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Promise deadline nears

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:42 am

The application deadline for the new Tennessee Promise scholarship program is quickly approaching on Nov. 1, and the state of Tennessee wants to make sure no high school senior is left out. “Every high school senior in the state of Tennessee who wants the opportunity to attend a community or technical college tuition-free should sign up right now,” said Mike Krause, executive director of the Governor’s Drive to 55 Initiative

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  • State fire marshal advises, ‘Close the door’

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Tennessee State Fire Marshal

    “Close the Door!” That is what Gary West, state fire marshal, is telling Tennesseans in an effort to save more lives if a fire should occur. “A door is one of the best pieces of firefighting and lifesaving equipment,” said West. “If you leave a room that is on fire, simply closing the door behind you can be the best decision you make.” Closing the door reduces fire growth and

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  • Drexler thanks responders for saving his life

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Raymond Drexler (center) meets with Lincoln Medical EMS and Huntsville MedFlight personnel to thank them for saving his life recently. Pictured are (from left) Matt Ulrich, flight paramedic, Tim Knueven, pilot, both with Huntsville MedFlight; Drexler; Jamie Whorley, paramedic, Lincoln Medical EMS; and Kim Hellums, flight nurse, Huntsville Med Flight. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Pearson

    Raymond Drexler, 67, has been in life-threatening situations throughout his lifetime, but it was while he was in his home in late August that he found himself in the fight of his life. As a young man, Drexler served in the Marine Corps. He served two tours in Vietnam and worked in bomb disposal. When he retired from the Marines, he joined the National Guard full time and continued his

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Rocky Hills Farm enters angus in livestock expo

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Rocky Hills Farm of Petersburg has entered seven head of red angus in the beef division of the 41st annual North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE). The NAILE is recognized as the world’s largest purebred livestock show with nearly 27,000 entries and nearly $750,000 in prizes and awards. Scheduled for Nov. 8-21, the event takes place at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky. Purebred farms from nearly every state and

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  • Bryant opens Pucker Powder

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Liam Marshall is dwarfed by the huge Pucker Powder Art Candy machine behind him. His aunt, Camille Bryan, opened her business, “Make It Pucker Powder Art Candy”, a big hit at the Lincoln County Fair last month.

    Camille Bryant has always wanted her own business so when she had an opportunity to open a business selling the latest confectionary craze, she began it in a big way, by opening at the Lincoln County Fair. “It’s been a blessing,” said Bryant. Her business, “Make It” Pucker Powder Candy Art”, attracts people of all ages. The Pucker Powder Candy Art machine, taller than most basketball players, contains 12 fruity

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  • TennesSeed Camp to be held in Tullahoma

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    The Southern Middle Tennessee Entrepreneur Centers, headquartered in Tullahoma, will be conducting a free one-day TennesSeed Camp on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The one-day event will be held at the Middle Tennessee Education Center in Shelbyville. “Our goal is to create economic growth in Middle Tennessee communities by connecting promising start-ups and young companies with the resources they need to succeed,” said Dan Marcum, SMTEC executive director. “This one-day event is

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Very little to brag about

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Members of Congress are home now, campaigning for the upcoming elections. Their messages are all over the map, and for a good reason: they have very little to brag about. The Congress that just recessed until after the elections makes the 80th — the one that Harry Truman blasted as “do-nothing” — look like a paragon of productivity. This year’s members did manage to avoid a shutdown, but that’s about

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  • TN Promise off to a good start

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    The Tennessee Promise program, offering free community college education to the state’s high school students, is sometimes dismissed as a pipe dream. It’ll never work, critics say. Tell that to the throng of youngsters who are signing up for two years of tuition-free technical or community college studies. There are 35,016 of them so far, The Tennessean in Nashville reports. The deadline to enroll is Nov. 1. The plan, which

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  • Local newspapers bind people together

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    ROBERT M. WILLIAMS, JR. What do you care most about in life? Most of us would put family at, or near, the top of such a list. Friends would be there. So would our jobs or businesses, our livelihoods. Our homes. Maybe our pets. Our hobbies and pastimes. Add in those around us: Neighbors, the community, etc. That’s our world, our “sphere of influence.” Whatever happens to those who inhabit

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