Overturned tractor-trailer shuts down Rutherford County road

MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) – Around 60 gallons of diesel fuel was released into a stream after a tractor-trailer truck overturned Wednesday morning on Swamp Leanna Road, according to officials.

The tractor-trailer overturned just after 8:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of Swamp Leanna Road.

The truck’s fuel tank began to leak diesel into a nearby stream after the truck overturned.

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Brian Lowe estimated around 60 gallons of diesel fuel was released into the stream. A dam around 300 feet away from the spill helped crews with containment.

The Murfreesboro Street Department is making repairs to the road, which could cause continued closure or limited access in the area.

The truck had originated from Second Harvest Food Bank in Nashville and was headed to a partner agency in Murfreesboro, officials said.

It was carrying about 17,000 pounds of food, according to a Second Harvest spokesperson.

The perishables in the truck were spoiled because the refrigeration stopped working after the wreck.

Canned goods were recovered, however.

A replacement truck will be loaded up Friday and will be shipped to the partner agency in Rutherford County on Saturday, Second Harvest officials said.

UPDATE on overturned truck: Approx 60 gal of fuel leaked into the water stream along Swamp Leanna Rd. Fortunately a dam and measures taken by crews contained it from traveling further. Evergreen EAS is mitigating spill. EA towing is removing the truck. Great teamwork on scene! pic.twitter.com/fc1fDya5de— MBoroFireRescue (@BoroFireRescue)

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Murfreesboro city council approves 34-cent property tax hike

MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) – The ripple effect of Nashville’s booming market has hit Murfreesboro where city council members approved a 34-cent property tax hike on Thursday.

City leaders said it’s necessary to keep up with growth. They haven’t considered a property tax increase like this in two decades.

Murfreesboro homeowners will be getting their property tax bills toward the end of the year or sometime early next year. They’ll notice a big increase from last year of around 35%.

"It means I’ll probably move to a different county," Derek Bennett, a Murfreesboro resident said.

Bennett plans on buying a house soon, but the tax hike might drive him away. He enjoys living in Murfreesboro.

"I’ve had three children graduate from this school system. Looking forward to this little one starting school," Bennett said.

For the average homeowner, the mayor said their bill will go up a couple hundred dollars.

"It’s unsustainable for us to be able to provide the services that the city provides and be able to keep it at that low of a level," Mayor Shane McFarland said.

He said the property tax hike will help fund schools, roads, and first responder agencies in a growing city. Some homeowners believe that could’ve been accomplished differently.

"All of the things that they keep saying make Murfreesboro attractive to newcomers are also going to stop some newcomers from coming," Glenda Topping, a Murfreesboro homeowner said.

Topping who has lived in the area for almost four decades said she might also consider moving.

"They are not as prudent with the money as they could be and I think that is what people are up in arms about really. They just want to see people careful with their money," Topping said.

The mayor told News4 he wants to expand the property tax freeze program they have for senior citizens on a fixed income. Right now, it’s capped at a certain income, but said if you’ve lived in your house for several years, that should also apply.

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Man confronts, shoots burglar at Nashville apartments

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Police responded to a Nashville apartment complex after a man confronted and shot a burglar.

The incident happened early Monday morning at the Mosaic apartments on Patricia Drive, not far from Murfreesboro Pike.

Metro Nashville police said the man who lived in the unit confronted the burglar who “wasn’t in his right mind.”

The suspect got inside after using a chair to shatter the patio door.

When the burglar wouldn’t leave, the man shot him in the leg, police said. He’s expected to be OK.

The suspect’s name was not released.

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Deadly crash kills 69-year-old Murfreesboro man on Kings Ridge Drive

MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) – Investigators are looking into the cause of an early morning crash on the 400 block of Kings Ridge Drive that took the life of a 69-year-old man.

According to Murfreesboro Police, investigators were called to the scene of a single vehicle crash around 7:23 a.m. Friday. Preliminary investigation showed the truck driven by John Goad veered off the road and struck a line of trees. Goad was evaluated at the scene before being transported to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation is ongoing. Stay tuned to News4 for updates.

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Pinnacle Financial Partners Announces 1Q19 Dividend

Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (nasdaq/ngs:PNFP) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a $0.16 per share cash dividend to be paid on May 31, 2019 to common shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 3, 2019.

The amount and timing of all future dividend payments will be subject to the discretion of Pinnacle’s Board of Directors.

Pinnacle Financial Partners provides a full range of banking, investment, trust, mortgage and insurance products and services designed for businesses and their owners and individuals interested in a comprehensive relationship with their financial institution. Pinnacle Banks has the No. 1 deposit market share in the Nashville-Murfreesboro-Franklin MSA, according to June 30, 2018 deposit data from the FDIC. Pinnacle earned a place on FORTUNE’s 2017, 2018 and 2019 lists of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the U.S., and American Banker recognized Pinnacle as one of America’s Best Banks to Work For six years in a row.

The firm began operations in a single location in downtown Nashville, TN in October 2000 and has since grown to approximately $25.6 billion in assets as of March 31, 2019. As the second-largest bank holding company headquartered in Tennessee, Pinnacle operates in 11 primarily urban markets in Tennessee, the Carolinas and Virginia.

Additional information concerning Pinnacle, which is included in the Nasdaq Financial-100 Index, can be accessed at www.pnfp.com.

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All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this press release, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The words "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "may," "should," "plan," "believe," "seek," "estimate" and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements, but other statements not based on historical information may also be considered forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the statements, including, but not limited to: (i) deterioration in the financial condition of borrowers resulting in significant increases in loan losses and provisions for those losses; (ii) the ability to grow and retain low-cost core deposits and retain large, uninsured deposits; (iii) the inability of Pinnacle Financial, or entities in which it has significant investments, like BHG, to maintain the historical growth rate of its, or such entities’, loan portfolio; (iv) changes in loan underwriting, credit review or loss reserve policies associated with economic conditions, examination conclusions, or regulatory developments; (v) effectiveness of Pinnacle Financial’s asset management activities in improving, resolving or liquidating lower-quality assets; (vi) the impact of competition with other financial institutions, including pricing pressures and the resulting impact on Pinnacle Financial’s results, including as a result of compression to net interest margin; (vii) greater than anticipated adverse conditions in the national or local economies including in Pinnacle Financial’s markets throughout Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, particularly in commercial and residential real estate markets; (viii) fluctuations or differences in interest rates on loans or deposits from those that Pinnacle Financial is modeling or anticipating or that affect the yield curve; (ix) the results of regulatory examinations; (x) a merger or acquisition; (xi) risks of expansion into new geographic or product markets; (xii) any matter that would cause Pinnacle Financial to conclude that there was impairment of any asset, including intangible assets; (xiii) reduced ability to attract additional financial advisors (or failure of such advisors to cause their clients to switch to Pinnacle Bank), to retain financial advisors (including as a result of the competitive environment for associates) or otherwise to attract customers from other financial institutions; (xiv) deterioration in the valuation of other real estate owned and increased expenses associated therewith; (xv) inability to comply with regulatory capital requirements, including those resulting from changes to capital calculation methodologies, required capital maintenance levels or regulatory requests or directives, particularly if Pinnacle Financial’s level of applicable commercial real estate loans were to exceed percentage levels of total capital in guidelines recommended by its regulators; (xvi) approval of the declaration of any dividend by Pinnacle Financial’s board of directors; (xvii) the vulnerability of Pinnacle Bank’s network and online banking portals, and the systems of parties with whom Pinnacle Financial contracts, to unauthorized access, computer viruses, phishing schemes, spam attacks, human error, natural disasters, power loss and other security breaches; (xviii) the possibility of increased compliance and operational costs as a result of increased regulatory oversight (including by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau), including oversight of companies in which Pinnacle Financial or Pinnacle Bank have significant investments, like BHG, and the development of additional banking products for Pinnacle Bank’s corporate and consumer clients; (xix) the risks associated with Pinnacle Financial and Pinnacle Bank being a minority investor in BHG, including the risk that the owners of a majority of the equity interests in BHG decide to sell the company if not prohibited from doing so by Pinnacle Financial or Pinnacle Bank; (xx) changes in state and federal legislation, regulations or policies applicable to banks and other financial service providers, like BHG, including regulatory or legislative developments; (xxi) risks associated with the possible shutdown of the United States federal government, including adverse effects on the national or local economies and adverse effects resulting from a shutdown of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s SBA loan program; (xxii) the availability of and access to capital; (xxiii) adverse results (including costs, fines, reputational harm, inability to obtain necessary approvals and/or other negative effects) from current or future litigation, regulatory examinations or other legal and/or regulatory actions; and (xxiv) general competitive, economic, political and market conditions. Additional factors which could affect the forward looking statements can be found in Pinnacle Financial’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC and available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. Pinnacle Financial disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this press release, which speak only as of the date hereof, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE: Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc.

MEDIA CONTACT: Joe Bass, 615-743-8219
FINANCIAL CONTACT: Harold Carpenter, 615-744-3742
WEBSITE:www.pnfp.com

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Welcome To The Boro TN National Guard!

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland (left) and Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron (tohis right) welcome those attending the TN Guard conference to Murfreesboro.

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(MURFREESBORO) The National Guard Association of Tennessees State has achieved a milestone. Their 90th Conference is going on through Sunday at Murfreesboro’s Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

The conference is offering educational sessions on ways the Tennessee National Guard can better promote and support adequate National Security, the common welfare of the members of the Tennessee National Guard; along with promoting the Association through friendship, understanding, and cooperation among all members; and to foster and promote the National Guard Association of Tennessee and the National Guard Association of the United States in relations with the general public.

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The National Guard of Tennessee’s conference will also cover areas like To Develop and Promote Legislation Designed to obtain these Purposes along with To Improve the Position and Status of the Enlisted Members.

WGNS welcomes all of you attending the 90th Annual National Guard Association of Tennessee for your annual conference. We hope you enjoy your visit to Murfreesboro, and that you will return often.

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