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Today's News

  • 2017 was a year of great accomplishment

    In November 2016, the American people sent President Trump to the White House and Republican majorities back to Congress. We worked together to make 2017, by any objective standard, a year of extraordinary accomplishment. While the national media may overlook or downplay any of these successes, the fact remains that Congress has achieved a number of priorities this past year for the people we represent.

  • As winter settles in, commit now to a better garden

    While the winter slowdown has not yet happened, it does seem to be around the corner.  Or is that just wishful thinking?  At any rate winter is a time to regroup and plan for another year for the farm.  

    We always do some serious infrastructure planning to improve our management of pastured chickens and grazing sheep.  The goal is always about allowing for more organized rotational grazing and sorting.  We have gradually built our infrastructure as we also have grown emotionally and intellectually with our farming practices.  

  • 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

     

  • 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