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2016 Legislative Session of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly report

 

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The 109th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on April 22nd, 2016 to become a part of Tennessee history with passage of major legislation to reduce crime, cut tax burdens, spur job growth, accelerate the state’s success in K-12 education, boost the number of college graduates, curb drug abuse and curtail drunk driving.

State lawmakers also passed significant legislation to ease traffic congestion, reduce child abuse, aid farmers, increase access to healthcare and medication, increase voter participation and provide a safer environment for the elderly.

Following, please find a copy of some of the highlights of this year’s legislative action.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office arrests Sex Offender at Vanessas Little Ones Childcare

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) and The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) have captured a fugitive sex offender who has been on the run for 18 months.

Christopher Dlubac, 38, was wanted by the Tennessee Department of Corrections and the Clarksville Police Department for sex offender violation, probation violation, and theft of property.

Christopher Dlubac arrested for three violations of the sex offender registry. Failure to report current address, residing with minor children, and being present at a day care. He has also been charged with simple possession and unlawful drug paraphernalia. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Lawmakers say Prison Disturbance Worse than Reported

 

Tennessee House DemocratsNashville, TN – Tennessee Democratic lawmakers say fights at the Morgan County Correctional Facility Tuesday morning were apparently much worse than reported by the Department of Corrections.

Two officers were seriously injured in what they described as several fights that broke out at the facility. One officer sustained a broken orbital socket, broken nose, cracked thumb and 12 stitches in his lip. He has been identified as Sgt. David “Woody” Garrett.

Sgt. David “Woody” Garrett was injured during the fights at Morgan County Correctional Facility Tuesday morning

Sgt. David “Woody” Garrett was injured during the fights at Morgan County Correctional Facility Tuesday morning

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Tennessee Representatives John Mark Windle and Mike Stewart ask Department of Corrections for Answers

 

Tennessee House DemocratsNashville, TN – Tennessee State Representatives John Mark Windle (D-Livingston) and Mike Stewart (D-Nashville) say a Corrections Department presentation made last week to lawmakers raises questions about what Correctional Officers say are often crippling consequences of staff shortages.

The presentation showed that assaults are down in prisons across Tennessee, but the officers refute this, saying non-injury officer assaults are actually being re-classified as “staff/inmate provocations” to make the Department’s numbers look better. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police report Phyllis Taylor sentenced to Five Years for Vehicular Homicide

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On September 22nd, 2014, Clarksville Police Officer Melissa Spielhagen responded to a crash on Tiny Town Road. A bicyclist, Vince A. Freeman was struck by an unknown vehicle and died from his injuries. The unknown vehicle left the scene of the collision.

Phyllis L. Taylor, 53 from Clarksville, was charged and arrested on September 24th, 2014 with killing bicyclist Vince A. Freeman, 22-year-old from Clarksville.

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American Heart Association’s 12th annual National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 6th

 

Biggest-ever National Wear Red Day features buildings, people, places going red for women’s heart health; many local activities coming

Go Red for Women - American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – The Middle Tennessee skyline will take on a special heartwarming red glow next Friday.

Twenty-two local buildings will be lighting up red as part of the 12th annual National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 6th, as part of the biggest Go Red celebration ever in Middle Tennessee. This icon day of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is the day when everyone Goes Red across the nation to support women’s fight against heart disease, their No. 1 killer.

American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day

American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation adds Nathan McCollum of Sevierville to Top Ten Most Wanted list

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has a new fugitive on TBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted list, Nathan Lennon McCollum of Sevierville, TN.

Nathan McCollum is wanted by the Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) for a Violation of Probation for Attempted Aggravated Kidnapping, Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon, Violation of an Order of Protection, several counts of theft and traffic charges.

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Clarksville Job Fair at New Providence Community Policing Center, Monday January 27th

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Monday, January 27th, 10:00am – 1:00pm, the Operation Defiance Goodwill Career Solutions at New Providence Community Policing Center will be hosting a Job Fair.

The  New Providence Community Policing Center is located at 640 Providence Boulevard, Clarksville.

Clarksville Job Fair at New Providence Community Policing Center Monday.

Clarksville Job Fair at New Providence Community Policing Center Monday.

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Montgomery County Jail transfers 60 Tennessee Department of Corrections Inmates

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – Sixty inmates of the State of Tennessee’s Department of Corrections were transferred from the Montgomery County Jail to a state facility last week, said Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson.

“This drops our Tennessee Department of Corrections populations to 96, and represents a significant savings to our local taxpayers,” said Fuson. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s New Providence Community Policing Center to hold Job Fair Friday, November 15th

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Friday, November 15th, 2013, from 10:00am to 1:00pm, the New Providence Community Policing Center (NPCPC) is hosting a Job Fair. There are multiple employers that will be attending this event.

Bring your résumé, photo ID, and Social Security card or birth certificate. Dress for success. Be prepared to complete job applications and to interview.

Job Fair at New Providence Community Policing Center Friday.

Job Fair at New Providence Community Policing Center Friday.

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