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For most of her life, five-year-old Jalynne Moseley has watched her big brother, Issac, and sister, Shannon, go off to school without her.  

Last year, she barely missed the cutoff day for eligibility. Her birthday was just 18 days after the deadline. She was let down about it, but that’s all about to change.

Jalynn will finally be able to attend Vena Stewart Elementary School just like her big sister. She is among several incoming kindergarteners who will be registering for school in the fall for the 2014-15 school year April 25.

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  • Class of 2017  Class of 2017

    For most of her life, five-year-old Jalynne Moseley has watched her big brother, Issac, and sister, Shannon, go off to school without her.  

    Last year, she barely missed the cutoff day for eligibility. Her birthday was just 18 days after the deadline. She was let down about it, but that’s all about to change.

    Jalynn will finally be able to attend Vena Stewart Elementary School just like her big sister. She is among several incoming kindergarteners who will be registering for school in the fall for the 2014-15 school year April 25.

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  • Farmers Market opens for the 2014 season  Farmers Market opens for the 2014 season

    ‘Worm Poop’ might not be something that will make Shawn Faulkner rich, but it’s definitely a conversation starter.

    “It’s more fun to come up here and talk about it,” Faulkner said. “I enjoy talking to people, even if I don’t sell anything, it’s okay.”

    When Faulkner’s cholesterol began drifting towards an unhealthy 300, he was faced with a decision: take Statin drugs, which made his own mother sick, or make his own, natural strides towards a healthier lifestyle.

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  • Volunteers help clean up Station Camp Creek  Volunteers help clean up Station Camp Creek

    When Bob and Sandra Scott established the Long Hollow Gardens in 1974, they never imagined the area surrounding their garden center and tree farm would become a junkyard for other people’s trash.

    The Scott’s daughter-in-law, Amy Scott, said she’d watched this area become a beautiful community. Seeing it in this trashed state disgusted her.

    “This is one of the most beautiful areas to be outside,” Scott said. “If no one ever cleans it up, it will start to look neglected and people will be discouraged by the amount of trash.”

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  • Al Lesemann dies at 44  Al Lesemann dies at 44

    On Fridays he wore green. On Saturdays he wore orange. On Sundays he wore blue.

    Everyday he wore a smile.

    But sports—Gallatin High School, University of Tennessee and Dallas Cowboys—were just the icebreakers for Alexander Reed “Al” Lesemann, who passed away Wednesday, March 26.

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  • Runners race to raise awareness  Runners race to raise awareness

    Runners raced though Triple Creek Park Saturday—over creeks, though the woods, under tarps and over obstacles—all while looking for toy ducks.

    Dressed as members of the A&E television show, Duck Dynasty, many participants wore camouflage while “hunting” for hidden ducks located along the course.

    Blake Brown, 14, finished first over all in the Quack Dynasty 5K.

     

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General News

Give local during 24-hour campaign

The “Big Payback” encourages residents to give local and pay back nonprofits during 24-hour campaign May 6 

Gallatin rallies behind consolidating emergency dispatch

Sumner County’s plan to consolidate all emergency dispatch operations moved a step closer to reality Tuesday with Gallatin rallying behind the initiative.

Advantages of the centralized dispatch estimated to be fully operational by the 2015-16 fiscal year include reducing the number of times that a 911 call is redirected or rerouted to another agency and quicker response times, Gallatin Police records show.

Community comes together to raise funds for children

Offering enrichment programs and day care to children from 12-months to 12-years-old, Gallatin Day Care Center, Inc., is set to hold a fundraiser to help raise funds to better their services.

For $10, supporters can attend their annual event.

The spaghetti dinner and auction will feature the music of Danny McCorkle. Items to be auctioned—both by a live auction and silent auction—include trips to Disney, Branson and Bowling Green; local golf trips, fishing trips and train rides; also baskets valued at $100.

City needs more workers trained in industry jobs

Industry jobs are on the rise in Sumner County, but the problem some local employers say they are facing is a lack of available workers.

Ideas about how local industries and educators could work together to train a workforce in the manufacturing field was the topic of discussion Friday at Volunteer State Community College at the quarterly meeting of the North Central P-16 Council - a group of educators, chamber members, elected officials and business professionals.

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Sports

Sumner County well represented in Orange and White game

It’s no secret that Sumner County harbors some of the best football talent in the state of Tennessee. Those native to the area have seen the best clash helmets under the Friday night lights for years. On a sun drenched Saturday afternoon in Knoxville, the 68,542 University of Tennessee fans in attendance at the annual Orange and White game saw firsthand the impact Sumner County can bring to the checkerboards.  

Top of order big for Bison

The Station Camp High School girls’ softball team relied on the top of its batting order to earn a 5-2 victory over Portland in a 9-AAA match-up last week.

The Bison were held without a hit for the first three innings but battled back to secure the victory over the visiting Lady Panthers.

Wave earn overtime win over Beech

There were 11 goals scored between the Beech and Gallatin High School boys’ soccer teams Friday night. In a game that was delayed an hour due to lightning, the Green Wave came out on top 6-5 in overtime in the District 9-AAA contest.

Mixed reviews for Wave soccer in Classic

Over the weekend, the Gallatin High School boys’ soccer team played host to Hendersonville, White House Heritage and Clarksville at their annual Soccer Classic.

Gallatin opened play in the classic with a 3-1 win over White House Heritage Friday night and played Clarksville to a 2-2 tie the following day.




 

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