2017-07-12 / ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

By Deborah Bennett

Mark your calendars!

On Aug. 21st parts of our nation will experience a total solar eclipse, according to the news media. The day will literally turn dark as the moon covers the entire disk of the sun for about two minutes.

While the entire United States will see a partial eclipse, not everyone is in the path of the total eclipse. It appears that we will see only a partial eclipse here as the path of the total eclipse encompasses only a small section of North Georgia. It will, however, still be an event worth viewing.

If you are up to “traveling” to see the total eclipse, Tennessee is a good place to be. Thirty-eight counties in Tennessee will witness the total eclipse.

Also, remember that you will need special eclipse glasses to safely view the eclipse. Doing so without the glasses can cause extreme eye damage, so get your glasses ahead of time!

I apologize for not having the birthdays and anniversaries in this week’s Chatter column. But, my birthday calendar is at the office and I am working from home. Hopefully, I will be back in the office some next week.

Thank you to everyone who has called, visited, brought food, and sent cards during my recovery from knee surgery. All are greatly appreciated.

Military Active Duty

Col. James Eldridge Davis, U.S. Air Force, DoD Pentagon, Washington D.C.; TSgt. Jeremy M. Chestnut, U.S. Air Force, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS; CPT Justin G. McBride, U.S. Army, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; Chief Warrant Officer 5 Darryll L. Simpkins, U.S. Army, Fort Gordon Logistics Readiness Center, Augusta, GA; Tech Sgt. Stuart Burrus, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-4 Christopher Simmons, U.S. Army, Missouri; E-3 Ralphael Franklin Lovett, U.S. Army, Kuwait; E-4 Rhonda Lovett, U.S. Army Reserve, Augusta, GA; Airman First Class Aaron Comstock, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-5 She’nice Thompson, U.S. Army, 25th Sustainment Brigade, HHC 25th Special Troops Battalion, Wahiawa, Hawaii; and Major D. Slade Burke, U.S. Air Force, 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.

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