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Melandus Penson pleaded guilty on May 2, 2016, to five charges including two DUI death charges, two DUI negligent injury charges, and one aggravated assault charge in the Sunday, May 31, 2015, crash involving 4 Briarcrest Christian School students.  The...
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SB 2065 passes in Senate April 19, 2016 MADD applauds Tennessee legislators for passing HB 1843 in the House on April 13, 2016, and SB 2065 in the Senate on April 19, 2016!  The bill was signed into law April 27, 2016, by Governor...
By Kathy Kilgore Beeler When one of my family members calls someone a “Cole,” it means something special. It’s family shorthand for calling someone Compassionate, Obedient to God, Loving and Enthusiastic toward life – all such core personality traits of...
Harold Waymond Adcock, III, known as “Tres” by his friends and family, would have been 32 this month on March 11, 2016.  He was the oldest of Beth Allen’s five children and he loved life!  Originally from Tennessee, he had...
MADD Tennessee has been working diligently on legislative change that would save lives in Tennessee! In February 2016, MADD partnered with the Ignition Interlock Coalition and Representative William Lamberth (R) to amend the current All-Offender Ignition Interlock law which passed...
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MADD Tennessee joined victims on Capitol Hill on February 23, 2016, to advocate for tougher legislation that would ensure information regarding repeat offenders is shared among law enforcement, judges, and courts.  In addition, MADD fought for stricter legislation that would require all convicted...
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Tyler Jackson Head always dreamed owning a farm with cattle.  His mom, Gina Head Hieber, says that when he was a little boy, he would play for hours with farm toys.  So it was no surprise to the family that...
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In 2014, all of Jacob’s dreams were coming true.  In May, he had graduated from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, with a degree in Molecular Biology.  On July 4, he had proposed to his girlfriend of 7 years.  He was...
Long-time MADD Tennessee volunteer and MADD National Board Member, Brad Bulla, was recently interviewed by Adversity 2 Alliance.  In this short radio interview, Brad had an opportunity to talk briefly about the impaired driving crash that claimed the life of his 17...
Updated March 6, 2020 Warm weather sends many families and friends to area lakes and rivers to enjoy our beautiful Tennessee landscape.  For many, indulging in alcoholic beverages while on the water is a regular part of summer festivities.  But...