Plainview welcomes new planner

Jordan Rockwell, Plainview's new planner.

Plainview Planning Commission welcomed Jordan Rockwell, East Tennessee Development district Regional Planner, at its November meeting. Stewart Skeen, Codes Enforcement Officer, introduced Rockwell and noted that he is also the planner for Maynardville City.
Skeen reported that he did not write any building permits for October, but fielded numerous phone calls and questions regarding new construction and zoning. He recommended changes to a couple of properties.

'A Christmas Journey' outdoor nativity is Dec. 9

First Baptist Church of Maynardville Journey to Christmas 2022 Angels Scene

First Baptist Church Journey to Christmas 2022 Angels
Scene - Kingston Brown & Ava Zielinski. Julie Roberts
& Sabrina Taylor. Lisa Marie Brown.
Photo by Megan Zielinski, December 1, 2023

This will be the third year for First Baptist Church’s drive-thru nativity: “A Christmas Journey.”. The idea of a drive-thru nativity began in 2020 during the pandemic. In previous years the church had always presented a Christmas play and went caroling in the community.

Unity in Union County: Advent play is Dec. 13

Be our guest on Dec 13 at 6 p.m. for a free community fellowship meal at Revival Vision Church of God and stay to enjoy the Advent play “West of Bethlehem” at 7 p.m. All are welcome! This community Christmas gathering was organized by Father Neil Pezzulo and Brother Joe Steen of St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, Pastor Bryan Wheble of Revival Vision Church of God, and Pastor Kathy Chesney of Miller’s Chapel UMC & Irwin’s Chapel UMC.

I don’t who came up with naming our county “Union,” but I can’t think of a better name to describe these wonderful, welcoming and working-together people! When I say I have moved a lot in my life, I mean I have lived in at least 19 different cities; so I know a thing or two about reading and adapting to a local culture.
I particularly appreciate that there is a place for everyone who wants to be involved in Union County, and the people here welcome and support new efforts even when led by those who are new to the community.

4-H supports Ronald McDonald House in community service

Maynarville Elementary School 5th grade Community Service
Officers: Eli Kanipe, Makenah Chesney and Scarlett Hughes

Once again, 4-H members in each elementary school are collecting pop top tabs for their community service project and the first full jugs have been turned in.
All tabs will be donated to our local Ronald McDonald House for recycling.