Firefighters complete intensive training program

Nine volunteer firefighters with the Patrick Springs Volunteer Fire Department recently completed their Firefighter I training program. Assistant Chief Clint Weidhaas said the class is 160 hours long and lasts for four months. “In that 160 hours there are two separate classes in hazard materials awareness and then hazard materials operations. It’s basically two nights

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Harold Smart

Harold Smart

The last Smart boy is gone. Harold, 87, of Charlottesville, Virginia passed away April 4, 2023. He was born in...

Quilts embrace patriotic theme 

Many of the quilts displayed in the annual Independence Day quilt show in Vesta included a patriotic theme, and the Freedom Quilty Ladies presented 24 Quilts of Valor (QOV) to area veterans who served during times of conflict and war. The Freedom Quilty Ladies has formed an entirely new group to...

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Fun galore was on tap in Vesta

Vesta Community Center’s Old Time and Bluegrass Music Competition featured a number of events for the young and young at heart. Several children participated in the annual Vesta Community Center July 4 Sack Race. (Contributed Photos) Teams played the classic Egg Toss at the Vesta Community Center Fourth of July...

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DAR Youth Citizenship Award winners

Meadows of Dan Elementary School  Kaylene Garcia, a rising 8th grader from Meadows of Dan, exemplifies outstanding character, citizenship, trustworthiness, and leadership. She displays great moral character in her relationships with her teachers, staff, and fellow peers. Kaylene demonstrates responsibility by her willingness to help others and taking care of...

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Student Briefs

Dugger awarded degree from The University of Alabama Amanda Dugger, of Stuart, has received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Business Administration from The University of Alabama. UA awarded over 5,885 degrees during its spring commencement ceremonies.   Area students among those named to SCC Honors Lists  The Spring Semester...

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Officials eye annual Tourism Summit 

Officials eye annual Tourism Summit 

James Houchins, director of the Patrick County Tourism Office, addressed the crowd attending the county’s inaugural Tourism Summit last week. James Houchins hopes to parlay the success of the county’s inaugural Tourism Summit into an annual event, with collaboration a centerpiece of his efforts.  “We want to make it an...

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