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Jackson County Clerk of Court Ann Melton swore in Gary M. Shields Tuesday night, Oct. 25, as the newest member of the Southwestern Community College Board of Trustees. Recommended by the Macon County Board of Commissioners, Shields, a Macon County native, was appointed by the Jackson County Board of Commissioners.

A retired educator, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Gardner-Webb College and a master’s in school administration from the University of North Carolina- Charlotte. He also has a master’s in guidance counseling from Western Carolina University. His career as an educator spans 37 years. Shields was employed in the Macon County School System for 29 years as a teacher, guidance counselor, elementary principal and high school principal. Before retiring in June 2010, he served for 21 years as principal of Franklin High School.

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Patsy Clinton (R), service and mission chair of First Presbyterian Church of Franklin, receives a $500 donation from the Rotary Club of Franklin from club member Vic Perry.

The donation is helping to fund the church's Thanksgiving meals program for the lonely and needy. The presentation was made at the Oct. 26 meeting of the Rotary Club of Franklin.

 

 

 

 

 

County Manager Jack Horton has announced that Lori Hall has been selected as the new finance director for Macon County. Hall replaces Evelyn Southard, long time county finance director who retired at the end of October.

Hall assumed her duties with Macon County Monday, Oct. 31. Hall was selected from among some two dozen applicants for the job according to Horton. “The selection process has been extremely thorough and time consuming,” stated Horton, “but necessary due to the tremendous responsibility this vital position carries for Macon County.”

Before accepting the position with Macon County, Hall had served as finance director for the City of Kings Mountain beginning in 1996. Prior to that appointment, she worked as a clerk in accounting and collections for the city.

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Dr. Nathan L. Brenner (R) of Franklin Family Dentistry was recently recognized by Larry Stenger and the Franklin Daybreak Rotary club for his humanitarian donation of dental equipment to help children in developing countries.

Rotary is a world wide professional organization in 200 countries with more than 1.2 million members whose mission is to provide fellowship and humanitarian services to both local and global communities.

The Franklin Daybreak Rotary Club meets every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at Angel Medical Center for breakfast.

 

 

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