Penland ready to step aside


Superintendent Thomas Cole takes the helm Nov. 1

(Lorrie Ross • Clay County Progress) The October meeting of the Clay County Board of Education should be Scotty Penlands’ last meeting as Acting School Superintendent since Dale Cole will begin Friday, Nov. 1. At the October 17 meeting, Board of Education Chairman Dr. Jason Shook, left, laughs as Penland describes serving food in the school cafeteria earlier in the week.
He does not officially start for a few weeks, but new school superintendent Thomas Dale Cole attended the Thursday, Oct. 17 Clay County Board of Education meeting. Cole had been in town all week to…

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