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Ascend Federal Credit Union’s Online Financial Education Center Helps Improve Financial Literacy

 In recognition of April being designated Financial Literacy Month, Ascend Federal Credit Union has added a special section to its online financial education center to help Middle Tennesseans improve their money management skills.  The financial literacy resource features free interactive learning tools including tutorials, videos and quizzes that provide expert guidance on building a budget, buying a home, …

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Bill Requiring Schools to Alert Parents of Instruction on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity heads to Gov. Lee

A Tennessee bill requiring school districts to alert parents of any instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity and let them opt their student out is heading to Republican Gov. Bill Lee. The legislation cleared its last hurdle in the GOP-supermajority Legislature with a 64-23 House vote Wednesday. The Senate approved the bill last week. …

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Free Online Courses to help people without work during the COVID-19

Tennessee labor officials are continuing to offer free online courses to help people without work during the COVID-19 pandemic advance their skills. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development says the Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative will run through the end of 2021. The department says thousands of Tennesseans took advantage of the program last …

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Gov. Lee wants Return to In-Person Learning

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued the following statement on Monday regarding the return to in-person learning: “In-person learning is safe and it’s the only way our students will get back on track after significant learning loss. I support the State Board of Education’s work to ensure that in-person learning is again the standard in Tennessee …

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Coffee County High School Parade of Graduates for Class of 2021 set for May 28

The following is a press release from Coffee County Director of Schools Dr Charles Lawson: Coffee County Central High School will be conducting a Parade of Graduates as a graduation ceremony on May 28, 2021. School and district officials spent a significant amount of time evaluating options and decided that this plan represents the best opportunity for …

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Virtual Gala succeeds for Motlow College Foundation

Like so many other nonprofits, the Motlow College Foundation recently had to postpone its main fundraising event of the year, the Annual Gala, due to the pandemic. Instead of canceling, the Foundation staff and Board of Trustees seized the opportunity to shift the event online and hosted its first-ever Virtual Gala. The week-long celebration and …

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Mobile Food Pantry is Friday for Coffee Co. and Manchester City School Students

Coffee County and Manchester City school systems in partnership with First Baptist Church will host a Mobile Food Pantry for Friday, April 9, 2021. This program is for families who have a student enrolled in Coffee County Schools or Manchester City Schools. The event will be held at the church in Manchester, 1006 Hillsboro Blvd. …

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Franklin County School Board prepares to Oust Special Ed Teacher

Gwendolyn Rogers a special education teacher at Clark Memorial in Franklin County could soon be relieved of her duties. The school board has begun the process to remove the tenured teacher. According to the Herald Chronical newspaper, the charges for dismissal include, but not limited to: • Used inappropriate behavioral strategies with students, including inappropriate …

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Duck River Electric Membership Corporation Provides Grants to Schools

Two schools served by Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC), Sewanee Elementary in Franklin County and Marvin Wright Elementary in Maury County, have been awarded $5,000 each in grants to develop science, technology, engineering and math education projects and support their STEM curriculum. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated, a …

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Recent Burglary at Tullahoma’s Hands of Science Center

A burglary recently took place at the Hands-On Science Center in Tullahoma. Over $6,500 in electronic items were stolen including a Nikon D3200 camera, iPads, 128 GB memory cards, a Panasonic HC X2000 with pro handle and a 4K web cam.   Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Tullahoma Police …

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