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Gas line ruptures in Providence
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

A large natural gas line break caused a Dangerous Situation Alert in Providence Wednesday. 

Around 10:50 a.m., emergency responders responded to Providence Parkway where a large rupture in a 4-inch gas line behind the Regal Providence 14 movie theater. The line was leaking heavy amounts of natural gas, and prompted the Dangerous Situation Alert. People were asked to leave the area, or stay indoors with their air conditioning turned off to keep the fumes from getting into their homes. 

Piedmont Natural Gas worked on repairing the line and got it capped around 1:15 p.m.

 
MJ woman hits the red carpet
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

From a farm on Central Pike to the red carpets in Los Angeles, Terri Minton has had a lot of fun in the acting world. 

“It’s been a crazy, amazing ride,” said Minton. 

Minton has been acting for almost 20 years. She started when a friend recommended it to her, and she eventually got a part in a Collin Raye video, “One Boy, One Girl.”

Through lots of hard work in more music videos, commercials, short films, and TV shows, Minton landed a part in “Army Wives” where she had a scene with one of the series regulars. She went on to play Tim McGraw’s assistant in the feature film “Country Strong”, and played Powers Boothe’s nurse on the first season of “Nashville”. 

But Minton has found her way into family films and television, something she thinks there needs to be more of out there. 

“We need something we can take the whole family to,” said Minton. 

She said she likes the family films she has been a part of because they all have redeeming messages, and it is important. 

“I totally believe it is God’s timing,” said Minton of her move into the family films. 

After doing a film called “Summer Snow” a few years back, the director Nancy Criss contacted her about a lead part in a film called “A Horse for Summer.” Her part was to play the wife of Dean Cain. 

Minton got the part and flew out to Phoenix, Az. to shoot the film. Recently, she got to walk the red carpet for its premiere in Los Angeles, Calif. 

That led to another part on a syndicated Fox show that will be airing this fall called “The Sparrows.” Look for that coming soon. 

 
Encore extending Murder in the Magnolias
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Just off the stage at The Thomas House in Red Boiling Springs, Encore is thrilled to announce  that the StageStruck crew is extending the run of “Murder in the Magnolias” an additional weekend at Encore Theatre Company.

Colonel Rance Chickenwing has kicked the bucket leaving the secret of his buried treasure for a houseful of demented relatives to discover. A murder takes place and it is up to the sheriff of Tudball County to solve the murder, but with the quirky personalities, it isn’t easy to determine who the murderer is.

Two shows only - Friday, Aug. 15 and Saturday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets on sale now by calling  (615)598-8950 or online www.encore-theatre-company.org. It is sponsored by Kimber-Dawn Gardens 

Coming Soon: Wilson County’s Premiere Wedding and Event Center.

 
Wilson County TCAP results show gains
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

The TCAP results have been announced, and Wilson County students continue to show improvements. 

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Early voting numbers up
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

A total of 11,686 ballots were cast in early voting in Wilson County. 

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