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Mt. Juliet mom, daughter get help with Little Free Library project

A Mt. Juliet mother, upset after her homeowner’s association rejected her request to put a little free library in her front yard, has a new ally in her effort.  Mt. Juliet Vice Mayor James Maness told News 2 he watched

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Mt. Juliet mom outraged HOA rejected request to put Little Free Library in yard (TN)

A Mt. Juliet mother is outraged after her homeowner’s association rejected her request to put a Little Free Library in her front yard.  Six-year-old Maggie told News 2 she loves to read. She asked her mother if they could put

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Dirty water flows through Signal Mountain community (TN)

West also told her the pipes had not been flushed since they were installed in 2009, she said, which contradicts the utility’s message to customers Friday night.  Cliff Kent, vice president of the homeowners association, also said the pipes had

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Chalet Village seeks to rebuild Firewise (TN)

One of the Gatlinburg neighborhoods hit hard by the November 2016 wildfires is trying to rebuild and landscape in a way that reduces the risk from flames in the future.  Pete Jucker’s home was one of hundreds incinerated in the

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SCAM ALERT: Local condo community warns against flyers for HOA payment changes (TN)

Carriage Condos have been around since the 1950’s and until recently, folks who live and work there said they’ve been spared the ugly face of crime. However, this past Friday, crime came knocking.   Residents found flyers that looked legitimate,

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Secret ORNL West Knox ‘smart’ house makes way for neighborhoods of the future (TN)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has a secret house in a West Knoxville neighborhood.  Forbidden to reveal the location of the house by the Homeowners Association, ORNL researchers quietly monitor energy use from a remote office in Oak Ridge.  The house

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Warped boards? Condo associations require scrutiny (TN)

When purchasing a condo, the principle of caveat emptor – “let the buyer beware” – should be executed to the fullest and not solely for the construction of the unit or even the financial condition of the homeowner association, although

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Condo fire caused $1 million in damages (TN)

Fire officials in DeKalb County estimate that a fire that destroyed the top floor of a condominium complex overlooking Center Hill Lake Monday caused up to $1 million in damage.  Fire Chief Donny Green said the blaze apparently started in

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Crews Called To Large Condo Fire In Smithville (TN)

Crews have been called to a large condo fire in DeKalb County.  The incident was reported Monday morning at a complex on Center Hill Lake in Smithville, possibly located off Dale Ridge Road.    Read the article…………

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Lightning ignites fire on the roof of a West Nashville condo

Lightning is blamed for a fire on the roof of a home in Rock Harbor Condominiums Saturday morning.  Fire officials on the scene say damage was primarily contained to the roof and ceiling of one unit.  They say lightning also

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Seniors Deal With Pot Holes Outside Assisted Living Community (TN)

Seniors at one Middle Tennessee Senior Living community have taken notice of the pot hole problem outside their building.  Residents at Morningside of Springfield claim they’ve been dealing with bad pot holes on the road leading to the complex for

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New Tenn. law resticts HOA bylaws against flying American flags

Over 100 new laws will go into effect on July 1, and one of those laws changes what you can and cannot do with the American flag.  The bill says a home owners’ association (HOA) can’t keep a homeowner from

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Fire marshal blames grill for blaze at Nippers Corner condo

Investigators have ruled the fire at a Nippers Corner area condo was accidental, and it may have been started by a charcoal grill on a wooden balcony.  The fire at the Creekside Condos was fast and fierce. It consumed one

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Fire destroys 2 Nashville condos, leaves at least 3 families homeless (TN)

A fast-moving fire swept through two condos Sunday night in the southwestern part of the city near the Brentwood line, destroyed both homes and left at least three families homeless, Nashville fire officials said.    Read the article……………

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HOA threatens to take World War II veteran’s home over parked truck

Charles Pirtle has lived in a lot of places, but Sumner County, Tennessee has always been home. It’s why the World War II veteran and his wife of more than 60 years decided to buy a home in a 55

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Neighborhoods reel in residents with full schedule of social events (TN)

Durham Farms is one of a growing number of neighborhoods in the region where community events and the residents’ social calendar are professionally managed.  “I say I’m a cruise director without the water,” said Lacey Edwards, the lifestyle director for

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ANDY’S CONSUMER TIP OF THE DAY: Homeowners associations (TN)

I’m a firm believer in neighborhood homeowners associations. I’m a firm believer in covenants and restrictions. I don’t want to see someone’s Dodge Dart on cinder blocks in the 3-foot high grass of their front yard anymore than the next

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Chalet Village HOA can collect even if wildfire consumed home; fees assessed on land (TN)

Rebuilding Chalet Village’s facilities will take every dime from property owners’ annual assessment, according to the homeowners association board members.  The HOA bills drew complaints from a few people who lost cabins to the November wildfire, who asked why they

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HOA calls for action on perennial water, light problems (TN)

Residents of a La Vergne subdivision say the recent rains only prove that the neighborhood’s drainage system doesn’t work, exhibited by rivers of water through backyards, between homes, across roads and in crawlspaces of the newly-built homes.  Muddy waters flow

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Maryville man accused of flooding Knoxville building (TN)

A Maryville man was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing, public intoxication and vandalism in downtown Knoxville.  According to police, 44-year-old Chadwick Carruthers was arrested after he was found early Saturday morning hiding in a fire escape at 602 S.

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Chalet Village property owners question HOA bills levied on burned-down homes (TN)

Some property owners in Gatlinburg’s Chalet Village, which was hit hard by November’s wildfire, say they’re getting hit again by the development’s homeowners’ association: assessed fees on properties that burned down.  Bruce Brock’s house burned at Christmas 2011, and he’d

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Fox Hollow Townhomes owners meet in environmental court, see what needs to be done (TN)

Owners of some Southeast Memphis condominiums are moving forward with fixing up the blighted properties.  The Fox Hollow Townhomes have been under fire for years for their poor living conditions and the high number of vacancies. On Tuesday, the city

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Potholes growing to unavoidable nuisance in Cordova neighborhood (TN)

The potholes aren’t avoidable either as it’s a one-way street, so all the houses have to drive past them.  The street’s connected to all their driveways. Tiffany said the problem is it’s not named, so it’s not the county’s responsibility.

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Fix up at Fox Hollow: What’s next for the troubled town homes? (TN)

You know things are bad when a garbage truck is a welcomed sight.  Trash, illegal dumping, absent property owners and a defunct homeowners association are just some of the problems that have plagued residents of the Fox Hollow Town Homes.

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Fox Hollow homeowners make first appearance in court (TN)

Another step in the fight against the blight at Fox Hollow Condos was taken Friday afternoon as homeowners with delinquent dues and/or un-boarded, vacant units faced a judge.    Read the article…………….

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Man’s quick thinking helps save Gatlinburg condo complex from fires (TN)

Families continue to pick up the pieces one month after fires swept through the Gatlinburg area killing 14 people and damaging or destroying more than 2,400 buildings.  One man’s quick thinking saved his condo complex from major damage. Alan Day

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City officials: recurring townhome dumping problem going to court (TN)

Passersby couldn’t read the sign marking the entrance to Fox Hollow Townhomes Tuesday; it was blocked by trash and debris, including shaving cream cans and an old television.  A woman named Lala said she’d owned her home there for nice

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16 Units Destroyed In 2-Alarm Condo Fire (TN)

At least 16 units were destroyed overnight after a fire broke out at a south Nashville condo complex.  Crews with the Nashville Fire Department responded to the two-alarm blaze on Harold Drive around 12:30 Wednesday morning.  When they got to

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Franklin HOA alliance wants to have say in community development (TN)

When Sam Wellington and Rich Buckner learned of a rezoning request near their Franklin neighborhoods, they sprung into action.  The request – to rezone two plots of land on Oak Meadow Drive from general commercial to specific development-residential – would

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How one Franklin neighborhood is pitching a different sewage plant option

One Franklin neighborhood is voicing its concern with the city’s development plans for its new sewage treatment plant.  The neighborhood of Chestnut Bend is next to the treatment plant near Franklin High School and Hillsboro Road, and on Friday, its

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Heroic Homeowner Saves Dog in Murfreesboro Condo Fire

A homeowner’s bravery is what saved a dog from a Murfreesboro condo fire Thursday morning.  Despite firefighters instructions to not go back inside the home, the homeowner went back inside and saved one of his dogs.    Read the article…………..

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

Oakley alleged the Seven Springs Estates Homeowners Association did not enforce parking restrictions according to neighborhood bylaws

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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

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LTVPOA completes sewer purchase (TN)

The sewer treatment plant and collection system serving Lake Tansi has a new owner.

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

Homeowners in three subdivisions say they are locked into a 25 year contract with Crystal Clear Technologies. The original builder of two of the subdivisions started the cable company. the builder’s nephew runs it.

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

There’s an empty lot that sits in the round-a-bout right outside her subdivision and is zoned for residential, but a physician named Keri McFarlane wants to build a clinic there.

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

Jim Grinstead has lived on Harbor Lights Drive for nearly 10 years and says the zombie he and his wife call “Clawed” has been in his yard for five of those years.

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Hidden Harbor Homeowner’s Association President indicted (TN)

Detectives investigated an allegation that Markee, who was the President of the Hidden Harbor Home Owner’s Association, had embezzled monies from the association.

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

Detectives investigated an allegation that Markee, who was the president of the Hidden Harbor Home Owner’s Association, had embezzled monies from the association.

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

Understanding how homeowners’ associations work, could make the difference, if something happens and your money has disappeared.

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Condo bill would make 500,000 Tennesseans vulnerable

HB 2401/SB 2397 gets rid of the priority position of a condominium association in case of foreclosure.

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

According to the letter, the money was taken out of the account between July of 2014 and October of last year.

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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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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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