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Richland School will have its inaugural Distinguished Alumni and Faculty HALL OF FAME to recognize such individuals who have, through their performance, conduct and achievement brought credit and honor to themselves and Richland High School.

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During a mostly-virtual work session Dec. 17, the Giles County Board of Education hosted Wold HFR Design representatives who made a presentation outlining their proposals for capital improvements to the county’s schools. The firm had been selected by Dr. Vickie Beard as her first choice to c…

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Tomorrow is the deadline to apply as a Class of 2021 tnAchieves mentor! As of today, tnAchieves has found 90 percent of the mentors needed across the state but 800 mentors are still needed. Giles County still needs 8 mentors and has only found 78 percent of their needed goal.

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The Giles County school system has been offering free breakfasts and lunches for all local children since September, but staff at the schools are reporting that the service is being underutilized by the community.

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Richland Elementary School’s October Students of the Month are (back row, from left) first grader Boone Gray, second grader Madalyn Galloway, fourth grader Gavin Shrader, third grader Celeste Robertson, fifth grader Noah Moss, (front row) pre-kindergartner Collins Garcia and kindergartner Kr…

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The Giles County Board of Education, at its November meeting, moved forward to update the county policies on Title IX and sexual harassment in accordance with state regulations.

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has announced Reconnect to Workforce, a partnership between the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s Tennessee Reconnect program and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development that will assist up to 500,000 Tennesseans claiming unemployment benefits to earn …

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With less than one month until the Dec. 4 mentor recruitment deadline, tnAchieves needs 2,700 additional volunteer mentors to ensure students statewide have access to a local support system in 2021.

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In collaboration with the University of Tennessee, tnAchieves, the partnering organization to the TN Promise in 90 Tennessee counties, has announced the extension of the UT Promise scholarship deadline to Dec. 15.

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With the Dec. 4 deadline less than two months away, tnAchieves needs an additional 3,600 volunteer mentors across the state to support TN Promise applicants from the Class of 2021. Locally, Giles County needs 17 mentors to meet student demand.

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Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) celebrated nine high school seniors for being selected to represent their communities at the annual Washington Youth Tour.

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The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization working to improve the quality of life in 40 Middle Tennessee and three Kentucky counties, has announced it is awarding scholarships to 328 individual students pursuing secondary education at accredited schools throughou…

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Richland School’s September Students of the Month are (from left, seated) freshman Virginia Witt, junior Avery Sexton, (standing) sixth grader Wil Shirey, seventh grader Jackson Clark and eighth grader Zach Titus.   Submitted

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Officials with the Southern Tennessee Higher Education Center (STHEC) met in September with University of Tennessee System President Randy Boyd and Martin Methodist College President Mark La Branche to discuss a partnership if Martin Methodist College (MMC) becomes the fourth undergraduate c…

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From our humble beginnings in 1902, when we were known as “The Tomato Club” and the “Corn Growing Club,” to now in 2020, 4-H has continued to adapt to meet the current needs of our communities and fulfill our mission of developing capable, responsible and compassionate adults. In a year wher…

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The 2020 recipients of the Ray Holt Memorial Scholarship, (from left) Sydnie Wiser, Madelyn Britton, Allie Toone, Lindsey Barnickle, Madison Alsup, Carson Eubank and Faith Cross, are congratulated by Linda Holt (seated).   Submitted

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The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), in partnership with the American Geosciences Institute, will distribute a limited number of Earth Science Week toolkits to science teachers across the state as part of Earth Science Week Oct. 11-17.

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Richland Elementary School’s September Students of the Month are (back row, from left) fourth grader Jonathan Garner, fifth grader Dannie Lynn Galloway, third grader William Mitchell, first grader Addison Womack, (front row) kindergartner Ansley Harvey, pre-kindergartner Karter Vandygriff an…

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The Giles County Board of Education approved its portion of funds for system wide schools upgrades and authorized the search for an engineering firm to oversee the projects during two recent meetings.

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Two Giles County Commission committees have given their blessings for the Giles County School System to start school upgrades and renovations as soon as possible.

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tnAchieves, the partnering organization to the TN Promise serving 90 counties and over 100,000 students annually, is excited to present a new virtual mentoring opportunity that will allow mentors to provide high impact supports while adhering to local, state and federal social distancing gui…

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Richland Elementary School 2019-20 Flag Squad members (from left) Weston Brumit, Jack Jackson, Kam Drake and Colby Harwell are each presented with an American Flag. State Rep. Clay Doggett (left) and SRO Officer Ronnie McWilliams presented each student with a flag flown over the Tennessee St…

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School buses run once more on the streets of Giles County, ferrying children into another school year as schools reopen for an abbreviated first day Aug. 3. Giles County schools are expected to see significantly reduced in-person numbers early this school year due to many choosing the virtua…

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The Giles County School Board this week released an updated back-to-school plan based on the current COVID-19 pandemic metrics for Giles County.

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Giles County Public Schools plan to reopen as scheduled  Aug. 3 with a phase-in week and a modified schedule starting Aug. 10. The Board of Education’s back-to-school plan is considered fluid, and may be modified as new guidelines and data are provided by the government and health officials.

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