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Today's News

  • Farmer Steve Downs adds another title to his resumé

     

  • 1-22-14 Pet of the Week
  • Gardening class series starts in February

     

  • Orchids determined by the bloom

     

  • Sweet pototoes are healthy, delicious

     

  • Turning tables

    Rev. Billy Jenkins asked those gathered Sunday afternoon at Lebanon United Methodist Church to turn their Bibles to the Book of Esther.
    In that passage, King Ahasuerus had plans to attack the Jews, but instead, the Jews defeated those who sought to harm them.
    Just as God turned the tables on those who would attack his people, God is still helping to turn tables, Jenkins said to the audience at this year’s Martin Luther King Day program, hosted by the Marion County Chapter of the NAACP.

  • Over the Moon(Pie)

    Steve Beam has enjoyed MoonPies — the chocolate covered, marshmallow-filled, graham cracker dessert sandwich — since he was a kid.
    “I had one in my lunchbox every day. My bother and I both did,” he said.
    Today, he and his brother, Paul, have another reason to like MoonPies even more. Their business, Limestone Branch Distillery, soon will be selling MoonPie Moonshine.
    “We’re hoping for the first week of February,” Steve Beam said.

  • Take steps to protect water pipes

    Recent subzero temperatures created problems for many Marion County residents, including multiple reports of frozen or busted water pipes.
    Jimmy Mudd, superintendent of the Marion County Water District, said they received between 35 and 40 reports of damaged water pipes, and John Q. Thomas, director of Lebanon Water Company, said they received 60 to 70 calls either asking for water to be cut off or reporting busted water pipes.
    Mudd and Thomas also indicated that each of their agencies had leaks in their own lines as a result of last week's subzero conditions.

  • From Sarasota, to Afghanistan, to New York City TV studio

    By Josh Salman
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune

    As John Wilcher laid sleepless in his Army bunk not far from areas of Afghanistan pockmarked by bombings, he could think only of a promise he had made his daughter two years earlier.
    Wilcher, a Marion County native, didn't know if he would ever see his family again -- but he had vowed to his little girl he would return home safely.
    Now a Realtor in Sarasota, his combat deployment stands in stark contrast to a recent crowning achievement.

  • Heritage Center seeks marketing help

    Mary Kay Clements of the Marion County Heritage Center spoke to the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission Jan. 13 to discuss marketing for upcoming events.
    “I’m not going to ask for money today,” Clements told the commission. “That’s probably next time.”
    The Marion County Baseball Booster Club is planning the Turtleman Trek 5K run for March 1. (This race was originally going to be called the Turtle Run 5K, but it has been renamed.)