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  • Court Reports: Jan. 20, 2010

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  • MY WORD: Climate issues aren’t as simple as more snow means less ‘warming'

    In every society, on nearly every issue, there are going to be skeptics. There will be critics, cynics and people who just want something to oppose. That’s just how the world works.

    However, just because you oppose something, you disagree with an issue, or you don’t like the people talking about it, that is no reason to deny there’s a problem to begin with.

  • News Briefs: Feb, 26, 2009

     Simpsonville Commission

    holds special meeting

    The Simpsonville City Commission will conduct a special called meeting today at 4 p.m. to discuss the purchase or sale of property. City officials declined to elaborate on the specific property. The meeting will be held at city hall.

     

    ‘New Cool’ up for award

  • Court Reports

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  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments: Oct. 30, 2009

    Billy E. Yarnell II of 9881 Waddy Road in Waddy was indicted for planting, cultivating or harvesting marijuana with intent to sell or transfer, trafficking in marijuana, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Diane S. Yarnell of 9881 Waddy Road in Waddy was indicted for planting, cultivating or harvesting marijuana with intent to sell or transfer, trafficking in marijuana, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Aftershocks from Haiti

    Claire Miertschin, injured and in pain, kept vigil over her dying friend throughout what she told her family was the longest night of her life, as they slept in a field in Haiti after the earthquake had battered their bodies and throw their mission trip into disarray.

  • MAGISTRATE: Ken Franks

    Ken Franks of Bagdad is running for magistrate in District 4, the seat being vacated by Cordy Armstrong, who is retiring.

    Franks, 47, is retired from a career in state government and now is working part-time at Clore-Argri-Co. on Eminence Pike.

    Franks never has run for office before, but said he felt the time was right to do so.

    "I have been in public service all my life, and it just seemed like a good time to do it," he said.

  • New Highland minister returns to Shelby Co.

    The first Sunday in January brought David Head, a former pastor at Graefenburg Baptist Church, back to Shelby County, to the pulpit at Highland Baptist Church on Mount Eden Road.

    Since leaving in 1997, Head has led churches in Knoxville, Tenn., and was the Teaching Pastor at the 5,000-member First Baptist Church in Leesburg, Fla. Most recently, he had been in Lexington, the hometown of his wife, Paula. 

  • MY Word: KCCT transfer legislation is key to future

    There is a continuous struggle faced by many Kentucky Community and Technical College students. These students take lower-division level transfer classes  taught by highly qualified faculty who have an expertise in teaching and learning, only to discover later that that the degree requirements have changed at the other institution.

     Determining which community college classes will transfer to a 4-year university shouldn’t be so difficult for students.

  • Court Reports

    District court

    Timothy L. Curtsinger, second-degree promoting contraband -- plead guilty -- 120-day sentence, serve 45 days, balance conditionally discharged for two years and $144 costs.

    James B. Smith, speeding 14 mph over limit and operating on suspended/revoked operator's license -- plead guilty -- 30-day sentence.

    Eric C. Catlett, first-offense DUI -- plead guilty -- operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

    Jordan D. Moore, alcohol intoxication in a public place -- plead guilty -- $169 fine and costs.