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Eagleville council members interview candidates for city manager job

(Posted Sunday, July 27, 2014) Eagleville City Council members interviewed five outside candidates Saturday for the position of city manager, budgeted at an annual salary of $50,000.  The candidates traveled from Midland, Knoxville and Lakeland, Tenn., and Hattiesburg, Miss., and Culver, Ind., for the sessions. Mayor Sam Tune was also interviewed for the job. City council members will meet again on Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall to further discuss the candidates. The meeting is open to the public.  Following is a summary of the five city manager candidates' education and work histories who submitted applications.  

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Sam Tune interviewed Saturday for Eagleville city manager job

(Posted Sunday, July 27, 2014) Mayor Sam Tune joined five out-of-town candidates interviewed Saturday for Eagleville's city manager position to be interviewed himself. Before the interviews began, Councilman Andy Soapes requested Tune be added to the list of candidates to be considered, who had all applied before the May 23 deadline. Tune had not applied for the job and presented no resume on Saturday. He participated in the interviews of the other candidates then moved to the interviewee's chair for his turn. 

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Dignitaries break ground for Eagleville School's $6.8 million addition

(Posted Tuesday, July 22, 2014) Eight dignitaries pushed shovels into the dirt at a ceremonial groundbreaking today at the Eagleville School site where a 30,300 square foot addition is to be built. This marks the culmination of a six-year effort to upgrade and expand the kindergarten to 12th grade facility.  One phase of a two-phase plan was completed by August 2012, but this new addition was not a certainty until the full County Commission voted in March to proceed with the $6.8 million project. "The bottom line is it would have been real easy to turn and give up, but instead we've stayed the course and did it as a group," Principal Bill Tollett said after thanking the "politicians, parents, teachers and all the folks who have really helped."   

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Trial to hear city of Eagleville's case against Turners postponed

(Posted Monday, July 21, 2014) The trial for the city of Eagleville's $1 million lawsuit against developers Lanny Turner and his son, Bobby Turner, has been delayed, according to Jason King, one of the Turners' attorneys. The jury trial was to be heard Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (July 22-24) before retiring Chancellor Robert Corlew III. Definite information about the delay was not available from the court clerk's office by mid-afternoon today, but King confirmed the trial had been postponed. No date for the trial has been set yet. Instead it is to be reset by motion of either party or by their mutual agreement.   

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Groundbreaking for Eagleville School addition set for 9 a.m. Tuesday

(Posted Monday, July 21, 2014) The Rutherford County Board of Education is hosting a groundbreaking for the $6.8 million addition to Eagleville School Tuesday at 9 a.m. Those attending are asked to park in the lot nearest the new gymnasium, where attendants will direct them to the correct location. The proposed school addition will be built between the new gymnasium and the existing school. It will include a 500-seat auditorium, a stage area and dressing rooms. The new addition will include nine regular classrooms, two science labs, a band rehearsal room, a choir rehearsal space, offices, a book store and an auditorium.   

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Post Office stays open, hours may be cut 45 minutes each weekday

Tracy Mofield
Post Office stays open, hours may be cut 45 minutes each weekday

(Posted Thursday, July 17, 2014) Residents attending a meeting Wednesday gave a sigh of relief to hear the Eagleville Post Office will not be closing, saying they had already lost their bank and did not want to lose their post office too. Instead the recommendation for the facility will be to reduce the number of hours the window service portion will be open per day on weekdays to six. Currently the post office is open weekdays 6 hours and 45 minutes. All else, including access to the post office boxes and delivery of the mail, would remain the same. The change will need final approval before going into effect sometime between September and January. 

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