MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office says human remains have been discovered off of Big Springs Road about six miles southeast of Murfreesboro.
The department says the remains have been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s office for possible identification.
Officials say Sheriff’s detectives were assisted in the recovery of the remains by Dr. Hugh Berryman, Director of the Forensic Institute for Research and Education at Middle Tennessee State University.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Weather Service says this past month was the coldest January the mid-state has experienced in about 30 years.
Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee was especially hard hit by the cold weather. Goodwill’s Jamie Berry says donations were off by about 10 percent.
“Ninety-eight percent of Goodwill’s revenue comes from those donated items, so that’s what we rely on to keep the wheels turning and we know that the community here always supports us and will continue to do so.”
NEWPORT, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee magistrate who ordered a baby's name changed from Messiah to Martin because she believes Messiah is a title held only by Jesus Christ has been replaced.
Lu Ann Ballew was a child support magistrate, serving at the pleasure of the chief judge of Tennessee's fourth judicial district. Judge Duane Slone terminated Ballew on Friday and appointed a new magistrate. He didn’t return calls seeking comment, and his order does not explain why he ended Ballew's appointment.