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The students of Minor Hill School who have qualified to be named on the school’s third nine-week honor roll of the 2020-21 academic year are:

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The students of Minor Hill School who have qualified to be named on the school’s third nine-week honor roll of the 2020-21 academic year are:

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Kids crowded around the small screen near the colorful graffitied wall. Some watched the virtual sparks fly, while others stared at the supreme concentration shown in their friend’s facial expression.

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The Giles County Board of Education is considering how to best allocate new rounds of emergency federal funding, while also looking ahead to the school system’s budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year.

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Bridgeforth Middle School’s 2021 Top Ten are first Drew Wells, second Carter Britton, tied for third Hix Bass and Makayla Jenkins, fifth Brantley McCandless, sixth Mallory Johnson, seventh Lucas Laxson, eighth Emma Singleton, ninth Christian Sentz and 10th Karson Brown.   BMS / Submitted

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Richland School’s January Students of the Month are (seated, from left) sixth grader Preslee Crabtree, seventh grader Addison Garner, eighth grader Oliveah Garcia, and (standing) juniors, Brooklyn Reed and Dalton McClure.   RS / Submitted

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Southside Elementary School’s January Student of the Month is fifth grader Adrieanna Hamlett. Adrieanna was nominated by her science/social studies teacher Ms. Wilson. According to Ms. Wilson, Adrieanna is a great friend who is always willing to help any of her classmates who are in need of …

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Richland Elementary School’s February Students of the Month are (back row, from left) second grader Ixie Escargena, third grader Morgan Cooper, fourth grader Tenley Rose, first grader Emeree Crabtree, (front row) kindergartner Avery Landry, pre-kindergartner Caleb Tate and (not pictured) fif…

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Richland School’s Eighth Grade Top Ten are (seated, from left) first Alexis Orr, second Kylee Hall, third Thomas Robertson, fourth Andrew Huff, (standing) fifth Katelyn Bass, fifth Riley Hale, seventh Angela Velazquez, eighth Samuel Brindley, ninth Anna Kate Dickey and (not pictured) 10th Mo…

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Richland Elementary School’s January Students of the Month are (back row, from left) third grader Hunter Starling, fifth grader Kate Kirk, fourth grader Adalee Nelson, (front) second grader Blakely Ramsey, kindergartner Marshall Loveless, first grader Liam Kirkpatrick and pre-kindergartner M…

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The Giles County and southern Middle Tennessee community can be part of the process to determine the future branding of Martin Methodist College should it merge with the UT System.

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Richland School’s December Students of the Month are (seated, from left) sixth grader Addison Williamson, eighth grader Tony Cioto, (standing) junior Jacob Rose, (not pictured) Maria Luna and Virginia Witt.   RS / Submitted

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Giles County Director of Schools Vickie Beard advised the Board of Education last week that E-learning Wednesdays will remain in place as the pandemic dictates.

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The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization connecting generosity with need in 40 Middle Tennessee and beyond, has announced its annual scholarship application process is now open and invites students to apply by 11:59 p.m. CST March 15 at cfmt.org.

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Richland School’s October Students of the Month are (from left, standing) sixth grader Rebecca Olivares, seventh grader Trenton Jackson, eighth grader Sophia Chapman, (seated) sophomore Kristen Garner and junior Tad Maxwell.   Submitted

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The 2020 Trent Holt Memorial Scholarship is presented to several students. On hand for the presentation are (from left) Richard Holt, Lucas Hatfield, Holt Brindley, Carson Eubank, Charlie Faulkner, Madison Alsup, Faith Cross, Lindsey Barnickle, Allie Toone and Leigh Ann Holt.   Submitted

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Abiding by state regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic was part of the Giles County Board of Education’s discussion during its January work session last week.

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As the Tennessee General Assembly prepares to start its 2021 session in the next two weeks, an item that holds significance for Giles County is the proposed merger of the Martin Methodist College campus with the University of Tennessee System.

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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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