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Committee talks of growing pains

Growing pains within a county aren’t always bad. It just falls on local officials to figure out how to best deal with the growth in a positive manner. 

Church gives away Thanksgiving meals

Woodfork Chapel African American Methodist Episcopal Church gave away free Thanksgiving meals Tuesday night. Due to taking precautions from COVID-19, the church did not have this event.

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 27

Time is running out to bring boxed and canned nonperishables to The Shops at Main & McGrew (old Argie Cooper Public Library) at 100 South Main St.

Bella Chic Boutique: promoting small business

“I love to make people feel good about themselves,” says Brittany Rhodes, owner of Bella Chic Boutique. Rhodes opened up Bella Chic, located at 300 N Brittain St.

Methamphetamine found in vehicle during traffic stop

Two drug charges were filed against a man stopped for driving a vehicle with an expired registration early Saturday on North Cannon Boulevard.  

County archives receives grant

Bedford County Archives recently received a $2,700 state grant that will help provide better shelving and other archival supplies for permanent storage of records.  
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High school sports

‘No-quit’ Champs edge Cannon Co.

It may be mid-November, but Thursday night surely felt like a tournament atmosphere at Cascade High School. After forcing overtime against visiting Cannon County (0-1), it was the heroics by Lucas …
Cannon Co. spoils Lady Champ home opener
Thursday night’s home opener for the Cascade Lady Champions (0-2) showcased a tale of two halves. The Lady Champions built a nine-point halftime lead, but struggled to maintain the …
Strong defense powers Viqueens to win
UNIONVILLE —The Community Viqueens used a strong defensive effort and a 20-point second quarter to erase a first quarter deficit and went on to defeat the Jackson County Lady Blue Devils 49-34 …
Vikings face growing pains in loss to Blue Devils
UNIONVILLE — After losing four seniors from last season's state tournament basketball team, the inexperience of the Community Vikings showed Thursday night as the Vikings faced a very good …
College sports

Vols hoping for six wins in '21

At long last, it’s football time in Tennessee. The Volunteer football program has surely undergone its share of changes over the past year, from the departure of former coach Jeremy Pruitt …

Five bold predictions for college football in ‘21

Kirby Smart has been building the Georgia Bulldogs into a perennial power for years now. Since he was hired as the Bulldogs’ head coach in 2016, Georgia has dominated the SEC East and in addition to winning an SEC title in 2017, Georgia went on to face Alabama in the national championship later that season. Smart has built a winning pedigree, having posted 10-plus win seasons in three of his five seasons at the helm for Georgia...

Former California mom enjoys homeschooling here

Admittedly one to always be involved in her community, Lisa Cruz has begun a Little Free Library in her front yard.  
From the opinion pages
All of us would like to think we are in control of our lives, especially our destiny, but that is seldom the case.   We make plans. We think our futures are certain.
Thank you!  I like to say those two words.   Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!   We just celebrated the National Holiday of Thanksgiving this past week, and I have so …