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Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds totaling nearly $9 million are the latest allocation of monies set aside by Congress to address the impact of the pandemic on education in Weakley County. To fashion the most comprehensive plan for use of the funds, Weakley County Schools has added an ESSER 3.0 Director and is seeking community input. more
BRUCETON (June 28) — The Hollow Rock-Bruceton Special School District Board of Education recognized Theresa Scott for her 28 years of service as a teacher in the system. more
PARIS/McKENZIE (July 6) — On Friday morning, members of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Paris Police Department, Paris Fire Department, and other City of Paris employees took part in the 2021 Special Olympics Torch run across Tennessee. Runners started at Paris City Hall and ran to McKenzie City Hall. more
NASHVILLE — Over the weekend, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee traveled to the U.S. Southern Border to meet with Tennessee National Guards troops and receive briefings regarding the skyrocketing rate of illegal crossings and criminal activities. more
The American Medical Association released results from a recent survey showing over 96% of practicing physicians in America are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Of the remaining physicians, 45% do plan to get vaccinated. more
NASHVILLE — Unemployment in the tri-county area of Carroll, Henry and Weakley were little changed in May as compared to April 2021. Two weeks ago, a job fair was held in Carroll County. There were 400 jobs with immediate openings or soon-to-be available. more
In addition to the traditional sales tax holiday on clothing, school supplies and computers, the Tennessee General Assembly has approved sales tax holidays for food and for gun safety. more
July 9, Clayhill, LLC announced Grammy-winning country artist Travis Tritt’s upcoming concert at 1315 Rimmer Road, Atwood. The “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive” singer will perform Saturday, August 21 at 7:30 p.m., rain or shine. more
Though it feels like summer just began to students and educators enjoying their break, the start of the 2021-22 school year is just weeks away. more
McKENZIE (July 6) — Fresh from the news of her qualification in the 2021 U.S. Paralympic Triathlon Team sat McKenzie native Kirsten Winkler Sass in The Banner office, donned in a red USA Triathlon jacket. Kirsten will race as a guide in the Paralympics August 24 through September 5. The news came after the June 27 paratriathlon race in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Their story began in 2017 when Kirsten first met Amy Dixon, her partner in the race. more
Voting by every US citizen who is 18 years of age or older is perhaps the most important tenant of American democracy. It is sacred and must be encouraged and protected by everyone. more
Most communities have a claim to fame and even a favorite son. For Gleason, the town is Tater Town U.S.A. and they too have a favorite son, banjo champion and Grand Ole Opry star Mike Snider. more
It didn’t make any sense. Then, a lot of things with me don’t. It was July 3rd. 6:45 in the morning. I was running around Lake Junaluska. Somewhere in the mountains of North Carolina. The houses surrounding the lake were adorned with red, white and blue bunting. Signs along the route advertised the fireworks display set for the next day. more
In the laws enacted July 1, legislation provides protection and benefits for Tennessee’s first responders and veterans. more
Tennessee legislation passed over 80 new laws that went into effect July 1, some of which protecting Tennessee educators and students and altering curriculum. more
McLEMORESVILLE (July 4) — The City of McLemoresville hosted its annual July 4th celebration on Sunday in the downtown area with music, a cake walk, parade and food. Mayor Phil Williams welcomed everyone to the city, emceed the event, led the parade, and was the announcer for the cake walk. The Legends Band performed country music for the evening’s entertainment leading to the fireworks show at dark. more
McLEMORESVILLE — Downtown McLemoresville now has free public wi-fi service, thanks to the provider, TEC. The name of the service is “TEC Public Wifi.” more
HUNTINGDON (June 21) — Carroll County Watershed Authority delayed approval of a 2021-22 fiscal year budget during its monthly meeting on June 21. more
Of the new bills passed by the Senate, several affect sport licensing and strengthen the Second Amendment. more
The West Carroll Special School District Board of Education met Thursday, July 1, at 6 p.m. in the West Carroll Junior/Senior High School Cafeterium. more
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