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Today's News

  • Way We Were: Demise of tobacco farming exaggerated

    50 YEARS AGO
    DEC. 21, 1961
    Nancy Brown was chosen “Miss Congeniality” from one six classes at the Fugazzi Business School in Lexington following a style and modeling show in which she participated in Monday night.
    She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Romie Brown of Sinai.

    Two 1-pound boxes of Domino Brown Sugar was 29 cents at A&P Supermarkets. Turkeys, 20-24 pounds, were 27 cents a pound.

  • Hoping almanac gets rest of winter wrong, too

    Well, this sure has been some weird weather.
    The library’s alliums are sprouting like it’s spring. I’m just thankful that all this precipitation has been in the form of rain and not snow.
    I guess that’s a good way to end the fall.
    Winter officially arrives tomorrow with the longest night. From then on, the sun will rise earlier each day and we’ll begin the slow roll back to spring.
    We’ll just get a little flakey between now and then.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor’s note: The following was written by Francis P. Church and was first published in The New York Sun in 1897. Church married shortly after the editorial appeared. He died in April 1906, leaving no children. Virginia O’Hanlon went on to graduate from Hunter College with a Bachelor of Arts degree at age 21. Virginia O’Hanlon Douglas died on May 13, 1971, at the age of 81, in a nursing home in Valatie, N.Y.

  • Don’t forget about things that genuinely matter

    Someday, I’m going to be famous.
    Probably not for my own merits or intellect.
    Lord knows that those things would get me nowhere.
    I’ll be famous for as long as it takes to watch a video, repeat a headline or blink an eye.
    After all, that’s as long as most important issues remain in the American consciousness.

  • Teller wins ‘ugly, tacky’ sweater contest
  • District court docket: 12-21-11

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Nov. 10, 2011.
    Nicole A. Holder, show cause, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence, minor injury) – sentenced to 30 days (conditionally discharged two years), $153, installment/deferred payment Feb. 16.
    Brandi M. Hood, continued first appearance, second-degree criminal trespassing – pleaded guilty, diverted 12 months, $153, installment/deferred payment Feb. 2, review Dec. 6, 2012.

  • If Jesus fasted, why don’t we follow suit?

    Have you ever fasted? Please email me if you have and tell me about your experience.
    I know hundreds if not thousands of professing Christians, but only one or two who have ever fasted.
    I have friends in another country that are Christians who fast often.
    Why don’t American Christians? Why don’t churches, families and your local preacher encourage fasting as a part of Christian living?

  • Church briefs: 12-21-11

    First Christian Church holds services
    First Christian Church, located at 300 South Main St., will hold Christmas Eve services Dec. 24.
    The first service will be a family service at 5:30 p.m. for the retelling of the Christmas story. There will be costumes available for children to dress in their favorite characters from the Christmas story.
     All are invited to share in communion as well.

  • Bake sale buys Christmas gifts for military
  • Homeschool Lego League places second overall