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The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp has had a record year with $1.4 billion in sales. Officials say this year's sales provided more than $337 million for targeted educational programs including college scholarships and grants, after-school programs for children and an initiative to make schools more energy efficient. In all, the lottery has provided more than $3 billion for education since ticket sales began a decade ago.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says the truck stop company he co-owns can start putting the fraud investigation behind it after it struck a deal with prosecutors. The agreement does not protect anyone at Pilot from prosecution and requires the company to cooperate with an ongoing investigation. Pilot Flying J. has agreed to pay a $92 million fine and acknowledge that employees cheated customers. Haslam is not involved in the day-to-day operations of the company that is co-owned by his brother, Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam.
The hearing for the man accused of killing Johnny Cash's great-niece earlier this year has been rescheduled for November. Wayne Masciarella is charged with first degree murder for the stabbing death of Courtney Cash. Cash's boyfriend, Austin Johnson was also injured in the attack, but was able to escape with the couple's young daughter, who was unharmed. Masciarella has pled not guilty to the charges. He is being held without bond in the Putnam County Jail.
The 4 lane is starting to become more crowded as vendors begin to stake out ground for the World’s Largest Yardsale. This year’s sale, also known as the 127 Corridor Sale, will run August 7th-10th. The 690 mile sale begins 5 miles north of Addison, Michigan and runs to Gadsden, Alabama. More information is available at www.127sale.com
Jamestown is among the latest communities to receive funds to assist in revitalizing the downtown area. Tennessee Downtowns awarded a $15,000 grant. City officials say several ideas on how best to utilize the funds are being discussed, including sprucing up buildings or making sidewalk improvements. A final plan would have to be approved the state.