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Armed man robs woman in her home

One woman awoke to a robber pointing a handgun at her face and ordering her to be quiet Monday morning on Yearwood Avenue, a Rutherford County sheriff’s sergeant said.

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Campbell announces candidacy for Tennessee State House Representative District 48
Campbell announces candidacy for Tennessee State House Representative District 48

After observing the indifference of the Tennessee State Legislature for financial hardships on college students by rising tuition, broken promises for tiny pay raises for teachers and state workers, and lacking compassion to accept funding for individuals to receive medical care, Bill Campbell announces his candidacy for the state House of Representatives for District 48.

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General Sessions Judge Loughry  announces bid for re-election
General Sessions Judge Loughry announces bid for re-election

Rutherford County General Sessions Court, Part II Judge David Loughry announced Monday, July 7 he will run for re-election.

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Man arrested, charged for alleged relationship with a 14-year old
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Man to face three counts of rape of a child

A man arrested on June 7 under a sealed indictment will appear before Judge Keith Siskin on Monday, July 14th. Suspect Adrian Bill Chandler is facing three counts of rape of a child charges.

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Domestic assault call leads to four-agency pursuit

A domestic assault call on Sunday, July 6 in La Vergne resulted in a four-agency pursuit and multiple felony charges.
James J. Hummer was apprehended in Elkmont, Ala., by the U.S. Marshal’s Middle Tennessee Fugitive Task Force on Tuesday, July 8 and is awaiting extradition back to Tennessee.

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Man to appear in court for deadly hit-and-run wreck last July

A man who fled the scene of a fatal hit-and-run crash last in Rutherford County will appear in court on Monday, June 14, almost exactly one year after the deadly wreck occurred.

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General Sessions Judge, Part I candidate was asked to resign as detective in 2009
General Sessions Judge, Part I candidate was asked to resign as detective in 2009

A General Sessions Judge, Part I candidate was asked to resign or be fired while working for the Smyrna Police Department in 2009. W. Kevin Hodges, who is running as a Republican against Independent Ben Hall McFarlin, had numerous complaints filed against him by superiors.

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SRO Powell honored by Sheriff's Office
SRO Powell honored by Sheriff's Office

Saving the life of a 7-year-old choking girl earned Officer of the Month honors for School Resource Officer Matt Powell.

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Jones says Election Commission on ‘legal ground’ over Lester firing
Jones says Election Commission on ‘legal ground’ over Lester firing

Rutherford County Election Commission Chairman Ransom Jones said he took steps to determine whether the commission had a legal right to fire the administrator of elections in advance of last week’s decision.

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Haley named principal of John Colemon Elementary School
Haley named principal of John Colemon Elementary School

Director of Schools Don Odom is pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Haley as the next principal of John Colemon Elementary School.

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Domestic assault call leads to four-agency pursuit

A domestic assault call on Sunday, July 6 in La Vergne resulted in a four-agency pursuit and multiple felony charges.

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Two judges recuse themselves from ‘Slim Shady’ case

Two judges recused themselves this week from hearing a theft case against a man accused of taking a Rutherford County commissioner’s gun, according to court officials.

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Man who violently beat 5-week-old daughter charged with first-degree murder
Man who violently beat 5-week-old daughter charged with first-degree murder

Infant Amanda was 5 weeks old when her father “violently beat her,” leaving her critically injured until her death at age 22 last year, said Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Public invited to meetings prior to City Council meeting

The public is invited to attend the first of a series of special meetings prior to the City Council meetings to allow for a public comment period. The City Council has scheduled a special meeting for public comment, Thursday at 6:30 p.m. prior to the regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m.

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Free health screening in La Vergne on Wednesday

LA VERGNE – The mobile health unit of Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital will be at the La Vergne Public Library on Wednesday, July 9 from 9 a.m.3- p.m. Free blood pressure and glucose checks will be available to the public.

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Man stabbed to death Tuesday morning

Murfreesboro Police were dispatched to 1409 Pine Court at 1:08 a.m. Tuesday, responding to a stabbing death as the result of a domestic violence situation between Zaniel Radley, 23, and Nicole Alexander, 31.

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City Council invites public to special meeting to make comments

The public is invited to attend the first of a series of special meetings prior to the City Council meetings to allow for a public comment period. The City Council has scheduled a special meeting for public comment, Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. prior to the regularly scheduled meeting at 7:00 p.m.

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Man to face three counts of rape of a child
Man to face three counts of rape of a child

A man arrested on June 7 under a sealed indictment will appear before Judge Keith Siskin on Monday, July 14th. Suspect Adrian Bill Chandler is facing three counts of rape of a child charges.

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Cold case arrest made in 2006 robbery, rape and kidnapping
Cold case arrest made in 2006 robbery, rape and kidnapping

A third man wanted in a 2006 robbery, rape and kidnapping in Smyrna is in custody after five years of eluding authorities.

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Read to Succeed offering volunteer tutor training

Read To Succeed’s Adult Literacy Program serves many different learners. Some learners are just beginning to learn to read, while others are more advanced and looking for help enrolling in college or earning their high school equivalency.

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‘Storytellers’ July episode features City Mayor Shane McFarland

he July 2014 episode of “Murfreesboro Storytellers,” a 30-minute interview program hosted by John Hood, is slated to begin airing Monday, July 7, at 7:30 p.m. on CityTV. The July episode features new Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland.

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MTSU to test tornado sirens Wednesday

MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus on Wednesday, July 9 at 11:15 a.m. This will be a brief, routine test of the system, and no safety actions will be required.

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Formerly on hold, Westlawn project about to take off

The western part of the city could be on the verge of an economic boom ignited in part by Westlawn, a project mixing commercial and residential development that’s about to revive after years on hold.

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Armour, Coggin among winners in Blackman Barbecue straw poll

Sheriff candidate Dale Armour topped incumbent Sheriff Robert Arnold in a straw poll Friday at the Blackman Barbecue, and state House candidate Adam Coggin picked up a resounding win.

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