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|Symposium tackles cyberthreats |
MTSU’s 2014 Middle Tennessee Cyber Summit, set May 5-6 on campus, is aiming to help public and private-sector operations that want to protect their operations from online attack. FULL STORY
The theme of the summit, sponsored by MTSU’s Forensic Institute for Research and Education, is “Security Essentials.” It’s open to the public at no charge, organizers say, and should be of particular interest to government agencies at all levels, as well as the utility, education, health care, transportation and financial services industries and other businesses.
Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:44 pm
|MTSU recognizes long-term donors|
MTSU recognized community members who have made financial commitments to the university for the long term during Friday’s second annual 1911 Society Luncheon in the Student Union Ballroom. FULL STORY
The group, named in honor of MTSU’s founding year, celebrates individuals and families who have created gifts to the university through their estate plans. New members of the 1911 Society receive a framed rendering of Kirksey Old Main.
New members honored Friday included: Steve and Kathy Anderson, Alee Clark, Gayle H. and Dwayne Duke, Jean Gould, Margaret R. Hall, Richard Key, Rita S. King, Paul W. Martin Jr., Karen and Toby Mongan, Andrew and Elise Oppmann, Gayle Ray, and Mary Secrest.
Also celebrated at the April 11 event were certain members of the Signal Society, which honors annual donors who have supported the university in 20 or more years. This group is named for Middle Tennessee Normal School’s first newspaper/magazine, The Signal, which was originally published in 1912.
Those recognized Friday were Signal Society members who had reached the 40-year plus milestone. Donors are given an engraved medallion reflecting their years of support.
This year’s group included: H. Dalton and Cynthia Drennan, Barbara and Jerre Haskew, Dan and Margaret Scott, David and Lorraine Singer, and Tommy and Judy Smith.
Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:42 pm
|Deputies confiscate 51 pounds of marijuana on I-24 valued at $100,000|
(Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014) Interstate Crime Enforcement deputies confiscated 51 pounds of high quality marijuana valued at $100,000 during a traffic stop Tuesday on Interstate 24, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s supervisor said. Driver Jevondias Davis, 30, of Atlanta and passenger Lamont Rashid, 34, of Ellenwood, Ga., were charged with possession with intent to manufacture, deliver or sale more than 10 pounds of marijuana, said ICE Lt. Chris Haynes. Deputy Travis Perusse stopped Davis for a traffic violation about 2 p.m. on I-24. FULL STORY
Local leaders break ground for Eagleville's sewer system
Eagleville council members at ground breaking.
(Posted Thursday, April 10, 2014) Eagleville officials and others participated Thursday morning in the groundbreaking for the city's $3.2 million sewer system. The event was held at the proposed sewer system treatment site on Allisona Road across from the Eagleville Church of Christ. Mayor Sam Tune told the audience the city is about to go through a complete facelift. "Just in a matter of days you will see streets torn up, you will see construction up here at the sewer site, and we will be building a sewer system," he said. At the same time, Consolidated Utility District will update the water lines in the city, which is a $2 million project, he added. Then, construction of a $6.8 million addition to Eagleville School begins in June. FULL STORY
Rutherford County inmates help update Eagleville City Park
Inmate Jenkins paints awning at park.
(Posted Wednesday, April 9, 2014) Eagleville High School graduate Michael Jenkins wanted to serve his community so he helped update the Eagleville City Park. “I frame for a living,” Jenkins said, adding, “To be able to go in the community where I grew up is really a blessing.” Sheriff Robert Arnold said Jenkins was one of 10 Rutherford County Adult Detention Center inmates who spent three weeks improving the park before the upcoming spring season. “This project was a way for the 10 inmates to give back to the community and save the taxpayers’ money,” Arnold said. “I think they did an outstanding job.” FULL STORY
|Sewer system groundbreaking set for Thursday across from Church of Christ|
(Posted Saturday, April 6, 2014) Invitations went out Saturday for Eagleville residents and supporters to attend the groundbreaking for the new $3.2 million sewer system on Thursday, April 10, at 10 a.m. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at the sewer treatment plant site at 322 Allisona across from the Eagleville Church of Christ. In case of rain, the event will be moved to City Hall. "Hip, Hip, Hurray! The day is here. We're going to break ground and give a cheer!" is the jingle that accompanied the invitation, which also noted the occasion is historic. FULL STORY
Sam Davis Home hosts vintage base ball starting April 27
Player of vintage base ball player takes a swing.
(Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014) The Sam Davis Home is part of the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball's upcoming season, serving as home field for the Stewart's Creek Scouts beginning April 27 at noon. The TAVBB is part of the national Vintage Base Ball Association and was established in 2012. There are currently eight teams across Tennessee who compete in order to "entertain and educate [their] communities by recreating the civility of 19th century base ball." Vintage base ball is the 19th century version of the pastime that American has come to know as "baseball." The players will closely follow the rules and customs set in 1964 in Beadle's Dime Base-Ball Player. FULL STORY