Lady Vols Fall to Lewisville Lions 1-0

The Andrew Jackson Lady Vols Varsity Soccer team fell to the Lewisville Lady Lions during a home nonconference match. The Lady Lions scored their goal on a penalty kick at 8:29 left in the second half.

The game had some high emotions that resulted in a red card for a Volunteer player, and two yellow cards for other calls. Each side took many shots at the goal, with goalies blocking well on both sides.

The Lady Lions passed the ball well to their fellow players. The drives for the goal were a coordinated effort. The Lady Vols were able to get the ball downfield quickly and were stopped by the defenders. Neither team was able to score in open play, and the sole score was on a penalty shot.

The Lady Vols will play the Camden Lady Bulldogs at home on Monday, March 19th at 7pm.

Paul Simon Announces Final Leg of Homeward Bound

NEW YORKMarch 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Legendary songwriter, recording artist and performer Paul Simon has announced the final leg of Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour, culminating with four shows in the New York City area: the Prudential Center on September 15 in Newark, NJ (the city where Simon was born)and two nights at Madison Square Garden on September 20 and 21, with an additional concert to be announced soon.  As previously announced, Simon and his band will embark on the artist’s final tour May 16 in Vancouver, bringing to the stage a stunning, career-spanning repertoire of timeless hits and classic songs.

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Paul Simon photo by Jessica Gilbert Image Courtesy of Legacy Recordings (PRNewsfoto/Paul Simon)

Tickets for the third and final leg of Paul Simon’s Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour will go on public sale beginning Friday, March 16 @ 9am ET. The additional and final concerts are as follows:

DATE

CITY

VENUE

ON SALE (All Times Local)

September 5

New Orleans, LA

Smoothie King Center

Sat, Mar. 17 @ 10am

September 7

Tampa, FL

Amalie Arena

Fri, Mar. 16 @ 10am

September 8

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

BB&T Center

Fri, Mar. 16 @ 10am

September 11

Orlando, FL

Amway Center

Fri, Mar. 16 @ 10am

September 12

Atlanta, GA

Cellairis Amphitheatre

Fri, Mar. 16 @ 10am

September 14

Washington, DC

Capital One Arena

Sat, Mar 24 @ 10am

September 15

Newark, NJ

Prudential Center

Fri, Mar. 16 @ 9am

September 17

Pittsburgh

PPG Paints Arena

Fri, Mar. 16 @ 10am

September 20

New York, NY

Madison Square Garden

Fri, Mar. 16 @ 9am

September 21

New York, NY

Madison Square Garden

Fri, Mar. 16 @ 9am

September 22

New York, NY

TBA

TBA

The complete tour itinerary is listed below. Go to PaulSimon.com (http://paulsimon.com) for ticketing information as it becomes available.

According to Simon, the Homeward Bound tour is a fitting culmination of a performing career that began in the early 1960s and has coincided with his artistic journey as a songwriter and recording artist until the present day.

He said of this farewell tour, “I’ve often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I’d consider bringing my performing career to a natural end. Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief. I love making music, my voice is still strong, and my band is a tight, extraordinary group of gifted musicians. I think about music constantly. I am very grateful for a fulfilling career and, of course, most of all to the audiences who heard something in my music that touched their hearts.”

Having created a distinctive and beloved body of work that includes 13 studio albums, plus five studio albums as half of Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon is the recipient of 16 Grammy Awards, three of which—Bridge over Troubled WaterStill Crazy after All These Years, and Graceland—were Album of the Year honorees. In 2003, he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in Simon & Garfunkel, and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

During his unparalleled career, Simon has achieved 29 Top 40 singles in the U.S. alone, with 14 of those reaching the Top 10 or higher, including “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” (which reached #1), “Kodachrome,” “Loves Me Like A Rock,” “Mother and Child Reunion,” “Late In The Evening,” “You Can Call Me Al” and many others. With Simon & Garfunkel, he wrote and performed the #1 singles, “The Sound of Silence,” “Mrs. Robinson,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and numerous other timeless hits.

Paul Simon is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and has been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, both as a member of Simon & Garfunkel and as a solo artist. Simon was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2002 and was named one of Time magazine’s “100 People Who Shape Our World” in 2006. In 2007, Simon was awarded the inaugural Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which recognizes the profound and positive effect of popular music on the world’s culture. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011. And in 2012, he was named the recipient of the prestigious Polar Music Prize along with classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Simon’s philanthropic work includes the co-founding of the Children’s Health Fund (CHF), which donates and staffs 53 mobile medical units that bring health care to low-income children and their families in urban and rural locations around the United States. Since its inception in 1987, CHF has provided more than 3 million doctor/patient visits.

Throughout his career, Simon has also raised millions of dollars for worthy causes as varied as Autism Speaks, The Nature Conservancy, CURE, Tibet House and the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation’s Half-Earth Project, which is committed to stopping the species extinction crisis by conserving half the planet’s lands and oceans.

The Itinerary for Paul Simon’s Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour is as follows:

DATE

CITY

VENUE

May 16

Vancouver, BC

Rogers Arena

May 18

Seattle, WA

Key Arena

May 19

Portland,  OR

MODA Center

May 22

Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Bowl

May 23

Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Bowl

May 25

Oakland, CA

Oracle Arena

May 27

Las Vegas, NV

MGM Grand Garden Arena

May 28

Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Bowl

May 30

Denver, CO

Fiddler’s Green

June 1

Dallas, TX

American Airlines Arena

June 2

Houston, TX

Toyota Center

June 4

Austin, TX

Frank Erwin Center

June 6

Chicago, IL

United Center

June 8

St. Paul, MN

Xcel Energy Center

June 10

Detroit, MI

DTE Energy Center

June 12

Toronto, ON

Air Canada Centre

June 13

Montreal, QC

Bell Centre

June 15

Boston, MA

TD Garden

June 16

Philadelphia, PA

Wells Fargo Center

June 19

Greensboro, NC

Greensboro Coliseum

June 20

Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Arena

June 30

Stockholm, SWEDEN

Ericsson Globe

July 1

Oslo, NORWAY

Spektrum

July 3

Copenhagen, DENMARK

Royal Arena

July 5

Antwerp, BELGIUM

Sportpaleis

July 7

Amsterdam, HOLLAND

Ziggo Dome

July 8

Amsterdam, HOLLAND

Ziggo Dome

July 10

Manchester, UK

Manchester Arena

July 11

Glasgow, UK

SSE Hydro

July 13

Dublin, IRELAND

RDS Arena

July 15

London, UK

Hyde Park, BST Festival

September 5

New Orleans, LA

Smoothie King Center

September 7

Tampa, FL

Amalie Arena

September 8

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

BB&T Center

September 11

Orlando, FL

Amway Center

September 12

Atlanta, GA

Cellairis Amphitheatre

September 14

Washington, DC

Capital One Arena

September 15

Newark, NJ

Prudential Center

September 17

Pittsburgh

PPG Paints Arena

September 20

New York, NY

Madison Square Garden

September 21

New York, NY

Madison Square Garden

September 22

New York, NY

TBA

 

SOURCE Paul Simon

Solar Farms’ Conditional Use Permits Vote Deferred.

The Lancaster County Council faced into the future as it took on a discussion of Solar Farms in Monday night’s meeting. The topic arose as two resolutions to consider the conditional use of Rural Residential zoned property in Indian Land was considered. The two properties would be used for solar farms. One farm of 16 acres and the other 20 acres.  

County Attorney John Weaver indicated “these alternative energy farms” to the first in Lancaster County, but common elsewhere. He indicated that according to the Uniform Development Ordinance (UDO) that solar farms are a permitted conditional use in 5 zone classifications. Use is permitted in Agricultural Rural (AR), Rural Residential (RR), Rural Neighborhood (RN), Light Industrial (LI), and Heavy Industrial (HI).  Weaver explained that the conditional use designation was placed in solar farms due to potential impacts on the surrounding neighborhood and county in general. As such, they required individual and specific approval for use.  He also indicated that council can impose specific limitations or conditions on individual conditional use permits. 

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Specific requirements in the UDO were highlighted by Weaver. The farm must be setback from other property by at least 150 feet, and screening must be in place to obscure the farm from the view of neighbors.  The engineer helping to design the farm indicated that the maximum height of panels was 8.5 feet. The landscaping must be 6 feet tall when planted and reach a height of 10 feet in three years. A security fence of at least 8 feet or taller must be installed to secure the farm and equipment and obscure the equipment 

Glare was an issue brought up. The Panels at both the Polaris Solar, LLC site and Shem Solar, LLC sites would be tracking. This type of panel moved to be in direct alignment with the sun. And Glare would be directed back in the direction of the sun. This would make the facility virtually glare-free. The plans using tracking panels have been reviewed by the FAA, and no threats were found to impact aircraft.  

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The decommissioning of the farm is critical to the council. Charlene McGriff asked what would happen if the company went bankrupt or failed to maintain the farm. Solar panels have a lifetime duration of about 40 years. The UDO does specifically detail a decommissioning process, but there are no Letters of Credit or financial requirements. McGriff seemed to be voicing the council’s concerns over recent problems with contractors who leave without finishing or providing a letter of credit for ongoing repairs.  

Several council members questioned the zoning designations. The property would not have to be rezoned. The solar farms would be an allowed conditional use under the current designation of Rural Residential. Council Mosteller asked if the zoning should be commercial or utility. Penelope Karagounis indicated that they could do a text revision to the UDO for future farms.  

Councilman Honeycutt brought the discussion to the benefits for the county when he asked. “What’s in it for the county?” The answer was very little. The property would be leased to the company installing and maintaining the panels. The landowner would remain paying the property taxes.  The company, Southern Current, would pay personal property taxes, which would reduce annually as the equipment depreciates.  Currently, there are some discussions for a Fee in Lieu agreement with Southern Current.  

The council members voted to defer the vote on the resolutions until the next meeting so several key department heads and staff could be present. Karagounis reminded the council that it has 45 days from the time the conditional use permit is requested to act on the permit, or it will automatically be approved. The 45 day is on March 27th, 2018. The council next meets on March 26th, 2018, at which time they will have to make a decision yea or nay.