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  • Biding his time

    March 11 will mark the 15-year anniversary of when Aaron Glasscock woke up to Drug Enforcement Administration agents storming into his hotel room in Gainesville, Fla., and arresting him for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
    At that very moment, Aaron’s life, and the life of his family, was forever changed.
    “When the D.E.A. agents came in that morning everything I thought I knew, and my life in general, was turned upside down, and then shook,” Aaron wrote in a letter.

  • Life’s breath

    Cara Cissell Brahm is waiting – and hoping – that some day soon she'll be breathing a little easier.
    Since this summer, she has been on the list to receive a double lung transplant.
    Cara, 37, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was 10 years old. Two of her sisters (both older) were also diagnosed with the condition.
    “It mostly affects the lungs, but it can also affect the digestive system and the pancreas,” she said.
    Mindy died in 1999. Another sister, Lisa, received a transplant two and a half years ago.

  • Three seeking to represent District 3

    Magistrate Roger “Cotton” Smothers would like another term on the Marion County Fiscal Court, but two challengers — Dudley Adle Jr. and Craig Bishop — are hoping District 3 voters are looking to make a change.
    Democratic voters will have their pick of those three candidates in the May 20 Primary Election.
    All three candidates sat down with the Enterprise recently to discuss their candidacies. (Transcripts of those interviews can be found online at www.lebanonenterprise.com.)

    Dudley Adle Jr.

  • Police warn citizens about phone scams

     The Lebanon Police Department wants the public to be aware of phone scams in which a caller claims to be with either Publisher's Clearinghouse or the IRS.

    "We're getting numerous calls from people within in the city limits," Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady said.

  • No one injured in drive-by shooting on West Chandler Street

     No one was injured in an apparent drive-by shooting on West Chandler Street in Lebanon in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 25, but police do believe someone was being targeted.

    According to Lebanon Assistant Police Chief Greg Young, a caller reported hearing gunshots at 12:13 a.m., near West Chandler Street in Lebanon.

    When officers arrived they found a vehicle, belonging to Nathaniel Washington, had been shot four times, but Washington was not injured.

  • Marion County schools to return to regular bus routes

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser sent the following announcemen on Wednesday afternoon:

    For the remainder of this week, providing  that there are no issues, MCPS will use the regular bus routes unless the bus driver notifies the student that his/her road cannot be accessed.

  • Local bridal fair not just for brides

    If you are planning an event, getting married, or going to the prom, the upcoming bridal fair at Centre Square in Lebanon is for you.
    According to Lee Guilfoil, co-owner of Willie Martin’s in Lebanon and one of the organizers of the bridal fair, the event will show off the talent and services that are available right here in Marion County and surrounding communities.

  • MCPS family nights have been rescheduled

    Due to the inclement weather last week, Marion County Public Schools have rescheduled the family nights for migrant and Japanese families.
    The migrant family night is now scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, March 16, at the community education center on Harrison Street.
    The Japanese family night is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, also at the community education center.
     

  • Fiscal court briefs

    Kenny Marrett of the Marion County Jobs Consortium presented an update on changes at the Marion County Area Technology Center at last week's Marion County Fiscal Court meeting. The court approved allowing $20,000 in previously allocated funds to be used toward the purchase of 23 computers and software for 3D "Solid Works" CAD training at a cost of $25,000, adapters and accesssories for the automotive lab to get a new brake lathe at a cost of $2,800, and a PLC trainer and equipment for the industrial maintenance department at a cost of $2,300.

  • Snow kidding

    The Marion County Fiscal Court took time out of its Feb. 19 meeting to commend county employees for their efforts in response to last week's snowy conditions.
    Road Supervisor Tommy Lee reported that his department used more than 300 tons of road salt last week. He added that he minimized overtime while keeping the road as passable as they could.
    Marion County EMS Director Robbie Turner expressed his appreciation to the road department for their efforts to open the roads and assisting with runs following last week's winter storm.