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Sen. Bill Ketron diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Sen. Bill Ketron
Sen. Bill Ketron diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

(Posted Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014) Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) announced today that he has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and will be receiving treatment for it.  The senator, who represents Senate District 13 in Rutherford County including the Eagleville area, said the cancer was discovered last month after he found a small lump in his neck. “I will be receiving chemotherapy in the coming weeks and my doctors are optimistic the treatment will be effective,” said Ketron. “While this will be a difficult journey, my faith in God and confidence in my doctors make me optimistic that there will be a good outcome.  I also appreciate the prayers of others as I walk down this path.” 

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Planning commissioners reject horse barn, send rezoning requests to council

(Posted Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014) Acting as the Eagleville Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday night, planning commissioners turned down approval to build a horse barn in a neighborhood on Cheatham Springs Road. But in the planning commission meeting that followed, they voted to recommend a request to the city council to rezone two lots near Eagleville School to multi-unit use. Craig Sewell had requested a variance allowing the construction of a horse barn on a 5.01-acre lot at 672 Cheatham Spring Road before building a primary structure on the property.  Commissioners unanimously rejected his request because they realized the property is zoned R-2, which does not allow agricultural uses, including horses.

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Christmas Parade goers line Main Street north

Principal Bill Tollett, grand marshal
Christmas Parade goers line Main Street north

(Posted Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014) Eagleville Christmas Parade attendees lined Main Street from City Hall to the hill toward the Co-Op on Saturday morning. The parade was led by Eagleville School ROTC members followed by an Eagleville Volunteer Fire Department truck,  a Rutherford County ambulance and a Williamson Fire and Rescue vehicle. Among the dignitaries taking part were state Sen. Bill Ketron, Eagleville Mayor Travis Brown, Rutherford County Commissioner Pettus Read and Lavergne Mayor Dennis Waldron. 

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Sheriff's Cpl. Mark Mack receives "Deputy of Year" award

Cpl. Mark Mack
Sheriff's Cpl. Mark Mack receives "Deputy of Year" award

(Posted Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014)  Enforcing DUI laws and teaching traffic safety classes earned Sheriff’s Cpl. Mark Mack the “Deputy of the Year” award Friday for the Middle Tennessee Region from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office. Mack arrested five drivers for DUI and made nine arrests for alcohol and drug violations during the past year. He investigated 35 injury crashes and 64 property damage wrecks.  He taught radar operations for several law enforcement agencies in Tennessee and taught tactics and strategies for patrol stops for Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office deputies this year.  

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  Registration open for Sam Davis Home Summer Camps

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Registration open for Sam Davis Home Summer Camps

(Posted Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014) Registration is now open for the 2015 Summer Camps at the Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation, including School of the Soldier, Jane Davis Academy and The Science of History camps. Right now the Sam Davis Home is running a special discount that allows registrants to receive 50 percent off the regular tuition price. To take advantage of this opportunity, those interested may enter promo code “XMAS1860” when registering online. Summer camps are open to children ages 5 to 14. Camps at the Sam Davis Home are filled with activities designed to inspire and encourage a love of history.  

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