Saturday Sep 13
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.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
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.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
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.
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.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
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.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
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.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
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."
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.
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.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
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.
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.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
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.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
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.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
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.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
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.
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.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
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.
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.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
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.
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.