November 26, 2011
Spring Hill Public Library was host to Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett on Friday, November 4th. Secretary Hargett was visiting Libraries in Maury County. He was escorted by Representative Sheila Butt. The Secretary of State is responsible for overseeing all public libraries in the state.
During his Spring Hill visit Secretary Hargett spoke briefly about the value of libraries, especially during this time of national economic struggle. He emphasized the services provided by libraries to the unemployed. The value of classes in resume preparation, interview skills, and access to internet services assist the unemployed with locating and getting a job.
Secretary Hargett took the opportunity to express his support for the new voter identification law. He emphasized that any government issued, picture ID may be used regardless of what state, county, or city issued the ID. Military ID are accepted as well. It doesn’t even matter is the ID is expired, it just has to include the name, signature, and picture of the individual.
The Library Kidz Kompany sang the “Library Song” for Secretary Hargett and presented him with a KzK tee shirt.
Unfortunately, there were no elected officials from the City at the reception.
Spring Hill Memorial Garden & Funeral Home hosted its annual Veterans Day Recognition Sunday November 6th. The Funeral Home Chapel was filled with veterans and their family members. The National Anthem was sung, acappella, by Spring Hill resident Tom Wurth. Mayor Dinwiddie spoke to the group and seemed to be supporting articles in The Informer with his remarks about the failure of elected officials to support the First Amendment of the Constitution. Col. Joe C. Roberson, USA Ret. was the keynote Speaker. Col. Roberson chronicled the service and accomplishments of several Maury County servicemen. He concluded each with the statement, “ name , we remember you today.” The presentation was very moving.
Tom Wurth accompanied himself when singing “America the Beautiful.” The Knott Sisters sang the Kate Smith favorite, “God Bless America.”
Each veteran was presented with a lapel pin of Old Glory and the POW/MIA flag backed by a red ribbon.
The Mayor, Aldermen Wurth and Wittenburg were present.
Commonwealth Drive: The Planning Commission was presented with a plan to dedicate the newly completed portion of Commonwealth Drive at Main Street (across from Lowes) to the City at the work session Monday, November 7th. There were some flaws in the document presented that rendered the plan unacceptable. The exchange of ownership from Pinnacle Bank to the City may take up to a month.
Although many drivers have been using the new section of Commonwealth Drive for access to Captain D’s, it has now been barricaded and will remain so until after the ownership has been transferred and the traffic light has been activated.
TRG, the new call center located in the old Saturn Northfield administration building was welcomed by the Maury Alliance at Oaklawn, Tuesday, November 8th. Representatives of TRG expressed great pleasure that the launch of the new Spring Hill Center was the third best launch in their history. They are very proud of the Spring Hill workforce.
TRG currently employs about 250 and plans to expand to as many as 600 in the near future.
Mayor Dinwiddie and Alderman Duda were present.
BY CHARLIE SCHOENBRODT
Charlie Schoenbrodt may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or P. O. Box 892, Spring Hill, TN 37174 or at 615-405-2764 Charlie and his guest may be heard on “Across Town with Charlie” on WMRB-AM 910 The Duck every Wednesdays from 4 to 5 PM.