Today's News

  • Census shows children's welfare still needs work

    Children have always been a primary focus for legislators and other state leaders, but there has been a renewed effort in recent months to see how we can further improve their lives, especially those facing the toughest challenges.

    Through most of last year, for example, the state House had a bipartisan task force looking for ways to streamline foster care and the adoption process, with the goal of putting displaced children in a loving home more quickly.

  • Environment still important despite backseat place in this year’s election campaign rhetoric


    Were the words “our environment” ever mentioned during the recent bombardment of political ads and speeches we suffered through?

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember? | Nov. 15, 2018

    Nov. 17, 1988

    (30 years ago)

    The Trimble County Public Library Board of Trustees had a ceremony Oct. 29 to dedicate the completed addition to the library. The expansion, measuring 800 square feet, added a meeting room, projection room, kitchenette and restrooms. It was named in honor of C.A. Hollowell, who was a vital force in getting funds for construction of the library building in 1975.

  • Community, library and senior events calendar | Nov. 8, 2018


    Nov. 8

    The Trimble County Junior/Senior High School will honor area veterans with a recognition program at 2 p.m. in the gym. All veterans are invited to attend.

    Milton City Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the Milton Municipal Building.

    Nov. 9

    Bedford Elementary’s Veterans Day program starts at 9 a.m. at the school. Coffee and doughnuts for veterans will be served from 8:30 a.m. until the program starts.

    Nov. 10

  • Public records | Nov. 8, 2018

    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 the week of Oct. 29 by the Honorable Judge Jerry D. Crosby II.


  • Sheriff's log | Nov. 8, 2018

    Oct. 29

    1:46 p.m., EPO service, 197 Plainview Court

    7:32 p.m., loud party/music complaint, 278 Cutshaw Lane

    7:40 p.m., process service, 2676 U.S. 421 North

    Oct. 30

    2:17 p.m., miscellaneous traffic complaint, 1029 U.S. 421 North

    5 p.m., process service, 305 Roberts Road

    5:13 p.m., wanted person, 13 U.S. 42 West

    5:27 p.m., EPO service, 1413 Webb Lane

    5:42 p.m., process service, 266 Timberline Road

    5:43 p.m., disturbance, Garriott Court

  • Jesus would vote for ___________.

    This past Tuesday, Americans everywhere exercised their right to vote.

    We are blessed to live in a country where we get a say in who represents us in all levels of our government. I for one, am grateful. However, in the runup to the national election, the rhetoric was downright nasty and mean. It used to be that only the politicians did the mud-slinging. Nowadays, the public seems to be just as much a part of the villifying, us versus them, behavior.

  • Getting the miracle

    One of my favorite writers, Anne Lamott, recently posted on Facebook that she’s always wanted to write a book called, “All the People I Still Hate: A Christian Perspective.”

    That makes me laugh.

    This woman is a mess and has wonky theology, but she’s honest about her flaws and knows that it’s the blood of Jesus that “saves a wretch like me.”

    She wrote that she knows Christians aren’t supposed to hate, because hate is ugly and diminishes the soul of the hater.

  • There's still time left to build a holiday budget

    The holidays are quickly approaching. While holidays give people time to spend with loved ones, all the extra purchases for gifts, food and decorations can quickly escalate. If you have not been saving all year, you might be starting to feel the financial pinch that can come with the season.

  • Teaching the importance of compassion

    The holiday season is a time for giving thanks and giving back. Now is the perfect time of year to teach children the importance of community service and to nurture the spirit of giving.

    Start by choosing a charity in your own community. Talk to youth about the kinds of charities they would like to support.