Smokey Barn News » Smokey Barn News http://www.smokeybarn.com News Covering Robertson County Tennessee Sun, 01 Feb 2015 19:03:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Body Found In Adams Sunday Morning – TBI Investigatinghttp://www.smokeybarn.com/body-found-in-adams-sunday-morning-tbi-investigating/ http://www.smokeybarn.com/body-found-in-adams-sunday-morning-tbi-investigating/#comments Sun, 01 Feb 2015 19:03:17 +0000 http://www.smokeybarn.com/?p=27090 Authorities have been on the scene since about 8:30AM Sunday morningLearn about new services at Northcrest

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Sunday February 1, 2015
Adams, Robertson County, Middle Tenn.

Body Found In Adams Sunday Morning – TBI Investigating

The Robertson County Sheriff’s Office are working jointly with TBI Agents in investigating a body discovered off of Highway 76 and Port Royal Rd near the Sulphur Fork Creek in Adams, Tn.  near the Montgomery County border.

Authorities have been on the scene since about 8:30AM Sunday morning February 1, 2015. Investigators are still on the scene.

We will bring you more updates as they become available.

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Portland Police Investigate Pipe Bomb Found In juvenile’s Backpackhttp://www.smokeybarn.com/portland-police-investigate-pipe-bomb-found-in-juveniles-backpack/ http://www.smokeybarn.com/portland-police-investigate-pipe-bomb-found-in-juveniles-backpack/#comments Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:34:53 +0000 http://www.smokeybarn.com/?p=27079 Chief West also told Smokey that the fuse appeared to be coming out of a hole
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Saturday January 31, 2015
Portland, Middle Tenn.

Portland Police Investigate Pipe Bomb Found In juvenile’s Backpack

Smokey has confirmed with the Tennessee Highway Patrol that they are actively investigating what appears to be some kind of explosive device that was discovered in the 100 block of Oak Hill Road near Portland West Middle School in Portland,Tn.

pipe bombAccording to Chief West with the Portland Fire department, emergency personnel were called to the address on Oak Hill Road around 5:30pm Friday evening. When Firefighters arrived Portland Police were already on the scene and the device was on the front lawn of the home.

After an  examination, it was determined that the device appeared to be real and a perimeter was set up and the area around the device was evacuated. After careful consideration it was determined that a special bomb unit with the Tennessee Highway Patrol would be best to handle the situation.

According to West, the initial call to 911 was made by a parent (the child’s mother we believe) who said her child found the device and put it in a backpack. Once the parent saw the device the call was made to police. Where the child acquired the device is still not known.

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Chief West also told Smokey that a fuse appeared to be coming out of a hole drilled into one of the end-caps,  (pictured above). When the Tennessee Highway Patrol Special Operations Bomb Technicians arrived at the home they quickly placed the device in a special blast proof container. The device was then transported to a safe location for further investigation.

The Portland Police department, along with the T.H.P., are investigating the alleged allegations a juvenile found the device, picked it up and brought it to a residence. According to the T.H.P, the device is described as being made of galvanized steel with end caps and a fuse coming from it.

The T.H.P.’s Special Operations members determined the device to be a six inch galvanized pipe and end caps with hobby fuse extruding from one end. The device was retrieved and transported to the Portland police department’s firing range in Portland.

According to Public Information Officer Lieutenant Bill V. Miller with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, “Technicians shot one end cap off utilizing the PAN which revealed the contents inside.” For more on this process, click here.

The pipe was filled with black powder which made the device officially classified as functional. The contents were collected and remanded over to the detectives.

Flu+Cold-300x250BannerPolice are actively investigating and no one has been charged at this time. We have one unconfirmed report that the device may have come from Springfield.

The main question is, was the black powder some sort of explosive material or did someone go to a lot of trouble to make the device appear very real.

As soon as we have more on the contents of the device or more information from Police we will bring it to you.

Portland Police department, Portland Fire and  THP bomb squad responded.

The important thing is that no one was injured and the device did not detonate.

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Shauna Fryar Of Millersville Case Reclassified To Homicide: Police Seek Leadshttp://www.smokeybarn.com/shauna-fryar-of-millersville-case-reclassified-to-homicide-police-seek-leads/ http://www.smokeybarn.com/shauna-fryar-of-millersville-case-reclassified-to-homicide-police-seek-leads/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:12:18 +0000 http://www.smokeybarn.com/?p=27043  Shauna’s cause of death is still undetermined….Payne motor truck 511

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Tuesday January 27, 2015
Millersville, Robertson County, Middle Tenn.

Shauna Fryar Of Millersville Case Reclassified To Homicide:

Police Seek Leads………

Millersville Police have come across some new evidence in a cold case dating back to 2011 and they are asking for the public’s help.

aaaaShauna Marie Fryar and her 3 month old daughter, Zaylee Grace Fryar, were last seen on May 1st 2011. Just ten days later on May 10th, Shauna’s deceased body was discovered in the Cumberland River near downtown Nashville.

Shauna’s cause of death is still undetermined. After the discovery of Shauna’s body, an Amber Alert was immediately issued for her baby Zaylee. The Millersville Police Department and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation conducted an extensive investigation at the time,  however, the case went cold and Zaylee’s whereabouts have yet to be discovered.

Fryar ImageApproximately 2 weeks ago, Chief David Hindman and Detective Dustin Carr with the Millersville Police Department were reviewing cold case files. During the review of the Shauna Fryar and Zaylee Fryar case, new forensic evidence was discovered and Shauna’s death was reclassified as a homicide.

It is believed Shauna was murdered at, or near, her home on C. Smith St. in Millersville. In light of the new evidence, the case has been reopened and is considered an active investigation. Investigators are working to find Zaylee and bring closure for the family of Shauna.

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In many instances it is the tiniest clue that breaks a case open. Sometimes people will hold onto the information about a case because they think that what they know is not important. In a murder investigation or missing persons case, what may seem unimportant can be a game changer in the hands of a police detective.

Millersville Police are asking for anyone with information on the death of Shauna Marie Fryar or the disappearance of Zaylee Grace Fryar to contact Detective Dustin Carr at the Millersville Police Dept. by calling (615) 859-2758.

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Annual Red Dress Luncheon: Fighting Heart Disease in Women – Live Healthyhttp://www.smokeybarn.com/annual-red-dress-luncheon-fighting-heart-disease-in-women-live-healthy/ http://www.smokeybarn.com/annual-red-dress-luncheon-fighting-heart-disease-in-women-live-healthy/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:36:00 +0000 http://www.smokeybarn.com/?p=27024 This Educational Event includes a Heart Healthy Lunch provided free byLearn about new services at Northcrest

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The Robertson County Farm Bureau Women’s Club’s

Annual Red Dress Luncheon

Fighting Heart Disease in Women – Live Healthy

Friday, February 6, 2015 Noon – 1:00 pm

Springfield Baptist Church | Fellowship Hall

400 North Main | Springfield, TN

FOR RESERVATIONS

Contact the NorthCrest RSVP Line at 615-382-3811 or send an email to rsvp@northcrest.com

This Educational Event includes a Heart Healthy Lunch provided free by the sponsors. Reservations are required due to food preparation needs and seating limitations.

Sponsors: NorthCrest Foundation, NorthCrest Medical Center, The Robertson County Farm Bureau Women’s Club, and The Robertson County Health Department

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Has Alzheimer’s Or Dementia Touched Your Family?http://www.smokeybarn.com/has-alzheimer-or-dementia-touched-your-family/ http://www.smokeybarn.com/has-alzheimer-or-dementia-touched-your-family/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:35:27 +0000 http://www.smokeybarn.com/?p=27008 Residents from 5 counties help make and donate “sensory stimulation” quiltsAMWLC thin 511 ad

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Sunday January 25, 2015
Springfield, Robertson County, Middle Tenn.

 Has Alzheimer’s Or Dementia Touched Your Family?

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Volunteers from across middle Tennessee joined together in Springfield Saturday to make “Fidget Quilts” for local Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients. If your family has been touched by Alzheimer’s or Dementia you may find this local story interesting.

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According to the C.D.C., in 2013, as many as 5 million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s disease.  By 2050, this number is projected to rise to 14 million.

pay less lawn 300The owner of the The Fabric Shop in Springfield,  Donna Sandidge wanted to do something for those afflicted with Alzheimer & Dementia. Donna found out about a project called Fidget Quilts.  Fidget Quilts uses  fabrics and textiles provides patients with something comforting to hold and a way to relearn some of the basic skills we all take for granted, like tying shoes and buttoning a shirt.

Owning a fabric shop, Donna saw the writing on the wall and decided to set a day aside and make her shop available to all comers that wanted donate their time to make as many Fidget Quilts as possible in one day. The Quilts would be made available to Alzheimer & Dementia patients in Robertson County. Watch Smokey’s video report above for the full story.

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Bethel Rd Country Store Closed For Years, Reopenshttp://www.smokeybarn.com/bethel-rd-country-store-closed-for-years-reopens/ http://www.smokeybarn.com/bethel-rd-country-store-closed-for-years-reopens/#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:05:46 +0000 http://www.smokeybarn.com/?p=26964 The authentic feeling of an old timey store has been cleverly maintained….Springfield Guitar Paino purple 511

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Saturday January 24, 2015
Millersville, Robertson County, Middle Tenn.

 Bethel Rd Country Store Closed For Years, Reopens

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Wedged between Millersville, Greenbrier and Ridgetop, the Early Bird Country Store has reopened.

After being open for literally decades, the store closed a few years ago and suddenly its future seemed uncertain, that is until Charity and J.R. Castleman decided something had to be done. Sitting in a location that the big superstores can’t quite squeeze into, the (now called) Early Bird Country Store is just where it’s always been, 7062 Bethel Rd.  SEE MAP.

Ask the locals the address and they probably wont know it, everyone just knows where it is.  Like something out of the past,  Early Bird offers a warm smile and conversation the moment you set foot inside the little store that doesn’t seem to know it’s 2015, and that’s exactly what the Castlemans wanted.

The Castlemans bought the building back in November and immediately began the process of bringing the old store back to life. Being local residents their entire lives, the Castlemans felt the store was part of history, not just theirs but the town’s too.


CountryStore0005Charity Castleman said that some of her love for the store came from the countless times her father took her to mom and pop stores. “I enjoyed the feeling and I just wanted to bring something like that back to the community.    J.R. Castleman said, “I wanted to do something to bring the community back together.”

The inside is very cozy and warm and seems to invoke conversation. The authentic feeling of an old timey store has been cleverly maintained with just the right amount of technology and efficient use of the small space. See slideshow below…. The Castlemans have also added a lot to the stores inventory to serve a wider audience.

Charity is also a Stylist at Parlour Three in Brentwood and will be at the store as much as she can but J.R. will be holding down the fort full time.  They’re also getting a lot of help from family so there will be no shortage of good conversation when you stop by.

They’re open from 5am to 7pm but they will be experimenting with hours. They are closed on Sundays. “We’re leaving the roads open for the church,” J.R. said.

Charity, said, “Come check it out and take a trip down memory lane,”

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Tutus and Bow Ties Children’s Consignment Is Now Accepting Consignors For Spring/Summer Sale!http://www.smokeybarn.com/tutus-and-bow-ties-childrens-consignment-is-now-accepting-consignors-for-springsummer-sale/ http://www.smokeybarn.com/tutus-and-bow-ties-childrens-consignment-is-now-accepting-consignors-for-springsummer-sale/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 02:27:28 +0000 http://www.smokeybarn.com/?p=26881 Why not clean out your kids closets and toy chests, make a little extra cashSpringfield Guitar multi instruments 511

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Thursday January 22, 2015
Springfield, Robertson County, Middle Tenn. (Sponsored Ad)

Tutus and Bow Ties Children’s Consignment Sale in Springfield TN is now accepting Consignors for it’s Spring/Summer Sale!!

The sale will run from February 27th-March 1st with a Special Sale open only to Consignors on Thursday February the 26th! Why not clean out your kids closets and toy chests, make a little extra cash, and get to shop BEFORE the public for great items for your own kids or grandkids!

30/70 Split – Only Childrens Items Please

You can email them at tutusandbowtiesconsignment@gmail.com or simply click on their Facebook Page and shoot them a message there!

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Monday February 23rd 2pm-6:30pm (*appointments suggested)

Tuesday February 24th 2pm-6:30pm (*appointments suggested)

Wednesday February 25th 12pm-3pm (*appointments suggested)

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Saturday February 28th 9:00am-7pm Public Sale

Sunday March 1st 12pm-5pm Public Sale 1/2 Price Day

Pick-up will be Friday March 6th from 3pm-7pm with checks given out that day!

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Johnny Darden (of Springfield) Selected To Be UT’s SEC Hoops Legendhttp://www.smokeybarn.com/johnny-darden-of-springfield-selected-to-be-uts-sec-hoops-legend/ http://www.smokeybarn.com/johnny-darden-of-springfield-selected-to-be-uts-sec-hoops-legend/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 20:30:50 +0000 http://www.smokeybarn.com/?p=26888 Johnny Darden will be University of Tennessee’s representative….Our Serenity all healthy 511darden basketball slider

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Thursday January 22, 2015
Springfield, Robertson County, Tenn.

Johnny Darden (of Springfield) Selected To Be UT’s SEC Hoops Legend 

On Tuesday UTSports.com announced that Johnny Darden will be University of Tennessee’s representative among the former greats from all 14 Southeastern 7424744Conference member institutions who will be honored as the 2015 Allstate® SEC Basketball Legends at the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament March 11-15 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

Each SEC Basketball Legend will be recognized at halftime of his institution’s first game at the tournament.

A native of Springfield, Tenn., Johnny Darden was a standout guard for the Volunteers under head coachets Ray Mears and Don DeVoe from 1975-79. Darden was a key player on Tennessee’s 1977 SEC Championship team as well as the 1979 SEC Tournament Championship squad.

He owns the school record for career assists with 715. His career average of 6.56 assists per game ranks second in program history.

Darden led the Vols in assists during each of his four seasons at Tennessee, and he was a third-team All-SEC selection in both 1977 and 1978.

The Allstate SEC Basketball Legends Program allows us to honor our past and show
everyone why the SEC is one of the nation’s premier basketball conferences,” SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said.

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In addition to Darden, the 2015 class includes C.M. Newton, Alabama; Darrell Walker, Arkansas; Chris Porter, Auburn; Eddie Shannon, Florida; Jacky Dorsey, Georgia; Bob Burrow, Kentucky; Ronald Dupree, LSU; B.L. “Country” Graham, Ole Miss; Doug Hutton, Mississippi State; Derrick Chievous, Missouri; Jack Thompson, South Carolina; Sonny Parker, Texas A&M; and Bruce Elder, Vanderbilt.

For more University Of Tennessee sports go here:> UTSports.com

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Semi Hauling Sulfuric Acid Wrecks: HWY 24 East-ONE LANE OPENhttp://www.smokeybarn.com/sulfuric-acid-spill-closes-traffic-on-hwy-24-east/ http://www.smokeybarn.com/sulfuric-acid-spill-closes-traffic-on-hwy-24-east/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:18:35 +0000 http://www.smokeybarn.com/?p=26828 tractor trailer carrying 3,500 gallons of sulfuric acid overturned on I-24
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Wednesday January 21, 2015
Robertson County, Tenn.

Semi Hauling Sulfuric Acid Wrecks

HWY 24 East ONE LANE OPEN (See slideshow below)

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UPDATE: 9:30PM Clean up crews have finished, the acid has been offloaded to a new tanker and I24 is now open.

A tractor trailer carrying 3400 gallons of sulfuric acid overturned on I-24 East around mile marker 23 just before noon. (Location of Wreck)

According to Lieutenant Bill Miller with the THP, Calvin L. Morgan age 67  from Turtletown, Tn was driving a 2003 Mack Tractor down I-24 eastbound when the Payne truck of year 300truck’s left front tire exited the roadway into the median. Morgan then over corrected the steering and lost control. The trailer then separated and came to rest with-in the median. The tractor then crossed over both lanes and crashed into several trees along the right shoulder.

Morgan was injured but refused medical transport and is being charged with an expired medical card, other charges pending.

There was no chemical spill of the sulfuric acid.

UPDATE: 6:30PM The new estimate for the wreck to be completely cleared is now 10:00pm or 11:00pm.

One lane of I24 East is open and should stay open until the wreck is cleared. Another tanker has arrived and offloading of the acid has started. Amazingly the tanker did not rupture and no acid spilled.

The process of offloading the tanker and cleaning up the scene will take several more hours. Officials at the scene estimate the freeway will reopen around 10:00pm or 11:00pm.

UPDATE: 9:30PM Clean up crews have finihsed, the acid has been offloaded to a new tanker and I24 is now open.

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Tuesday January 20, 2015
Robertson County, Tenn.

Is Private School For Your Family? Davidson Academy 

Preview Night/Open House Thursday 6pm January 22, 2015

Davidson Academy Community Interest Meeting

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Will you be affected by the new rezoning or have you been considering an alternative source of education for your children. Davidson Academy will be having a Preview night/Open House on January 22 & February 19 at 6pm Davidson Academy located at 1414 W Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN 37207 at 6pm. Questions call (615) 860-5300

Get To Know Davidson Academy:

  • Our alumni have gone on to do undergraduate and graduate work at the country’s most prestigious colleges and universities, including Vanderbilt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tulane, Furman, Emory, and Rhodes.
  • We offer college-preparatory academics, including both Advanced Placement and dual enrollment courses through Union University for college credit.
  • Smaller class sizes for math and reading in the Lower School allow for more individual-appropriate instruction.
  • The Class of 2014, totaling 49 graduates, earned more than $4.2 million in scholarships, an average of more than $84,000 per student.
  • In their “exit interviews,” our graduating seniors tell us each year how they appreciate passionate, engaging teachers who care about, and are invested in, them as a whole: mind, spirit and body.
  • More than 20 different denominations and 50 different churches are represented among our student body and faculty. We are distinctly Christ-centered, but with a real-world interdenominational approach.
  • We offer a large variety of championship athletics, arts endeavors and academic competitions, with almost every student in the Upper School involved in at least one type of extracurricular activity.
  • The average ACT composite score of our honors students in 2014 was 30. The overall average was 25, significantly higher than national averages.
  • Now serving a second generation, more than 90 current students are children of more than 60 alumni parents.
  • Being the hands and feet of Jesus Christ is encouraged through mission trips, service organizations, and ministry projects.
  • Students explore the world and expand their learning through a variety of annual travel opportunities, both in the United States and abroad.
  • We are fully accredited by AdvancED (formerly Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) and a member of Tennessee Association of Independent Schools.
  • The Stanford 10 is the standardized test at DA for grades 1-7, regarded as more rigorous than the state’s TCAP testing.

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