Nashville, TN – The 2016 session of the 109th General Assembly reconvened on Capitol Hill this week to begin work on a number of important issues facing Tennessee. I was pleased to officially be named as Chairman of the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee.
On Monday, the Brig. Gen. Wendell H. Gilbert Tennessee State Veterans Home was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Governor Bill Haslam. This project was years in the making, and I am pleased that it is finally opened to serve our veterans.
Clarksville, TN – School Resource Officers (SRO) with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) have arrested a Clarksville woman after her son brought marijuana to school.
Liberty Elementary School administration confiscated a green plant from an 8-year-old student early Friday morning. The plant was turned over to SRO Chad Smith who confirmed it was marijuana.
New report shows teens’ distracted driving not necessarily the problem after all
Nashville, TN – A new report from The Allstate Foundation unveiled some new information about teen driving habits. The report shows that not only are many parents unaware that their teens are speeding, driving distracted or while under the influence, they may be learning these habits directly from their parents.
The findings were released in The Foundation’s new Driving Change Report. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – A proposal bringing medical marijuana to Tennessee was brought to the House of Representatives floor Tuesday for consideration.
This is the first time a medical marijuana proposal has made it to the floor for a vote. The proposal was in the form of an amendment by Representative Sherry Jones (D-Nashville) to HB0582. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – A Tennessee state trooper arrested internationally known hip-hop artist “Nelly” on felony drug charges in Putnam County on Saturday morning.
Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes, was charged with felony possession of drugs, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
At approximately 9:20am on Saturday, Trooper Michael Loftis stopped a Prevost motor coach bus on Interstate 40 near the 275 mile marker for failure to display a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and International Fuel Tax Association (IFTA) sticker on the vehicle. The investigating trooper planned to conduct an inspection on the bus when he noticed an odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle.
Montgomery County, TN – A Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested two Sunday evening while investigating a suspicious vehicle, hearing gunshots and having several rounds come into close proximity of him.
K9 Deputy Jacob Kent responded to the unoccupied silver Jeep Patriot around 7:00pm on Perigo Road. Kent returned to his vehicle to run the registration on the vehicle when he heard gunshots.
“I heard bullets whizzing past me overhead, and I called for backup,” Kent wrote in a report.
Nashville, TN – A Tennessee state trooper arrested two previously convicted felons and another man on drug charges earlier this week after stopping their vehicle for speeding in a construction zone in Coffee County.
Trooper Donnie Clark on Tuesday afternoon stopped a sport utility vehicle for a speeding violation on westbound Interstate-24 near the 115 mile marker. Upon initial contact with the driver, Alphonso Mucker, 27, of Hardinsburg, KY, Trooper Clark observed several indications of possible criminal activity. «Read the rest of this article»
Montgomery County, TN – A Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy pursued a vehicle late Friday night arising from a traffic violation. During the course of the pursuit, Deputy Chris Bedell recognized the driver as matching the description of a man wanted in reference to an armed robbery in Clarksville.
Additionally, the suspect threw from the vehicle what was later recovered as a misdemeanor amount of marijuana. «Read the rest of this article»
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies responded to a complaint about a possible marijuana grow shortly before 6:00pm Saturday at 2113 Ferry Road.
When they arrived, deputies observed a small marijuana plant growing outside, behind the home. Deputies then detained the residents and contacted the 19th Judicial District Drug Task Force to assist in the investigation of the marijuana grow.
Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell, KY – Like most weekdays, loud voices and shouting rang through the early morning air at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. However, this morning was different.
It wasn’t just the incredibly thick gray fog clinging to the dewy grass that made it different. Nor was it the unusually large numbers of Soldiers conducting conditioning foot marches on A Shau Valley Road that made it unusual.
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