An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Well, since the local fish wrap’s web site is a week behind (trust me, cuz I read it, even though there’s no date), I’m going to have to practice my typing and y’all are going to have to take my word for it. Here’s what we have on the front page.
City of Crump to Mark 20th Anniversary
The city of Crump celebrates the 20th anniversary of its incorporation Saturday with activities at the city park and community center Saturday.
Motorheads will appreciate the car and motorcycle show which starts at 10 a.m., and bands with performers such as Wayne Jerrolds, Billy Morris and more will be performing through the day under the park pavillion.
This is kind of cool. The Mr is going to do a little pickin’ and grinnin’ with Wayne Jerrolds, sometimes around 10 or 10:30. There’s also a ‘cake walk’. Gracious sakes! Haven’t seen one of those in decades. I even bought a cake to donate. Whut! You actually think I was going to bake one?
County Sued Over Pothole
The roads in even the more exlusive parts of Hardin County are not immune to potholes, a motorcyclist and his wife know to their misfortune.
Physician Timothy Klein and Angela Klein have filed a suit in Curcuit Court seeking $600,000 for personal injuries after they hit a large pothole on Northshore Drive.
However, hardin County Highway Superintendent Paul Blount says Northshore is not a county road and not the county’s responsibility to maintain.
Blount said he believes the county may have intially accepted the road, but then the developer took it back.
The developer “didn’t want us in there. It is not on our road list of the time of the accident,” he said Tuesday. “I know that for sure.”
Ok, I gotta tell ya, other than U.S. 64, the roads around here pretty much suck! Maintenance doesn’t seem to be high on the list of priorities. Granted, I’ve seen worse, but the side roads are unbelievably bad. Hope the couple are ok.
Childers is running as an independent candidate
State representative candidate Shephen Childers is giving citizens in Tennessee’s 71st District a chance to vote for someone other than a Republican or Democrat.
Neither party “has a corner on the market of good ideas,” said Childers, the 33-year-old youth and children’s minister at First Baptist Church in Savannah.
The candidate said he decided to throw his hat in the ring because “I felt that our current representative, Randy Rinks, had lost touch with the people of decatur, Hardin and McNairy counties and was more concerned with Nashville.”
Kind of odd. Randy Rinks isn’t running again, so I’m not too sure what this guy is talking about. Obviously, I didn’t vote for him, considering I have a Vance Dennis link on my sidebar.
Just Ducky (there’s a picture, but since there’s no link, and I don’t feel like scanning it….it’s a guy in shorts with a lot of little rubber duckys)
Savannah manufacturer Design Team’s Realy for Life team is organizing a Tennessee River Duck Run to raise money for the American Cancer Society and its fight for a cure.
Participants make a contribution to sponsor a duck and the first to float across the finish line wins $300.
The ducks, shown being checked for proper buoyancy by John McRae, will be released at noon on Nov.1. The event at Wayne Jerrolds Riverside Park in Savannah also offer family activities including Party Jumpers and food available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To sponsor a duck or for more information, call VaRand Sevier at ###-####.
Ok, if you seriously want to sponsor a duck, I’ll send ya the number through email. It’s a good cause, but we won’t be here. I might give ‘em a call m’self, and sponsor a duck.
Quarry gets pros, cons at hearing
A proposed limestone rock quarry to be dug near the intersection of Pyburn Road and Tenn. 69-S has its friends and foes.
Initially projected to create six jobs at the site itself, along with work for gravel truck drivers, the location across from the Horse Creek Wildlife Refuge and Animal Sanctuary has drawn opposition from the charitable organization and its supporters.
On the other side are the owner of the property, Elton Johnson, and his friends and family.
Johnson referred to Horse Creek’s owner, Ron Pickard, as a “rich neighbor” trying to control the surrounding area and who uses the charity as a tax write off. “Is there a health hazard in limestone rock?” he said. If there is, “then Hardin County is polluted from one end to the other.”
Horse Creek Wildlife encompasses more than 2,000 acres devoted to the safety and security of wildlife native to the area. It houses and cares for abandoned domestic animals and seeks homes for them.
Well, I am all for creating jobs, but if you had ever seen Horse Creek, it’s beautiful and should be kept that way. Being covered by limestone dust from the quarry wouldn’t do much for the scenery. The shelter for the animals, mostly dogs, is close to 69, so personally, I don’t think it’s such a great idea.
Voters can cast ballots early
Early voting for the Nov. 4 election is now underway at the hardin County Election Commission.
During the early voting period, the office in the basement of the county courthouse on Main Street is Savannah is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until noon, closes from nonn to 1 p.m. for lunch , and reopens from 1 p.m to 4 p.m.
Ok, what about the folks who are taking their lunch hour to go vote? And most folks work past 4, right? Hmmm…
On Saturdays, the Election Commission office is open for early voting from 8:30 a.m. until noon.
Ah ha! Welp, since the Mr and I have already voted, not a problem.
There ya go! The front page of our weekly paper, The Courrier. Aren’t you impressed?