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By Lacy Hilliard

The Johnson County School Board met in regular session on October 9 at 6:00 p.m. This month’s meeting was held in the Johnson County High School Library. All board members were in attendance with the exception of Board Chairman Kevin Long who was away at a training conference in Nashville. Board Co-Chair Brad Dunn chaired the meeting in Long’s stead.

The meeting began with Jamie Roberts seeking board approval for the Johnson County Youth Basketball League to continue using the various elementary schools to facilitate the league. Roberts stated, “We had a great year and a huge turnout.” Roberts went on to state that the league was “able to purchase new scoreboards for Doe and Roan Creek Schools.” Howard Carlton made the motion to approve Robert’s request and Bill Gambill seconded the motion.  More...

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