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Faces of Kingston Springs: Miss Candy

If you never had the pleasure of having Miss Candy Turner as your Kindergarten teacher at Kingston Springs Elementary School (KSES), then you know someone who has.

Miss Candy is going into her 50th year of teaching at KSES this school year. She has taught every grade at KSES, but Kindergarten is really where she found her "niche."

Candy and Larry Turner have eight kids, 23 grandkids, and one grand-baby in South Cheatham County. Her family serves a prominent role throughout the town. With the assistance of her daughter, Miss Candy is the head cheer coach at Harpeth High – where three of her grandkids are on the squad.

She also oversees the cheer squads for the South Cheatham youth football programs. If you don't see Miss Candy in her classroom, you can see her in the concession stands at baseball games or at events hosted by KSES.

For our first special edition on back to school, the Kingston Springs Gazette sat down with Miss Candy to talk about her love for the place she has spent the past 50 years.

She left all of us with just one last piece of advice: "To always think; to always be positive. If you're negative, you're going to be negative all your life. But you find something good in what you do. Count your blessings."

Watch the full video below:



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