Suzanne Lefever is the lucky winner of $200 during a drawing from the Community Voice “Shopping in Columbia” Christmas contest. Congratulations to Suzanne. Pictured with Lefever is her husband, Jim.
The Adair County High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will entertain Green County squads after visiting Cumberland County for season-openers. Adair County will host Green County in a boys-girls doubleheader on Friday (Nov. 30). The Indians and Lady Indians tipped off their respective seasons on Tuesday, playing in games that ended with a loss for the boys’ and a win for the girls’.
A look at both of the Adair County-Green County basketball games follows.
Boys – Adair County-Green County: Both the Adair County and Green County boys’ basketball teams will have a game behind them when they meet for an early-season boys’ high school hoops matchup Friday night.
Green County was hosting Barren County in a season-opener on the same night that Adair County visited Cumberland County.
Green County, under the direction of head coach Ashley Geralds, finished the 2011-12 season 8-23. A member of the 18th District, Green County lost three starters to graduation. The Dragons return sophomore point guard Colton Bush and junior Weston McDermott, both of whom were starters in the 2011-12 season.
Seniors Zach Proffitt and Dakota Westmoreland are also set to help lead the Green County boys’ basketball team.
Adair County defeated Green County three times during the 2011-12 season.
Tip-off for the Adair County-Green County boys’ basketball game is set for 7 p.m.
Girls – Adair County-Green County: After defeating Green County in two of three meetings during the 2011-12 season, Adair County will host the Lady Dragons on Friday night. Adair County will look to enact some revenge on the Green County girls’ basketball team. After sweeping Green County in a two-game series played as part of the regular-season, Adair County fell to the much-improved Lady Dragons in the opening round of the 5th Region Tournament at Central Hardin late last February.
Green County, under the tutelage of head coach Chris Blaydes, completed the 2011-12 season 26-7. The Lady Dragons lost leading scorer and rebounder Micah Jones (22.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg) to graduation but return junior guard Kayla Bale (12.4 ppg) and senior guard Rachel Marr (11.0 ppg).
Tip-off for the Adair County-Green County girls’ basketball game is set for 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Three magistrates met with local builders, electricians and inspectors Tuesday to discuss a state mandate to contract with a state certified electrical inspector.
The committee met after the fiscal court received a letter from the Department of Housing, Building and Construction stating that the county must have a contract with any electrical inspector doing business within its jurisdiction.
“They’ve called our hand on it,” said magistrate Joe Rogers. Rogers, Daryl Flatt and Sammy Baker asked the 11 people who attended the meeting how they would like the county to proceed. The county could leave the process open for multiple inspectors or designate one person to be the inspector, magistrates said.
A general discussion took place with builders and electricians agreeing that Coy Neat, who does the majority of the inspections in the county, should be designated as the official inspector. Other inspectors could be identified in a secondary role in case Neat was not available to fulfill the position.
Everyone attending the meeting who was qualified to be an inspector was asked if he was interested in the position or to be listed as a secondary inspector. The committee was not sure if the secondary inspectors should be identified with the state and be required to sign a contract or would just work through Neat. Flatt said they would look into the specific requirements before the fiscal court meets in December.
The group also showed a consensus for the county to set rates at the rates Neat currently charges, which are $60 per inspection or $75 for a non-scheduled inspection. Non-scheduled inspections come at the request of builders on days Neat would normally not be in the county. Neat lives in Taylor County.
Neat attended the meeting and agreed to provide the county with a monthly report of his activity and to keep all records available according to legal requirements.
Magistrates said they would finalize the plan in time to bring a recommendation before the Dec. 11 fiscal court meeting and invited everyone to attend if they were interested. An approved inspector needs to be in place in January, Magistrate Baker said.
By Sharon Burton