Judicial abuse in Rutherford County

An open letter to DA Jennings Jones about judicial abuse in Rutherford County

Dec 02, 2019 at 11:00 am by Tess2019 3

Stand outside the courthouse, on any day, examine the lines of people waiting for their opportunity to have their case heard. Does everyone look like a criminal? If you answe.... Read More
Death and Taxes

Opinion: Local government needs to tax and spend no more

Jun 21, 2019 at 01:32 pm by Tess2019

Tax and Spend NO MORE! Rutherford County Commissioners at the public hearing sat there with the taxpayers and listened to Finance Director Lisa Nolen, who explained how each.... Read More
Rutherford County Adult Detention Center

Opinion: Is pre-trial release just another form of catch-and-release?

May 29, 2019 at 08:00 am by Tess2019 1

So, I started watching a series on Netflix called "The 4400." Set in Seattle, the basic message is that in the distant future, the human race is nearing extinction, and chara.... Read More
Rutherford County

Opinion: Rutherford County Legal Services benefits from contract written by convicted felon

Mar 21, 2019 at 08:00 am by Tess2019

WARNING! If Rutherford County attempts to keep a member from the firm that currently represents us, Hudson, Reed and McCreary, the successor, Nick Christiansen, will open hims.... Read More
Middle Point Landfill

Opinion: Commissioners should not have talked trash with Republic Services

Mar 14, 2019 at 09:00 am by Tess2019

I do not personally believe that the Commission should be making the decision about how residents dispose of their garbage, but our Commissioners have decided to tackle this p.... Read More
Rutherford County Government

Opinion: Ernest Burgess's subdivision is definition of 'Hubris'

Mar 11, 2019 at 10:59 am by Tess2019 1

I didn't say, "Burgess" I said, "HUBRIS" Or, maybe I did say, "Burgess," the two words seem interchangeable. Burgess is the picture of hubris, which, according to www.dictio.... Read More
Rutherford County Attorney

County Attorney Josh McCreary resigns, takes job at NHC

Feb 27, 2019 at 11:00 am by Tess2019

Josh McCreary finally tendered his resignation as the County Attorney this week. He was granted sanctuary at NHC, where former Mayor Ernest Burgess is a board member.... Read More
Rutherford County Government

Are County Commissioners using tax-funded benefits as a personal charity?

Feb 22, 2019 at 08:00 am by Tess2019 8

At the Feb. 4 Steering, Legislative and Governmental Committee meeting, Rutherford County Commissioners voted to give themselves the right to "buy-in" to the county.... Read More