| News |
|Apparent road rage leads to stabbing|
(Posted Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014) An apparent road rage situation led to one driver suffering a stab wound to his abdomen and a suspect arrested on an attempted murder charge Friday, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s supervisor said.
Driver Charles Edward Jakes, 41, of Ewing Boulevard, suffered the stab wound during a heated argument on Cranor Road and Old Woodbury Highway, said Detective Sgt. Dan Goodwin. Jakes was treated by Emergency Medical Services paramedics and flown by LifeFlight helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was later released.
After consulting with District Attorney Jennings Jones and Assistant DA J. Paul Newman, Goodwin charged suspect Jeff Robinson, 50, of Highship Road with criminal attempted second-degree murder.
The investigation showed Jakes and Robinson were speeding on Cranor Road when Robinson passed Jakes, Goodwin said. They stopped at the intersection of Old Woodbury Highway where they started arguing.
Witnesses reported Jakes turned away and Robinson struck him in the back of the head, the detective said. Jakes turned around and pushed Robinson.
“He was stabbed by Robinson in the center right abdomen,” Goodwin said.
Sheriff Robert Arnold recommended people who are the target of an angry driver should not confront the driver but immediately call the Sheriff’s Office at 898-7770.
“You never know when someone might have a gun, knife or club,” Arnold said. “If you feel threatened, call. Don’t get out of the car.”
Robinson was booked into the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center where he was released Saturday on $150,000 bond. A hearing is set Dec. 2 in General Sessions Court. FULL STORY
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 9:17 pm
|Planning Commission to consider rezoning request for possible apartments|
(Posted Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014) On Thursday, the Eagleville Planning Commission will consider a request to rezone two lots next to Eagleville School from single-family residential to multi-family residential. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Craig Sewell, who bought the properties under consideration in January plus 128 acres across from the school on new Highway 99, is requesting the rezoning. Sewell has operated a sod farm on the property across from the school for several years. On the zoning request form, Sewell stated the reason for his request as "consideration of apartment complex." FULL STORY
Eagleville Baptist Church observes its 175th anniversary Nov. 9
Eagleville Baptist Church
(Posted Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014) The Eagleville Baptist Church will turn 175 years old in November, and the congregation plans to celebrate the milestone on Nov. 9 with a 175th Anniversary Homecoming event followed by the dedication of a Tennessee Historical Marker for the church. Church doors will open at 9:30 a.m. for viewing a slide show of old photographs and for visiting with old friends and new acquaintances. The slide show will be shown again after the program. The morning worship service will begin at 10 a.m. with an overview of the 175-year church history and a talk on its early pastors. Rev. Randy Davis, executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, will deliver the sermon. FULL STORY
|Increase in TVA rates changes Middle Tennessee Electric rates|
(Posted Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014) Beginning Oct. 1, the Tennessee Valley Authority will raise its rates for electricity. That increase is an increase of approximately 1.5 percent, or $2, to the average residential member of Middle Tennessee Electric, according to an MTEMC news release. In an effort to help keep rates affordable, MTEMC will pass this adjustment through beginning Oct. 1, the news release said. The change in rates is not beyond what TVA is charging, but is designed to keep costs affordable for members. The adjustment will come in an increased customer charge, taking it from $13.75 to $15.75, while at the same time, MTEMC will lower the energy cost members are charged per kilowatt hour. FULL STORY
Rep. Rick Womick discusses past session, upcoming issues
Rep. Rick Womick
By Rep. Rick Womick
(Posted Friday, Sept. 19, 2014) The Tennessee Legislature, in particular the Tennessee House, completed the last half of the 108th General Assembly in late April with all new laws becoming effective July 1. Our efforts focused on education, immediate and long term economic growth, tax reduction, debt reduction, a balanced budget and a reduction of violent crime. Following are a few highlights on education, local government, crime legislation, proposed amendments to the Constitution and more. FULL STORY
9-11 ceremony scheduled at Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
(Posted Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014) Community residents are invited to remember victims of the 9-11 terrorist attacks during a solemn ceremony at 5 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, said Sheriff Robert Arnold. Honor guards from the Murfreesboro Fire Department, the Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services and Sheriff’s Office will pay tribute to the first responders for their ultimate sacrifice with a 21-gun salute and a bell-ringing ceremony. Rolling Thunder and the Sheriff’s Office Explorers will conduct a flag ceremony. FULL STORY