Benchmarks Sections Today Focus
On 'Community' And 'Perspectives'
BY RICH JONES
ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
The fifth and sixth sections of The Greeneville Sun's annual Benchmarks edition are inside today's issue of the issue of the Sun.
A one-of-a-kind reference published in March each year, the annual Benchmarks edition provides an extensive review, in six sections, of major developments during the past 12 to 14 months in Greeneville and Greene County.
One 10-page section in today's paper focuses on the "Community."
Another 10-page section contains interesting interviews with five local mayors, and other key officials.
Some highlights in the "Community" section include articles on:
* the incredible, unforgettable and perfect football season of the Greeneville High School Greene Devils that ended with a state championship, the first-ever for a Greene County football team;
* the dramatic rise of Greeneville's own "The Band Perry," who rocketed to country music stardom last year with a hit song that went straight to No. 1; and
* a true hometown hero, U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. and West Greene High School graduate Keith Kesterson, who saved a fellow Marine's life under fire in Afghanistan.
Some of the highlights in the "Perspectives" section include:
* interviews with Greene County Mayor Alan Broyles and Greeneville Mayor W.T. Daniels, and
* interviews with Greene County Director of Schools Dr. Vicki Kirk and Greeneville Director of Schools Dr. Lyle Ailshie.
And don't miss:
* Sun Columnist Bob Hurley's interview with longtime Mosheim Mayor Billy Myers, including reflections on Myers' many years in that post; and
* Bulls Gap Mayor and journalist Bill Grubb's perspective, in his own words, on the challenges of being a small-town mayor.
The annual Benchmarks edition is designed to recall many of the local events of the preceding 12 to 14 months that have "benchmark" significance for the community.
A copy of Benchmarks Sections E and F will be distributed with each issue of today's newspaper.
In addition, copies of the complete six-section edition will be provided to the Greene County Partnership for distribution to anyone requesting information about the community.
Copies will also be placed in town halls of all Greene County municipalities for distribution to those seeking local information.
Complete sets of Benchmarks 2011 -- including dozens of articles, local photos, and advertisements -- will be available for purchase for $2 per set while supplies last at the Sun's circulation department.
Benchmarks 2011 will be available online at http://www.GreenevilleSun.com for the next 12 months.