©2012 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL
Linda Powell, retired Newport Grammar School teacher, was sworn in as the new
Newport Board of Education member Monday afternoon prior to the group's October
meeting. Judge John Bell administered the oath of office. Looking on are Powell's
mother, Mary L. Powell and granddaughter Lindy Carter.
|Published: 8:43 AM, 10/23/2012
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Retired Newport Grammar School teacher Linda
Powell took the oath of office as the newest member of the Newport City Board
of Education on Monday afternoon prior to the group's October meeting. Judge
John Bell administered Powell's oath as members of her family, the board, and
several guests looked on.
Powell, who was already a candidate for election to the
board in the city's December election, was named by Newport City Council at
their last meeting to finish the term of Kim Hux Hudson, who recently resigned.
During the board's business session, members voted
unanimously on a motion by Mike Overholt, seconded by Powell, to accept
Brockwell Construction Company's bid of $42,908 to replace the flooring in
Newport Grammar School's Little Warriors area, including hallways and two
classrooms. Other bids were received from Discount Carpet, B & D Carpet
Services, McSpadden, Inc., and Reed Construction.
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