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Nashville 2nd-Grader Brings BB Gun To School

HERMITAGE, TN — A Hermitage second-grader brought a BB gun to school, Metro Schools and Metro Police confirmed Tuesday.

The 7-year-old student at Ruby Major Elementary School on John Hagar Road near the Wilson County line did not make any threats, schools officials said, and no longer has the weapon.

Metro Police are working with administrators following the incident.

An official with Metro Nashville Public Schools said the second-grader no longer has possession of the weapon and no threat was made against the school.

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Exhibition — “Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama” at Pink Palace Museum

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — For more than a thousand years, a cemetery on the banks of the Rio Grande de Coclé in Panama lay undisturbed, escaping the attention of gold seekers and looters. In 1927, the river flooded, setting the scene for one of the richest discoveries in the history of American archaeology.

In 1940, a Penn Museum team led by J. Alden Mason excavated at the cemetery, revealing the single largest grouping of grave goods ever unearthed in Panama—golden plaques and pendants with animal-human motifs, precious and semiprecious stones, animal bone ornaments, and literally tons of detail-rich painted ceramics.

Beginning February 03, 2018, Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama will immerse visitors in the history of the original excavation, and introduce the...

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Rare Sunday Bank Robbery In Hermitage

HERMITAGE, TN — Sunday, by virtue of the overwhelming majority of banks being closed, is generally not a big day for bank heists.

Count Sunday’s hold-up in Hermitage as rara avis.

The U.S. Bank branch inside the Hermitage Kroger does, indeed, offer Sunday banking hours, a fact taken advantage of by a man who walked up to the teller Sunday afternoon and passed a note saying he was armed and demanding cash.

The teller said she could not see an actual weapon.

The man walked from the store after he got the cash.

Metro Police ask anyone with information to call CrimeStoppers at 615-742-7463.

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Exhibition — “Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama” at Pink Palace Museum

More Info

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — For more than a thousand years, a cemetery on the banks of the Rio Grande de Coclé in Panama lay undisturbed, escaping the attention of gold seekers and looters. In 1927, the river flooded, setting the scene for one of the richest discoveries in the history of American archaeology.

In 1940, a Penn Museum team led by J. Alden Mason excavated at the cemetery, revealing the single largest grouping of grave goods ever unearthed in Panama—golden plaques and pendants with animal-human motifs, precious and semiprecious stones, animal bone ornaments, and literally tons of detail-rich painted ceramics.

Beginning February 03, 2018, Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama will immerse visitors in the history of the original excavation, and introduce the...

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