Today's News

  • The perfect word of God

    We apprehend this is not a perfect world and as humans we constantly make mistakes. However, when it comes to the Bible, there is a major difference. This book might have been transcribed by mere mortals, but its content is not from this world.

  • Church Happenings - Week of January 10, 2018

    Retirement celebration for Rev. Burton

    Second Baptist Church will celebrate the retirement of Rev. Charles Burton, who has served the congregation for 43 years, with a retirement gathering on Sunday, January 14 at 3:30 p.m. at the church on Jefferson Street. On Sunday, January 28 at 4 p.m., an installation ceremony to welcome the new pastor, Rev. John A. Lewis, will be held at the church at 4 p.m.

    Kings Praise Academy at Kings Baptist Church

  • Lady Bears top Collins, 53-41


  • Titans shooting too much for Bears in 66-48 loss


  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 15


    Celebrating the courage to speak up about things that matter

    "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

    – Martin Luther King Jr.

    To remember a dream: the importance of non-violence

  • Letters policy for election season

    If you’ve been following The Spencer Magnet over the past several weeks, you’ve noticed that the list of candidates for public office has been growing week by week. The four-year election cycle has spun and we find ourselves in the middle of another campaign season, and that typically means an increase in letters to the editor.

    We welcome those letters and feel that part of a community newspaper’s job is to provide a forum for citizens to speak out on the issues that will play a vital role in the upcoming election.

  • Fire Dept. offers tips on dealing with bitter cold

    The bitter cold not only brings discomfort, it can also bring danger. As homeowners work to keep their houses warm in this frigid air, there are safety reminders that the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department would like to share with residents.

  • Pack the gym for Friday’s double-header

    The holidays are over, we’re in the middle of a brutal arctic cold spell, and  the early January doldrums can lend way to cabin fever.

    If you’re needing to get out of the house, Friday night affords you a perfect opportunity to enjoy a few hours of really good basketball while supporting our local teams in Spencer County.

    The Bears and Lady Bears will host Collins in a 30th District doubleheader, with the girls tipping off at 6 p.m. and the boys following at around 7:30 p.m.

  • Lady Bears finish third in Florida tournament


  • Bears look impressive in Fla.


    The Bears knew two things heading into Christmas break: they can shoot the three ball and they have some young players who will be key this season.

    Game 1:

    It did not take long for Spencer County to find their rhythm in Florida. Thirty seconds into the game freshman Sam Conley got the Bears going with an And-1.  Soon after, Jackson Cole started heating up from behind the arc and a Sam Conley to Jake Whitlock connection for a layup gave the Bears an early lead over the Hornets from Roswell, Georgia.