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Hartsville man sentenced on child exploitation charges
Curt Cannamela, 41, of Hartsville, was sentenced on Friday in U.S. District Court for child exploitation crimes, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Hartsville celebrates Christmas with annual parade, events
Christmas isn’t here just yet, but that didn’t keep Hartsville from enjoying its annual “Three Days of Christmas” celebration last week. Trousdale County began its Christmas celebration on Thursday night with the FCE Candlelight Tour of Homes.
Two drivers injured in head-on collision
Two Lebanon men were injured Tuesday night when the vehicles they drove collided head on with one another. The wreck happened just before 7:15 p.m. on Hartsville Pike at the Africa Road intersection. According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report, Randy Jarvis, 62, drove a 1992 Chevrolet pickup nort
Tennessee Governor Mulls Clemency for Teenage Sex Trafficking Victim Serving Life in Prison for Murder
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam called Cyntoia Brown’s life sentence “unjust” and said his office is looking into clemency for the former teenage sex trafficking victim serving life in prison for murder.
Car dealership criticized for dashing peoples' hopes of winning $2,500
Bill Flannery could have used the cash. He opened his mail to see a flyer from Miracle Chrysler in Gallatin, that was accompanied with a ticket that read 777 jackpot with gold coins piled up.
Woman of Wilson: Jessica Glover Johnson
Jessica Glover Johnson grew up in Lafayette, Tenn. She attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Now, as a Home Health Specialist for Kindred at Home, she spends most of her time in Wilson County.
Woman arrested for murder in Middle Tennessee after fentanyl overdose claims man's life
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A woman wanted for second degree murder was arrested in Middle Tennessee on Thursday for her alleged role in a fentanyl overdose. The Knox County Sheriff's Office reports 27-year-old Grace Ellen Milner was arrested in Crossville on second degree murder indictments from a grand jury
Suspect arrested moments after robbing metro Mapco store
NASHVILLE (WSMV) - Investigators arrested a suspect who they said robbed a Mapco at the 1400 block of Robinson Road. According to Metro Police, 19-year-old Jacob Eakes of Old Hickory is charged with aggravated robbery. Eakes entered the store around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday and took money and cigarettes
Trousdale schools see mostly good results on state report card
Trousdale County Schools received mostly good scores on a redesigned state report card for the 2017-18 school year from the Tennessee Department of Education last week. The new report card is intended to help families better understand school performance and support student success. The updated desi
Man who broke into home pleads guilty to rape of a 6-year-old in Wilson County
A man, who police say was in the country illegally, has pleaded guilty to two counts of rape of a child in Wilson County Tuesday, according to authorities. Edwin Alfredo Velasquez-Curuchiche, 42, was charged with raping a 6-year-old twice after Lebanon police said he befriended a local family and fr
Scottsville Road Kroger to take over portion of former Kmart
Preliminary work has begun on renovating a portion of the long-vacant former Kmart store at 2945 Scottsville Road and turning it into an addition to the Kroger grocery that is next door.
Tennessee man arrested after shooting, killing his 2 dogs in own backyard, police say
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A Tennessee man is facing animal cruelty charges after police said he shot and killed his two dogs in his backyard. Christopher Lee Foutch, 39, intentionally shot and killed both dogs on Sunday, a police release said.
Lebanon City Council finalizes its changes
The Lebanon City Council completed its most recent transformation Thursday, Dec. 6 with the swearing-in ceremony for two new members. Camille Burdine (Ward 3) and Jeni Lind Brinkman (Ward 6) took their seats on the council in a ceremony officiated by Judge Jim Flood.
Look Back: Survivor of fort bombing became Seminole legend
In last week’s article, I introduced you to three key players in a drama that unfolded in the swamps and scrublands of Florida in 1816: General Andrew Jackson, Hartsville’s own William Lauderdale and a young boy named Billy Powell.
Rutherford County Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Child Exploitation Crimes
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – December 10, 2018 – Kendall Carter, 24, of Milton, Tennesee and Curt Cannamela, 41, of Hartsville, Tennessee, were sentenced on Friday in U.S. District Court for separate child exploitation crimes, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Undocumented immigrant snuck into Tennessee home, raped 6-year-old girl, police say
LEBANON, Tenn. (WZTV) — Police said an undocumented immigrant befriended a Tennessee family, snuck into their home and raped a 6-year-old girl. Edwin Alfredo Velasquez-Curuchiche, 42, was charged with two counts of rape of a child from incidents stemming from Nov. 29.
Members of New York motorcycle club with Tennessee ties sentenced on RICO charges
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Members of a New York motorcycle club which also operated in Tennessee were sentenced to prison on Wednesday stemming from RICO conspiracy and firearm charges.
New year, new location for Hartsville’s Community Help Center
Trousdale County’s Community Help Center is preparing to move to a new and more visible location. Beginning on Jan. 3, the Help Center will be at 120A McMurry Blvd., the former site of Razors Barbershop (next to Community Cash Advance).
Look Back: Hartsville man’s link to Seminole Indian War
This summer, I was contacted by a Florida historian and writer wanting some information. I was more than happy to give him a few details for an article he was writing for the magazine Flamingo.
Barber sets up shop at Pilot truck stop
Lebanon is the site of first barbershop in a Pilot Travel Center after a vision led to the possible start of a trend in the chain’s service stations. U.S. Marine veteran Jason Rigney has been a licensed barber in Tennessee since 1997 and has owned Drake’s Barbershop in Murfreesboro since 2003. Rigne