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Celebration Of Troy Gentry’s Life To Be Live Streamed From Grand Ole Opry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Radio.com) – A special celebration of Troy Gentry’s life has been set for this Thursday (Sept. 14) at the Grand Ole Opry. Fans are invited to attend, and those unable to make the trek can watch the proceedings via live stream. The service will begin at 11 a.m. ET, and will be followed by a private internment for family only. RELATED: Country Star Don Williams, ‘The Gentle Giant,’ Dead At 78
According to The Boot, Gentry’s family has asked that fans wanting to show their condolences make a donation to the TJ Martell Foundation, or to support the Red Cross’ hurricane relief efforts.
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Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Outback Concerts)

Gentry died on Friday (Sept. 8) when a helicopter he was riding in crashed near the site of a show the band had scheduled at the Flying W airport in Medford, New Jersey,

Son Of Nashville Mayor Dies In Denver Of Apparent Drug Overdose

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The office of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry said Sunday that her only child has died of an apparent drug overdose. The office released a statement from Barry and her husband, Bruce, saying 22-year-old Max Barry died Saturday night in Denver. “Early this morning, we received news that no parents should ever have to hear,” the couple said. “Our son Max suffered from an overdose and passed away. We cannot begin to describe the pain and heartbreak that comes with losing our only child. Our son was a kind soul full of life and love for his family and friends.”
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Max Barry graduated in June from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. “Our family would greatly appreciate your thoughts and prayers, and would respectfully ask for privacy as we mourn the loss of our child and begin to understand a world without his laughter and love in our lives,” the statement said. Funeral arrangements are pending. Megan Barry was sworn in as Nashville’s first female mayor in September 2015 with her husband and son by her side.
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( credit – Facebook/Megan Barry)

Denver police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez declined to search the department’s records and logs for the police report of Barry’s death, saying that would violate the department’s policy of not identifying victims. Investigator Melinda Rose of the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office in Denver told The Tennessean that an official cause or manner of death would not be declared until after the results of an autopsy, which was planned for Sunday. The newspaper reported Max Barry had recently moved to Denver. Condolences for the Barry family poured in on social media.
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( credit – Facebook/Megan Barry)

“No parent should ever live to see the passing of a child,” Nashville Sheriff Daron Hall said on Twitter. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 

Tennessee Jails Are Offering Inmates Shorter Sentences In Exchange For Sterilization

CBS Local – Tennessee inmates can receive upwards of 30 days cut from jail sentences if they agree to get a vasectomy or insert a contraceptive device into their body. White County in rural Tennessee started the program, which has been called into question by local district attorneys and the American Civil Liberties Union alike, CBS affiliate NewsChannel 5 reported. “Offering a so-called ‘choice’ between jail time and coerced contraception or sterilization is unconstitutional,” the ACLU said in a statement. White County jails have been offering to trade cut jail sentences for sterilization since May 15, when General Sessions Judge Sam Benningfield implemented an order that allowed inmates agreeing with the plan up to 30 days reduced from their sentences. The order’s purpose was to discourage inmates with drug offenses and extensive criminal records from conceiving children that they cannot support, Benningfield said. “I hope to encourage them to take personal responsibility and give them a chance, when they do get out, to not to be burdened with children,” he told the station. But District Attorney Bryant Dunaway said offering incentives that limit someone’s ability to have children is unethical and possibly illegal. “It’s comprehensible that an 18-year-old gets this done, it can’t get reversed and then that impacts the rest of their life,” he said. As of Thursday, 38 men are waiting to undergo the vasectomy procedure and 32 women have received the contraceptive implant. [H/T: NewsChannel 5]

Tennessee Jails Are Offering Inmates Shorter Sentences In Exchange For Sterilization

CBS Local — Tennessee inmates can receive upwards of 30 days cut from jail sentences if they agree to get a vasectomy or insert a contraceptive device into their body. White County in rural Tennessee started the program, which has been called into question by local district attorneys and the American Civil Liberties Union alike, CBS affiliate NewsChannel 5 reported. “Offering a so-called ‘choice’ between jail time and coerced contraception or sterilization is unconstitutional,” the ACLU said in a statement. White County jails have been offering to trade cut jail sentences for sterilization since May 15, when General Sessions Judge Sam Benningfield implemented an order that allowed agreeing inmates up to 30 days reduced from their sentences. The order’s purpose was to discourage inmates with drug offenses and extensive criminal records from conceiving children that they cannot support, Benningfield said. “I hope to encourage them to take personal responsibility and give them a chance, when they do get out, to not to be burdened with children,” he told the station. But District Attorney Bryant Dunaway said offering incentives that limit someone’s ability to have children is unethical, and possibly illegal. “It’s comprehensible that an 18-year-old gets this done, it can’t get reversed and then that impacts the rest of their life,” he said. As of Thursday, 38 men are waiting to undergo the vasectomy procedure and 32 women have received the contraceptive implant. [H/T: NewsChannel 5]

2-Year-Old Missing Since April Could Be In Colorado

COLORADO SPRING, Colo. (CBS4) – A missing boy from Tennessee could be in Colorado. The Bledsoe County Sheriff posted to Facebook Saturday night that Jeremiah Frazier, 2, who was last seen April 19, could be in the Colorado Springs area. “We have got some new information that indicates that Jeremiah may be in Colorado around the Colorado Springs area,” the department posted. Jeremiah is believed to be with his mother Gracie, who took him nearly three months ago. Gracie is wanted on several felony charges out of Tennessee. Jeremiah is described as 3-feet-tall and 40 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call 423-447-2197, ext. 103.

Bird flu found at TN Tyson Foods chicken supplier

Bird flu found at TN Tyson Foods chicken supplier

(AP) — Tens of thousands of chickens have been destroyed at a Tennessee chicken farm due to a bird flu outbreak, and 30 other farms within a six-mile radius have been quarantined.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said 73,500 chickens were destroyed at the facility and will not enter the food system. The H7 avian influenza can be deadly to chickens and turkeys.

“Bird flu” is a catch-all phrase…

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4 soldiers injured in Blackhawk training incident at Fort Campbell

4 soldiers injured in Blackhawk training incident at Fort Campbell

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (WKRN) – Four soldiers were injured in a Blackhawk training incident at Fort Campbell late Tuesday morning.

It happened just after 11 a.m.

Officials said the four soldiers aboard the UH60 Blackhawk helicopter all suffered injuries. Three of the injured soldiers were airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

The crash victims’ names or identities have not…

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Synchronous Fireflies of Smokies

Synchronous Fireflies of Smokies

For two weeks, each year, the secluded forests of Elkmont is converted into a magical wonderland.

Words can’t describe the experience, but let me try. As we venture into the forests, a light drizzle along with the cool breeze accompanies. Smokies as the name has it, brings in a rolling fog as the dusk sets in. After finding a remote spot by the trees and set the camera for a composition I liked,…

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