Today's News

  • Gordon donates to Locks of Love


    Adriana Gordon donated 13 inches of hair to Locks of Love recently. She is the daughter of Barry and Chequita Gordon.

  • Burchells celebrate 50 years


    Lyle Ray and Beverly Marlowe Burchell of Bradfordsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 31, 2018.
    They were married at Bradfordsville United Methodist Church.
    They have three children and five grandchildren.

  • Family Video rewards students for their academic excellence

    Throughout the month of June, students from kindergarten through college can receive a free movie or game rental at Family Video for each final “A” grade or (equivalent mark) they achieve in a core subject on their year-end report card. The company expects to give away over one million movie and game rentals this summer. Additionally, all Family Video affiliated Marco’s Pizza locations will give the “A” student a small one topping pizza; one per student.

  • Faith, family business and the Fortune 500


  • Stand by your word

    “Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word.” – Brian Tracy


    Sometimes our very own words can come back to bite us.

    Especially when they are in print, in black and white, in the newspaper.

    I was reminded of this within the past week while I was writing the news story about the Local Planning Committee’s recent meeting (which starts on page A2). 

  • Imported from Detroit

    I grew up between 8 mile (yes, exactly like Eminem) and 10 mile road, right outside of Detroit. A lot of times, when I tell people that I grew up in Detroit, I watch their eyes widen slightly and they immediately ask me if it’s as bad as it looks on TV.

  • Queens of the Field

    Marion County’s game against the Thomas Nelson Generals in the regional tournament Monday was rained out in the second inning. They were scheduled to resume play Tuesday afternoon, weather permitting.


    Marion County knew another district title would not come easy. But, then again, the Lady Knights were in this same spot last season and came out with the W.

  • Patience

    “Patience is a virtue.”

  • Season ends for Knights

    As the sun faded into the horizon on a warm May evening, so did a chance for Marion County to grab another district title.

    One run, then another and then another went up on the scoreboard. An untimely stretch in the fourth and fifth innings left the Knights reeling, searching and hoping for a response that might keep the season alive.

    It all came down to one last gasp, one last push to save the season. The bases were loaded. Two outs.

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