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Today's Features

  • By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    She has been described as a wonderful wife, mother, educator, friend, administrator and much more. The multiple hats Sharon James wears demonstrate how terrific of a person she truly is. Since 2009 she has been lighting up the halls of Milton Elementary School with her genuine love for the children and staff ensuring everyone feels safe, welcome and happy.

  • Characters—every family has them—our family was “blessed” with many. If you shook our family tree, more than a few nuts would fall out, and it was a heavy producer. With 40 uncles and aunts, (I’m not exaggerating…yet) there was never a shortage of unusual circumstances.

  • Every so often I’ll say to God, “With all due respect and with the full realization that you can fry me on the spot, which I admittedly deserve -- you have obviously lost your mind, Sir.”
    Here’s a perfect example: After many, many months of inviting a friend to my church, one day several years ago this friend finally decided to actually come.
    I should’ve been happy about that, but that particular week was right in the middle of a capital campaign, which meant the pastor would be talking about giving money.

  • July 3, 1986  (30 years ago)
    All ablaze; Both Milton and Bedford Fire Departments and EMS responded to the scene of two house fires shortly after 6 p.m. Monday. The property was recently purchased by Jack Olds, who wanted the vacant houses destroyed.  The fire departments and ambulance crews used the opportunity to stage a working fire drill.

  • Thursday, June 30
    Trimble County Senior Citizens golf lesson with Don offsite at Cardinal Hills Golf Course at 10:00 a.m.
    Juggling Show! Children and families are invited to a juggling show at Milton Elementary School! Join us at 2 p.m. to enjoy tricks and amusement provided by Paul Kelly. This is also a great opportunitity to learn more about the Trimble County Public Library’s summer reading program! Registration is not required. We hope to see you at MES!
    Friday-Sunday, July 1-3

  • We all want to get the most out of our retirement, but financially that cannot be possible if we don’t start planning for it early in our careers. While retirement may seem like an eternity away for you, it will come sooner than you think.

  • Items published in court news are public record.
    The Trimble Banner publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published.
    Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to The Trimble Banner do not imply guilt.
    The following cases were heard in Trimble District Court during the week of June 20, 2016, with the Honorable Judge Diana E. Wheeler presiding:
    FELONY

  • I absolutely do not understand fashion. I realize that goes without saying if you know me, but I recently saw a commercial for a beauty product which baffled me.

  • Long summer days are here again! This is a wonderful time of the year to enjoy being outside, have BBQ and possibly even a vacation. While enjoying many different activities this time of year, make sure you are doing so safely.
    Enjoying the outdoors safely
    One common injury during the summer is sunburn. Make sure that you apply sunscreen in the morning and every two hours throughout the day while you are outside. Remember that if you are swimming or sweating, you should reapply sunscreen more often.