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Shannon Carter Brings the Real World Into Her Classroom
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Stephanie Davis' Class Learning Through Fun, While Striving to be Perfectly Purple
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Michael Sheets Found a Love for Teaching While Parenting
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Debbie Kuttig Puts Her Students In the Story
Students say Debbie Kuttig gets their creative minds moving. She challenges students to learn new words through fill-in-the-blank sentences, and helps them insert themselves in the stories they read about. Video Video
Christa Penson Makes Skits Out of Math & Science Lessons
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Joel Brown Lets Students Decide How They Want To Learn
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Here2Opine - 3/30/2015 9:49 AM
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It should have been 2 counts. One for knocking him to the ground and one for kicking the child while he was down.

silvergirl - 3/29/2015 6:18 PM
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So glad you covered this. It’s a beautiful thing to care for our neighbors and I’m glad to see this community stepping up. Thank you for sharing!

CobraDriver - 3/28/2015 6:18 AM
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What a great school and what a great time all of us from Celebrate Freedom Foundation had visiting the staff and student body from Ridgeland High School. I hope everyone enjoyed watching the flyby's as much as I enjoyed showing them to you!!! Thanks again for such a great day, Vladimir K. CFF Pilot

Rhino - 3/27/2015 5:36 PM
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I'm glad they ruled that way. If you commit a crime with a gun in your hand, you take your chances, and he lost.

Here2Opine - 3/27/2015 8:47 AM
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Good. Justice for Savannah. Now hopefully the good ole gals in the big house will have grandma running for hours.

ProudAmerican - 3/27/2015 1:14 AM
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Amen Teddy. The NAACP is concerned about one thing.....race baiting. Race baiting helps them recruit more members, get more political influence and collect more fees. Blacks need to understand there are consequences to your actions. I especially loved the bogus claims about how blacks are expelled more, go to prison more, etc....there is a very simple reason for that. If there are say 20 robberies in a month, and 19 are done by blacks, then who shows up in jail? Don't fight, rob, do drugs, rape and steal at a rate that is way out of proportion for your share of the population. Blacks make up just 13 percent of the population but are responsible for over 50 percent of violent crime.

Teddy101 - 3/26/2015 11:26 PM
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These girls have consequences to their actions. It's ridicuouls to read that eight of them were involved. They are in high school, not elementary. The NAACP wants to give them a slap on the wrist! These girls should be grateful they have free schooling, however they go to school and disrespect each other, ruining it for kids who actually go to learn and not get involved wth the latest drama! They are very luck to be able to attend alternative schools and not made to be home schooled since they want to act like Neanderthals out in public! So yes NAACP let's continue to let them get away with crime so they can continue the foot steps of others. That's why we have so much violence as it is because these kids have NO role models! But we don't want to punish them when deserved! We have had 2 jewelry store robberies, two restaurant robberies, and now a robbery today and a auto store. What does the NAACP have to say about that!? Not to mention the two women who just recently got RAPED!!! Do the crime you pay the time regardless of COLOR !

bt1962 - 3/26/2015 3:21 PM
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....and let that be a lesson to you.

halftoo - 3/25/2015 3:01 PM
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How about you post the numbers pertaining to the line workers at each plant? When you factor in the huge salarys of the upper echelon, there is no way to tell who makes what.These numbers mean nothing to the average working person.

Radgirl333 - 3/25/2015 8:43 AM
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Bravo Kim Thurston, unnamed judge, and Morgan County! Alot of very smart people have at some point in their life made a dumb decision that lands them in a corrections system that is designed for failure. I now have a slight glimmer of hope that there are people within that system who are willing to go against the grain and do what they signed on to do...Rehabilitate and break that chain that results from a loss of ANY opportunity in society to show what a smart person can bring to the table in experience alone!
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