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"It started out red and then for a long time it had a black bow for a long time because a long time talking and nothing happening," says Payne a resident of Mt. Juliet
Sidney is among a growing number of residents who believe Mt. Juliet needs its own fire department.
Saying "We live in providence on other side of Mt. Juliet. The train tracks in between. If happens to be the time when a train is coming it's an even further delay."
Current Wilson County Emergency Management provides fire protection for the city. but residents say it's not enough.
James Maness Vice Mayor said "Currently you have two firefighters on duty in the city limits of Mt. Juliet and it has been that way for 25 years."
Under the Vice Mayor's plan the county would continue providing fire protection.
But the city fire department would add its own stations, at Belinda Parkway and Athens Drive. A second station at the north end at the corner of Lebanon and Mt. Juliet roads.
"We'll fund it out of emergency service fund we have in place. James Maness says, "It's not calling for any tax increases, put city in debt or impact general fund from current operations of the city."
Mt. Juliet Mayor Ed Hagerty says, "One of my ambitions was to not form two dual agencies that would have a bit of crossover and duplication of services and we could not achieve that so we came up with the best compromise we could."
Sidney Payne is just hoping she can finally put her fire extinguisher away for good.
She said, "The day that first fire truck comes out of there I can retire my fire extinguisher."
Tuesday, September 25 2012, 12:57 AM CDT
Sheriff says deputy sneaked in drugs, smokes
May 22, 2013 18:50 GMT
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- The Rutherford County sheriff has fired a deputy who he said was sneaking in contraband to jail inmates.
Sheriff Robert Arnold terminated the employment of Deputy Keith Knowles on May 10. The sheriff said he was disappointed to find a deputy with a long career was supplying inmates with forbidden items.
The Daily News Journal (http://on.dnj.com/12MorCe ) reported the department launched an investigation earlier this month after receiving reports that an officer brought a cellphone and tobacco to inmates. Marijuana was also reportedly brought in.
Arnold said Knowles gave a statement that resulted in his firing.
The sheriff's office will turn over its investigation to the district attorney's office to determine whether charges will be filed.
Information from: The Daily News Journal, http://www.dnj.com
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