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Deputies confiscate 51 pounds of marijuana on I-24 valued at $100,000

(Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014) Interstate Crime Enforcement deputies confiscated 51 pounds of high quality marijuana valued at $100,000 during a traffic stop Tuesday on Interstate 24, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s supervisor said. Driver Jevondias Davis, 30, of Atlanta and passenger Lamont Rashid, 34, of Ellenwood, Ga., were charged with possession with intent to manufacture, deliver or sale more than 10 pounds of marijuana, said ICE Lt. Chris Haynes. Deputy Travis Perusse stopped Davis for a traffic violation about 2 p.m. on I-24.   

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Local leaders break ground for Eagleville's sewer system

Eagleville council members at ground breaking.
Local leaders break ground for Eagleville's sewer system

(Posted Thursday, April 10, 2014) Eagleville officials and others participated Thursday morning in the groundbreaking for the city's $3.2 million sewer system. The event was held at the proposed sewer system treatment site on Allisona Road across from the Eagleville Church of Christ. Mayor Sam Tune told the audience the city is about to go through a complete facelift. "Just in a matter of days you will see streets torn up, you will see construction up here at the sewer site, and we will be building a sewer system," he said.  At the same time, Consolidated Utility District will update the water lines in the city, which is a $2 million project, he added. Then, construction of a $6.8 million addition to Eagleville School begins in June.   

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Rutherford County inmates help update Eagleville City Park

Inmate Jenkins paints awning at park.
Rutherford County inmates help update Eagleville City Park

(Posted Wednesday, April 9, 2014) Eagleville High School graduate Michael Jenkins wanted to serve his community so he helped update the Eagleville City Park.  “I frame for a living,” Jenkins said, adding, “To be able to go in the community where I grew up is really a blessing.” Sheriff Robert Arnold said Jenkins was one of 10 Rutherford County Adult Detention Center inmates who spent three weeks improving the park before the upcoming spring season. “This project was a way for the 10 inmates to give back to the community and save the taxpayers’ money,” Arnold said. “I think they did an outstanding job.” 

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Sewer system groundbreaking set for Thursday across from Church of Christ

(Posted Saturday, April 6, 2014) Invitations went out Saturday for Eagleville residents and supporters to attend the groundbreaking for the new $3.2 million sewer system on Thursday, April 10, at 10 a.m. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at the sewer treatment plant site at 322 Allisona across from the Eagleville Church of Christ. In case of rain, the event will be moved to City Hall. "Hip, Hip, Hurray! The day is here. We're going to break ground and give a cheer!" is the jingle that accompanied the invitation, which also noted the occasion is historic. 

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Features

Sam Davis Home hosts vintage base ball starting April 27

Player of vintage base ball player takes a swing.
Sam Davis Home hosts vintage base ball starting April 27

(Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014) The Sam Davis Home is part of the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball's upcoming season, serving as home field for the Stewart's Creek Scouts beginning April 27 at noon.  The TAVBB is part of the national Vintage Base Ball Association and was established in 2012. There are currently eight teams across Tennessee who compete in order to "entertain and educate [their] communities by recreating the civility of 19th century base ball." Vintage base ball is the 19th century version of the pastime that American has come to know as "baseball." The players will closely follow the rules and customs set in 1964 in Beadle's Dime Base-Ball Player.   

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