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Community News

  • Community Trash Day scheduled August 11

    By HILDA PARRISH
    The Trimble Banner
    Bedford City Commission Mayor Todd Pollock announced the recent Citizen Appreciation Day patronage was down from last year but still received good comments from everyone. He thanked everyone for their participation with the event.

  • Secretaries: The heartbeat of Trimble County’s schools

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Close your eyes and think about when you were in school. Who was the person everyone knew, who did you ask to call your mommy when you were sick at school? As parents, whom do we call when our school calendar disappears or when a family emergency occurs and we need to ensure our child doesn’t ride the bus home?
    The school secretary, that’s who.

  • Judge-Executive meets with commissioners over planning/zoning proposal

    By TODD POLLOCK
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Milton City Commission met Thursday, July 13, for their regularly scheduled meeting. Mayor Denny Jackson introduced Trimble County Judge-Executive Jerry Powell to discuss the goals and objectives of the county’s planning and zoning proposals. Judge Powell informed the commission that the City of Bedford had approved the proposal earlier this month and once the City of Milton approves the plan, fiscal court would vote on it. The Commission voted unanimously to approve the proposal.

  • Bedford salutes Vietnam veterans
  • Your donations appreciated for July 28 Back to School Fair

    The Trimble County Youth Services Center and Family Resource Center are teaming up to host a Back to School Fair again this year.
    This will be a community-wide effort to provide clothes and shoes for those students and adults who are living on a tight budget. Be sure to tell anyone you know might be in need of this outreach effort to make them aware of this opportunity.

  • Jeff Moore, Carrollton Rotary president, guest of Bedford Rotary Club

    By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • Church Briefs

    Mt. Byrd VBS starts Monday, July 17
    Mt. Byrd Christian Church hosts Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 17-21. This year’s theme is Galactic Starveyors. VBS is for children up to sixth grade. Experience galactic games, music, Bible stories, crafts and snacks. A VBS Kickoff Splash Party will be held Sunday, July 16, from 2-7 p.m. at the Milton City Park. Water games will be included, so please dress appropriately.
    Pleasant View VBS starts Weds, July 19

  • Milton sets Customer Appreciation Day

    The City of Milton will host its Annual Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, July 20, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Milton Municipal Building. City employees will serve lunch and have a drawing for door prizes. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Poppy’s, a crowning staple of business in today’s Bedford

    By Trevor Browning
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    A few years ago, the thought of a grocery store opening in Bedford would’ve been a pipe dream. It was a necessity that many desired but also saw as unrealistic. It seemed impossible to successfully run a legitimate grocery store in a town like Bedford, mostly because of population status as well as previous businesses that tried similar endeavors—however, these negative odds are exactly what resulted in the championing status of the locally owned and operated Poppy’s General Store.

  • Recent grads of JCTC Adult Education share success stories

    There are a multitude of reasons that a student struggles academically, but the most detrimental is the lack of confidence. It is with hope that two recent graduates at JCTC Trimble County Adult Education prove to others that the power to overcome lies within yourself. Kelsie Metz and Deborah Thompson, both struggled with a lack of confidence and uncertainty, but walked away with a diploma in their hands.
    “Many people said I would not amount to anything. Getting a GED was the place to start,” Kelsie said.