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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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  • 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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  • Gallatin Chamber Foundation honors teachers with School grants Gallatin Chamber Foundation honors teachers with School grants

    For the first time ever, the Gallatin Chamber Foundation awarded area teachers and schools with School Improvement Awards Monday at special dinner at Triple creek Park. More $5,800 was awarded to seven teachers. 

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General News

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.

 

GPD arrests three teens

GPD arrests three teens

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.

School’s director unveils 2014-15 budget proposal

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.

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Sports

Gaines makes the junior national cut

Gaines makes the junior national cut

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.

Cross-town rivals meet for preseason scrimmage

Cross-town rivals meet for preseason scrimmage

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.

Cavs surprise Green Wave

Cavs surprise Green Wave

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.

Bison offense struggles against Smyrna

Bison offense struggles against Smyrna

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.




 

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