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"It’s been a dream of mine to be a police chief and go back into law enforcement," said Paul McCallister.
McAllister is a former Dickson Police officer and is retiring from the National Guard. He is replacing former Chief Tase Strugill who resigned last week after admitting to sending sexually explicit text messages to a woman over his city owned cell phone.
"I am deeply, deeply sorry for the way I have let people down," said the former Police Chief.
Strugill spoke exclusively to Fox 17 News saying he resigned to spare the city and his family further embarrassment.
"The hardest thing I've ever had to do is tell my wife this and to live with the shame and the guilt that I've let not only my family down but a whole city down,” added Strugill.
But McCallister’s appoint has not come without controversy. Some Commissioners wanted to consider more applicants including Burns Police Sargent Vance Bowker.
“I think we should have took applications from others interested in it. It’s a main hire and I thought we kind of done it a little too fast,” said council member Chris Holland.
Even though McCallister is a former Dickson Police Officer he has been off the force for years and will have to be re-certified and trained at a cost of nearly two thousand dollars.
“Isn't it pretty stupid to appoint somebody who is not certified. Not a certified policemen,” added Holland.
"He's been an officer before. He's fixing to be re certified. We won't have a problem," said Bill Allen another council member.
Tuesday, December 4 2012, 05:21 AM CST
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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