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Mt. Juliet area man spends near $11,000 in dispute with HOA (TN)

David Oakley was fed up with neighbors in his Wilson County community parking their boats, RVs and commercial vehicles in their yards.  So he took his homeowners association to court. To the tune of almost $11,000 in his own legal

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Fried chicken may have led to West Knoxville condo fire (TN)

Fried chicken may have led to a condo fire that displaced six people Thursday afternoon. No injuries were reported.  Knoxville Fire Department units responded to a condo unit development at 946 Piney Grove Church Road in West Knoxville shortly after

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Fire forces 20 units in Franklin condo to evacuate (TN)

Investigators say the man had been smoking chicken Monday night, and emptied the smoker into a potted plant on the deck.  Crews went door-to-door to evacuate neighbors, fearing they had disabled smoke detectors.  Read the article………….

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LTVPOA completes sewer purchase (TN)

“Please understand, this POA board did not initially wish to buy the sewer plant,” said Farrell Odom, president of the POA board of directors. “This is a decision that was made because of the very limited options that were available.

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One builder settles lawsuit in Thompson Station cable “monopoly” case (TN)

For years, homeowners have been forced to use just one provider, Crystal Clear Technologies.  The lawsuit calls it a monopoly.  The settlement provides relief for a couple hundred homeowners who live in the Canterbury subdivision but homeowners in two more

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West Knoxville (TN) neighborhood doesn’t want clinic in backyard

A West Knoxville neighborhood will find out if a clinic can build right outside their homes.  They don’t want this clinic in their backyard, because they’re afraid drug addicts will be roaming the area possibly stealing from their half million

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HOA orders man to remove zombie statue from yard (TN)

A south Nashville man says it’s “ridiculous” that his homeowners association is ordering him to remove a statue of a zombie from his front yard.  Jim Grinstead has lived on Harbor Lights Drive for nearly 10 years and says the

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Hidden Harbor Homeowner’s Association President indicted (TN)

In a release, Hamilton County Deputies say John Brian Markee, age 47, turned himself in Friday. after the Hamilton County Grand Jury handed down an indictment charging him with one count of theft over $10,000.00.    Read the article……………

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Grand Jury Indicts Former Hidden Harbor (TN) Subdivision Homeowner’s Association President For Theft

John Brian Markee, 47, turned himself into Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office detectives on Friday, after the Hamilton County Grand Jury handed down an indictment charging him with one count of theft over $10,000.00.     Read the article…………..

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Joining a homeowners’ association: the pro’s and con’s (TN)

We continue looking at your rights and responsibilities, including the pro’s and con’s of association membership. They are questions that you need to ask when you buy your house..   Read the article…………

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Condo bill would make 500,000 Tennesseans vulnerable

Many condominium associations across the state of Tennessee keep up roads, storm sewers, public lighting and city infrastructure. So when the system that funds the fundamental obligations of a condominium association is threatened, this isn’t just an issue for the

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Neighborhood association and police investigate missing $22,000 (TN)

Strange is one of hundreds of homeowners who got a letter from Jeffrey Nelson, association board president. The letter details the resignation of former president Brian Markee, who allegedly admitted to stealing money from the organization. An audit found that

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Firefighters battle early morning condo fire in North Knoxville(TN)

The Knoxville Fire Department battles an early morning townhouse fire in North Knoxville.  Read the article……….

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Residents Forced To Avoid Growing Sinkhole (TN)

The Bendt’s called officials in Montgomery County for help and learned their homeowner’s association and its managing company were responsible for the land.   Read the article………..

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Thompson’s Station (TN) locals sue over slow, costly TV/Web service

A group of Thompson’s Station residents is suing developers and a telecommunications company they say schemed — along with DirecTV and their respective homeowners’ associations — to give the tiny Internet service provider a monopoly over their growing neighborhoods.  

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Family spars with HOA after daughter nearly strangled in window blinds (TN)

A Nashville couple’s 3-year-old daughter nearly died after she became stuck in the cords of the window blinds at her family’s home.  The family is now fighting their homeowners association for the right to put up something safer.  Read the

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Firefighters respond to Brentwood (TN) condo fire

A fire caused damage to a Brentwood condominium complex Tuesday morning.  Crews from Brentwood and Franklin fire departments responded to the fire at 1136 Brentwood Point II off of General George Patton at 10:06 a.m., according to Brentwood Fire &

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Heritage Landing Sued After Homeowner Falls In Manhole

The Heritage Landing Condominium Association has been sued after a homeowner fell into a loose manhole cover.  Mike Mallen and his wife, Elizabeth, are also suing Community Management Associates, Chase Plumbing and Mechanical, Sikes Services and City Green Services.  

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Neighbors say charred, empty town homes are collecting trash (TN)

Some residents at the Fox Hollow Town Homes told WREG they were fed up with eight dilapidated, charred units that were gathering trash.  “I can’t even let my grandkids out to play,” resident Gloria Burt said.  She said she has

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HOA apologizes for asking family to remove wheelchair ramp (TN)

A Brentwood homeowners association that threatened to sue a family over their wheelchair ramp has apologized.  Last summer, Michael Broadnax, a popular Nashville pastor, suffered a debilitating stroke. A few months later, his family learned he could come home for

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Raleigh Condominiums To Be Torn Down (TN)

A massive vacant condominium complex is about to bite the dust.  The Garden Walk Condominiums in the Raleigh neighborhood have been an eyesore for years.  The condominiums have not lived up to their name in years. A huge vacant batch

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HOA (TN) threatens to sue homeowner over wheelchair ramp

A Brentwood homeowners association is threatening to sue a family if they don’t take down a wheelchair ramp in the next week.  Charlotte Broadnax retrofitted her house with a small ramp so her husband could come home for rehabilitation. Now,

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Lawsuit Flares Up Over Chuckey Solar Farm (TN)

The Hensley Airpark Homeowners Association has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to overturn a decision by the Greene County Board of Zoning Appeals to allow a proposed solar farm to locate in Chuckey.  The association filed a petition for

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Franklin (TN) HOA settles suit after denying room for disabled kids

A Franklin homeowners association has agreed to pay $156,000 to parents who said they were unfairly barred from building a therapeutic space for their two children with Down syndrome.  The specially designed sun room would have been a place for

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Knoxville FD battling large condo fire in West Knoxville

The Knoxville Fire Department is battling a large fire at a condominium complex on Gleason Drive near West Town Mall.  The fire broke out about 9:50 p.m.  A tweet from the Knoxville Fire Department said three units were affected by

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Woman accused of stealing thousands from HOA for 2nd time (TN)

Residents at the Villas at Rutherford townhomes said they are upset to learn their homeowners’ association fees had either been misplaced or allegedly misused by former property manager Gayle Allman.  “That makes me mad for sure,” said Heath Coupens, who

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No injuries reported in Germantown (TN) condo fire

No injuries were reported but as many as six of the seven two-story condos may be affected, he said.  “Most of it was smoke spreading throughout the structure,” he said.  He did not immediately know how many people will be

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City considers neighborhood play equipment (TN)

City attorney Patrick Carter said, in his legal opinion, the equipment out there now is residential and clearly not fit for public use. He said there were no clear specifications, other than photographs, and it does not comply with the

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$28K missing from Murfreesboro (TN) Homeowners Association

The homeowners association of the Villages at Hazelwood reported to Murfreesboro police that nearly $28,000 is missing from their account.    Read more……….

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Museum Bluffs Condo Owner Sues Association, Owner (TN)

The suit says parking spaces are included as common elements under the master deed and they may not be conveyed without the approval of at least 80 percent of the owners.    Read more……..

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Possible sinkhole concerns Hardin Valley (TN) neighbors

Homeowners in a Hardin Valley neighborhood are concerned about a possible sinkhole in their backyards. About a dozen of them are now involved in a lawsuit against developers and the homeowners association.   Read more………

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Neighbors question developer’s request for HOA fees (TN)

Homeowners in a Murfreesboro subdivision thought they were being scammed when a strongly worded letter arrived at their doors claiming they owed money.   Read more……..

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Annexation of Hixson (TN) suburbs will continue

Chattanooga will get a little bigger in January, but the city’s new residents aren’t happy about it.  A last-ditch effort to halt a scheduled annexation failed Tuesday evening when City Council members upheld the decision of their predecessors and a

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Homeowners Association To Marine: Take (Marine) Flag Down (TN)

A Cordova homeowner who is renting her house to a Marine and his family says the service member has been told to take his Marine Corps flag down by the Glen Lakes Homeowners Association.   Read more……..

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New owner and new life for Ashland City’s long-troubled Braxton condo towers

The past five years have been nothing but dramatic and traumatic for the Braxton Condominiums, two towers of luxury condos that loom over the banks of the Cumberland River in Ashland City, a half-hour drive west of Nashville.    Read

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Thompson’s Station (TN) residents want more cable, Internet options

Residents from the town’s three largest subdivisions told city officials Tuesday night that they are fed up with having only one cable television provider option and asked the town to encourage competition.     Read more……..

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Murfreesboro (TN) Police looking into theft claim filed by local Homeowners Association

Murfreesboro Police are looking into a case that involves a property manager who is accused of inappropriately taking over $21,000 for her personal use. The allegation was reported to police earlier this week.     Read more………

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Will Franklin (TN)leave out private neighborhoods in leaf collection?

Residents in 14 private and gated Franklin subdivisions could see the city to sweep away a 30-year practice of not removing the leaves from their curbs.   Read more………

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Residents protest HOA plan change (TN)

Local residents are speaking out against a planned neighborhood development they feel is designed to circumvent regulations set down by their homeowner’s association.    Read more…….

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Plan to link subdivisions unleashes traffic concerns (TN)

Steps are underway to expand an established Mt. Juliet neighborhood with a 27-year-old master plan that could change the landscape of two subdivisions as well as the area’s traffic.    Read more……

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Spring Hill (TN) neighborhoods may soon be able to request sidewalks

It would allow homeowners’ associations or groups of neighbors to petition to request a sidewalk or multi-use trail to be installed in their neighborhood. To qualify, at least 65 percent of the property owners abutting the proposed sidewalk would need

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Neighbors help local fire victims

Willoughby Station in Mt. Juliet has more than 750 homes, but residents proved it is a close-knit neighborhood when they came together to help a family who lost their home and belongings in a fire.     Read more…….

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Condo fire forces 3 Memphis (TN) families out of their homes

A fire ripped through a Memphis condominium complex forcing three families including several children out of their homes in the 5500 block of Massey Station early Thursday morning.   Read more……. 

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Community (TN) Suggests Gun Possession Is Illegal For Residents

Some people in a Nashville neighborhood are furious over a new rule that makes it illegal to own a gun. Residents in Nashboro Village said it’s unconstitutional and leaves them defenseless. Two weeks ago, residents received a letter from their

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Lawsuit alleges fraud by officers of Brentwood homeowners association (TN)

Beneath the facade of one of Brentwood’s most affluent communities, neighbors have come toe-to-toe in federal court over allegations of wiretapping, fraud and public, vulgar name-calling.    Read more……..

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