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Sen. Bill Ketron receives national security award

Sen. Bill Ketron
Sen. Bill Ketron receives national security award

(Posted Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014) State Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) will be awarded the National Security Eagle Award by ACT! for America at an event tonight (Thursday) in Washington DC.  Ketron is set to receive the national honor at the organization’s fifth annual national conference which will be attended by members from 875 chapters from across the nation, in addition to 9-11 family members and American wounded warriors. ACT! for America is the nation’s largest national security movement with over 280,000 active grassroots members from various political parties and religions. It is an issues advocacy organization dedicated to effectively organizing and mobilizing the most powerful grassroots citizen action network in America.  

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9-11 ceremony scheduled at Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

9-11 Memorial
9-11 ceremony scheduled at Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

(Posted Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014) Community residents are invited to remember victims of the 9-11 terrorist attacks during a solemn ceremony at 5 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, said Sheriff Robert Arnold. Honor guards from the Murfreesboro Fire Department, the Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services and Sheriff’s Office will pay tribute to the first responders for their ultimate sacrifice with a 21-gun salute and a bell-ringing ceremony.  Rolling Thunder and the Sheriff’s Office Explorers will conduct a flag ceremony.   

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Eagleville councilmen pick Andrew Ellard of Hattiesburg, Miss., as city manager

(Posted Sunday, Aug.31, 2014) Eagleville City Council members voted at Thursday's regular meeting to hire Andrew S. Ellard of Hattiesburg, Miss., as city manager at an annual salary of $58,500. Ellard is expected to be on the job in Eagleville on or before Oct. 1 and will be in town by Sept. 15 if possible, Mayor Sam Tune said at the meeting. "He has already turned in his resignation where he is working in Hattiesburg," Tune said. "He is very excited about coming to work for us."     

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Eagleville councilmen vote 5 to 1 to fire City Recorder Amy Von Almen

(Posted Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014) Eagleville City Council members voted 5 to 1 Thursday night to fire City Recorder Amy Von Almen. Councilman David Rigsby voted "no" on the motion, and Councilman Eric Marlin was absent. The agenda item read "motion to confirm the dismissal of Amy Von Almen as city recorder of Eagleville."   Von Almen said Friday that she did not know she was to be dismissed until someone from the city emailed her the agenda for Thursday night's meeting. She said she was off work Monday and Tuesday and when she came to work on Wednesday morning Mayor Sam Tune and Vice Mayor Alan Ball asked for her resignation. 

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