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12 hrs ago | Columbia Daily Herald

Maury County stepping up with mentor volunteers

Maury County citizens appear to be taking the state's nickname to heart, racking up an "impressive" number of volunteers to help high school seniors become college students, program coordinators said. As of this week, 54 people have signed up to become mentors in Maury County for students participating in the Tennessee Promise - a statewide program that allows high school graduates to attend a community college or a state technical college tuition-free.

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14 hrs ago | Columbia Daily Herald

Shackelford to chair county commission

Maury County Commissioners flirted with making history on Monday, but a clear majority stuck with tradition and elected one of their own as the new commission chairman. District 9 Commissioner Sonny Shackelford garnered 15 of 22 possible votes to assume a leadership role in which he vowed to promote teamwork.

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14 hrs ago | Columbia Daily Herald

Emergency operations facility to be ready by spring

An emergency operations and safe space facility on Tom J. Hitch Parkway is projected to open early next year in anticipation of the spring 2015 storm season, Maury County Emergency Management Director Mark Blackwood said Monday. It's been just over four years since research and the grant application process for the space began, said Blackwood, who has worked in emergency operations in Maury County since 1988.

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22 hrs ago | Columbia Daily Herald

Shackelford to chair county commission

Maury County Commissioners flirted with making history on Monday, but a clear majority stuck with tradition and elected one of their own as the new commission chairman. District 9 Commissioner Sonny Shackelford garnered 15 of 22 possible votes to assume a leadership role in which he vowed to promote teamwork.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Columbia Daily Herald

Emergency operations facility to be ready by spring

An emergency operations and safe space facility on Tom J. Hitch Parkway is projected to open early next year in anticipation of the spring 2015 storm season, Maury County Emergency Management Director Mark Blackwood said Monday. It's been just over four years since research and the grant application process for the space began, said Blackwood, who has worked in emergency operations in Maury County since 1988.

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WKRN

Teen injured in head-on crash in Maury County

A teenager was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville following a head-on collision in Maury County Monday morning.

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Related Topix: Vanderbilt University

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Columbia Daily Herald

Walking Horse show Friday night

The Joint Walking Horse Show PC Classic and Mt. Pleasant Maury County Lions are the sponsors of this annual event.

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Columbia Daily Herald

Hazardous household waste

Saturday morning at the Maury county solid waste on Lawson white road held it annul household hazardous waste collection event. Residents of Maury county brought their old pool chemicals, automotive fluids and household chemicals for proper disposal.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Columbia Daily Herald

Mt. Pleasant Commission to vote on water project bid

City Commissioners are set to consider a bid to extend the town's water lines into a community without water, but the lowest offer is more than $20,000 above what Mt. Pleasant has ready to offer.

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Related Topix: Mount Pleasant, TN, Wartrace, TN, Agriculture, Science

KXVO

Man gets busted for drugs after he butt dials 911 at a Mexican restaurant

Over the past few weeks , you've probably heard a lot about Net Neutrality. If you're not sure what it really means, don't feel too bad.

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Related Topix: Drugs, iPod touch App, Netflix, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

Columbia Daily Herald

Committee mulls necessity of facilities tax

The adequate facilities privilege tax was brought up in discussion multiple times at the Maury County Commission Budget Committee meeting Tuesday night. The money from the tax is to be used for new brick-and-mortar construction, Budget Director Theresa Weber said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Spring Hill, TN

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Columbia Daily Herald

CPD's new downtown station to feature artwork, murals

An artist's rendering shows potential updates the future home of the Columbia Police Department at 707 N. Main St. in Columbia. Columbia Police Department Assistant Chief Michelle Jones is hoping to add facade improvements to CPD's future home at 707 N. Main St. Above is how the back exterior wall currently looks.

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Columbia Daily Herald

Maury County Fair provides outlet for fun

The Maury County Fair &Expo is getting more active each year. The cows and calves, the chickens, the rabbits, etc., are a delight for any child and many adults.

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Related Topix: Hampshire, TN, Columbia, TN, Spring Hill, TN, Education Etc.

The Raw Story

Tennessee man arrested for possession after 'butt-dialing' 911 and talking about drugs

A 25-year-old man from Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee was arrested after his cell phone accidentally dialed 911 and transmitted audio of him talking about getting high and visiting a drug dealer's house.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Mount Pleasant, TN

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Columbia Daily Herald

Adopt-A-Pet

Meet Blitz, our writer in residence at the shelter. An Australian Cattle Dog mix, Blitz likes to write about the Wild West .

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Related Topix: Only, TN, Columbia, TN

Columbia Daily Herald

Budget committee without a vice chairperson after vote

Members of the Maury County Commissions Budget Committee meet Tuesday night. There was confusion among the commission as to whether a new vice chairman should have been elected for the committee, or if the standing vice chair was allowed to keep his position for the entire calendar year.

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Columbia Daily Herald

A friendly fish fry

Steve Attkisson stirs catfish in a deep-fryer Tuesday outside the Maury County Courthouse. He and his friend "Bicycle Joe" Tomlin, seated, caught the fish and volunteered to cook dinner for Maury County employees.

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Columbia Daily Herald

Past and present working for the future

Maury County Mayor Charlie Norman discusses some upcoming issues with Jim Bailey, former county mayor, Tuesday at the courthouse. Bailey has been meeting with Norman to help him transition into his new job.

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Columbia Daily Herald

Schools host 'Dine Out for Education'

Dine Out for Education benefiting Maury County Public School libraries will be held at selected restaurants on Tuesday in Columbia, Spring Hill and Mt. Pleasant.

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Related Topix: Spring Hill, TN, Mount Pleasant, TN, Columbia, TN, Environment, Science

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Columbia Daily Herald

One airlifted from crash

Medical workers prepare to transport a Lewisburg woman to an awaiting helicopter parked on State Highway 50 Sunday afternoon. Emergency workers maneuver an accident victim through a grove of trees and up an embankment on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Lewisburg, TN, Culleoka, TN

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