Archive | August, 2012


Hoof beats in the Heartland: Civil War Cavalry in Tennessee (Temporary Exhibition)

From On view June 15 – August 25, 2012 Drawing upon artifacts, photographs, drawings, and art from the collection of the Museum, the exhibition explores seven areas: Leaders (commanders such as Nathan Bedford Forrest, John Hunt Morgan, Samuel Carter, and John Wilder), Troopers, Horses and Mules, Occupation and the home front, Spies, Scouts, Partisans […]

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Free press under attack again: Does anyone care?

When the media exclaims that the free press is under attack once again, too often the resulting response is one of indifference. Who cares if elected officials meet in questionable circumstances to determine your communities’ future? Who cares if attempts are being made to “out” anonymous bloggers as a possible means of intimidating the same […]

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St. George’s graduate competes in Olympic trials

Special to the Independent Area resident Michael Sheppard, a  2010 graduate of St. George’s Independent School, placed 29th in the 200 backstroke and 34th in the 100 backstroke at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Neb. “It doesn’t surprise me that Michael has reached such a high level,” said JP Culley, associate head of […]

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Election the culmination of months of work

By Graham Sweeney Many citizens have already participated in the referendum on municipal schools through early voting and others are preparing to cast their vote on Aug. 2. This is a significant day and one that I have been working toward for many months. This day is important to me because one of my top […]

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County sees gains in TCAP scores

Shelby County Schools saw gains in nearly every subject and grade level on the 2012 TCAP test. The Tennessee Department of Education released the results last week for the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program for grades 3-8 and 2012 high school tests. Much like the statewide results detailed by Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman, SCS achievement scores […]

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