Retiring Lanier Technical College board member John Hall was recognized recently for his service by college President Ray Perren.
“The college would not be going in the positive direction it is on without the hard work and dedication of outstanding board members like John Hall,” Perren said in a news release. “Our students, faculty, staff, board and trustees make Lanier Technical College what it is. John Hall is a big part of that.”
Hall was the publisher of Forsyth County News, South Forsyth News and Dawson Community News for 10 years.
He and his family moved to Forsyth County in 2004 from Virginia, where he was publisher of the Culpeper Star-Exponent and Culpeper News.
Miliner named 2015 Teacher of the Year
Amanda Miliner, a fourth-grade math teacher at Miller Elementary in Houston County, is Georgia’s 2015 Teacher of the Year.
Miliner’s early intervention classes have consecutively had 100 percent pass rates on the math portion of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests. She was named Miss Georgia in 2006, and spent her year as queen working to raise awareness of mentoring programs.
As Teacher of the Year, Miliner will travel the state speaking to other teachers and groups.
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