murfreesboropost 2013-04-13

Tennessee Senate passes law to protect citizens from drones



The State Senate passed legislation to protect citizens from unwarranted surveillance by drones and unmanned aircraft.The State Senate voted 32-0 on Thursday for legislation to protect citizens from unwarranted surveillance by drones and to help ensure compliance of the unmanned planes with the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Tennessee Senate Republican Caucus announced in a press release.Senate Bill […]

JazzFest needs volunteers



Main Street Murfreesboro/Rutherford County has announced its 17th Annual JazzFest to be held on May 3 and 4 on the historic Square in downtown Murfreesboro.Organizers invite everyone out for great food, children’s activities and music from professional jazz artists and local youth jazz band greats. Email jazzfestvolunteers@gmail.com to volunteer at this year’s event.For schedules, performers and information, check out the […]

Jessie Carl ‘JC’ Warrick



Jessie Carl “JC” Warrick, age 70, of Murfreesboro, passed away on April 10, 2013 at his home. He was a native and lifelong resident of Rutherford County and worked for Neely’s Hatchery and Evergreen Cemetery.JC was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Warrick and Effie Brewer Warrick; three brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife of […]

Gerard ‘Gerry’ Nyssen



Gerard “Gerry” Nyssen, 70, of Murfreesboro, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013.Mr. Nyssen was born in Hattiesburg, Miss., to the late Howard and Margreth Nyssen. He was a Chemistry Professor at Trevecca Nazarene University from 1969 until he retired in 1999. After he retired he worked at Vanderbilt University, University of Tennessee and Middle Tennessee State University. He was a […]

Sheriff’s detectives find record amount of meth



Bust broke the record for the most “shake and bake” bottles seized in Tennessee.Eighty-two bottles used to manufacture illegal methamphetamine broke a record for the most “shake and bake” bottles seized in Tennessee when found Monday night at a Rockvale residence by Rutherford County Sheriff’s narcotics detectives.Sheriff Robert Arnold said, “In my opinion, methamphetamine has become an epidemic in this […]

Mercia Nickole Gorline



Mercia Nickole Gorline, age 20, of Christiana, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013.Mercia was born in Nashville and was a 2011 graduate of Riverdale High School. She was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church where she was involved in the youth group and choir.Mercia is survived by her parents, Billy and Angela Taylor of Wartrace; brother, Andrew Trace Taylor; […]

Gun locks, child ID kits, child safety seat instruction are at health fair



The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Community Services Unit will be at the Stones River Regional Health Fair April 20 at the Embassy Conference Center for one big reason: keeping the community safe.The Community Services Unit will offer its Child ID program, demonstrate car seat safety with a state-of-the-art training vehicle, and give away free gun safety kits as part of […]

Ina Frances Higgins Hayes Dutton



Ina Frances Higgins Hayes Dutton, age 99, passed peacefully from this life, surrounded by family, Thursday evening, April 11, 2013 at NHC in Murfreesboro.Ina was born on October 14, 1913 in Woodbury, Tennessee, the second of six children born to the late, William Harrison Higgins and Hessie Fann Higgins. Her family moved to the Cainsville area of Wilson County when […]

Nina Todd Davenport



Nina Todd Davenport, 95, of Nashville, died Friday, April 12, 2013, at her home.Birthplace: Coffee Co., Tn. Survivors: Daughter: Rita (Rusty) Ayers of Nashville and Mary Payne of Nashville2 Sisters: Virginia Tenpenny of Woodbury and Margaret Gribble of CA7 Grandchildren and 8 Great GrandchildrenMs. Davenport was preceded in death by her parents, Alex Todd & Effie Keele Todd; husband, Isaac […]

MTSU offers talk featuring artist Tito Melega



The MTSU Department of Art and the AIGA MTSU Student Chapter announces a talk with Tito Melega.The MTSU Department of Art and the AIGA MTSU Student Chapter announces a talk with Tito Melega, creative director of the American division of the advertising agency TBWA Worldwide at 5 p.m. April 18 in MTSU’s Todd Hall room 204.With a passion for people […]