Wednesday, July 27, 2011

David Dansby Chosen 2011 Citizen Of The Year In Hickman County

David Dansby, a Centerville, TN resident, was chosen as the Hickman County 2011 Citizen of the Year. The award was presented to Mr. Dansby by the Hickman County Chamber of Commerce during it's annual meeting on July 19.

According to the July 25 issue of the Hickman County Times, the Chamber of Commerce gives the award to "a person or group that has rendered outstanding service to the community during the previous 12 months."

Having known David for many years, I can attest to the fact that he is concerned about the community in which he lives. He is one that works for the betterment of the community - not just complain that something needs to be done. He does it.

I congratulate him on the award. He deserves it.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Get Ready, Get Set, Go To School!

Hickman County Tennessee Schools will start back on Friday, August 5, 2011. This will be a full day of school. Usually, there is a 1/2 day at first so students can get lists of everything that they need to purchase - but not this year. They begin right out of the gate.

Also, there will be other changes to the school calender. Instead of having a full week off for fall break, students will be out the full week for Thanksgiving. And instead of getting out for a full week for spring break, schools will only be out for two days. According to the Hickman County School Board, this will allow more instruction time before the standardized TCAP tests that the students must take each year. I will publish more details later. To see the entire school calendar, visit the Hickman County Schools website.