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Salvation Army to designate rooms for single family mothers, children

(Posted Friday, Aug. 28, 2015) For more than 20 years the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope in Murfreesboro has provided thousands of nights of sheltering to single men and families to help some of the most vulnerable citizens in our community. Two years ago a third shift sheltering program, the first of its kind in Murfreesboro, was added to meet a growing need in our community. Staring Monday, Aug. 31, the Center of Hope will undergo another change. Family rooms will now be designated as rooms for single mothers and children.  

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Derek W. Frisby to chair MTSU panel to review Forrest Hall name

Derek W. Frisby
Derek W. Frisby to chair MTSU panel to review Forrest Hall name

(Posted Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015) Derek W. Frisby, a MTSU professor whose research has examined the Civil War and how cultures memorialize military conflict, was appointed today (Aug. 27) to chair a panel to re-examine whether the university should change the name of Forrest Hall.  The university announced in June that it would engage the community on the name of the campus building that houses MTSU’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program and is named after Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. The decision came following a mass shooting at a historically black South Carolina church that prompted a national discussion about Confederate iconography on public property.   

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Eagleville Fire Department earns improved ISO rating

Fire Chief Rick Parks
Eagleville Fire Department earns improved ISO rating

(Posted Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015) The Eagleville Fire Department has seen an improvement in its ISO rating after a review earlier in the year by the Insurances Review Office (ISO). The ISO’s Public Protection Classification (PPC) Program periodically reviews fire departments for their firefighting capabilities in an effort to provide a quantifiable classification to be used by insurance providers. Resulting from this year’s review, Eagleville’s PPC rating will improve to a 6/6X effective Nov. 1. The existing rating, which has been in place for a number of years, is 7/7X, also known as a 7/9.   

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Owners of Fox Camp property withdraw their request for annexation

(Posted Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015) Applicants wanting to have the Fox Camp property on Chapel Hill Pike annexed into the city of Eagleville have withdrawn their request. City Council members have already approved the proposed annexation on two of three readings but are expected to consider a resolution to abandon and discontinue the proceedings at their Thursday night meeting. The annexation was requested by Houston E. Hill of Nashville, who said he and Gene H. Smith became owners of the property by default. The two held the note on the loan for the property, which was sold in December 2013 at the Rutherford County Courthouse after the previous owners defaulted on the loan. 

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CUD's water line project in Eagleville nearing completion

CUD's Robert Patterson surveys boring work.
CUD's water line project in Eagleville nearing completion

(Posted Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015) Consolidated Utility District's water line project in Eagleville is nearing completion, according to CUD inspector Robert Patterson.  He estimated last Thursday that all the water lines could be tied together within the next seven to 10 days depending on the weather and the hardness of the rocks encountered. "We will then have a few small things to do such as cutting caps and some yard work and raising and lowering valve boxes," he said. Workers on the water project were busy last week on the boring project that has already gone under Cheatham Springs Road and Cheatham Branch and will go under the rock-lined Cheatham Springs discharge stream crossing. 

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Features

Ribbon cutting ceremony set for Historic Sam Davis Home Arboretum

(Posted Friday, Aug. 28, 2015) The Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation in Smyrna has been focusing much attention to making some of the site’s 168 acres more accessible to guests and will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the first phase of that mission – the arboretum.  The ribbon cutting will be held Thursday, Sept. 10 on the grounds of the Sam Davis Home at 4  p.m. SDH staff and board members will speak prior to the ribbon cutting and guests are welcome to stay after for light refreshments.

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