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Eagleville council members table consideration of buying land on Old 99

(Posted Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015) Eagleville City Council members on Thursday tabled consideration of buying 3 acres of land on Old Highway 99 across from the library. Property owner John Edward Turner has offered to sell the acreage to the city for $100,000 as a potential site for a new fire and police building.  Councilman Chris Hendrix said the offer includes a 20-foot easement out to Highway 41A. The topic was discussed at last Tuesday's workshop and again at Thursday's council meeting. Councilman David Rigsby objected to the idea of buying any property now, saying the city has the sewer project yet to finish. "I like to get stuff done that we have going on, and if the lots are still there when we get through this situation, we can buy them," he said. "If they are not, it wasn't meant for us to buy them."  

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Bills filed to allow wine, other alcoholic beverage service in restaurants

(Posted Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015) Bills have been introduced in the state Legislature that would allow wine and other alcoholic beverages to be served by the drink in Eagleville's Maple Street Grill and Las Fiestas restaurants.The two restaurants already have permits to serve beer. Sen. Bill Ketron, who represents Eagleville, filed Senate Bill 18 on Jan. 13 that would authorize "any establishment in Eagleville that is licensed to serve beer to also serve alcoholic beverages and wine on premises with a premier-type tourist resort license." Rep. Curtis Johnson, who represents part of Montgomery County east and south of Clarksville, filed companion House Bill 131 on Jan. 20. 

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Maple Street Grill opens in Eagleville on Wednesday

Mike Zelenak
Maple Street Grill opens in Eagleville on Wednesday

(Posted Monday, Jan. 19, 2015) When Mike Zelenak and his wife, Debbie, came to Eagleville to shop at the recumbent bike shop on North Main Street earlier in the year, they learned about a vacant restaurant building farther down the street. On Wednesday at 11 a.m., they will open their second Maple Street Grill in the once vacant building located at 161 N. Main St. Hours for the new restaurant will be Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.  The restaurant can seat 100 people, but for the first week or so, only the front room, which seats 52, will be open.  It will offer soups, salads, sandwiches, steak, seafood, chicken, sides and more.  

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Senators Ketron and Tracy appointed to key Senate committees

(Posted Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015)  State Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Sen. Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) have been appointed to key committees in the State Senate.  Ketron will serve on the Senate Finance Committee, which holds the purse strings for all of state government, while Tracy has been reappointed Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. The announcement was made by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey as the 109th General Assembly concluded their organizational session in Nashville today (Jan. 17). 

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Switching county jail to LED lighting expected to save taxpayer money

(Posted Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015) Replacing the Detention Center roof and switching to LED lighting is expected to save taxpayers more than $53,358 annually in energy savings, said Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold. The Sheriff’s Office received a $130,241 grant to help pay for a new roof and replace fluorescent lights with LED lights resulting in annual energy savings, the sheriff said. Total project cost is $325,602, requiring the county to provide a match of $174,481, Arnold explained. Detention Center inmates will provide $20,880 worth of volunteer labor. “We are constantly reducing operating costs in the Detention Center through inmate labor, recycling and food costs,” Arnold said. “These grant funds will result in significant savings to our taxpayers.”  

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Franklin firefighter passing through Eagleville stopped to help with Tuesday's blaze

(Posted Monday, Jan. 12, 2015) Eagleville had unexpected assistance in battling last Tuesday's cabinet shop fire after a passerby stopped and offered to help. Local Fire Chief Rick Parks said Andy Hackford, a firefighter with the Franklin Fire Department, was just traveling through town when he saw the blaze and stopped to ask if he could be of assistance. At that time, one of Eagleville's firefighters was working the pump valves on both of the city's trucks at the scene so Hackford was asked to monitor the pump panels. "He didn't go in the fire but it helped a lot for him to operate and monitor the equipment delivering water to the guys who were inside," Parks said, noting Hackford stayed until someone relieved him. 

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