Children in Tennessee will now have “Parent 1” and “Parent 2” instead of a mother and a father, according to Tennessee’s Administrative Office of the Courts.
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, the office revised its documents, replacing the words “mother” and “father” with the terms “Parent 1” and “Parent 2.” ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»
COOKEVILLE — A Sparta man was cited for simple possession while a passenger was charged with criminal impersonation after they were caught speeding on Highway 111 late Monday night, according to a report filed by Cookeville Police.
The report, filed by Officer Kyle Farley, says that he initiated a traffic stop on a red Hyundai on Highway 111 Northbound near Old Sparta Road for speeding at 67 MPH in a 55 MPH zone.
“I made contact with the driver, Seth Davis, of Sparta, and I immediately noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle,” the report says. “I asked Mr. Davis to exit the vehicle and requested permission to search the vehicle, which he did consent to.” ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞
COOKEVILLE — A man who called police to turn in his girlfriend on outstanding warrants was also arrested, according to a report by the Cookeville Police Department.
According to the report, Officer Thomas Rhinehart was called to Pine Avenue Monday evening around 8:45 in reference to a wanted party. Upon arrival, Sgt. Jon Giezentanner made contact with Lex Jones, of Pine Avenue, Cookeville, who called police on his girlfriend, Christy Kirby, of Eagleville, who had outstanding warrants in Overton County. Jones told Sgt. Giezentanner that Kirby ran from the residence, headed west on 5th Street. He also said that she had a knife and was wanting to harm herself.
Officer Rhinehart found Kirby hiding in a wooded area at the end of 5th Street and Cypress. She was challenged with his taser after refusing to come out of the thick brush she was hiding in. Eventually, she complied and was taken into custody without further incident. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞
COOKEVILLE — The Cookeville City Council last night unanimously approved a measure to hire HFR Design to perform a park master land use plan for Park View and Cane Creek parks.
Leisure Services Director Rick Woods told the council that HFR is an architectural and engineering firm with expertise in park design.
The plan will consider both current uses and future needs of the parks, take into account community input and input from a citizens’ advisory group, and may lead to such additions as an aquatic feature, skateboard facility and mountain bike trails.