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Letter to the Editor

To the editor,

Well everyone is ready to bash the sheriff over some vapor-cigs. What about the good things he has done since he has been in office?

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State representatives host local event for women with Speaker Harwell

Representatives Bryan Terry and Dawn White are set to host the 2nd Annual Empowering Women Event to encourage women to become involved at the local and state level of government.

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Massive fire destroys church in La Vergne
Massive fire destroys church in La Vergne

LA VERGNE -- Flames tore through a church that serves three congregations overnight at 599 Waldron Road in La Vergne. The offices of Life of Victory International Christian Ministries and the sanctuary serving Faith Life, Amazing Grace Fellowship, and Iglesia De Dios were destroyed.

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REPORT: Ketron double-dipped $17,500 on travel expenses
REPORT: Ketron double-dipped $17,500 on travel expenses

NewsChannel5 reported state Sen. Bill Ketron double-dipped on travel expenses for years, using his campaign account to pay for trips and getting reimbursed by the state, but paid back the money after it was brought to his attention.

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Sheriff's attorney comes from one of nation's top criminal-defense firms

Sheriff Robert Arnold hired one of the nation's top white-collar criminal practice firms, Neal & Harwell of Nashville, to represent him in his case with the Rutherford County Ethics Committee and potential charges from TBI and state Comptroller's Office investigations.

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Topre America to build Nissan supply facility in Smyrna
Topre America to build Nissan supply facility in Smyrna

Topre America, a Japanese-owned automotive supplier, is set to invest $53.8 million in a Smyrna facility and create 105 jobs to serve the Nissan plant.

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Man held on $1 million bond in Readyville shooting
Man held on $1 million bond in Readyville shooting

A Cedar Bucket Road man accused of shooting his neighbor has been jailed on a $1 million bond for attempted murder, Rutherford County authorities said.

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Officers respond to shots fired on Wenlon Drive

Officers responded to 1259 Wenlon Drive in reference to shots fired on Tuesday.

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Suspect arrested in Cedar Bucket Road shooting
Suspect arrested in Cedar Bucket Road shooting

A suspect accused of shooting his neighbor was charged with attempted murder Tuesday afternoon by a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective, a supervisor said.

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General Mills to expand, hire 117 more employees
General Mills to expand, hire 117 more employees

MURFREESBORO - General Mills is set to invest $250 million for a plant expansion here and create 117 new jobs, officials announced Tuesday.

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Sheriff arrives late, barely comments on way out

MURFREESBORO - Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold came to a public safety/budget committee meeting with the ink barely dry on next year's spending plan then dodged reporters on the way out the Courthouse door Monday night.

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Vendors made donations to sheriff's campaign

MURFREESBORO - Sheriff Robert Arnold received several campaign contribution from sheriff' office and jail vendors before and after taking office five years ago, records show, a potential violation of state law.

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Two people shot at University Gables apartments
Two people shot at University Gables apartments

MURFREESBORO - Police are investigating the shooting of two people early Sunday morning at University Gables apartments on South Rutherford Boulevard.

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Change in county insurance will affect 700 spouses

Rutherford County commissioners voted 15-5 recently to change the county's employee insurance plan and adopt a "carve-out" for spouses who have an insurance plan through their own employer.

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Sheriff's warrant sergeant runs private training business

MURFREESBORO - Rutherford County Sheriff's Sgt. Whit Davis, a longtime county officer, is running a private civil process training company and wore his county uniform in a website photo to promote the business until the Post published an online article about it.

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Administrative Chief, Detective Major on administrative leave
Administrative Chief, Detective Major on administrative leave

MUFREESBORO - Two of Sheriff Robert Arnold's top men are being required to take a leave of absence with TBI and the state Comptroller's Office looking his administration and a separate inquiry requested of the district attorney general.

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Shooting at Juvenile Justice Center being investigated

MURFREESBORO - Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is investigating an overnight shooting in which someone apparently fired multiple shots into into the county's Juvenile Justice Center off South Church Street.

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Glanton-Smith, NFL's Brown seek to end gang violence
Glanton-Smith, NFL's Brown seek to end gang violence
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MTSU female students getting message about sexual assault

MTSU Lady Raiders basketball player MacKenzie Sells believes college students here are getting the message about the dangers of sexual assault and the reality that it could happen to them.

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MTSU Greek organizations taking stand against sexual assault

MTSU's Health Services and Health Promotion office helps students find ways to cut down on substance use and to prevent violence. It also offers wellness programs and topics on alcohol, drugs and sexual responsibility, including health information and campus resources.

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Jagemann Plastics to expand in Murfreesboro

Jagemann Precision Plastics is set to expand its facility here and add 90 jobs to a 20-employee workforce to meet increased demand for automotive parts, officials announced.

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County legislators overwhelming opposed Insure Tennessee

NASHVILLE - Rutherford County's legislative delegation, all Republicans, overwhelmingly opposed Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal, most saying they would have voted against it if they had gotten the chance.

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MTSU poll on Insure Tennessee reveals interesting data

The Republican-led state Legislature defeated the governor's Insure Tennessee plan even though an MTSU Poll showed most people who knew much about the proposal gave it substantial support.

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Ketron: Feds should stay out of local schools

Trying to break ties with federal education rules, state Sen. Bill Ketron is seeking passage of a resolution designed to end what he calls overreach by the U.S. Department of Education.

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White still supports publicly-funded vouchers

State Rep. Dawn White is reiterating her support for publicly-funded vouchers that would allow Tennessee students to attend private schools.

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