Smokey’s People & Community News Across The County Sept. 16, 2019
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Welcome to Smokey’s news in review. This week we have over 20 stories and events for you. It’s a look back and forward covering news and events along with this week’s top stories, some you’ll only see on Smokey Barn News.
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In Robertson County News
Robertson County Sheriff’s Office Remembers 9/11
We want to thank everyone who attended the 9/11 Ceremony today to honor and remember the lives that were lost.
UT Extension-Robertson County to Robertson County TN 4-H Target SMART Camp moved to the fall this year…
October 3-6, 2019. “Target Smart camp is so educational and fun. We want to encourage any eligible youth and volunteers to go.” Check out this promotional video to learn more. For all the details click here
The Robertson County Cup Results from September 9th 2019 – 18 hole match
Schools in attendance were East Robertson High School, White House Heritage High School, Joe Byrns High School, Springfield High School, and Greenbrier High School.
Results are as follows:
Springfield High School 439
White House Heritage High School 344
Joe Byrns High School 369
East Robertson High School 451
Greenbrier High School 305.
Low individual scores are as follows:
1. Connor Davenport 73 GHS
2. Tyler Williamson 74 GHS
4. C. Bell 77 SHS
Greenbrier High School scored their modern-day low for their home course, Legacy and remain undefeated this season.
SAVE THE DATE… SEPTEMBER 27
September 27: A message from the Robertson County Offers after Hours Passport Fair
The after Hours Passport fair is set for September 27 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM at 511 Brown St in Springfield. If you are looking to get your passport, but can’t get to our office by closing time, this is your opportunity! Passports will be back in time for your Thanksgiving trip. For questions call 615-384-5895. Photos $10. Be sure you have a check or money order.
(Robertson County) Donations, Sponsorship & Volunteers Keep the RC Senior Center and our Seniors Going Strong
Sponsorships like this is what keeps our Seniors going. “Thank you to ALL for the Annual Donations to Robertson County Senior Center. Thank You Carney Felts for hanging this so all can see it and Share in a Thank You for the Gifts of Love. KEEP ON KEEPING ON SENIORS.” Elaine Spurlock – Activity Director
Contact the Robertson County Senior Center at 615-384-6367 if you are interested in becoming a sponsor to keep your Grand Parents Active. A Vital part of Senior Citizens Health is to ” KEEP ON KEEPING ON”! Cathy Lowe – Board Chair, Elaine Spurlock – Activity Director, Beth Felts – Center Director, Ned Feaster -Treasurer.
Area Football Scores Across the County…
• Lewis County 35, East Robertson 14
• Houston County 35, Jo Byrns 14
• White House 32, Hunters Lane 20
• White House Heritage 42, Sycamore 0
• Portland 31, Greenbrier 7
• Springfield 31, Station Camp 10
• CCS 42, South Haven 25
Senator Kerry Roberts Falls Prey To Media Attack
Republican Senator Kerry Roberts made the national spotlight this week after some media outlets either deliberately or mistakenly took a statement he made in his weekly radio show out of context. In the hour-long radio broadcast, simulcast on AM 1590 WDBL and Facebook, Senator Roberts talked mostly about abortion. At 47 minutes into his broadcast Senator Roberts started talking about the statistics of abortion, citing that most abortions are done out of convenience but pro-abortionists use the argument of medical necessity. According to Roberts, medical necessity represents a tiny fraction of all abortions. In surveys conducted by the Guttmacher Institute, 1% of women who had an abortion indicated that they had been victims of rape, and less than half a percent said they became pregnant as a result of incest. On the health issue, it’s pretty well understood that only a small portion of abortions are done because the pregnancy could harm the mother.
At about the 50-minute mark in his broadcast Senator Roberts made the point that many American universities produce liberal thinkers that support abortion, at that point he remarked; “If there’s one thing that we can do to save America today, it’s to get rid of our institutions of higher education right now and cut the liberal breeding ground off!.” Listening to the entire segment it’s pretty easy to grasp that Robert’s wasn’t suggesting that America eliminate education. After all, Senator Roberts himself is a product of higher education and taught at Lipscomb University for six years.
Smokey Barn News talked with Senator Roberts for this report. “Of the people we’ve heard from, not a single Republican took my comments literally. That’s also true with most Democrats. The only ones who appeared to take it as literal were members of the liberal media. They clearly saw an opportunity to feign outrage in hopes of embarrassing a conservative Republican. Not a single member of the national media talked to me nor did anyone ask if my comments were literal. That should tell you everything you need to know. They weren’t interested in the truth – only in a sensational story that fit their narrative,” Roberts said.
Senator Roberts added that he plans on addressing the issue in his next broadcast. LISTEN HERE or if you live in Robertson County you can listen in at AM 1590 WDBL from 7-8 am Mondays.
Robertson County UT Extension – Weaning & Marketing Workshop
Where: KY-TN Livestock Market, 9169 Russellville Road, Guthrie, KY 42234
When: Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
· Feeding the Weaned Calf
· Marketing 101
· Live Animal Grading Demonstration
· Live Animal Vaccination Demonstration
· “Guess the Weight” Contest (Mineral Feeder Donated by Montgomery Farmers Co-op)
MEAL: A sponsored meal begins at 5:30 pm. Please RSVP to Robertson County Extension, 615-384-7936 by Sept 19 to reserve your meal (FarmCredit and Zoetis).
BQA: Beef Quality Assurance Training for those who need it after the Weaning Workshop. It takes about 45 minutes, and bring a check payable to “TCA” for $40 (TCA Members $20).
For more info call: Office: 615-384-7936
(Robertson County) NorthCrest Medical Center Congratulates Mary Kane, the employee of the month for September 2019.
Thank you Mary for all you do at NorthCrest!
News Channel 4 photographer Darryl Golden Welcomes new baby At NorthCrest Medical Center
“Thanks to News Channel 4 photographer Darryl Golden and his family for choosing NorthCrest! It’s been a pleasure to take care of new mom Kiki and beautiful baby Kendall,” the hospital said.
News 4 said, “The family just grew by one! News4 Photographer Darryl Golden and his wife Kiki welcome Kendall Rose to the world! Congratulations on your new bundle of joy from your family at News4!”
(Robertson County) NorthCrest Medical Center – If you’re a current or past smoker, an easy screening can help you know your risk to catch cancer early.
The Lung Cancer Screening Program at NorthCrest Medical Center is designed for patients between the ages of 55 and 77 who have a smoking history of at least 30 pack years and who currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years.
Robertson County Schools – Popular Gameware Provides Creative Chemistry Learning Opportunities
As students are digging into atoms, Periodic Table elements, and theories and experiments, they are given several choices to demonstrate their learning retention according to SHS chemistry teacher Mrs. Elizabeth Axley. She has utilized a popular online game program, saying, “I decided to incorporate Minecraft in my chemistry classroom after noticing how much my students loved playing the game. If I can use something they love to engage them and get them excited about learning chemistry, why wouldn’t I? Minecraft: Education Edition took some of my most disinterested students and made them chemistry scholars. They can build atoms, perform chemical reactions, and have fun with chemistry all on their own terms (and in their own universe), and I couldn’t be more proud of them.”
Robin Couts, Instructional Technology Coordinator, interviewed a couple of the students: Jason Santillan and Travis Meyer, and captured these videos as the students shared their work. Mrs. Couts said, “We are so excited that Mrs. Axley and her students at SHS have embraced this new resource, Minecraft: Education Edition, as it has just been added to our resources starting this school year. We look forward to seeing more students using their critical thinking skills to demonstrate their learning using Minecraft!” WATCH IT IN ACTION BELOW.
Video by Robertson County Schools –
In Springfield News
Krisle Elementary School PTO – Kindness Day in Honor of Kenna Gupton
Wednesday, September 11 was Kindness Day @ Krisle, in honor of Kenna Gupton Robards, former Krisle Student and SHS Jacket Alumni!
We were honored to have her mom and several of her friends join us for our morning assembly!
SAVE THE DATE…SEPTEMBER 22
On September 22: First Annual Robertson/Montgomery county sickle cell support group awareness event
The event is held from 3pm until 6pm. at 2518 Memorial Blvd, Springfield, TN (Holiday Inn Express) Please come to help support this event.
For questions or more info email: [email protected] or follow on Facebook – Robertson/Montgomery County Sickle Cell Support Group
Robertson Schools Uses Robot To Teach Bus Safty At Bransford PreK
“Barney the Bus robot came to Bransford school to teach us about bus safety. We know how to stay away from danger zones and how to exit the bus during an emergency. Thank you, Joshua Hinerman and RobCo Schools for bringing this program to us!”
SAVE THE DATE…
Enjoy coffee and conversation with the Springfield Police Dept.
National Coffee with a Cop Day is set for Wednesday, October 2nd from 8AM – 9AM. The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve.
Building relationships. One cup at a time.
Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together–over coffee–to discuss issues and learn more about each other.
Enjoy coffee and conversation with the Springfield Police Dept. at the McDonald’s located 2113 Memorial Blvd & the Springfield Walmart location at 3360 Tom Austin Hwy.
In White House, TN News
City of White House, City of White House Fire Dept., White house Police Remember 9/11. Hosted by The Church at Grace Park and Christian Community School
SAVE THE DATE… September 27
White House, TN – Join the fun at the second annual Fall Family Block Party (White House Chamber)
White House, TN – It’s almost fall! Join us Friday, September 27th from 3:30 PM to 9:00 PM at 105 College Street White House, TN for our 2019 Fall Family Block Party.
Come and enjoy the fall farmers market, bike parade, vendors, a costume contest, vendors, inflatables where you can jump all night for just $5, food trucks and the showing of Hocus Pocus at dark at this FREE event.
Registration for the bike parade begins at 5:00 PM in the roundabout located between White House City Hall and the Library. The actual parade will begin at 5:20 PM.
There will even be prizes for the best-decorated bikes!
If you have any questions regarding the bike parade prior to parade day, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 615-672-4350 EXT: 2114.
To get in the fall spirit even more, we will be having a costume contest again this year. This is for all ages and there will be prizes! Pre-judging will be at the Chamber tent with categories for children through adult. Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume!
Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, friends and families and mark your calendars for this exciting fall event! We can’t wait to see you there. For more information on the Fall Family Block Party contact the White House Area Chamber of Commerce at 615-672-3937.
SAVE THE DATE…October 22
October 22: Annual Fire Department Community Breakfast – Hosted by White House Area Chamber of Commerce and City of White House Fire Dept.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 8 AM – 10 AM at the City Of White House Fire Dept. Station 2 – 120 Business Park Dr, White House, TN
Join us for breakfast with your local firemen on Tuesday, October 22nd at 8:00 AM. Tour the facility, meet your City of White House Fire Dept., build your network and enjoy a delicious breakfast from our partners at Bojangles’! We hope you all can join us. #DiscoverWhiteHouse
SAVE THE DATE…October 5th
October 5 “White House on Fire benefit Concert” For the White House Community Volunteer Fire Dept.
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11 AM – 11 PM at the WL Anderson Sports Complex
2760 Highway 31 W, White House, TN
Benefit Concert for White House, TN Volunteer Fire Department, and Salute to Military and Emergency Service Responders Everywhere!
(White House, TN)…On the heels of an exciting and successful 2018 event, White House On Fire (WHOF) returns Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 with an even bigger stage, bigger venue, bigger lineup, and overall bigger event. WHOF 2019 will be held at the W.L. ANDERSON SPORTS COMPLEX, located at 2760 Old Hwy 31 in White House, TN.
Gates Open at 11am. Music begins at 12 noon, and concludes at 11pm with a newly added fireworks display to wrap up the all-day and night festivities. This year’s fundraiser event culminates with the same great Rocktober Celebration concert as
last year with a 70’s-rock tribute show by the Classic Rock Allstars , and the ultimate 80’s hairband tribute show by Hollywood Blvd .
In Greenbrier News
Greenbrier High School: Dr. Osborne is presenting our PTO the Community Leader of the Month certificate.
They are constantly supporting GHS. Whether it is providing food for the teachers or helping raise funds for the new electronic sign, we truly appreciate their commitment to GHS! #gbweall
Guitar Shaped Mailbox Causes Rollover Crash In Greenbrier
GREENBRIER TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – A woman was hospitalized following a rollover crash in Greenbrier Monday and police say it was partly caused by a guitar-shaped mailbox.
The crash occurred on Rose Street in a quiet subdivision in Greenbrier just before 2 pm. MAP
According to Officer Burroughs with the Greenbrier Police Department, for reasons unknown, the vehicle veered off the roadway and struck a mailbox. The mailbox was shaped like a guitar…READ MORE
SAVE THE DATE… September 24
Greenbrier Community Bonfire Night Set for Sept. 24 from 5pm – 7:30pm at Greenbrier City Hall.
Greenbrier Historical Society Museum & Library host its annual “September Book Sale” to benefit the library and museum.
There are 4 rooms packed full of hardbacks and paperbacks including:
Fiction (westerns, mystery/suspense, action/adventure, Star Wars, Star Trek, romance and “chick lit”), and Non-Fiction such as history, biography, health and wellness, religion, cookbooks, house & garden, children’s books, lots more.
The Book Sale runs from Sept. 4 through Sept 28 during open hours on Wed/Thurs/Friday 10 AM to 4 PM and Sat. 10 AM to 1 PM. “Autumn in the Brier” happens on Sept 14 with craft booths, Bake Sale, Silent Auction, plate lunches, sandwiches and fun.
Located on W. College Street across from City Hall. The museum phone number is 615-643-8461.
SAVE THE DATE…SEPTEMBER 21
(Greenbrier, TN) September 21: 1st ANNUAL CAR SHOW – Hosted by Solid Rock Baptist Church of Greenbrier
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM at Solid Rock Baptist Church of Greenbrier located at 2327 Old Greenbrier Pike, Greenbrier, TN
Our mission is to better engage the community while fundraising for our children and youth programs. This event is free for the public, and is children friendly! There will be several jump houses, with lots of fun children activities in our “Kid Fun Zone!”, vendor booths, awesome food, and LOTS of incredible items to be raffled off!!! Best of all there is going to be tons of Cars, Trucks, Jeeps and Motorcycles to check out!!!!
If you’re interested in placing your vehicle in the show: Register Here
Want a vendor booth?: Register Here
“Details for the Cars, Trucks, Jeeps and Motorcycles & Booths will be given in the Registration Links.”
SAVE THE DATE…SEPTEMBER 21
(Greenbrier, TN) September 21: Fall Carnival Ebenezer Baptist Church
Saturday, September 21 from 2-4PM. Carnival games, tattoos, balloons, Nachos and lots of fun!
Ebenezer Baptist Church: 6028 Ebenezer Road, Greenbrier, TN. For more info call (615) 643-0637
In Cross Plains, TN
Cross Plains Tennessee is proud to remember 9-11-2001.
In Millersville News
Millersville Public Library of Sumner County is proud to welcome Ms. Maddie as our new Children’s Librarian!
Stop by the children’s room to say hi!
City of Millersville Police Dept. congratulates Reserve Officer Walton on graduating the East Tennessee regional law enforcement training Academy.
In Portland News
Portland, TN Remembers 9/11…
Thankful for those who stopped by this morning to honor, remember, and say thank you. 9/11 forever changed America
Portland Police Department gets needle-proof gear
(From our partners at WKRN News 2)
PORTLAND, Tenn. (WKRN) — Patrolling the streets of Portland, Sergeant Charles Hope says his job is dangerous.
“Usually once or twice a night, we’ll come across someone who has something on them,” Hope said.
SAVE THE DATE…October 4th & 5th
(Portland, TN) Tennessee’s Best Kept Secret – Portland’s “Days Gone By Museum” & Annual Harvest Fest – Oct 4-5
Days Gone By Museum – 122 Davis Street, Portland
From the moment I first saw this fabulous Museum, my first thought was, “why haven’t I heard of this special Treasure before?” I would say fully 80-90% of all Tennessean’s, even locals, have never heard of “The DAYS GONE BY MUSEUM” let alone their ANNUAL HARVEST FEST!
Founded by Joey and Kathleen Collin’s of Portland Tennessee, this Rare Gem of a Museum was and is their Dream. They wanted to build a collection that would epitomize the Ingenuity of Our Forefathers who through a great deal of “Blood, Sweat, and Tears” catapulted our Nation into the (114)Greatest
Country on Earth! Their Dream was to create an atmosphere for Children and Families to Learn, with Pride, of the sacrifices it took to give us the Blessings we have in our Country today.
Their Museum emphasizes this throughout, beginning with the hand tools of the 1700’s, while highlighting, emphasizing, if you will, the great inventions of the Industrial Revolution and beyond!
Under One Roof!!!
You will find at least 100 working, rare, and pristine Antique Tractors. (including the rarest of all tractors) You will discover Antique Wagons, and Buggies, over 100 Antique Cars and Trucks including the very earliest made to the Classics (Ever see a 1931 Pierce Arrow or Cadillac Limousine? You will here!) Observe every piece of Farm Equipment from: Hand Tools, Antique Bailers, Threshing (Harvesting) Machines, Combines, even Antique Fire Engines and Beer Wagons! A Collection of every Maytag Engine and Washing Machine ever Made! Did you know that they even have Washers with attachments to make Homemade Ice Cream and Vacuum floors! Also featured are 1,000’s of Antique Toys, including a working antique toy saw mill and Antique Playground Equipment! An Antique Photography Center is here, featuring many Field and other Antique Cameras plus a Developing Room where you can learn how the early glass plate negatives were developed. There are over 4,000 plate glass negatives here, many of the Civil War, and over 5,000 black and white photos of Tennessee from the mid-1800’s to 1953. See Antique printing presses and theater projection equipment and Hundreds of other unique and one of a kind Antiques. Complete collections of everything imaginable is in this Museum, but it doesn’t end inside, outside you will have a chance to see, and tour Vintage Aircraft from Private to WWII to Jet Airplanes.
In order to share together our Countries Bountiful Blessings, Joey and Kathleen initiated the HARVEST FEST in order to coincide with the ANNUAL ANTIQUE TRACTOR & THRESHING SHOW.
It will be a Fun Filled Family Weekend Affair that allows you to Learn about our History while enjoying Live Demonstrations, Family Participation Events, Live Entertainment, Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors, Produce and So Much More!
The HARVEST FEST will be held this 1st Weekend of October 2019 on Friday/Saturday, Oct 4th and 5th from 8am to 8pm each day. The FEST includes Tours of the Museum, Exhibitors with everything from Steam Engines, to an Antique Saw Mill. Watch while your kids participate in Apple Cider Pressing, Homemade Ice Cream making, Sorghum demonstrations, Corn Shelling and More!
Come and join in, enjoy the Festivities! Parking is Free * Admission is only $5 per person, 10yrs and under are Free!
You can find much more about these Festivities, including Pictures and a Schedule of Events by going to their Website —> Click Here
In Neighboring Logan County News
The Logan County Sheriff’s Office welcomes K9 Vahur.
K9 Vahur (Vah-har) is a 2 1/2 year old German Shepherd from Amsterdam and is the partner to Deputy Jason Brent. Deputy Brent and K9 Vahur recently received 120hrs of Handler Training at Canine Command LLC in Gallatin, TN. K9 Vahur is trained to detect Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine and heroin. K9 Vahur and Deputy Brent are members of the USPCA Region 13 (United States Police Association) and have successfully completed the National Certification on September 3, 2019.
In Neighboring Clarksville, TN News
Meet Clarksville Police Department’s Community Relations Unit
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – In an effort to keep pace with the changes in the way law enforcement does business, the Clarksville Police Department has created a Community Relations Unit (CRU). The face of law enforcement is evolving and the necessity for involvement, visibility and transparency are more important than ever before. The CRU’s intent is to be involved in activities within the community to promote a positive, relatable image to the citizens we serve.
The Community Relations Unit’s (CRU) mission is to help build and strengthen positive relationships between citizens of the Clarksville community and the Clarksville Police Department through education, intervention, and policing initiatives. As part of CPD’s commitment to improve the quality of life, the CRU works with the community to identify and analyze crime hazards in our community and come up with strategies to help minimize them. The unit also offers the citizens of Clarksville with a variety of services, including safety presentations and community outreach initiatives.
The officers selected to the community relations unit are specially trained and devoted to the citizens. The CRU hit the ground running and initiated or promoted community interactions through various activities such a Coffee with a Cop, Hop with a Cop, Teen and Adult Citizens Police Academy, and National Night Out just to name a few.
A program which falls under the auspices of the CRU is the Neighborhood Watch Program. Neighborhood Watch programs are a way to help make a neighborhood safer by residents working together, in conjunction with local law enforcement, to reduce crime and improve quality of life. It teaches citizens how to help themselves by identifying and reporting suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.
Neighborhood Watch groups typically focus on observation and awareness as a means of preventing crime and utilizing strategies that range from simply promoting social interaction to watching out for each other. Some of the other programs which fall under the CRU are Crime Prevention and Crime Prevention through Environmental Design; officers can come to a business or residence and provide security improvement recommendations. Since there have been tremendous strides in technology, the CRU would like to work with the community to embrace and share technology as a crime fighting tool.
This Community Relations Unit is part of the Police Department’s overall Community Oriented Policing philosophy adopted by all employees. Community Oriented Policing includes both traditional and nontraditional strategies. Prevention, problem solving and most importantly communication between citizens and officers are the “keys” to reducing crime and fear.
We consider ourselves fortunate in Clarksville. The bond between the citizens and the Clarksville Police Department is strong and united. The intention of the community relation unit is to build that bond even stronger and to further expand and improve our outreach to the community.
For assistance or information about our community relations unit, please contact Sgt Jones, 931-648-0656, ext. 5276.
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