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Over the next few months, members of the Macon County Board of Education will be interviewing a pool of candidates in search of the county's next superintendent. In mid-September the board narrowed down the applicants from 18 to six contenders.

After soliciting community input on what qualifications the next superintendent should embody, as well as input from Macon County school staff and community stake-holders, the Board of Education compiled a list of desired attributes that helped narrow down the search for who will be best suited for Macon County schools.

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Last Friday, Macon Early College concluded Spirit Week by having a "Principal Gibbs Look-A-Like" day.

The event was planned without Principal Todd Gibbs’ knowledge.

Students and staff participated by wearing long sleeve button-up shirts, khaki pants, ties with attached pens, and Principal Gibbs name tags.

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Sheriff Robbie Holland presented certificates of appreciation and participation to eight Franklin High School students chosen to participate in Boys and Girls State program sponsored by The American Legion.

FHS counselors nominated and recommended the students for the honor of going to Raleigh to conduct mock government procedures including electing a sheriff, representatives, and other office holders and conduct government business.

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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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