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|Ag, forest land producers can apply for assistance by Jan. 16, 2015|
For agricultural land and non-industrial private forestland producers interested in applying for farm bill conservation program financial assistance in Fiscal Year 2015, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Tennessee has set Friday, Jan. 16, as the signup cutoff date for first evaluation funding consideration. FULL STORY
Pending the availability of funds, additional evaluation periods may occur and cutoff dates will be posted on the Tennessee website on the EQIP page. The application deadline applies to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and EQIP National Initiatives.
“When landowners take part in conservation cost share programs, the funds filter through the community, and the initial investment rolls over several times, benefitting the whole area,” said Kevin Brown, Tennessee NRCS State Conservationist.
The funds from EQIP help farmers improve the natural resources and soil health on private working lands in Tennessee. Conservation practices help the environment while also making the land more productive by addressing issues like water quantity, water and air quality, wildlife habitat, and soil health.
Eligible producers with a conservation plan for their operation receive priority for financial assistance. NRCS staff is available to help producers create conservation plans. Only projects that are “ready to implement” will be ranked for funding. Applications can be submitted anytime throughout the year.
Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 5:19 pm
|Copies of Rutherford County wreck reports now available online|
(Posted Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014) Drivers who need a crash report from a wreck investigated by Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office can get a copy of their crash report online, said Sheriff Robert Arnold. FULL STORY
People can download and purchase a copy of their report at www.TNBuycrash.com instead of spending time and gas driving to the Sheriff’s Office to get the report. Law enforcement agencies also realize savings by reducing processing, postage, storage and retrieval costs.
“This is an option that allows citizens to obtain crash reports easily online,” said Sheriff Robert Arnold. “It’s especially helpful if you’re from out-of-town and have a crash.”
Posted: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 6:18 pm
Sen. Bill Ketron diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Sen. Bill Ketron
(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.” FULL STORY
|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. FULL STORY
Christmas Parade goers line Main Street north
Principal Bill Tollett, grand marshal
(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. FULL STORY
Sheriff's Cpl. Mark Mack receives "Deputy of Year" award
Cpl. Mark Mack
(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. FULL STORY
Registration open for Sam Davis Home Summer Camps
Drills provide experience.
(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. FULL STORY