Turkey Shoots, Trunk or Treats, Awards & Much More In This Week’s Community Column

Turkey Shoots, Trunk or Treats, Awards & Much More In This Week's Community Column

Turkey Shoots, Trunk or Treats, Awards & Much More In This Week’s Community Column

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Welcome to Smokey’s news in review. This week we have over 55 stories along with Upcoming fall festivals, Turkey shoots, Trunk or Treats, Local Awards & Achievements and more! It’s a look back and forward covering news and events along with this week’s top stories.

Don’t be the only one around the watercooler this week that doesn’t know what’s going on. Smokey’s People & Community News column highlights local stories of people, events, charities and businesses that make Robertson County great!

Do you have a story you would like to submit? Smokey Barn News welcomes your community news and photos. Email your story ideas to our 24/7 news desk; [email protected]

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In Robertson County News

Robertson County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers have many roles.

Not only are the Deputies there for the safety and security for students, faculty, and staff, they are also building relationships with students and striving to make positive impacts in their lives.

Westside Elementary School…




Robertson County Schools – National Principals Month!

“We have such a great group of principals and there’s no better time to recognize them than during National Principals Month!” #WeAreRCSTN Be sure to give your princi “pal” a hug and say thank you.



Robertson County Sheriff’s Office – National Coffee with A Cop October 2nd 

“Our Deputies had a great time meeting with the community!”



SAVE THE DATE…October 26

Robertson County Sheriff’s Office – Drug Take-Back Day In Springfield

There will be a Drug Take-Back, Saturday, October 26th, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the CVS Parking Lot in Springfield, TN. Please bring any unused medications to have them disposed of properly and without any questions asked.

If you cannot make it to our location on that day, the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office has permanent disposal boxes located in the Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center’s main lobbies.



(Robertson County, TN) Fuqua/Head Memorial Pull Raises $15000 For The American Cancer Society

The 2nd Annual Jay Fuqua/Don Head Memorial Benefit Pull and the 5th Annual PPL Southern Nationals together pulled in thousands of fans last month.

To say the event (held August 31) was a success would be an understatement. Parking on Memorial Blvd was backed up almost to 5th Ave. It looked like the fair was in town. Read More…

Fuqua/Head Memorial Pull Raises $15000 For The American Cancer Society



Robertson County Soil Conservation District – Agriculture In Robertson County’s Classrooms

Robertson County second grade students competed in the 12th annual Soil Conservation District Poster Contest sponsored by the Robertson County Soil Conservation District in September 2019. This year’s theme was “Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper.” Over 180 students participated in the contest and the winning posters are:

1st Place – Rylan Wisinski (gift card to Honeysuckle Hill Farms) in Mrs. Osborne’s class at Robert F Woodall Elementary
2nd Place- Elsye Ayres (gift card to Honeysuckle Hill Farms) in Mrs. Hollinsworth’s class at Jo Byrns Elementary
3rd Place- Anyston Gainous (gift card to Honeysuckle Hill Farms) in Mrs. Stewart’s class at Jo Byrns Elementary

Students were challenged to create a poster with any image, drawing, or design in accordance with the theme for the year. Students were awarded points based on conservation message, visual art, originality, & universal appeal. The teacher of the first place winner received a check for $300, 2nd place received $250 and 3rd place received $200 to use for classroom supplies. The Soil Conservation District has many responsibilities, one of which is raising awareness of agriculture and our natural resources through schools. Our future generations are important to conservation efforts!

Left to right: Mrs Dinah Maupin, Jennifer Ayres, Ryan Wisinski, & Mrs Brianne Osborne at Robert F Woodall Elementary
Left to Right: Jennifer Ayres, Elsye Ayres, & Mrs Kimberly Hollingsworth Jo Byrns Elementary
Left to Right: Jennifer Ayres, Anyston Gainous & Mrs Jodi Stewart Jo Byrns Elementary



Robertson County Mayor Proclaims National 4-H Week

On October 2nd, 2019, Robertson County Mayor Billy Vogle proclaimed October 6-12, 2019 National 4-H Week in Robertson County. The proclamation urges the people of our community to take advantage of the opportunity to become more aware of the special program which gives youth the chance to learn more about citizenship, leadership and life skills, and to join us in recognizing the unique partnership between our county and the University of TN Extension.

Pictured L to R 4-H Agent Timmy Mann, County Mayor Billy Vogle, and 4-H Agent Kathy Finley.


Payne Chevrolet’s “Truck N Treat” (Trunk or Treat event)

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(Robertson County, Tn) A message from the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance: It’s true: Not every hero wears a cape.

We’re raising awareness of the importance of home fire escape planning and drills during National Fire Prevention Week (October 6-12). This year’s theme is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” which works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

Sponsored by the National Fire Protection Agency since 1922, National Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastation and fatalities. Fire departments and fire safety organizations use National Fire Prevention Week as a way to highlight fire safety in cities and communities across the nation.



Robertson County Young Guns Compete For Charity

Members of the Robertson County Young Guns competed in their 2nd fundraising event of the year.

The Nashville Gun Club hosted the Middle Tennessee Clay Shoot benefiting Second Harvest on Thursday, September 26th.

Gareth Eller, Mason Belcher, Isaiah Short, Shane Upchurch and Jacob Spivey represented the Young Guns. Congratulations to Isaiah Short for placing as Top Youth Shooter at this event.

The Shooting Hunger Sporting Clay fundraiser was created in 2015 through the combined efforts of Tennessee farmers’ Cooperative-East, Middle and West; the Tennessee Farm Bureau family; and the Farm Credit Mid-America. The goal of the event is to unite the agricultural industry to feed the hungry throughout Tennessee.

A special thank you to Angela Looney, Cope & Associates Realty and Auction for sponsoring the shooters during this event and allowing them to give back to their community.



SAVE THE DATE…October 31

Robertson County Senior Center Fall/Halloween Chili on/off the Square Fundraiser October 31

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 11 AM – 2 PM at the Robertson County Senior Center – 601 S Locust St, Springfield, TN

Chili – Hot Dog – Fritos – Dessert – Drink:$6



(Robertson County, TN) NorthCrest Medical Center – Congratulations to our October Employee of the Month, Leonard Swann!

Leonard was recognized by a fellow staff member for gifting a patient shoes and a shirt when they did not have any. Thank you for all you do at NorthCrest! #ChooseNorthCrest


NorthCrest Medical Center – Congratulations to our HEART PIN Recipients

Dr. David McCord and CRNA Tonya Fox! Dr. McCord has earned his HEART pin, and Tonya has earned her ruby pin. Thank you both for serving our patients with kindness and great care!



Long Term Care, A Reality That Will Touch Every Family

(Robertson County, TN) Long Term Care, A Reality That Will Touch Every Family

No one wants to talk about it but, as our population ages, long-term care is becoming more and more of an issue and by the time you need it, it’s too late. Most people can’t afford it but the odds of it not touching someone in your family are low.

WATCH Video – click image

According to Community Health matters in a 2016 study, more than 1.6 million Tennesseans are caring for family, friends, neighbors and loved ones – providing more than 1 million hours of help a year.

A 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey determined the average cost of assisted living in Tennessee is $3,395 per month. Article continued…

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In Springfield News

Springfield’s Citizen Police Academy Receive Hands-On Training

Springfield’s Citizen Police Academy participants receiving hands-on training at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy Emergency Vehicle Operations Course!

Photos: Springfield Police Chief Jason Head

Springfield’s Citizen Police Academy participants
Springfield’s Citizen Police Academy participants
Springfield’s Citizen Police Academy participants
Springfield’s Citizen Police Academy
Springfield’s Citizen Police Academy




SAVE THE DATE…October 24th

(Springfield, TN) Stokes Brown Library – Trick Or Treating

Thursday, October 24th Trick Or Treating at the Library from 5pm – 7:30PM



(Springfield, TN) NHC Healthcare Springfield – Trick or Treat

We will be hosting a community-wide trick or treat Tuesday, Oct 29th at NHC Healthcare 6-8pm, we would like to invite the whole community! Our patients love seeing all the children!



(Springfield, TN) Mid-Cumberland Meals-0n-Wheels needs volunteers Needed

“Charlie, an elderly gentleman, said he had not eaten in two days. Our meal site manager went out immediately and drove to the address Charlie had given her which was a small shed in the woods. Charlie opened the door and began to cry because he was so happy someone could help him.

“Charlie did have electricity and running water but was dependent on friends to bring him food because he did not drive and had mobility issues. We now bring Charlie meals, and he is gaining strength and so grateful for his meals. In Robertson County you have seniors just like Charlie who need meals, and we are in dire need of volunteers to deliver meals.

“It takes about an hour to deliver a route, and the frequency you deliver is up to you. You pick up the meals to deliver between 10-10:30 on weekdays. There are no night or weekend deliveries. Please consider delivering meals. We know Robertson County is a caring community, and we need you. Thank YOU!”

Volunteers Needed: Springfield Meal Site
Call: 615-382-7287
[email protected]



(Springfield, TN) Mayor Confirms: Bojangles Coming To Springfield

According to Springfield Mayor Ann Schneider, Bojangles is coming to Springfield.

The new eatery will be located on Memorial Blvd MAP almost directly across from Robertson County’s longest-running auto dealer Payne Chevrolet.

The property is already being prepared for construction but we do not have an official launch date.

“It is always exciting to see new retail coming to Springfield so our citizens have more options,” said Mayor Schneider.

“We would like to welcome Bojangles to the neighborhood. It’s always nice to see new businesses coming into Springfield to help grow and cultivate our town. It’s also nice to have another option for food right across the street from us.” Payne Chevrolet

According to their website, “Bojangles’ Restaurants began as the dream of Jack Fulk and Richard Thomas, two veteran restaurant operators who predicted rising consumer demand for good food served in a quick-service environment. They based their concept on three attributes: distinctive flavor, high-quality products made-from-scratch, and a festive restaurant design with friendly service. And in 1977, their dream became a reality in the form of the first Bojangles’ restaurant in Charlotte, NC.”

Mayor Confirms: Bojangles Coming To Springfield


Springfield’s Old Applebee’s Building UPDATE

Springfield may also be getting another name brand eatery at the old Applebee’s building.

Applebee’s in Springfield closed just about a year ago FULL STORY and since then Springfield has been waiting with great anticipation about the future of the building.

Just this past Wednesday the owner of the property, G.S. Moore & Son Real Estate in Springfield, announced that someone is taking a hard look at the building.

They’re early in negotiations so the name of the company is still a big secret but Jim Moore at G.S. Moore & Son’s is calling the firm; “An exciting tenant” and “A name everyone will recognize.”

Smokey Barn News will, of course, keep in touch with G.S. Moore & Son for updates. As soon as they have something carved out in stone, we’ll bring it to you. Make your guess on who you think it might be in comments at the bottom of this page.



Lisa Cobb Receives First Ronnie Hollingsworth “Service Above Self” Award   

The first Ronnie Hollingsworth “Service Above Self” Award was given to Lisa Cobb, the Director of the Robertson County Schools Family Resource Center this past week. Along with the award came a donation to the charity of her choice. Of course, she chose the Resource Center! Pictured here with Lisa is our Past President Dustin Thomas, current President, Albert Cartner, and Director of Robertson County Schools, Chris Causey.”



Spiderman Coming Springfield Walmart “It’s officially Halloween month!!!

We are excited to announce we got #Spiderman coming two Saturdays this month Oct 19th and Oct 26th!!!! He will be in the vision center doing photos and cool giveaways.”



Payne Chevrolet – Congratulations Lakandra on your brand new 2020 Chevy Blazer RS!

Thank you for your business and please let us know if there’s anything else we can do for you!

ALSO……..SAVE THE DATE…October 31 at PAYNE Chevrolet

October  31: Truck -N- Treat  Hosted by Payne Chevrolet (A Trunk OR Treat Style Event)

Thursday, October 31, 2019, at 5 PM – 7 PM at Payne Chevrolet: 2807 Memorial Blvd, Springfield, TN

We are inviting ALL local businesses, churches, organizations, etc to come out and participate in our annual Truck -N- Treat! We had another successful year last year and we are hoping this one will be even better. As always, we will be supplying the trucks to our vendors to decorate and advertise, so y’all just bring the candy for the little ones!

If you would like to participate please call Alex at (615)384-5573 or send us a message on Facebook. We look forward to seeing y’all again this year!!

**VENDOR SETUP starts at 3 pm the day of. Trick-or-Treating starts at 5 pm**

Payne Invites Local Businesses To Participate In Their "TRUCK" N Treat



(Springfield, Tn) “Bess the Book Bus” Visits Krisle Elementary School 

Thank you Krisle Elementary and Westside Elementary for allowing Sudden Service and Citgo to bring you “Bess the Book Bus” and “Giving Tree Music” to your schools Monday, September 23rd!

“So glad to have Bess the Book!! Thank you again!”, Krisle Elementary School PTO




SAVE THE DATE… October 30

(Springfield, TN) October 30: The Classic Tin Cruise In Trunk N Treat For Halloween

We will have our 5th Annual Trunk N Treat at 2018 Memorial BLVD, Springfield, TN 37172 on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM

So Bring your ghosts and Ghouls out for some Treats and maybe a Trick or Two!!

This is a Family Oriented Event!!

Please, Park Close To The Shopping Center and walk over to the Classic Cars Area to present yourselves and get your treats!! Click to see full flyer

Contact Shelby Horner at 615-336-2257 if you have any questions!!


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In Cedar Hill News

(Cedar Hill, TN) Mock Crash At Jo Byrns High Shows Danger Of Texting And Driving

Students at Jo Byrns High School in Adams Tennessee have a message for drivers that are still texting and driving, “Here’s what can happen.”

This morning, Jo Byrns High students, with the aid of local first responders, produced a demonstration of a type of crash that first responders see on a daily basis; Texting and driving.

Remember, the video above is not real, it is a reenactment to illustrate the dangers of distracted driving.

Jo Byrns High School would like to thank Rawls and Sons Auto Salvage for donating the vehicles, the Robertson County 911 Dispatch Center,  the Adams Fire Department, North Robertson Fire & Rescue, the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office, Robertson County EMS, and Vanderbilt LifeFlight for their assistance.

Reporter Josh Windham

According to Robertson County School PIO Jim Bellis, “Mr. Jeff Haines, Principal of JBHS, said that although the day took a lot of preparation to bring off, the result was worth the effort.

“Haines said that after the event, School Resource Officer, Shaun McGhee met with students to provide them with further information and answer questions.”


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In Greenbrier News

SAVE THE DATE…October 22nd

(Greenbrier, Ridgetop, TN) The New GreenRidge Chamber of Commerce for Greenbrier & Ridgetop To Hold 2nd meeting with Chamber member registration.

You are invited!
Please join us for the first GreenRidge Chamber member registration.

When: October 22nd, 6:30 p.m.

Where: First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall-204 W. South St. Greenbrier, TN 37073

We are looking forward to you joining us. This will be a great networking opportunity for all. That is only one of the many benefits of becoming a Chamber member. See Flyer/invitation

See You Soon!!!

Thank You,
GreenRidge Board of Directors



Greenbrier Bobcats Jr & Pro Cheerleading Raise Funds For Braxton Strong Foundation

“Greenbrier Jr Pro football and cheerleading participated in a fundraiser hosted by our middle TN cheer league, MTJLCA, to sell shirts for cancer awareness. All of the profits were to be donated to the charity of choice, chosen by each participating city in the league.

“Not only was Greenbrier Jr Pro the overall winner of highest shirt sales out of the other 8 cities in our cheer league, (which earned us a pizza and ice cream party hosted by MTJLCA), Greenbrier Jr Pro also voted to give the money we raised to The Braxton Strong Foundation. It was our honor and privilege to be able to give a check tonight to Nicole Turnbow for $905 for Braxton Strong. #BraxtonStrong #GreenbrierBobcatsJrPro #MTJLCA”





Saturdays Thru November 30th: Greenbrier’s American Legion Post 45 Annual Turkey Shoot

Saturday’s from 8 AM – 12 PM at the American Legion – Post 45 , Greenbrier, TN
2730 US Highway 41S, Greenbrier, TN

Our annual event to support our programs in Americanism, Patriotism, Youth and Veterans. A family-friendly fun event for the whole family. Event is each Saturday, October 5th thru November 30th. We run until 12p or we run out of shooters, whichever comes first.

Stock guns only. No custom Guns or Barrels over 36″. Prizes include but not limited to: Turkey, Bacon and Ham. Proceeds will be assisting local Veterans and the American Legion Post 45 Greenbrier.

Hot and Cold refreshments available


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Veterans Motorplex Race For Down Syndrome

Watch the video below to see who gets a pie in the face!!

“Could Race 2 Include Night have been any better? An enthusiastic, generous crowd that raised over 13,000 dollars for Down Syndrome and DSAMT, a solid car count, and—yes!—excellent weather throughout made for a grand evening’s entertainment. There were rough skies and even lightning to the southeast, but the Little Track on the Hill and its environs were spared and the thunder remained on the track…where it belonged!”, Jerry Hayes

To See ALL the Race Categories and Scores –> Click Here

Videographer: Josh Windham


Photo: Gary Chopik
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Photo: Josh Windham
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Photo: Josh Windham
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(Greenbrier, TN) Not Owning A Cell Phone Puts Robertson Man In The Spotlight

If you want to call Chet Thompson of Greenbrier Tennessee on the phone you’ll have to wait until he gets home. Why? Chet doesn’t own a cell phone. The only phone he has is plugged into the wall.

The decision to opt-out of the cell phone revolution came with a price, according to Chet. “I enjoy tranquility now.” Chet is in the business of decorative concrete. Click here to see Chet’s work but be prepared to leave a message if he’s not home.

Since about 97 % of Americans own a cell phone, it’s hard to imagine someone that doesn’t but Chet says he is just fine without one. “It was supposed to connect people but it’s done the opposite,” Chet says.

This week Chet’s decision not to own a cell phone landed him on Network TV when Nashville’s Fox News dropped by his beautiful home to see if it was really true. Fox was kind enough to share their report with Smokey Barn News. Watch the report and tell us in the comments if you think you could live without a cell phone?

By the way, if Chet looks familiar to you, he’s been in the news before. A couple of years ago Chet helped Smokey Barn News with a public safety report on motorcycle awareness. We have added that video below.


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Greenbrier Elementary School Students of the Month

Greenbrier Elementary Kindergarten thru 1st Grade
Greenbrier Elementary 2nd & 3rd Grade
Greenbrier Elementary Pre-K, 4th & 5th Grade



Greenbrier’s Bobby Bobcat & Greenbrier Cheerleaders go pink for Breast Cancer Awareness for the GHS Pink Out Football Game! #GBP



Greenbrier High School Renaissance Color Run 2019



SAVE THE DATE…October 20

(Greenbrier, TN) October 20: Free Community Event: Trunk-or-Treat/ Chili & Hot Dog Dinner – Hosted by Solid Rock Baptist Church of Greenbrier

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 5 PM – 8 PM at the Solid Rock Baptist Church of Greenbrier located at 2327 Old Greenbrier Pike, Greenbrier, TN

Trunk-or-Treat is a FREE & Fun Family Event. We will be serving a Chili & Hot Dog Dinner from 5-7PM and the kids will be able to Trick-or-Treat from car trunks in our parking lot as well as games set up in our Sanctuary from 5-8PM.

This is a great event for your WHOLE Family as we don’t charge for anything. We’d love to have you join us!



SAVE THE DATE…October 26

(Greenbrier, TN) October 26: 1st Annual Greenbrier City-Wide Halloween Bash (FREE) (Trunk or Treat Style Event)
Hosted by Trey Craig and Tommy Stratton

Saturday, October 26, 2019, at 4 PM – 11 PM at Louise Martin Memorial Park
located at 2295 Old State Highway 11, Greenbrier, TN

Events include Movies on the Ballfield @dark, Face Painting, Bonfires with Smores, Music, Hayrides, Trunk or Treat for the kids, Halloween Photobooth, Finger Foods will be provided.

“This is a free event for everyone in the city for all kids an adults to have a great time together as a family at no cost to anyone. All items so far have been donated and it’s been a great thing to see the community come together for the kids,” Tommy Stratton

Please bring your own blankets and bag chairs. This is a completely FREE event! Family fun for all.

Volunteers are needed. Please Contact: Tommy Stratton – 615-582-0182


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In Cross Plains News

The City of Cross Plains is pleased to welcome Officer Vincent Higgins to our police force.

“Hopefully, this is the only time you see him! Thank you to our Police and Fire Departments for your excellent service.”




Cross Plains:  Ruby Covington Recognized For Preserving Local History

“Sunday, September 29 was Ruby Covington Day with proclamations from our state legislature and Robertson County recognizing her immense contributions toward preserving the history of our area.

“At the Doctor’s House museum a ribbon cutting was held for the ‘Jay and Ruby Covington Family Research Room.’ The event included a reunion of girl scouts from the troop that Mrs Ruby started a few years ago.”


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In White House, TN News

“White House on Fire Rocktober Benefit Concert” Raises Funds For Local Fire Department 

The Concert was held on Saturday, October 5th at the WL Anderson Sports Complex to benefit the White House, TN Volunteer Fire Department.

This year’s fundraiser event culminated with the same great Rocktober Celebration concert as last year with a 70’s-rock tribute show by the Classic Rock Allstars, and the ultimate 80’s hairband tribute show by Hollywood Blvd.

Smokey Barn News was there LIVE for the open. Click here for a rebroadcast. We have also added a recording of the events salute to Military and Emergency Service Responders Everywhere below!



SAVE THE DATE…October 24

You Are Invited to The White House Museum Veteran’s Recognition

You are invited to the Veterans Recognition Day on October 24, 2019 at 10 AM at the White House Museum – 412 Highway 76, White House, TN 37188

Dr. Sabi Kumar and the White House Museum will be honoring Veterans from White House and surrounding areas with a proclamation to be presented to the White House Museum for display. In addition, Dr. Kumar will be presenting Sergeant Lawrence Davis with a proclamation for his service in the Vietnam war.



White House Police Department Wins Big At Life Savers Conference

At the 2019 THSO Life Savers Conference in Murfreesboro, the White House Police Department won the following awards/prizes:

2nd place in the State of Tennessee for Traffic Safety 11-25 Officer Category.
1st place in the State of Tennessee for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety.

They also won a $850.00 gift certificate from Innocorp LTD, for 1 pair of Google Fatal Vision Goggles Kit.

Please thank your officers for their hard work and dedication. These awards would not be possible without them!



SAVE THE DATE…October 15

White House Senior Center – Fall Concert

October 15: Community Band plans “Fall Fanfare” Concert

The Robertson County Community Band will present a “Fall Fanfare” concert on Tuesday, October 15th at the White House Senior Center located at 105 College Street in White House. The concert will begin at 7:00 pm and is free. Refreshments will be served during intermission.

The Community Band will perform well-known favorites including “The Planets”, “Sea Songs”, “Country Gardens”, “An Irish Rhapsody”, “The Sound of the Tijuana Brass”, and a medley of songs made famous by Henry Mancini – including “Baby Elephant Walk”.

The Robertson County Community Band, in its fourteenth season, is always looking for new members. For more information about the concert, joining the band, or sponsorship, please call Janet McClain at (615) 384-2015. McClain can also be contacted at [email protected]

We invite everyone in White House, Springfield and surrounding communities to come enjoy a “Fall Fanfare” with us! Check out our schedule of events online



White House Heritage Middle School Boys Track Team Advances To State Competition

After winning the Robertson County race on Thursday, September 26, the White House Heritage Middle School boys cross country team went on to a fourth-place finish at the TMSAA Middle Sectional XC Meet Saturday, September 28. This young team was led by two seventh graders. Alex Taylor came in 23rd with a 13:32 followed by Seth Gibson in 24th with a 13:34. Eighth graders Maxwell Forsythe, Cole Ellis, Sixth graders Daniel Eden, Luke Buckett, and Curtis Qualls make up the rest of the team that will now advance to the state meet October 5, in Clarksville TN. Eleven teams ran Saturday morning trying to advance to the state race.

The Heritage girls team will send two runners to the state meet. Eighth graders Erika Buckett with a 15:50, and Lily Bloodworth with a 16:21 qualified as individuals to run in Clarksville in October. These girls led their team to the win at the Robertson County Race.



SAVE THE DATE…October 26

(White House, TN) October 26 Drug Take-Back Day Hosted by City of White House, TN- Police Department

Saturday, October 26, 2019, at 10 AM – 2 PM – Kroger (510 Hwy 76 E, White House, TN)

On Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the White House Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 18th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Bring your pills for disposal to White House Kroger at 510 TN-76 E, White House, TN 37188.

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.



H.B. Williams Student Makes Friends With A Little Help From A TN Titan

A third-grade student at H.B. Williams got to bring a special guest with her to school! Kynlie Powell won WKRN’s Bring a Titan to School contest. Kynlie is a new student at the school and wanted to get advice from a player on making friends and spreading kindness.

Tennessee Titan, Jurrell Casey, received a warm welcome from students and took part in an art project with Kynlie and her classmates. They talked about how to treat others with respect, kindness, caring and sharing. Thank you Tennessee Titans, WKRN-TV Nashville and Jurrell Casey!



SAVE THE DATE… October 29

(White House, TN) October 29: White House Trail of Treats from 6 PM-9 PM (Halloween event similar to Trunk or Treat events)

Trail begins at the WH High School Greenway Trailhead @ 6 PM
*All children must provide their own bag/basket for candy
*For more information, please contact the WH Parks Dept: 615-672-4350



SAVE THE DATE… October 31

October 31: White House Public Library Costume Contest & Haunted Room

White House Public Library – 105 College St, White House, TN

Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

For more Library events and activities, click Here


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In Millersville News

City of Millersville Police Dept. Congratulations to our newly certified Officers.

We look forward to you serving the citizens of the City of Millersville.



(Millersville, TN) Library Friends at Millersville Getting ready to decorate for Halloween? Why not enter the City of Millersville’s 2019 Pumpkin Carving Contest!

To enter, carve or decorate your pumpkin and submit a picture of your masterpiece with the entry card in the picture to [email protected] between October 1 and October 14. The contest is open to individuals, groups, or businesses. Voting will take place on the Library Friends at Millersville Facebook page from October 15 – 26 and winners will be announced on October 26.



SAVE THE DATE… October 24

Millersville Elementary School Chili Cook-off & Pumpkin Walk & Auction – October 24

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 5 PM – 7 PM at Millersville Elementary School-1248 Louisville Hwy, Goodlettsville, TN

All who come will enjoy some tasty Chili and choose which should win the MES staff Chili Cook-off. You will also have an opportunity to vote on the best student decorated pumpkins and bid on pumpkins decorated by our staff. Come support our school. All proceeds will go to our Student Leadership Team and STEM projects.


Congratulations to our Millersville Elementary School Mustangs of the week!!

Fridays are for celebrating making great choices!!



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In Coopertown News

Coopertown Middle School Student Goes To State

Congratulations to Donald Rogers who represented Coopertown Middle School at the TMSAA State Championship on October 5th. He is one of the fastest 100 boys in the entire state!



Lady Eagles Volleyball Team Places Second

Congratulations to the Lady Eagles Volleyball Team and Coach Kyle for placing 2nd in the district tournament. Congratulations to McKenzie King for earning All-County honors and to Lauren Nicholson, Mark Brook Head, and Annie Rushing for earning All-Tournament honors.  Thank you for a great season!



SAVE THE DATE… October 12

(Coopertown, TN) Providence Baptist Church annual Fall Festival set for October 12

Providence Baptist Church (3850 Highway 49 West) invites the community to their annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 12 from 5 to 7 PM.

All food, activities, inflatables, and games are FREE.

We look forward to seeing you there! For more information call 615-382-5480.




Coopertown Men’s Club Annual Turkey Shoot – Oct. 12 THRU Nov. 9:

October 12 thru November 9 from 8 AM until 2 PM.

Directions from Highway 49, turn onto Burgess Gower Road at the Elementary school to 2560 Burgess Gower Rd.

• Turkey shot $3 each
• Ham shot $6 each
• 12, 16, 20 and 410 shells provided
• No outside ammunition allowed
• We have shotguns available for use if needed
• Remington model 1187 12 gauge shotgun raffle tickets $1
• Breakfast, Lunch and soft drinks available


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In Portland News

Portland Fire Department Makes New Friends 

“Firefighters From the Portland Fire Department spent some time Tuesday afternoon in between calls hanging out with the residents of Richland Place Senior Living. It’s always a pleasure getting to spend time with them.”



SAVE THE DATE…October 31

Portland, TN Parks & Recreation Trick or Treat in the Park October 31

(Halloween event similar to Trunk or Treat events)

Thursday, October 31, 2019, at 5 PM – 7 PM Portland, TN Parks & Recreation 303 Portland Blvd, Portland, Tennessee 37148

The Portland Parks Dept.will have Trick or Treat in the Park at Richland on Thursday, October 31, 2019, from 5-7pm. This event is FREE!! Businesses, churches, clubs and organizations are encouraged to set up and hand out treats to all of the children. The parks will be giving a free shelter rental for the best-decorated space according to decorations and character dressing.

Please come and be a part of this event and create a safe place for all the children to come and trick or treat. For more information or application please contact the parks dept. by email [email protected] or by phone at 615-325-6464.


Portland’s “Coffee With A Cop” Has Great Turnout

Great turnout at last week’s Coffee with a Cop at Milo Cafe! “Thanks to Milo’s for hosting and to Sumner County Anti Drug Coalition for sponsoring!”

“Thank you to all of our law enforcement and public safety for all you do!”


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In Pleasant View News

Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Dept Talks Saftey At Pleasant View Christian School 

“Fire safety education month has begun! Wonderful day at Pleasant View Christian School! Parents as your Elementary & Middle School children attend our Fire Safety Education program over the next few weeks, we’d like to ask that you reinforce a few things at home in order to ensure maximum risk reduction of all lives.”

Please remember the following & go over them with your children;

1. Smoke Alarms – we will deliver & install them in your home for free! Please call & make your appointment today! If you do not live in our coverage area your local fire department may have the very same program. GET A FREE SMOKE ALARM

2. Close the door (Close before you doze) – experts say that closing the door saves lives! Learn more about how a closed-door can save lives –> Click Here

3. Family escape plan – Go over a home safety plan with your family! Stay low, get out, stay out & have a safe meeting place. Be prepared –> Learn More

Pleasant View please know that we serve because we care!


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In Neighboring Goodlettsville, TN

SAVE THE DATE… October 26

(Goodlettsville, TN) Halloween In The Park – Saturday, October 26, 2019

(Similar to Trunk or Treat style events)

Halloween In the Park will take place on Saturday, October 26th, from 1-3 pm at Moss-Wright Park: 745 Caldwell Drive Goodlettsville, TN 37072

The event will consist of a DJ, dancing, a pumpkin patch, crafts, games, photo booths, and treats from local businesses and organizations. This is a family-friendly event. There will be carnival type food available for purchase including popcorn, shaved ice, pretzels, lemonade, and more!

Costume Guidelines
Please remember that this is a family-friendly event.

No masks are to be worn by teens or adults
No clown costumes will be permitted, except for on very young children



(Goodlettsville, TN) Rivergate Mall: Halloween Mall-Wide Trick-or-Treat! set for October 31st!

Bring your kids to RiverGate Mall on Halloween night for a family-friendly, well-lit, weather-proof place to Trick-or-Treat and enjoy fun fall activities!

Kids dress in your favorite costume and join us to trick-or-treat from store to store!

Event will be located in the Center Court Area. Trick-or-Treaters will be given a complimentary Halloween Trick-or-Treat bag and a map of the participating mall stores and candy stations. The first 250 kids will also receive a FREE pumpkin, sponsored by Shuckles Corn Maze at Fiddle Dee Farms

NO masks are allowed on adults or kids 12 and over. Costumes should be appropriate and follow our code of conduct. Candy will be first come first serve, please limit to one trip per store and candy station to ensure all kids receive enough candy.


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In Neighboring Clarksville News

(Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office) Six Complete Jail Field Training Officers (FTO) Program.

CLARKSVILLE, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate Ryan Foster, Tyler Lee, Brian Patridge, Zachary Tomer, Krystal Wayman, and Ethan Wilkerson on their completion of the Jail Field Training Officers (FTO) Program.

In recognition of their achievement, Sheriff John Fuson held a commencement ceremony on Friday, September 27, 2019. During the ceremony, each deputy was sworn in before family and friends and received a certificate of completion.

The FTO Program provides new deputies with 430 hours of training through practical and classroom instruction. Each deputy learns constitutional and state law, department policy, firearms proficiency, and defensive tactics. They also complete a shift rotation in the detention



Twelve Graduate from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy

Clarksville, TN – On September 27, 2019, twelve officers from the Clarksville Police Department graduated from twelve weeks of training at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy.

We want to congratulate the twelve officers for successfully graduating from the academy. They will now embark on a 14-week field training program with veteran Field Training Officers to build on the basic law enforcement skills imparted to them at the academy. After successful completion, officers will be assigned to a unit within the Clarksville Police Department.

One of our officers, Nolan Otten was selected to fill a leadership role as class Vice-President. Officer Isabella Hofinga was selected to receive the Casey-Fowler-Williamson Leadership Award.

We are proud of our officers and the professional way they represented the City of Clarksville and the Clarksville Police Department.

Left to Right

Ryan Lee, Logan Oakley, Randy Cox, Dallin Bridges, Benjamin Tribbett, Nolan Otten (V.P), Ariana Prather, Modesto Martinez, James Scott, Isabella Hoffinga (Leadership Award winner), Marcus Onfroy, Grace Brisson



The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office  Reserves Graduation 2019

CLARKSVILLE, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate the Reserve Deputy Class of 2019 on their graduation.

Chris Brown, James Bryant, Elisha Cox, Ben Eason, Joshua Farmer, Shannon Helmig, Danny Stoval, Kirk Zeaman were sworn in by Sheriff John Fuson in the County Commission Chambers in front of family, friends, and fellow deputies.

Reserve deputies attend a weekly four-hour class for eight months. They complete field training on firearms, emergency vehicle operation, active shooter response, and trauma first aid.

Reserve deputies work with full-time deputies to augment certain functions at the Sheriff’s Office. They receive their commission from Sheriff Fuson in accordance to the rules established by the Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission.

The MCSO is currently accepting applications for the Reserve Deputy Program. Stop by the Sheriff’s Office at 120 Commerce Street to pick up an application or visit www.mcsoreserves.org to find an application online.



Clarksville-Montgomery County School System – Ashlie Perry selected as principal at Minglewood Elementary School

Ashlie Perry has been selected as principal at Minglewood Elementary School, replacing Jessica Harris who was named director of elementary schools. Perry has been serving as assistant principal at Minglewood.

She served as a fourth-grade teacher at Liberty Elementary, an academic coach at Norman Smith Elementary, and a fourth-grade teacher at Minglewood. She earned her Ed. S. in educational leadership from Austin Peay, where she also earned her master’s in teaching. She received a B.S. in child development from Middle Tennessee State University.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System – Lauren Richmond named the new Safety and Health Coordinator

Lauren Richmond, who has served as the CMCSS Coordinated School Health Supervisor for the last four years, has been named to the new position of Safety and Health Coordinator. This grant-funded position will be responsible primarily for the management of the Safe Schools Act Grant and the $1.7 million budget; one of the master users of the security operations center; and, the proficiency of district camera system, to include camera storage optimization.

Also, in order to implement the new state law addressing threat assessment teams in schools, this position will be responsible for the implementation and management of the threat assessment teams that will develop comprehensive intervention-based approaches to prevent violence, manage reports of potential threats, and create a system that fosters a safe, supportive, and effective school environment. This position will also serve in roles within all Safety and Health Department programs, to include leading special projects and serve as back up to the Safety and Health Director.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Austin Peay, with additional CMCSS experience as an On the Job injury specialist and in the CMCSS Technology Department.



Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library – Disney Fall Break Program October 16

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at 2 PM – 3 PM at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library – 350 Pageant Ln, Ste 501, Clarksville, TN

We’re jumping headfirst into all things Disney during our Fall Break program! Join us Wednesday, October 16th at 2 pm for crafts, stories, games, and more!



Clarksville Parks and Recreation – BBQ Bash!

It’s not too late to sign up and compete in the Clarksville BBQ Bash! The last day to register is October 14, 2019. Remember there is $5,000 in prize money up for grabs. Click HERE to register today.



Clarksville Parks and Recreation – Homeschool PE

Get Up. Get Active. Grow Stronger.

Homeschool students ages 5 – 12 and their families are welcome to come enjoy this fun drop-in class that counts toward their physical education curriculum credits!

For more information Click HERE


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