• Ten parents or guardians have been arrested during the 2014-2015 school year for a count of failure to comply with mandatory school attendance.
    But one, a former substitute teacher in the school system, has taken her displeasure with her arrest to the national television media.
    Julie Scott Giles, 43, of Sylvania was arrested on May 14.
    Giles has been on the Fox Network’s Fox & Friends. She had her story published on People.com and other major news outlets have picked up her story.

Sports

Ben Jones, who played “Cooter” on “The Dukes of Hazzard,” was confirmed Wednesday as the grand marshal for the 16th annual “Rebel Yell” at the Screven Motorsports Complex on July 25.
Jones will meet with fans and deliver a message on all four PA systems at the complex between Sylvania and Newington on Highway 21.
His message will in part be about the Confederate flag and how recently the “The Dukes of Hazzard” has been taken off television because of the flag being painted on the General Lee that was driven during the series.

Opinion

A special thanks to everyone who made the rededication of Maj. Charles Kelly Memorial Stadium such a great success!  
The success came about because of the dedication of the committee given the opportunity to honor Maj. Kelly on the 50th anniversary of his death, coupled with the outpouring of support from our community.