judy Donaldson. Not pictured, were participant Caleb Bass and Zack Watson, adjustment job coach, who assisted in the supervision.

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published: 10/18/2013
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