Scoop Media sues Montgomery County over redaction of public records

Scoop Media Group has filed suit in Chancery Court against Montgomery County, Tennessee, for denial of access to public records. In January, the local Court Clerk began redacting details from public arrest affidavits. The denials began after a phone call from the County’s Public Information Officer, Michelle Newell, who told Scoop that she did not agree with how Scoop published public records, and would be seeking legislation to prevent future publication, and would restrict access going forward.

Clarksville dignitaries hold ribbon-cutting with ‘violent sex offender’, per TBI. Children present.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett & Clarksville City Mayor Joe Pitts were among the local dignitaries present last month at a ribbon-cutting ceremony sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, celebrating a business of which a 31-year-old registered violent sex offender on probation in lieu of prison, is now an owner. Brandon Kyle Hester is the man becoming an owner of the family business – which includes fitting youth for proms, ring bearer ceremonies, bar mitzvahs, and weddings.