Lifestyles

Arts in the Park artist deadline July 15

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 8:37 am

“Art in the Park” will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Morristown. This is a one-day celebration of visual and performing arts for Morristown Art Association member artists and other artists to showcase, display, sell and demonstrate two-dimensional fine art, artistic photography and sculpture. It’s also an opportunity for local performing artists in theatre, music, and dance

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  • Chasing the musical dream

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 8:25 am

    STAFF WRITER kali bolle   As 17-year-old singer-songwriter Ashley Brooks of Winchester prepares to take the stage at The Well Coffee House in Nashville last Friday, she is all smiles. In moments, she will sing in front of a crowd made up of strangers, friends and family. She will perform covers of well-known pop songs, as well as original pieces to a crowd not familiar with her style. These songs,

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  • Heath donates $3,000 to Animal Harbor

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 8:17 am

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    Cecelia Brodioi, Animal Harborboard member, (from left) holds Pirelli, while Heath Automotive Tire Pros owner Steve Heath presents a check for $3,000 to Gail Castle, executive director of Animal Harbor. Participating in the exchange is Max Heath, Steve’s son, with the family dog, Tucker, who was received from Animal Harbor. Tucker is accompanied by fellow canine sibling Emmy on leashes. Steve Heath, his wife, Peggy, and Max are the business’

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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

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    (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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  • AAA: Memorial Day travel could be highest in decade

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:23 pm

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    (Associated Press) AAA is predicting that 37.2 million U.S. residents will travel at least 50 miles away from home over the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend.  The figure is a 4.7 increase over 2014 travel in the Memorial Day period, which is defined as the Thursday through Monday surrounding the holiday.   AAA said the anticipated travel for 2015 would be the highest number of Memorial Day travelers since 2005

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Education

SAS students recognized on honors day

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 8:21 am

At the St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School Honors Day held recently, Sophie Swallow, left, was inducted into the Cum Laude Society and named president for the 2015-16 school year. To her right is Grace Liu, Ethan Evans, Allison Bruce and Jackson Berkhouse. —Photo provided

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  • Retiring After Seven Years

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 8:13 am

    North Lake Elementary School sat solemnly Wednesday while cadets from Franklin County High School retired its flag that flew for seven years. During the ceremony, the students witnessed the cadets cut, fold and burn the valor and stripes separately. Brooke Lewis, (from left) Triston Brown, Chief Master Sgt. Everett Smith, Jordan Ashley and Austin Stewart salute the burning valor.   —Staff Photo by Courtney Stachel

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  • Kinkel named as Motlow president

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 8:03 am

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    The Tennessee Board of Regents appointed Anthony G. Kinkel as the next president of Motlow State Community College Wednesday. Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation to vote for Kinkel had gone before the board during a specially called meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the TBR system office in Nashville. Kinkel is the current president of Wichita Area Technical College in Kansas. He has 30 years of service

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Religion

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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

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                              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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  • Religious Happenings in May 8th edition

    Posted on May 7, 2015 at 2:02 pm

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    May 8-9  Yard and bake sale  Yard and bake sale Friday and Saturday, May 8-9 at Walnut Grove United Methodist Church, 980 Walnut Grove Road, Belvidere. Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon. Clothing, variety of homemade baked goods, household items, more.  May 9 Gospel singing  Gospel singing featuring The Sullivans and Tim Harshman Saturday, May 9, 6 p.m. at Hardee’s, 1600 Dinah Shore Blvd., Winchester. Info., 273-5739 / 212-4292.

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Health

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SCHRA commodities giveaway June 18 in Winchester

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 2:57 pm

South Central Human Resource Agency will give out commodities on Thursday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Farmers Market Pavilion in Winchester. Those wanting commodities must meet the eligibility income guidelines. Anyone receiving aid from one of the following programs is eligible for USDA commodities: SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps), Families First, SSI, LIHEAP or proof of residency in Public Housing. The Farmers Market Pavilion

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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

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    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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  • 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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