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School dist. retirees celebrate start of ‘permanent vacation’


While students and teachers are enjoying the beginning of summer break, a select group of Taylor County School District employees are kicking off a permanent vacation and sinking their toes into well-deserved retirement.

School board members recently recognized some 15 retiring teaches, bus drivers, custodians and counselors—who boasted a combined service record of 376 years.

PHOTO: Taylor County School District retirees recognized by the superintendent and school board included (front, l to r) Phyllis Yates, Elease Williams, Betty Bell, Charlotte Walker, Priscilla Tripp, Willa Deen Patterson, Winifred Harper, Linda Hartsfield and Carol Hendry. Shown with them are: (back l to r) Superintendent of Schools Paul Dyal and board members Danny Lundy, Brenda Carlton, Darrell Whiddon, Danny Glover and Kenneth Dennis.

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