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Today's Features

  • It is with profound sorrow that I announce that my lengthy relationship with the used car has come to an end. My “Wee Beastie” has incurred at least half of its purchase price in repair bills. Despite the nature of the repair the amount due to the mechanic has consistently amounted to $1500.00; give or take a dollar. While I was once able to jest that if this kept up I would eventually have a new car, the checks became harder and harder to write. I realize that car repair is complicated work but I just can’t keep pouring money into my beloved money pit.

  • Most of us hear early on that we should drink water for good health, but some of us may not know why it is so important.
    More than two-thirds of our bodies are made of water. It helps lubricate our joints, and without water, our organs could not properly function. Water is also essential in helping us remove waste from our bodies.
    If you don’t consume enough water, you run the risk of becoming dehydrated. Dehydration can cause headaches, mood changes, fever, dizziness, rapid heartbeat and kidney problems among others.

  • A number of years ago, one of my daughters was a “secret shopper.”
    She actually got paid to go into restaurants and eat or clothing stores and shop. All she had to do was be inconspicuous as she observed the store’s employees.
    Then after leaving the store, she would write a report of her observations: “The salespeople seemed too busy talking to each other to pay attention to customers,” or “The server disappeared as soon as she brought my food and failed to suggest dessert.”

  • Feb. 12, 1987 (30 Years Ago)

  • Saturday, Feb. 18
    Free Handshakes and Pancakes breakfast, which includes eggs, bacon, sausage and grits at Sligo Baptist Church, located at 65 N. 42 Loop, Sligo from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome!
    Monday, Feb. 20
    Trimble County Fiscal Court meets at 9 a.m. in the meeting room of the judge-executive office annex to the Trimble County Courthouse.
    Tuesday, Feb. 21
    Bedford City Commission meets at 6 p.m. in the meeting room at Bedford City Hall located in the Morgan Community Center.
    SPECIAL NOTICES

  • Sunday, Feb. 5
    2:08 p.m., animal complaint, Perkinson Ln
    Monday, Feb. 6
    10:33 a.m., transport, Carroll County Detention Center
    2:34 p.m., warrant, 4800 Peck Pike
    3:32 p.m., social services call, Greenbriar Rd
    7:26 p.m., school visit, Trimble County High School
    Tuesday, Feb. 7
    11:54 a.m., burglary, 647 Cutshaw Ln
    3:53 p.m., escort, Trimble County Sheriff’s Office
    5:52 p.m., inspection, 1916 Morton Ridge Rd
    Wednesday, Feb. 8
    7:53 a.m., traffic stop, Milton Elementary School

  • 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 judgments were rendered in Trimble County District Court during the week of Feb. 6, 2017, with the Honorable Judge Jerry D. Crosby II presiding:
    FELONY

  • I joined band in 5th grade. Our band director made the instrument assignments. I suspect this was designed to prevent a band comprised solely of flutes and trumpets. Upon reaching me the band director sized me up with an appraising eye and announced,
    “Crystal, you have long arms you can play trombone.” And thus my fate was sealed.