W&S tech breeds coon dogs
Ashley Hopkins turns love of the hunt into lucrative hobby ...
By KAREN CARR coon hunting organi- dog. Tequila Sunrise’s
Water & Sewer Dept. zation in North Amer- father, Rat Attack, is
What has four legs, ica. the all-time reproduc-
runs fast and is worth “Coon dogs are ing coon dog in the
thousands of dollars? born with a tendency world. His pups have
A horse, you say? No, to hunt.” Ashley said. combined winnings of
it’s a coon dog. One of his dogs, $1.3 million.
Ashley Hopkins, Tequila Sunrise, has
rehab technician at won him almost (continues on page 4)
O&M, has been coon $90,000 in winnings.
hunting since he was Ashley has owned
13 years old. He fol- him since he was
lows in the steps of about 10 months old.
his father and grand- He is a three-time
father, who were also winner in the Plati-
coon hunters. In high num category, the
school, his interest in top category of the
hunting increased PKC categories. Te-
and in his mid-20’s quila Sunrise is the
he won his first big third all-time money
winning male in the
hunt. Eventually he
entered competition United States in the
hunting with the Pro- PKC.
CITY OF MURFREESBORO
fessional Kennel Club A large degree of PROHOUND devotes itself to Coon
(PKC), the largest his success is due to Dogs and trainers like Ashley Hop-
the bloodline of the kins.
Streets fields ‘misdirected’ calls daily
The City of Mur- Actually, the depart- She adds that,
freesboro Street & ment does get lots of though answering
Sign Department calls which at first may them is time-
wears a lot of hats, seem logical but for consuming and more
but, judging from the which it is not directly than a little frustrat-
misdirected calls for responsible, according ing, her department is
service they say they to information supplied happy to refer citizens
get every day, its em- by the department’s to the proper depart-
ployees must be wear- executive assistant
ing halo’s. Diane Nunley. (continues on page 5)
Inside this issue: Brent Rowland,
W&S rehab tech enjoys profitable hobby 1 Codes Depart-
Philmont Scout Ranch captivates father, son team 2
ment, was very
creative when he
City Attorney named to state commission 3 produced this
addition to the
31 join city by Oct. 15 3 office the day
W&S team wins ‘college bowl’ competition 4 He said his family
Project GO kids put on healthy feed 6
so he brought his
City Scenes 10 creation to work.
Whitaker & Son find self-reliance in Philmont Wilderness
Gary Whitaker had at least an the lack of air at the higher ele- because when you go up quickly,
inkling of how demanding a fort- vations. the body doesn’t have time to
night of hiking through the rug- “I never imagined how pretty adjust, though it’s sometimes
ged landscape of northern New it would be,” Whitaker said. “It hard to tell if it’s
Mexico would be. was truly rugged but beautiful, that or from be-
But, over a week after return- massive. ing dehydrated.”
ing with son Brandyn from hiking “If you’ve never been out Dehydration is a
nearly 100 miles in the wilds of West,” he continued, “you (can’t major concern in
Philmont Scout Ranch near Cim- imagine) how big it is. such a high, dry
arron, New Mexico – and with “Another thing was how little climate, he said,
the blisters to prove it – Building air there is at 11,000 feet,” he and most hikers
Codes Deputy Director Whitaker said. “We take that for granted drink up to four
down here.” liters of water a
Whitaker said he day to avoid it. If you wait until
hadn’t fully antici- you’re thirsty, it’s already too
pated the difficulty late.
of hiking nearly “By that time …,” Whitaker
100 miles through said, “you’re already dehy-
the New Mexico drated.”
wilderness, nor did Ironically, son Brandyn is part
he realize the tra- of the same Scout Troop 398
vails of getting father Gary belonged to when he
around on one’s was younger though the older
own two feet. Whitaker didn’t pursue the same
“It was also one advancements Brandyn has.
of the hardest He is proud he’s been able to
things I’ve ever watch his son achieve some of
done,” he said. the things he missed, he said.
“It’s really intense. “It was a challenge,” Whitaker
Gary Whitaker and son Brandyn “out on the trail” in the high country of New Mexico. We did 88 miles said, “as much of a challenge for
including side the adults as it was for the kids.
was still a little awestruck at hikes so it was probably close to You are out in the wilderness
what they had just accom- 100 miles by (the time the hike and you have learn how to deal
plished. was over). with what’s there … you learn to
He admitted being more than “And there ain’t but one way survive.
a little worse for wear, he joked, to get around,” he quipped. “It was a unique experience,
as the long hike through the Whitaker and Brandyn began he added, “and I got to experi-
mountains and deserts of Phil- preparing for the demanding ence it with my son. It was neat
mont did exact a toll. venture with some basic condi- to get to do it.” **
“Ibuprofen is my friend,” he tioning, he said.
quipped. “Any adult who has “Brandyn and I started about
done high adventure trips will two months out,” he said. “We
tell you that. It’s like American went to Sports*Com and started
Express … you never leave home exercising, we utilized all the city
without it.” facilities, including nine miles on
The constant hiking was de- the Greenway (with) packs
manding but he adapted eventu- loaded down with 40 pounds.”
ally, he said. The rigors of the journey taxed
“By the third or fourth day,” he everyone in the group, he said.
said, “you get used to it.” “You start out doing three or
One thing Whitaker said he four miles,” he explained, “then
wasn’t prepared for was the they work you up. The last day
sheer size and grandeur of the we did 15 miles. At (higher) ele- Gary brings up the rear of the hiking group.
Western landscape; another was vation, several got headaches
Page 2 T H E C I T Y S C EN E
McGannon named to Judicial Evaluation Commission
Murfreesboro City Attorney nessee Speaker Jimmy Naifeh
Susan Emery McGannon has (D-Covington) for his appoint-
been appointed to a six-year ment.
term on the Tennessee Judicial “The commission has a vital
Evaluation Commission. role in maintaining the excel-
The commission is responsible lence of our state judiciary,”
for evaluating all state appellate McGannon stated. “It is an honor
judges, (Tennessee Supreme and responsibility I take very
Court, Court of Appeals, and seriously.”
Court of Criminal Appeals) and McGannon has been appointed
recommending a “yes” or “no” and elected to a variety of lead-
retention vote on each one to ership roles in Supreme Court
the public. entities and state and local bar
The commission is composed associations.
of four judges, four attorneys Speaker Naifeh also appointed
and four lay persons. Memphis lawyer William D.
McGannon expressed her appre- Massey to the Commission. He
ciation to the Tennessee Bar As- was nominated by the Tennessee Murfreesboro City Attorney
sociation for making her one of Association of Criminal Defense Susan McGannon
its three nominees and to Ten- Lawyers.
1,203 on city roster by Oct. 15: 880 fulltime, 323 part-time
Of 1,203 employed by the city administrative support specialist, struction laborers Matt Powers,
of Murfreesboro as of Oct. 15, Deborah A. Parker, and Legal Andy McCrary and Terry
880 were full-time and 323 were added a legal assistant, Melanie Willis; Ben Hunt in operations
classified as part-time, the city’s Joy Po’e. and maintenance, Deborah
roster indicates. Two operators joined the Pub- Fasig came on board as cus-
Along with administrative sup- lic Transportation service Rover, tomer service clerk and Dianne
port specialist Reisha Leigh De- Beverly Anne Quevedo and Rose and Laurel Elliott were
Graw, new dispatchers hired in Cynthia F. Resha; Justin Pre- hired as secretary/receptionist.
MPD included Desir Lynn ston and Chris Adams were At the same time 31 joined the
Thorpe, Melissa Ann Cooke, added to Streets and Signs as city, nine retired from service,
Amber Rhianan Williams, laborers, Chad R. Anderson including Jerry T. Stone,
Jennifer Rahia Chaffin, hired in as landscaper/ James Donny Bullock and
Monica J. Lawyer, Rita Ann greenskeeper for Urban Environ- Deputy Chief Jimmy C. Francis
Byal, Richard V. Cooke and mental, program coordinator as- from MFD, Donna Howell and
Carrie E. Rose White. sistant Rebecca Anne Johnson Charlie Joe Spradley from
In the fire department, Jona- was added to the Parks and Rec- MWSD, Harold Mosley and As-
than T. Lasseter, Jeremiah W. reation roster and SW put la- sistant Superintendent Doyle C.
Spivey, Robert L. Darden and borer Nichola Ruth Wood on Preston from SW, Kenneth E.
Andy Don- its payroll. Justin Pridgen was Roberts from MPD and Chief
ald Smith- employed as a heavy equipment Court
son were mechanic in the Fleet Services Clerk
hired as fire- division. Wanda
fighters. The eight who joined MWSD Wrather
Judicial included Allison McGee in the from Judi-
added an water plant, maintenance con- cial.
Cont. from page 1—coon dog
His mother, Silk, is the all-time treed or located a coon. If the miles before treeing a coon. The
reproducing female in the world. dog gives trailing or bawling tracking devices can pick up for
Silk has had 24 puppies that barks, he is “on the ground” up to 10 miles, depending on ter-
have combined win- chasing a coon. rain.
nings of $190,000. “I have been blessed to have Striking is the term “You used to have to ride
Tequila Sunrise’s done as well as I have,” Ashley used when a dog around in your truck and call for
pups have won said. “My wife has been able to barks when he gets your dog.” Ashley said. “Now with
$175,000. the scent of a rac- these new tracking devices, I
stay home and raise our children
What makes a coon. know exactly where he is.”
thanks to this sport.” -Hopkins
coon dog so expen- Dogs are also PKC hunts are held throughout
sive? It's all about trained using a vari- the US, with 300-400 dogs par-
championships and strong blood- ety of methods and devices. ticipating in one competition.
lines. The best dogs win thou- “Some people use shock col- Firearms are not permitted, and
sands of dollars. The six breeds lars,” Ashley said. “But you have no game is taken in any PKC
of coon dogs are: Black and tan, to be careful with those.” event. Dogs are evaluated ac-
Blue tick, Redbone, English, Plott, Shock collars can be used to cording to prescribed sets of rules
Cur, and Treeing Walkers. Ash- get the dog’s attention, especially for each event. Each hunt only
ley’s dogs are Treeing Walkers. if he is tracking a raccoon and lasts two hours. The dogs are
Ashley trains his dogs as pup- ignores his master’s call to re- released, and the first dog that
pies, setting them loose in a turn. Dogs are trained not to re- barks gets points. Points can be
cornfield where raccoons are turn home until a coon has been subtracted if the dog does not
known to be hiding. Younger treed. follow set guidelines, such as
dogs can also be set loose with “Sometimes dogs will get side- coming in early or not treeing a
older, more experienced dogs tracked and chase a deer in- coon.
and taught to hunt following their stead,” Ashley said. “If they are Coon hunting is a sport fol-
lead. chasing a deer, they start moving lowed by young and old alike.
Each dog has his own distinc- fast – really fast.” Ashley expects to be coon hunt-
tive bark or voice, easily recog- Ashley uses a tracking device ing for the rest of his life.
nized by his owner. If the dog is to locate his dog during a hunt. A “I have been blessed to have
continuously barking, he has dog is let loose in the woods to done as well as I have,” Ashley
find a coon and can travel for said. “My wife has been able to
stay home and raise our children
thanks to this sport.”**
MWSD’s Coagulators win top award at Top-Ops
By ALAN CRANFORD
Water Plant Superintendent
Murfreesboro Water & Sewer Department’s Coagulators, a team of city water plant
employees, won this year’s Kentucky/Tennessee Section of the American Water
Works Association Top-Ops contest in Louisville, Ky. earlier this year. • Averie Rose Oliver, born April
Top-Ops is the "college bowl" of the water industry. 21 to Josh (MFD) and Ashlie
Teams of one, two or three water operators from utilities within each of the associa- Oliver weighing 6 pounds, 2
tions’ sections compete against each other in a competitive, fast-paced question-and- ounces.
A moderator poses a broad range of technical questions and the team scoring the • Brayden Lee Farley, born July
most points in the championship round is awarded a trophy. 5 to Bobby and Jennifer Farley
Participants must work full-time as water treatment plant employees, water distribu- weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces.
tion system employees or in a first-line supervisory capacity and they must possess a Gary Farley (MFD) is the
valid operator, laboratory or distribution certificate. Team members must be directly grandfather.
involved in daily water operations.
The Coagulators defeated the four-time • Maddox Rion Whittenburg,
reigning champs from Alcoa Public born July 21 to Mitchell (MFD)
Works and Engineering Department in and Ashley Whittenburg
the City of Alcoa, Tenn. and the team will weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces.
advance to the American Water Works • Samuel Paul Bolin, born Aug.
national competition next year in Atlanta. 17 to Chris and Anna Bolin
Team members, from left, include weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces.
coach Richard Peoples and team mem- Patsy Smith (Administration) is
bers Dean West, Stephen Zipperer and
Will Taylor. **
(Continued from page 1) Nunley says.) park-
ments in the spirit of good cus-
• Requests for new speed
limit signs, neighbor-
hood watch signs, kids- When the
Here are some examples of
at-play signs (though department is
calls that come their way –
Streets and Signs actu- called about
suggestions that may help
ally manufactures the concrete
other departments provide
sign, the request starts spills, glass or debris in the
better customer service:
in the traffic depart- street, nails, gravel spills or
• A street light is out (the ment at 893-6441) any material that is a traffic
report should go to hazard, the department needs
• Questions about road specific information like the
closings (city engineer- nature and amount of the spill
Department at 893-
ing and/or traffic – or hazard.
893-6441) “For example,” Nunley said,
• Pick up limbs that have “can we (remove) it with shov-
been stacked at street
• To report a dead ani-
mal (Rutherford County els and a pick-up truck? Do
(Solid Waste – 893- we need a backhoe or a street
Animal Control – 898-
3681) sweeper? How large is the
7927 or email
• Pick up furniture or ap- thill@rutherfordcounty. tree limb? … this information
pliances – (Solid Waste org). will greatly assist us in remov-
will pick up furniture if ing the hazard in a timely
the resident calls ahead
• Information on road manner.”
projects (call Traffic at Another reason for more de-
and makes an appoint-
893-6441). tailed information, she said, is
ment – neither the
Solid Waste nor Streets • To report a dead or that for some projects that
will pick up appliances. fallen tree on private make it necessary for crews to
property Unfortunately, work in the roadway, a police
• A traffic light is out (the officer is essential for traffic
if the tree is on private
traffic department gets control.
property, it is the
that one -- 893-6441) To see a more complete list
• “I need a new garbage to cut up and remove of frequently asked service
can” (Solid Waste at it). questions and the departments
893-3681 … says she’s charged with responding to
not sure why Streets
• Signs or street repair them, see the city’s web site,
on private or business www.murfreesborotn.gov,
gets called for a
property (for example, and follow the “FAQ” link along
‘garbage’ can but it can
signs on private busi- the left hand navigation bar.**
and does happen,
ness properties or
PUBLIC INFORMATION COMMITTEE
Patsy Smith .................... Administration
Bonnie Stem ................... Building & Codes
Marcus Delaney.............. Cable Television Department
Patty Pope ...................... Community Development
Debbie Webb.................. Fleet Services Department
Marty McCurry ................ Golf Course
Laurie Alsup.................... Murfreesboro Fire Department
Linda Stacy..................... Murfreesboro Police Department
Betsy Lee........................ 911 Telecommunications
Terry Womack ................ Parks & Recreation Department
Marlane Sewell ............... Parks & Recreation Department
Sue Mahon ..................... Personnel Department
Becky Shults ................... Planning Department
Chris Shofner.................. Public Information Officer
Mary States .................... Safety Director
Lisa Foster...................... St. Clair Street Senior Center
Diane Nunley .................. Street Department
Debbie Todd ................... Solid Waste Department
Sarah McNabb................ Tax Administration
Cynthia Holloway............ Urban Environmental
Karen Carr ...................... Water & Sewer Department
Project GO kids create healthy garden at Oaklands
. . . everything came up … vegetables!
By SHEILA HODGES peppers (bell, banana & cayenne), radishes, col-
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department lards, bush beans, okra, peas and squash.
Several children from the Oakland Court Public A by-invitation-only banquet was organized for
Housing facility housing participated in a garden- the kids’ families and parents once the fruits of
ing project that reaped benefits for the entire their efforts came in and the lessons they learned
group by growing a variety of vegetables to pro- were many.
mote healthy eating habits. “The gardening project not only
The children, ages 8 to 15, taught the neighborhood children
prepped the soil, planted vegeta- about how food goes from the
bles and reaped their healthy har- ground to the table,” said Executive
vest this past summer in a multi- Director of Oaklands’ Historic House
agency collaboration among Mur- Museum Dennis Jungman, “it also
freesboro Parks and Recreation De- gave the kids a bit of ownership in
partment (MPRD), Murfreesboro the historic property and pride in
City Schools (ESP), Rutherford themselves for creating such a beau-
County Health Department and tiful vegetable garden.”
Oaklands’ Historic House Museum. The process taught the group of
More than just a gardening class, space for the inner-city kids how vegetables go from dirt to din-
raised, irrigated beds was provided by The mu- ner and gave them an understanding of the value
seum, materials to build, prepare and populate of nutritious food along with where it comes from,
the soil beds were donated by Home Depot, the on observer said. It is hoped this showed them how
Master Gardeners of Murfreesboro, Rutherford to take control of their diet in a fast food world of
County Farm Bureau, State Farm Insurance and trans-fats, refined sugars and flours and empty
Middle Tennessee State University Department calories.
Many of the same
supplied the know-
how necessary to
select and nurture
the plants and the
supplied the nutri-
tional values and
recipes for prepar-
ing the food.
The kids were un-
der the supervision
of Project Go!, a
between MPRD and
The first harvest
of turnip greens was
a huge success and Several children from the Oakland Court Public Housing facility worked this summer tending
soon the kids were their healthy foods garden. The “fruits of their labor” were enjoyed at a final dinner at the end
harvesting onions, of the growing season. Parents and others attended the by-invitation-only soiree’.
State Grant Awarded to Senior Center
St. Clair Senior Center was notified recently it had been awarded a $3,000 Arts Build Communities
grant by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee for use in funding three entertainment activi-
ties through spring of next year.
Entitled ‘Elegance and Leprechauns’, the application was among eight successful applications written
for the center by Program Director Brenda Kiskis Elliott, B.S. over the seven years she has been in her
“These grants provide our seniors with quality events and performances past what is allowed in our
budget,” she said recently. “I like to create an atmosphere of fun and positive experience for active
seniors, seniors from our adult day service and other seniors who come into our center, such as those
from the adult activity center.
“The programs I create are always done in a way that even persons with cognitive and physical limi-
tations will have a great time,” she added.
Three performances are being funded by the grant, Elliott said, including:
• Dec. 31, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., NOON Years Eve featuring the Bill Sleeter Trio performing dance
music of the 1930’s and 1940’s. This is a high-impact party with all of the amenities of a New Years
Eve party. Co-sponsor is Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation.
• Feb. 14, 2008 (Valentines Day), 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., seven members of the Murfreesboro section
of the Tennessee Philharmonic will perform in what is being billed as a ‘fake’ wedding reception –
the only thing missing will be a ‘real’ bride and groom. Co-sponsors are Dream Cakes and Mur-
freesboro Parks and Recreation.
• March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day), 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Celtic/Irish music performed by members of the
Tennessee Philharmonic. Blarney Bingo and refreshments with Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation
will begin at 9 a.m. prior.
Haley attends storm water presentation
Approximately 22 local teachers attended a
WET class on Lytle Creek near Cannonsburgh
and in association with the Children’s Discov-
ery Center from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. this
past Aug. 25. Murfreesboro’s MS4 storm wa-
ter program coordinator Robert Haley
(pictured third from left ) made a presenta-
tion on his program’s issues along with Greg
Upham of Smyrna and Kim Elkin of the Ten-
nessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA)
showed biological stream sampling techniques
on Town Creek. Bonnie Ervin was the lead
Murfreesboro Fire Department promotes six to new positions
Murfreesboro Fire Department (MFD) Shift Swann to form the three-man team Promotions told ...
Commander Cumbey Gaines was promoted to overseeing the three shifts that make
Deputy Chief on Aug. 27 after serving as interim up MFD’s 24-hour day.
until the retirement of predecessor Deputy Chief Maynard marked 30 years with MFD
Jimmy Francis. on Sept. 21, 2007, he said, after join-
Gaines is a 27-year veteran of the depart- ing in 1977.
ment, having risen through the ranks to his cur- He was promoted to Driver in 1978
rent position. Employed by the department since and Captain/Instructor in 1991 and
1980, he was promoted to Driver in 1986, In- holds certifications as Firefighter I and
spector in 1988, Captain in 2000 and Shift Com- II, Journeyman, Fire Apparatus Opera-
mander in 2002. He has served in that capacity tor, Instructor I, Officer I and II. He is
since then. He is state certified as a Journeyman certified in Haz-Mat and Extrication and
Firefighter, Fire Apparatus Operator, Instructor 1 is a certified CPR Instructor.
and Officer 1. He is also a Tennessee Fire and
Gaines has been married for 29 years to his Codes Academy Instructor, has served
wife Cynthia, a 30-year employee of State Farm on several departmental committees,
Insurance Companies. The couple has two including the Apparatus and Citizens
daughters. and Youth Citizens fire academies com-
Also promoted during the period were Cap- mittees and is a member of the depart-
tains Dale Maynard and Roger Toombs, both ment’s Honor Guard. He also currently
promoted to Shift Commander. They joined Tim serves on the Tennessee Fireman’s
Association Board of Directors.
Maynard is married to the former
Sara Dickerson and enjoys traveling,
SCUBA diving and boating, he said.
Toombs is a 20-year department vet-
eran having been promoted to Driver in
1990, Inspector in 1994, Captain/
Inspector in 1995 and Captain/
Instructor in 2002.
He is an instructor at the Tennessee
Fire and Codes Academy and holds cer-
tifications as Firefighter I and II, Jour-
neyman, Fire Apparatus Operator, In-
structor I, Officer I and II, Safety Com-
pliance Officer I and II, Public Fire and
Live Safety Educator I and II, Haz-Mat,
Certified Extrication Instructor, Fire
Inspector and Emergency Medical
Airport is ‘Airport of the Year’ Technician-IV. He has served on the
Policy and Rules Study, Training,
Murfreesboro Municipal Airport was honored
Safety and Youth Citizens Fire Acad-
recently with the Award or Excellence, Air-
emy committees as well.
port of the Year for 2007 award during the Toombs and his wife Raquel have
annual Tennessee Airports Conference held in two daughters, Autumn, 6, and 12-
the Nashville Airport Marriott Hotel. The year-old Serena and he enjoys jogging,
award recognized the local facility as a great basketball and weight lifting as well as
achievement. During the 1990’s, then-Mayor other sports.
Joe B. Jackson, the city council, airport com- Other promotions included Michael
mission, MTSU’s Aerospace Department and Bartlett to Assistant Fire Marshal,
airport customers made improvements to Nicole Miller to Training Coordinator
support a vision that the facility should be- and Melvin Holmes to Driver. From top
come the best of its kind and that vision con- to bottom right are Gaines, Toombs,
tinues today. Pictured from left are Airport Maynard, Bartlett, Miller and
Manager Chad Gehrke, Murfreesboro Airport Holmes.**
Commission Chairman George Huddleston,
Jr. and Belinda Anderson, Chair of the Ten-
nessee Aeronautics Commission.
Scenes from around the city . . .
. . . from the Blues Festival to the city’s safety fair, the
Middle Half Marathon and more, here are some scenes from
this past year. Photos by MPD Maj. Clyde Adkison, Chris
Shofner, Angela Jackson and others.
Photo by Murfreesboro Post Senior Writer Lisa Marchesoni
Evans named police
Two of Murfreesboro’s finest received prestigious Officer of the Year awards from
the Exchange Club recently. President Wayne Potter, left, and presenting member department Public
Rebecca Talley, far right, honored Murfreesboro Police Department Officer Sean
Garrison, Kittrell Fire Chief George Curray, who accepted the award for Rutherford Information Officer
County Emergency Management Agency Director Roger Allen, Rutherford County
Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Morten and Murfreesboro Firefighter Jason Hayes.
Officer Kyle Evans was recently
named Murfreesboro Police
Department’s public information
officer. A five-year veteran, he
has served in Patrol, the
Motorcycle Unit, DARE and Public
Relations. He graduated from
MTSU in 2001 with a BS in
Criminal Justice Administration
and plans to graduate with his
Masters Degree in May 2008. He
and his wife Charlyn have a 2-
year-old son, Garett.
Two recruit classes complete PD orientation
Photos by Maj. Clyde Adkison
Murfreesboro Police Department welcomed two classes of recruits recently.
From left to right in the top photo, Brittany Maxwell, Victor Stephenson, Brad
Premo, Britney Pettitt, John Pike, Daniel Daugherty, Jason Lowder, Brad
Hobbs and Chance York were recognized for completing orientation Dec. 15,
2006, and, in the photo immediately above from left to right are Recruits
Mick Nea, Skye Wortman, James Thomason, Jason Parker, Chris Brown and
Ray Roberts, all of whom completed their orientations June 8, 2007.