East Side teachers Emily McKnight and Mandy Johnston spearheaded the Mad Hatter Drive as part of a Hats Off for Cancer project at the PK-4 program.
Students from their 3rd and 4th grade Applied Learning Community classes collected 133 ball caps, berets and various other kinds of hats to donate to anational organization benefitting children with cancer.
The ACL students wrote PSAs about childhood cancers that also dispelled myths about the disease, they said.
Searcy said they researched the project and coordinated it from start to finish, along with taking charge of a Pink Out T-shirt sale held earlier in the month at the school to raise breast cancer awareness.
“They took it and just ran with it,” Searcy said.
This is the first year the school has taken part in a Cancer for Kids project.
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Body ID'd as missing New Summerfield man
New Summerfield police are investigating a homicide after a body found Tuesday was identified as that of a local missing man.
Police Chief Andrew Strom confirmed Friday that a body found near Reklaw was confirmed to be Javier Jimenez of New Summerfield.
Body found in bed of truck
Authorities on late Wednesday had not confirmed the identity of a body found in the back of a pickup truck near Reklaw on Tuesday.
According to a press release from the New Summerfield Police Department, officials received a report of an abandoned 2001 Ford pickup Tuesday that was located on a parcel of land in rural Cherokee County.
JEDCO names new president
Five months after Darrell Prcin retired from the Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation, a new president of the organization was announced Wednesday.
And the person is someone who is not unfamiliar to finance and the City of Jacksonville.
JISD sets public hearing for proposed $45M budget
JISD trustees have set a 6:30 p.m. public hearing Aug. 25 to discuss a proposed $45,047,303 budget and proposed $1.395 tax rate for the upcoming school year.
The proposed figures are an increase of $9,532,176 from this past year's $35.5 million budget.
Public health department extends hours to help parents get students vaccinated
As summer break winds down for students, parents turn their eye to more practical matters, like making sure their children are on-task with state-mandated immunizations.
Proposed budget ‘virtually identical’ to 2013 budget
A proposed Troup city budget reviewed Tuesday by council members is “virtually identical” to a 2013 adopted budget of approximately $2.5 million, said City Manager Gene Cottle.
Breaking News: Dead body found near Reklaw; officials investigate
Law enforcement officials are investigating after a dead body was found near Reklaw.
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Buoys near 1 property stir waters
A location along Lake Jacksonville has come under scrutiny recently from at least one resident because of city-placed buoys.
Intestinal parasite strikes Texas
State officials recently confirmed cases of an intestinal parasite in Texas.
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