Mistletoe Safe During the 2020 Holidays

Mistletoe Safe During the 2020 Holidays

With the coronavirus pandemic still going on around the country, many of us are finding that our holiday plans look a little different this year than they have in years before. Social distancing, travel difficulties, quarantine, loss of jobs, and other factors are...
Family Bonding Lowers Juvenile Crime in 2020

Family Bonding Lowers Juvenile Crime in 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is keeping many people at home more often and with stress and anxiety about COVID-19 unrelenting as ever, many of us are ready to get back outside and back on with our lives. But among all the stresses and problems of the past few months, the...
The Topsy-Turvy World of Face Masks

The Topsy-Turvy World of Face Masks

Prior to March 2020, entering many Montgomery County businesses with a facemask might have merited a criminal trespass violation. Many stores had, and some still have, signs which announce that people wearing hoodies or masks that cover their faces are not welcome at...
Crime Decreases in Springfield TN

Crime Decreases in Springfield TN

It is hard to believe that, just a few years ago, Springfield’s violent crime rate was almost at an all-time high. Today, the numbers are much, much lower. That’s partially due to coronavirus. In some jurisdictions, COVID-19 decreased crime rates by as much as 70...
Can I Go to Jail for Not Wearing a Mask?

Can I Go to Jail for Not Wearing a Mask?

Absolutely, at least for now. Both Montgomery County and Robertson County have enacted mask ordinances pursuant to Governor Bill Lee’s previous executive order. As per that order, any violation of a county health and safety mandate is a rather stiff Class A...