delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:33:57 +0000 Smyrna Town Council honors local student for lifesavng action Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:11:14 +0000 Jennifer Dailey, staff writer @SunTimesJenn Smyrna Town Council honored Smyrna Elementary student Lawrence Tyrell at the town council meeting Monday night.

Tyrell recently saved the life of a fellow student and friend by performing the Heimlich maneuver on the boy while at lunch.

Mayor Joanne Masten said she read an article about Tyrell's heroic actions in the paper and after speaking with his [...]]]>
Morning Jolt: Lupita Nyong'o named 'Most Beautiful' by People Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:00:06 +0000 In the news

People magazine has named Lupita Nyong'o as the "World's Most Beautiful" for 2014. The 31-year-old actress, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in "12 Years a Slave," tops the magazine's list, announced Wednesday. Commenting on being selected for this year's cover, Nyong'o says: "It was exciting [...]]]> From closet to cash and back again with 'Just Between Friends' Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:11:30 +0000 Christine Miller, Arts & Entertainment @302Do DeFeo, Schwartz vie for Smyrna's District 2 seat in election Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:39:38 +0000 Jennifer Dailey, staff writer @SunTimesJenn Smyrna Town Council election will be Tuesday, April 29 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Citizens’ Hose Company on Commerce Street.

This year’s election will only be for residents living in District 2 as the lone open seat in the election is District 2. Councilwoman Andrea Rodriguez was automatically re-elected to her at-large seat when no one filed to run against her.
Cantwell's hosting Smyrna distillery at patio dinner Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:24:22 +0000 Christine Miller, Arts & Entertainment @302Do Two aviation historians join together to write book using vintage images Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:11:19 +0000 Staff Reports Morning Jolt: Biden says Russia must 'stop talking and start acting' Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:51:53 +0000 In the news

Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine, offering a show of support for the besieged nation as an international agreement aimed at stemming its ongoing crisis appeared in doubt.

Standing alongside acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Biden called on Moscow to encourage pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine to vacate government buildings and [...]]]> Smyrna Council approves memo of understanding for library site Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:31:05 +0000 Jennifer Dailey, staff writer @SunTimesJenn Smyrna Town Council members took a small step forward in building a new library Monday night by approving a memorandum of understanding with the Smyrna Public Library Guild regarding the possible future library property.

The MOU was approved with a friendly amendment that stipulated the town wouldn’t be financially responsible until a financial plan has been completed and numbers are [...]]]>
Smyrna Council to discuss library site at tonight's meeting Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:39:50 +0000 From Staff Reports. Smyrna Town Council will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. at town hall.

Smyrna Town Hall is located at 27 S. Market St. Plaza.

There are four items under old business, including the future library site. There are no items under new business.

The following items are on the agenda:
Today in the News: Ford CEO to retire, reports say Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 News to know

According to a report by Bloomberg News, Ford CEO Alan Mulally will retire within a month, and Mark Fields will be named his successor. Fields is currently COO for Ford. Mulally has been the head of Ford since 2006 and led the company through the recession without taking a government bailout, which other American automakers did. [...]]]> Good Libations Tour partners bring home awards Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:08:51 +0000 Staff Reports Today in the News: Ferry captain, 2 crewmembers arrested Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 News to know

The captain and two crewmembers who were operating the South Korean ferry that crashed have been arrested, USA Today reported. The captain, Lee Joon-seok, 68, was charged with negligence of duty and violation of maritime law. The charges against the crewmembers weren't announced. Officials say the ferry was going [...]]]> Clayton Town Council votes to increase portion of electric bill Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:14:42 +0000 Jennifer Dailey, staff writer @SunTimesJenn Clayton Town Council members voted to increase a portion of the town’s electric bill at the April 14 meeting.

Council members voted to increase the PCA (Power Cost Adjustment Charge) portion of resident’s electric bills from a credit of .04 cents per kilowatt-hour to a charge of .26 cents per kilowatt-hour for the remainder of 2014, or a shorter period of time if higher or lower [...]]]>
Morning Jolt: Evacuation order came too late for many on sinking ferry Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:51:30 +0000 In the news

An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.

The first instructions from the captain [...]]]> Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:42:08 +0000 By The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday, according to people close to his family. He was 87.

Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, Garcia Marquez achieved literary celebrity that spawned comparisons to Mark Twain and Charles [...]]]> Today in the News: Chelsea Clinton says she's pregnant Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:47:45 +0000 News to know

Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year. The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced at a Clinton Foundation event in New York that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are "very excited" to be having their first child later this year. The former first lady says she's "really excited" about becoming a grandmother and it makes the work of [...]]]> Commissioners vote to oppose state consumer legislation Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:29:07 +0000 Jeff Brown @DoPoJeff Biden announces plans to run for governor in 2016 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:25:55 +0000 Staff reports Cooldog Concert Series creator discovers new love song Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:44:28 +0000 Christine Miller, Arts & Entertainment @302Do Today in the News: Search continues for those missing from ferry disaster Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:50:35 +0000 News to know

Some 160 coast guard and navy divers searched for survivors inside the wreckage of a ferry that sank off of South Korea this morning. Cho Man-yong, a coast guard spokesman, said 16 divers approached the ferry Wednesday night but failed to get inside because the current was too strong. He said the water was very muddy and visibility [...]]]>