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.
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.
In a string of auto burglaries three teenagers have been arrested. The Gallatin Police Department has recently investigated numerous auto burglaries in residential neighborhoods. According to Officer Bill Storment more than 20 burglaries occurred in Gallatin. The suspects have also been connected to auto burglaries in other Sumner County cities, Millersville and Nashville. The suspects face charges in those cities and possibly others.
Sound fiscal management and an increase in county revenues is good news for school employees who could see the first 3 percent pay raise in years. The news was part of the presentation of the school system’s 2014-15 fiscal year budget, presented by Director of Schools Dr. Del Phillips during a non-voting study session of the School Board Tuesday.
It was a busy week for Station Camp freshman swimmer Riley Gaines as she prepared for the 2014 Zone Championships held in San Antonio, Texas. On the line for the Excel swimmer was a chance to qualify for the Junior Nationals to be held next summer.
On Tuesday afternoon, two middle school programs met for preseason work at Rucker Middle School. The Rams, who earned division championships in 2012 and 2013, have cemented themselves as the team to beat in Sumner County under the tutelage of Head Coach Bobby Beasley.
The Gallatin Green Wave hosted its first scrimmage of the fall last week and it did not go well for the Green and Gold. The Cookeville Cavaliers travelled to Gallatin High School and handed Gallatin a 26-6 loss.
Tuesday marked the conclusion of what has proven to be a rigorous preseason for the Bison. Having already scrimmaged Brentwood, Oakland and Trousdale County, the Bison hosted the Smyrna Bulldogs to wrap up their preseason contests.