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Gregg Hedden, a 1990 graduate of Franklin High School, has been promoted as assistant principal at Cass Middle School in Cartersville, Ga.

He has been a counselor at Cass Middle for nine years as well as a basketball coach at Cass Middle and Cass High School.

Hedden is the son of Jim and Sue Hedden of Franklin.





A Western Carolina University initiative to support beginning teachers in Western North Carolina systems has received a $30,000 grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.

The grant was awarded to Janice Holt, executive director of teacher recruitment, advising and career support at Western Carolina University, for a project titled “Support and Professional Development for the Enhancement of the 21st Century Professional Standards.”


East Franklin Elementary and Franklin Kiwanis recently recognized East Franklin Elementary's Terrific Kids. This month's highlighted character trait was Caring.




School board splits on 2011/12 calendar option

Macon County schools have applied for a waiver from the State Board of Education that would allow them adopt an alternative calendar for the next school year which would include two, week-long periods for students to catch up or brush up on school subjects. In addition, the alternative calendar moves the school start date to earlier in August, allowing the district to finish the first semester before the beginning of the end-of-year holidays.

If the waiver is approved and the alternative calendar accepted, the 2011/12 school year will begin on Aug. 4, three weeks earlier than the traditional calendar preference which the school board has approved as a back-up in case the waiver is denied.


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