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Many RBS Residents Without Water PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jessie Williams   
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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The aftermath of severe winter weather continues to plaque the City of Red Boiling Springs with reports of water outages from customers in the Willette, Goosehorn, Union Camp, Kirbytown, Jimtown and Draper’s Crossroads areas due to leaks in the line and supply and demand.

According to RBS Water Department Supervisor Chad Owens, the water they are able to get running through the lines is being depleted as fast as it’s being produced, which does not allow the City’s two water plants to build up enough supply to fill the water tanks.

Owens stated that while some leaks in the water lines have been detected and repaired, residents must be observant of their surroundings to help assist the water department in identifying remaining issues.

“We are asking that people be conservative with their water use, check their water meters and lines for leaks and to report anything obvious so we can get it fixed,” Owens stated. “We’re hoping we can have these issues resolved in two-to-three days. We are working around the clock to get water to the people of Red Boiling Springs.”

According to Owens, the City cannot receive assistance from Lafayette, due to Lafayette’s own decreased water supply.

In the midst of the chaos, Red Boiling Springs’ largest industry, Nestle Waters, has stepped up to help residents dealing with water outages by supplying the City with pallets of bottled water to be distributed to those without water and has even offered up employees to help fix water leaks.

While the City of Lafayette is not experiencing any water outages, they are asking residents to remain conservative with their water use until further notice.

“What that means is to be aware of your water use - don’t waste and use at a normal rate,” stated Lafayette Public Works Director Phillip Brawner. “Contact the City if you have any frozen pipes, be observant of your home and report any excess running water outside. Be proactive by walking around your home to observe any signs of a water leak. Also, when we are experiencing warmer temperatures, leaving your water dripping can be a hinderance.”

As of Sunday, February 22, Brawner stated the City was supplied with about half of its usual storage capacity. 

“We are not able to get any water from Trousdale County, because they are struggling too,” he remarked. “If we are able to get our own supply back and help Red Boiling Springs we will, but at this time we need to work on maintaining our own system.”

 Red Boiling Springs residents should report any issues including frozen pipes, possible water leaks or water outages, by calling Red Boiling Springs City Hall at (615) 699-2011. Lafayette water customers should report these issues by calling Lafayette City Hall at (615) 666-2194.


 
Two Arrested for Roles in Auto Theft PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debbie Gregory   
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Red Boiling Springs Police Chief Terry Tuck arrested two women on Thursday, February 26, for their involvement in the stolen car they were driving, that had been taken from the Minit Mart in Trousdale County. The suspects were identified as 21-year-old Chelsea M. Smith and 29-year-old Latosha Renee Flashner.

“I was on patrol last Thursday and I had already been notified of a stolen 2008 Nissan Altima in Trousdale County and to be on the lookout for it,” said Chief Terry Tuck. “I was also notified that a car tag had been taken from a vehicle at Sonic in Lafayette that could possibly be involved with this case.”

Chief Tuck said he was on the Lafayette Road when he observed the suspicious car sitting at the RBS Market gas pumps and he immediately contacted dispatch to verify the tag number. “I came back around and determined it was the tag taken from Sonic,” said Tuck.

“I approached the vehicle and it was occupied by two female subjects and I briefly spoke with them concerning the vehicle,” stated Chief Tuck. “I verified from the VIN number that it was the vehicle taken from Trousdale County.”

“I knew one of the subjects, but I wasn’t familiar with the other,” noted Chief Tuck. “Officer Kyle Petty with the Macon County Sheriffs Office came to the scene and we detained the two females. I notified Trousdale County Detective Chaney Wright and he also traveled to the scene to process the vehicle.”

Tuck said that based on his investigation so far, he charged Chelsea Smith and Latosha Flashner with theft over $1,000 and under $10,000. 

Chief Tuck and Officer Petty transported the two female suspects to the Macon County Justice Center where they were booked.

Charge are also pending from the Lafayette Police Department and the Trousdale County Sheriffs Office.

 This is an on going investigation. 

 
Jackson County Eliminates Boys and Girls PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wally Etheridge   
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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The Basketball season at Red Boiling Springs High School is officially over as both the Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs lost to Jackson County on consecetive nights.

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Creasy Reported to Coach at Oakland High School PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark Darnell   
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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Trousdale County Football head coach Kevin Creasy has accepted a new position for 2015.

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Holocaust Liberator Speaks at Westside Elementary PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debbie Gregory   
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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On Saturday, February 28, Mr.Jimmy Gentry, spoke at Westside Elementary School.

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