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Today's News

  • Datebook, Nov. 18, 2009

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  • Simpsonville allocates funds for sidewalk project, commission

    The Simpsonville City Commission approved funds for an area program and commission, as well as moving forward with the project for sidewalks along U.S. 60, during its meeting Wednesday.

    The commission approved the contract between the City of Simpsonville and Community and Economic Development Associates for sidewalk construction. City Administrator David Eaton will meet with CEDA next week to begin the process.

    "The grant that we have does not cover these costs, so we will have to pay for this on our own," Eaton said.

  • Community Datebook

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  • Business briefcase: Nov. 20, 2009

     Houston named director

    at Whitney Young center

  • My Word: Let me help clarify student-loan issue

    I recently read an opinion piece by college student Austin Redmon (“Let’s send the money directly to the students,” Nov. 11) regarding my stance on H.R. 3221. I always appreciate hearing from constituents and knowing they are taking an interest in their government. However, some of Mr. Redmon’s facts were inaccurate.

  • Ethington found in Jefferson County

    The body of Maxine Ethington was found Sunday afternoon next to her vehicle off Beckley Station Road near Middletown.

    Shelbyville Police reported a body was found next to the car but would not identify that body. A family member later confirmed to The Sentinel-News that the body was believed to be Ethington's. A coroner's report was pending.

  • WICHE: Asian lady beetles on the move

    It happened a little later then usual this year: the attack of the lady beetles.

    Just this week dozens of people have asked, “What do I do about all the lady bugs trying to get in my house.”  Well, the short answer is seal up the house well and get out the vacuum cleaner.

  • Looking Back: November 13

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • Leggett & Platt to shut down

    After being in Simpsonville for over 50 years, the Leggett & Platt plant will shut it doors in mid January.

    Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden received notice today that all 240 of the companies current workers will be out of a job by Jan. 18.

    Last month the company announced they would lay off 86 employees, with most to lose their jobs next month.

    At one time the company, which manufacturers parts for beds and chairs, was the county’s largest employer.

    Eden said the closing of the company is devastating.

  • EARLIER: A whole new perspective on Veteran's Day

    It almost is embarrassing me to admit that for most of my life Veteran’s Day has been more of an amorphous interruption of the mail and bank schedules that I had to endure than any sort of sanctioned holiday.

    School was in session, and there was no paid respite from work. Veteran’s Day was just sort of there, a poor, red-numbered step holiday to its more famous cousin in May, Memorial Day.