TVA will initiate test blasting the week of Sept. 29 for approximately 2 weeks. Production blasting is scheduled for mid-October through November and March-April 2015. There will be only one blast per day, between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. However, blast times may be delayed/rescheduled for later in the day due to inclement weather or equipment maintenance/repairs.
Gallatin Police are looking for a suspect wanted in connection to the rape of a 12-year-old victim that occurred in the early today. The suspect sexually assaulted the victim while the mother was temporarily away from home and the suspect was home with the victim and several other children who were asleep. The suspect, Jose Ruben Salinas-Rangel, is the boyfriend of the victim's mother.
Gallatin is pursuing plans to renovate the old health department building on South Water Avenue for the police department's detective division. The city wants to act as a contractor on the renovation with subcontractors bidding on the available jobs, and to have Lyndon Satterfield, who handles maintenance on government buildings, to act as a superintendent.
The Tennessee State Board of Equalization today declined to roll back the values of 25,000 Sumner County properties; voting instead to send all property values changed between May 5 and May 20 through an informal process, back to the Sumner County Board of Equalization for review.
If the local board decides to change those home values back to the original values assessed earlier this year through a mandated reappraisal, homeowners will have the chance for a second appeal if they believe the values are inaccurate.
In the early stages of the 2014 season, the injury bug has bitten the Green Wave football team. With losses at several key positions, it was easy to see why the Green and Gold were still searching for their first win three weeks into the season.
After stumbling in their first two contests, the Station Camp Bison were able to get back on track Friday night in their season home-opener against Antioch. The Bison rode a quick start in the first quarter, withstood a lack-luster second period, and manufactured a solid second half performance to pick up their first win of the season, 34-14.
"It is good to get that first win under your belt," Station Camp Head Coach Shaun Hollinsworth said. "It is tough coming out of the gates playing two of the top teams in our district. I knew that we needed this win to get our season kick-started."
While the Station Camp Lady Bison and Pope John Paul II Knights soccer teams don't typically meet on the field, the two Sumner County schools did just that last Friday afternoon as part of the Ladies Tournament Championship. In a game that was moved up to 4:15 to allow time for members of both teams to attend that evening's football games, the Lady Knights came out on top, 5-0.
The Shafer Middle School team returned two interceptions for touchdowns and scored twice on one-play offensive possessions Tuesday night in a 44-0 rout of visiting Portland East Middle School. The Green Wave defense held the Panthers to 57 yards rushing on 27 carries and a total of 82 (combined passing and running) yards on the night.