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Author: Travis Silvas

Gospel Fest brings main stage to Lake Alliance June 7-9

Clint Dickerson can see the pros and cons of moving the 3rd Annual Potterville Gospel Fest entirely to Lake Alliance Park in Potterville. Excitingly, the move will allow for the headlining acts to rock the main stage Friday and Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Dickerson said he is excited for this year’s lineup, which will feature acoustic acts in the “Lounge,” located in the pavilion, throughout the day, followed by performances on the main stage each day. “We try to book acts that are uplifting, and family-oriented,” Dickerson said. “Not everything is Christian. We have some classic rock in...

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Women Giving Together approaches $50,000 in donations given

A single act of generosity, no matter how big or small, can be profoundly impactful, both to giver and receiver. A gathering of women in Eaton County — Women Giving Together — has found just how impactful their generosity can be when their small acts combine to make sizeable donations for local non-profit organizations. In total, Women Giving Together has donated close to $50,000, spread across 13 different Eaton County non-profit organizations. When the group meets next Tuesday, May 21, members expect to surpass the $50,000 mark. “$50,000 is a great milestone for Women Giving Together, but the sky...

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Charlotte Schools asking voters to approve .8 mill increase May 7

 placed a $27.75 million bond proposal on the May 7 election ballot. The proposal represents a .8 mill increase for property owners within the Charlotte Public Schools district for a period of 25 years. The proposal is a decrease of $2.1 million from a similar proposal that voters rejected in November by a mere 49 votes — 4,226 to 4,177. “The school board decided to go back to the voters with this bond proposal on May 7 because the need to maintain and improve our facilities is so critical to the safety and overall education of our children that...

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Ag sciences, FFA open Charlotte students up to state’s leading industry

Growing up in the City of Charlotte, Lauren Wilson didn’t have much experience with large animals prior to her freshman year at Charlotte High School. Now a senior, Wilson has found her career passion thanks to the agriscience program offered at CHS — becoming a large animal veterinarian. “My freshman year, one of my upperclassman friends convinced me to join FFA and to raise a show pig at our school barn that summer to show at the Eaton County Fair,” Wilson said. “I don’t live on a farm, so I don’t have the opportunity to raise farm animals, which...

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Windwalker fundraiser takes a look at evolution of Charlotte’s artistic outlet

There are many stories hidden in the walls of Windwalker Underground Gallery in downtown Charlotte. The city’s ‘Wizard of Oz,’ Richard Turbin has been crafting a masterful tale inside the historic building for the past 25-plus years. The building’s transformation is at the heart of the latest story, which will be unveiled Saturday, April 13 at 6 p.m. as part of Windwalker Underground Gallery’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser — Then and Now. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the three-floor beacon for the arts, and witness how a man and a dream can help transform a community. That’s Turbin’s...

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