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|Registration ends Sept. 5 for MTSU creative writers conference|
Friday, Sept. 5, is the deadline for area writers to register to attend the Sept. 20 Creative Writers Conference of Middle Tennessee in MTSU’s James Union Building. FULL STORY
The daylong event will feature a keynote address by Tony Earley, author of “Jim the Boy,” “Somehow Form a Family” and “Mr. Tall.” Other award-winning authors scheduled to speak include poet Jeff Hardin, novelist Darnell Arnoult and essayist D.T. Lumpkin.
This second annual conference is sponsored by MTSU Write, a non-degree writing program at Middle Tennessee State University — formerly The Writer’s Loft — and is open to the public. More details are available at http://www.mtsu.edu/write.
General admission to the 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. conference is $60. Writer's Loft alumni, MTSU faculty and students can register for $40 each. Current MTSU Write participants can attend free. The registration fee covers all workshops and a buffet dinner.
"Beginning and experienced writers will gain insight and inspiration from this extraordinary line-up of speakers, while getting to chat and mingle with the community of writers we have in Middle Tennessee,” said MTSU Write director Karen Alea Ford, who also is an adjunct professor in MTSU’s Department of English.
“Our first conference was such a success that we wanted to keep it going.”
Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 4:49 pm
|Eagleville councilmen pick Andrew Ellard of Hattiesburg, Miss., as city manager|
(Posted Sunday, Aug.31, 2014) Eagleville City Council members voted at Thursday's regular meeting to hire Andrew S. Ellard of Hattiesburg, Miss., as city manager at an annual salary of $58,500. Ellard is expected to be on the job in Eagleville on or before Oct. 1 and will be in town by Sept. 15 if possible, Mayor Sam Tune said at the meeting. "He has already turned in his resignation where he is working in Hattiesburg," Tune said. "He is very excited about coming to work for us." FULL STORY
|Eagleville councilmen vote 5 to 1 to fire City Recorder Amy Von Almen|
(Posted Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014) Eagleville City Council members voted 5 to 1 Thursday night to fire City Recorder Amy Von Almen. Councilman David Rigsby voted "no" on the motion, and Councilman Eric Marlin was absent. The agenda item read "motion to confirm the dismissal of Amy Von Almen as city recorder of Eagleville." Von Almen said Friday that she did not know she was to be dismissed until someone from the city emailed her the agenda for Thursday night's meeting. She said she was off work Monday and Tuesday and when she came to work on Wednesday morning Mayor Sam Tune and Vice Mayor Alan Ball asked for her resignation. FULL STORY
|Eagleville councilmen vote to offer $58,500 for city manager; Rigsby votes no|
(Posted Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014) Eagleville City Council members voted Tuesday night to offer city manager candidate Andrew S. Ellard of Hattiesburg, Miss., an annual salary of $58,500. The vote followed Mayor Sam Tune's report on his negotiations with Ellard about salary and other aspects of the position. Councilman David Rigsby, who voted against offering the sum, argued that the city had $50,000 budgeted and should stay within the amount budgeted. Councilman Travis Brown said that the offer that the city was to make was $55,000 a year instead of the $50,000 budgeted. FULL STORY
Oaklands House Museum offers tours of Evergreen Cemetery
Aunt Molly at Evergreen
(Posted Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014) Oaklands Historic House Museum will offer morning tours of Evergreen Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m. as part of the Rutherford County Heritage Month. Cemetery tours will depart from the entrance of the cemetery on Greenland Drive. Tickets may be pre-purchased on-line at www.oaklandsmuseum.org, at Oaklands prior to the event, or at Oaklands Visitors Center or Evergreen Cemetery the day of the tours. Ticket cost is $5 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are not required. Comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing are recommended. FULL STORY