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Music with Miss Shannon creates big buzz Music with Miss Shannon creates big buzz

There's a lot of singing, a little bit of dancing, jumping and even swimming.

"Go swimming in the bottom of the ocean" is one popular song nearly 30 kids sang and danced to Tuesday at the Gallatin Public Library.

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  • Music with Miss Shannon creates big buzz Music with Miss Shannon creates big buzz

    There's a lot of singing, a little bit of dancing, jumping and even swimming.

    "Go swimming in the bottom of the ocean" is one popular song nearly 30 kids sang and danced to Tuesday at the Gallatin Public Library.

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  • Duncan retires after 28 years on School Board Duncan retires after 28 years on School Board

    Sitting back, reclining in his seat - more poised for comfort than a government meeting - it has always come across that Will Duncan not only takes his role as a member of the Sumner County School Board seriously; it’s a role that after nearly three decades fits him well.  Through the years, Duncan has worn many hats including that of minister, sheriff’s deputy and school patrol officer. But nowhere has his impact on local youth been greater that in his 28-year role as a member of the Sumner County School Board.  Duncan chose not to seek reelection, saying he wanted to spend more time with family. But even in retirement, Duncan said his thoughts will never be far from the board.

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  • And he won't back down And he won't back down

    Coonrippy announces bid for 2018 primary

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  • New Gallatin tattoo store owner recently arrested for indecent exposure in Murfreesboro tattoo parlor New Gallatin tattoo store owner recently arrested for indecent exposure in Murfreesboro tattoo parlor

    Less than three months after pleading “no contest” to an indecent exposure charge for exposing himself to a teenage girl in a Rutherford County tattoo parlor, William “Will” Wood cut the ribbon to his own tattoo parlor on Gallatin’s Downtown Historic Square today.

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  • Audit shows no misconduct in Kittrell accusations Audit shows no misconduct in Kittrell accusations

    An audit of the office of Gallatin City Recorder Connie Kittrell identified inconsistent understanding of procedures among staff but did not find any misconduct or wrongdoings as alleged by three employees. The investigation is ongoing.



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General News

City seeks to makeover old health dept building

Gallatin is pursuing plans to renovate the old health department building on South Water Avenue for the police department's detective division. The city wants to act as a contractor on the renovation with subcontractors bidding on the available jobs, and to have Lyndon Satterfield, who handles maintenance on government buildings, to act as a superintendent.

State nixes request to roll back Sumner home appraisals

The Tennessee State Board of Equalization today declined to roll back the values of 25,000 Sumner County properties; voting instead to send all property values changed between May 5 and May 20 through an informal process, back to the Sumner County Board of Equalization for review.

If the local board decides to change those home values back to the original values assessed earlier this year through a mandated reappraisal, homeowners will have the chance for a second appeal if they believe the values are inaccurate.

Former Hanover CEO sentenced in $18 million ponzi scheme

Trio bilked more than 125 investors

Terry Kretz, 61, of Gallatin, Tenn. and the former CEO of Hanover Corporation, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Todd J. Campbell to 168  months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for orchestrating an $18 million Ponzi scheme, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.  Judge Campbell also ordered Kretz to pay $14,784,983.75 in restititution.

GHS coach arrested on statutory rape charges

GHS coach arrested on statutory rape charges

Gallatin High School Assistant Football Coach Keith Duggin was arrested yesterday for the statutory rape of a 17-year-old former student, according to the Gallatin Police Department. Gallatin police arrested Duggin, 28, Wednesday for the statutory rape of the minor, according to a press release from the GPD.

 

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Sports

Springfield snaps 33 year dry spell against Gallatin

Springfield snaps 33 year dry spell against Gallatin

Every coach seeks a signature win. Sometimes it comes in a title game. Other times it comes at the end of a long season. For Springfield Head Coach Dustin Wilson, it came in the form of his season home opener in Week One against the Gallatin Green Wave. Host Springfield beat Gallatin for the first time in 33 years on Friday night, 17-14.

Lady Bison struggle with consistency

Lady Bison struggle with consistency

The Station Camp High School Volleyball team has only one senior on its roster, and it showed in their Tuesday afternoon District 9-AAA contest against a seasoned Beech team. The Lady Buccaneers came out on top in the highly contested bout, 26-24, 27-25, 22-25 and 25-18.

Malone, Hurd make impact in first game as Volunteers

Malone, Hurd make impact in first game as Volunteers

Two of Sumner County's finest ushered in a new era of Tennessee football Sunday night in front a packed house of 102,455 and among thousands of "brick by brick" hopefuls in a 38-7 season opener win over Utah State.

Lady Wave Cheer team holds clinic

Lady Wave Cheer team holds clinic

Last weekend, the Gallatin High School Green Wave Cheer Team hosted its annual cheer clinic for participants in kindergarten through sixth grade.




 

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