Pair charged with murder after Murfreesboro man dies of drug overdose

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) — Two Middle Tennessee men are behind bars after TBI agents say they provided drugs to a Murfreesboro man who later died of an overdose. In Oct. 2019, agents joined law enforcement officers in investigating the death of Joshua Dickerson. A medical examiner determined Dickerson died from a heroin/fentanyl overdose.
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Murfreesboro, TNWKRN

2 men charged in Murfreesboro man’s drug-related death

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Two Rutherford County men have been indicted for the drug-related death of a Murfreesboro man. The Rutherford County Fugitive Task Force arrested 36-year-old Franklyn Lotito and 38-year-old Terry Averitt in connection to the death of Joshua Dickerson. Investigators determined Dickerson’s death was caused by heroin and fentanyl toxicity. According to the TBI, Lotito and Averitt provided the drugs to Dickerson.
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Two Rutherford County Men Charged in Drug-Related Death

RUTHERFORD COUNTY – A multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional investigation by the HIDTA Overdose Death Task Force has resulted in the indictment of two Rutherford County men, in connection to the drug-related death of a Murfreesboro man. The HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Task Force is comprised of agents and investigators with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Drug Investigation Division, DEA Tactical Diversion Group, Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department, Murfreesboro Police Department, Smyrna Police Department, LaVergne Police Department, and the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.
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Two Murfreesboro Men Charged With 2nd Degree Murder

(MURFREESBORO) Two Rutherford County men have been indicted in connection with the drug-related death of Murfreesboro's Joshua Dickerson on October 31, 2019. The cause of death for Dickerson was determined to be an overdose caused by heroin/ fentanyl toxicity. The investigation identified Franklyn Lotito and Terry Averitt as the individuals who provided the drugs to the victim.

Lynchburg native competes for national title

Mckinna Lyndlee Ward of Lynchburg, TN, was recently crowned Miss Tennessee Junior High United States 2021 and is competing at the National United States Scholarship Pageant July 19-23 in Hershey, PA, for the national title of Miss Junior High United States 2021. Ward attends Moore County High School where she...

Schakolad Chocolate Factory opens in CoolSprings Crossing

Schakolad Chocolate Factory, a retail chocolate boutique, is now open in CoolSprings Crossing in Franklin, and it will celebrate a grand opening Saturday. Schakolad chocolates are made fresh on site using a three-generation European-style family recipe that calls for the highest-quality ingredients and attention to design detail. “We are excited...
Tullahoma, TNTullahoma News

Fire Chief Richard Shasteen's final signoff

After 14 years as the Tullahoma Fire Chief and more than 30 years with the Tullahoma Fire Department, Richard Shasteen signed off to Coffee County dispatch agents for the final time during his official retirement ceremony Friday, July 23.

UPDATE: Child that was "Missing and Endangered" was located by K9 "Fred"

This past May, a 6-year-old child was reported as missing and endangered. That was Rutherford County K9 Deputy Richard Tidwell who headed to DeKalb County on his day off, to help search for Kinzleigh Reeder. Tidwell took his K9 partner Fred along for the ride. He reported that Fred did well...
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‘Having everybody crammed back in is a little concerning’: Tennessee teachers gear up for reopening schools

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — The countdown is on for the new school year, which starts in about two weeks for a lot of students around the region. “REA, just like everyone is just hoping for a more normal year but we cannot deny the fact that COVID is still out there,” said Rutherford Education Association President Geneva Cook. “The new variant has caused the numbers to have an uptick again so that is concerning.”
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Vaccine database: Columbia sites that have it on hand

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Columbia: 1. 814 Nashville Hwy (931) 381-1840; 2. 1202 S James Campbell Blvd (931) 388-9004; 3. 845 Nashville Hwy (931) 381-2136; 4. 1909 Hampshire Pike 866-442-5301; 5. 1202 S James Campbell Blvd 931-380-0599; 6. 805 Nashville Hwy 931-380-3065; 7.

Love Song to Lynchburg

Lynchburg holds a special place in the heart of Greg Hudik, country artist and CEO of Platinum Records in Nashville. He has been in the music industry for almost 40 years, but after spending much of that time writing songs, he has refocused his abilities on his own music. His love for Lynchburg led him to create his newest release “I Miss Living in a Small” as well as a music video that was filmed just outside the courthouse.
Lynchburg, TNWTVF

Peach and Whiskey Cobbler

Lynne Tolley from Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House made Peach and Whiskey Cobbler. (see recipe below) For more information about Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House in Lynchburg, or to make reservations, call (931)759-7394. Peach and Whiskey Cobbler. Serves 4-6. 3 ½-4 cups sliced fresh peaches or frozen peaches, thawed. 1/3...