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Rutherford County teachers to learn to spot prescription drug abuse

(Posted Monday, Nov. 17, 2014) Rutherford County Schools soon plans to offer training for teachers to help them identify signs of youth prescription drug abuse. The idea to train teachers stemmed from Gov. Bill Haslam's "Prescription for Success" plan, which was rolled out in Rutherford County in September by Doug Varney, the Tennessee commissioner of mental health and substance abuse.  “In response, RCS is partnering with CADCOR to provide in-service training to teachers,” said Kim Snell, the district's homeless services coordinator and a CADCOR member.  

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New mayor, councilmen expected to be sworn in Thursday

Travis Brown, Mayor-elect
New mayor, councilmen expected to be sworn in Thursday

(Posted Monday, Nov. 17, 2014) A new Eagleville mayor and three council members are expected to be sworn in at Thursday night's council meeting set for 7 p.m. at City Hall.  Taking the seat as mayor will be  current council member Travis Brown, owner of Quality Tire & Auto Service in Murfreesboro.Longtime and current Councilman David Risgby will be returning to another term and former longtime Councilman Ronnie Hill is also returning. Phillip Dye, the third councilman to be sworn in, moved to Eagleville about a year ago. This is his first time to run for public office. The election of Brown as mayor Nov. 4 created a vacancy on the council, which could also be filled Thursday night.   

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Eagleville sewer project estimated to be about 60 percent complete

(Posted Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014) The status of Eagleville's sewer system was the main topic of discussion at a work session on Thursday (Nov. 13) night with City Manager Andrew Ellard reporting the overall sewer project is estimated to be about 60 percent complete. By contract, the substantial completion date for the project is at the end of November and the full completion date is near the end of December, Ellard said. He added it appears that deadline may not be met, especially with the onset of winter weather, but said he has not received a request for an extension. Ellard added that a particular area, such as Allisona Road and Old Highway 99 to the school, could go on line when it is ready to be activated even though the total system is not completed.   

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Duke postpones rezoning request for property east of Eagleville School

(Posted Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014) UPDATE - Eagleville Planning Commission Chairman Nick Duke on Thursday postponed discussion of two zoning requests until a future meeting, indicating commission members lacked sufficient information on the requests. Mayor Sam Tune, who is not seeking reelection, was absent from the meeting. Duke suggested those in the audience wait until the next time the rezoning issue is on the agenda to make comments on the proposal.  No one spoke during the citizens' input segment.   

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Features

Sam Davis Home invites public to A Victorian Christmas

(Posted Friday, Nov. 14, 2014) The Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation is hosting its annual Victorian Christmas event on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4  p.m. at the historic site. Activities will include a Christmas-themed tour of the historic house, pictures with a Victorian Santa, a Holiday Craft Boutique, hourly screenings of the classic television special, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” in the museum theater, Victorian Christmas demonstrations and craft demonstrations.  “We’re making some changes to the event this year to hopefully make it more fun and family friendly,” said Events and Marketing Manager Brittany Moyers.  

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