Clarksville, TN – Gwendolyn Rodriguez loves to paint pictures that tell a story of a person or a time and place. Her paintings, showing a sample of her diverse interests and places around the world, will be on display at the Planters Bank-Hilldale Gallery Thursday, November 7th – Wednesday, December 4th.
Although born in San Antonio, Texas, Rodriguez spent most of her childhood in Middle Tennessee. At 18, she experienced life as an exchange student in Germany, where she developed a passion for travel and languages.
Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Service members and civilians take time to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, hosted by Task Force Lifeliner, October 11th, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.
Over the years Americans have observed the National Hispanic Heritage month from September 15th to October 15th, it’s a month to honor, recognize and celebrate the culture and its achievements.
Clarksville, TN – In Guatemala, it’s easy for a public school teacher to feel overwhelmed. Class sizes are large, with about 45 to 50 students squeezing into a small, hot classroom. And most teachers in that country begin their careers at the age of 17 or 18, with minimal preparation.
“The resources are limited there,” Dr. Barbara Peterson, Austin Peay State University associate professor of education, said. “The schools are very poorly funded.”
Montgomery County, TN – Congratulations go to Alexis Mihalinec and Susan and Bobby Powers for being selected the Montgomery County recipients for the 2012 Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards.
Mihalinec, the Montgomery County Youth winner, is a 14 year old with a very giving heart. She dedicates her time to help low income families of Montgomery County that need a hand up with school supplies to help start the school year off right!
Written by Dauna Coulter
Washington, D.C. – For 1200 years, the Maya dominated Central America. At their peak around 900 A.D., Maya cities teemed with more than 2,000 people per square mile — comparable to modern Los Angeles County.
Even in rural areas the Maya numbered 200 to 400 people per square mile. But suddenly, all was quiet. And the profound silence testified to one of the greatest demographic disasters in human prehistory — the demise of the once vibrant Maya society.
Clarksville TN – Josh Roberts is a football coach for Northeast High School. After a stellar playing career in high school and college, Josh has always wanted to help young people to be the best they can be. That’s what led him to coaching.
But it was his sister who led him to a higher calling of service and sacrifice. «Read the rest of this article»
McGahey has worked in both consumer and business banking in the Nashville area since 1989. He spent eight years at what is now Bank of America, followed by 13 years at what is now Regions Bank. Most recently he was a business banker with First Tennessee where he worked in lending, deposit management, and treasury/cash management for a diverse array of small business customers. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – One of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top Ten Most Wanted fugitives has been captured in Guatemala and is being held by immigration authorities until he can be transported back to the United States.
Jeffrey Lynn Cassman, 34, was detained yesterday after he was located living with his wife and children in Cuidad Vieja, near Anitgua, Guatemala. Cassman fled Tennessee in 2008 to avoid prosecution and was added to the state’s Most Wanted list in March of 2010.
Cassman was wanted by the FBI and Dickson County Sheriff’s Office for mail fraud, securities fraud and three counts of theft.
Cassman is accused of bilking several victims out of thousands of dollars between January 2003 and November 2005 using an investment scheme. Cassman is expected to be turned over to FBI agents
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