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Safety expert says follow the ABC’s of water safety this summer

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer which means backyard barbeques and spending time with family and friends at the pool, beach or on a boat.  Drowning and near-drowning incidents often occur during long holiday weekends. Drowning is among the leading causes of death in Tennessee for children ages 1 to 18. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates nearly 390 children younger than 15 drown in swimming

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  • THP to conduct ‘no refusal enforcement

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Col. Tracy Trott

    (Col Trott) The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will increase patrols and utilize the “no refusal” law and a variety of traffic safety enforcement tools to reduce the number of serious injury and fatal crashes across the state during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period. The holiday period begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 22 and concludes at midnight on Monday, May 25. The 96-hour holiday period will include “no

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  • Kinder Garden to debut at UT in June

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 2:43 pm


      While there are many children’s gardens across the United States, none are within a reasonable commute for residents of Cumberland County in Middle Tennessee or its surrounding environs. Located within the University of Tennessee Gardens, Crossville, Plateau Discovery Gardens, the Kinder Garden has been constructed for children ages 3 to 7 years. Master Gardeners, friends and the general public will gather for a grand opening of the Kinder Garden

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  • Social Security delivers most popular baby names

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    The birth of a child is a special time for families and one of the first tasks parents have is naming their bundle of joy.  The Social Security Administration recently announced the most popular baby names for boys and girls in 2014 in the United States are Noah and Emma. The top five boy names in Tennessee in order of popularity in 2014 include William, Mason, Elijah, James and Noah.

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  • Walnut Grove Methodists to celebrate Children’s Day, homecoming Sunday, May 24

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 1:40 pm


        Annual Children’s Day and homecoming services will be conducted at Walnut Grove United Methodist Church Sunday, starting at 10 a.m. The festivities will include a children’s program, special music and the lighting of a memorial candle and a special collection for the maintenance of the church cemetery. A big, covered dish meal will follow at noon. Those having past connections with the Walnut Grove church, school, or having

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  • ‘Everyday Heroes’ event is June 13 at Riva Lake Baptist

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Everyday Heroes Event

                              The community is urged to attend a fun day of honoring everyday heroes on Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Riva Lake Baptist Church, located on the corner of Bible Crossing Road and Highway 130 in Winchester. Judy Grealis, a promoter of the event, extended this invitation.  “Please come and meet the

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  • Happenings in May 22 edition

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 1:19 pm


     Memorial Day Lions BBQ sale  Winchester Lions Club Memorial Day BBQ sale Saturday, May 23 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. beside the old Farmers Market on Dinah Shore Blvd. in Winchester. BBQ is $8 a pound. Whole butts are $30 and must be pre-ordered by 7 p.m. Friday May 22 by calling JonPaul Wallace at (931) 308-7710. Papers for Partners  Pick up your Herald-Chronicle at Walmart. A portion of the proceeds

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