Three Nashville residents were among four recognized for their leadership in their communities. Anna Deans, of the Nashville Willing Workers Community, George Jefferies, of the Winwood Community, Lena Sessoms, of the Brooklyn Community and Reverend David L. Bowens, of the Drake Community, were each recipients of the 2020 Community and Rural Development (CRD) Community Champion Awards.
The Nash County Board of Education Ad-Hoc New Construction Committee will recommend Red Oak Elementary School as the name for the new elementary school. The Ad-Hoc Committee met on Tuesday evening to discuss results of a community survey, which ran from January 8 through January 15. The survey garnered information on potential names, mascots and school colors for a new elementary school that will be built on the current Red Oak Elementary School site.
Nash County Commissioners have awarded a retiring captain with the Nash County Sheriff's Office his badge and service weapon. Captain Jeremy Worrell retired on December 31 with a total of 30 years, nine months of service to Nash County. Worrell began his career in July 1991 as a security officer at Nash General Hospital.
Department heads in Nashville will have to give a longer notice when resigning from their positions, after Nashville's Town Council approved an amendment to the town's personnel policy. The request came from the town's Human Resources Director Lou Bunch.
The Nash County Health Department reported approximately 2,650 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to residents and front-line professionals across the county, as of last Wednesday, January 13. According to Nash County Health Director Bill Hill, Nash UNC Health Systems administered around 1,200 of those doses while the health department brought their total to around 1,450 after holding first responder clinics last week.
All students in the Nash County Public School System will return to school on January 25. The Nash County Board of Education met on Tuesday, January 19 to receive an update on the school system's reopening plan. In December, Superintendent Dr. Steve Ellis presented a plan that had students returning to remote learning from January 6th through the 23rd.
The Town of Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department is partnering with Nash County Recreation and Senior Services to host a drive-thru light show experience next Thursday night. "Lights of Winter Wonderland" will be held on January 28 from 6 until 8 p.m. in the parking lot of the Claude Mayo Administration Building.