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|Ice, flooding close roads on Monday|
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold urged drivers to stay at home this morning unless it was absolutely necessary to get out because roads were slick and icy.
Numerous accidents had already occurred by 8 a.m. Several roads were closed, including Powell’s Chapel slab, Stones River slab, Goochie Ford at the slab and the 1100 block of Vaught Road.
Roads impassable due to high water included Versailles at Longview (road) at the county line, Armstrong Valley, Elam Road slab and Epps Mill near Miller.
Icy roads included Weakley Lane, Baker Road, Florence Road near Singer and Armstrong Valley near Yeargan.
At about 8 a.m., Interstate 24 westbound near Joe B. Jackson Parkway was closed due to crashes caused by icy weather conditions, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Communications Division.
Crashes being worked included: FULL STORY
• Interstate 840 near the 61 mile marker.
• Midland-Fosterville Road.
• Almaville Road near Spanntown Road.
• Shores Road and Veterans Parkway.
Interstate 24 near Joe B. Jackson Parkway was open by about 8:15 a.m., but traffic was moving slowly.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office deputies worked about 100 crashes from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. today. Most of the crashes occurred on I-24 and State Route 840.
Posted: Monday, March 3, 2014 12:13 pm
|Tree giveaway March 5 at 9 a.m.|
The Rutherford County Soil Conservation District will be giving away bare-root tree seedlings to Rutherford County landowners at the Lane Agri-Park Complex, located at 315 John R. Rice Blvd., Suite 150, on Wednesday, March 5, at 9 a.m.
The species available are Redbud and Hybrid Chestnut. The trees will be given away on a first come first serve basis. There will be a limit of five trees per landowner. Those with questions may call the office at 615-893-9295 Ext. 101. FULL STORY
Posted: Saturday, March 1, 2014 9:47 am
|Two down, one more vote to go for Eagleville's $6.8 million expansion|
(Posted Friday, March 7, 2014) The County Commission's Budget Committee members voted unanimously Thursday night to go forward with Eagleville School's $6.8 million expansion. The final vote on the project is expected to take place at the full 21-member Commission meeting set for March 13 at 6 p.m. at the Courthouse. Commissioner Joe Frank Jernigan made the motion to approve the expansion, and Commissioner Will Jordan, vice chairman of the committee, seconded it. "We have already talked about this and this phase wasn't done," Jordan said in support of the project. "We had really promised the community this is what we are going to do." FULL STORY
Pettus Read seeks District 8 County Commission seat
(Posted Friday, March 7, 2014) Long-time agriculturalist, writer and newspaper columnist Pettus Read is announcing his plans to seek election as a Rutherford County commissioner, representing District 8 that includes Eagleville, in the Aug. 8 general election. He is a sixth-generation Rutherford County native, residing today on his family’s farm located on the same road where his ancestors settled in 1802. He is seeking the office as a citizen of Rutherford County just as his grandfather did more than 50 years ago in the exact same area. FULL STORY
County jail inmates to do maintenance work at City Park
Sheriff Robert Arnold, Jeff Mooneyham
(Posted Tuesday, March 4, 2014) Eagleville City Park supervisor Jeff Mooneyham is about to get more help with park maintenance from Rutherford County jail inmates. City Council members voted at their meeting last week to accept a proposal from the Sheriff's Office to utilize low-risk inmate workers from the jail to work on the park grounds and parking lot and to repair and refurbish park buildings. The city routinely has a crew from the county workhouse work at the park but those workers cannot use some equipment such as chainsaws, Mooneyham said. FULL STORY
|Eagleville councilmen discuss city manager search, new police/fire building|
(Posted Saturday, March 1, 2014) City of Eagleville officials are moving further toward the possibility of hiring a city manager with council members' voting Thursday night to have a consultant help conduct a search process. Vice Mayor Alan Ball, who moved to proceed with a search, clarified that his motion was merely to start the process and was not a motion authorizing hiring someone. "All this is doing is seeing if there is a possibility," Mayor Sam Tune said. "Our taxpayers pay for the services, and it does not cost anything to do a search and bring us a recommendation if they find one." FULL STORY
Eagleville awards $2.85 million contract for sewer system
Mayor Sam Tune
(Posted Friday, Feb. 28, 2014) Eagleville City Council members voted unanimously Thursday night to award a $2.85 million contract to W&O Construction Co. of Livingston, Tenn., to construct the city's first sewer treatment system. Those in the audience, which was filled with Boy Scouts and Sheriff's Office representatives, applauded the decision. Mayor Sam Tune said the vote is probably the most important and most historic vote ever taken in the city of Eagleville. "It's been a long road," he said. FULL STORY
|Eagleville School receives first round of approval for $6.8 million expansion|
(Posted Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014) Rutherford County Commission Health & Education Committee members approved Tuesday night to move forward toward a $6.8 million expansion at Eagleville School. If the project receives final approval, county school officials estimate the school addition could be completed by the summer of 2015. Tuesday night's vote is the first of three steps. The proposal must next go before the Budget, Finance and Investment Committee for approval, then the full county commission must give the final approval. The 30,300 square foot addition would include nine regular classrooms, high school chemistry and biology labs, band and choir rehearsal rooms, auditorium, stage dressing rooms, restrooms, bank/bookstore, dining space expansion and serving line renovation. FULL STORY