The Daily Brief….February 26, 2024

The Daily Brief….February 26, 2024

The Daily Brief….February 26, 2024


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Congressman Mark Green Confirms He’s rethinking Retirement Decision. 

On February 14th Rep. Mark Green said he would not run for re-election for House District 7 in Congress. FULL STORY Yesterday Senator Kerry Roberts released a statement that Green was doing a great job and should stay. FULL STORY Today Green’s office has confirmed with Smokey Barn News that he is reconsidering that decision and may in-fact run.

“As far as I’m concerned, he is the one who needs to be our representative in Congress,” Senator Roberts said yesterday. “I’m going to say publicly what I know a lot of Tennesseans think: we wish he would run for reelection! He is doing a great job for us in Congress, and he is the one we need fighting the fight on our behalf. I hope Mark will reconsider and run for reelection!”

In his retirement announcement back on the 14th Congressman Green said, “I have come to realize our fight is not here within Washington, our fight is with Washington.”

“At the start of the 118th Congress, I promised my constituents to pass legislation to secure our borders and to hold Secretary Mayorkas accountable. Today, with the House having passed H.R. 2 and Secretary Mayorkas impeached, it is time for me to return home. In the last few months, in reading the writings of our Framers, I was reminded of their intent for representatives to be citizen-legislators, to serve for a season and then return home. Our country–and our Congress–is broken beyond most means of repair. I have come to realize our fight is not here within Washingtonour fight is with Washington. As I have done my entire life, I will continue serving this country–but in a new capacity.” Green’s full statement can be read here.

Having first been elected to Congress in 2018, Congressman Green served as the Freshman Class President in the 116th Congress. At the beginning of the 118th Congress, Green was selected as Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, becoming the only member of Congress to be selected at the start of his or her third term to chair a major legislative committee this century.

So far, only former Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has pulled papers to run.


An Endangered Child Alert has been issued for 15-year-old Sebastian Wayne Drake Rogers on behalf of the Sumner Co. SO. He was seen earlier today near Stafford Court in Hendersonville wearing a black sweatshirt, black sweatpants & glasses.

Sebastian is 5’0”, 120 lbs., w/brown hair & brown eyes. Sebastian has a medical condition that may impair his ability to return safely w/o assistance.

If you have seen Sebastian or have info about his whereabouts, call Sumner Co. SO at 615-451-3838 or TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND

Dog Attack Triggers Arrest 

On Friday, night Robertson County Deputies responded to a dogs at large, call at the intersection of Blake Ln and Nobles Rd. MAP

According to the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office, a female was attacked by 5 dogs and transported to a nearby hospital with non-critical injuries.

All dogs were taken by Animal Control. Shannon Ozanne was cited for one count of Dogs at Large. Rebecca Winkler was charged with four counts of Dogs at Large. 58-year-old Winkler was booked into the Robertson County Detention Facility under a $20,000 BOND.

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