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STLS awards 24,000 in scholarships

STLS Awards $24,500 in Scholarships

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:04 am

  To the Southern Tennessee Ladies’ Society, five years of hard work and dedication has paid off.  The organization has awarded scholarships to seven middle Tennessee students totaling $24,000. Grundy County High School senior Joseph “Cole” Johnson is one of the recipients. Johnson is an honor student and member of the Grundy County Jackets baseball team. In his spare time he is head umpire at the Tracy City baseball field.

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