Dennis B. Rogers, 73

Born February 18, 1945

Died March 14, 2018

Walter Williams, 74

Born August 18, 1943

Died March 14, 2018

Elmer Alvin Ivy, 61

Born July 9, 1956

Died March 14, 2018

Warren Parker, Jr., 64

Born September 14, 1953

Died March 14, 2018

Leroy Griffith, 61

Born February 15, 1957

Died March 14, 2018


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Friday, March 16

2018 Student Art Show

Saturday, March 17

2018 Student Art Show
Saint Paddy's Day Jam
St. Paddy's Day with Echelon
Spring Stampede
Easter Minis
Tri-Highway Talent Showcase

Sunday, March 18

Painting with Gwyn while enjoying the wine

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 10:37 PM

Valerie Ragsdale

Valerie J. Ragsdale, a teacher at Ben Franklin Science academy, will face criminal charges after she allegedly slapped a student at the school, according to an educator at the school who asked for anonymity because he or she is not authorized by the schools to speak on the matter.

Ragsdale was removed from the school yesterday, according to a second source.

According to the first source, Ragsdale “lightly” slapped a student, but the cause of the altercation was unclear. The student’s parents have indicated that they do want to press charges against Ragsdale.

The schools have not responded to a request for comment on this matter.

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