Rutherford County Commission Convenes

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Commissioner Pettus Read (WGNS news photo)
L-R: Scott Walker and Commissioner Pettus Read (Frank Caperton photo)
(L-R: Bart and Lee Ann Walker, Helen Kawsawne, Scott Walker, and Commissioner Pettus Read (Frank Capterton photo)

(MURFREESBORO) The Rutherford County Commission convened Thursday (12/13/2018) evening in the historic courthouse on the Murfreesboro square. Plans are underway to officially name the new bridge that crosses broad, the Blue Raider Bridge, along with proposed fees to use the convenience centers.

The Rutherford County Commission convened Thursday evening in the historic courthouse on the Murfreesboro square.A Resolution of Sympathy remembering Christiana resident Angela Walker who was killed when a tornado destroyed her home on Midland Road was given by Commissioner Pettus Read who represents that area.

Walker taught psychology at MTSU and was the wife of WGNS' Scott Walker. They have two children: Reed, age 17, and Olivia, who is 14. Family members stepped forward during the reading and period of prayer.


In addition, the governing body honored Polly Wall Balakhani and the Omni Hut, a long-time family business that closed and was a strong part of this community's history.


The evening's business included plans to name the new Bridge Over Broad as the Blue Raider Bridge. Commissioner Read commented . . .

The Public Works and Planning Committee put forward a resolution to eliminate all free services at the county landfill. There will be a $30 per ton charge for brush, tires would no longer be accepted at convenience centers and a fee of $1 per passenger tire would be charged, or $65 per ton. This would become effective July 1, 2019.

In addition, it was decided to waive building permit fees that resulted from the November tornado.

Entire BLUE RAIDER BRIDGE inteview with Commissioner Read:

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