News in Brief – 9/26/12

Published 10:03 am Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dawson-Bryant grad completes basic training

Air Force Airman Nicholas A. Blair graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

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Blair is the son of B.J. Blair of Coal Grove.

He is a 2009 graduate of Dawson-Bryant High School, Coal Grove.


PAC slates wine tasting

ASHLAND, Ky. — It’s that time of year again, when grape lovers unite on the Paramount Arts Center stage for the eighth annual Grape Expectations, Ashland’s Premier Wine Tasting Event, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. Tickets to the event are $25 with a reservation, or add $5 to that for a custom hand-painted glass for the event.

Hand-painted glasses must be ordered by Oct. 29 and can be a theme, a color scheme or something from a favorite sport’s team. Order your tickets today by calling the box office 606.324.3175. Email your design idea to or complete a form in the Paramount box office.

The eighth annual Grape Expectations is presented by Bridges Magazine, Carter Avenue Beverage Center, and Bellefonte Country Club. There is a VIP event at 5 p.m. for event sponsors. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, call Dena at Gallaher printing at )606) 329.8383.


Cleanup event slated for Saturday

CHESAPEAKE — Litter pick up will be the name of the game this Saturday as Operation TLC members converge on the Chesapeake Community Center for its third cleanup of the year.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the center at 9 a.m. for donuts, coffee and juice before scattering to various parts of eastern Lawrence County.

Free T-shirts will be handed out to all first-timers. The main areas of emphasis will be from the downtown bridge to the east end bridge but other areas will be addressed as well. Everyone is invited to come out and help make eastern Lawrence County a more beautiful place to live.