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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has declared a day of mourning and ordered flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, July 15 in honor of Private Evans Overbey’s ultimate sacrifice.
During World War II, United States Army Air Forces Private Evans Overbey was serving with the 93rd Bombardment Squadron, 19th Bombardment Group. Overbey was captured in the fall of Corregidor and imprisoned in the Japanese-operated camp at Cabanatuan on the island of Luzon, Philippines. The Elizabethton, TN native died on November 19, 1942 from malnutrition and medical neglect while in the camp hospital. He was buried in a common grave in the camp cemetery. He was 25 years old.
Advancements in DNA testing and forensic analysis allowed teams at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory to positively identify Overbey’s remains in December, 2015.
After almost 75 years since he died, Overbey’s remains will be laid this Friday in his home state of Tennessee. The body will arrive at the Tri-Cities Regional Airport in Blountville on Tuesday, July 12 at 8:10 p.m. (EDT).
Visitation will be at Valley Funeral Home at 1085 North Main Street in Erwin on Thursday, July 14 from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. (EDT).
Burial will be at the Mountain Home National Cemetery at 53 Memorial Avenue in Mountain Home, Tennessee on Friday, July 15 at 2:30 p.m. (EDT).
Overbey is survived by his niece and nephews Grace Erwin and Phillip Erwin of Erwin, Tennessee. Other surviving nieces and nephews include Vernon Rose, Vernon Rose, Jr., Kenneth Sanger, Jeannette Spiesman, Phyllis Ann Willoughby of Ohio as well as Delorse McCauley of North Carolina and Wanda Murray of Colorado.
Farmers are reminded August 1, is the final date they can complete 2016 crop base contracts at the Cumberland/Bledsoe County Farm Service Agency. Anyone having questions about this deadline, or needs the contract mailed to them, is urged to call the office at 931-484-6520 or toll free at 855-216-2802.
WAVERLY, Tenn. (AP) — The 19-year-old son of country music entertainer Craig Morgan is missing following a boating accident on the Tennessee River.
Morgan's publicist Cindy Hunt says crews are searching for Jerry Greer in Humphreys County, west of Nashville. Hunt says the family is grateful for support and prayers, but is requesting privacy "during this difficult time."
Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Rod Edwards in that county told local media that the search began around 4 p.m. Sunday near a marina. Edwards says two teenagers were tubing when they had an accident and one teen didn't surface. Both were wearing life jackets.
The Sheriff's Office requested assistance from rescue organizations across the state. About 50 boats joined the search. Authorities say crews were using an underwater vehicle to scan a search on the river where the water is up to 15 feet deep at points.
Increased gasoline supply and low oil prices are combining to drive down prices at the pump. According to AAA, the price of gas in Tennessee has dropped for 32 days in a row. The statewide average for a gallon of regular is $2.03, down four cents from last week. In Crossville, the average is $1.97 a gallon, also down four cents.
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s Division of Consumer Affairs is sharing an alert from the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility that state bars across the nation are receiving reports of an email scam targeting attorneys using false notifications of actions purportedly from attorney regulatory agencies.
In these phishing emails, the lawyer is instructed to click on a link or attachment to view a complaint or pay fees, which then loads a malicious software called ransomware or cryptoware that blocks computer access until a sum of money is paid. Although the Board of Professional Responsibility has not received any reports of Tennessee attorneys receiving these emails, attorneys should be aware of this scam.
“Scam artists are using technology in increasingly insidious ways to harm innocent consumers and taxpayers,” said TDCI Deputy Commissioner Bill Giannini. “Consumers should always be on guard and remember to never click on links in an email that connect to a website unless you are absolutely certain they are authentic.”
The Board does communicate with attorneys by email; however, if you receive an email from the Board of Professional Responsibility with a link, you can identify whether it is legitimate by hovering over the link to see if it displays the Board’s domain, “tbpr.org” near the beginning of the link, or if it displays a different website. If a different website is displayed, delete the email immediately.
If you have questions about the legitimacy of an email, contact the Board at 1-800-486-5714.