Christmas Spirit Spreads Across Robertson County 12/24/19

Christmas Spirit Spreads Across Robertson County 12/24/19

Christmas Spirit Spreads Across Robertson County 12/24/19

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Welcome to Smokey’s week in review/community news column. It’s a look back and forward covering the latest news. This week features moments that capture people and businesses spreading Christmas cheer across the county along with this week’s top stories.

Smokey’s People & Community News column highlights local stories of people, schools, community events, charities, and businesses that continue to make Robertson County great!

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In Robertson County News

Special Christmas Cards From a special lady.

Kylee Mayhew of Springfield has long held a special appreciation for our men and women in blue. She has shown her support many times over the years with acts of kindness. This Christmas Kylee brought the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office Christmas cards.

“Thank you Kylee for always thinking about the Deputies here at the Sheriff’s Office! She brought all the Deputies Christmas Cards!” The Robertson County Sheriff’s Office

Kylee’s appreciation and respect for our local law enforcement professionals has landed her in the news several times. Here are two stories you may enjoy.

Meet An 8-Yr-Old Springfield Girl With A Heart For Police

Springfield Girl Honors Sheriff’s Dept With 200 Valentines

 

 

(Robertson County, TN) Robertson County resident passes General Carl A. Spaatz Award exam

Cadet Colonel Jerry Shannon Jr of Robertson County, recently passed the nationally renowned, four-part General Carl A. Spaatz Award exam.

Prior to the test and during his Civil Air Patrol career, Shannon, a cadet since 2014, has served and staffed in his squadron and wing activities in many positions. He is also a Distinguished Graduate of Cadet Officer School 2017 and Graduate of Honor Guard Academy 2018.

This past summer, Shannon led his squadron’s Cadet Competition Team to earn 4th at the Southeast Region Cadet Competition (competing against FL, PR, AL, MS, GA, and another TN team) as well as serve as the Cadet Commander for the Southeast Region Cadet Leadership School (which is a required activity to earn the Eaker Award).

The final step a cadet must complete to earn the Spaatz Award is a rigorous four-part exam consisting of a challenging physical fitness test, an essay exam testing their moral reasoning, a comprehensive written exam on leadership and a comprehensive written exam on aerospace education.

Upon passing the Spaatz Award exams, the cadet is promoted to the grade of cadet colonel. He will receive a nationally recognized Spaatz number (among which there have only been 2,200 Spaatz recipients), state commendation and local recognition for his outstanding accomplishment.
The General Carl A. Spaatz Award is the Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet honor and only half of 1% of cadets attain this milestone.

 

 

(Robertson County, TN) UT Extension-Robertson County – You are invited to our TN-KY Tobacco Expo will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in Springfield, TN.

The annual Tennessee-Kentucky Tobacco Expo is scheduled for Tuesday February 4, 2020 from 6:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Robertson County Fairgrounds Community Building, 4635 Hwy 41 North, Springfield.

The Tobacco Expo Trade show, featuring 30 agribusiness exhibitors, will open at 7:00 a.m. The trade show offers tobacco farmers an opportunity to meet with a wide range of agribusiness representatives involved in tobacco production and related fields.

This is the year that current Private Pesticide Applicators must attend Re-Certification Training that will be conducted twice during the day; first session at 7:00 am and a second session at 1:00 pm. Cost for Re-Certification is $25.
Lunch will be served for all participants at 12:00 pm and is sponsored by Eastern Dark Fired Tobacco Growers Association, Burley Stabilization Corporation, Farm Credit Services, Hail & Cotton, Inc., Drexel Chemical, and Agriculture Workforce Management Association.

Tobacco growers will have an opportunity to complete GAP Training. Be sure to bring your GAP card or have your GAP number available when you attend a GAP training. To learn more about the GAP Connections program call 865-622-4606 or visit www.gapconnections.com

There is no registration fee for attending the Tobacco Expo and it is open to all persons. Programs in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, and resource development. University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture and county governments cooperating. UT Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

The Agenda includes:
• 6:30 am – Coffee and doughnuts
• 7:00-9:00 am – Private Pesticide Applicator Re-Certification ($25)
• 9:00-10:00 am – Angular Leaf Spot Disease, Connecticut Broadleaf, Reducing TSNA’s
• 10:30 am-12:30 pm GAP Training
• 12:00-1:00 pm – Lunch
• 1:00-3:00 pm – Private Pesticide Applicator Re-Certification ($25)
• 3:00 pm – Trade Show closes

Note: Commercial Pesticide Applicator Points available for Categories: 1,10, 12 for KY & TN

For more information on the Tobacco Expo contact: Jeff Smith, UT Extension Agent, Robertson County, (615) 384-7936 or on the web

Jeff Smith, Extension Agent
UT Extension – Robertson County
408 North Main St.
Springfield, TN 37172
615-384-7936
Jsmith49@utk.edu

 

 

(Robertson County, TN) EpiPens Coming To Every Robertson County School

EpiPens Coming To Every Robertson County School

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – For those who have experienced a severe allergic reaction it can be terrifying.  It’s called Anaphylaxis (an-a-fi-LAK-sis) and it’s a serious, life-threatening allergic reaction to things like foods, insect stings, medications, and even latex.

With over 11,000 students attending Robertson County Schools, it’s not if but when, and the district wants to be prepared. It has been on the district’s radar for some time.

Now, thanks in part to new legislation, EpiPens will soon be available at all Robertson County Schools. The legislation (TCA 49-50-1602) allows for schools to purchase EpiPens for medical use by nursing staff. CONTINUED…..

 

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Robertson County School Nutrition Program – Congratulations to the Lunch Teams at Krisle Elementary School and Crestview Elementary School for meeting their financial Key Performance Indicators for the month of November. This is a big accomplishment!

RCS School Nutrition Program – “The true winners of our Holiday Spirit Week competition are the students in the schools where the Lunch Teams went above and beyond to create excitement.”

“A special THANKS goes out to everyone who took the time to look at the pictures and vote. We reached over 1000 followers this week! The winner for Day Five is . . . Jo Byrns Elementary School. Be sure to notice that the tree on the floor is a person! Please continue to follow the exciting things going on in our School Nutrition Program.”

 

 

Robertson County  Schools Approve 2021-2022 Calendar

RC Schools Approve 2021-2022 Calendar

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – In case you missed it: The Robertson County School Board of Education has approved the School Year 2021-22 district calendar.

To download copies of the 21-22 and the 20-21 calendar CLICK HERE

 

 

Robertson County Animal Control – The Greatest Gift…

Robertson County Animal Control:

We are a county shelter overwhelmed by the current overpopulation of pets in our county. We have been working diligently to improve the situation in our area and lower our euthanasia rates. This has only been possible with support from our commissioners and mayor, and leadership of our Director Kevin Clinard.

We are a small county shelter responsible for the intake of stray or unwanted cats and dogs. We serve all areas of Robertson County that do not have their own Animal Control facility.

We promote spay and neuter. Please contact our office for information on low cost spay and neuter or to schedule to have your pet fixed. (615) 384-5611

Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Check out our pets online click here

We would like to share with everyone the things we use most often around here to care for the animals. The following is a list of items that we use quiet often, so if anyone was wondering about our needs: Bleach, Pine-Sol, laundry detergent, Equine Pine ( sold at Tractor Supply), paper towels, 13 and 48 gallon drawstring trash bags, small and large size latex gloves, dry dog and cat food, canned dog and cat food, dog treats (no rawhide), cat treats, etc.

Thank you to all our wonderful supporters, volunteers and to anyone able to make a donation.

 

 

(Robertson County) Senator Kerry Roberts Completes Henry Toll Fellowship – Annual Program Provides Unique Leadership Opportunity

State Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) was recently recognized for participation in The Council of State Governments (CSG) Henry Toll Fellowship during a graduation ceremony and luncheon. The event was held on Dec. 7 in conjunction with the CSG National Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Drawing participants from 33 states in 2019, the Henry Toll Fellowship is one of the nation’s premier leadership development programs for state government officials.

“This program is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to learn new skills and innovative ideas from the nation’s premier leadership program,” said Senator Roberts. “I am very humbled and grateful for being chosen to participate.”

Each year, the Toll Fellowship brings up to 48 of the nation’s top officials from all three branches of state government to the CSG national headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky for an intensive five-day “leadership boot camp.” The program’s sessions are designed to stimulate personal assessment and growth while providing priceless networking and relationship-building opportunities.

Each year’s program is unique, but previous programs have included sessions on leadership personality assessment, media training, crisis management, appreciative inquiry and adaptive leadership. The program encourages participants to evaluate and adapt the way they interact with each other and the world around them, providing an opportunity unlike any other in the nation.

“The CSG Henry Toll Fellowship is designed to be a transformative experience,” said CSG Chief Communications Officer Kelley Arnold. “It’s an opportunity for participants to take a deep look at how they see themselves as public servants building skills that will advance them as leaders. Even better, they come away with a network of new relationships that will enrich their understanding of difficult policy issues and provide a continued resource for growth.”

2020 applications for the Toll Fellowship will be available on Jan. 10, 2020. For more information on the Toll Fellowship, click here

 

 

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NorthCrest Medical Center – Thank you to the Robertson County Schools librarians for donating new and gently used books to NorthCrest again this year!

We are so grateful for your support and for bringing some great books to NorthCrest! The school librarians have been blessing children visiting or staying at NorthCrest Medical Center for decades through their donation of various books for children of all ages.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE…

RC Senior Center – Christmas Eve Breakfast Tuesday, Dec 24

8:30 AM Breakfast – Celebrating the spirit of Christmas together!. Please RSVP by Dec 20th.

FOR MORE EVENTS PLANNED AT THE SR CENTER, CLICK HERE

 

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In Springfield, TN News

(Springfield, TN) Springfield Police Officer Tyler Edwards was among those recognized by Tennessee’s Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for his efforts to remove impaired drivers from Tennessee roadways.

This recognition came during MADD’S National Night of Remembrance, which took place on December 11 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Officer Edwards along with all Springfield Police Department Officers work diligently to enforce traffic laws that help to keep the streets of Springfield safe for all motorists.

Captain Madison Burnett & Officer Tyler Edwards

 

 

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(Springfield, TN) Eat Smart, Move More 8 Week Serries by the UT Extension-Robertson County

Do you want to make healthier choices in 2020? Come join us next year at the Stokes Brown Public Library for a FREE 8 week series. Try new recipes and learn how to eat healthy on a budget.

Taste Testing’s, Free kitchen tools, Plan meals, Eat well, Keep food safe, Be active

January 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

February 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

Stokes brown public library from 6 to 7 PM

RSVP Rachel Ragsdale at the UTextension office 615-384-7936

 

 

Springfield Middle School/RCS School Nutrition Program In the Holiday Spirit

It’s a Winter Wonderland playtime at Springfield Middle School.

 

 

(Springfield, TN) Assistant Chief Johnson receiving his 45 years of service recognition at City Hall this past week. 

“I cannot thank him enough for his dedication to the City of Springfield!”, Springfield Police Chief Jason Head.

 

 

City of Springfield, TN – Police Department officers recently participated in the annual Shop With A Cop at Walmart Springfield – Tom Austin Hwy

 

 

Springfield’s Payne Chevrolet with more happy Customers!

Mr. Ferrara came all the way down from Poughkeepsie, New York to pick up this fine GMC Sierra this morning! Congratulations on the new ride, and thank you for your business.

 

Payne Chevrolet would also like to congratulate the Highsmith Family on the purchase of their GMC Sierra!

Thank you for your business and we look forward to providing great service for y’all down the road.

 

A little Pre-Christmas present. Congratulations Mr. Watts on your brand new 2020 Camaro SS!

Thank you for your business and enjoy the new ride. @ Payne Chevrolet

Payne Chevrolet wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas!

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. The second best way is buying Christmas light necklaces for staff to wear.

 

 

City of Springfield, TN – Government Reminder: Tuesday resident garbage carts will be collected on Thursday, Dec. 26. Place carts curbside by 5:30 a.m. to avoid being missed.

 

 

(Springfield, TN) “Christmas Lights Spectacular”

The Whole House and yard decked with lights and festive scenes: On the corner of 4th & Willow In Springfield MAP Behind Springfield Baptist Church.

 

 

 

 

Springfield High School Athletic Association – Larry Mayhugh – Posthumous

Larry Mayhugh was remembered by Coach Boyce Smith as “one of the best players and one of the best kids I have ever known.” He was a 6’2” 235 lb. athlete who was a 5-year starter at Springfield. After he broke into the starting line up as an 8th grader, he started 52 consecutive games and played every position on the team during his career.

He made All-Mid-State as a junior. His senior season he made All-Mid-State, All-State, All-Southern, and All-American. As of 2019, he is one of two Springfield athletes to be named a high school All-American.

Springfield took their 7-2 record to face NIL power Hillsboro in the eighth annual Clinic Bowl. It was Hillsboro’s speed vs Springfield’s power, and the mud battle ended in a 0-0 tie.

Mayhugh was one of Tennessee’s most highly sought prospects prior to signing a SEC grant-in-aid with Vanderbilt. Tragically, Larry died as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident just prior to graduation in 1958.

Larry’s feats on the gridiron will be long remembered but had he never donned a football uniform, he still would have won wide admiration, for Larry was that kind of boy. Both teachers and classmates knew him as a “fine all around boy” – friendly, polite and modest.

Springfield High School Athletic Association Introducing SHS Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee Greg Bell.

Greg is a 1971 graduate of Springfield High School. He lettered in three sports and earned all-conference and all-district in each.

Greg went on to have an outstanding collegiate career at Motlow State and Ottawa University. His tremendous success as a three sport collegiate athlete led to his induction into the Ottawa University Hall of Fame in 2015.

Greg was hired in 1975 to teach health, physical education and coach basketball and football at Springfield Junior High. He coached the 8th and 9th grade boys basketball teams. In 1981 he began his coaching responsibilities at Springfield High School serving on the football and basketball staff. He was the defensive back / running back coach for the 1993 TSSAA Class 3A State Champion Yellow Jackets. He retired in 2014 with 40 years of service.

Celebrate Coach Bell and the entire inaugural class of inductees at the January 11 banquet at Springfield Baptist Church. Tickets on sale now

 

Springfield High School Athletic Association Travis Kirby became the first TSSAA State Champion in any sport from Springfield High School when he claimed the 1989 TSSAA State Heavyweight Wrestling Championship.

As of 2019, Travis remains Springfield High School’s only state wrestling champion in the program’s 40+ year history. Travis’s performance was dominant, pinning each of his opponents in the championship bracket, a feat rarely duplicated, in TSSAA Championship history.

Travis attended the University of Tennessee as an invited walk on for the football team under the direction of head coach Phil Fulmer. He transferred to the University of Tennessee Martin where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Education. He began his career as a teacher and coach in Louisiana at Northwood High School where he served as an assistant football, head boys basketball, head golf, assistant baseball and assistant track coach. In 1999 he moved to Texas to teach at George Junior High.

Travis began to create his own wrestling coaching legacy in Texas starting a program at both Terry High School and Lamar Consolidated High School. In 2010 Travis accepted a position at the brand new George Ranch High School where he started his third wrestling program in 10 years. Travis continued to coach football at George Ranch, serving as the offensive line coach as they won the 2015 Class 5A state football championship.

Travis is currently a member of the English faculty and serves as head wrestling coach for both the Girls and Boys programs at George Ranch High School. He has coached 37 individual district champions, 36 regional medalists, 2 state medalists.

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the awards banquet in January honoring all the Hall of Fame Inductees. Ticket sales end Christmas! https://bit.ly/2Pbbqkd

 

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“A Charlie Brown Christmas” themed synchronized light show on 4700 block of Palestine Rd in Springfield. Tune your radio to 90.1 for the show. MAP

 

 

(Springfield, TN) New Director of Public Works Announced

Clay Moore

The City of Springfield is pleased to announce the hiring of Clay Moore as the new Director of Public Works. Moore replaces Allan Ellis who retired in June after more than 28 years with the City of Springfield.

Moore, an engineer and former Director of Public Works, has over 14 years of experience in both private and public sectors. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

“We are happy to welcome Clay Moore to our team,” said City Manager Gina Holt. “His background in public works is extensive, and I have full faith in his ability to lead the department and to provide excellent public service.”

The Springfield Public Works department consists of four departments: Street, Sanitation, Storm Water Management, and Vehicle Maintenance.

Moore will begin his work with the City of Springfield in January 2020.

 

City of Springfield, TN – Government – Special thanks to the Springfield High School softball team for volunteering this past weekend at Winter Wonderland at Travis Price Park.

City of Springfield
City of Springfield

 

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In Cottontown News

Cottontown, TN Doeden’s Dancing Lights:

Make sure to come see Doeden’s Dancing Lights at 1030 Briarwood Dr off Hwy 31 about 1.5 miles north of Hwy 76. MAP Tune your radio to 101.5 and watch all 9 songs synced to approximately 20,000 lights on 96 channels! Lights start dancing at 5 until 11 on weekends and until 10 on weeknights.

 

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In Greenbrier, TN News

(Greenbrier, TN) BraxtonStrong Foundation -Our first year of Christmas giving to the nursing homes was a success!!

The happiness on the senior’s faces at each place we went to was priceless and heartwarming to say the least. Watching Braxton’s best friends and other friends and their kids experience this with us was amazing!!

If you donated or helped in any way…I can’t THANK YOU enough!! Because of you all, we helped spread happiness to 120+ seniors for Christmas!!

I KNOW Braxton was there with us & is so happy and proud!! I do all this in honor of him & will forever continue to!! We love & miss you Braxton!
#BraxtonStrong #RobCo #GivingBack #GodsLove

 

 

 

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Greenbrier Wrestling Bobcats had 8 placers at the Bruise Brothers Brawl. 

1st: Dalton Watson (106), Cole McCartney (126), Jayden Williams (138)
2nd: Nick Payne (145)
3rd: Gavin Ledbetter (182)
4th: Gabe Matherley (132), Elliot Counasse (160), Riley Putman (220)

The team also finished in 2nd Place just 5 points behind Anderson County (KY). Great job men! Thanks to Springfield High School for hosting us! Check out pics of some of our placers below.

 

 

(Greenbrier, TN) A “Christmas Village” Light Display: Intersection of Candy & Old Greenbrier Pike behind Greenbrier Church of Christ on Hwy 41 MAP

 

 

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Greenbrier High School Recognizes…

GHS November Parent of the Month

Mrs. Tracey Vazquez received the November Parent of the Month certificate. She always is supporting the needs of our teachers and students. She actively engages in communicating with GHS to see where she can best help. From classroom donations, food drive, and Winter Wishes, these are just a few ways she touches the lives of GHS staff and students.

 

GHS November Community Leader of the Month. 

South Haven Baptist Church is being recognized as our November Community Leader of the Month. They provided lunch for the staff during American Education Week.

 

GHS December Community Leader of the Month. 

Congratulations to Ebenezer Baptist Church for being selected our They provided lunch for the staff during American Education a Week!

 

GHS –  Congratulations to our first Honorary Diploma recipient of this senior class. Aaliyah gave hers to Mr. Corlew.

 

 

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Christmas Light Show!

Through Dec. 31st – “Lights On Logan” In Greenbrier

2019 Lights On Logan light Show (Greenbrier) Over 35,295 lights synchronized to 368 channels of computer-controlled animation. The show will be running from December 1st til December 31st from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Address: 2760 Logan Road Greenbrier, TN. MAP The light show runs every 24 minutes from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. (11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays) Tune your car stereo to 103.9 FM when you arrive to hear the show.

 

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In Cross Plains, TN News

East Robertson Indians Football – Drake Alsup receives a scholarship to Western Kentucky

 

 

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East Robertson Indians Football – #NewLevel – 2019 East Robertson Football Banquet

Thank you to all of the middle school and high school players for the effort this year and congratulations to the above award winners from our 2019 High School TEAM! Seniors you will be missed! Thank you to everyone who contributed to this past season and to those responsible for putting together the ceremony last night! #ERFootball #NewLevel

 

 

SAVE THE DATE…

Thru December 28 Dancing Light Show To Music – Brownstone neighborhood in Cross Plains

Friends and family of Robertson County, we are filling up our yard and getting in the spirit with thousands of little lights again this year in the Brownstone neighborhood in Cross Plains. Roughly 100,000 bulbs and 144 channels will be dancing to the music from 5:30 pm-9 pm Monday through Thursday and 5:30 pm-10 on Friday and Saturday. The show will begin on November 28th and end on December 28th Please tune to 107.3fm from the warmth of your vehicle to enjoy the show. Address: 8208 Brownstone Exd Cross Plains 37049 MAP

 

 

(Cross Plains, TN) The City of Cross Plains is accepting new and gently used toys for Toys for Tots.

Used plush toys will not be accepted for sanitary concerns. Toys can be taken to City Hall or area businesses before and after Christmas.

 

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In Millersville, TN News

Millersville Elementary School – Congratulations to our MES Teacher of the Year, Tonya Couch.

 

 

Millersville Elementary School – Congratulations to our Mustangs of the Week!

 

 

Millersville Police, Santa & The Grinch Gather for a memorable snapshot after the 2019 Millersville Christmas Parade & Chili Cookoff

 

The Millersville Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to increase impaired-driving enforcement from December 13, 2019, to January 1, 2020, surrounding the holiday season.

The THSO’s statewide Booze It and Lose It campaign is part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over nationwide mobilization.

“Motorists can expect to see increased patrols throughout the city. Year to date there have been nearly 70 more road related deaths than this time last year. Please remember when you are behind the wheel, nothing is more important than paying attention to the road ahead.” Said Sergeant Josh Barnes

Increased state and national messaging about the dangers of drunk driving, coupled with increased sobriety checkpoints and high visibility enforcement, aim to drastically reduce the number of drunk-driving crashes, injuries, and fatalities this year.

“We ask all Tennesseans to please drive safely this holiday season,” said THSO Director Buddy Lewis. “Our state and local law enforcement partners will be out in full force to secure Tennessee roadways. We want everyone to make it home safely, so please designate a sober driver.”

The consequences of a single DUI conviction for a first-time offender in the state of Tennessee may include costly fines, court costs, legal fees, jail time, mandatory drug and alcohol treatment, and/or the installation of an ignition interlock device in his/her vehicle.

The THSO provides grant funding to support The Millersville Police Department’s increased enforcement efforts during the Booze It and Lose It holiday campaign. For more information about the THSO, please visit www.tntrafficsafety.org.

 

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In White House, TN News

(White House, TN) Emily Thompson Named As White House Heritage High Interim Assistant Principal

Dr. Emily Thompson has been names as Interim Assistant Principal of White House Heritage High School following the resignation of Dr. Chris Tucker.

Thompson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Tennessee in 2009 and a master’s degree in Business Education from Middle Tennessee State University in 2011. She began teaching with Robertson County Schools in August of that year and has served in three separate schools, including WHHHS, over her teaching career. She comes to her new responsibilities from Springfield High School where she was the Response to Intervention Coordinator and Academic Coach.

Thompson expanded her educational qualifications; first in 2016 with an Education Specialist certification, and again in 2019 with a Doctor of Education degree, both from Union University. She has worked extensively with the RTI program in several schools, coordinating responses for students to help them gain or maintain scholastic skills.

Emily was raised in Springfield, where she attended school through 8th grade before finishing her high school career at Beech High School in Hendersonville. Husband, Kris, grew up in Adams and is a Jo Byrns graduate. Married for 7 years, they have two children, 6 year-old Kennedy and Easton, who is two.

Assuming the responsibilities of an Assistant Principal is something Thompson says she’s looking forward to, saying, “I am blessed and very excited to join White House Heritage High School.”

Principal Kim Haas says she too, is looking forward to January and is pleased with having Thompson on-board in her new capacity.

“I am excited to welcome Dr. Thompson to the Patriot Nation as the new assistant principal at Heritage HS,” she said. “We are looking forward to the many opportunities that having Dr. Thompson here will offer.”

 

 

(White House, TN) Festive, Flashing Christmas Light Show: MAP 207 Williamsburg Dr 

 

 

(White House, TN) Ho Ho Ho-Down at HB Williams was a success‼️ The Ugly Christmas Sweaters were Awesome…Merry Christmas

 

 

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(White House, TN) Giving Spirit Reflected At Robert F. Woodall Library with “Secret Santa” program

The library at Robert F. Woodall Elementary School recently participated in a “Library Secret Santa” program to pay off the fees of students whose library privileges had been limited due to lost or damaged books.

The program was inspired by an anonymous donor who wished to pay the fines of students who had limited checkout privileges. This donor made the request after reading about a similar program at a library in Kentucky. The gift was made in memory of her son, whose grandson attends Woodall Elementary. School Librarian, Jamie Marvin noted, “We were honored and grateful to receive this generous donation. Many students at our school have accidents or lose library books due to circumstances beyond their control. Allowing students the opportunity to continue to check out new books is a rewarding gift that all can benefit from.”

Additionally, students and families were given the opportunity to participate in program if they had outstanding overdue books, and were in need of financial assistance.

This initiative is a heart-warming and practical reflection on both the spirit of this season of giving, and on the RFW family and community.

 

 

(City of White House, Tennessee) The City is feeling very festive this holiday season! We wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year!

 

 

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(City of White House, Tennessee) December 14th was our annual Shop with a Cop and Firefighter event held at the White House WalMart.

We would like to express our appreciation to the White House Rotary Club, who is the major sponsor of our event and contributes thousands of dollars each year to ensure children in our community have a special Christmas. A very special thank you to WalMart, Subway, Little Caesars Pizza, and Bojangles’ for giving these children lunch and a safe place to shop! Finally, the White House Police Department and Fire Department would like to recognize Detective Sergeant Dan Hunter, who is the director of this program. Detective Sergeant Hunter spends countless hours each year organizing and planning for this special day. Job well done, Sir!

 

White House Community Volunteer Fire Dept. – Thank you to the Small Wonders Enrichment Center in White House for the Donated Basket of snacks for our Volunteer we love them thanks.

 

 

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(White House, Tennessee) –  The White House Inn Museum had the honor of visiting Madison Creek Elementary second graders!

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity Sumner County Schools, Tennessee!

 

 

(White House, TN) Annual Rotary White House Shop With Cop/Firefighter program

 

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In Orlinda, TN News

SAVE THE DATE…

(Orlinda, TN) Join The Fun At Our New Year’s Eve Celebration Dinner & Dance – At The Byrum Porter Senior Center

The theme is Black & White! Sign up now for our annual New Year’s eve ball dinner 6:30 PM. Dancing starts at 7:30 PM.

Tickets are $15 per person. If you decide to come the last minute you will be welcome it and it will be $20 per person

 

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In Portland, TN News

Portland TN Police Department – Congratulations to Officer Tanner Craddock on his graduation from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy!

 

 

Portland TN Police Department/Ronnie McDowell Shopping with Kids

We were honored to be a part of the Ronnie McDowell Shopping with Kids and Bus Tour, this evening. The kids took home some new stuff, and big smiles tonight!

 

 

Portland TN Police Department – Happy retirement to Detective Martin!

 

 

Portland TN Fire Department – We’re thankful for those that have thought about us having to work today and tomorrow.

We hope everyone has a safe and Merry Christmas!!!

 

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In Neighboring Pleasant View, TN News

Town of Pleasant View – City Hall now has an internet exchange location.

This area is under 24 hour video surveillance and is located in the front of the building by the flag pole. We are located at 1008 Civic Court. We hope this location will be helpful when making your internet exchange purchases.

 

 

(Pleasant View, TN) Parks and Recreation – Aldermen & Park staff spread Christmas cheer with decorations and a new scoreboard!

Pleasant View Aldermen Bruce Drake, Bill Anderson, and Kyle Pritchett, Chris Knight, and Parks and Rec Chair Danny Rediker definitely have the Christmas spirit! They gave up part of their weekend to install Christmas decorations and a new scoreboard at Balthrop Park. Thank you!

 

 

 

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(Pleasant View, TN) “Hadley’s light display” at 4050 oak pointe drive pleasant view tn 37146 MAP The show runs from 5:30 p.m to 10:30 p.m Monday thru Thursday and 5:30 to 11 Friday thru Sunday. The music can be heard buy tuning to 88.1 FM.

 

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In Neighboring Logan County News

Logan County Sheriff’s Office – Join us in congratulating K9 Deputy Brent who recently received the 2019 Governor’s Award for Impaired Driving Enforcement.

Keep up the great work K9 Deputy Brent!

 

Logan County Sheriff’s Office – Thank you to the Olmstead Rambassadors for the homemade Christmas treats.

Pictured are students from Olmstead Elementary School and Chief Deputy Winchester.

 

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In Neighboring Guthrie, KY News

The Guthrie Police Department wants to show our appreciation to our Outstanding dispatchers and EMS for Todd county.

Both keep us safe and get us to right places we need to be in order to keep our citizens safe. Thanks again and Merry Christmas.


The Guthrie Police Department would also like to thank the members of the Tiny town Baptist Church of Guthrie for their prayers and these cookies.

 

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In Neighboring Clarksville, TN News

(Clarksville, TN) Hankook”s Generous Donation to CPD’s Chaplain Fund

Hankook Tire has endeavored to develop a strong relationship with the community and the Clarksville Police Department since they established their presence here. They’ve invited members from the police department, on multiple occasions, to tour their facilities, discuss partnerships, and worked to develop a strong bond.

Hankook Tire, once again, displayed their generosity and support by donating $1200 to the Clarksville Police Dept Chaplain’s fund. Their donation will help support programs in which the Chaplain provides aid to the community as well as assistance for officer programs.

We appreciate their kind contribution to the Clarksville Police Dept and our community.

Photo l-r: Captain Lane, J K Jones, Chief Ansley, Joe Park, Gene Smith, and Chaplain Martinez

 

 

(Clarksville, TN) January 3 – Cops on Ice to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville – Hosted by Downtown Commons Winter Ice Rink and 4 others

Friday, January 3, 2020 at 6 PM – 9 PM – Downtown Commons Winter Ice Rink
215 Legion St., Clarksville, TN

Join us on January 3rd from 6-9 PM and skate with our Clarksville Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Austin Peay Police Department. $2 from every ticket will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sister of Clarksville.

Skate Sessions open at 10 am and continue on the even hour thought the day. Law Enforcement Officers will be on the ice from 6-9 pm only.

Ticket Prices
Children (12 and under)- $10
Adults- $12
Government Employees/ APSU ID- $10

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library Have no fear! Jolly has captured the Grinch!

You can rest assured that he won’t be stealing Christmas.

 

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