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Dr. Vickie Beard officially became the Giles County Director of Schools last week when her contract was unanimously approved by the Board of Education.

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The Richland High School class of 2020 Top Ten are (from left) valedictorian Lauren Gillespie, salutatorian Breanna Scharber, third Kaymen Hustrulid, fourth Marti Hood, fifth Hannah White, sixth Emin Kirimlioglu, seventh Emma Riggin, eighth Madison Foster, ninth Katie Stevenson and 10th Sere…

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Giles County High School senior Elizabeth Cardin takes home first place in the local Giles Memorial VFW Auxiliary Voice of Democracy essay contest and third place in the VFW Fifth District contest. The VOD contest is open to all students, including home-schooled students, in grades 9-12. Car…

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Ever since she was little, Courtney Massey wanted to be a nurse. She was one of few people who mapped out her career at a young age, and she took that plan with her all the way to Martin Methodist College, not far from her home in Columbia.

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In a statement today, Thursday, Giles County Director of Schools Vicky Beard spoke of ending the 2019-20 school year following Gov. Bill Lee's recommendation Wednesday that all schools remain closed for the remainder of the school year.

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Richland Junior High’s Top Ten are (seated, from left) first Cooper Dault, second Andrew Long, tied for third, Lex Greene and Sara Woodard, fifth Landon Hawkins, (standing) tied for sixth, Alli Cayt Hewitt and Mathias Lugurt, tied for eighth, Alexis Jones and (at right) Molly Pierson, and 10…

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Richland Elementary School’s March Students of the Month are (back row, from left) second grader Lorelei Helton, first grader Shaylie Williams, fifth grader Audrey Long, third grader Adalina Kalentkowski, fourth grader Jaxson Morton, (front row) pre-kindergartner Christina Holt and (not pict…

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The Giles County Board of Education chose Dr. Vickie Beard to be its next Director of Schools last week during its monthly meeting, which was held via video conferencing. 

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Richland School’s 2020 Eighth Grade Superlatives are Most Studious, Cooper Dault and Sara Woodard; Most Popular, Landon Johnson and Karly Faulkner; Best All Around, Gabbi Alsup and Brody Kincannon; Wittiest, Lex Greene, Jaiden Parris and Danica Bridgers; Friendliest, Kennedy Sanders and Came…

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Richland School’s February Students of the Month are (from left) sixth grader Danica Riggins, seventh grader Elias Locke, eighth grader Ashton White and high school students, Zoe Parks and (not pictured) Nic Bell.   Submitted

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Sponsored by GM Spring Hill Manufacturing, the South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance is accepting registrations for GoTech! Summer Career Camps. Space is limited. Register at https://www.facebook.com/GoTechCamps/.

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Richland Elementary School’s February Students of the Month are (back row, from left) first grader Landyn Zimmerman, third grader Caydence Dunavant, fourth grader Zarela Garcia, fifth grader Lav Patel, second grader Bryson Davis, (front row) pre-kindergartner Oliver Workman and kindergartner…

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First National Bank’s 2019-20 Student Advisory Board members are (from left ascending) Hope Drake, Abby Woods, Maggie Perry, Komal Patel, Allie Toone, Lindsey Barnickle, Addie Lake, Lucas Hatfield, Bill Hatfield, Ellie Reynolds, Dakorbian Bellefant, Elizabeth Cardin, Eve Hanna, Hannah White,…

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Richland Elementary School’s January Students of the Month are (back row, from left) third grader Shelton Hux, fourth grader Andi Guess, second grader Elizabeth Baker, fifth grader Grayson Williams, (front row) kindergartner Gavin Finch and pre-kindergartner Charlie Faye Corbit.   Submitted

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Richland School’s January Students of the Month are (from left) sixth grader Wyatt Journey, seventh grader Cole Drake, eighth grader Melissa Perez and sophomores, Lacey Reedy and (not pictured) William Ables.   Submitted

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By its April 2 meeting the Giles County Board of Education expects to be in the position to choose three firms to assess the upgrade and renovation needs of Giles County schools.

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South Central Human Resource Agency’s Bodenham and Victoria head starts are currently accepting applications for children ages 3-5 (child must be 3 before Aug. 15); Giles Early Head Start for children ages six weeks to 3 years.

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