Thursday, June 19, 2008

Court date changed! July 1, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. new court date!

The court date of June 20, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. regarding the requested temporary restraining order in the Voss. v. Centerstone matter as pending in the Maury County Circuit Court has been changed. The new date is July 1, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at the Maury County Courthouse.

The new court date is now ordered by the court and is unlikely to change. We are encouraging as manner residents as possible to be present. Please make plans to arrive early as you will have to go through security at the courthouse. Enter at the east door only.

The purpose of this next hearing is to finalize our request for a temporary restraining order whereby Centerstone will be prohibited from either using the subject facility altogether or will have some other restrictive order placed upon them. The hearing is a continuation of our last hearing.

Please also remember that many residents will attempt to speak to the Columbia City Council tonight at the 7:30 p.m. meeting. Note, however, that this opportunity comes during a “public comments” section and is at the end of their agenda. Therefore, I have been warned that our opportunity could come late in the evening. I hope to see many of you there.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Community Rally a complete success!

Over 90 of our residents showed up in a demonstration of their opposition to Centerstone's Jackson Hall. The event was coordinated by our committee of concerned citizens, including George Nuber, Susan Clasby, Ray Woody, David Brown and A.C. Howell. Marie Voss, one of the new Jackson Hall's immediate neighbors, hosted the event. Ms. Voss, the widow of Sheriff Bill Voss, voiced her concerns for her safety, especially in light of recent revelations about the history of Jackson Hall and the necessity for police involvement with its residents. There were examples of Jackson Hall residents being unconscious, fighting, committing assault, threatening and/or attempting suicide, committing illegal activity and even one allegation of a hostage situation at Jackson Hall (although the residents claimed that the accuser hallucinated the entire ordeal). Ms. Voss ended here statements by asking, "Who will protect me?"

Special thanks to all the citizens that helped to make this rally a success.

The rally was covered by the Daily Herald and News Channel 4 from Nashville.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

COMMUNITY RALLY! Thursday, June 12, 2008, 6:00 P.M.

As part of our effort to educate the community regarding Centerstone's Jackson Hall and its impact to Rolling Fields, YOUR HELP IS NEEDED! On Thursday, June 12, 2008 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., in the front yard of Marie Voss, 1002 Rolling Fields Circle, we will be holding an informational rally for the community. All Rolling Fields residents are strongly encouraged to attend. The purpose of the rally is both distribute information about the problem and to present a unified front to Centerstone and the area.

It is our hope that the event will be attended by local and/or regional media outlets, as well as local leaders. Your presence will help send a message that the neighbors of Rolling Fields are active in this effort.