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  • Milton hill landmark to reopen as bed/breakfast

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    A Milton hill landmark will soon be resurrected to its former glory when the plans of a LaGrange couple come to fruition. A residence for the past five decades, the once renowned Long View Inn restaurant on the Milton hill curve will reopen this fall as a bed and breakfast.
    Bill and Starr Durant-Rason reside in LaGrange and own apartments in Madison so each day in their travels from home to their Madison properties they passed the little house behind the stone wall on the hill curve.

  • Nickel tax recall petition certified by county clerk

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    The Trimble Banner

    The petition submitted July 26, 2016, to Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning by the Trimble County School District Board of Education Nickel Tax Recall Committee challenging the school nickel tax levy has been officially certified.

    “We certified the petition this morning,” Browning said Thursday, July 28. “The committee sent in a total of 595 names of which we found 541 qualified voters—54 names were scratched on guidance from the county attorney for various reasons.”

  • Murder case stalls pending DNA tests

    By MELISSA BLANKENSHIP
    Landmark News Service
    In Trimble County Circuit Court last Thursday, the cases of five individuals accused in the murder of a La Grange woman were continued pending DNA results.

  • Nickel tax recall petition turned in to county clerk

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County School District Board of Education Nickel Tax Recall Committee has submitted its petition challenging the school nickel tax levy to the Trimble County Clerk’s office.
    Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning said the petition containing 595 names was turned over to her office Tuesday morning.

  • Fire under investigation
  • Trimble County Adult Education celebrates success of Coghill

    By JENNIFER GOODIN
    Special to The Trimble Banner
     “Getting your education is everything.” With these words, Chance Coghill describes how he feels about obtaining his GED in June of this year. Chance began his journey in May with a determination to graduate with the class of 2016 on June 24th. After brushing up in some areas, Chance took and passed the four GED tests: Reading, Math, Social Studies, and Science. “It’s a blast!” Chance says, “It really is! It’s fun. It’s neat to get back into learning.”

  • School lunch charge policy, walk-in freezers topics for school board discussion

    By CRYSTAL CAUDILLO
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County Board of Education held its regular meeting for the month of July at the Board Office on Wednesday, July 13.
    Superintendent Steve Miracle and Jessica Wilcoxsin were the only contributors present for the Communications section. Miracle stated that since the principals were not in session the regular August meeting will catch up with their reports.

  • Filing deadline nears for election

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The deadline to file candidacy for local offices for the November General Election is rapidly approaching, according to Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning. Local residents interested in filing as a candidate for a seat on either the Bedford or Milton City Commissions, or one of three seats on the Trimble County Board of Education must file their candidacy with Browning’s office by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

  • Trimble plantation now part of NPS Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday at a long-abandoned house and a one-acre farm just west of Bedford, commemorating the Henry Bibb Escapes/Gatewood Plantation Site as a part of the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program.

  • Petition drive underway to force vote on school tax

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    A petition challenging the nickel tax levied recently by the Trimble County Board of Education is circulating in Trimble County by a number of residents seeking a recall election in an attempt to prevent the tax from going into effect.