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NASHVILLE – Death Row inmate David McNish has passed away at the age of 63. McNish was found unresponsive at 5:55 a.m. this morning by medical staff at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution infirmary and appears to have died of natural causes pending final medical assessment by coroner. McNish was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death in Carter County in 1984. (Photo Courtesy tn.gov)
The 2016 Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Muzzleloader Workshop will be sponsored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Nov. 11-13 in Humphreys County.
Female hunters 18 and older will have the opportunity to learn about hunting deer during the weekend. The workshop will be held at Buffalo Ridge Refuge which incorporates a variety of wildlife management practices and totals more than 2,000 acres of prime deer habitat. Along with the hunts, a variety of topics including deer biology, deer management, and hunting ethics will be covered.
Registration for the workshop is on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, two weeks priority will be given to first-time participants. The cost of the workshop is $200, which includes meals and camping, if participants wish to camp. Campers must provide their own gear. A list of local hotels will be included with the registration packet.
Workshop participants are required to have the appropriate licenses. Participants born on or after Jan. 1, 1969 will need to have successfully completed the hunter education course. Participants will draw from a number of predetermined sites that will have tree stands.
For information and to receive a registration application, contact Donald Hosse, TWRA Wildlife Education Program Coordinator, at Don.Hosse@tn.gov or (615) 781-6541.
Councilman Jesse Kerley has been ruled out as a suspect in the recent theft of signs from a home on Mockingbird Drive. Those signs belong to J.R. Blankenship. According to police reports, a witness saw two men removing signs from the home and began recording them on video. The witness told police that he thought the suspects were Councilman Kerley and his father Jerry Kerley. The witness even captured the suspects’ vehicle tags on tape and those tags came back to a truck owned by Jerry Kerley, who is the director of Crossville’s Water Resources Department. The other suspect has been identified as William Harwell. Both Kerley and Harwell have been issued a summons for misdemeanor theft and will appear in General Session Court at a future date.
The “Blankenship” signs on Mockingbird Drive were reportedly part of the issue that resulted in the early June scuffle at City Hall between Pete Souza and Jesse Kerley.
Councilman Kerley was charged with assault and his court date was continued to October 6, 2016. The charge is a Class A misdemeanor and carries a maximum term of not more than 11 months, 29 days in prison and up to $2,500 fine.
The Boston Red Sox travel to Ohio on Thursday, October 6, 2016 to face the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Coverage starts at 6:30 p.m. CT on 97.7 The Ticket.
Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a McMinn County attorney accused of taking money from a client trust fund.
At the request of former 10th District Attorney General Steve Bebb, TBI Agents began investigating Larry D. Cantrell on May 13, 2014. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that, while serving as a Trustee for a fund designated for the Jones Chapel United Methodist Church and Cemetery, Cantrell took a large sum of the money, which he has not accounted for to date.
On September 20th, the McMinn County Grand Jury returned indictments, charging the 65-year-old Athens man with one count of Theft over $60,000 and one count of Tampering with Evidence. On Monday, he turned himself in to TBI Agents at the McMinn County Jail, where he was subsequently booked on $10,000 bond. (Photo courtesy TBI)