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The Lyndon B. Johnson Job Corps CCC celebrated the accomplishments of 22 graduates with a commencement ceremony in which the recipients received diplomas, GEDs and certificates of completion from their vocational trades.

One of the graduates, Letman Williams had the privilege this past summer to serve an internship as a Forestry Technician at the Coweeta Research Station in Otto, in addition to serving another six weeks at the Marcell Experimental Station in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Even though Letman completed Office Administration as a vocation, he has been willing to explore other avenues such as internships, work base learning opportunities, and researching labor market information so he can compete in an ever changing job market.

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David Green said he and his classmates learned that “physics can be fun.”

It all started with a special delivery project for the holiday season in Matt Cass’ physics class at Southwestern Community College.

Cass told his students that Santa was getting old and tired of climbing down the chimney. Their assignment was to design a prototype to help Santa drop presents directly down the chimney from his flying sleigh.

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Community members, athletes recognized.

During Monday night's Board of Education Meeting, school board members approved an additional $14,000 to be spent on teacher training for the Lindamood-Bell Learning Process (LBLP), bringing the total cost, thus far, to about $330K.

LBLP provides the school district with specialized instruction for students and employees at East Franklin, South Macon, Iotla Valley and Cartoogechaye Elementary schools; Nantahala School, Highlands School, Mountain View Intermediate School and Macon Middle School. The learning process focuses on reading enrichment that is expected to be beneficial in several areas of learning.

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Dozens of students, faculty and staff members gathered last Friday at Macon County Schools Central Office for a retirement reception to celebrate Pam Collins’ 23 years of service and dedication to Macon County.

Retiring from her position as Community Coordinator, Collins began her career in Macon County as a speech pathologist and has since taken on a multitude of different roles.

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