Topic: Grundy County
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston of the Tennessee Military Department to pay tribute to three Tennesseans killed in action, including a soldier previously missing in action for 62 years.
Sergeant Jacob M. Schwallie of Clarksville, was fatally injured by a roadside bomb on May 7th, 2012 in the Ghazi Province, Afghanistan. Schwallie graduated from Rossview High School in 2007 and enlisted in the United States Army in 2008.
Private First Class Glenn Schoenmann’s body will return after 62 years
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder solemnly announce the body of Private First Class Glenn Schoenmann will finally be laid to rest after 62 years.
Schoenmann was assigned to Company M, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division in the United States Army when he was involved in the infamous Battle of Chosin Reservoir in North Korea on November 28th, 1950.
Tennessee State Troopers Will Strictly Enforce No Refusal Law
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Colonel Tracy Trott are reminding citizens to expect a “No Refusal” and high-visibility, safe driving enforcement campaign during the 2012 Thanksgiving Holiday period. The “No Refusal” enforcement will begin at 6:00pm, Wednesday, November 21st and end at midnight, Sunday, November 25th.
The “No Refusal” law allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers. The goal is to deter impaired driving and reduce fatal crashes on Tennessee roadways. The Thanksgiving Holiday marks the third “No Refusal” enforcement effort, following campaigns over the Fourth of July and Labor Day holiday periods.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission set the state’s 2012-13 hunting seasons during its May meeting which concluded Friday at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Ray Bell Region II Building.
Among the changes, Tennessee sportsmen will see an increase in deer and bear harvest opportunities.
In regard to white-tailed deer hunting, the TWRC approved the TWRA’s proposal to increase the antlerless archery season bag limit in Unit B to four deer per season. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security encourages Voters to obtain Photo IDs before March 6th Presidential Primary
Special Saturday Service will cease after March 3rd, County Clerk Partners to stop issuing Voter Photo ID on March 12th
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security is encouraging voters this week to obtain photo IDs for voting purposes at no cost before the Tennessee Presidential Primary elections on March 6th.
The department will open certain driver service centers across the state this Saturday for voter photo identification issuance only. March 3rd will be the last opportunity for registered voters to take advantage of this special Saturday service.
Additionally, March 12th will be the final day the Department of Safety & Homeland Security’s county clerk partners will issue voter photo IDs at no cost. «Read the rest of this article»
Written by Sgt. Tracy Weeden
Palmer, TN – An unexpected and emotional reunion occurred Monday in Grundy County, Tennessee, when 17 soldiers of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) escorted the remains of a Vietnam veteran back to his home town and family, after being missing in action for 45 years.
The veteran was Spc. Marvin Foster Philips of Palmer, Tennessee. He joined the Army at the age of eighteen and was assigned to the 114th Assault Helicopter Company, 101st Airborne Division, were he was a UH-1B Huey helicopter crew chief.
On September 26th, 1966, he departed on a combat assault mission in the Delta region of South Vietnam over Vinh Binh province and was never seen again.
13-Years After His Charred Remains Were Discovered
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has positively identified the remains of an unidentified victim of a 1997 murder in Humphreys County, TN through DNA from family members after several twists and turns in the 13-year-old case.
“Andrew” a hitchhiker who was picked up by his murderer in Albuquerque, NM, was found in a burned car on the side of Altamont Mountain on the Cumberland Plateau in Grundy County on July 13th, 1997. After two men were charged in connection to his murder, the search for his identity continued on until this week when it was determined he was 32-year-old Andrew Joseph Bluitt, originally from Michigan.
A composite sketch was compiled by a TBI artist from a description given by one of the defendants in the case and put on The Doe Network website in hopes that someone would see the sketch and recognize him. In July of 2010, the TBI received a phone call from an out-of-state woman who saw the sketch and believed it to be her brother. «Read the rest of this article»
State Lands Acquisition Fund, Private Donations, Critical to Conservation Efforts
Nashville, TN – Governor Phil Bredesen and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke announced today the third phase of an effort to protect a critical recreation and conservation area adjacent to South Cumberland State Park in Grundy and Marion counties, known as Fiery Gizzard.
The state of Tennessee has committed approximately $4 million to acquire a threatened 2,900-acre portion of the Fiery Gizzard Trail and viewshed, which is part of a larger campaign to protect 6,200 acres. In addition to the state’s contribution, conservation groups are working to raise $2.1 million needed to complete the transaction.
Sinkhole Repairs Complete at Mile Marker 127 near Coffee County Line
Chattanooga, TN – I-24 East at mile marker 127 in Grundy County near the Coffee County Line is now open to traffic. The roadway reopened at approximately 6:00 am CT Saturday, May 22nd. I-24 had been closed for several days as a result of a massive sinkhole that developed suddenly on the morning of Tuesday, May 18th. «Read the rest of this article»
Chattanooga, Tenn. – Emergency repairs are now underway on Interstate 24 at mile marker 127 near the Grundy/Coffee County line where a large sinkhole opened up in the eastbound lanes at around 8:00 am Tuesday, May 18th. «Read the rest of this article»
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