obion county

Obion County Tennessee Commissioners will allow three rural communities to provide membership-based fire service to their local customers. The county subscription service ends June 30, because County officials will no longer administer the fee. Clerk Vollie Boehms cites a state statute that prevents her from collecting the fee.  The municipalities of Hornbeak, Samburg and Rives plan to take up the responsibility for fire service in their areas on July 1st. Hornbeak Fire Chief Bob Reavis  says the local city council is expected to approve the new service tonight.

Time is running out for rural Obion County, Tennessee residents' fire protection contracts, and at least one community fire chief is trying to ensure residents in his portion of the county will keep the service.

Afternoon Update 5-9

May 9, 2012

From NPR: In an interview with ABC News, President Obama declared his support for gay marriage. This marks a departure from the president's previous stance, which has repeatedly been described as "evolving."

From the Four Rivers Region:

Obion County Tennessee Clerk Volle Boehms says her office has stopped collecting rural fire subscription fees because she thinks it is illegal. In January the county joined seven communities to establish a countywide fire protection service to residents outside town and city limits.

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Three candidates for Northern Tennessee’s 24th Senatorial District seat have filed petition to run for the office in August.  Martin Community Development Director Brad Thompson is the sole Democrat on the ballot. Thompson says he wants to bring compromise to the position.

“You know there’s enough of the partisan bickering. I want to work with both parties to make progress on what matters. I’ll consider a good idea from anybody. Good ideas are just that: a good idea, and they don’t come with party labels.”

Afternoon Round-Up 2/23/12

Feb 23, 2012
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Animal Aid:

Kentucky lawmakers were reminded today of a 96 dog rescue in western Kentucky.

A group of Union City volunteers met with Tennessee animal rights activists this week to discuss the establishment of a new animal shelter to serve Obion County.

Jackson Purchase:

A group of Union City voluneers met with Tennessee animal rights activists this week to discuss the establishment of a new animal shelter to serve Obion County. The group, which currently has no formal name or officers, is working closely with Native Way Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on designs for a shelter in the Troy area. The current design is modeled after a Hopksinville, Kentucky shelter.  Animal rights activist Josh Pool says the group will make a final decision on design and the cost of the project when the group meets again in March.

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