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| Author June Hall McCash to speak at rare book exhibit in Oaklands Mansion|
On Aug. 14, Oaklands will host author and poet June Hall McCash as she reads from her latest book "The Thread Box."
This event will be held in the parlor of the historic house museum at 5 p.m. Guests are also welcome to enjoy the museum’s one-night-only rare antique book exhibit featuring books dating from 1830.
“Oaklands’ book collection contains a wide variety of subject matter ranging from medical research to the Queens of Scotland and even one of the first editions of Webster’s dictionary,” said Connor Moss, collections manager. A true lover of books, McCash has authored more than 10 books and has published more than 40 articles for newspapers, magazines and journals.
Currently a full-time writer, she has also been an instructor at Emory University, chair of the Department of Foreign Languages at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro and professor of French and Humanities. She was also founder of the University Honors Program. FULL STORY
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 1:31 am
|College Grove student inducted into national chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta|
Cumberland University recently inducted 38 students into its national chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society. Among those students was Kayelee Young, a Humanities and Social Sciences major from College Grove. FULL STORY
Alpha Lambda Delta recognizes and encourages academic excellence among first-year university students. The society has grown to 276 chapters which are located on campuses across the nation. The Cumberland chapter was founded in 1988.
“This was an exceptional class of first-year students being inducted into the honor society.” said Dr. C. William McKee, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Their accomplishments underscore the emphasis that is placed on student success at Cumberland.”
Once inducted, these students are lifetime members and are eligible for scholarships and numerous leadership opportunities. These students will serve as mentors for future freshmen.
More information is available about Cumberland University and the honor societies represented on campus by visiting www.cumberland.edu.
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 1:14 am
|Womick asks county clerks to ignore Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage|
(Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2015) Rep. Rick Womick, Rockvale, has sent a letter to all 95 county clerks in Tennessee, urging them to ignore the recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion which he said redefines marriage, to uphold their oath to the State Constitution and state law, and encouraging them to issue marriage licenses to one man and one woman only. Womick noted in a news release that all of Tennessee's County Clerks are publicly-elected servants of their county, saying they are "held accountable only to the people that elected them and to their oath of office, not to the SCOTUS, Governor Haslam, or Attorney General Herbert Slatery III." FULL STORY
|Eagleville Council tabled final vote for annexing Fox Camp property|
(Posted Monday, July 27, 2015) Eagleville City Council members postponed action at their meeting last week on the final approval to annex the Fox Camp property on Chapel Hill Pike and Greenwood Road. The reason for the delay is to give city officials time to obtain an answer from the state on a legal issue. The question at issue is if the city annexes the Fox Camp property that is now in Rutherford County would the facility still qualify for the type of liquor license it has under the county rules, which permits what Mayor Travis Brown refers to as a "beer joint." "We don't just do beer joints only in Eagleville," he said. "If we annexed them and they automatically grandfathered this in, it would be basically back-dooring a way to have a beer joint in Eagleville." FULL STORY
History of Fox Camp land being annexed dates to 1936
Copper mug given to the late John Dyer for letting the fox hunters hunt on his Cheatham Springs Road farm.
(Posted Tuesday, July 21, 2015) The history of the 3 plus acre former Fox Camp property that Eagleville City Council members are in the process of annexing dates back to 1936. In December of that year, the Middle Tennessee One Gallus Fox Hunters Association bought 1/2 acre of land from James and Cora B. Herrold for $25. The 1/2 acre the Fox Hunters bought was part of the Greenwood Methodist Episcopal Church South's 3 plus acre site that the Herrold's bought in June 1936 from church trustees for $400. The Greenwood M.E. Church had acquired the church site for 2 cents from William A. McCord in June 1870 with the stipulation the trustees would build a house or place of worship for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church South denomination. FULL STORY
|Planning for music, vendor focused street festival under way for Eagleville|
(Posted Monday, July 13, 2015) The City of Eagleville will host a day long, downtown street festival on Sept. 26. Marking the first weekend of fall, plans for the event include two stages featuring musicians and other entertainers performing throughout the day, a children’s area with fun jumps and games, a petting zoo, and of course vendors. Vendor registration is now open. Food vendors, craft vendors, antique vendors, farmer’s market vendors and others are encouraged to sign up as early as possible. To sign up, go to EaglevilleTN.com and find the vendor registration form in the upcoming events section. Booth spaces start at $25. FULL STORY
|Volkswagen Club of Middle Tennessee to host Dubfest Aug. 30 in La Vergne|
(Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015) The Wolfsburg Alliance Volkswagen Club of Middle Tennessee will host Dubfest on Sunday, Aug. 30. The car show will take place at Veteran’s Memorial Park at 115 Floyd Mayfield Drive in La Vergne. Dubfest is Middle Tennessee's only all Volkswagen car show and swap meet. The event benefits the Wounded Warrior Project and is free and open to spectators. “After outgrowing our previous location, we’re excited to host this event in La Vergne,” said Daniel Edwards of the Wolfsburg Alliance committee. FULL STORY
|Auditions to be held next week for Sam Davis home's 2015 ghost tours|
(Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015) The Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation is making plans for 2015 Ghost Tours and is holding auditions for actors and volunteers next week. One of the most popular events of the year, Ghost Tours requires approximately 30 volunteers and actors to make the event a success. This year, the event will be held from 7 to 10 on five evenings: Oct. 16, 17, 23, 24 and 30. Auditions will be held by appointment on Aug. 3, 5, and 7 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Sam Davis Home Visitor Center. To schedule an appointment, contact Brittany Moyers at 615-459-2341 or email@example.com. FULL STORY