Chase Donnell: His Final Wish

September 3, 2013 – Many thanks to Jennifer Black Dunn, mother of Chase Donnell and Commissioner Jack Black who represents Walter Hill and Lascasses communities for asking our Rutherford County Delegation and myself to carry a bill to name a portion of Highway 231 in honor Chase Donnell, a brave…

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Nice Dinner with my Wife

August 22, 2013 – Had a nice dinner with my beautiful wife Felicia at our favorite restaurant and Smyrna icon “The Omni Hut” created in a million miles of travel by Major Jim Walls. Major Walls was at Pearl Harbor when it was bombed.  He was a true visionary and genius…

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Tennessee State Trooper Brian Carmouche

August 16, 2013 Just got a nice phone call from one of Tennessee Finest State Troopers, Brian Carmouche in regards to his new assignment at the Capitol. I told Trooper Carmouche “I’ve got a love/hate with police”, “I love em when they serve and protect, love em when they care…

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HUGGS

August 7, 2013 – Congrats to a Nashville “Hero” of mine Sherri Jackson, founder of HUGGS (non profit) on her successful Job Fair yesterday with 150 people coming through looking for Jobs. When I first met Sherri she shared her checkered past and her “awesome testimony” with me of being…

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Father’s Day Tribute

June 15, 2013 – Fathers Day Tribute to my late father Sam Sparks and our Greatest Generation. The Great Depression and WW11 era men and women not only sacrificed their lives for America, but made an impact in the lives of millions who would of been under Hitlers rule.  As…

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Memorial Day…

Many thanks to those who gave all on this Memorial Day.  Rutherford County has lost a few good men and women, let us never forget their ultimate sacrifice. From my friend Sgt. Asbury ‘Freddie’ Hawn, Marine Staff Sgt, Marc Golczynski, SPC Raymond N. “Neal” Mitchell III, CWO Billie Jean Grinder…

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Speaker Pro Tempore Lois DeBerry

April 19 – Good to see Speaker Pro Tempore Lois DeBerry back with us, Rep. DeBerry has battled some health issues.  I always appreciate her giving me & others inspirational quotes. Rep. Harold Love Jr standing with me who does alot for his community. It reminds me of the old…

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Voting on House Bill 0006

April 16, 2013 – Voting on House Bill 0006 Which allows K-12 school personnel to possess a firearm on school property if the person has a hand gun carry permit, is authorized by the school superintendent, has had 40 hours of basic school police training. Congrats to Chairman Eric Watson…

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TDOT’s Paul Deggs

I had a good conversation with TDOT’s Paul Degges today in regards to widening Jefferson Pike at Mona. I have been impressed with Paul’s knowledge of the road & how dangerous it is.  The project is slated for a 4 lane from Sam Ridley to 840 & TDOT is finally…

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