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AFTER six years working at a school she loved, Sanquhar Academy head teacher Jackie McKenzie will say a fond farewell to pupils and staff at the end of term after deciding to take early retirement.Read
THE GHOST of a swashbuckling Solway sailor has been enlisted in comic book form to encourage recruitment at the world famous United States Naval Academy at Annapolis near Washington DC.Read
THE WORK of hundreds of children from 37 schools across the region in tracing their ancestors will go on display later this month to mark the Year of the Homecoming.Read
A DUMFRIES businessman and fundraiser was delighted to be handed a cash boost for a charity close to his heart.Read
DURING the May meeting of the Gifhorn Friends’ Club the members heard from Ronald Jardine who recently visited Gifhorn.Read
AN initiative developed in the region by young people to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol has won a national award.Read
A BURMESE woman who attended evening classes taught by Provost Jack Groom at Dumfries and Galloway College has landed her dream job as an Auxiliary Nurse at the Dumfries and Galloway Infirmary.Read
MOUSWALD held its gala day recently with the community getting together at the village’s school.Read
THE STANDARD has teamed up with CREATE/Schools Services to celebrate new writing being created by young people from across the region.Read
FRIARS Vennel traders will be holding a fancy dress party for children up to 12 years old on Guid Nychburris Day.Read
A GROUP of workers from the region challenged themselves to lighten up for the summer in aid of charity with a sponsored weight-loss challenge – raising a hefty £580.Read
AROUND £1,300 has been raised for Dumfries Infirmary’s children’s ward from an It’s A Knockout challenge and fun day on the Crichton campus on Sunday.Read
TWO Dumfries women have been recognised as top employees in the care sector in Scotland at a prestigious awards ceremony in Glasgow.Read
TEN-year-old Alexa Reive has been named as the 16th annual Annan Young Citizen of the Year.Read
A DUMFRIES senior procurator fiscal depute, Jennifer McGill, has been honoured for her work with traumatised victims of sexual crime.Read
FOOTBALL fans are being given a chance to win signed memorabilia from top clubs in Scotland and England thanks to a charity raffle.Read
THE British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland is launching its new Hand on Heart campaign this June and is encouraging people across Dumfries and Galloway to donate their time to the charity.Read
A THORNHILL nurse who goes that extra mile for her patients has been described by her colleagues as “very special”.Read
ARMY cadet force instructors have been learning key youth work skills.Read
TELEVISION action man Monty Halls is giving his support to a Dumfriesshire-based dog rescue charity.Read
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