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Southern Rock & BBQ Festival

Southern Rock & BBQ Festival

Rock the night away Feb. 21-22 at this year’s Southern Rock & BBQ Music Festival By LOIS KINDLE If you’re into one heck of a good time, you won’t want…

C.A.R.E. hosts Paws for a Cause fundraiser

C.A.R.E. hosts Paws for a Cause fundraiser

Paws for a Cause to feature animals, art and nationally known animal rights advocate By LOIS KINDLE One of the biggest names in the world of cats is coming to…

New school’s naming pushed back in 4-2 vote

New school’s naming pushed back in 4-2 vote

Former local principal Joseph Green’s name added to the mix; community votes are welcome By LINDA CHION KENNEY Set to name the elementary school under construction in the Belmont community…

Firefighters benefit from scholarships

Firefighters benefit from scholarships

Family tragedy leads to scholarship that helps firefighter students By CARL MARIO NUDI Two Manatee Technical College Fire Academy students recently received checks from the Richard Smail Jr. Scholarship Fund…

Lennard FFA student looking for support

Lennard FFA student looking for support

Lennard High FFA student seeks support to show llama at Georgia competition By LOIS KINDLE This time last year, when a group of Lennard High School FFA students saw other…

Students paired with mentors

Students paired with mentors

Students paired with mentors — a win win By PHYLLIS HODGES January was National Mentoring Month, an annual campaign to draw attention to the need for more volunteer mentors to…