Smokey Barn News » Smokey Barn News http://www.smokeybarn.com News Covering Robertson County Tennessee Wed, 27 May 2015 21:14:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Springfield Man Shot During Robbery Tuesday Nighthttp://www.smokeybarn.com/springfield-man-shot-during-robbery-tuesday-night/ http://www.smokeybarn.com/springfield-man-shot-during-robbery-tuesday-night/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 07:30:59 +0000 http://www.smokeybarn.com/?p=29957 A Springfield man was shot  just after 11:00pm Tuesday evening…
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Springfield, Robertson County, Middle Tenn

Springfield Man Shot During Robbery Tuesday

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Smokey Barn News has confirmed with police that a Springfield man was shot  just after 11:00pm Tuesday evening. According to the detective in charge of the investigation, the incident is being classified as a robbery or attempted robbery.

The incident took place on 5th Ave near the Robertson County Detention facility in Springfield. The shooting occurred near 5th Ave and Durrett St. After the shooting the victim then made his way down 5th Ave to the Robertson County jail where he was met by medics and transported to NorthCrest Medical Center.

The victim sustained one gunshot wound to the leg. According to Springfield Police Chief David Thompson, the victim was grazed by the round. Thompson also said the victim may have been nicked by two different shots, the second being a very minor grazing.

According to Thompson, there were actually  two victims. The victims (two males) were on the porch of a home on 5th Ave when two men approached them wearing masks and dark clothing.

The two victims fled, one escaped behind the home and the other ran down 5th Ave towards the Jail and was able to call police. According to Thompson the suspects opened fire on the victim as he fled towards the jail hitting him in the leg.

Witnesses described the suspects as two black males, short in stature and one of the suspects had a handgun.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact Springfield Police at 615-384-8422 or Crime Stoppers at 615-382-3799. All information is anonymous.

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Robertson County Assist Dir. Of School Leaving For New Dir Jobhttp://www.smokeybarn.com/robertson-county-assist-dir-of-school-leaving-for-new-dir-job/ http://www.smokeybarn.com/robertson-county-assist-dir-of-school-leaving-for-new-dir-job/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 00:59:49 +0000 http://www.smokeybarn.com/?p=29942 Dr. Cash came to the Robertson County district from Union University whererecliner sale ad 511

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Robertson County, Middle Tenn

Robertson County Assist Dir Of School Leaving For New Dir Job


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ccording to WRCB-TV in Chattanooga, TN,  Bradley County School Board members have chosen a new Director of Schools. Her name Dr. Linda Cash and she was voted in Tuesday night.

cash2Cash is currently Robertson County’s assistant director of schools.  Robertson County Schools selected Dr. Cash as their assistant director back on July 2, 2013.

In the interim, Stephanie Mason will step in as the Assistant Director of Schools. Mason  currently serves as Supervisor of Federal Programs for the Robertson County School district, a position she has held since 2004. She will assume her new duties on Monday, June 1, and serve until a full-time assistant director is selected.

During her tenure at RCS Mason has taught special education, served as an assistant principal, and worked at the district’s central office. She also served as interim co- assistant director with Supervisor of Student Services Donna Dorris for the 2012-2013 school year.

Dr. Cash came to the Robertson County district from Union University where she served as the assistant dean of graduate education.   Back in 2013, Director Mike Davis said, “She will provide a great deal of expertise in developing a more rigorous curriculum for the children enrolled in our school system and will be a tremendous asset to the entire school district.”

You may remember that Cash was a candidate to replace Dan Whitlow as the Dir of R.C. Schools. but ultimately ended in the assistant director role.

Smokey chatted with  Linda on the phone back in 2013.  We asked her “Why Robertson County?, with your background you could go anywhere”.  She said the fact that the community was still well connected to the education system in Robertson County was a big plus to her.

Corbin creek purple border ad 300I am very excited about coming to Robertson County as the Assistant Director of Schools” Dr Cash told us back in 2013. “I am very pleased to be able to serve the students, the teachers and community and just hope that we are the fastest growing district in Tennessee so that we provide the best for our students, teachers and community.” Cash said.

Smokey Barn News has reached out to Dr Cash about her decision to leave Robertson County and an interview has been scheduled.

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Cash has been an teacher and principal in South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee since 1984. At the elementary and middle school levels, she has taught health and physical education, reading and various grades. In 1998, she became a science, biology and special education teacher at White House High School before returning to fifth grade at Walton Ferry Elementary in Hendersonville. Cash became an
assistant principal at Madison Creek Elementary in Goodlettsville in 2002, principal at Westmoreland Elementary the following year and has been principal of Station Camp Elementary School in Gallatin since it opened in 2008.

Weight loss right partner 300 adCash earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education from Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina, in 1984, a Master’s Degree in Supervision and Administration from Tennessee State University in 2000 and her Doctor of Education degree in Leadership and Professional Practice from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2008. She is a graduate of the Tennessee School Boards Association’s Prospective Superintendents Academy and an adjunct professor at Union University. In her application submission to be the Dickson County School Board Dir, Cash said she is a strong decision maker, team contributor, instructional leader and committed educator.

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Police Say Springfield Man Is North Dakota Walmart Shooterhttp://www.smokeybarn.com/police-say-springfield-man-is-north-dakota-walmart-shooter/ http://www.smokeybarn.com/police-say-springfield-man-is-north-dakota-walmart-shooter/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 00:36:53 +0000 http://www.smokeybarn.com/?p=29934 So far they have ruled out a connection between any of the walmart…
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Springfield, Robertson County, Middle Tenn

Police Say Springfield Man Is North Dakota Walmart Shooter   

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Police in North Dakota are saying that Marcell Willis (pictured right) walked into a Walmart located in Grand Forks with a gun and allegedly shot two people and then ended his own life.

Willis is from Springfield Tennessee and was in North Dakota as an Airforce Airman. According to his Facebook page he was just 21 years old. Willis  graduated from Springfield High School in 2012.

Police are now looking for a motive. So far they have ruled out a connection between any of the walmart employees or the store itself. From what police are saying Willis walked into the Walmart around 1:00am and encountered two employees. Police say he then opened fire on the employees and then shot himself.

It will likely take time for investigators to put the pieces together. Until then, friends and family are left wondering what drove a young man they knew as loving and kind to walk into a Walmart, shoot two employees, killing one, and then take his own life.

Willis’ Facebook page is full of comments from friends that are trying their best to understand exactly what happened. To his friends there were no apparent  indicators that anything was wrong and they are in shock trying to come to grips with the loss.

As more information becomes available we will bring it to you. To understand how the Grand Forks media is reporting the incident we have added local reports below…

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Record Crowd Show For Memorial Day 2015 Celebrationhttp://www.smokeybarn.com/record-crowd-show-for-memorial-day-2015-celebration/ http://www.smokeybarn.com/record-crowd-show-for-memorial-day-2015-celebration/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 23:11:21 +0000 http://www.smokeybarn.com/?p=29924 “Unbelievable” was the word that one official used ….
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Monday, May 25, 2015
Robertson County, Middle Tenn

Record Crowd Show For Memorial Day 2015 Celebration

Unbelievable” was the word that one official used to describe the turnout for the Robertson County Court House Memorial Day celebration on Monday. Take a tour with Smokey for a standing room only Memorial Day Celebration across the county.

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Man Seriously Injured In ATV Accident In Cedar Hillhttp://www.smokeybarn.com/man-seriously-injured-in-atv-accident-in-cedar-hill/ http://www.smokeybarn.com/man-seriously-injured-in-atv-accident-in-cedar-hill/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 08:02:32 +0000 http://www.smokeybarn.com/?p=29876 A man was airlifted with serious injuries after an ATV accident…
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Sunday, May 24, 2015
Cedar Hill, Robertson County, Middle Tenn

Man Seriously Injured In ATV Accident In Cedar Hill 

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A man was airlifted with serious injuries after an accident involving an ATV Saturday afternoon. The call came into 911 around 5:20pm to an address on Burgess Gower Rd in Cedar Hill.

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According to Russell Gupton, Robertson County Emergency Medical Service Assistant Chief, the victim is Cody Dorris, 29, of Greenbrier.

According to Lt. James Parks with the Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department, Dorris hit a chain at the entrance to Dowlen Sawmill. The man was essentially clotheslined by the chain and thrown to the ground. There was a sign hanging from the chain but Dorris either didn’t see it or the ATV malfunctioned. Dorris sustained lacerations to the head from the accident, Parks said.

After the accident Dorris was conscious and talking to medics and able to answer questions, Parks said. Parks also said that Dorris was not wearing a helmet.

An Air Evac helicopter just happen to be in the area and landed at the scene within just minutes of the accident.

According to a media representative with TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, as of 10:00am Sunday morning, Dorris was listed in stable Condition.

As soon as we have an update on Mr. Dorris’ condition we will bring it to you.

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Cory Stokes, 18, Of Cross Plains Dies In Tragic Rolloverhttp://www.smokeybarn.com/cory-stokes-18-of-cross-plains-dies-in-tragic-rollover/ http://www.smokeybarn.com/cory-stokes-18-of-cross-plains-dies-in-tragic-rollover/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 05:35:52 +0000 http://www.smokeybarn.com/?p=29878 According to the THP, Stokes left the roadway and in his attempt to navigate
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Sunday, May 24, 2015
Cross Plains, Robertson County, Middle Tenn

Cory Stokes, 18, Of Cross Plains Dies In Tragic Rollover 

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Around 5:30pm Saturday afternoon Cory Stokes, 18, Of Cross Plains died in an automobile accident on Cedar Grove Rd near the I-65 overpass.

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According to the THP, Stokes left the roadway and in his attempt to navigate back onto the road he over corrected and lost control of his vehicle.

Stokes’ vehicle overturned several times and according to the THP he was ejected from the vehicle through the sunroof. His vehicle then rolled over him. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Cory was not wearing his safety belt. The THP crash investigator said in his report that he believes that if Cory had been wearing his safety belt it could have saved his life.

Cory had just graduated from East Robertson High School back in 2014.

Smokey Barn News did receive your many emails, calls and text messages inquiring about this accident Saturday evening.  We felt it was in the best interest of the family due to the tragic nature of the accident to delay the story which was not released until after midnight the next morning.

Funeral services for Cory will be held Wednesday, May 27, at 2:00pm in the White House Chapel of Austin and Bell. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Goodlettsville, TN. SOURCE: Cory Stokes online obituary.

Smokey’s thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of Mr Stokes as they face the loss of a young man that was just preparing to start his life.

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Big Turnout at Payne Chevrolet’s 7th Annual Camaro Dayhttp://www.smokeybarn.com/big-turnout-at-payne-chevrolets-7th-annual-camaro-day/ http://www.smokeybarn.com/big-turnout-at-payne-chevrolets-7th-annual-camaro-day/#comments Sat, 23 May 2015 18:03:07 +0000 http://www.smokeybarn.com/?p=29866 It was Camaros as far as the eye could see…new cars low monthly 511Slider

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Saturday, May 23, 2015
Springfield, Robertson County, Middle Tenn

Big Turnout at Payne Chevrolet’s 7th Annual Camaro Celebration Day

It was Camaros as far as the eye could see at Payne Chevrolet’s 7th Annual Camaro Celebration Day. From new to vintage, every year was represented. For our full photo album click HERE or on the photo below.
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Saturday, May 23, 2015
Springfield, Robertson County, Middle Tenn

Two Injured In Head-On Wreck On 431-N. In Springfield

Two people were injured in a wreck on 431 North near Ledding Rd Saturday morning. Both occupants were transported for treatment. 431 North will be closed near Ledding Rd while the THP conducts their investigation and the vehicles are removed. Location of wreck.

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Springfield Man Hospitalized After Hit And Run On Mt Zionhttp://www.smokeybarn.com/springfield-man-hospitalized-after-hit-and-run-on-mt-zion/ http://www.smokeybarn.com/springfield-man-hospitalized-after-hit-and-run-on-mt-zion/#comments Sat, 23 May 2015 05:51:29 +0000 http://www.smokeybarn.com/?p=29845 The impact was severe and the driver was transported…automation services Bhit run slider

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Saturday, May 23, 2015
Springfield, Robertson County, Middle Tenn

Springfield Man Hospitalized After Hit And Run On Mt Zion

A Springfield man headed out to get Captain D’s for dinner for himelf and his fiancée. He made it all the way to his own driveway located on Mt Zion Rd and was about to turn in when a vehicle hit him from behind at a high rate of speed. The accident occurred around 10:00PM Friday night.

Springfield arms permit classesAs you can see from the photo, the impact was severe.  The driver was transported to NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield for treatment. We don’t believe his injuries are life threatening.

A neighbor told Smokey that his fiancée is recovering from heart surgery and was waiting at home. After the wreck she came outside and saw the badly damaged vehicle and started experiencing chest pains. She was also transported to NorthCrest.

The other driver fled the scene and the THP is still looking for the vehicle. The only description the victim was able to offer of the vehicle was that it was a pickup truck which will likely have heavy damage to the front end. After dark that section of road on Mt Zion is very dark so the victim was not able to get the color of the truck.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is currently looking for the vehicle. If you see the vehicle or if you have any information about this accident call *THP or *874.

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Tractor Accident Takes One Life In Greenbrierhttp://www.smokeybarn.com/tractor-accident-takes-one-life-in-greenbrier/ http://www.smokeybarn.com/tractor-accident-takes-one-life-in-greenbrier/#comments Sat, 23 May 2015 00:51:27 +0000 http://www.smokeybarn.com/?p=29838 The victim is identified as Johnnie “Houston” Jones of Greenbrier…Grant Aerial 511 adTractor Slider

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Greenbrier, Robertson County, Middle Tenn

Tractor Accident Takes One Life In Greenbrier

Smokey Barn News has confirmed that a 76 year old Greenbrier man has died in a tragic tractor accident this afternoon. The accident occurred near South Mt Pleasant and Bethel Rd around 2:30pm.

According to Robertson County Emergency Medical Services Assistant Director Russell Gupton, the victim is identified as Johnnie “Houston” Jones, 76, of Greenbrier. Officials tell Smokey that Jones did not live at the address of the accident. He was using a bush-Hog on land owned by a friend.

Gupton told Smokey Barn News that Jones’ wife was at the home waiting for him to finish up when she heard a noise and went to check on him.

According to Millersville Police Chief David Hindman, there was a mound hidden in the tall grass that snagged the tractor throwing Jones off. When he fell off he became trapped under the rear large wheel of the tractor.

The Millersville police department as well as the Millersville Fire Department, Robertson County Emergency Management Agency, Robertson EMS and the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office all responded to the scene.

Houston was a Realtor with Haven Real Estate. He attended East High School in Nashville and was a member of Walker United Methodist Church. For Houston’s full Obituary click here.

Smokey’s thoughts and prayers are with the family of Mr Jones as they look to a future without Houston.

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