By Sherri Ellington
To kick off the school year in a big way, Lamar County schools presented speaker, motivator and humorist Barbara Dooley at its Welcome Back Assembly Aug. 1 at the Fine Arts Center.
The wife of famous football coach Vince Dooley, she is an author, radio and TV personality, non-profit volunteer, career woman and breast cancer survivor.
New teachers were welcomed July 30 and pre-planning begins today, July 31. It will last through Aug. 3. Open house is Aug. 2. The first day of the 2012-13 school year for students will be Aug. 6, welcoming some 1,800 students.