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Nashville budget proposes lower tax rate

NASHVILLE - The proposed FY 25 budget for the town of Nashville barely got on the table for review before town officials started talking about cutting the tax rate, initially proposed as staying at 61 cents. At the end of a May 15 budget workshop session, council members voted to reduce it to 59 cents per $100 valuation, and by a May 22 continued session, $97,000 in general fund expenses had been cut.

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Nashville officer injured during car chase

A Nashville Police officer was due back on duty this week after recovering from a head injury stemming from a vehicle chase in Nashville May 5. It ended with four law enforcement vehicles being struck.
Three men from New York, David Coulanges, Obed Jean and Tyliek Kimbrough were arrested on multiple counts from the incident, among them obtaining property by false pretense, identity fraud, conspiracy to commit a felony, forgery notes checks securities and resisting arrest.

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RETIREMENT DAY<BR>NCSO deputy noted for service, saving lives
William Thomas Toney, Jr. (left) is presented a shadow box of various badges, patches and his service gun during a retirement celebration last week.
RETIREMENT DAY
NCSO deputy noted for service, saving lives

NASHVILLE - Spring Hope Commissioner William Thomas Toney Jr., a former Nash County Sheriff's Deputy, has officially ended his law enforcement career as of May 17, when a career celebration was held for him at the Nash County Courthouse.
Toney, who was elected in November 2023 with the most votes of any candidate in a five-person race for two Spring Hope Commissioner seats, served with the Nash County Sheriff's Office from December 2014 until he was injured on duty on February 4, 2021, during a traffic stop on I-95.

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Spring Hope aims to leave tax rate unchanged

A public hearing is planned 7 p.m. June 3 on the proposed $2.7 million Spring Hope town budget which has an unchanged tax rate of 67 cents per $100 of valuation, the same as the last two years.
The total proposed budget, at $2,770,010, which combines the general fund budget and the enterprise fund (including water and sewer), is higher than last year's because of the revaluations, which will add about $260,000 for the year in the general fund, according to Michelle Collins, town clerk.

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More Christmas lights, wi-fi proposed for downtown

Downtown Nashville may be brighter over the Christmas Holiday season if town officials approve a plan to purchase 39 new Christmas lights, as suggested by the town's Downtown Strong Advisory Board May 20.
Board members voted to purchase 10 new outlined lights, designed in the forms of a white snowflake, a pair of red be-ribboned bells, and a green Christmas tree, using MSD (municipal service district) funds, while requesting the town to purchase 29 more with town funding.

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NPD continues Special Olympics torch tradition
NPD continues Special Olympics torch tradition

NASHVILLE - Nashville Police Officers, in conjunction with other local law enforcement, will be running downtown Nashville Tuesday, May 28, carrying an actual torch for the Nash County lap of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics.
This will be the 4th year that NPD has participated, but the local run is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Momeyer seeks help to launch new event

MOMEYER - Having budgeted $3,000 for a long-absent community event, Momeyer Town officials are looking for a few good men (or women) to put the event together.
Initially postulated as a return of the July 4th parade, the idea has changed over the past few months of town council discussions to become a "community day," such as has also been done in the past at the Fire Department and Ruritan Club.

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