News Democrat- RSS Feed Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:55:49 EST 1800 Royal receives Ripley Federal award Jaden Royal, a recent graduate of Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington High School, was chosen by the Ripley Alumni Association to receive the Self-Reliant Award donated by Ripley Federal Savings Bank. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:16:15 EST Brown County Safe Communities kicks off ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Brown County Safe Communities held its kickoff of the nationwide campaign of “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Saturday, Aug.9 at the Mt. Orab Music in the Park. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:07:14 EST Sweet corn is coming up this year The water no longer flows over the ledge rock down at the creek and it is easy to see the blue gill, crappie, and bass swimming lazy circles in the deeper holes. I toss pebbles into the water, right on top of them, and they seem to barely notice. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:45:11 EST Rededication ceremony Saturday The Ohio History Connection reports that the completely restored home of abolitionist Reverend John Rankin will open on Saturday, August 23, after a six-year, $1 million-plus restoration effort to restore the home to the appearance circa... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:31:18 EST Aberdeen Concert in the Park is Aug. 21 The Aberdeen Concert in the Park will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 at the old Gretna Green Pavilion, located on High Street, in Aberdeen Park. Seating is limited; bring a lawn chair. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:24:07 EST Aberdeen added to complaint GEORGETOWN — Brown County Rural Water Association's attempt to file an injunction against Annette Applegate has been pushed back one month. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:47:24 EST Freedom in the Rock Church revivals to be held Freedom in the Rock Church, located 3187 South Bantam Road, in Bethel, will hold revivals beginning Aug. 29.Revivals will be held 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday.Special pastors are scheduled to preach nightly. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:38:07 EST BCBDD to hold regular meeting Aug. 27 The Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities regular meeting will be held 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27. The meeting will be held at 208 E. Grant Street, in Georgetown.Meetings are open to the public. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:11:10 EST AAA7 meeting is Monday, Aug. 25 The Area Agency on Aging District 7 Board of Trustees Meeting will be held Monday, August 25 at the Friends Center in Portsmouth. For more information about time or other details, call 1-800-582-7277. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:05:11 EST Labor Day holiday deadlines announced The office of The News Democrat and The Ripley Bee will be closed Monday, Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:33:11 EST Money raised for Parkinson’s More than $13,000 was raised Saturday, Aug. 16 benefiting the Brian Grant Foundation to raise awareness of Parkinson's disease. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:39:11 EST Higginsport News Sympathies to the family of Alline Himes who passed away recently. Ms. Himes just celebrated her 91st birthday. I was glad I got a chance to visit with her recently while at her granddaughter Samantha's graduation party. She knew her time was... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:32:25 EST Decatur Post Office meeting to be held The postal town meeting for Decatur has been set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 in the gym of the Decatur Community Center, located on state Route 125. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:05:15 EST Gelter-West reunion set for Aug. 31 The Gelter/West reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 31. Those who attend should bring dinnerware, a covered dish and any pictures to share with the group.Serving begins 1 p.m. in the annex of the Macon Church of Christ. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:43:20 EST Hopewell site deserves UNESCO nomination To the Editor: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:43:14 EST A surprise in the leaves As I finished up weeding the hillside next to the house last week I was surprised by something moving in the leaves of the groundcover. I was relieved to find a most unusual insect – a walkingstick! I had just been talking to someone about not... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:37:08 EST Mosleys to celebrate 65 years Lawrence and Gladys Mosley, of Ripley, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Aug. 25.They were united in marriage at the Austin Baptist Church, in Austin, Ind. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:44:09 EST New Faith UMC to host community picnic New Faith United Methodist Church, located 5452 Marathon Edenton Road, in Marathon, will hold a community picnic in the park for residents of Perry and Jackson Townships. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:43:21 EST Mystics to play Concert on the Square The dynamic four-man singing group, The Mistics, from Cincinnati, will perform a free concert 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, in front of the historic Brown County Courthouse in Georgetown. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:43:18 EST No BCGH retiree meeting this month There will be no Brown County General Hospital retiree breakfast meeting this month. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:43:08 EST