ARDMORE Tennessee

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

No New Hours For Ardmore Post Office

The United States Postal Service has announced window and lobby hours will remain the same for the time being.

Window service hours at the Ardmore Post Office are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. The Saturday window hours are 9 a.m. until 12 noon. The window area is closed on Sundays.

The post office box lobby will remain open 24 hours a day for customers.

For the ultimate convenience the USPS invites everyone to take advantage of their website, for ordering stamps and the many other products and services the post office offers.

Ardmore Police Chief Jimmy Kennedy, left, and EMA Director/Fire Chief Tim Toone invite everyone to attend the American Cowboy Showdown Saturday, August 8, at 7:00 p.m. at John Barnes Park, when there will be a rodeo followed by a concert. (YCS photo by Joe Stagner)

Police And Fire Departments Rodeo, Concert Saturday

The Police and Fire Departments of Ardmore will sponsor a one-night American Cowboy Showdown Saturday, August 8, 2020 at the rodeo arena in the John Barnes Park, Ardmore, TN.

The event will feature a rodeo followed by a concert.

Kolt Barber, Barbed Wire Entertainment flagship recording artist and owner of Maverick Management, is bringing the new combined event to the area sponsored by the Ardmore Police Department and The Ardmore Fire Department.

Combining his heartfelt passions, Barber marries his devotion to the land with his love for music. Barber created The American Cowboy Showdown. Sanctioned by the IPRA, The American Cowboy Showdown embraces, and caters to, the blue collar, AG, farming, ranching and trucking communities and lifestyle.

“While we remain extremely empathetic to the economic hardships that our friends, families and neighbors have endured, we are as equally enthusiastic to reunite them at this fun-filled, family and community event.…and our commitment, first and foremost, is to provide a safe environment—with all required guidelines in place—to enable folks a comfort to enjoy themselves at an entertainment outing that is affordable to bring the entire family,” Barber said.

There will be an action-packed rodeo beginning at 8 p.m. followed by a country music concert featuring Kolt Barber himself.

A portion of the proceeds will stay in Ardmore with the police and fire departments.


Thursday, August 6, 2020

Giles and Lincoln Counties

Dale Edwards Announces Candidacy

Mr. Dale Edwards has announced his candidacy for Ardmore Town Council Place 1. He will be running against incumbent Mary Hobbs in the August 25, 2020 municipal election.

Mr. Edwards is originally from South Dakota. He served in the U.S. Navy and has lived in Ardmore for 32 years. He has been married to his wife, Freida for 35 years. They have four children, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Dale Edwards

Dale worked for Chrysler for 28 years. After leaving Chrysler he drove semi-trucks until he retired.

Mr. Edwards previously served one full term and a partial term on the Town Council.

He stated, “I want to be a councilman so I can have a say in how the town is run and maintained. I enjoy helping and working with people. It is my way of giving back to the community I call home.”

Dale believes Ardmore is a bedroom community where people come to live and raise their children, but commute to towns such as Huntsville and Decatur area for work. The ballparks, streets, and sports are some things that attract people to Ardmore.

“The town needs to expand the town limits. I believe people would be willing to trade the Limestone County benefits such as fire and police for the benefits being part of the town would provide. We need slow growth to avoid going into too much debt. If we do not expand, Huntsville, Madison, and Athens are going to grow right into Ardmore,” said Edwards.

He believes Ardmore’s best quality is the privacy and laid back home southern atmosphere and Ardmore has a good police force.

Mr. Edwards feels that the biggest problem the town encounters is being cut off from the main highway. Until a bypass comes through, the town struggles to get folks downtown. He feels the water department charges too high for their services.

He wants to see more businesses brought to town, but there is not enough money in town to support businesses and he believes the councils have given up on trying to bring industry to Ardmore.

Dale stated, “I have knowledge and experience from my education and being a skilled tradesman at Chrysler, I can help the street and water department. I have worked with hydraulics and I have the skills to help them do their job better and I am willing to help and work with them.”

Mr. Edwards wants voters to know he understands the feelings of the old and the young both. He will work for the people and his door is always open and he will help any way he can.