Synthetic drugs declining in TN

DNJ, NASHVILLE 10/4/2012 — Data from police, drug treatment centers and hospitals shows an apparent decline in synthetic drugs in Tennessee after a law was passed banning most of the substances. Tennessee Poison Center director Dr. John Benitez says cases are still being reported in emergency rooms across the state,…

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Wings of Freedom nets $64,000 for nonprofits

Fish Fry held annually at Smyrna Airport DNJ, SMYRNA, September 8, 2012 — The folks who participated at the 10th annual Wings of Freedom Fish Fry Saturday raised more than $64,000 for local nonprofits, Rotary Club of Smyrna organizers said. “We have exceeded last year,” said Mike Waller, chairman of…

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Job Fair at Grace Assembly Church Great Success

LA VERGNE, TN, August 23, 2012—While the economy may be showing signs of some improvement, a number of Tennesseans are still looking for work. Last week, an event in LaVergne helped to connect a number of them with large companies in the area. The Tennessee Career Center at Murfreesboro and…

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Rutherford County Cracks Down on Synthetic Drug Sales

Posted: Jul 24, 2012 5:55 PM CDT Updated: Jul 24, 2012 6:07 PM CDT Reported by Larry Flowers – email MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) One of Middle Tennessee’s fastest growing counties is taking aim at one of the state’s fastest growing problems – synthetic drug sales. Rutherford County officials are targeting…

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Omni Hut founder Major Jim Walls dies at age 92

Daily News Journal, Mealand Ragland-Hudgins, March 5, 2012 – Major Jim Walls’ military service helped him fulfill more than his childhood dream of becoming a pilot. It also allowed him to become a groundbreaking restaurateur in Smyrna. Walls, founder of Omni Hut on Lowry Street, died Sunday at the age…

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Stores face reality of synthetic drug sales

Editorial – DNJ – December 29, 2011 Nearly 35 Rutherford County store owners ran into the harsh reality of synthetic drugs last week when they were required to appear in General Sessions Court to be arraigned on charges of possession of cannabinoid-containing products. Most of them were ordered to complete…

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More teens use marijuana, synthetic drugs

National findings come months after Rutherford raids; people can have bad reactions to K2, Spice, other substances December 15, 2011, Donna Leinwand Leger, USA TODAY – Nearly one in nine high school seniors have gotten high in the pas t year on synthetic drugs, such as “K2” or “Spice,” second…

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Charges brought following synthetic drug crackdown

40 face misdemeanor charges after raid Posted by December 15, 2011, Mark Bell, DNJ MURFREESBORO — Store owners and others caught up in a recent Tennessee Bureau of Investigation synthetic drug raid are scheduled to appear in a Rutherford County General Sessions courtroom Dec. 20 on misdemeanor drug charges. “The…

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Hargett sees need for Science Building

December 5, 2011 – DAILY NEWS JOURNAL, MURFREESBORO, TN – Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett expressed concerns Thursday about space shortages and outdated equipment in MTSU’s science facilities as officials lobbied him for construction of a $126 million building. “I certainly hope we can find a way to fund…

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