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For the very first time, officials  raised a flag outside of the Macon County Board of Education Central Office on Monday, April 15.

Interim Superintendent Dr. Jim Duncan had submitted a request to Senator Richard Burr’s office last November to obtain a flag that had been flown over the United States Capitol. That request was fulfilled and Macon County received a flag that was flown over the United States Capitol on Dec. 11, 2012.

David Curtis and the county's maintenance department worked to get the flag pole in place to begin flying the flag.

Photos by Travis Tallent

 


 

Clowning around for books

The ambassador clowns (Cherie and Dave Gregg) from the Ringling Brothers Circus visited the Macon County Children's Library and Macon Program for Progress on Tuesday, April 16.

The event, which was made possible through the library, kicked off a literacy program that allows local children to earn a free ticket to the circus by picking up their reading coupon at the library.

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A group of Macon Early College and Franklin High Schools students have returned from a nine-day adventure touring Europe. Visiting London, Rome, Italy, and Germany the group of 28 teachers and students explored destinations such as the Alps, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Sistine Chapel.

“The trip was fantastic,” said MEC teacher Meghan Reynolds. “We had a few mishaps after we landed in London, with our flight to Rome being cancelled. It took us two days, and four separate flights to get to Rome, but once we got there, the trip was amazing. The kids saw a lot and learned a lot, and it was awesome to be able to experience that with them.”

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Janeka Whitley has been nominated for the “Women in Nontraditional Occupations” and the “Golden Boot Award.”

The purpose of the award is to solicit nominees from the Job Corps Community for the 2013 Better Occupational Opportunities for Tradeswomen (B.O.O.T.) student recognition award and the Paramount Instructor Award.

Nontraditional occupations for women are described by the Department of Labor as those in which women comprise 25 percent or less of those employed.

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