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TEACHER-OF-THE-YEAR ARRESTED IN BURKE COUNTY

Mary Liz Nolan

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A former Burke County teacher-of-the-year was taken into custody this week for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a student, and sending explicit text messages to several others.

Debra Tanksley has been charged with criminal attempt sexual assault and electronically furnishing obscene materials to minors.

It was just last week authorities arrested another Burke County teacher on similar charges.  25-year-old Ashley Ashe was charged with aggravated child molestation after allegations of a sexual relationship with a student surfaced.