Accepting a check for $18,000 to use for renovations in the Home Ec Department at Ardmore High School are from left, Superintendent of Limestone County Dr. Tom Sisk, Alabama Senator Tim Melson presenting the check, Whitney Reeves, FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) teacher, and Ardmore High Principal Glenn Bryant.

Area Happenings

Friends of the Ardmore Public Library will hold their Fall Bake Sale Saturday, November 17, from 9 a.m. until noon at the library located at 25836 Main St., Ardmore, TN. There will be a variety of baked goods and chances will be sold on a quilt made and donated by the Sewing Club.

The Lighting of the Ardmore Tinsel Trail will be Friday, November 30. This year's Tinsel Trail trees will be lit and the Ardmore High School Band will present a program of holiday music. The tiny house will be decorated (no Santa). There will be a Whoville theme, a live nativity, carolers, scavenger hunt and special activities in many of the stores.

A Community Candlelight Service of Remembrance will be held Tuesday, December 4, at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home. Everyone is invited to attend with their family to remember their loved ones.

The Athens Christmas Parade will be Thursday, December 6.

The Ardmore Christmas Parade will be held Monday, December 10. More details will be announced later.

Line dancing is held every Tuesday and Friday from 9:00 until 11:00 at the Ardmore, TN Annex building. Everyone is welcome.

Al-Anon meets every Tuesday from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Ardmore United Methodist Church Family Life Center. Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics and drug addicts who believe their lives have been affected by someone else's drinking or drug addiction. For more information contact Susan Wiley at 931.212.2887.

Pickin' and Grinnin' is held every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Ardmore, TN Annex Building behind Burger King. Donations are used for memorials, upkeep of equipment, supplies and occasional food events. Everyone is welcome.

Unofficial November 6 Election Results

Across the Tennessee Valley voters turned out in record numbers November 6. Official results will not be available until later in the week, however, the states of Tennessee and Alabama and most counties in both states have published unofficial results. Many elections were close both locally and within the nation and final results will be available next week.

In Ardmore TN, voters elected Mike Magnusson as their new mayor with a total of 203 votes (45.62%). Other mayoral candidates Ken Crosson received 145 votes, Tim McConnell 80 votes, Paul Van Manen 16 votes and one vote for a write-in. New city council aldermen were also voted in for the three available seats. Jason Sherman received 252 votes, Shane Emerson 233 votes, Spencer Smith 199 votes, Wayne Harvell 190 votes and Joe Stagner 189 votes.

In Pulaski, TN, voters re-elected Pat Ford as their mayor with 1442 votes (62.10%). The city council had three seats open with Jerry Bryant receiving the highest amount of 1386, Hardin Franklin 1231 and Pat Miles with 1070 votes. Fayetteville, TN voters elect Michael Whisenant with 1002 votes over Jeff Bradford with 948 votes as their new mayor. Aldermen votes came in with Dorothy Small at 1266 votes, Jeff Alder with 1211, Donna Hartman 937, Tonya Allen 651, Rachael Martinez 605 and Jon Law with 385 votes.

Tennessee voted in Bill Lee over Karl Dean as their new governor. Lee received 1,334,045 across the state and Dean garnered 862,365. Marsha Blackburn has filled the seat of retiring U.S. Senator Bob Corker with 1,225,568 votes over Phil Bredesen who received 982,685 votes. In District 7 of the U.S. House of Representatives, Mark Green won with 170,001 over Justin Kanew who received 81,610 votes. In District 4, Scott DeJarlais won with 147,196 over Mariah Phillips with 77,955 votes. For the State House of Representatives District 62 of which northern Lincoln County is a part, Pat Marsh won over Marty Davis. In District 92 which comprises much of Lincoln and Marshall counties, Rick Tillis won over C.S. Coffey. Finally, in District 70 that is made up of Giles and Lawrence counties, Clay Doggett won over Jessica B. Yokley.

Alabama had many heated races for top positions. Governor Kay Ivey (formerly Lt. Governor who replaced former Governor Robert Bentley) was elected with well over 68% of the vote statewide over Walt Maddox. Voters chose Will Ainsworth as their next Lt. Governor with 70% of the vote over Will Boyd. Representative Mo Brooks maintained his position as the 5th U.S. Congressional District Representative over Peter Joffrion. The state's voters elected Steve Marshall over Joseph Siegelman as Attorney General. Tim Melson won over Caroline Self in District 1 (covering Ardmore and Athens). Tom Butler won over Amy Wasyluka in District 2 (comprising south of Ardmore into Toney, Piney Chapel and Harvest).

All results will be finalized the week of November 12. Any changes in results printed in this week's edition will be reported as well as final numbers in the Alabama races.

Present Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. in the Madison County Legislative office in Huntsville, Alabama for the swearing in of newly elected Alabama House District 6 Representative Andy Whitt, far left, are from left, Grant Whitt, Drew Whitt, Jennifer Whitt and Judge Linda Coates. (photo courtesy of Andy Whitt)

Present Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. in the Madison County Legislative office in Huntsville, Alabama for the swearing in of newly elected Alabama House District 6 Representative Andy Whitt, far left, are from left, Grant Whitt, Drew Whitt, Jennifer Whitt and Judge Linda Coates. (photo courtesy of Andy Whitt)

Sunrise Chapel Offers Thanksgiving Meal

The congregation of Sunrise Chapel will be serving a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, November 22, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the church located at 9444 Elkton Pike, Elkton, TN 38455.

A full course meal will be served to families who need a bit of help during the holiday season. Those who would like to receive a home cooked Thanksgiving meal, should call 931.309.3351 or 931.309.9104 and leave a message with the number in your party.

Dine in between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Carry outs and deliveries are available.

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