Proposed budget calls for tax hike
The Cheatham County Commission's budget committee is forwarding to the full commission a proposed 2013-2014 budget that calls for a 27.22-cent property tax increase.
Suit: Child sexually assaulted on school bus
A parent has filed a lawsuit against the Cheatham County Board of Education, claiming her child was repeatedly sexually assaulted on a school bus in 2012 and the district did not provide adequate safety for the minor.
Wednesday May 22
Ashland City Council approves new budget
The Ashland City Council approved the 2013-2014 budget on first reading last week, and the budget does not call for a property tax hike.
Nashville City Paper
On the Move: 9 May 2013
David Hatcher has joined Pinnacle as financial advisor and area manager for Dickson, Ashland City and Bellevue, while Lorrie Pruett has been named Dickson office leader.
The Jackson Sun
Engagement: Elizabeth Austin & Austin Stokes
<![CDATA[Elizabeth Austin to wed Austin Stokes Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Austin of Jackson, Tennessee, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Anna Elizabeth, to Jeffery Austin Stokes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Todd Stokes of Ashland City, Tennessee. The wedding will take place at the Lambuth Chapel in Jackson on May 18, 2013. Elizabeth is the granddaughter of Mrs. Fairy Ruth Hunter and the late John Robert Hunter and the late Mrs. Montie E. Smith Jr., all of Selmer, and the late Mr. Eual Austin of Memphis. Elizabeth graduated from Jackson Christian School in 2007. She finished college in the last graduating class from Lambuth University in 2011 with a B.A. in English. While at Lambuth, she was selected as a scholar in the Ned McWherter Scholarship Program and was distinguished in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. She received the Helen Hill Coltrain Spirit Award and was honored at graduation with the Student Service Award. While at Lambuth, Elizabeth played on the tennis team and was a member of Phi Mu Fraternity for Women. She attended graduate school at the University of Mississippi , where she was a graduate assistant and mentor for the Ole Miss First Scholarship Program. She will graduate from the University of Missisippi in May 2013 with her M. A. in Student Personnel/Higher Education. Austin is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Stokes of Greenbrier, Tennessee, and Mrs. Sandy Smith of Ashland City and the late Mr. Bobby Utz, from Greenville, Mississippi. Austin graduated from Cheatham County High School in 2005 as class valedictorian. He graduated summa cum laude from Lambuth University in 2009 and at the graduation ceremony received the award for highest GPA. While at Lambuth, Austin also played on the football team. He attended the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he was a member of the Mississippi Law Journal and worked on the Mississippi Innocence Project. He graduated summa cum laude in May 2012. Presently Austin is an attorney at Manier & Herod in Nashville, Tennessee.
James Kenneth Binkley
James Kenneth Binkley, 66, went to be with the Lord on May 1, 2013, after his battle with cancer.
Gilstrap competes in Shakespeare competition
Captivating audiences with a performance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, Teresa Gilstrap of Ashland City, a student of Alana Wortman at Pope John Paul II High School in Hendersonville, placed as a semifinalist at the 30th season of the English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition.
Pleasant View tackles proposed $2.2M budget
The Pleasant View Board of Mayor and Alderman held its April workshop last week with the town's $2.2 million budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year and another clean up day for Spring Creek among the main points for discussion.
James McAlister Perry
A native of Cheatham County, he was the son of the late Tommy and Tennie Perry. Mr. Perry is survived by his son, James "Jay" Perry and his wife Tracy of Smyrna; daughter, Tracey Hoyer Trebon and her husband Greg of Dallas; mother of Mr.
New fire, rescue boat ready to roll
The Ashland City Fire Department has a new tool to help better protect the Cumberland River.
County reports minor flooding
Heavy, rapid rain caused some flooding in Cheatham County late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
Ashland City hospital raises 'Donate Life' flag
TriStar Ashland City Medical Center raised the Donate Life Flag outside of its hospital in honor of Organ Donor Awareness Month.
Richard Wayne Newman Sr.
Richard Wayne Newman Sr., 74, of Ashland City, died on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. He was a native of Nashville and the son of the late Samuel L. and Margret Dever Newman.
Dorothy Jean Davis Gibbs
Dorothy Gibbs passed away on April 23, 2013, at age 85. She was a member of College Hills Church of Christ.