WZTV FOX 17 - Top Stories
September 30, 2012
The budget battle may be over, but the community hasn't forgotten the Sumner County School system.
Families turned out for a fundraiser Sunday at Hendersonville High school.
All of them are committed to doing their part.
Kids couldn't resist the fun at Hendersonville High School Sunday.
"We were driving by and saw all the jumper tents, and our kids love jumping," says father Parker Batey.
What looks like a fall festival is actually a show of support for schools. It was organized by Sumner County resident Jesse Garrett.
"It just came along actually kind of easy because everybody knew something had to happen, so it was a wonderful thing," says Garrett.
It wasn't long ago that people here filled meeting rooms as the school board and County Commission squared off over the school budget.
"Sumner County schools has obviously had some challenges lately," says co-organizer Lynn Carney.
Elected officials made it clear the community was welcome to donate money to help the cause.
This event, called "Sumthin' for Sumner," is a response.
"As grown ups, I'm hoping that we can all just make something happen and keep the ball rolling in the direction it needs to be," says Jesse Garrett.
Several bands took the stage providing six hours of entertainment.
Mark Dreyer helped with the lineup and hopes it inspires more giving.
"With the shortage in funds they had, I think this is just something to raise some awareness," says Dreyer.
Parents and community members are glad to do their part.
"I went to school here when I was in Hendersonville High School, so anything to help out the school system," says Batey.
This event won't raise all the money needed, but it's showing the community still cares about its schools.
"No matter what happens in these situation, we have to put the children and the teachers first," says Carney.
Several sponsors were involved in organizing Sunday's event.
The money will be donated to the school system to be used for its needs.
For news updates follow John Dunn on twitter @WZTVJohnDunn
Sunday, September 30 2012, 06:21 PM CDT
Prince Edward presents Edinburgh's awards in Tenn.
May 23, 2013 22:00 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, is visiting Tennessee to promote one of the British royal family's charities, the Duke of Edinburgh's awards.
The prince presided over an awards ceremony at the governor's mansion in Nashville on Thursday for the first batch of young Tennesseans to participate in the leadership and character program.
About 80 youths received the award by participating in community service, skills development, physical fitness and adventurous journeys through the Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, LEAD Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy or the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization.
Following the event, Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam invited the awardees and their families to tea inside the governor's residence. Later on Thursday, the prince was scheduled to headline a black-tie gala at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
BC-US--Dow Record-Three Personal Stories, 1st Ld-Writethru,1173
Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes
AP Photo FX102, FX103
Eds: With BC-US--Dow Record. Adds photos.
By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: TEEN ONLINE FAREWELL SONG ATTRACTS MILLIONS OF VIEWS
LAKELAND, Minn. (AP) -- High school student Zach Sobiech (SOH'-bee-eck) says he wanted to be remembered as "a kid who went down fighting and didn't really lose."
SWINGERS CLUB LAWSUIT-VEGAS
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- David Cooper wants to bring a little more sin -- to Sin City.