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Looking back: First grade in Macclenny in 1946

The above photo is one of hundreds stored at the Baker County Historical Society on McIver Street. It’s an image of Faye Milton’s first grade class in Macclenny in 1946. A yearbook from that year, produced by the Macclenny-Glen High School, and presented to The Press this week by Eva Willis of Macclenny, shows the students names as follows:

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Her forte: motivating ‘at-risk’ students

Tanyia Rowan, Ed.D

Tanyia Rowan, Ed.D

Kindergarten teacher Tanyia Rowan says there’s basically two keys to ensuring at-risk students eventually graduate from high school: showing them you care and holding them to high expectations.

Other teachers may have come to similar conclusions anecdotally, but Ms. Rowan, whose taught kindergarten for the last 14 years, has the research to back it up.

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Fireworks punctuate soggy July 4th festival

Craig Pendleton with daughter Paige Pendleton.

Craig Pendleton with daughter Paige Pendleton.

Revelers at the third annual Independence Day Celebration at Memorial Park in Macclenny occasionally ducked for cover when the rains came the evening of July 4, but the festivities proceeded just the same.

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