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Banister River clean-up float slated Sept. 22

‘Make sure the dollars are there,’ supes urged

Chamber director voices support for raising school construction budget

WHERE ALL KIDS CAN PLAY

Volunteers come together to build Kids=Play all-inclusive playground

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Comets finish strong behind Franklin in district match


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Aftermath

This time a year ago, I devoted this space to the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville and the shocking sight of angry young white men going full Nazi and Kluxer on the university grounds where my son is enrolled as a third-year college student.

Thoughtful

Thought of the day #1: If someone around here really wanted to stimulate the economy, they’d have built a new unemployment office by now.

The dim reaper

What a prize for a press corps we have in this country. I was pecking away at the keyboard last Friday afternoon when my brother called and told me about this Santelli guy going off on CNBC. Come to find out later that correspondent Rick Santelli's rant against the Obama Administration's mortgage relief plan was an instant media sensation, drawing only slightly less page views on the Internet than the Bible has received throughout recorded history. Jeremiah had nothing on this Santelli guy. Reap the whirlwind and all that booyah!

Stepping up

We’ll see what the Board of Supervisors decides to do with the new bids for the county’s abandoned school properties, but I sure was glad to see Jack Dunavant step up this week with a $100,000 offer for C.H. Friend.

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