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Thu
16
May

Crime Stoppers needs your help

Joseph Smith

 

 

Robertson County Crime Stoppers are asking for help locating 37-year-old Joseph Smith. Smith is currently wanted for a motion to revoke his probation. His previous conviction was for Indecency with a Child. Robertson County Crime stoppers are offering a reward of up to $1,000.00 for any tip that leads to the capture and conviction of Curry. To make an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers you can call toll-free to 1-800-299-0191 or you can text a tip and codeword to RCTIP to C R I M E S (274637). Remember, when you call or text Crime Stoppers, you do not have to give your name - instead you will be assigned a special code number. You do not have to testify in court and you will remain anonymous.

 

Laura Chesner / [email protected]

 

Thu
16
May

Calvert Historic Tour of Homes turns 45 this year

The Parish House is one of the more popular homes in this year’s tour.

With 20 plus homes in the tour this year, the 45th annual Calvert Y+Tour of Homes is being billed as the Historical Pilgramage. The Calvert Historical Foundation (CHF) has been working overtime this year to pull off one of the most exciting Calvert events of the year and it starts this Saturday, May 18. The festivities begin with the actual tour of homes. On Saturday the tours run from 10:00 am-12:00 pm & 1:00-4:00 pm and on Sunday from 1:00-4:00 pm. Old favorites from past tours are back again and maybe a few that haven’t been toured at all will be viewable. But the homes tour is just the tip of the iceburg as far as activities in Calvert for this weekend. Virginia Field Park (circa 1868) is the perfect place to celebrate Armed Forces Day as well as the Sesquicentennial Memorial Celebration of the Civil War. The CHF welcomes the 3rd Texas Cavalry of Civil War reenactors to help recreate those times with a complete living history event.

Thu
09
May

Rabies alert for Robertson County

UPDATE!

Another rabid skunk has been found in Robertson County. Officer Spiller reports removing a rabid skunk in Calvert from the Calvert Arms Apartments. All residents in the area are to be advised DO NOT touch, pet, pick up or otherwise handle any wildlife. Please have pets vaccinated or keep them indoors.

Robertson County animal control worker, Officer Ben Spiller, would like to alert people that a rabid skunk was found in the 100 block of Missionary Circle in Hearne. Spiller urges everyone in the area to be aware of the wildlife in the area such as skunks, squirrels and raccoons and to keep a close eye on their pets.

Spiller recommends that animals and humans in the area keep their rabies vaccinations up to date.

Thu
09
May

Vote locally

 

Municipal elections are coming this May in Robertson County. School Board, city council, Mayor and even bond measures will be on ballots in the May 11 elections.

In Hearne, two School Board chairs are up for grabs. Sylvia Montelongo, currently Secretary of the Hearne School Board, is running against Jannifer Ann Taylor for her seat. Julian Flores and LaTonya Marie Darnell will be running for another open seat on the School board in Hearne. If you want to place your vote, come by Hearne City Hall on May 11.

Thu
09
May

Fourth annual Franklin Downtown Festival fun for all ages

Rowdy Watkins tries to hit a bouncy home run.

 

What started four years ago as a small car show and street festival has grown into full-fledged downtown event. The car show grew with record number of participants. Three races where run to promote PopWarner football. Miss Heather’s students wowed with their dance skills learned at “The Dance Room”. Food was plentiful, vendors were happy to be selling and the bouncy houses were constantly bouncing with children. Overall, the Franklin Downtown Lion’s Club did an excellent job with this year’s event.

Thu
09
May

Officer Stem cleared and returned to duty

Officer Stem is glad to be back on duty.

 

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 30, officers of the Hearne Police Department responded to a disturbance call at the Columbus Village Apartments on Riley St. in Hearne. Dispatch advised officers of reports that three subjects were allegedly seen in a white colored vehicle firing a gun. Officers arrived on the scene and located the vehicle and subjects matching the description given by dispatch. Officer Stephen Stem was involved in a shooting that resulted in the death of one subject. Family members have identified the deceased as 28-year-old Tederalle Satchell. A gun was recovered from the scene that did not belong to law enforcement.

Thu
02
May

Calvert Chamber of Commerce plans for Fall Fest

At the most recent members meeting of the Calvert Chamber of Commerce, members got down to planning their upcoming Fall Festival. Susan Shaw got the ball rolling with flyers to be distributed for the Fall Fest and annual Bar-B-Q cook off. She explained that with several activities planned for the event that the hope is that they could spread the different events to several spaces around town to get better walk-by traffic into Calvert retail and food establishments and historical sites. “We want people to see more of Calvert than just Main St.,” said Shaw. She also talked about the many events that will be taking place, including a children’s art contest, an IBCA sanctioned Bar-B-Q cook off, a parade, booths and games and of course Calvert Trade Days. Discover Calvert is also planning a Harvest Ball at Virginia Woods Field Park and of course, the annual Victorian Tea.

Thu
02
May

Franklin Middle School students give back to their community

Back row; Thurman Richards, Brooklyn Mack, Cary Jo Conn, Kristin Leamon, Mikki Cole, Grace Crow, Karly Leamon, Makinzie Tomascik, Colton Shields, Rylee Psencik, Bekah Wallace and John Brewster, Front row: Kylie Brantner, Reagan Hood, Natalie Philipello, Blake Leamon, Luke Ely, Jace Leamon

The student council at Franklin Middle School is big on service to their community. From taking up donations for West, to raising money for leukemia, these kids are serious about giving back. On April 26, sponsor Priscilla Siegert, and the FMS student council descended upon the Franklin Food Bank and Community Garden with some energy and the will to serve. The young people helped organize shelves, water and weed the garden and even took some time to learn a few gardening techniques. Siegert said, “I was so proud of them for getting down in the dirt to pull weeds.” 

Thurman Richards and John Brewster were extremely grateful for the help and hopes that they kids had a good time while they were there. “It was a blessing to have them here. They were helpful, respectful and they seemed to have a good time,” said Richards. The Food Bank feeds approximately 40 to 45 families per week and the community garden helps supplement the food bank with fresh produce.

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