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  • Red Cross blood drive June 2 in Loretto

    The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness campaign.
    There will be a bolo drive from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, June 2, at Loretto City Hall.

  • Eli Bright is a ‘research breakthrough’

    Two-year-old Eli Bright can sit up by himself.
    That might not seem like a huge milestone, but for Eli, it’s a major accomplishment. It’s something that, technically, he shouldn’t physically be capable of doing.
    His mother, Natalie Wheatley, said the night he sat up by himself for the first time, she almost ran out into the front yard to scream in utter excitement.

  • End of school bash

    Working the Puzzle for Autism Inc. will be having a year-end of school bash at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 28, at the autism center. There will be pizza, chips and cupcakes. The center will also be having a patriotic activity for Memorial Day. Contact Lisa Nally-Martin at nallymartin@windstream.net to RSVP or call the center at 270-321-4360 and leave a message.
     

  • Memorial Day early deadlines for the Enterprise

    The Lebanon Enterprise will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. All editorial deadlines are by 5 p.m., Thursday, May 26. The deadline for advertising is 10 a.m., Friday, May 27.
     

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  • County spending thousands to replace stolen road signs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is going to have to spend thousands of dollars to purchase new road signs after approximately 50 road signs were stolen or vandalized recently.
    Marion County Road Supervisor Tommy Lee informed the court during its regular meeting on May 19 that, at $100 per sign and post, that equals $5,000 worth of signs and equipment. 
    “If any of our citizens see someone tearing a sign down and we get a license plate we can pursue actions against them,” Magistrate John Arthur Elder III said.

  • MCHS in search for new principal

    The Marion County Public School System is currently advertising for both a high school principal and an assistant high school principal.
    Principal Mike Abell resigned his duties as high school principal on May 13, and requested a transfer into another role similar to his experiences and his certifications, according to Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser.
    Abell will continue to serve as MCHS principal until June 30. His re-assignment has not been determined, Schlosser said.

  • Memorial Day celebration is May 29

    Heather French Henry, former Miss America 2000 and nationally recognized veterans advocate, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Memorial Day celebration at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 29, at the Lebanon National Cemetery.

  • Nickel petition update

    More than 1,500 Marion Countians reportedly signed a petition protesting the recallable nickel recently, and the Marion County Clerk’s Office has until June 12 to determine whether the petition is sufficient or insufficient. Upon completing that determination, Marion County Clerk Chad Mattingly will provide both the petition committee and the Marion County Board of Education a detailed report of any specific deficiencies found in the document.  

  • Pipeline testing is ‘routine work’

    The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company is currently testing pipelines in the area, but officials say this work has nothing to do with any abandonment, repurposing or expansion projects.