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Yolandia Eubanks

Eubanks Named Greater Ardmore Chamber Director

The Greater Ardmore Chamber of Commerce has welcomed Yolandia Eubanks as their new Director. Although she was not born here, she considers Ardmore her home, attending school here from second grade and graduating from Ardmore High School in 1979.

Born in Alaska, where her father John Eubanks, was then stationed, the family later moved to Ardmore.  Yolandia's mother, Janie Ruth Magnusson Eubanks, is a native of the Ardmore area.

After high school, Yolandia attended Calhoun Community College for a year before attending the University of Alabama, where she graduated with a degree in Education.

Yolandia began working for the University of Alabama in 1984, in Tuscaloosa, where she worked in the College of Education for 26 years. She retired in January 2016, after 32 years.

Yolandia returned to Ardmore in June 2018 and stated, "It felt like coming home." She enjoys living near her parents and attends Piney Grove Baptist Church where she is actively involved.

She will be available in the Chamber office Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Yolandia can be reached at 256-423-6177, or by email at greaterardmorechamber@gmail.com.

Flag Retirement Ceremony Set

There will be a flag retirement ceremony at the Ardmore Veterans Museum Thursday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m. rain or shine. The ceremony is sponsored by the Woodmen Life Chapter 992 and will be performed by the local Boy Scout Pack 282. The event is open to the public.

The Ardmore Veterans Museum is located at 26301 Hamlett Street in Ardmore, TN. It is open Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment and will be open during the ceremony.

Hands Free Only In Tennessee

The state of Tennessee has passed a new law regarding the use of handheld devices while operating a motorized vehicle unlawful. The new law goes into effect Monday, July 1, 2019.

The Tennessee Hands Free Law, Public Chapter No. 412, makes it illegal for a driver to: (a) hold a cellphone or mobile device with any part of their body, (b) write, send, or read any text-based communication, (c) reach for a cellphone or mobile device in a manner that requires the driver to no longer be in a seated driving position or properly restrained by a seat belt, (d) watch a video or movie on a cellphone or mobile device, and (e) record or broadcast video on a cellphone or mobile device.

A driver is permitted to use an earpiece, headphone device, or device worn on a wrist to conduct voice-based communication. The driver may use one (1) button on a cell phone or mobile device to initiate or terminate voice communication. Voice-based communication may also be used to send a text message.

A driver is permitted to use a cellphone or other wireless telecommunications device to communicate with law enforcement agencies, medical providers, fire departments, or other emergency service agencies while driving a motor vehicle, if the use is necessitated by a bona fide emergency, including a natural or human occurrence that threatens human health, life, or property.

A driver is permitted to listen to streaming music that does not include videos on the screen of the cellphone or mobile device. However, the driver cannot touch the cellphone to activate or program music while driving.

The new law passed by the Tennessee General Assembly, will go into effect Monday, July 1, 2019.

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