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Month: September 2018

Charlotte Athletic Hall of Fame honors first inductees

It’s a snowstorm in 1957. It’s early in the year for a white out of the kind, and one can tell because there’s a high school football game being played. The boys are cold, they can barely see the field through the fresh powder, and quickly they can see nothing at all. The lights go out around the field, plunging the game into darkness. The refs pause the game, and the Charlotte High School team goes back to the bus to warm up their hands and collect themselves. If the lights come back on they’ll finish out the game,...

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Windwalker to host illusionist Caleb Johnson’s new show, The Ruse

His illusions serve as the vehicle in which Caleb Johnson connects his story to his audience. No story he’s ever written has more personal meaning or powerful impact than the one he will debut at Windwalker Underground Gallery in Charlotte on Oct. 5 and 6 — The Ruse. An illusionist for the past 10 years, Johnson’s career and life reached a turning point last year when he shared with his church community that he is gay. The revelation cost him his job at the church, where he had been a pastor for five years. The following year was one of soul-searching...

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CHS Athletic Hall of Fame prepares to induct inaugural class

Members of the Charlotte High School Athletic Hall of Fame committee will tell you the selection process was difficult. However, the inaugural class, which will be officially inducted in the Hall of Fame on Saturday, Sept. 15, is full of obvious selections. Included in the 2018 class is a former NFL lineman, a former major league baseball player and longtime professional baseball coach, a professional basketball Most Valuable Player, and state championship coaches. “We could have put a lot more people in, and definitely have a good pool of nominations left,” said committee chair Ben Phlegar, following the May...

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City officials comment on former city manager’s dismissal

Tuesday, Aug. 28 the Potterville City Council moved to remove the city manager, Wanda Darrow, with cause, despite her submission of resignation. The move by the council followed a lengthy meeting, during which the council publically reviewed a 15-page document from the law firm Foster Swift, which represents the City of Potterville, that listed the findings of a month long investigation into the city manager’s conduct within her role with the city. The findings of the investigation included mismanagement, and theft of city funds, theft of city property, mismanagement of city employees, and inappropriate handling of public records. The thefts pertained specifically to the former city manager’s son, Eddie Darrow. For more in depth coverage of the investigation’s findings, readers can read the article titled “Potterville city council moves to remove city manager with cause” from the September 1, 2018 issue of the County Journal. The document from Foster Swift can also be found online. After hearing a dozen or so letters from community members defending Darrow’s character, and before the meeting closed, city council members weighed in briefly with their thoughts on the investigation and appropriate action moving forward. While the vote to remove Darrow from the position of city manager was unanimous, there was some debate as to whether or not she should be removed with cause. Councilman Duston Twichell was the first to weigh in. “Although...

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Olivet College hosts music festival

Saturday, August 25, several Michigan based musicians, bands, and artists came to the Olivet College campus to play for the college’s first music festival. The artists who performed at the festival included Munch, Tiger and Frame, Soul Brother Stef, Modern Adventures, Michigander, Mikeyy Austin, Hope Waidley, and 3D Wright. Olivet college senior Zachary Oshinsky was the student who thought of the idea for the festival, and he believes the effort was a good move for the college and the town. “Overall I think it was a success and step in right direction for the college and Olivet. A city...

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