Category: News

Office of Charter Schools director leaving for Charter Schools USA post

 By Greg Childress  June 14, 2022  In Education Dave Machado Office of Charter School director Dave Machado has announced that he is leaving the position. Machado’s resignation is effective July 8. Machado has led the office that oversees the state’s 200-plus charter schools since…Read More »

Marion Man Charged with Thefts

Marion Captain Shanon Smith with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged 39-year-old Jared Dale Robinson of Marion with Felonious Larceny, two counts of Possession of Stolen Property and Obtaining Property by False Pretenses. He was arrested on June 8th and given a $50,000…Read More »

Jail Deaths and Jail Conditions

On January 12, 2022, Andrew Hodge was found dead in his cell in the Rutherford County Detention Center from an alleged drug overdose. Shortly thereafter, Sheriff Chris Francis suddenly pulled his bid for re-election. Since this incident, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office…Read More »

Commissioners Vote To Move 911 Operations From Sheriff’s Office Control To County.

June 8,2022 At the scheduled Monday night Commissioners meeting the Commissioners voted to move control of the 911 Operations Center to the County Manager, effective July 1st. County Manager Steve Garrison brought this item before the commissioners as the last item on…Read More »