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Adam Queen advances to nationals

Recently Franklin High School Career and Technical Education students competed at the Skills USA state competition in Greensboro, N.C.

This involved competing in various areas such as carpentry, welding, debate, promotional bulletin board and tool identification.

Competing in Greensboro were Chris Southard, Ansley Taylor, Justin McClure, and Charlie Bell, Adam Queen, Anthony Comesanas, Kory Emery, Sean McCall, and Bobby Parrish.

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Reasons for East Franklin principal’s suspension still unclear

With the reasons for his January suspension still unclear, East Franklin Elementary principal, Terry Bradley, resigned at the end of the 90 day investigation period. At a faculty meeting of East Franklin teachers last week, Superintendent Dan Brigman announced that he had received a letter of resignation from Bradley the previous Friday on April 29.

The resignation will be brought before the school board for approval at its next regular meeting, said Brigman on Monday, adding that he could not comment on the issues surrounding Bradley's suspension or the reasons given for his resignation. In line with public employee records statute, the letter of resignation will not be made part of Bradley's publicly available employee records.

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Breaking ground for the new Conrad G. Burrell Center at Southwestern Community College are, from left, Boyce Detiz, regional representative for Congressman Heath Shuler, Jackson County Interim Manager Chuck Wooten, Jackson County Commissioner Mark Jones, Representative Phil Haire, SCC Board of Trustee Pete Penland, SCC Interim President Janet Burnette, SCC Board of Trustee Jerry Sutton, SCC President Emeritus Cecil Groves, SCC Board of Trustee Vance Davidson, SCC Board of Trustee founding member Paul Holt and SCC Chairman of the Board Conrad Burrell.

The Wayne Proffitt Memorial Scholarship was awarded for its second year last Saturday, during the Future Farmers of America annual fundraising banquet at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center on 441 South. Just over $5,000 was raised at the banquet.

The event not only honored two hard working Macon County students who received the Proffitt scholarship, but it also honored the man whom the scholarship was named after.

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