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Ketron wins passage of legislation on education, uninsured motorists, animal cruelty

(Posted Saturday, March 28, 2015) State Sen. Bill Ketron won passage of three key bills this week in Nashville, including final approval of a resolution opposing federal intervention in education in Tennessee.  The other two bills include a measure to help deter motorists from driving uninsured and a proposal to curb animal cruelty in Tennessee. Senate Joint Resolution 107 urges Congress to stop “what amounts to the imposition of a national school board and to end the decades of federal intrusion in state and local education policy decisions.”  The resolution cites the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which reserves to the States all “powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution.”    

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Eagleville officials mull possibly revising city charter

(Posted Tuesday, March 24, 2014) Eagleville officials have begun discussions concerning possibly revising the city's charter, which has been amended six times since 1977 when the current charter basis was adopted. The original charter dates to 1949 when the city was incorporated. Mayor Travis Brown indicated that among the charter issues that council members will address are the duties of the city manager and city recorder. "There is language in there that is very conflicting to when it comes to (City Manager) Andrew (Ellard) doing his job," he said. "Also the city recorder's duties are so broad…" 

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MTSU sees year-over-year drops in major crime categories in 2014

Buddy Peaster MTSU police chief
MTSU sees year-over-year drops in major crime categories in 2014

(Posted Monday, March 23, 2015) The latest campus crime statistics from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation show noticeable year-over-year drops in almost all major categories at Middle Tennessee State University and an overall crime rate that remains low, the university reported. For 2014, MTSU reported no homicides, two sex offenses and four robberies, as well as noticeable drops in reported thefts, aggravated assaults, vandalisms and liquor law violations.MTSU continues to stress community-policing efforts that take a comprehensive approach to crime prevention for a campus of 22,000-plus people, a university official said.  

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Two men remained in critical condition Sunday after stabbing in county

(Posted Monday, March 23, 2015) Two victims remain in critical condition while a third victim is in stable condition after being injured in a fight Sunday about 1 a.m. at a party on Campbell Road, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s detective said. One man suffered a stab wound to the neck, a second man suffered a stab wound to the stomach and a third man suffered a head injury, said Detective Tony Grissom, who is investigating the incident. Two of the men flew by LifeFlight and a second traveled by Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services ambulance to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Names of the victims are not yet being released. 

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Sheriff's Office Telecommunicator Jamie Morten receives award from TBI

(Posted March 20, 2015) A Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office telecommunicator was named Tennessee’s Terminal Agency Coordinator of the Year by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. TAC Jamie Morten received the honor during the TBI and Tennessee Information System User Group meeting this week. The TAC serves as a point of contact for the FBI and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation from agencies using the National Crime Information Center. Morten received the award from support specialist Ginger Irons of the TBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services.   

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