Tharptown Hires New Band Director
Piedmont resident Andrew Epperson has been selected as the new band director at Tharptown High School in Franklin County. Epperson is a 2016 graduate of Jacksonville State where he obtained a music degree. Accoding to his online bio, he's currently working as a sales associate at a rue21 clothing store.
Epperson is replacing Callie Henderson who had been a popular employee at the school for the past three years. Ms. Henderson, a UNA grad who formed a band booster organization at the small rural school, is a candidate for a master's degree and was the subject of a Change.org petition to save her job. The multi-talented Epperson (bottom photo shows new band director in a sweater he knitted himself) will begin teaching in the fall.