Top Middle Tennessee Stories of the Week: June 26, 2022

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Here are our top stories from across Middle Tennessee, from June 26 to July 1.

Cheatham County Source

  • New Laws That Go Into Effect July 1, 2022  
    The state approved a $52.6 billion budget for 2022-23 that will go into effect July 1. The budget will include several items meant to ease the financial burdens of state residents, including a one-month sales tax holiday on groceries, waiving the state portion of vehicle registration tag fees for a year, and a one-year broadband tax relief. Read more.

  • Cheatham County Sheriff’s Report for June 24
    This is the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Report for June 24, 2022, provided by the Sheriff’s Office. Read more.

  • State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Fireworks Safety Ahead of July 4th Holiday
    As Volunteer State residents prepare to celebrate the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (“SFMO”) urges Tennesseans to consider the risks to your personal safety, your property, and your finances that can arise from fireworks-related mishaps. Read more.

Davidson County Source

  • Global Retail Operator to Develop High End Luxury Outlet in Nashville
    Simon Property Group will develop a high-end luxury Premium Outlet, located in the Nashville metropolitan area in partnership with locally-based Adventurous Journeys (AJ) Capital Partners. Read more.

  • Alan Jackson Introduces Silverbelly Whiskey
    Country Music Hall of Fame member Alan Jackson is proud to introduce Silverbelly Whiskey, a new premium spirit distilled exclusively for – and hand-selected by – the country superstar. Read more.

  • Victim Identified in Greyhound Bus Fatal Shooting in Nashville
    (June 25, 2022) Update: The victim, in this case, has been positively identified as Jami Jamar Bell, 23, of Nashville. The investigation is continuing. Read more.

Dickson County Source

  • Where to See Fireworks in Middle Tennessee This Fourth of July
    Are you ready for the Fourth of July? Here are some places you can take the whole family to see fireworks this Fourth of July! Read more.

  • 7 Tennessee State Parks to Visit
    Tennessee has 56 amazing state parks offering a range of activities from hiking and camping to boating, fishing and biking. Whether you enjoy camping, walking the trails or spending time on the water, Tennessee State Parks has something for everyone. Read more.

  • Bring Your Whole Family to Adventure Science Center on July 4th for Red, White, & Boom
    Grab your friends and family and come out for a one-of-a-kind viewing party of Nashville’s premier fireworks display at Red, White, & Boom on Monday, July 4, 2022 from 6:30 pm – 10 pm at Adventure Science Center (800 Fort Negley Blvd. Nashville, TN 37203). Read more.

Maury County Source

  • Tennessee Blue Alert Issued for Samuel Q Edwards
    UPDATE June 28 – A Nashville arrest warrant charging Samuel Edwards with the attempted murder of Hendersonville Officer Cameron Ferrell has been issued. This photo of Edwards was taken earlier this month after his arrest in Putnam County that involved a crash. See Edwards? Read more.

  • Your Ultimate Activity Guide for Fourth of July Weekend
    If you are trying to make your plans for Fourth of July weekend, here is a list of events across the area. Grab your family and friends and enjoy an Independence Day celebration, fireworks, a Sounds game or maybe even a Hot Chicken Festival. Read more.

  • Health Inspections: BBQ Joints in Columbia for July 1, 2022
    These are the scores for BBQ joints in Columbia Tennessee with their most recent inspection score as of June 30, 2022. Read more.

Robertson County Source

  • Get Ready to Move Your Feet at the 2nd Annual Bluegrass Festival in Millersville
    Get Ready Millersville!! The 2nd Annual Bluegrass Festival is back and bigger than before on Friday, July 1st at 6 pm at the Millersville Community Center (1181 Louisville Hwy
    Millersville, TN 37072)!! Read more.

  • Bridgestone and Tight End University Donate $681,000 to Support Boys & Girls Clubs of America
    Bridgestone Retail Operations (Bridgestone), a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas celebrated the culmination of a two-week fundraising competition for Boys & Girls Clubs of America in partnership with NFL players from Tight End University (TEU). Read more.

  • Celebrate Our Nation’s Independence at Springfield’s Freedom Fest July 3
    The City of Springfield’s Freedom Fest, presented by Grace Baptist Church, will take place on Sunday, July 3, 2022, at the Robertson County Fairgrounds, 4635 US-41. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Read more.

Rutherford Source

  • While Rolling Blackouts Threaten Across U.S., Local Experts Explain Why Middle Tennessee is Not
    “You can never say never, but we are very confident TVA – unlike many other U.S. electric providers – will manage through these peak power demands without disruption of service,” Jones said. “TVA has hit record peaks for June load, at more than 31,000 MW.” Read more.

  • 4 Ways to Keep the Pool Clear Without the Pump
    Pool maintenance has never been easier with the advancement of built-in technology like pumps and filters. And they’re great… until they’re not. Let’s face it. In Middle Tennessee, weather and other things beyond our control can impact daily life. Read more.

  • 6 Events Hosted by Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation in July
    All MPRD facilities and offices closed on July 4 with the following exceptions: Boro Beach open and Adams Tennis open until 2 pm. Read more.

Sumner County Source

  • Get Ready for Fireworks and Family Fun at Gallatin’s 2022 Independence Day Celebration
    Gallatin Mayor Paige Brown is pleased to announce the City of Gallatin will host its 2022 Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks on Monday, July 4th at Triple Creek Park. Festivities start at 3pm with fireworks beginning at approximately 9 p.m. The event also features food trucks, local vendors and activities for children. Read more.

  • Sumner County Man Charged on 2nd Degree Murder in Connection with Fatal Drug Overdose
    A three-month investigation into illegal fentanyl sales by Specialized Investigations Division detectives with the Neighborhood Safety Unit, in coordination with other law enforcement agencies, resulted in a Sumner County grand jury indictment charging Timothy A. Davis Jr. with two counts of second degree murder for the December 17, 2021 overdose death of Christopher Todd Ellis, 41, in Nashville. Read more.

  • Historic Rock Castle Offers Summer Fun on Grounds
    Generations of the Smith Family lived in Historic Rock Castle in Hendersonville, Tennessee for almost 200 years before it was opened to the public for tours in the early 1970s. Read more.

Williamson Source

  • Grab a Meal at this Local Spot Before it Closes
    The Cool Cafe, on Hillsboro Rd in Franklin, announced that owner Tim Ness is retiring and Cool Cafe is closing. Read more.

  • Franklin Man Dies in Helicopter Crash in West Virginia
    Warren was a Vanderbilt University professor. A statement was released from C. Cybele Raver, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs about Warren’s death. Read more.

  • What’s New at The Factory in Franklin?
    At the end of May, Holladay Properties released two renderings of plans for the Grand Hall renovation at The Factory in Franklin. As the renovations begin to the property, there are several things to take note of for your next visit. Read more.

Wilson County Source

  • In Case You Missed it: Two Local BBQ Joints Featured by Thrillist as Must-Visit BBQ Eateries
    Thrillist released its list of “The 57 American Barbecue Joints You Need to Visit Right Now” which spans from New York to Texas and of course Tennessee. Read more.

  • The Mega Millions® Jackpot Climbs to an Estimated $360 Million
    The largest Mega Millions® jackpot since late January will be up for grabs on Friday, July 1 – an estimated $360 million ($199.3 million cash)! Read more.

  • State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Fireworks Safety Ahead of July 4th Holiday
    As Volunteer State residents prepare to celebrate the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (“SFMO”) urges Tennesseans to consider the risks to your personal safety, your property, and your finances that can arise from fireworks-related mishaps. Read more.

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