Honoring Wag

first_img Wagoner had ushered the CHHS Class of 2010 into the gymnasium and took it all in stride when Tara Youngblood presented her with a yellow rose.Then one at a time, a member of each of the 40 senior classes she has “mothered” filed by with a rose for Wag.“That’s when I knew something was up,” Wagoner said. “I didn’t know what.”Following her former students was her family and that’s when tears streamed from misty eyes.A collective cheer went up from the student body and alumni that packed the gym in appreciation for what Betty Wagoner means to CHHS and the Troy community.“Betty takes so much pride in this gym,” said David Helms, CHHS principal.“It’s her assembly hall. After it was renovated, the idea of dedicating this gym seemed to be a perfect tribute to a lady who has done so much for this school and touched the lives of so many people. You multiply 41 years times 150 students and that’s thousands of lives that Betty Wagoner has touched.”Helms said what impresses him most about Wagoner is the unique relationship she has with the students.“She can say anything to them and get away with it,” he said. “And, there’s not one kid who wants to disappoint her. In that way, she’s kind of like Bear Bryant. His players had such tremendous respect for him and didn’t want to disappoint him. That’s the way it is with Betty Wagoner. Kids just have a tremendous respect for her and they love her.“And, you know, I’ll bet that after 41 years Betty Wagoner is as good as she has ever been.“That she can relate to the kids today just like she did 30 years ago. She is amazing.”Helms said Wagoner is the most honest, genuine person he has ever known.“She’ll tell you like it is,” he said, laughing.“She’s not going to sugar coat anything. She believes in letting the students learn from their mistakes. When they leave CHHS, Wag wants them to be the best they can be and she wants them to realize the importance of giving something back to the community. She’s one of a kind, and we love her and hope that she is going to stay with us many more years. I don’t know what we would do without her.”Wagoner has always been one who would rather be in the background.She never wants to be center stage.“But she’s up front today and whether she likes it or not,” Helms said and added laughing. “And, there might be some heads that are going to roll.”Dr. Linda Felton-Smith, superintendent Troy City Schools, expressed appreciation to Wagoner for all that she means to the school system and the community.“We appreciate what she means to us today, in the past and in the future,” Felton-Smith said.“As a way of showing our appreciation, we have established the Betty Wagoner Scholarship Fund and, two seniors from the Charles Henderson High School Class of 2010 will be the first recipients of this scholarship which will be awarded for academic, leadership and service, which exemplify Betty Wagoner.”Allen Jones and Shelia Deveridge, CHHS Class of 1973, “that broke her in” made a $2,500 donation to the Betty Wagoner Scholarship Fund.The donation was the first to the fund. Others who would like to donate to the scholarship fund may do so at the CHHS office.Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford presented a proclamation designating Oct. 9, Betty Wagoner Day in Troy.“Betty Wagoner’s influence has extended far beyond the classroom,” Lunsford said.“It is with deep heartfelt appreciation that we recognize what she means to all of us.” Fainting would have been out of character for “Wag,” who has been the “spiritual” leader of CHHS for 41 years. But then, never before has she been so honored as she was on Friday.“I can’t think enough to make a comment,” Wagoner said.“I’m just overwhelmed. I’m shaking on the inside. I don’t deserve this. There are just too many other people. I’m honored and humbled. I just don’t know what to say.”Then in true Wag fashion, she quipped, “Who did this?” Friday, Oct. 9, 2009 was proclaimed Betty Wagoner Day in Troy. And, on Wagoner’s day, the Charles Henderson High School gymnasium was named in her honor and will now and forever more be Wagoner Hall.And, for, perhaps, the first time in her life Betty Wagoner was speechless.“Shaking on the inside and speechless.” Sponsored Content Honoring Wag Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Book Nook to reopen Print Article You Might Like University approved for new program For those interested in seeking a master’s degree from Troy University, a new option has been added to the choices…. read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… That’s most unusual for the lady who is usually in total control and expressing exactly what’s on her mind.However, she was caught completely by surprise Friday at the CHHS 2009 Homecoming assembly.“That’s the way we planned it and I was standing by just in case,” Melissa Scarbrough, school nurse, said smiling. “We knew Wag was going to be shocked. 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You must weigh up these three things before selecting the right investment property

first_imgThere are many important things you need to weigh up before selecting an investment property.I WAS discussing rental yields with an investor this week.They were looking for a new investment property and wanting some advice about what they should buy.This investor was looking for an investment with a reasonable return with a five year plus view on holding the property.It surprised me that they were only looking at the weekly rent and eventual capital growth as the yard stick of “good investment versus bad investment’’.I explained that there were other factors that played a significant role and could be more important than the weekly income.Immediately we covered the top three other things to consider.FORTUNE favours the brave when it comes to auctionsMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoThe first of course is vacancy. If you can’t rent your property or it takes a long time to rent, then your annual rental is drastically minimised. When assessing a property it is crucial you consider your competition in the market. Why would a tenant chose your property over the competition. The quality of photos and position on line become paramount to capture the attention of the available tenant.The second was the costs. Maintenance or levies (rates or body corporate fees). There are many units in the inner city that appear to have awesome returns when you stack up a low purchase price against the high weekly rent. But if their body corporate fees are higher, and some are, it wipes out all the upside.WHAT happens if you want to break your lease?Similarly high maintenance costs or expenses can wipe out a large portion of the annual rent. This is acceptable if it adds capital value, but sometimes these costs just return the property to the appropriate standard.Finally your borrowing costs can hurt your bottom line. Things like avoiding mortgage insurance where possible, or other fees and ensuring your interest rate is as low as possible. Most savvy investors will address their loans every two years. In the current market the lenders are offering extraordinary deals to get your business, this is where the use of a broker plays a key role, not only at the start, but during the life of your loan.So when buying an investment do that small due diligence. Work out the net return. Ask your adviser to give you all the costs, get your builder to forecast the potential maintenance costs and find a broker that you can work with over the coming years.last_img read more

Strong public support for cafes, other businesses to block porn sites on in-store Wi-Fi

first_imgTVNZ One News 18 January 2019A new poll suggests there is strong public support for cafes and other businesses to block pornography websites on their in-store Wi-Fi.It comes after Starbucks Coffee rolled out an international block in this year, following consumer pressure. Some members of the public told 1 NEWS watching pornography in public had never occurred to them, another said they had “never heard of it, and that it seemed “a little unnecessary” and one person agreed people should not be watching pornography in public. Bob McCoskrie of Family First said the result was “indicative of the growing community concern over this issue”. Family First supporters went around some cafes and fast food restaurants testing if they could access pornography on the Wi-Fi, finding some blocked pornography, and some did not.center_img Family First commissioned the poll by Curia Market Research that found 79 per cent of respondents thought there should be adult filters in place for public Wi-Fi, with 16 per cent opposed and six per cent unsure. Netsafe said there was a range of tools available that businesses can use to block content.https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/strong-public-support-cafes-other-businesses-block-porn-sites-in-store-wi-fi?variant=tb_v_1last_img read more

Genoa survive again, Lecce relegated on Serie A season’s final day

first_imgThree players were sent off as Genoa, Italy’s oldest professional club, beat Hellas Verona 3-0 to guarantee their Serie A survival on Sunday.However, Lecce became the final team to be relegated after losing 3-4 at home to Parma. Genoa, whose coach Davide Nicola pulled off one of Serie A’s great escapes with Crotone three years ago, finished 17th in the 20-team competition with 39 points.It means he has ensured their survival on the last day of the season for the second year running.Lecce, who had the worst defence in the league with 85 goals conceded in 38 matches, were relegated for the ninth time since their Serie A debut in 1985/1986.They will join Brescia, who like Lecce were promoted last season, and SPAL in Serie B.Lecce needed to win and hope that Verona could take at least a point at Genoa, but their hopes were effectively over after half an hour. Antonio Sanabria put Genoa in front with a diving header in the 13th minute and the Paraguayan struck again 12 minutes later after being sent clear by Goran Pandev’s pass.Cristian Romero headed the third one minute before the break.Although the game was effectively settled, tempers flared in the second half.Romero was sent off for a second bookable offence just after the hour.Genoa’s Francesco Cassata and Verona’s Sofyan Amrabat followed for scuffling by the corner-kick flag in the last minute. Meanwhile, Lecce’s defensive failings were again evident as they fell 0-2 behind against Parma.They had a terrible start when Fabio Lucioni put through his own goal after 11 minutes, the ball rebounding off him and into the net after Hernani’s shot hit the post.Gianluca Caprari then doubled Parma’s lead in the 24th minute from a breakaway, which began with a Lecce corner-kick.Lecce gallantly fought back and levelled with headed goals by Antonin Barak and Biagio Meccariello in five minutes before half time.RelatedPosts Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Pirlo bags UEFA coaching badge However, second half goals from Andreas Cornelius and Roberto Inglese restored Parma’s two-goal lead before Gianluca Lapadula pulled another back for Lecce.In other matches, Fiorentina completed their campaign with a 3-1 win at SPAL. while Udinese won 1-0 at Sassuolo and Torino held Bologna 1-1.Reuters/NAN.Tags: CrotoneDavide NicolaGenoaHellas VeronaLecceParmaSerie Alast_img read more

Red Bank’s Tree Lighting Has Cold Weather, Warm Crowd

first_imgRED BANK – The 22nd annual Holiday Express concert and Red Bank Tree lighting was held Friday night with thousands packing Broad Street to ring in the holiday season.The concert came with all the trimming – the Grinch, holiday dancers, rock n’ roll seasonal tunes and Tim McLoone and Holiday Express.On cue, the borough’s holiday tree, standing in Riverside Gardens, was lit as were the tiny white-light bedecked trees flanking Broad Street.last_img