October 2017 Around Town 2

Hendersonville Tire Center 
Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

Hendersonville Tire Center celebrated 50 years in business on August 25. Founded on August 25, 1967, by Robert Carter, the company is currently owned and managed by David Julian, son-in-law of the founder. David is assisted in day-to-day operations by his son, David Julian II, David’s wife, Roberta Julian and daughter, Rachel Atkinson, making Hendersonville Tire Center a third-generation, family-run operation.

“We’re excited to reach this milestone, and appreciate our customers who have made this possible,” David says. “We know our clients have many choices when it comes to tires and automotive repair. There are big-box stores and large chains popping up all over the place. We are grateful to those in our community who continue to support small family businesses and shop locally. We believe in providing excellent customer service and using only high-quality products. We want to ensure our customers are safe out on the road. I think that’s why we’re still in business and why people still come back to our shop again and again. They know we truly care, and we are invested in this community.”

For more information about Hendersonville Tire Center, please contact Rachel Atkinson at HTC37075@gmail.com, call 615.824.3780 or visit HendersonvilleTireCenter.com.

Vol State Book Read Examines 
Incarceration with “Just Mercy”

According to numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, the United States has the highest incarceration rate of any nation in the world. The number of American prisoners has increased from 300,000 in the 1970s to 2.3 million people today. The Volunteer State Community College One Book, One Community initiative will examine these issues this coming school year with a group read of the nonfiction book “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson.

“Bryan Stevenson takes us on an unforgettable journey into the broken American criminal justice system in his much lauded New York Times best-selling ‘Just Mercy.’ After Stevenson graduated from Harvard Law School he started the Equal Justice Initiative, a law practice dedicated to defending some of America’s most rejected and marginalized people,” publisher Spiegel and Grau describes the book. “Among the first cases he took on was that of Walter McMillian, a black man from Monroeville, Alabama, who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case would change Bryan’s life and transform his understanding of justice and mercy forever. ‘Just Mercy’ follows the suspenseful battle to free Walter before the state executes him, while also stepping back to tell the profoundly moving stories of men, women and even children who found themselves at the mercy of a system often incapable of showing it.”

The One Book, One Community initiative joins Vol State, local schools, libraries and readers from across Sumner County for the group read. Speakers will be coming to the Vol State campus in Gallatin to discuss issues raised by the book. Everyone is welcome to attend these free events.

Vanderbilt philosophy professor Lisa Guenther will discuss the prison system in America at 1 p.m. October 24 in the Mary Cole Nichols Dining Room. Her areas of focus include mass incarceration, capital punishment, the carceral state, race and racism, and the effects of solitary confinement.

The Rev. Joseph B. Ingle will speak at 1 p.m. November 15 in the Caudill Hall Wemyss Auditorium. He is an expert on the history of incarceration in the United States, founded the Tennessee Committee against State Killing and has served as the director of the Southern Coalition on Jails and Prisons as well as the executive director of the Neighborhood Justice Center, a Nashville-based coalition focused on restorative justice.
“Just Mercy” is available at many Sumner County libraries and all Vol State library locations. For more information on One Book, One Community and “Just Mercy,” visit VolState.edu/OneBook.

Dee Anne Couch Receives 
SRES Designation

Dee Ann Couche, Realtor with Coldwell Banker Lakeside Realtors, has earned the nationally recognized Seniors Real Estate Specialist Designation from the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National Association of Realtors. The SRES Council, founded in 2007, is the world’s largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on representing senior clients in real estate transactions.

Dee Ann joins more than 15,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the SRES designation. She completed a comprehensive course in understanding the needs, considerations and goals of real estate buyers and sellers ages 55 and older.

“With the baby boomer generation coming of age, there are more seniors than ever who are relocating or downsizing,” she says. “This can mean they are both selling and buying at the same time. When a senior works with a Realtor with the SRES designation, they can be confident the agent has an expert understanding of their lifestyle and financial needs. Seniors can be confident that a Realtor designated SRES will be able to help them every step of the way.”

Dee Ann has been in real estate for more than 14 years, having earned her license in North Carolina, Ohio and Tennessee then joining Coldwell Banker Lakeside Realtors when she relocated to Hendersonville in 2013. She is a member of the Sumner Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors and an officer with the Women’s Council of Realtors.

Dee Ann Couche can be reached in person at Coldwell Banker Lakeside Realtors, 530 W. Main St., by phone at 615.824.5920 or by email at DeeAnn.Couche@ColdwellBanker.com.