Former LAPD Detective Promoted to Vol State Dean

James Brown has been promoted to dean of the Social Science and Education Division at Volunteer State Community College. For the last 10 years, he was an assistant professor of criminal justice at Vol State. James retired from the Los Angeles Police Department in 2006 after 33 years as an officer and detective. In his new position, James will supervise the many academic departments in the Social Science and Education Division, including sports and leisure management, psychology, education, political science, economics and criminal justice.


Safari’s Hosts Dining for Dogs Fundraiser

Safari’s Brick Oven & Grille in Hendersonville hosted a Dining for Dogs fundraising event on June 18. During the event, local dog owners were invited to bring their furry friends to the restaurant with them to enjoy an evening of dining out. In addition, volunteers sold raffle tickets for various pet prizes that were awarded throughout the evening. All proceeds raised were donated to the Sumner County Humane Association. Pictured are Sumner County Humane Association volunteers Peggy Miller and Kathy Folsom with Safari’s General Manager Ross El-Bobou.

Gallatin Chamber Hosts 2nd Annual Gauntlet Games

The 2nd annual Gallatin Gauntlet Games were held at the Gallatin Civic Center on June 16. The games were put on by the Gallatin Emerging Talent section of the Gallatin Chamber of Commerce and they were designed to promote friendship and team building. During the games, 12 four-person teams competed in numerous events, including tug-of-war, plank races, water slides, sack races, obstacle courses and water balloon dodgeball.  At the conclusion, the top three teams were awarded medals and prizes for their efforts.  

2018 HolidayFest Board Holds Inaugural Meeting

The 2018 Hendersonville HolidayFest Board held its first meeting with new board members on June 21. During the meeting, the 2018 officers were announced, including President Larry Phillips, Vice President Beverly Cannon Jones, Treasurer Irene Calderon, Secretary Connie Maynord and Founding Member Lynda Evjen.

Now entering its 12th season, HolidayFest has grown from humble beginnings into a season-wide phenomenon that helps boost local tourism and raise thousands of dollars each year for multiple Sumner County charities.