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Today's News

  • What we think: School boundaries a precarious course

    We know this wasn’t the case, but we have to say that we think those original new zoning boundaries for Martha Lane Collins High School looked like they were created using a dartboard from a school board member’s game room.

    Those dots that identified specific neighborhoods from which students would be shipped across town to the more remote high school seemed arbitrary and perhaps ill-conceived.

    We understand there are many demands on a school district, and geography does not always solve the most routine problems.

  • Soccer: John Hardin shocks Rockets, 3-2

    The SCHS boys’ soccer team struggled Saturday, getting upset by visiting John Hardin, 3-2.

    The Bulldogs (5-2) took a 2-0 lead in the first half with two counter-attack goals that caught SCHS (3-2-2) sleeping.

    “We started out awesome,” SCHS Coach B.J. Andriot said. “Our possession was great, it was one-two touch all over the field. But our defense was flat-footed just watching.”

  • Rockets, Male come out even

    Playing one of the state’s top teams is a challenge. Playing one of the state’s top teams the night after playing a previously undefeated region opponent is a little crazy.

    But the Rockets did just that.

    The SCHS boys’ soccer team (3-1-2) dominated Eastern, 3-0, Tuesday and then turned around and played even with preseason No. 1 Male (3-2-1) in a scoreless tie on Wednesday.

    With those two games the Rockets proved they are a force to be reckoned with not only in the region but on the state level as well.

  • My Word: One teacher’s perspective on how to make our schools great

    As a fifth-year teacher in Shelby County Public Schools, I've been impressed with the dedication and professionalism of faculty, staff, and administration. I think we're fortunate to have a good school district. After hearing Superintendent [James] Neihof’s opening-day challenge to SCPS staff to push for our school district to move from good to great, I offer up the following six suggestions.

  • News Briefs: Sept. 4, 2009

     Obama's speech to students

  • Drainage problems cause flooding in Simpsonville

    Lakeshore Drive in Simpsonville no longer runs along a lake – that was filled in nearly 30 years ago – but there still is plenty of water in that area, and some of it is causing problems for residents.

    There has been flooding behind the properties on the north side of  Lakeshore, where it intersects with Cardinal Drive and Old Veechdale Road. Residents have reported water in their homes, basements, vehicles and out buildings.

  • Soccer: Lady Rockets hammer Ft. Knox

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  • Man saves friend from being crushed

    Doug Tyler says he now knows what it feels like to be caught between a rock and a hard place.

    He says he is only alive today because of the quick and heroic actions of his friend, Chase Stivers.

    Tyler was helping his brother, Roger, repair an RV at TTS RV Repair on Frankfort Road, when the bed inside the camper malfunctioned and came down on him, trapping his head in a vise-like grip.

  • Simpsonville passes property tax increase

     Residents in Simpsonville will pay only one tenth of one percent more on for their property taxes in 2009.

    The Simpsonville City Commission passed that increase Friday morning after a public hearing attended by no citizens.

    The ad valorem tax increases from 9.1 cents to 9.2 cents per $100 of assessed value for 2009.

  • News Briefs: Sept. 2, 2009

     East SBDM council seeks nominees