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Today's News

  • Marion County girl second in soap box derby world championships

    Earlier this year, Callie Elder, 13, and Lawson Elder, 10, became local champions by winning the stock and super stock divisions in the All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio. 

    Their wins gave them the right to compete in the world championship, also held in Akron. Now, Callie can say she’s one of the best in the world. 

  • Knights open season at Taylor County

    The Marion County Knights golfers went into their season swinging by playing in the Taylor County Invitational on Aug. 2. The Knights came in 13th out of 19 teams.

    “For our first event out at a pretty tough course, we played OK,” Knights Coach Chad Spalding said. “But I would say not to expectations.”

  • Soccer alumni game

     On Aug. 1, the soccer fields at Graham Memorial Park saw heavy use as Marion County Knights alumni soccer players going back more than eight years assembled for a friendly game. The alumni game is an annual event. Many current Knights and Lady Knights watched the match.

  • Mostly good weekend for the outdoorsman

     This past weekend was good and bad. Bad in that I missed going to the outdoor expo in Adair County. Good in that I got to attend the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet/Fundraiser in Centre Square.

    The report I received indicated that the expo was a huge success … aside from the fact that I didn’t win the four-wheeler they gave away!

    What I heard was simply “if it had anything to do with outdoors, it was there.”

  • Georgia pitcher has roots in Marion County

    In July, Marion County’s 11-12-year-old all-star softball team lost in the finals of the state championship. 

    While their season may be over, a little piece of Marion County will still get in on the action at the Little League Softball World Series on Aug. 8. 

    Raelee Weaver, 12, who lives in Columbus, Georgia, will be pitching for the Pioneers (11-2) in the World Series.

  • 68 Jamboree alive and well

    There’s an old saying that goes: “Only time will tell.”
    For the 68 Jamboree, time has been extremely gracious.
    For the last four and a half years, the 68 Jamboree, which is four miles outside of Lebanon, has been a venue for country musicians from near and far.
    William Weatherford, 86, and Libby Myers, 75, opened the 68 Jamboree on Dec. 12, 2009, as a place for people who do not drink but still want to have a good time. The family oriented location is alcohol, smoke, drug and weapons free.

  • Lebanon man arrested after fleeing sheriff’s deputy

    Ricky L. Garrett of Lebanon was arrested following a car and foot chase Monday evening.
    Garrett was supposed to start serving a three-year sentence in June, but did not turn himself in as ordered by the court, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
    At 7:56 p.m. Aug. 4, Marion County Deputy Sheriff Nick Gray tried to make a traffic stop on Garrett, 28, in Bradfordsville because Garrett had outstanding warrants

  • Dirt Bowl

     The fifth annual Dirt Bowl was hosted at Cleaver Court on Aug. 2-3. The first day of the tournament saw the smallest turn out yet, according to Jackie Moffit Thurmon, the event organizer. She said she was appreciative of the ones who helped her this year but added they’re losing support.

    On top of this, Thurmon said people had been practicing all week for the contest but by the end of the week, many did not want to play. 

  • Co-ed softball league sign-ups

     Co-ed softball sign-ups will be at the pavilion by the Lebanon Aquatic Center from 6-7 p.m.  Aug. 18. The registration fee of $300 per team covers the cost of umpires, balls, scorekeepers and other expenses.

    Games will be played on Monday nights starting Aug. 25. Each team will be guaranteed at least seven games during the season along with a post-season tournament (weather permitting).

    Teams are required to play at least four females each game.

  • Knight Time 5K early registration ends Friday

    The Marion County Marching Knights are hosting the Knight Time 5K at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Marion County High School.

    This will be a glow run/walk that will be held on the high school campus. This is not a race, and it will not be timed, but every member of the family is welcome to participate.

    Participants who register by Aug. 8 will need to pay $15. Anyone who registers on the day of the race will pay $20.