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FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2007


Austin assistant principal promoted

The Decatur City Board of Education promoted Austin High School Assistant Principal Chip Miller to pupil-personnel coordinator and principal of the Centers for Alternatives to Suspensions and Expulsions on Thursday at a called meeting.

Miller has been at Austin 19 years, spending 10 years as a marketing instructor before becoming assistant principal. Prior to moving to Decatur, he taught at Daleville High School.

He replaces Bob Cameron, who retired in June.

- Bayne Hughes

2 oppose $100 ad in Brewer programs

PRICEVILLE — Two Priceville town councilmen voted no Thursday on a motion to approve a total of $100 for a half-page ad in Brewer High School’s football and basketball programs for 2007-08.

“The money needs to be spent on Priceville children,” said Councilman Tim Crow.

“We don’t have any children going to Brewer,” said Councilman John Oakley.

The motion passed on a 3-2 vote. Councilman Wayne Dunkin was not present.

- Ronnie Thomas

State Junior Miss wins writing awards

MOBILE — Mary Catherine McAnnally of Decatur won two $1,000 cash scholarships for her writing Thursday in America’s Junior Miss Competition.

McAnnally, who is Morgan County’s and Alabama’s Junior Miss, received one award for best daily diary and another for a “be your best self” essay, said John Vaughan, Morgan County Junior Miss chairman.

Competition continues Friday, and finals will be Saturday.

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