Quotes of the Week for January 20-26

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After a thoughtful and tedious process, the Metro Council has selected 11 people who will serve on the voter-demanded Community Oversight Board. Amendment 1 was passed in November with 58-percent of voters in favor of creating the board to investigate complaints against Metro Police. 

MORE: Voters say ‘yes’ to Amendment 1 More: Council selects members for Community Oversight Board

The elected members of the Community Oversight Board are as follows: Bob Cooper, Ashlee Davis, Jamel Campbell-Gooch, Phyllis Hildreth, Walter Holloway, Adele Lewis, Andres Martinez, Danita Marsh, Brenda Ross, Matthew Sweeney, and Emmett Turner.

An upset for Valentines Day! Sweethearts candy will be missing from many stores this February.  The iconic conversation hearts brand is taking a hiatus from making the candy this year while they move their factory. Ohio-based Spangler Candy Company bought the original makers of Sweethearts, Necco and says they plan on restarting production in time for Valentines Day 2020.

17-year-old Jacob Piros of Michigan spent some time in Music City as part of the Make-A-Wish program. The cancer survivor had an all-access pass to one of his favorite teams, the Nashville Predators. Jacob plays goalie for a team up north and that’s a big reason why he found a connection with Pekka Rinne. “I just like his competitive style and how he makes these crazy saves,” added Piros.

Make-A-Wish recipient spends weekend with the Predators

Thousands showed up at Mount Zion Baptist Church for the kickoff event called ChurchFit 2019.

It is a free program designed to alleviate some of the health care issues prominent in the African American community through fitness, health and wellness classes. 

The program was founded by Dr. Stephanie Walker, Vanderbilt hospital physician and first lady of Mt. Zion.

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