Mon, Mar 2, 2015
 
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School Resource Officers' 10th annual rodeo set for March 6-7

(Posted Monday, March 2, 2015) The School Resource Officers’ 10th annual LoneStar Rodeo will be held March 6-7 at Miller Coliseum at 304 W. Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro. Rodeo acts will include bareback riding, bull riding, bucking broncs and steer and calf roping events, said SRO Sgt. Bill West who coordinates the rodeo. “Barrel racing is always a favorite,” West said. “The rodeo is a good family event. Proceeds help support the SROs and their school programs.” Advance tickets are on sale for $8 for children 12 and under and $10 for adults from any SRO or from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Sheriff’s Office’s Information Office at 940 New Salem Highway. Advance tickets will be on sale until 4 p.m., Thursday, March 5.   

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Sheriff's Office to hold open house for renovated booking area

(Posted Saturday, Feb. 28. 2015) Residents are invited to tour the renovated booking area of the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center during open house from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7. The center is located at 940 New Salem Highway in Murfreesboro. The maintenance staff and inmates renovated the booking area during the past two months. This is the first time booking was renovated since the jail opened in 1998. The project was funded in the detention budget this year.  “We hope these renovations will improve the safety and security of the booking area,” said Sheriff Robert Arnold. “We booked in 16,045 inmates in 2014 so it’s critical to provide a safer environment.”  

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Eagleville cited as safest small town in Tennessee

(Posted Friday, Feb. 27, 2015) An online real estate brokerage firm posted an article Thursday acknowledging the City of Eagleville as the safest small town in the state.  "Our writer looked at crime index numbers, with 100 being the safest, and Eagleville scored 99, putting it at the top of the list," said Erin Marrs with the Movoto real estate firm based in San Mateo, Calif. "We are very proud of that," Police Chief Eli Stuard said at Thursday's city council.  He added that there have been no violent crimes and no severe car wrecks in the city since he has been in Eagleville. The Eagleville Police Department currently consists of Stuard and another full-time officer, David Breniser, and two reserve officers. 

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Planning commissioners view exception process to allow agriculture in R-2 zone

(Posted Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015) Members of the Eagleville Planning Commission opted Monday night to develop guidelines for a special exception process that would allow farm animals in the city's medium-density residential (R-2) zone under certain circumstances.  Questions surrounding agricultural use in the R-2 zone came to city officials' attention in December when resident Craig Sewell applied for and was denied a variance to build a barn and place horses on his 5-acre parcel on Cheatham Springs Road.  

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Schools director suspends Smyrna, Riverdale coaches through 2015-2016 year

(Posted Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015) County Director of Schools Don Odom has suspended both head coaches of the Smyrna and Riverdale girls basketball programs from their coaching duties for the remainder of the current school year and the entire 2015-2016 school year. Their potential for coaching after the 2015-2016 school year will be evaluated annually, according to today's press release from James Evans, community relations coordinator for the Rutherford County Schools district.  Riverdale’s Cory Barrett and Smyrna’s Shawn Middleton will not be permitted to affiliate with either team during the 2015-2016 school year or any other athletic programs with Rutherford County Schools. In addition, both men will not be eligible for the coach stipend pay during the 2015-2016 school year, which totals $8,393 each.  

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