Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Brenda Nolan Named Hermitage Teacher of the Year

Brenda Nolan has been recognized as the 2019 Hermitage Teacher of the Year.  She is an educator at Hermitage Elementary School. Superintendent Tracy Tucker honored her with a special award.

Rotarians Hear About Upcoming Festival

Randy Rauls, Vicki Tapia, and Bob Milton
May 7th, Randy Rauls (left) and Vicki Tapia (middle) of the Pink Tomato Festival spoke to the Rotary Club of Warren about this year's festivities which will kick off Saturday June 8th with several events including the inaugural Tour De Tomato bicycle ride. Rotary Club will be having their annual Pancake Breakfast to benefit the Imagination Library on June 15th from 7:00-10:00 at the First United Methodist Church. Also pictured is Rotarian Bob Milton.

Special Called Meeting

The Southeast Arkansas Community Action Corporation Board of Directors will conduct a Special Called meeting Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 1:00p.m.  The meeting will be held at the SEACAC Complex located at 1208 North Myrtle Street in Warren, AR.

The meeting is open to the public.

SEACAC serves Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Desha and Drew Counties in Southeast Arkansas.

SEACAC follows Titles VI and VII of the Civil Right Act and is operated, managed, and delivers services without regard to age, religion, disability, pollical affiliation, veteran status, sex, race, color or national

Council Approves Speed Bumps

The Hermitage City Council met May 20th for the monthly meeting of the council.  Present were council members Annette Peebles, Randy Gorman, Jr., Mayor Tonya Kendrix, Police Chief Ben Poole and Angela Dawson and Daphne Hargis.  Minutes of the April meeting were approved and the financial statement was reviewed and approved. 

Chief Poole reported 15 citations were issued in April.  There were no fires reported.  Under the water preort it was noted lab results are within allowable limits. 

The council approved the installation of speedbumps on W. Grand between Main and the train tracks.  This was the result of complaints concerning speeding.  The council then approved a proposal from RJR Playgrounds in the amount of $41,244.67 for implementation of a Fun Park Grant.  This is for construction of a fun park. 

The members then approved a membership for Mayor Kendrix to join the Rotary Club.  Ordinance 116 was adopted to allow Mrs. Mary Vines to work at City Hall through the NCBA program. 

Donald Hamilton Family Named 2019 Bradley County Farm Family of the Year

Donald Hamilton Family
The Bradley County Farm Family of the Year for 2019 is the Donald Hamilton Family.
The farm is located at 1264 Bradley 4.  It is just east of Hilo and is in what is referred to as the Marsden community.  Donald Hamilton and his son Steele Hamilton operate the 45 acres of agricultural production.   They are the 6th generation to farm the site.

During the 2019 season, the Hamilton Farm consist of the following:
*Tomatoes-15 acres
*Watermelons-10 acres
*Cantaloupe-5 acres
*Peppers-4 acres
*Squash-3 acres
*Cucumbers-2 acres
*Pumpkins-6 acres
The farm has irrigation capabilities for the 45 acres.

Fresh market produce is sold to wholesale vendors who sell to farmers' markets, grocery stores, local restaurants, and to visiting and local guests.  All produce can be purchased on the farm in a box or pick your own.

One of the major goals of the Hamilton Farm is to deliver a satisfactory product, along with excellent taste.  The Farm works with buyers and a consultant to improve yield and provide a safe product.  The Hamilton's have begun to implement a "food safety and hazard analysis program.  This protects people and the environment from harmful chemicals and unforeseen contamination.

According to Mr. Hamilton, they are leveling fields to improve drainage and cleaning edges of fields to offset to alter rows for crops.  They work with The University of Arkansas to provide soil samples to maximize productivity and integrity of the soil.  Three ponds are maintained on the farm as a secondary water source.  They utilize plastic mulch and drip irrigation to conserve water and reduce cultivation for weed control.

Mr. Hamilton's grandfathers, Wesley Hamilton and C. w. Wright started tje family farm. His grandmother Lizzie Gorman Wright was a staple in the operation.  Donald's father Byron Hamilton continued the tradition.

Donald Hamilton started working the farm as a boy and at age 16, got his first acre to tend to alone.  In 1972 he began logging and then worked at Potlatch for eighteen years, while continuing to farm.  He later had a career as a crop insurance adjuster.

Steele Hamilton is a graduate of hermitage High School and UAM with a degree in business, with an emphasis in marketing.  He too has worked the farm since he was very young.  Steele is married to Genevieve Huggins Hamilton and they have one son, David Slade, age 9.  They attend Immanuel Baptist Church in Warren.

Donald's daughters both worked the farm while growing up.  Taylor Hamilton Davis is a graduate of Hope High School.  She received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Louisiana Tech and then her Master's degree in Counseling and Guidance.  Taylor and her husband, Jarret, live in Ponchatoulas, Louisiana.

Makenzi Hamilton is a graduate of Hope High School.  She attended SAU in Magnolia, where she received her Bachelor's degree in Science in Psychology, with a minor in Criminal Justice.  She then earned her Master's degree in Education of Student Affairs and College Counseling.  She lives in Magnolia.

Donald Hamilton has attended Hermitage Baptist for 40 years and served three years on the Soil Conservation Board.

As a side note, it should be pointed out that farming consist of a lot of hard work and risk.  While interviewing Mr. Hamilton in his front yard, a "dust devil" wind sprang up in a field directly across the road from his house.  It pulled up and destroyed several rows of plastic that was part of the squash crop.  The Hamilton's had to immediately get back in the field and make repairs to try and save that portion of the crop. ( pictures show the wind in action )

Congratulations to Donald Hamilton and his family being named farm family of the Year for 2019 in Bradley County.  They add to the economy in Bradley County and benefit numerous other businesses in the region.  They work hard and provide an essential service, that of growing food.

Congratulations To The 2019 Bradley County Farm Family of the Year

Union Bank
Warren Bank & Trust
First State Bank
Arkansas Superior Federal Credit Union
Mayor Denisa Pennington
Mad Butcher
Gannaway Drug
Shelter Insurance®-Greg Harton
Dr. Kerry Pennington
Dr. Joe H. Wharton
Angela Marshall Insurance
Two Rivers Outdoors
Judge Klay McKinney
Frazer's Funeral Home
Tony Cathy Auctions
Lumberjack Yamaha
Heritage Agriculture
Cash's Quick Check
Warren Motor Supply
Burgess Sales & Service
Russell's Body Shop
Mane Event
Smackover Motors
Dees's Station

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

WARREN HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AWARDED 1.6 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIPS

 WARREN, Ark — Graduates of the Warren High School Class of 2019 accumulated over 1.6
million dollars in academic scholarships. While the Class of 2019 was offered multiple
scholarships from various institutions, this amount reflects the scholarships that have been
accepted from the seniors’ institution of choice. Several seniors were recognized for receiving
the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship, which is valued at $14,000 over 4 years.
WHS Honor Graduates were awarded the following scholarships: UAM Band Scholarship,
valued at $20,000, the UAM Weevil Excellence Scholarship, valued at $6,000, the Mandy Coats
Memorial Scholarship, valued at $1,000, the Bradley County Farm Bureau Federation
Scholarship, valued at $400, and the Arkansas Academic Challenge were awarded to Grace
Adams; the UAM Leadership Scholarship, valued at $4,000, and the Arkansas Academic
Challenge were awarded to Jahaira Angeles; a University of Arkansas Football Scholarship,
valued at $102,000, the Jimmie Don Duprey Memorial Character Award, valued at $100, and the
Arkansas Academic Challenge were awarded to Treylon Burks; the Arkansas State University
Academic Award Scholarship, valued at $28,880, and the Arkansas Academic Challenge were
awarded to Cameron Cobb; the SAU Top 10% Scholarship, valued at $26,400, and the Arkansas
Academic Challenge were awarded to Karringon Hall; the University of Arkansas Silas Hunt
Scholarship, valued at $20,000, the U of A ECAP Engineering Scholarship, valued at $26,000,
and the Arkansas Academic Challenge were awarded to Salutatorian Xitlaly Gonzalez; the Texas
State University Distinguished Scholarship, valued at $22,000, was awarded to Rigoberto
Pacheco, Jr.; the Arkansas Tech University Concurrent Advantage Scholarship, valued at $4,000,
the ATU Academic Excellence Scholarship, valued at $20,000, and the Arkansas Academic
Challenge were awarded to Madison Raines; the Hendrix College Award, valued at $88,000, the
Hendrix Academic Award, valued at $20,000, the Hendrix Grant, valued at $34,184, the Hendrix
Visit Award, valued at $500, the Blake Harris Memorial Award, valued at $500, and the
Arkansas Academic Challenge were awarded to Jovankah Rodriguez; the UAM Chancellor’s
Award, valued at $48,000, a UAM Cheer Scholarship, valued at $4,000, the Amber Wilson Beta
Club Service Scholarship, valued at $300, and the Arkansas Academic Challenge were awarded
to Valedictorian Jaye Saunders; the SAU Achievement Award Scholarship, valued at $8,000,
and the Arkansas Academic Challenge were awarded to Destiny Thomas; the UAM Weevil
Excellence Scholarship, valued at $6,000, the Union Bank & Trust Scholarship, valued at
$1,000, the Kimey McClellan Scholastic Scholarship, valued at $500, and the Arkansas
Academic Challenge were awarded to Madison Woodard.
Other scholarships awarded to graduates include: the SAU Tech Merit Scholarship, valued at
$6,000, and the Arkansas Academic Challenge were awarded to Kacie Cooper; the Arkansas
Academic Challenge was awarded to Caleb Chancellor; the UAM Academic Scholarship, valued
at $24,000, and the Arkansas Academic Challenge were awarded to Chandler Crockett; the U.S.
Army Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, valued at $144,157, was awarded to Jessie Erwin; the Arkansas
Academic Challenge was awarded to Josue Escamilla; the Arkansas Academic Challenge was
awarded to Blaine Forrest; the UAM Leadership scholarship, valued at $4,000, and the Arkansas
Academic Challenge were awarded to Jillian Goodwin; the Sherry Vincent Lambert Memorial
Scholarship, valued at $1,000, and the Arkansas Academic Challenge were awarded to Kamrie
Harding; the Arkansas Academic Challenge was awarded to Joshua Hensley; the Army National
Guard Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, valued at $75,824, the SAU Tech Merit Scholarship, valued at $6,000,
and the Arkansas Academic Challenge were awarded to Xavier Kamau; the Arkansas Sports Hall
of Fame Scholarship, valued at $1,000, and the Dr. and Mrs. H. A. and Dr. Thomas Dew
Scholarship, valued at $8,000, were awarded to J’Malachi Kinnard; an OBU Football
Scholarship, valued at $90,480, the OBU Academic Scholarship, valued at $20,000, and the
Arkansas Academic Challenge were awarded to Keemontrae McKnight; a University of
Arkansas Football Scholarship, valued at $102,000, and the Arkansas Academic Challenge were
awarded to Marcus Miller; the SAU Achievement Scholarship, valued at $8,000, the
Anthony-Gathen-Rainey-Tolbert Scholarship, valued at $1,000, the Junior Auxiliary of Warren
Scholarship, valued at $2,000, and the Arkansas Academic Challenge were awarded to Cobe
Muldrew; the Arkansas Academic Challenge was awarded to Reagan Parker; U.S. Air Force
Scholarships, valued at $65,000, the SAU Blue & Gold Scholarship, valued at $26,400, and the
Arkansas Academic Challenge were awarded to Kendall Pope; the Arkansas Tech University
Concurrent Advantage Scholarship, valued at $4,000, the ATU Leadership Scholarship, valued
at $8,000, and the Arkansas Academic Challenge were awarded to Andrew Raines; the First
United Methodist Church Garner Family Scholarship, valued at $2,500, and the Arkansas
Academic Challenge were awarded to Joshua Reams; the UAM Weevil Excellence Scholarship,
valued at $6,000, and the Arkansas Academic Challenge were awarded to Dalton Reep; a South
Arkansas Community College Basketball Scholarship, valued at $4,000, was awarded to Javion
Robinson; the South Arkansas Community College SkillsUSA Scholarship, valued at $5,800,
was awarded to Sheila Rodriguez; the UAM Academic Scholarship, valued at $24,000, the
Lorrie L. Baker Honorary Nursing Scholarship, valued at $1,500, and the Arkansas Academic
Challenge were awarded to Jacob Shipp; the Southeast Arkansas College High School Senior
Scholarship, valued at $1,000, and the Arkansas Academic Challenge were awarded to Easton
Sinclair; the SAU Tech Merit Scholarship, valued at $6,000, the Carthel Raines Scholarship,
valued at $500, and the Arkansas Academic Challenge were awarded to Peyton Sparks; the
Arkansas Tech Leadership Scholarship, valued at $2,000, and the Dr. and Mrs. H. A. and Dr.
Thomas Dew Scholarship, valued at $8,000, were awarded to Sabria Trotter; the UAM College
of Technology-Crossett Scholarship, valued at $4,100, the Eloise Levins Teacher Scholarship
from GFWC Arkansas, valued at $500, and the Arkansas Academic Challenge were awarded to
Lillian Warren; the UAM Cheer Scholarship, valued at $4,000, and the Arkansas Academic
Challenge were awarded to Caleb Watson; the UAM Weevil Excellence Scholarship, valued at
$6,000, the 4-H Scott Foundation Scholarship, valued at $750, and the Arkansas Academic
Challenge were awarded to Avery Weaver; the UAM Leadership Scholarship, valued at $4,000,
and the Arkansas Academic Challenge were awarded to Anna Wilkerson; a Williams Baptist
University Academic Scholarship, valued at $32,000, a WBU Soccer Scholarship, valued at
$12,000, a WBU Track Scholarship, valued at $6,000, and the Arkansas Academic Challenge
were awarded to Anne Yepes. Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

Short Quorum Court Meeting Conducted

The Bradley County Quorum Court met Monday, May 20th and dealt with county business.  The meeting lasted less than thirty minutes.  Minutes of the previous meeting and financial reports were approved.

The County Judge gave a brief report and the Justices approved Kim Forrest and Joyce Trotter-Hampton for appointment to the County Equalization Board.  According to sources, a local media representative,  told the Justices he had heard State Representative Jeff Wardlaw tell the Rotary Club that the state should sign off on the private facility within days.  He would not comment on the proposed location.  It was reported that the County Judge and the Sheriff were not aware of any update or information.

School Elections Conducted In County

In accordance to state law both Warren and Hermitage recently held their annual school elections by early voting only.  Since neither district had a contested board race or proposed any millage change, they were allowed to have their respective elections by early voting only.  The following are the results:

Warren School District-A total of six votes cast.  Reelected to the Board were Joey Cathy to Zone 1 and Joel Tolefree to Zone 5.   There was no millage increase proposed.

Hermitage School District-One vote was cast.  Reelected to the Board was David Wilkerson.  There was no millage increase proposed.

There is the possibility that other votes may be received by mail, but few if any are expected.

Big Day In Downtown Warren

Business opportunities continue to increase in the Downtown area of Warren.  New businesses have started up and existing businesses continue to grow.  Saturday, May 18th the area was full of cars and full of people.  Mike Nichols had a big auction going and the other retail facilities were open and had people in and out.  It was topped off with a "Music On Main" concert at Rob Reep Studio. 

There are many options to check out in downtown Warren and they are affordable and varied.
 

BC Retired Teachers Hear Informative Program

BCRTA President Glenetta Burks and Mary Alice Hughes
The Bradley County Retired Teachers Association met Monday, May 20 in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church.  The featured speaker for the meeting  was Mary Alice Hughes Co-owner of Insurance Advantage and LMA Financial Services.  She spoke to the group about the history and services of her businesses and future goals to reach out to new educators to help them better understand and plan for retirement.

In other businesses, the retirees approved the treasurer's report and minutes from the previous meeting.  They submitted volunteer hours sheets and heard a report of progress of the facebook webpage.

They also made plans for the next year.  They will meet the first Monday of each month beginning in August at the First United Methodist Church at 11:30 a.m.  The organization meets only in the months of August, September, October, January, February, March, April and May.

The club will accept dues beginning in August.

It was noted that three applicants for the 2019 Anna Lee Galloway Scholarship have been received and a committee has been chosen to select a recipient.

Helms accepts scholarship

Christian Helms of Jersey, a 2018 graduate of Hermitage High School, has accepted a Mabel Stratton Powell Endowed Scholarship to attend South Arkansas Community College this fall.
He is the son of Chris and Angela Helms of Jersey.
The scholarship is funded through the SouthArk Foundation.

Police Need Your Help

The stolen vehicle belongs to Warren fireman James Camp.

The Anthony, Gathen, Rainey, Tolbert Scholarship Recipients Have Been Named

The Anthony, Gathen, Rainey and Tolbert Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 have been awarded to each of the following high school seniors:
Charles James Harris III – Pine Bluff High, will be attending UAPB
Chelsea Sims – Dollarway High School, will be attending UAPB
Tatyanna Evans – Dumas High School, will be attending UCA
Cobe Muldrew – Warren High School, will be attending SAU

Retired former school district superintendents, Frank Anthony – Pine Bluff, Thomas Gathen – Dollarway, David Rainey- Dumas, and Andrew Tolbert- Warren are pleased with the students selected and wish them the best as they begin their college careers.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Arrest Report: May 20-2019

The following are innocent until proven guilty:

Daisha Brandon, 1420 Shady Grove Rd., New Edinburg, AR, age 23, charged with domestic battery 3rd, (5-13-19)

Juan Mendez-vallejo, 605 S. Main, Warren, AR, DOB 1-22-1981, charged with no DL, drinking on highway, warrant x2 (5-15-19)

Cory A. Ferguson, 10905 West Markham, Apt; 11, Little Rock, AR, DOB 2-7-94 arrested on warrant (5-17-19)

Koty Means, 1720 W. Pine, Warren, AR, DOB 12-15-85, arrested on warrant (5-17-19)

Joye M. Clark, 701 Clio St., Warren, AR, DOB 1-18-70, arrested on warrant (5-18-19)

Colton Smith, 23 Creekwood, Warren, AR, 1-19-98, arrested on warrant (5-18-19)

Bobby McGlaughlin, 32 Cloverhill Dr., DOB 5-28-80, charged with possession of drug paraphernalia (5-18-19)

Lady Hermits to Play for State Title Today

The Lady Hermits have traveled to Centennial Bank Stadium in Fayetteville to play Taylor in the 2019 1A State Championship Softball game to be held at 3:00 p.m. today, Monday, May 20.  Anyone wishing to watch the game can do so on the nfhs network.  Go Lady Hermits!

Fire Hydrant Maintenance Performed

Members of the Warren Fire Department spent time Saturday morning, May 18th working in the South Warren area, cleaning up around and painting fire hydrants.  the firemen cut and mowed around the fire plugs, checked them out for needed repairs and painted them so they are easy to find and look good.  This is done throughout the city on a regular basis.








Sunday, May 19, 2019

Lumberjack All-Sports Reception to be Held Monday Night

Warren High School is set to host the 2019 All-Sports Reception Monday, May 20, in the WHS Cafeteria.  Besides recognizing and bestowing awards to athletes, former athletes and fans will be inducted into the Lumberjack Hall of Fame.  Those being inducted are: Johnny Johnson (posthumously) as an associate, Terrence Hampton for football, Ken Thomas for basketball, Joseph Davis for basketball, and Janice Calhoun Reddick for track and basketball. The event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Auxiliary Hosts Reception

In conclusion of National Hospital Week, the Bradley County Hospital Auxiliary hosted a reception.

This Week in the House: Rep. Jeff Wardlaw

In Arkansas, 41% of the population live in rural counties. In contrast, only 14% of the United States population as a whole live in nonmetropolitan counties. Our state is a very rural one, so when we work to expand our economy we must always recognize the challenges that our rural communities face.

That is why many of us and many of your city and county leaders gathered at the Arkansas Rural Development Conference this week.

This conference is organized by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and is designed for anyone interested in improving the quality of life in Arkansas’ rural communities.

The objective of the annual event is to provide participants with the opportunity to gain a working knowledge about a variety of programs and services that are available to assist communities and their leaders with development, planning and revitalization efforts.

The House and Senate Committees for Agriculture, Forestry, and Economic Development convened at the conference this week to hear updates on the Big River Steel plant in Osceola and CZ-USA, a firearms manufacturer which recently chose Little Rock as its headquarters.


Jersey Fire Department Responds to Vehicle Fire

Friday, May 17, at approximately 1:48 PM, Jersey Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on Arkansas Highway 275 W near Banks . Upon arrival, Jersey Firefighters found a truck totally engulfed in flames which stretched into the surrounding wildland. The wildland flames were suppressed followed by the extinguishing of the burning vehicle. Bradley County Sheriff and Deputies were also on scene. No injuries occurred.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Plea Reached/Sentenced Handed Down

Adam Marcus Ward was recently sentence in Circuit Court on the charge of "Pander/Possession of material depicting sex explicit conduct and sexual indecency with a child."  He was sentenced to prison on both charges with additional time suspended on each charge.  Court fees were levied and he will be required to register as a sex offender.

Matt Raper was sentenced in District Court for the charge of theft by receiving.  He was given 30 days in jail.  Mr. Raper acted as his own attorney in the case. 

Notice to Seniors from WHS

Seniors-If you were in line from Joshua Peyton through Anne Yepes, please come Tues., May 21, at 12:00 pm to the football field for pictures. Come dressed in your cap/gown and bring your diploma. Due to Lifetouch camera issues, all seniors will receive a free 5x7 photo.  A notification will be sent out when photos arrive.0

Arrest Made In Domestic Violence Incident

Deputies of the Bradley County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic dispute call May 10, 2019 aorund 7:07P.M. to 107 Hwy. 189 N.  Upon arrival they found a female subject  holding a towel over her face and bleeding.  She advised the officers that Travles Johnson had hit her several times.  There was a witness also on site. 

Mr. Johnson was arrested and transported to the Warren Police Department Holding Facility.  The person allegedly hit was taken by ambulance to the Bradley County Medical Center.  Later, Mr. Johnson complained of issues with his heart and blood pressure and was checked out by a medic with the ambulance service.  He was determined to be ok. 

Mr. Johnson was placed in jail and is there pending a $15,000.00 bond.

State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Eddie Cheatham

May 17, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – The goal of the new Arkansas State Broadband Plan, announced by the governor, is to make high-speed Internet access available to all communities of more than 500 people by the year 2022.

The announcement specifically cites three Senate bills that have become law and have streamlined the process of setting up communications technology in under-served areas.

The Arkansas plan uses the standard for high speed Internet as 25 Mbps/3 Mbps. That means your Internet connection is capable of downloading 25 megabits per second and uploading three megabits per second.

The plan will benefit many residents of urban areas, as well as those in rural areas. In many Arkansas towns there are neighborhoods lacking access to high speed broadband. But other neighborhoods do have high speed access, so a map can be deceptive because it would indicate that the entire town has a capability of 25 mbps/3mbps.

According to the announcement, about 251,000 people in Arkansas live in areas with no Internet access. About 641,000 Arkansas residents have Internet access, but not high speed Internet.

About 721,000 have access to only one Internet provider, so they cannot switch to another company if they are unsatisfied with their quality of service. Now, there are 136 companies providing Internet service in Arkansas.

During this year’s regular session, the legislature approved two new acts to promote expansion of broadband in areas that are lacking. Act 198 of 2019 allows local governments to get involved in the creation of new Internet service. In partnership with private companies, local entities can apply for federal funding, loans and grants.

Act 999 of 2019 promotes the growth of wireless and communications technology through new products such as 5G technology. Its goal is the building of new small cells and the antennas needed to make them work. Act 999 allows government entities to make agreements with private companies to use public rights-of-way for those facilities.

Also mentioned in the announcement was Act 813 of 2017, which allows for the creation of public-private partnerships. The partnerships are not limited to computer and communications projects. They can be for new facilities at schools, prisons, recreation centers, utilities, water and sewer systems, hospitals and libraries.

Expanding broadband access throughout Arkansas is important for many reasons. It will improve health care, by making transmittal of medical records faster and by allowing more video-conferencing. It will improve all aspects of education. It will promote economic development, and make opportunity more nearly equal in all geographic areas of the state.

It will prepare us for the next era, when broadband technology will allow transmission of even greater amounts of data than is possible now.

Except for the most visionary among us, the current standard of 25 mbps would have seemed unthinkable in the 1990s, when it was necessary in many households to unplug the telephone to access the Internet. The telephone would have been a “landline” and many consumers referred to the Internet as the “World Wide Web.”

The new Broadband Plan recognizes that Internet service in America has become like electricity and running water, in that now it is so essential that government assumes the responsibility of helping to make it available where the private sector cannot afford to.

Christina Williams to Sing Live at Music on Main

Come hear the sounds of Christina Williams accompanied by Ben Garner Saturday, May 18, as they perform a FREE live concert at Music on Main at Rob Reep Studio.  The event begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends at approximately 8:00 p.m.  Christina has a beautiful voice.  You don't want to miss out on this opportunity to hear some great sounds.



Thursday, May 16, 2019

Hughes to Speak to Retired Teachers

Bradley County Retired Teachers will meet Monday at 11:30 in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church.  The featured speaker will be Mary Alice Hughes.

They are here...

The 2019 Official Rob Reep Studio Christmas ornament is here.  The ornament depicts the Pastime Theater and is made from Rob's painting "Rio Bravo at the Pastime".  The ornaments are produced by the same company that makes tThe White House ornaments.  Each ornament comes in a silver foil stamped box with a card inside telling a bit of history about the painting and the Pastime.  Oh! What memories were made there. 

Some have asked shy we are presenting the ornaments at this time of year.  Many who wanted a 2018 ornament had to pay nearly $8.00 in shipping.  For those who will be coming home for the Tomato Festival, they can save by purchasing one while here.  Of course, they will still be available online by June 1, and we will still ship them if needed.

Stricter Enforcement of Truck Routes

According to Warren Police Chief Shaun Hildreth, the department will be more strictly enforcing the city rules on truck routes.  All trucks should follow the truck routes set forth by the Warren City Council.  Those failing to follow the routes, can expect to be ticketed.

Celebrating National Nursing Home Week

salineriverchronicle.com thanks and celebrates our local nursing homes!