Former Gallatin High School Team Doctor, Clarence Ramey Sanders, passed away on Sunday at the age of 82. Sanders, who was named Sports Medicine Person of the Year in 2003 by the Tennessee Athlete Trainers Society, was a well-loved figure in the Green Wave community.
Gallatin officials and American Mechanical Inc. (AMI), a full service mechanical contractor, announced the opening of their newest fabrication facility in Gallatin. Based out of Chicago, IL, AMI specializes in providing expert industrial, institutional and commercial installations related to HVAC, manufacturing and chemical processing. An approved Woman Owned Minority Status Company, AMI currently has workers on-site throughout the Nashville region and the State. AMI expects to begin their fabricating operations this week when equipment installation is complet
Update: Gallatin Attorney Thomas Boyers V said his attorney, William Butch Moore, was just notified that Boyers could pull a petition to run as an Independent for the now open position of Circuit Court Judge. A phone call has been placed to the Sumner County Election Office, as well as the state office as to why the decision was reversed.
Officials with the State Republican Primary Office in Nashville have just confirmed the qualifying period for the position of Circuit Court Judge has been extended until noon Thursday, March 6.
Sumner County Circuit Court Judge C L “Buck” Rogers died Thursday morning at Hendersonville Medical Center.
A Gallatin mother’s mission to bring hope to families of self-harm victims
State said candidates not bona fide Republicans
Attorney Jim Hawkins of Gallatin and County Commissioner Jo Skidmore of Hendersonville were both notified by the Tennessee Republican Party today that they will not be permitted to run as Republican candidates in the upcoming May County Primary.
Obituaries published Feb. 20 in "The Gallatin News"
Alvis Taylor, 98, of Gallatin, passed away, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Graveside service will be held Thursday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. from Crestview Memory Park with Dr. Charles Moffatt officiating. Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 20, from 11 a.m. until time of service. Taylor was born Jan. 7, 1916 in Cato, TN to the late William I. and Mary Jane Beasley Massey. Taylor is preceded in death by her husband, Earl F. Taylor, her parents, six brothers, and four sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Betty Jo Lesemann of Gallatin, grandsons, William L. Lesemann, Jr, Louis F. Lesemann (Heather Anderson) Robert T. Lesemann (Ginger) and Alexander R. Lesemann, great-granddaughters, Sarah Lesemann, Catharine Lesemann, and Hanna Lesemann, sister-in-law Irma Crowell Massey, and many nieces and nephew. Taylor was a long time member of First Baptist Church and the Bethpage Chapter of Eastern Star. Contributions can be made to First Baptist Homebound Ministry, P.O. Box 369, Gallatin, or First Presbyterian Church, 167 W. Main St., Gallatin.
Ed Hardy, 87, formerly of Jasper, TN, passed away, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Hardy had been an engineer for 25 years for the State of Tennessee Corrections and Mental Health Departments. The son of the late Charles F. and Winnie Rogers Hardy he was born in Jasper on Aug. 12, 1926. His wife, Ruby Douglas Hardy, grandson, Stephen Langston and brother, Clyde Hardy also preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughter, Teresa (Johnny) Langston of Nashville. Visitation was held at the Family Heritage Funeral Home in Gallatin, on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the chapel of Tate Funeral Home, in Jasper at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, with the family receiving friends two hours before the service. Interment will follow in Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens. To send online condolences visit www.tatefh.com. Arrangements by Tate Funeral Home, LLC, Jasper, TN 423-942-9500
Cecil Floyd Woodard, 93, of Gallatin, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Funeral Service was Monday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home with Elder Brent Hall, Elder Kenneth Summers, Elder David Christopher Woodard and Elder Timothy Binion officiating. Interment will follow in Crestview Memory Gardens with Dwayne Tucker, Elder David Christopher Woodard, Matthew Woodard, Zachary Snow, Logan Snow, George Snow, Richard Dickey and Tommy Williams serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation was Sunday, Feb. 16 from 2 to 8 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. until time of service. Woodard was born Sept. 9, 1920 in Smith County, TN, son of the late William Elijah and Mazie Agnes Matthews Woodard. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, Cleo Woodard and Clayton Woodard and sister, Gaston Nesbitt. He is survived by wife of 72 years, Will Edith Billingsley Woodard; son, David Woodard (Sue); daughter, Nancy Tucker all of Gallatin; grandchildren, Carolyn Snow (George), Dwayne Tucker (Frankie), Wendy Williams (Tommy), Elder David Christopher Woodard (Sacha) and Matthew Woodard; great grandchildren, Zachary Snow, Logan Snow, Ginger Dickey (Richard), Lexie Tucker, David Thomas Williams, Caty Woodard, Tad Woodard, Deacon Woodard, Selah Woodard, Elliott Woodard, Aria Woodard, Elijah Woodard and Jameson Woodard and niece, Deborah Woodard of Gallatin. Mr. Woodard was a member of Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon since 1947. He was a farmer all of his life and retired from Eaton Corp. after 20 years of service. Memorials may be made to Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church, P. O. Box 102, Gallatin, TN 37066. Online condolences may be submitted at familyheritagefh.com Family Heritage Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Eugene Stamps, 76, of Gallatin, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at Sumner Regional Hospital. Funeral service was Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Brother Gunthrie Thompson and Brother Ricky Stamps officiating. Interment followed at Sumner Memorial Gardens with Doug Crockett, Randy Stamps, Charles Carr, Jackie Leath, Henry Roberson, Joe Leath, Jimmy Stamps, and Derrick Stamps serving as pallbearers, and James Todd, Larry Garrett, Charles Tuttle, John White, Tommy Marlin, Thomas Stamps, and Bill Kirkpatrick serving as honorary pallbearers. Stamps was born Aug. 8, 1937 in Bethpage, TN to the late Charles Russell and Esther Brown Shrum Stamps. Mr. Stamps is also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Dr. Robert C. Webster. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judy Harrison Stamps of Gallatin, children, Ricky Stamps (Tammy) of Portland, Ron Stamps (Jessica) of Gallatin, and Rita Stamps Lowery (Darin) of Gallatin, sister, Charlene Webster of Gallatin, grandchildren, Derrick Stamps and Rebecca Stamps, step-grandchildren, Carrissa Dennis, Heather Calvert, Rebecca Yearwood, and seven step great-grandchildren. Mr. Stamps was a member of Siloam Missionary Baptist Church, retired from Pirelli Tire Company, and a former County Commissioner, serving the people of the 3rd district. Mr. Stamps served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of the Grand Free Lodge and accepted Masons of Tennessee, Bethpage Lodge #521. Online condolences may be submitted at Alexanderfh.info. Arrangements made by Alexander Funeral Home.
During my first campaign for Congress in 2010, I aired a television ad that we titled “Grandchildren.” We spent a Saturday afternoon filming in a classroom of Cornerstone Church in Madison with a car full of neighborhood kids and a box of school supplies purchased at the Parent-Teacher store.
The Gallatin Area Chamber of Commerce provides a multitude of benefits to businesses, visitors and to the community. Those who live in Gallatin are one of the primary sectors using the services of the Chamber and its Welcome Center.
I applaud Governor Haslam’s State of the State proposal to make free community college and technical school education available for all graduating or GED obtaining students in the state. If instituted, Tennessee’s existing merit-based Hope Scholarships in conjunction with the Governor’s proposal would make Tennessee one of the leaders in the nation in providing its students access to an affordable secondary education.
Christopher and Kaitlyn Wilchenski have been identified as the two young adults who were shot to death Wednesday, according to a press release sent Thursday by the Gallatin Police Department.
The deceased were found in an apartment in building 14, police said. A handgun was recovered from the apartment.
"Kaitlyn sustained multiple gunshots to the head and Christopher sustained a single gunshot to the head," the release said. Police are investigating this incident as a murder suicide.
The married couple was in the process of getting a divorce, police said.
Sumner County Teen Court gives local teens a chance to help their peers
Gallatin resident Ben Briley is on this season of American Idol.
Volunteer State Community College students, faculty and staff welcomed community members and leaders to the new Wallace South Health Sciences building Friday.
The $10 million facility has classrooms and labs for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Ophthalmic Technology, Sleep Diagnostics Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) and Medical Laboratory Technology programs.
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