rutherford county

Press release from the Tennessee House Republican Caucus; August 29, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn.—While the economy may be showing signs of some improvement, a number of Tennesseans are still looking for work. Last week, an event in LaVergne helped to connect a number of them with large companies in the area. The Tennessee Career Center at […]

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Press release from the Tennessee House Republican Caucus; August 1, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Tennessee Department of Education this week recognized school districts across the State that significantly improved student performance and narrowed achievement gaps under Tennessee’s new accountability system. Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman announced the 21 districts that earned Exemplary designations for the 2011-12 school […]

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Winchester City Councilman Cheyne Stewart, a former aide to former Gov. Phil Bredesen, has been charged with a series of sex crimes including aggravated rape. Stewart said Tuesday he won’t resign his post and that he is not guilty of any crime, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. A Rutherford County sheriff’s deputy got into an […]

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Rutherford County has a new elections administrator, after a search process clouded by conflicts of interest allegations and lack of transparency. Attorney Nicole Lester was hired by the county election commission Monday night, after a testy exchange over Lester’s ties to the Republican sheriff. The Daily News Journal says the vote was along party lines, […]

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New census numbers underscore a more diverse Tennessee, a struggling Memphis, and booming Williamson and Rutherford counties. Both counties’ growth exceeded 44 percent compared with the last decennial count; Williamson’s population at the 2010 census topped 183,000; Rutherford’s, 262,000, according to census data compiled by USA Today. Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess attributed the surge […]

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Pickett County officials failed to solicit competing bids for a stone contract, violating state law that requires bids for purchases over $10,000, according to a state audit released earlier this week. County officials bought $156,000 in crushed stone for a road repair, and according to the audit, the road superintendent said he bought the stone […]

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State of Tennessee Press Release, Sept. 29, 2010: Governor Bredesen, Commissioner Kisber, Locals Applaud Move to Create 80 New Jobs NASHVILLE — Governor Phil Bredesen and Commissioner Matt Kisber, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development today joined with Rutherford County elected and chamber officials in congratulating General Mills, Inc of Minneapolis, Minn. for the […]

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Press Release from Debbie Matthews, Democratic Candidate for Senate District 13, Sept. 13, 2010: Matthews to pledge Tuesday not to take reimbursement money MURFREESBORO – As thousands of Tennesseans battle unemployment and low wages, State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) has taken nearly $65,000 in taxpayer dollars for so-called travel expenses over the last four years […]

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