Robert D. “Bobby” Butler, Jr., 71, of Gallatin, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
In a letter today, Director of Schools Del Phillips said the 2014 TCAP scores are proof that Sumner County students are on the right path. Students showed increases in several areas which including 8 percent more students showing proficiency and advancement in Algebra II than in 2012, and 6.4 percent more students showing proficiency and advancement in English I than in 2011-2012.
Douglas Stephens Stone, 81, of Gallatin, passed away on Monday July 28, 2014.
Three Sumner County residents travelled to impoverished countries on mission trips where they used their unique skills and medical knowledge of quality anesthesia care to help those in need. The Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia employees traveled separately around the globe. People in developing countries often don’t have access to the healthcare services, medications or facilities they need.
Gallatin’s have new jobs on the brain.
And it’s a good thing. The city of Gallatin has announced more than 500 new jobs to be created in Gallatin with more than $74 million invested in the city—between Beretta U.S.A. Corp, ABC Group Inc. and American Colors.
Beretta decision to expand its manufacturing capabilities in the U.S. by building a new facility in Gallatin, received national news when it was announced in January.
A ripple effect on the city's economy occurs when a company invests money in Gallatin and creates jobs.
That's because the city benefits, and as a related benefit, citizens who get hired for the jobs being created have more disposable income to spend at local places.
All of this adds up to a better quality of life in Gallatin said James Fenton, executive director of the Gallatin Economic Development Agency.
"If a city isn’t growing it’s dying," Fenton said. "The addition of jobs fuels growth, and allows our citizens to create a better life for themselves."
Edith Satterfield Dodson Church, 90, of Gallatin, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014.
A group of Sumner County’s leaders gathered last Thursday morning at Gallatin City Hall to discuss ways to increase postsecondary education attainment rates in the county.
Hosted by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, the meeting included more than 40 elected officials, business leaders and educators in the area. The meeting was part of Nashville Region’s Vital Signs, a collaborative process led by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce to track key issues that impact the region’s economic well being and activate community-driven solutions to address them, as apart of Governor Bill Haslam‘s Drive to 55 challenge.
Beretta U.S.A. announced Monday that it has hired the design-build firm Pattillo Construction Corporation to design and build the newest Beretta manufacturing facility to be located in Gallatin.
The Georgia-based firm hopes to hire people in or near Gallatin.
“It is important for everyone to understand that although Pattillo Construction is a Georgia-based firm, we want to use contractors and subcontractors located near the Gallatin area to support this project,” Pearlman said.
Tena Ruth Vaughan Patrick, 68, of Castalian Springs, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014.
Laurence Hurley Johnson, 54 of Gallatin, passed away July 22, 2014.
The 2014 Gala at Cragfont is getting a facelift.
The popular event to celebrate and raise funds for the historic home is being described by event organizers as "southern chic" and "all new."
“This year it’s more of a southern chic dress—something you’d wear to an Ole Miss game,” said the new president of Historic Cragfont Carlene Fox. “It’s not going to be as formal as years past.”
Beretta U.S.A. Corp., located in Accokeek, Maryland, announced today that it has decided to move its manufacturing capabilities from its existing location to a new production facility that it is building in Gallatin, Tennessee.
The Gallatin facility is scheduled to be opened in mid-2015. Beretta U.S.A. had previously planned to use the new Gallatin facility for new machinery and production of new products only.
“During the legislative session in Maryland that resulted in passage of the Firearm Safety Act of 2013, the version of the statute that passed the Maryland Senate would have prohibited Beretta U.S.A. from being able to manufacture, store or even import into the State products that we sell to customers throughout the United States and around the world. While we were able in the Maryland House of Delegates to reverse some of those obstructive provisions, the possibility that such restrictions might be reinstated in the future leaves us very worried about the wisdom of maintaining a firearm manufacturing factory in the State,” stated Jeff Cooper, General Manager for Beretta U.S.A. Corp.
Patricia "Pattie" Peck Banzhoff, 61, of Gallatin passed away July 18, 2014.
Clester "Don" Russell, 67, of Westmoreland, passed away July 19, 2014.
Vice Mayor John D. Alexander accused Mayor Jo Ann Graves and her staff of discriminating against him by not allowing him to use her office to conduct business while she was on vacation earlier this year.
Although previous vice mayors have been allowed to use the mayor's office to conduct business while they were filling in for the seated mayor, Alexander said he was asked to leave Graves' office and to use an adjacent conference room.
"I was told I wouldn't be able to have a meeting in your office," Alexander said. "I've spoke with others that have sat in as vice mayor. I'm wondering why I was asked to go to the back room."
Sleep is critical for human survival.
A lack of proper sleep can lead to health problems and make life miserable. Volunteer State Community College students have a new facility, opened this year, to help them learn how to conduct sleep studies.
The Sleep Diagnostics Center at Vol State has two specially designed sleep study rooms, a control room, video and audio monitors, and other state-of-the-art equipment.
About four years ago one grandmother was given custody of her three granddaughters.
A year later, she lost her job.
Then her car.
And then her house.
Sumner County took another step toward creating a second general sessions judgeship at the county commission's legislative committee Monday.
The committee approved a motion to send the private act the current Assembly approved to the full commission for a vote July 21.
The purpose of creating the judgeship is to split the current caseload in General Sessions Judge James Hunter's court in half.
Wranglers put skills to the test at annual Rodeo
Cowboys and cowgirls gather to rope calves, round barrels and ride bulls
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