Meredith’s future is nursing

Headed to Freed-Hardeman

Meredith Kelley, who ranks fifth in the HCHS top ten, plans to attend Freed Hardeman University in the fall. The time she has spent in Hickman County, specifically at HCHS, has provided her fondest memories as she transitions to the next stage of her life. What most might not know about her is that her past plays a large part […]

GM: Advanced manufacturing grant supports CSCC, six other schools

Columbia State Community College has been selected for a partnership grant from General Motors through the American Association of Community Colleges to support the advanced manufacturing credentialing program. “I think this is a wonderful opportunity for Columbia State to increase our partnership with General Motors,” said Dr. Janet F. Smith, Columbia State president. “It’s looking forward to identifying the training […]

Board approves policies on ethics and conflicts, at first reading

On the first of two readings, the Hickman County Board of Education has given unanimous approval to revised policies dealing with the system’s code of ethics and with conflicts of interest, both of which affect board members. Policies 1.106, on ethics, and 1.107, on conflict of interest, were approved by unanimous vote at the board’s March 6 meeting. All current […]

Lego club

Qualls honored by board

Shelda Qualls, assistant principal at Centerville Elementary School, was recognized on March 6 as the Hickman County Schools’ Employee of the Month. “She is always kind and compassionate to students as well as adults no matter the circumstances,” said the nomination, submitted to the board by a person wishing to remain anonymous. “She gives 110 percent but I don’t think […]


East Hickman High School has announced the names of students who have earned academic honors during the third nine-week grading period. Students who have compiled averages of 93 or better in every subject have earned Principal’s List. Students with averages of 85 or better in all subjects are on the Honor Roll. To earn academic honors, a student must also […]

Kilee: supported and ready

Headed to UT for architecture

Kilee Jenkins, who ranks fourth in the HCHS Class of 2023, plans to attend to University of Tennessee at Knoxville to earn a degree rich in creativity. As she has reached this impressive stage of her life, there have been many there for her along the way. In the fall, Kilee, the daughter of Kim and Jonathan Jenkins, will enroll […]

Spice Sisters win $3,000 scholarships

East Hickman High students Grace Baucom and Emma Berry won first-place honors in the Tennessee State Junior Chef Competition, held in Nashville on March 9. The champions each won a $3,000 scholarship to Nashville State Community College, and qualified to compete in the regional competition at Sullivan University, in Kentucky. Known together as the Spice Sisters, Grace and Emma created […]

7 schools compete in skills event

Seven high schools took part in the Ag Mechanics Career Development Event at Hickman County High School on March 9. They included East Hickman, Waynesboro, Loretto, Lawrence County, Summertown, Perry County and HCHS. The competition centered on skills in the trade school curriculum: welding, brazing and cutting, electrical three-way switch, tool identification, pipefitting/plumbing, block-laying, rafter construction, board cutting, surveying and […]

Insulation for HVACs accepted

The Board of Education voted unanimously, during its special March 11 meeting, to purchase insulation for individual HVAC units — about 82 in all — to be installed at the two middle schools. Business Officer Mike Elkins said the $645,150 purchase brings the total cost of the project — actual HVAC units were previously purchased — to $1.1 million. The […]

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