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|Master Gardeners hold fourth annual plant, seed swap May 4 in Murfreesboro|
Master Gardeners will be hosting the Gardening Event of the Spring Season: A free Community Plant and Seed Swap on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will take place at the Lane Agri-Park located at 315 John R. Rice Boulevard in Murfreesboro. FULL STORY
The plant and seed swap is for anyone wanting to expand their garden plans and try new varieties by swapping extra plants with others in the community. Participants are asked to bring plants, seeds or bulbs that are packaged (to contain the soil) and labeled with the name of the plant and planting or care instructions.
Items accepted for swapping include annual or perennial plants (including starts and divisions), vegetable or herb plants, seedlings, seeds, bulbs, corms, rhizomes, small trees and shrubs and houseplants. Organizers ask that participants do not bring invasive plants, which tend to “take over.”
Those attending can swap their plants for an equal number of other types of plants that are being swapped. Those having extra to share are asked to help new gardeners get started. Those who do not have plants to share can bring a canned fruit or vegetable to swap for a plant. All food collected will be donated to Journey Home’s Community Café.
Also the Master Gardeners program officials will offer demonstrations, educational gardening displays, a silent auction and a gardening book and magazine sale at low prices. Master gardeners will be available to answer gardening questions.
Those wanting more information about the event or about the Master Gardener program may visit mastergardeners-rc.org or Facebook.
Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 12:14 am
|Contract for sewer project construction extended 35 more days|
(Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015) Eagleville City Council members voted at their Thursday meeting to allow W&O Construction 35 more days to finish the sewer project by extending the contract completion date to May 31. City Manager Andrew Ellard indicated the contractor requested the change order for extra time based on weather conditions. Councilman David Rigsby asked what would happen if the contractor did not meet the new deadline, but it appears there is no provision in the sewer project contract to address such a situation. FULL STORY
|Juvenile Services Center struck by gunfire; RCSO investigates|
(Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015) Rutheford County Sheriff's Office detectives and crime scene investigators spent four hours this morning recovering evidence at the county’s juvenile courts and detention facility, after several rounds were fired into it overnight. The front entry area of the building, which houses courtrooms and clerk’s offices, was targeted. Several windows were broken. Anyone with information about the person or persons who fired these shots should contact Detective Kyle Norrod at 615-904-3042. FULL STORY
|Bill sponsored by Ketron for online verification of uninsured motorists passes|
(Posted Thursday, April 23, 2015) A major bill establishing an online verification program to help ensure compliance with Tennessee’s Financial Responsibility Law was approved by the Senate before the Legislature adjourned this week. Senate Bill 648, sponsored by Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro), aims to reduce the state’s uninsured motorist rate, which is currently at 23-24 percent. There are approximately 40,000 crashes a year that involve uninsured motorists. “This is one of the most significant bills passed in the last 40 years to affect automobile insurance,” said Ketron. FULL STORY
|Bills allowing liquor by the drink at local restaurants pass House, Senate|
(Posted Wednesday, April 22, 2015) Bills that will allow Eagleville's restaurants to serve liquor-by-the-drink passed the state House and Senate this week and have been signed by both speakers. The bills would authorize any establishment in Eagleville that is licensed to serve beer to serve wine and drinks containing alcohol for drinking on premises. Currently Eagleville has two restaurants, Las Fiestas and Maple Street Grill, and both already are licensed to sell beer for consumption on site. Sen. Bill Ketron filed the bill in the Senate in January at the request of the city. Rep. Curtis Johnson, who represents part of Montgomery County including Clarksville, filed the one in the House. FULL STORY
|Eagleville City Council to meet in work session to discuss budget, other items|
(Posted Tuesday, April 21, 2015) Eagleville City Council members will meet in a work session today (Tuesday) at 7 p.m. at City Hall to discuss items in detail to be considered at Thursday night's council meeting and to receive reports from the city manager about the sewer and other pending matters. The workshop is open to the public as are all other council meetings. Among the items to be discussed is the proposed 2016 budget, which will be considered at Thursday night's council meeting for the second of three readings. As it stands now, the general operating fund budget has proposed expenditures of $920,080 which are supported by a projected income of $920,125. The proposed budget is based on the city property tax remaining the same at 72.82 cents per $100 of assessed value. FULL STORY