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From the editor: Readers fully engage, ask great questions

From the editor: Readers fully engage, ask great questions
AN EXPERIMENT IN COMMUNITY JOURNALISM Great community journalism begins with great questions. Sometimes they’re big questions – Which of our state legislators support the gas tax?  Who is building on that large land tract? Sometimes they’re small –  What’s the deal with those road signs? How did Spring Hill get its name? But reporters don...
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Kevin Gavigan: Candidate Profile

Kevin Gavigan: Candidate Profile
By CHRISTIAN MARNON Kevin Gavigan is challenging the incumbent Keith Hudson for the Ward 3 Alderman position in the fast-approaching Spring Hill municipal election. A self-described “insurgent” candidate, Gavigan said he decided to run this year due to his frustration with infrastructure progress. “While my opponent struggles to put forth the accomplishments he made with t...
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Keith Hudson: Candidate Profile

Keith Hudson: Candidate Profile
By CHRISTIAN MARNON Incumbent Ward 3 Alderman Keith Hudson faces Kevin Gavigan in Spring Hill’s upcoming municipal election. A Spring Hill resident since 1997, Hudson emphasizes that the city is now in a critical stage of its development. “This is a very important time for our city,” he said. “It is a time when hours of strategic ...
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Maury County girl and teacher have been missing one week

Maury County girl and teacher have been missing one week
High school freshman Elizabeth Thomas, and Culleoka Unit School health teacher Tad Cummins, have not been seen in a week, though the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has received approximately 250 tips from 24 states. AMBER Alerts remain in effect in Tennessee and Alabama. Thomas, 15, disappeared on Monday, March 13, and is believed to have been ...
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Jonathan Duda: Candidate Profile

Jonathan Duda: Candidate Profile
By CHRISTIAN MARNON Incumbent Ward 2 Alderman Jonathan Duda has served on both the Spring Hill Board of Mayor and Alderman and Planning Commission since 2005. He faces challenger Jeff Graves in the upcoming municipal election. Duda has 12 years of experience with the BOMA. He said that during this time, he has a proven record of being an advocate ...
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Amy Wurth: Candidate Profile

Amy Wurth: Candidate Profile
By CHRISTIAN MARNON Incumbent Ward 1 Alderman Amy Wurth, Spring Hill’s only qualified candidate running unopposed in the upcoming municipal election, said she’s committed to continuing her role as a “voice of reason” on the Board of Mayor and Alderman. “I’m honored to be able to serve again for the next four years,” she said. “I ...
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Jeff Graves: Candidate Profile

Jeff Graves: Candidate Profile
By CHRISTIAN MARNON Jeff Graves is challenging Ward 2 incumbent, Jonathan Duda, in the upcoming municipal election. The Summit High School teacher says that a vote for him is an opportunity for change in Spring Hill. “My opponent has been on the Board of Mayor and Aldermen for the last 12 years,” Graves said. “He ...
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Three rural fire departments respond to brush and tractor trailer fire

Three rural fire departments respond to brush and tractor trailer fire
Two semi trailers and several acres of woods burned on Saturday on Chestnut Ridge Road, about three miles west of Carter’s Creek Pike in rural Maury County. Firefighters and equipment from Theta, Bethel and Williamsport responded to the fire, which was safely extinguished. No hazardous materials were reported to have been in the semi trailers ...
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Harpeth River group to join rally for public lands

Harpeth River group to join rally for public lands
The Harpeth River Watershed Association, a Williamson County-based nonprofit that advocates for the protection of the Harpeth River and on behalf of clean water in Tennessee, is joining The Wilderness Society’s Protect Our Parks effort at a rally Saturday morning outside Sen. Bob Corker’s Nashville office. According to a press release from the association, the...
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TBI releases sketch of suspect who ransacked Bethesda home

TBI releases sketch of suspect who ransacked Bethesda home
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a burglary suspect who broke into a home on Lewisburg Pike in the Bethesda community on the morning of January 31, 2017. The homeowner saw a white Ford sidestep/flareside pickup truck in his driveway when he returned to his house after running an errand.  The suspect then ...
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TBI says number of tips on missing girl “shockingly low”

TBI says number of tips on missing girl “shockingly low”
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today released more details about a missing Maury County 15-year-old, who may be with a 50-year-old former teacher of hers. “Though the TBI cannot discuss specifics at this time, investigative efforts have revealed a troubling pattern of behavior by Tad Cummins, suggesting the 50-year-old may have been abusing his role ...
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Lottery breaks all-time record for “scratch-off” ticket sales

Lottery breaks all-time record for “scratch-off” ticket sales
The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation announced Monday the highest week of instant game sales since it began more than 13 years ago. Sales for the week ending March 11, 2017, were $37.4 million compared to $34.6 million for the first week of Lottery sales, which began Jan. 20, 2004. The combination of both instant and ...
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