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  • Trimble Relay total to exceed $21,000

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    “I have been overwhelmed with kindness from this community!”
    The speaker was Trimble County’s Relay for Life Chairperson Michelle Griffith as she reflected Monday on the success of Saturday’s Relay event at the Bedford Elementary School. Griffith said that while there are still some late donations coming in, “I can comfortably say that it is over $21,000.00!

  • Trimble students GEAR UP for summer camp program

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner    
    GEAR UP is an acronym for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program. GEAR UP is a federally funded program that focuses on soft skills; for example: time management, study skills, college/career availability, budgeting, and much more. Students are guided to search education and career possibilities that are suited towards their personal interest.

  • Mt Byrd youth on mission
  • Woman held after alleged assault

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    A 25-year-old woman is being held in the Carroll County Detention Center under $10,000 cash bond after the alleged brutal beating of an older man with whom she had been living at a residence at 388 Wise’s Landing Road in Trimble County. Anna Maria Teal faces charges of wanton endangerment 1st degree and assault 1st degree in connection with the incident.

  • Relay for Life Saturday at Bedford Elem.

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County residents will join together Saturday evening at the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life to help finish the fight against cancer. The event will start at 6 p.m. at Bedford Elementary School. The Relay For Life program is a community-based event open to the public.

  • TCAE celebrates Jasmine Hudgens’ success story

    By JENNIFER GOODIN
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • Chavez overcomes racial discrimination, to pursue dreams of becoming a teacher

    By KRISTIN BECK
    The News-Democrat
    After years of racial discrimination in elementary through high school from classmates and even teachers, Nikki Chavez had given up on her dream of becoming a teacher. But an internship at Trimble County Public Library re-inspired the Christian Academy of Carrollton graduate to pursue a double major in elementary education and Spanish next year at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., becoming the first person in her family to attend college.

  • Scholarships exceed $1.4M

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County High School Principal Rachel Adams, opened last week’s Senior Awards program with a warm introduction of the class of 2015. Students received awards, recognition for Governor’s Scholar, perfect attendance, honor roll, highest departmental averages, scholarships and much more.

  • Trimble High bids adieu to Class of 2015

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County High School gymnasium was packed to near capacity Saturday morning as family members, friends and faculty came together to celebrate the completion of the secondary education of 97 young scholars.

  • Petition seeks school lunch policy change

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    A petition circulated on social media last week regarding school lunches in the Trimble County schools caught the attention of numerous local residents, creating an outcry among many.