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Today's News

  • All-day program gets rave reviews

    The Trimble Banner The new all-day kindergarten at Milton and Bedford elementary schools is off to a good start, according to Trimble County Schools Superintendent Marcia Haney Dunaway and the principals of the two schools. “The first day of all-day kindergarten went extremely smooth,” Dunaway said, an assessment that was echoed

  • Excessive heat wreaks havoc for fall sports teams

    The Trimble Banner High school athletic directors are long accustomed to weather conditions playing havoc with sports schedules during the winter and spring months. Snowstorms often create scheduling problems during basketball season. Spring rains often deter baseball, tennis and track events. In many cases athletic directors won’t

  • TCHS boys golf team looks toward successful season

    Special to The Banner Members of the Trimble County High School boys golf team are excited about the upcoming season. The team finished with a 9-3 conference record last season, and hopes to top that this year. Dylan Staples led the way last year with an average score of 38, followed by Jordan Tingle, who averaged 41 per outing. Wit

  • TC school board levies 4 percent property tax increase

    The Trimble Banner A tax increase and bond refinancing were topics of the Aug. 16 meeting of the Trimble County Board of Education. The board voted 3-1 in favor of a 4 percent increase in real estate and personal property tax rates, raising the rate from 58.6 cents per $100 of assessed value to 61 cents. Bob Waggoner of School Management Associates said the levy should generate $

  • County tax rates held at ’09 levels

    The Trimble Banner Real estate and personal property tax rates in Trimble County will remain the same in 2010-11 as they were for 2009-10. Trimble County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Monday, Aug. 16, to hold the tax rate on real property at 7.20 cents per $100 of assessed value. That means the owner of a home valued at $100,000 will pay $

  • Religious rights are Constitutional, not a popularity contest

    A couple things happened while I was on vacation last week really make me angry. They are national news items that have been gnawing at me for days. First is the claim that President Obama, in a speech last week, endorsed a mosque to be built at Ground Zero, the name for the lots where the World Trade Center buildings collapsed after terrori

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING IN TRIMBLE COUNTY THIS WEEK

    Thursday, Aug. 19 The JCTC Literacy Council will hold an advisory meeting at 10 a.m.   Bedford Elementary School in the Migrant Program classroom. Friday, Aug. 20 The annual Bedford Bash returns to downtown Bedford today, starting at 6 p.m. Bedford Rotary will be selling hamburgers, Bedford Volunteer Fire Department will be selling fish. There will a car show, games an

  • Milton to name city park ballfield for late mayor

    The Trimble Banner Milton City Commissioners voted Thursday, Aug. 12, to name the ballfield at Milton City Park in honor of the city’s longtime mayor, Donnie Oakley, who died in September. The ballfield will be named for Oakley on Friday, Sept. 17, during a 10:30 a.m. ceremony to kick off Community Appreciation Day at the park. Activities will follow from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    ‘Groovy’ comes to Bedford Bash Friday “Having a Groovy Time” is the theme for this year’s Bedford Bash, set to begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, in the Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank parking lot, downtown. The Bedford Rotary will be selling hamburgers and the VFD will be having its annual fish fry. There will be

  • Back to school at Christian Academy