Lee County School Board conducts public interviews for superintendent position


The Lee County Schools Board of Education held special meetings on Tuesday, Nov. 7, to conduct interviews of the two men vying to replace Superintendent Mac McCoy when he retires on Dec. 31.
The board first interviewed Dr. John Tucker at 10 a.m., followed by an interview with Dr. Mike Howard at 1:30 p.m. The interviews were conducted in an open forum, with board members asking each candidate a total of about 25 questions on a wide range of topics.
Tucker is currently school effectiveness specialist at Muscogee (Ga.) County Schools, and Howard is currently superintendent of Jacksonville (Ala.) City Schools.
The board anticipates making its selection by its next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m.

Trinity Christian School packs 15,000 meals in “Feed the Need” Campaign last month

Last month on Oct. 27, Trinity Christian School packed 15,000 meals for “Feed the Need” campaign This involved all of the Trinity students and staff participating. The campaign mission aimed to raise awareness among its students about the challenging circumstances faced by Bangladeshi children, particularly those residing in the Rohingya Refugee Camp. The whole process was set up as a assembly line as meals were prepared, packed, prayed over and included along with cards and notes written to the meal recipients.

Loachapoka Marching Band brings home the trophies

The Loachapoka High School band recently competed in the Central Alabama Marching Band Festival in Montgomery, where they won several awards. According to Band Director Michael Floyd, the band received superior rankings for drum major, band, flags and color guard, as well as were named Best in Class. The band won two Best Overall awards, for majorettes and percussion, in the Class 1A competition. “The students worked really hard for their accomplishments,” Floyd said. “They made it look easy, but it’s really not.”