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Saturday Sep 13 | Lebanon Democrat

Shooting suspects sentenced

Two men were sentenced Friday morning in Wilson County criminal court for their roles in a July 2013 robbery attempt in Mt. Juliet.

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Related Topix: Mount Juliet, TN, Lebanon, TN, Wilson County, TN

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Nashville Scene

Veteran Suicides in Tennessee Increased in 2013

New figures from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the Tennessee Department Veterans Affairs show veteran suicides increased from 197 in 2012 to 214 in 2013. The numbers were included in a press release Friday from Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Douglas Varney and Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Shelby County, TN, Knox County, TN

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

Veteran Suicides Are On The Rise In Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Douglas Varney and Tennessee Department Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder on Thursday announced the number of suicides by Veterans increased from 197 in 2012 to 214 in 2013.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Life, Veteran Affairs, Shelby County, TN, Knox County, TN, Chattanooga, TN

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Columbia Daily Herald

Former prison employee allegedly stole over $200,000

An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury has determined that a former trust fund custodian at the Tennessee Prison for Women allegedly stole money from inmate trust funds, according to a press release issued by State Comptroller Justin P. Wilson. The release stated that Mary Williams reportedly took at least $216,845 from inmate trust fund accounts during a 33-month period.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Prison for Women, State Prisons, Prison

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Clarksville Online

TBI charges Former Clerk at Women's Prison Mary Williams with Stealing from State

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained an indictment for a former account clerk at the Tennessee Prison for Women who is accused of manipulating inmates' accounts to siphon off more than $200,000 over a three-year time span. At the request of 20th District Attorney General Victor S. Johnson, III, TBI Special Agents along with investigators with the Comptroller's Office and the Tennessee Department of Correction Office of Investigation and Compliance began investigating Mary M. Williams on June 18th, 2014.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Prison for Women, State Prisons, Prison

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Murfreesboro Post

DA Jones keeping all 14 assistants; several judicial moves made

The District Attorney General's Office for the 16th Judicial District might have a couple of new faces under new DA Jennings Jones, but don't look for the same turnover that's taking place in Nashville after a housecleaning there. New Davidson County District Attorney Glenn Funk fired six assistants last Friday and had them escorted out of their offices.

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Related Topix: Nashville, TN, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

Supreme Court Upholds 30-Day Suspension For Nashville Lawyer Who Criticized Judge In Email

The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld a 30-day suspension for Nashville attorney William Caldwell Hancock for his conduct in a bankruptcy case, which included sending an email to the judge calling him "a bully and clown."

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Nashville, TN

ABA Journal

New DA fires 5 prosecutors

Sworn into office a day earlier, the new district attorney general for Davidson County, Tennessee, lost little time in shaking up staffing last week.

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WCYB

Board reviewing 10 proposed historical sites in Tennessee

Ten sites in Tennessee nominated for the National Register of Historic Places are scheduled for a hearing with the State Review Board.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Nashville, TN, Grainger County, TN, Hamilton County, TN

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

80 Municipalities Qualify For Wine In Grocery Stores Votes

Registered voters in 80 Tennessee municipalities will vote Nov. 4 in referendums to allow the sale of wine in retail food stores, the Red White and Food campaign announced today.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Murfreesboro, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Knoxville, TN

WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

32-Teens escape juvenile detention in Nashville... Where are they headed?

If you see a teen today wearing black shoes, a grey shirt and dark colored dungaree style pants, chances are good they may have escaped from juvenile detention.

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Related Topix: Nashville, TN, Family, Teenagers

Mon Sep 01, 2014

WTVF Nashville

Local Kurdish Community Continues Providing Aid For Refugees

As concerns over the ISIS threat rise in the Middle East, the Kurdish Community in Davidson County has stepped up to do whatever it can to help civilians caught in the conflict.

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Related Topix: Nashville, TN

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Murfreesboro Post

Trustee to temporarily take over AAAA Bonding Co.

A special judge has granted a request by Circuit Court Clerk Melissa Harrell's former bonding company for a trustee to take over the business until her husband assumes ownership.

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Related Topix: Nashville, TN

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Nashville Scene

Appreciation: George Barrett Loved Being A Lawyer

Three summers ago after I finished my second year of law school at the ripe age of 38, I clerked with George Barrett at his firm, then on Second Avenue in a stately, low-lying brick building that was designed, it seemed, only to house attorneys.

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Related Topix: Only, TN, Nashville, TN

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Business Journal

Wine-in-grocery-store advocates obtain required number of signatures

It's official: Davidson County residents will get to vote on a wine-in-grocery-stores referendum this November.

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Related Topix: Goodlettsville, TN

Clarksville Online

Montgomery County Unemployment increases in July

County unemployment rates for July 2014, released today, show the rate increased in 86 counties, decreased in five, and remained the same in four counties.

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Related Topix: Montgomery County, TN, Hamilton County, TN, Shelby County, TN

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Business Journal

Hickory Hollow apartment complex sells for $31.9M

A California-based real estate investment firm has bought the Cambridge at Hickory Hollow apartments for just shy of $32 million.

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Nashville Scene

Can cars, bikes and pedestrians share Nashville's roadways...

If you happened to be in Shelby Bottoms on Aug. 3, a breezy Sunday, you might have seen Molly Meinbresse and her friends riding through the park on what appeared to be just another ordinary bike outing.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

WTVF Nashville

Deadline To Submit Wine Bill Petitions Nears

So far, some 60 Tennessee cities and municipalities have gotten enough signatures verified for voters to weigh in this fall.

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Related Topix: Only, TN

Columbia Daily Herald

City approves incentives for manufacturer

The former ITW Shippers building at 1203 N. Main St. in Mt. Pleasant was recently sold to Nashville-based RAE Products.

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Related Topix: Mount Pleasant, TN, Nashville, TN, Maury County, TN

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