August 7, 2014 General Election–May 6, 2014 Republican Primary

AUGUST 7, 2014 – COUNTY GENERAL/STATE PRIMARY     Republican Primary May 6, 2014


General Election

Circuit Court Judges – Parts I, II, III, & IV

Circuit Ct Pt1  1  Jim Hamilton  (I)

2   Tom Dubois Repub primary

Circuit Ct Pt2      Robert L Holloway, Jr. (I)

Circuit Ct Pt3      Robert L Bob Jones   (I)

Circuit Ct Pt4      Stella Hargrove  (I)

District Attorney     1  Charles (Chaz) Molder (I)

Brent Cooper  Repub  primary 

Public Defender Claudia Jack

County Mayor 1  Mike Bennett    Repub   primary

2    Larry Brown  (I)

3   Gary  Carbaugh (I)

4   Scott Cepicky    Repub   primary

5  Mike Dinwiddle  (I)

Chip Matlock  (I)

7   Charlie Norman  Repub  primary

8   Kim Willis (I)


County Trustee 1   Steve Konz  (I)

2    Daniel Cooper  (I)


General Sessions Judge – Part I  George Lovell, (I)

Part I Associate Judge,  Bobby Sands  (I)

Part II  Lee Bailey (I)

Sheriff                       1        Terry Chandler   Repub primary

2        Robin Howell  (I)

3        Bucky Rowland  (I)

4        Luis Sweeney  (I)

5        Jimmy Tennyson  (I)

County Clerk           1   Joey Alan  (I)

2    Paula Lindsey  (I)

3    Robbie Matthis  (I)

4    Audrie Dowarn Poynter  (I)

5    Andy Wilhoite  (I)

Circuit Court Clerk  Sandy McClain  (I)

Register of Deeds  John Fleming  (I)


County Commissioners –

                                   District 1    1  Christopher Burgess (I)

Donna Cook   Republican Primary

John Goodloe  (I)

4   Don Morrow (I)

District 2  1  Craig Harris Republican primary

Eric Previti  (I)

Wendy Ray

District 3  1  Talvin Barner  (I)

Gary Stovall  (I)

District 4 1  Ronnie Attkisson (I)

John Clear  (I)

Michael Fulbright Repub Primary

Danny Lockridge     (I)

5 James (Jim) Swindle (I)

District 5   1  Michael Kuzawinski, Jr. (I)              

Michael Singleton (I)

Scott Sumners (I)

Timothy Thomas  (I)                                                        

District 6   1  Gerald Adkison  (I)

John Kenley (I)

Sue Stephenson  (I)

Lane Anthony Warf  (I)

District 7     1   Kenneth Lord  (I)

John Poor Repub Primary

Ricky Sims  (I)

Linda Whiteside  (I)

John Poor    Repub Primary

District 8       1  Nathan Davidson (I)

Terry Dial  (I)

Todd Hooper (I)

Terry Potts  (I)

5   Ray Jetter  Repub Primary

District  9             1  Rick Miller  (I)

2  Stewart Parker  (I)

Sonny Shackelford  Repub Primary

District 10        1   Scott Moore (I)

William Roddy  (I)

Tommy Wolaver  (I)

District 11         1  Davis Burkhalter  (I)

Gwynne Evans (I)

Tricia Stickel (I)

School Board Members –

                              District      1  Loretta Goodloe  (I)

District        3


District        7     Will Sims (I)

District        9

District        11     Tommy Dudley (I)


April 3, 12 noon Deadline Qualify School Board

Constables – Districts 1. No candidate filed

2 Steve Boshers

3 Steve Mangrum

4  Jeff Hardy

Anthony Frierson

5   Tim Holt

6   Bruce Peltier

Joey Potts

7   Darrel Thrasher

8   Marvin Cox

9   Michael King

10   1  Jeffrey Alan Galberth

Dalton Hayes

3   Howard Norman

11   1   Jackie Glenn

2   Robert Medina



Judicial Retention Questions




Tennessee House  Races

69th District-Republican   Michael Curico   Dickson

69th District-Democrat      David Shepard    Dickson

64th District-Republican    Sheila Butt     Columbia

Republican Executive

Committeewoman 28th   Angie McClanahan  Columbia



February 20 12:00 Noon – Qualifying Deadline for all County

Offices with the exception of School Board candidates


April 3 12:00 Noon – Qualifying Deadline for School Board Candidates and State Primary Candidates


July 8 Last Day to Register to Vote – August


July 18 Early Vote Begins – August


August 2 Early Vote Ends – August


August 7 ELECTION DAY – August

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Flu Vaccine Now Available

Flu Vaccine Now Available at the Maury County Health Department

Columbia, Tenn. – Influenza, or flu, season is here, and the Maury County Health Department is ready to offer flu vaccine to area residents. No appointment is needed. We are opened Monday – Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.

“It takes about two weeks to be protected after you get the flu vaccine, so it’s a good idea to get the vaccine as soon as it’s available,” said Mrs. Cook, director of Maury County Health Department. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone six months of age and older get a flu vaccine each year, and we urge everyone to take this important preventive step to protect health in our community.”

Vaccine will be provided at a cost of $20 and may slide, based on income. The clinic is located at 1909 Hampshire Pike and open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

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On October 3, 2012, shortly after 7pm, officers responded to a stabbing call on Bradford Circle. Uponarrival, officers located the victim, Karen White, who had an apparent stab wound to her chest. Throughstatements on the scene and investigation it was determined that Mrs. White and her husband, Joddie
Daniel White had been involved in an altercation and Mr. White stabbed his wife and fled the residence.
Karen White was transported to Vanderbilt hospital in Nashville TN where she underwent surgery and remains in stable condition.
Warrants for attempted first degree murder have been obtained for Joddie Daniel White. It is possible that Mr. White may be on his way to Alabama (unknown specific location in Alabama).
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Joddie Daniel White is urged to contact the Columbia Police Department at (931) 388-2727, Crimestoppers at (931) 381-4900 or the SATE TIP LINE at (931) 380-2930

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New Columbia Assistance Police Chief Named

Michelle “Mickey” Jones
Assistant Chief of Police
September 23, 2012

A promotion ceremony was held Wednesday, September 26th at the Columbia Police
Department for our new Assistant Chief Michelle “Mickey” Jones that was promoted as
second in command of the department.
Mickey is a 23 year veteran of the department and began her career with the Police
Department as a dispatcher in 1989. Since then she has held the position police officer,
detective, Lieutenant of Investigations, Captain of Investigations, and her most recent
assignment of Captain of Patrol Division.
During her career, Mickey has received numerous awards to include: Officer of the
Year, the Frank Evans Leadership Award, and the Bailey Payton-Walter Griffin Law
Officer Achievement Award.
Mickey is a graduate of the Southeastern Command and Leadership Academy and the
Chief Executive Leadership Development Program, hosted by Tennessee Association
of Chiefs of Police.
Jones has a strong commitment to serving the Columbia Police Department and the
citizens of this community and there is no doubt that this promotion will strengthen the
Columbia Police Department and its overall mission of keeping Columbia S.A.F.E.,
Service, Accountability, Fellowship and Efficiency.
Mickey has a twenty-two year old daughter, Kendall. Jones is also a long time resident

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Convenience Store Robbery Columbia Tn

On Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at approximately 10:00 pm patrol responded to a
robbery at the Zip Mart located at 101 Santa Fe Pk in Columbia. Two black male
subjects entered the store brandishing firearms. The offenders took money from
cash register. Both offenders then fled on foot towards North James Campbell
Blvd. No one was injured during this incident.
The 1st offender is described as a black male, wearing all black clothing including a
black hoodie with a thin/light build.
The 2nd offender is described as a black male, wearing black baggy pants, dark
colored shirt and a gray hoodie with a thin/light build.
Anyone with any information on this incident is urged to contact the Columbia
Police Department’s Detective Division (931) 380-2721, Crimestoppers (931) 381-
4900 or the S.A.F.E. Tip line at (931) 380-2930

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Household Hazardous Waste Recycle Day

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Disposal

Maury County provides HHW collection events annually.
Maury County Household Hazardous Waste collection events are open to all residents of the state of Tennessee.
No commercial, Business, or farm materials will be accepted.
Material should be tightly sealed in its original container, if possible, and placed in a cardboard box. Glass containers should be wrapped in towels, cloth or packaged in some other way to prevent breakage. Materials should be transported to the event in the trunk or bed of your vehicle
Please ONLY bring materials that are listed below as accepted.
Used oil Hotline 1-800-287-9013

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Maury County Voting

Maury County election officials are reporting a good turnout for early voting in the August Primary and General elections. 225 people voted Monday, 90 Saturday and 188 Friday, the first day of early voting.

Early voting continues through July 28 at the Maury County Election office on Tradewinds drive. The last three days of early voting, a Spring Hill election booth will open according to Maury County Election Coordinator Todd Baxter.
Voting runs from 8 am to 4 pm Monday thru Friday. Saturday 8 am to 12 noon.

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Mount Pleasant Museum Free Admission

Mount Pleasant/Maury Museum of Local History Offers Free Admission Through 2012

“Free”; “Fri”; “Gratis”; “Gratuito”; “Facultativo”; “Jiyuu” ” Frei “; however you want to say it, there is no charge for admission the remainder of the year to the Mount Pleasant/Maury Museum of Local History.
“It’s a way to encourage local people to come by and see their history,” says museum board president Irene Dugger. “It’s important for people to remember what it was like years ago when people dug the phosphate and what it was like at the end of the phosphate era, and appreciate what history has done for Mount Pleasant.”
The museum was formerly the Phosphate Museum, but Dugger said the board changed the name last year, as the extensive collection has far more reflected than phosphate-related historical items. Volunteers have put in dedicated hours to arranging several exhibits in very appealing ways.
As a result of such volunteer dedication, the museum has three levels chock full of beautifully-arranged collections. In the basement is a vintage collection of an old kitchen and a country store items. The first floor contains the items on loan by various citizens, such as a collection of Fenton, old toys, and historical town documents. For example, there are numerous old school yearbooks, family genealogies, and old newspapers, all available for viewing by citizens who may use these documents for research or simply to flash back to simpler days and ways. Dugger says that recent visitors using the genealogy resources have come from Alabama and Illinois.
The first floor is also the home to a significant collection of Clarke School memorabilia. Each year, Clarke school alumni take a tour bus to Mount Pleasant, and the museum is on their itinerary. The phosphate collection is also on this level.
The third floor has an armed forces room, a doctor’s office, a Civil War collection (in process), and a vintage bedroom featuring numerous beautiful old quilts.
The range of years for the museum goes from ancient (a kid-favorite is a dinosaur bone found in phosphate mining days) to no later than the 1970’s for the majority of items. In addition to the dinosaur bone, there are several kid-favorite features of the museum, including old toys, and learning it’s okay to “eat dirt.”
Dugger says the children get a real kick when they see that phosphate is dirt and that phosphoric acid, a derivative of phosphate, is included in many popular items like flour, macaroni and cheese, Spam, and colas. “Next time you drink a Coke, look on the can and you’ll see the word ‘phosphoric acid,’ ” Dugger says kids are informed. “They get a kick out of that and say ‘I’m going to tell my mom I’m eating dirt.’ ”
Board members are planning several special events similar to what they have done in the past. Dugger gives an example of the time they partnered with a museum in Nashville to have a staff member bring some live animals and reptiles. She recalls the python a woman brought out. None of the visiting school children wanted to touch the huge wiggling snake until one of them said HE wanted to touch it. She says the museum hosts several tours of school children each year.
Board members in addition to Dugger are Susan Boyette, Cathy Reed, Juanita Keys, Wilma Odom, Jason Boshers, Ricky Gray, John Hatcher, and Ruth Floyd. Several of the board members and numerous community volunteers staff the museum, Dugger says. Keys and Floyd are veritable treasure chests of living history, and the museum would like to videotape their recollections of local people, places and events of bygone times. They receive several calls a year from people needing information on past people and places of Mount Pleasant. “You should hear Juanita Keys talk about walking up to a general store no longer here to get penny candy,” Dugger says.
In addition to hoping they find a volunteer to create the historical video tapes, Dugger says, the museum is seeking volunteers to conduct tours and to help grow the museum into the future. Additionally, the museum welcomes items on loan related to phosphate or other historical items.
“We hope people will come rediscover the history of Mount Pleasant, which mushroomed from a population of 446 in 1880 to 2,007 in 1900 due to being ‘The Phosphate Capital of the World,’ ” Dugger says. “Our collections also encompass many other historical facets of Maury County, hence the name of our museum. We particularly hope families will take advantage of the free admission so their kids can see how very different life used to be. Some children are growing without any sense of history. This is a fun, and now free, way to change the historical awareness of our younger generations.”
The Mount Pleasant/Maury Museum of Local History is located at 108 Public Square, Mount Pleasant, and is open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Their phone number is 931-379-9511.
* 931.379.0163 *

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Maury County School Registration Schedule New Unregistered Students

Maury County Public Schools registrations updated 7/5/12

Baker Elementary Tuesday, July 10 7 am – 5 pm
388-3319 Wednesday, July 11 7 am – 6 pm

Brown Elementary Tuesday, July 10 8 am – 6 pm
388-3601 Wednesday, July 11 8 am – 6 pm
any day 8 – 2 until July 27

Central High Monday, July 9 9 am – 11 am SENIORS
381-2222 Tuesday, July 10 9 am – 11 am JUNIORS
Wednesday, July 11 9 am – 11 am SOPHOMORES
Thursday, July 12 8 am – 11:30 am FRESHMEN

Cox Middle Thursday, July 19 1 pm – 7 pm
840-3902 Tuesday, July 24 8 am – 3 pm

Culleoka Tuesday, July 17 3 pm – 6 pm
987-2511 Thursday, July 19 3 pm – 6 pm
any day until 3 pm

Hampshire week of July 9 – 13 8 am – 3:30 pm
285-2300 Thursday, July 12 8 am – 6 pm

Howell Elementary Thursday, July 19 1 pm – 7 pm
540-1032 Tuesday, July 24 8 am – 3 pm

McDowell Elementary Thursday, July 12 3 pm – 6 pm
840-4418 Thursday, July 19 3 pm – 6 pm

Riverside Elementary Tuesday, July 17 8 am – 3 pm
840-4422 Thursday, July 19 8 am – 5:30 pm

Santa Fe Thursday, July 19 1 pm – 7 pm
682-2172 Thursday, July 26 8 am – 3 pm

Spring Hill Elementary Tuesday, July 10 3 pm – 6 pm
486-2291 Thursday, July 12 4 pm – 7 pm
any day from 8-3

Spring Hill High Monday, July 16 9 am – 11 am SENIORS
486-2207 Tuesday, July 17 9 am – 11 am JUNIOR
Tuesday, July 17 1 pm – 3 pm SOPHOMORES
Tuesday, July 24 9 am – 1 pm FRESHMEN


Whitthorne MiddleThursday, July 191 pm – 7 pm.                        388-2558Tuesday, July 248 am – 3 pm.     NEW STUDENTS ONLY-returning students do not need to come

Woodard Elementary Thursday, July 12 8 am – 5 pm
380-2872 Thursday, July 19 8 am – 5 pm
any day from 8-2 until July 13

Wright Elementary Tuesday, July 17 8 am – 6:30 pm
486-3586 Thursday, July 19 8 am – 6:30 pm

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Five New Maury County Prinicpals

Five new Maury County School Principals were named Monday. School director Eddie Hickman made the announcement at a press conference at the central office.

Central High School, Roger White
Cox Middle School, Eric Perryman
Mt.Pleasant Middle School of the Visual and Performing Arts, Kevin Eady
Santa Fe Unit School, Amy Perryman
Riverside Elementary School, Reggie Holmes

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