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MURFREESBORO, TN – Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett expressed concerns Thursday about space shortages and outdated equipment in MTSU’s science facilities as officials lobbied him for construction of a $126 million building.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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Local Reps Eager to kill Hall, Estate Taxes

SMYRNA — Rutherford County legislators said Tuesday they will work to kill Tennessee’s estate tax and the Hall income tax in an effort to bolster job growth. “We have the highest death tax in the country,” state Rep. Joe Carr told a Chamber of Commerce crowd at the Town Centre…

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LaVergne Lacks Voice in General Assembly

October 16, 2011 – DAILY NEWS JOURNAL, MURFREESBORO, TN — State Rep. Mike Sparks wants Rutherford County’s new House district to give the city of La Vergne greater representation in the Tennessee General Assembly. The new district, which is likely to go in the northwestern part of the county, would…

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Synthetic drug bust dries up local sales

October 9, 2011 – DAILY NEWS JOURNAL, MURFREESBORO, TN — A recent countywide bust on illicit synthetic drugs led by the Tennessee Bureau of  Investigation may have dried up local supplies of “spice” and “bath salts,” but users can still crawl the underbelly of the world wide web to get…

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State Lawmaker Urges Market Boycott

Posted by August 22, 2011, Deanna Lambert, WSMV – MURFREESBORO, TN A state lawmaker is calling on people like you to boycott places that sell similar synthetic drug products like molly’s plant food and bath salts. The ‘designer drugs’ keep popping up in convenience stores and markets all across the…

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