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Bethpage school nominated for national honor

 

 

 

By Scott Wilson

Scott@hendersonvillestandard.com

 

Bethpage Elementary School is one of six Tennessee schools to be nominated for the prestigious 2010 Blue Ribbon Schools award.

The national award recognizes schools that have shown academic excellence in light of at least 40 percent of the schools student body coming from economically disadvantaged homes.

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Unity Day March set for Jan. 18

If it is difficult this week to track down Philip Douglas, there is little wonder why. The local president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is busy putting the final touches on the 2010 Unity Day March to honor Dr. Martin Luther King. The annual celebration of Kings life is slated for Monday, Jan. 18, at noon.

 

 

 

 

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Legislators prepare for 'busy' special session

State legislators will have their work cut out for them when they begin a special session Monday called by Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen. The special session will reportedly focus on education, and an education-funding program called Race to the Top, in particular.

I think the governor intends to address K-12 education and higher education. And there are some concerns in Gallatin about the possible decisions made about higher education because of Volunteer State Community College, said State Rep. Mike McDonald. The governor is concerned about low performing schools and how to give the state power to move in and take some kind of action to help schools not meeting certain parameters.

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'Connecting the dots'School Board's reaction to handling personnel complaints
By Marjorie Lloyd
Marjorie@thegallatinnews.com

In a heated debate that brought angry protestations from Director of Schools Benny Bills, the Board of Education discussed at their Tuesday, December 15th meeting the potential need for their own investigation into complaints of alleged inappropriate behavior by school system employees and the handling of the complaints by Central Office staff.



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County's Volunteer Equine Rescue brings 22 to 'paradise'
By Marjorie Lloyd
Marjorie@thegallatinnews.com

From hell to paradise in a few weeks. That is the journey that 84 horses and mules began in Bradyville, then to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville. They were starved and neglected and many were ill. Some of those animals have found their paradise, finally,  in Sumner County.
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Gordon retiresfrenzy begins

By Candy Webb
Candy@thegallatin news.com

Congressman Bart Gordon (D) has announced that he will retire from Congress when his current term expires. The recently named Chair of the 111th Congress, U.S. House Science and Technology Committee cited spending time with his family as a driving force behind his decision.

I have been at this a long time, he said in a phone interview with The Gallatin Newspaper. Twenty five years and I have enjoyed serving the people of my district.

With Gordons announcement comes a flurry of movement throughout several political levels with regard to his seat and what it means.

 

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12/18-25
December 18
The New Rock ‘n Country Band will play at the Gallatin Senior Citizens Center, 200 East Franklin Street, with pot luck supper at 6:00 p.m. and music to dance to from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. This is the regular third Friday night of the month dinner and dance with a new sound and dinner before dancing. Everyone is welcome, all ages will identify with the New Rock ‘n Country Band sound. For more information, please call 451-1531.
December 18
Cornerstone General Baptist Church, Highway 31E, is hosting a Live Nativity from 6 to 9 p.m. Call 504-5820 for more information.
December 19
Bethpage will mark the holiday season with pageantry and fun as the town plays host to residents and visitors alike as many flock to the annual Christmas parade. The parade lineup is at 10:30, and the parade begins at 1:30. The route begins at Dickie Alexander’s Landscaping on Rock Springs Road, traveling past Bethpage Tire, Bethpage Elementary, following down Old Highway 31E, ending at the Bethpage Store on Highway 31E. The event features horse and buggies, motorcycles, floats, tractors, antique cars and a wide variety of other entries. No Santa Clauses or Santa costumes will be permitted. The parade committee will provide Santa Claus, however, all area elves are welcome. For more information, contact Dickie Alexander at 210-6740 or Steve Graves at 330-0688 or Bucky May at 330-6724. Our grand marshals for the 2009 parade are ERWIN and TOM MCKEE longtime residents of Bethpage. Come early to old Bethpage, there will be lots of food!
December 19
Christmas Open House and 35th Birthday Party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 16  Volunteer Dr. in Hendersonville. Help celebrate their Birthday and attend the Open House and see all the adoptable dogs, puppies, kittens and cats. Please  bring your “Pennies for Pets” donation. www.sumnerhumane.org.  822-0061.
December 24, 25
The Department of Human Services will be closed in observance of Christmas.
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A Support group for Parkinsons patients and spouses/caregivers meets at Blackeye Pea restaurant in Hendersonville the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m.
Freedom Church is sponsoring free gift wrapping every Saturday prior to Christmas from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The gift wrapping event will take place at the former Jack In The Box location in Gallatin (located in front of Wal-mart).  For more information, please contact Freedom Church at 451-6299 or info@freedomfamily.us .
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Obituaries 12/03/09
P.H. ”Buddy” Payne, Jr.
age 68, of Franklin, Tennessee formerly of Gallatin, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2009. Funeral service will be Friday, December 4 at 12:00 from the First Baptist Church with Dr. Larry Yarborough and Carthal Smith officiating. Pallbearers will be Carthal Smith, Bob Sudderth, Charles Bone, Tommy Dyer, Martin Spears, Jim Payne, Jr. and Robert Payne. Visitation is today, Thursday, December 3, 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Family Heritage Funeral Home. No visitation is planned for Friday before the service. Nr. Payne was born in Nashville, February 2, 1941, son of the late Presley Haynes Payne, Sr. and Katherine Moss Payne. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Tuck. He is survived by one son, Haynes Payne III of Florence, AL; one step-son Shannon House and wife Shannon of Hendersonville; two step daughters, Kim Payne of Orlando, FL and Terry Ladd and husband, Jerry of Gallatin and one brother Jimmy Payne and his wife Brenda of Gallatin; five grandchildren, Garrett and Gavin House, Laura Tuck, and Barron and Allison Ladd.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church “Building Fund”.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.familyheritagefh.com  
Clyde B. Bell, Jr.
age 82, of St. Petersburg, Florida, died Thursday, November 5, 2009, at Edward White Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL. Born in Ft. Bliss, Texas, to a military family, he attended Gallatin, schools and graduated from Tennessee Military Institute. He then graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1949. After 30 years of service around the world, including Korea and Vietnam, he retired as a Colonel to St. Petersburg, FL. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gail Griffen Bell. He is survived by daughters, Linda Wilbur (Steve), Catherine Sitzler (David), Susanne Birmingham (Tom); brother, William (Sandra); sister, Dixie Bell Brittain (Joe) and five grandchildren, John, Beth, Andrea, Shannon and Megan. Services will be held at Rehoboth United Methodist Church at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 5, 2009. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m.  Memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 2601 Cages Bend Rd, Gallatin, TN 37066 or Disabled American Veterans, PO BOX 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.
Fred Alton Terry
age 71, of Gallatin, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2009. Funeral service was  Monday, November 30 at 5:00 p.m. from the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home with Brother Jimmy Case officiating. Interment followed Tuesday, December 1 at 10:00 a.m. at the Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. He was born on April 18, 1938 in Livingston, son of the late James Edward Terry and Tinnie B. Witcher Terry. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one son Fred A. Terry, Jr., brothers, R.D., Willie D., J. C., Lexie and James Terry and sisters, Lucille Kritner, Pauline Stewart and Zellemae Anderson. He is survived by two sisters, Lorene Case and Gladys T. Case both of Gallatin. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.familyheritagefh.com.
Mary Nell Messer
age 84, of Gallatin, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2009. Funeral service was Tuesday, December 1 at 2:30 p.m. from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Pastor Kyle Poole officiating. Entombment followed in Hendersonville Memory Gardens Mausoleum with Eddie, Tim, Briane, Spencer, Kevin and Jeremy Messer serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were the Staff of Brandywood Health Care. Mrs. Messer was born July 5, 1925, daughter of the late Albert Brinkley and Nellie Ann Palmer Brinkley. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by five brothers, Ray, Lewis, Harlan, Ed and Orville Brinkley and one sister Lucille Taylor. She is survived by her husband Frank Messer, Sr. of Gallatin; children, Nellie Mae (George) Austin of Gallatin, Linda Gayle (Bob) Cathey of Paris, TN, James Albert (Donna) Messer of Nashville, Frank “Buddy” Messer of Nashville, Billy Andrew (Judy) Messer of Hendersonville, Eddie Ray (Sue) Messer of Hendersonville and Robert E. (Glenda) Messer of Hendersonville; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene (Building Fund) 407 North Water Avenue, Gallatin, TN 37066. Online condolences may be submitted at www.alexanderfh.info.
Robert Warren Maxwell
age 86, of Gallatin, was called Home by God on November 29, 2009. A Masonic Service was Wednesday evening. Remaining visitation is today, December 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to a Celebration of Life service conducted by Dr. Larry Yarborough. A private military service will be at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at (Pegram). Rather than flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Gallatin First Baptist Church or a charity of your choice. He is survived by his wife and his extended family, his sister, sons, daughter, and grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.familyheritagefh.com.  Arrangements by Family Heritage Funeral Home.
Melissa Brown Brunstad
age 41, of Old Hickory, formerly of Gallatin, passed away Monday, November 30, 2009.  Funeral service is today, December 3 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Pastor Ron Carrier and Pastor Bill Davis officiating.  Interment follows in Crestview Memorial Park with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Remaining visitation is today, 10:00 a.m. until time of service. She was born in Richmond, Virginia on August 20, 1968. She is survived by her husband, Eric Brunstad of Old Hickory; parents Kenneth and Lois Brown of Gallatin; two sons Michael Brunstad and wife Nicole and Bobby Brunstad and one daughter Brooke Brunstad; one grandchild Aiden Brunstad; twin sister Susan Anderson; two brothers, Ken Brown and wife Missy and Terry Brown and wife Tiffany all of Gallatin; nieces and nephews Teagan, Ashley, Cody, Jordan, Larry and Becca. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.alexanderfh.info.
Leslie Lee Terry
age 82, formerly of Oneida, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at Sumner Regional Medical Center, surrounded by wife and family. Mr. Terry was born May 12, 1927 in Oneida. He was a beloved member and Deacon of the Leatherwood Baptist Church and a United States Army Veteran of WWII. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Maxine Terry, formerly of Oneida, now of Gallatin. He is also survived by his children, Brenda Kay and husband Doug Crockett, Steve Terry, Carolyn and husband John Street, all of Gallatin, Audrey Terry Phillips of Oneida and son MSgt. Joel Segal and wife Msgt. Yvonne Terry of San Antonio, Texas; one brother, Joseph Eugene  Terry of Muncie, Indiana; grandchildren, Travis (whom he helped raise) and wife Teresa Phillips, Yelena, James and Julie Terry, Leslie Lynn and husband Tony Slaven, Stephen Wade Terry, Branden Clark Terry; great-grandchildren, Noah and Joshua Phillips, Shane and Korey Slaven, Daulton, Gaven, Zoey, Brandon and Waylon Terry. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harrison and  Flora Garrett Terry of Onbeida, two infant sons, Arlie Joseph and William Lee Terry, one brother, Francis Lester Terry and great grandson, Elijah Terry. Services were Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at Jones & Son Funeral Home in Oneida with the Rev. Milford Terry and Pastor Bobby Hill officiating. Interment followed in the Litton Cemetery.
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Response to war surge

By Scott Wilson
Scott@thegalaltinnews.com

With just days before the United States of America marks the 68th anniversary of Japans attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaiithe first aggressive military attack on US propertyPresident Barack Obama pledged to the country to send a surge of troops to bolster Americas war efforts in Afghanistan.

In a speech from the United States Military Academy at West Point, President Obama said he would send an additional 30,000 troops to battle as soon as later this month. He also said a withdrawal effort for Americas troops would begin in July 2011.

 

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Local man's business dream may slip away

By Scott Wilson
Scott@thegallatinnews.com

As Grover McMurray walks around the grounds of his Bull Creek Resort in Gallatin, things get eerily quiet.

McMurray, 62, sees what the facility is supposed to be, a beautiful resort compound sitting right on the water, available for fishermen, hunters or even those passing through town. He estimates he has already spent $1 million on the facility.

But, if the Tennessee Department of Transportation has its way, what was designed to serve as McMurrays dream retirement income, will be demolished all in the name of progress. TDOT is planning an expansion of Highway 109, and a renovation of the nearby bridge that connects Wilson and Sumner counties.

It has McMurray very disappointed.

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Did school Central Office violate own rules?

By Candy Webb
Candy@thegallatinnews.com

When James Butler was charged last month with harassment, many people believed it was the first such complaint against the former Portland Middle School principal.

But for Charlotte Lea, who used to work as the middle schools guidance counselor, it was simply validation for something she had complained about to the district office seven months ago.

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Calendar of Events 12/03-12/15
December 8
The Gallatin Chapter of the TVA Retirees Association meet at noon at King Solomon’s Masonic Lodge. The guest speaker will be Tony Troyana, Board Member of the TVARA. A potluck lunch (meat provided) will be served. Entertainment is by Danny McCorkle. For more information call Al Goguen at 325-6938.
December 9, 10
Mid Cumberland Community Action Agency, Commodity Distribution is at 600 Small Street. Expected commodities are: Northern Beans, Walnuts, Beef Stew, Diced Tomatoes, Apple Juice, Applesauce and Oats. Call 452-7570 for more information.
December 10
Third grade holiday music program at Station Camp Elementary is at 6 p.m.
December 11, 12
Gallatin Coin Club Semi Annual Show is 10 to 6 Friday and 9:30 to 4:30 Saturday at the Gallatin Civic Center Gym. Call 519-7777 for more information.
December 11, 12, 13
Live Nativity is presented at Union Chapel General Baptist Church, 1125 College Street, Portland, 6:30 to 9:30 each evening. For  more information call 325-6084, or see website at unionchapelchurch.org.
December 12
Christmas Open House and 35th Birthday Party at the Sumner County Humane Society is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 16 Volunteer Dr. in Hendersonville. Come Celebrate their Birthday and attend the Open House and see the adoptable dogs, puppies, kittens, cats. Please  bring your “Pennies for Pets” Donation. www.sumnerhumane.org, 822-0061.
December 12
Music Celebrity Photographer Jarret Gaza and Jenn Cady are available for free pictures at The Shalom  Zone, 600 Small Street, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The pictures are for those in the local community who would never be able to have a professional picture taken. Each person photographed will receive a free 5 x 7, available for pick up at a later date.
December 14
Guild Elementary’s 6th annual Christmas program  takes place at the Gallatin Civic Center at 6:00 p.m.  The program will include a performance by the Kindergarten and 1st grade classes, a musical performed by the 2nd and 3rd grade classes, and performances by the Guild Chorus and Orff Ensemble. Schedule: 6:00 p.m. – Kindergarten and 1st grade performance; 6:45 p.m. – Guild Chorus anOrff Ensemble; 7:15 p.m – 2nd and 3rd grade musical “The Elf Impersonator”. Contact Guild Elementary’s music teacher, Adam Bush, at 452-5583, for more information.
December 15
Sumner County Food Bank, located at Liberty Baptist Church, 354 East Main announced a food give-a-way from 9 a.m. until all food is gone or all are served. Donations and volunteers are welcome. Call 504-6182 or 452-2084 for more information.
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A Support group for Parkinsons patients and spouses/caregivers meets at Blackeye Pea restaurant in Hendersonville the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m.

Wednesday mornings through May 2010, the Gallatin Church of Christ hosts a study of the history of Christianity from the early church to the present, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Christian Enrichment Center portion of the building. Call Daniel Gordon at 452-0271 for more information.

Tis the Season, 4th Annual Coat and Toy Drive for the Children, sponsored by Cash Express, is accepting toys, coats, shoes (washable) and non perishable food items. Call 230-0996 for drop off locations in the area.

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Sumner County is in need of volunteers who would like to reach out to those in need in Sumner County. Volunteers must be aged 55 or older. If you are interested in participating or partnering with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Sumner County, please call 615-443-7606 or 615-742-1113, ext. 10.
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Obituaries 11/26/09
Clara Bateman
age 91, of Pembroke, KY, formerly of  Bowling Green and Nashville, passed away Saturday at Pembroke Nursing and Rehab Center. Mrs. Bateman was born April 11, 1918 in Gallatin, daughter of will and Mary Curry Owens. She married James W. Bateman and he preceded her in death January 12, 1991. She was retired as a cook from the Nashville school system. She was of Baptist faith. Graveside services were Wednesday at the Nashville National Cemetery. Stoner Family Funeral Home, Bowling Green, was in charge of arrangements. Survivors include one brother, Jimmy Lee and wife Alvia McMurray of Gallatin and a host of nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Dee, Ned and Jerry Owens and four sisters, Jenny, Johnnie and Sarah Owens and Hattie Woods.
Edith Mae Vanatta
age 93, of Gallatin, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2009.  Funeral service was Wednesday, November 25 at 11:00 a.m. from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Brother Clifford Dobbs officiating. Burial followed in Crestview Memorial Park. Mrs. Vanatta was born in Sumner County, May 4, 1916 daughter of the late Martin V. Durham and Verna Dobbs Durham. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband J. D. Vanatta. She is survived by two daughters, Janice Gibson of Summersville, KY and Diane Whitby and husband  Elmer of Nashville; one grandchild Veronica Greene and one great grandson Brandon Greene. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.alexanderfh.info. Arrangements by Alexander Funeral Home.
James “Jim” A. Schell
age 65, of Gallatin passed away Saturday November 21, 2009. Funeral service will be Friday, November 27 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Alexander Funeral  Home with Brother Norman Slate officiating. Burial will follow in Crestview Memorial Park with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is today, November 26, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Friday noon until time of service.  Mr. Schell was born in Fremont, Ohio, September 28, 1944, son of the late Alvin and Anna Marie Stine Schell.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Jerry Schell and an infant sister. Mr. Schell was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the US Army and was a lifetime member of the VFW.  He is survived by his wife Sara of Gallatin; son, Martin Hood and wife Bobbie of Lakeland, FL and daughter Sarah Johnson and husband Ernie of Oak Harbor, WA; four brothers, Clarence Schell and wife, Betty of Dade City, FL, Ronald Schell of St Petersburg, FL, Kenneth Schell and wife Betty and David Schell and wife Barbara of Fremont, Ohio and three grandchildren. Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society or charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.alexanderfh.info.
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Cragfont hosts holiday open house

HIstoric Cragfont Inc. is hosting a holiday open house Sunday, December 6, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the historic home in Castalian Springs. The event is free and open to the public.

The home will be decorated according to the time period of the early 1800's, and homemade treats and warm apple cider will be served.

A Victorian Santa Claus will make a visit, and music will be provided by Mario DeSilva.

In 1802, the manor house was completed, including a seond-story ballroom for entertaining. James Winchester, who had established a log home on the property in 1786. lived in the manor house until his death on July 26, 1826. His wife, Susan Black Winchester, lived in the house until her death on December 7, 1864.The hoem and the gorunds have since been under the ownership of several different people.

The home was originally named 'Cragftont' because of its location on a bluff overlooking Bledsoe Creek. The home and the garden are maintained by HIstoric Cragfont Inc. and are available for private and public events. Visit www.cragftont.com for more informationl.

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Airport board chooses two
By Marjorie Lloyd
Marjorie@thegalatinnews.com

Commissioner Frank Freels was the only one of the county commissioners designated by Chair Merrol Hyde to be part of an ad hoc committee to participate in a review of the Airport Authority board’s procedures and meetings that attended the Monday, November 23, monthly meeting of the board since the appointment.

In addition to Freels, Hyde had appointed Chris Hughes, Paul Goode, Trish LeMarbre, and Jim Vaughn.

The Airport Authority board made the decision during Monday’s meeting to follow the advice of their own attorney, Art McClellan–whose opinion is in disagreement with that of County Law Director Leah Dennen–and adopt the by-laws that define the composition of the members of the board to include only two County Commissioners.

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Publix nears final hurdle

By Scott Wilson
Scott@thegallatinnews.com

Officials from Perry Engineering, LLC overcame another hurdle and took another step forward Monday night when the Gallatin Planning Commission voted to approve a revised preliminary master plan for the development and construction of a Publix on Big Station Camp Boulevard and Bison Trail.

Publix has proposed two buildings on one site across from Station Camp High School. One building would be the Publix itself and it would be approximately 45,000 square feet, said Kevin Chastine, a staff planner for the city of Gallatin.

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New code has fencing rules
By Scott Wilson
Scott@thegallatinnews.com

Tony Allers knew something had to be done.

The director of Codes and Planning for the city of Gallatin went into motion to begin the development of a fencing ordinance. The Gallatin City Council has alerady passed the ordinance on first reading at a recent council meeting.

The ordinance does not replace a previous ordinance, Allers reminds everyone, but sets new rules and regulations in place.

“Before the start of this discussion concerning fences and objects in the yard, you could put up basically whatever you wanted as long as it was no higher than six foot,” Allers explained.

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December
December 5
The annual Christmas Parade theme for this year is A Christmas Hit Parade celebrating the music of Christmas! The Gallatin Chamber of Commerce is now accepting entry forms for floats and parade entries. Entry forms and guidelines are available on the Gallatin Chamber of Commerce website: www.gallatintn.org  and at their office located at 118 West Main Street. Awards for Best in Show, Best Non-Profit Float, Best Marching-Instrumental, Best Marching – Non-Instrumental, Best Theme Float, Best Vehicle 1957 & Older, Best Vehicle 1958 & Newer, Best Business Float, and Best Theme Animal. The Chamber is also accepting sponsorships for this year’s parade. Contact the Chamber office at 452-4000 (Paige Strong or Zena Parks) if you have any questions.
December 5
The Sumner County Republican  breakfast meeting for December is at St. Timothy’s Church on Main Street in Hendersonville, with breakfast beginiing at 9:00 a.m. A  homestyle breakfast is served for $6.00 for those who would like to eat.
December 5
A Safe Place for Animals is hosting Pet Pictures with Santa and his Elves at the Depot Square on West Eastland across the street from SPA. Families are invited to bring their pets, have photos taken and shop  for bargain animal goodies, purchase items in the bake sale or adopt a special pet. There will also be gingerbread house contest and the chance to win a free grooming session. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. Call 210-3296 for more information.
December 5, 6
It’s feels a lot more like the holiday season with music in the air. Students at Volunteer State Community College will bring festivities to the stage in “Christmas at Volunteer State.” The show will feature holiday classics, original student songs, and dance routines performed by the Showstoppers and the Commercial Music Ensemble. The concert also celebrates the release of the annual Christmas music CD spotlighting student performances. The concert will be held in the auditorium at Caudill Hall on Saturday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 6 at 2:30 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $5 at the door. For $10 concert goers can get admission and a copy of the CD. Vol State is located at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. For more information call 230-3201.
December 6
Benefit Gospel Singing for needy families in Sumner County is at the VFW Hall at 3 p.m. featuring The Coulter Family, Faith Harmony Singers, The Proclaimers, The Lowery Family and more. Bring canned food or other nonperishable items or wrapped toys. There is no charge for admission. Call 452-1962 or 476-7040 for more information.
December 6
Martin’s Chapel General Baptist Church celebrates their 100th Anniversary at a celebration beginning with Sunday School at 10 a.m., Worship at 11, followed by lunch. A history of the church will be shared at 1:30 p.m. Call 325-4335 for more information.
December 8
The Gallatin Chapter of the TVA Retirees Association meet at noon at King Solomon’s Masonic Lodge. The guest speaker will be Tony Troyana, Board Member of the TVARA. A potluck lunch (meat provided) will be served. Entertainment is by Danny McCorkle. For more information call Al Goguen at 325-6938.
December 9, 10
Mid Cumberland Community Action Agency, Commodity Distribution is at 600 Small Street. Expected commodities are: Northern Beans, Walnuts, Beef Stew, Diced Tomatoes, Apple Juice, Applesauce and Oats. Call 452-7570 for more information.
December 10
Third grade holiday music program at Station Camp Elementary is at 6 p.m.
December 11, 12
Gallatin Coin Club Semi Annual Show is 10 to 6 Friday and 9:30 to 4:30 Saturday at the Gallatin Civic Center Gym. Call 519-7777 for more information.
December 11, 12, 13
Live Nativity is presented at Union Chapel General Baptist Church, 1125 College Street, Portland, 6:30 to 9:30 each evening. For  more information call 325-6084, or see website at unionchapelchurch.org.
December 12, 13
GreenWave Indoor Soccer Tournament is at  Gallatin High School Gym, 700 Dan Herron Drive for boys and girls, ages 8 through 18. Contacts for Registration:  Paula Satterfield 566-3167 - prsatter@bellsouth.net or Shelli DeGraff 830-4600 - shellidg@comcast.net. The registration deadline is December 2.
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A Support group for Parkinsons patients and spouses/caregivers meets at Blackeye Pea restaurant in Hendersonville the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m.

Wednesday mornings through May 2010, the Gallatin Church of Christ will host a study of the history of Christianity from the early church to the present, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Christian Enrichment Center portion of the building. Call Daniel Gordon at 452-0271 for more information.

The Mid-Cumberland HRA Meals on Wheels program is in need of volunteers to deliver meals to the elderly homebound.They welcome home-school families, stay-at-home parents with their children, retired citizens and working adults who can donate their lunch hours. They will work with your schedule – donate a day a month/a day a week to deliver meals and check on the elderly in your community. To volunteer call the Meals on Wheels site in Gallatin at 452-4022.

Tis the Season, 4th Annual Coat and Toy Drive for the Children, sponsored by Cash Express, is accepting toys, coats, shoes (washable) and non perishable food items. Call 230-0996 for drop off locations in the area.

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Sumner County is in need of volunteers who would like to reach out to those in need in Sumner County. Volunteers must be aged 55 or older. If you are interested in participating or partnering with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Sumner County, please call 615-443-7606 or 615-742-1113, ext. 10.

Life Skills meets Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. at Faces of Hope Therapy Center, 301 Hancock Street for older children and teens. Cooking, shopping, laundry, household budgeting, bill paying and more. Registration required. $25/week. Sliding scale available.
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Obituaries 11/19/09
Dorothy Dean Wims
age 75, of Gallatin, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2009. Funeral service was Monday, November 16 at 9:00 a.m. from the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home with Brother Forrest Creekmore officiating. Interment followed in Crestview Memorial Park with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Mrs. Wims was born in Davidson County, September 1, 1934, daughter of the late J. D. Snoddy and Nell Caldwell Snoddy. She is survived by her husband Douglas Wims of Gallatin; one daughter Patricia Ann Morris and her husband Dale of Gallatin; one grandson Christopher Douglas Gregory and three great grandchildren, Ericia Page Gregory, Austin Douglas Gregory and Collin Blake Gregory. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.familyheritagefh.com.
Bernadette M. Queer
May 30, 1921 – November 18, 2009, a resident of Morningside Assisted Living and Gallatin Health Care Center in Gallatin and previously a long time resident of NW Indiana, passed away after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husbands, George Queer and Raymond Harbst and her brother, Emil R. Sterbenc.  Mrs. Queer was born in Bradley, IL and was raised in Hammond, IN, where she attended Hammond High School.  During WWII, she was a medical secretary in the Surgeon Generals office at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.  Following the war, she was a secretary at Jones and Laughlin Steel Company in Chicago, then a secretary at Lever Brothers in Whiting, IN, a secretary for the National Association of Realtors in Chicago, IL and a real estate broker. Mrs. Queer will forever be remembered by her daughter, Betsy Chase; son- in law, Richard A. Chase and special grandsons, Cary and Derek Chase, along with countless family, friends, and neighbors who were blessed to know her. She loved listening to classical music and opera, playing the piano, gardening, laughing, enjoying her family and having fun with her friends.  She touched the lives of many people with her smile, generosity, and maintained her trademark sense of humor all the way to the end of her remarkable life. A private burial will be at Chapel Lawn Memorial Garden in Schererville, IN.
William C. Hatcher
age 83, of Gallatin, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at his residence. He was born to the late Dorsey and Ruth Hatcher. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Steven Joel Hatcher. He is survived by his wife, Willene Hatcher of Gallatin; sons, Phillip Hatcher and his wife Patricia of Mt. Juliet, Richard Hatcher and his wife Carol of Gallatin; daughter-in-law, Mary Lloyd Hatcher of Virginia; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five brothers; three sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be conducted Friday, November 20, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Gallatin Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Wallace and Rev. Felix Snell officiating. Interment will follow in the Gallatin Memory Gardens at Crestview where the family will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 20, from Noon until service time at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Nashville TN Office, 4205 Hillsboro Road, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215-3339. Online condolences may be submitted at www.gallatinfuneralhome.com.
Leroy Troutt
age 72, of Gallatin, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at the Sumner Regional Medical Center. A Sumner County native, he was born to the late Smiley and Lolar Perry Troutt. Mr. Troutt worked for the National Stores here in Gallatin for over 33 years. Most recently, he worked for the City Mini Storage and was a funeral assistant for the Gallatin Funeral Home. He was a member of the Old Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, and was a faithful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Cantrell Troutt, Eugene Troutt, Jack Troutt; sisters, Dean McCloud, Minnie Norris, Joan Born, Mary Lou Troutt, and Myrtle May Troutt. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty Sue Troutt of Gallatin; son, Tony Troutt of Gallatin; daughter, Beth Rhoton and her husband Joe III; grandchildren, Rachel Hoover and her husband Matt of Bethpage, Adam Troutt and his wife Kayla of Gallatin, Jennifer Rhoton of Bethpage, Shanna Troutt of Gallatin, Joe Rhoton IV of Bethpage; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Carl D. Troutt and his wife Christine of Gallatin, Rammie Troutt and his wife Glenda of Westmoreland; sisters, Maidell Bell of Westmoreland, Roberta Akins of Westmorelan; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was  conducted Monday, November 16, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. from the chapel of Gallatin Funeral Home with Bro. Harold Dean Linville officiating.  Interment followed in the Gallatin Memory Gardens at Crestview. Adam Troutt, Joe Rhoton IV, Gary Bell, Foster Bell, Mark Troutt, and Richard Troutt served as pallbearers. Online condolences may be submitted at www.gallatinfuneralhome.com.
Virginia Catherine “Katy” Maness
age 89, of Gallatin, passed away Friday, November 13, 2009. Funeral service was Monday, November 16 at 2:30 p.m. from the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home with Father Pete Minton officiating. Interment followed in Crestview Memorial Park with Larry Clark, Jack Keith, Albie Fleetwood, Buddy Parker, Ben Bray, Bill Allison and J.R. Robinson serving as pallbearers.  Mrs. Maness was born in Westmoreland, March 18, 1920, daughter of the late John Wesley Carter and Margie Williams Carter. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Clifford E. Maness, one son Charles L. Maness, two brothers, James Henry Carter and Wesley Guy Carter. She is survived by a daughter, Sarah M. Hall and her husband Charles E. Hall of Gallatin; one granddaughter, Kimberly A. Jackson and her husband Steve, one grandson Lee E. Hall and his wife Janice and one great granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Jackson all of Gallatin; two nieces Linda Carter Napier of Westmoreland and Debbie Carter Spalding of Mosell, MS and a sister-in-law Beatrice Carter of Westmoreland. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.familyheritagefh.com.
Gilbert Stanley (Sonny) Oldham
was born August 9, 1932 in Wilson County and departed this earthly life, November 12, 1009 at his residence. He leaves to cherish his memories a devoted wife, Dorothy Oldham; sons, Gregory (Felicia) and Seth Oldham, Don (Annette) and Erskin L. Bennett; daughter, Patricia A. Bennett; grandchildren, Gregory, Jr., Devonte, Dorin, Dennis, Lamar and Rosie Oldham, Reshawn Robinson and Adrian and Erskin Duncan Bennett and Demeon Branham; sisters, Minnie Parker and Katie Freeman; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Funeral service was Monday, November 16 at Johnson-Coleman Funeral Home with Reverend Will A. Duncan, eulogist.
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Gallatin-based HPP purchased by Texas firm
By Scott Wilson
scott@thegallatinnews.com

In what is being deemed a “win-win” situation for everyone, Charles Hagood, chief executive officer of Healthcare Performance Partners announced Tuesday his Gallatin-based corporation has been purchased by healthcare giant Broadlane of Dallas.

“Overall, this is a great move. We have been talking with Broadlane for some time, originally, about a strategic partnership. They are working with 1,100 to 1,200 hospitals around the country, 14,000 or so physician practices, 8,000 or so ambulatory surgery centers. They are a major player,” Hagood said.

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County approves $6.7 million bond issue
By Scott Wilson
scott@thegallatinnews.com

Sumner County Executive Anthony Holt was all smiles Monday night after the county commission voted to pass a resolution giving Holt permission to start the process to issue bonds in the total of $6,724,823.

“This bond has definitely passed and we’re going to issue it the first week in January. I am every excited because this will allow us to probably get some of the lowest rates that we have seen on the market,” Holt said.

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Armed taco 'take out'
By Candy Webb
candy@thegallatinnews.com

Thanks to the quick thinking and precise teamwork of Gallatin police officers, four suspects were located and taken into custody shortly after an armed robbery occurred at the taco stand on East Eastland Avenue Wednesday night.  

The call went out at approximately 6:30 p.m. to be on the look out for a vehicle that was suspected as the get-away car.

Witnesses provided police with the number and description of the participants, as well as the vehicle used for flight. They also reported a handgun was used in the robbery.

Working as a team, officers combed the city while constantly relaying their location to dispatch.

With a partial plate number and a vehicle description, it didn’t take long for them to spot the alleged robbers at a gas station on Long Hollow Pike and Red River Road.

Nine patrol vehicles quickly converged on the gas station to provide backup. The suspects were removed from their vehicle one at a time and placed in separate squad cars.

“We got a report of a robbery,” said Gallatin Lt. Don Bandy. “Witnesses gave us a partial tag number, and we went from there.”

Witnesses were brought to the gas station and asked to identify each suspect as one of the people who had committed the crime.

The suspects were transported to Sumner County Jail where they were charged with aggravated robbery.

“We recovered evidence from the vehicle that we think will tie them to the crime,” said Bandy.

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Obituaries 11-1209

Robert A. Coe
age 73, of Gallatin, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2009. Funeral service was Tuesday, November 10 at 10:00 a.m. from the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home with Dr. Larry Yarborough officiating. Burial followed in Roselawn Memorial Park with nephews serving as pallbearers. He was born in Davidson County, son of the late Bennett Lee Coe and Sarah Evelyn Coe Russell. Mr. Coe worked as head grocery clerk for the Belmead Kroger Store and was supervisor for the Cedar Crest Camp in the United Methodist Conference in Lyles, TN. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Norma Sneed Coe of Gallatin; one son Rocky Coe and wife Debora of Hendersonville; one sister Frances Root and husband Chuck of Nashville; one sister-in-law Anna Elgan and husband James of Miles, TN; two grandchildren, Sydney and Eric Coe. and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Online condolences may be submitted at www.familyheritagefh.com.


Iva Pellam
age 95, of Gallatin, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2009. Funeral service was Monday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home with the Reverend Felix Snell officiating. Interment was Tuesday, November 10 at Mt. Lebanon Church Cemetery in Dickson, at noon. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Andy Langford, Jason Langford and Rachel Perry. Mrs. Pellham was born in Dickson, October 27, 1914, daughter of the late Mark L. Brown and Ora Lee Larkins Brown. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Bell Pellam and two brothers, Hugh D. Brown, and Paul Brown and one sister, Jennie Baker. She is survived by two daughters, June Sanders and her husband Dr. Clarence Sanders and Dolly White and her husband Darrel all of Gallatin; three brothers Robert Brown of Hendersonville, Thurman Brown of Odon, Indiana, and Marshall Brown and wife Marion of Tullahoma; two sisters, Christine Steele and Rowena Shelton and husband Billy of Charlotte; five grandchildren Tracye Daniels and husband Wayne, Kurt White and wife Pamela, John Keven Sanders and wife Nancy, Susan Lee Sanders and Paul Brown Sanders and wife Angie; four great grandchildren Scott Strouce, Amanda Strouce, Katelyn Daniels and Katie Lee Sanders. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 149 West Main Street, Gallatin, TN  37066. Online condolences may be submitted at www.familyhertiagefh.com.


Jason Leroy Mayer
age 31, of Cottontown, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2009. Mr. Mayer was cremated and a memorial service will be conducted at a later date. He was born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, February 26, 1978. He is preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Miptchell. He is survived by his mother Lori Wisdom and step-father Patrick Wisdom of Michigan; father Delbert Locklarn of Michigan; grandparents, Hershel and Barbara Wisdom, Mildred Mayer and Minnie Collins all of Michigan; two brothers, Jason Wisdom and wife Melanie of Cottontown, David Locklarn of Michigan; three sisters, Jamie Ballou and husband Jeremy of Mt. Juliet, Heather Locklarn of Michigan and Dora Mattucci of Michigan and several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.familyheritagefh.  Arrangements by Family Heritage Funeral Home.


Matthew Scott Ferrell
age 52, of Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, November10, 2009 of natural causes at his residence. Funeral service will be Friday, November 13 at 1:00 p.m. from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with the Reverend Charles Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in Sumner Memorial Gardens with family serving as pallbearers. Visitation is today, Thursday, 2:30 – 7:00 p.m. and Friday 11:00 a.m. until time of service. Mr. Ferrell was born in Nashville, March 13, 1957. He is preceded in death by his father Berkley C. Ferrell, Jr. and step father Reverend Jack Goodwin. He is survived by his wife Andrea Greenfield Ferrell of Lebanon; mother Tina Goodwin of Lebanon; three sisters, Jan Seagraves of Mt. Juliet, Kay Hinson of Woodbury, and Evie Fentress of Westmoreland; two step-sisters, Jackie Jones and Jan Wassell, both of Mt. Juliet and one step-brother, Michael Goodwin of Nashville. Online line condolences may be sent to the family at www.alexanderfh.com.


Henriette Germaine Sutherland
age 94, of Gallatin, passed away Friday, November 30, 2009. The family will have a private Celebration of Life service at a later date. Mrs. Sutherland was born in Algeria, daughter of the late Paul Louis Bonnet and Victoria Encarnacion Bernal Bonnet. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Sutherland. She is survived by one son Paul Sutherland and his wife Roz, of Salt Lake City, Utah; one daughter Annette Overmohle and her husband Jim of Gallatin; five grandchildren, Eileen Overmohle, Peter Overmohle, Emily Sutherland, Doug Sutherland and Jeff Sutherland and eight great grandchildren, Luke, Olivia, Avery, Elliott, Spencer, Trevor, Rebecca and Paulie. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.alexanderfh.info. Arrangements by Alexander Funeral Home.

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Budget committee rebukes Holt's bond effort

By Scott Wilson
scott@thegallatinnews.com

Citing a lack of information and numbers, Dr. Bill Hobbs and three other members of the Budget Committee of the Sumner County Commission voted 4-2 Monday night not to send a request from County Executive Anthony Holt to the full commission to issue bonds in the total of $6.6 million.

It was disappointing to not have the bond issue passed. But it was the wisdom of the committee, and we will just have to forge ahead, said Holt.

I thought the vote tonight was very important, and it is very dangerous to go along and not take care of the needs of the county. I have always said maintenance is important and have always believed it is, especially when it comes to county buildings.

In addition to Hobbs, committee members Paul Freels, David Satterfield and David Kimbrough voted against the proposal.

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Ad hoc group to study airport

By Scott Wilson
scott@thegallatinnews.com

In an effort to find out more information about the inner workings of the Sumner County Regional Airport Authority, the Legislative Committee of the Sumner County Commission voted Monday night to ask Merrol Hyde to appoint an ad hoc committee of commissioners to attend meetings of the airport board and report back to the commission.

I think the lack of knowledge the commission has concerning the airport authority brought on this vote. The very fact we dont have all the information is the best reason to have a committee as this, said Hyde.

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