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The Macon County School District’s budget is comprised of funds from local, state, and federal dollars, all of which are used to keep the lights on and the doors open. With an obligation to educate the children in Macon County, the school board aims to ensure that every dollar is spent as wisely as possible.

With a budget that totals about $10 million less than the overall operating budget for the county, Macon County Schools formally adopted the 2014-15 school year budget resolution during the October board meeting.


Red Herring Puppeteer conducts workshop at East Franklin

Lisa Sturz with Red Herring Puppets held a workshop at East Franklin School on Tuesday.

Kayla Schulte’s kindergarten class learned how to make shadow puppets. They traced Halloween shapes, cut them out, added color and a stick. After they had made their puppets, the kids put on a puppet show.

The award-winning Red Herring Puppets will present “The Big Dipper: Calendar, Compass & Clock,” on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m., in the Franklin High School Fine Arts Center. The performance will include more than two dozen beautifully crafted marionettes and twice as many shadow images.


Macon’s candidates for graduation presented


To help supply the workforce for a growing industry, Southwestern Community College has secured the necessary equipment to start a craft brewing program.

Class starts Oct. 23 at SCC’s Jackson Campus and will meet from 5-10 p.m. on Thursdays through Dec. 18. Teaching the course will be Taylor Rogers, a brewer at Frog Level Brewing in Waynesville.

Course content will focus on understanding the brewing process and beer ingredients. Students will also gain a base knowledge of beer history, the beer industry, ingredient identification and purpose, steps of the brewing process and an introduction to the styles of beer. Those who successfully complete the program will be eligible for employment in the industry.



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