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Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

BREAKING: Schools to close Tuesday (02/08/16)
Bedford County Schools will be closed Tuesday due to weather. The School-Age Care Program will be open.
MTSU radio show gets wild with critters (02/07/16)
A former Middle Tennessee State University student whose love of animals led him into a wild career will be the guest on the next "MTSU On the Record" radio program. Host Gina Logue's interview with "Safari Greg" Carter will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org)...
Crowdfunding seminar set for Wednesday (02/07/16)
Middle Tennessee State University's Small Business Development Center will conduct a free seminar on "Crowdfunding" from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, 3050 Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro. Attorney Jay Leftkovitz will speak...
Motlow hosts master flutist Feb. 18 (02/07/16)
Motlow State Community College will present master flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq to perform the program, "Notes at Noon" to celebrate Black History Month. The performance will be Thursday, Feb. 18, from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in Eoff Hall in the Powers Auditorium on the Moore County campus...
MTSU luncheon to honor public servants (02/07/16)
Nine Tennesseans whose lives have centered around service to others will be celebrated at Middle Tennessee State University's annual Unity Luncheon as part of the university's observance of Black History Month. Judge Camille R. McMullen of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals will be the featured speaker at the luncheon, which is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Student Union Ballroom on the MTSU campus in Murfreesboro...
Ayers honored in retirement (02/05/16)
Brenda Ayers was honored Thursday for her many years coaching Cacade's softball and middle school basketball teams. She, along with her family, was presented a banner that will hang in the Cascade gym. (T-G Photo by Chris Siers)
Eakin students on the move (02/04/16)
Students at Eakin Elementary School play a game called Builders and Bulldozers during physical education class. (T-G Photo by Jim Davis)
Motlow sees improvements in remedial students results (02/04/16)
Motlow State Community College incoming freshmen who required remedial coursework achieved dramatically-better results in their college-level courses in the Fall 2015 semester following a change in how such remedial coursework is structured. Almost 70 percent of Motlow incoming freshmen require remedial instruction in math, reading or writing. ...
Report details operations of charter schools in state (02/03/16)
The Comptroller's Offices of Research and Education Accountability (OREA) has released a report that examines the way charter school facilities are funded in Tennessee. The report provides information on the facilities arrangements for Tennessee's charter schools and describes efforts in Tennessee and other states to provide charter schools with facilities-related assistance...
Happy 2/2: Eakin celebrates multiple twins (02/02/16)
Sue Hasty, who works in the front office at Eakin Elementary School, enrolled a set of twins, Daniel and Danielle Ross, right before Christmas. Then, right after Christmas, she enrolled Keaire and Kaelyn Kinzer, also twins. She knew there were already a few other sets of twins at Eakin, so she figured that Keaire and Kaelyn probably made about six or seven sets. She sent an e-mail out asking...
Imagination Library brings books to children (01/31/16)
A book can be a stepping stone to literacy, which can be a stepping stone to education, which can be a stepping stone to a successful, productive adult life. So proponents of the Imagination Library program say that giving to the program is a way of investing in the community...
Student's owl flies high: Drawing chosen for magazine (01/31/16)
A Victory Baptist Academy fifth-grade student has gained national recognition for her art skills. Miya Lemmon, 11, had a drawing featured in the November 2015 edition of Highlights, a magazine for children. The drawing was part of the "Your Own Pages" section and one of 28 children chosen for the issue, according to Highlights for Children Inc...
Local student receives scholarship (01/31/16)
Autumn L. Stone, daughter of Kristi Terceira of Unionville, has been awarded a scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year to attend the University of Tennessee at Martin, according to Dr. James Mantooth, executive director, Office of Enrollment Services and Student Engagement...
Mi Futuro: Harris students work toward brighter outlook (01/29/16)
Three years ago, someone from Walmart Distribution Center called Harris Middle School principal Jimmy Sullivan about a Walmart-sponsored volunteer program in which Walmart employees mentor and work with eighth grade students. Sullivan readily agreed, and Mi Futuro -- the name means "My Future" in Spanish, although the program isn't specific to any particular racial, ethnic or language group -- has been active at the school ever since...
Many college freshmen need remedial help (01/29/16)
Tennessee's high school graduates often are not ready for college, one report says. The Tennessee Comptroller's Offices of Research and Education Accountability (OREA) has released a report on the college readiness of Tennessee students improve the effectiveness of postsecondary remediation...
Woman's Club hears about Tennessee Promise (01/29/16)
Linda Yockey, graduation coach for Bedford County Schools, was the guest speaker at the Shelbyville Woman's Club meeting on Jan. 13. Prior to her current position, she was a science teacher at Cascade and then at Shelbyville Central High School. In addition to teaching, she is a county commission member and the foreman of the county's grand jury...
Motlow College celebrates homecoming Feb. 6 (01/28/16)
Motlow State Community College will welcome students, alumni, friends and supporters to the Moore County campus on Saturday, Feb. 6, for the annual homecoming celebration. The Student Government Association sponsors the event, which commences at 1 p.m. in Nisbett Center. Homecoming activities are centered on the men's and women's basketball teams hosting Roane State Community College. The men's game begins at 2 p.m. and the women's game follows at 4 p.m...
MTSU allows you to swim with sharks (01/28/16)
MTSU has set a Feb. 12 deadline for applying to escape the winter chill of the United States for the warm, inviting waters off Honduras in Central America. Ray Wiley, associate director of campus recreation, will lead a group to Utila, Honduras, during the university's spring break March 5-12...
We'll build Cascade: Commission (01/27/16)
Bedford County Board of Education and school system officials presented renderings of the proposed Cascade High School to Bedford County Financial Management Committee and other interested county commissioners during a study session Tuesday night. Commissioners reassured the school board that they fully understand the need for the school and intend to build it, one way or another, regardless of the outcome of the March referendum on a county wheel tax...
Journalist leads MTSU black history observance (01/27/16)
"Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memories" is the theme of MTSU's 2016 Black History Month observances in February. This year's keynote speaker is Stephen A. Smith, sports journalist and commentator on "ESPN First Take." Smith will deliver his address at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Student Union Ballroom. A searchable campus map is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParking2015-16...
Tennessee Promise deadline nears (01/27/16)
Feb. 15 is a critical deadline for three important requirements for Tennessee high school students who wish to attend Motlow State Community College and take advantage of the Tennessee Promise scholarship. By Feb. 15, student applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); they must complete a Motlow admissions application; and they must attend their first mandatory Tennessee Promise meeting coordinated by TN Achieves...
Interactive state maps show school district info (01/26/16)
The Tennessee Comptroller's Offices of Research and Education Accountability (OREA) has created two new interactive maps featuring a wide range of education data at the school and school district levels. The maps illustrate the state House of Representatives and Senate legislative districts overlaid with school district and school level information, according to a press release by the comptroller's office...
Schools remain closed Monday (01/24/16)
Bedford County Schools will remain closed Monday due to "road conditions throughout the county," School Superintendent Don Embry announced Sunday afternoon.
FFA Profile: Haley Hollis (01/24/16)
Haley Hollis has been an active member of the Cascade FFA Chapter for four years, serving one year as vice president and one year as treasurer. Throughout her high school career she has had two SAEs (Supervised Agricultural Experiences.) She currently has a placement SAE in finished food products, Burger King employee, along with raising rabbits, a Small Animal...
FFA Profile: Jay Thompson (01/24/16)
James "Jay" Lee Thompson has been an active Cascade High School FFA member since his freshman year. His Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) includes helping his grandfather with his farm equipment, taking care of his dog and working at Dee's Upholstery. Jay...
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