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TN Dept. of Tourist Development/Peg Broadcasting News Thursday July 7, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Retire Tennessee, the state’s retiree recruitment program under the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, announced Wednesday the addition of Campbell, Henderson, Monroe and Washington counties, bringing the total number of active Retire Tennessee counties to 23.

“We are very pleased to expand this important program for Tennessee,” Commissioner Kevin Triplett, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development said. “These four new counties, bringing the total to 23, have so much to offer those making retirement decisions. Tennessee’s low cost of living, no state income tax, low property taxes, four mild seasons, incredible quality of living and breathtaking scenic beauty offer an ideal package for retirees looking to relocate.”

Additional official retiree counties include Anderson, Carter, Cumberland, Franklin, Hamblen, Hamilton, Hardin, Jefferson, Loudon, Maury, Putnam, Rhea, Roane, Robertson, Sullivan, Sumner, Unicoi, Warren and White.

Now in its tenth year, Retire Tennessee inspired more than 8,000 inquiries from potential retirees last year. Tennessee is one of only four states with retiree recruitment as a formal program and continues to gain momentum as a potential retirement destination for more than 78 million baby boomers. Tennessee was recently ranked No. 4 in the 10 Best States for Retirement 2016 by, the popular personal finance and business publication.

Cumb. Co. Grand Jury Indicts Three For Sell and Delivery of Drugs

Cumb. Co. Grand Jury Indicts Three For Sell and Delivery of Drugs
Submitted: Lt. Brian Eckelson, Crimestoppers Coordinator/Public Information Officer, Crossville Pol Thursday July 7, 2016

(editied by Peg Broadcasting News)

The Crossville Police Department on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 arrested two Cumberland County residents after the Grand Jury handed down indictments for narcotics related charges.

Vandarus Hakeen Dawson was charged with multiple counts of Conspiracy and Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver of Narcotics and is currently being held on $15,000.00 bond.

Christopher Cummings was charged with multiple counts of Conspiracy and Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver of Narcotics and is currently being held on $15,000.00 bond.

Ray Bernard Marshall was charged with multiple counts of Conspiracy and Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver of Narcotics and is currently WANTED FOR THOSE CHARGES and will also have a $15,000.00 bond. RAY BERNARD MARSHALL is a 41-year-old, 6’ TALL black man and weighs about 220 pounds. If you have any information on the current whereabouts of Ray Bernard Marshall, please contact the City of Crossville Police Department at 931-484-7231.

These latest actions by the Crossville Police Department’s Narcotics Detectives and Police Officers demonstrate the Department’s resolve to eradicate illicit narcotics in our community. Any questions or comments, please contact the Crossville Police Department at 931-484-7231. (Photo Courtesy Crossville Police Dept.)


Howe Suit Settled for $100,000
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday July 6, 2016

In a case that sparked a national debate about parental rights versus a school system’s rights, Cumberland County will pay a $100,000 settlement to James A. Howe. The father of South Cumberland Elementary students claimed the school system falsely arrested him and violated his constitutional rights when it refused to let him pick his kids up from school in 2013. To avoid long lines, Mr. Howe had parked off campus and walked to the school to get his children. Mr. Howe was informed that he was in violation of the school’s dismissal policy and would have to sign a form before his children were released to his custody. Mr. Howe refused to sign the form and was adamant that the school release his children. His arrest for disorderly conduct was caught on video and went viral. In 2014, Howe filed a lawsuit seeking $1 million from the county and $100,000 from the school. In January 2014, the charges against Mr. Howe were dropped in General Sessions Court. Despite Cumberland County agreeing to pay Howe $100,000, U.S. District Judge Kevin Sharp has ruled that Howe’s constitutional rights were not violated by the school dismissal procedures. Since Howe’s arrest, the parking lot at South Cumberland has been widened and pick-up times have been greatly reduced.


No Mega Millions winner; Friday jackpot increases to $508M
AP/Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday July 6, 2016

No jackpot-winning ticket was sold in the latest Mega Millions drawing, increasing the prize to an estimated $508 million for the next drawing on Friday. Tuesday marked the 34th time the jackpot has rolled over without a winner. The previous record was 22 rolls.

The highest jackpot drawn in the country was a $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot won in January by players in three states.

The odds of picking the correct numbers on five white balls and one yellow ball in the Mega Millions game are one in 259 million.

Former Secretary Nabbed in TBI Church Theft Case

Former Secretary Nabbed in TBI Church Theft Case
TBI Wednesday July 6, 2016

COOKEVILLE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a Sparta woman, accused of embezzling money from the church for which she worked.

At the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, TBI Special Agents began investigating Angela Carole Wyatt on March 10th. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that Wyatt, the secretary at First Baptist Church in Sparta, was the individual responsible for the theft of more than $30,000 in funds from the church. Wyatt no longer works for the church.

On June 27th, the White County Grand Jury returned an indictment, charging the 56-year-old woman with one count of Theft over $10,000. Tuesday, authorities booked her into the White County Jail on $35,000 bond. (Photo Courtesy TBI)


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