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MHPD honors officers, citizen for life-saving efforts

By Leah Schmalz

The Mint Hill Times

Police Chief Tim Ledford recognized several officers and one citizen with awards for life-saving efforts at the town council meeting last Thursday. Ledford said the awards are for those that have “gone above and beyond the call of duty.”

Citizen Erik Bailey received a certification of accommodation. Bailey began chest compressions on a victim before police arrived to help. Corporal Michael Maness was also given an award for helping the victim upon his arrival.

Sergeant Billy Gilman and Officer Jacob Smith received awards for their efforts to extract an individual from a burning build. “It’s likely that the individual would have incurred further injuries or died without action,” Ledford said.  […]

Rocky River vs. Butler

By Andrew Stark

Who: Butler (6-2, 2-1)Rocky River (3-5, 2-1 in conference)

When: 7 pm

Last Meeting: Butler won, 55-21, on October 17, 2014

Key Players: Butler: Quarterback Davis Cheek, running backs Benny LeMay, Chrisean Davis-Pinckney and CJ Johnson, receiver/defensive back Clifton Duck, receiver DJ Little, lineman/H-back Ronald Porter, defensive back Aramis Algood, linebacker Christian Dixon, tight end Jeremy Spencer; Rocky River: quarterback Tyshawn Carter, quarterback/tight end Phillip Clay, running backs Elijah Henry, Justice Styron and Nygle Farmer, receiver/defensive back Kendall Lewis, receiver Johari Alexander, lineman Bryson Adams, defensive back Tyrell Robinson, linebacker Larry Blanton

The Keys: This game probably amounts to the loser being out of the race for a conference title, so emotions and the stakes will be high in a pivotal heavyweight conference showdown. […]

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Independence vs. Garinger

By Andrew Stark

Who: Garinger (0-8, 0-3) at Independence (4-3, 2-0)

When: 7 pm

Last Meeting: Independence won, 65-0, on October 17, 2014

Key Players: Garinger: running back/defensive back Jorden Freeman, defensive back Jalen Grudy, quarterback Matt Douglas, receivers Jorge Fundora and Isaiah Black, linebackers Lance Gibbs and Delvin Clement, linemen Jackie Jones and Marquel Coleman, running back Derrick Yoko; Independence: quarterback Christian McPhail, running back Quantavious McGill, cornerback/receivers Elijah Small and Cedric Stone, linebackers Tylon Clawson, Jerome Cochran and Rob Casanova, defensive ends Christian Colon and Kima Bell

The Keys: Independence is in the driver’s seat in the suddenly super-competitive Southwestern 4A race after Butler knocked off Myers Park, the only other conference team other than the Patriots not to lose a league game. […]

Group enjoys guided visit to Korean War Veteran Memorial

A group from The Cypress of Charlotte, a retirement community, visited the Korean War Veteran Memorial last Thursday. Members of Chapter 265 of the NC Korean War Veterans Association were on hand to answer questions about the war and the memorial.

Chapter 265 Commander Don Putnam explained how the fountain and benches in the center of […]