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TENNESSEE RESIDENT DUE IN COURT IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY

A 25-year-old Tennessee resident has been charged with felonies after authorities responded to a physical disturbance in Higginsville on July 27, is due in court. According to a probable cause statement, authorities were dispatched to a physical disturbance in the parking lot of a Super 8, located at 6471 Oakview Lane, where Steven Matthew Hieatt was allegedly hitting another woman. Authorities observed several lacerations on the woman’s face and blood on her shirt. Hieatt has prior charges for assault and resisting arrest in Tennessee.
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Local scams and tips on avoiding them, from our friends at Age Well Middle Tennessee

This week, the Federal Trade Commission issued a warning that there has been an increase in reports of people receiving text message scams. Most of these text messages appear to come from well-known companies. They may be offering a reward, a warning of fraud, or information about a delivery. The messages differ but ultimately, all want the same thing, your private information, and your money.
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TN Secretary of State warns of scam targeting business owners

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — State officials are warning business owners about a scam that has resurfaced in Tennessee. Secretary of State Tre Hargett says the scam targets businesses with a deceptive mailer from a company that goes by TN Certificate of Existence Filing Company. Hargett says there have been multiple...
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Tennessee man found deceased in GSMNP

Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers found the deceased body of a missing Tennessee man in a remote section of the park near Balsam Mountain on the North Carolina side of the park.
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Georgia Man Gets 25 Years For Distributing Large Amounts Of Meth In East Tennessee

A Georgia man is sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to distribute 52 kilograms of meth into the East Tennessee region. 33 year old William Roger Woodie’s guilty plea came following a DEA investigation involving a host of east Tennessee law enforcement agencies. Police seized 52 kilograms of meth and numerous guns during the investigation which also resulted in more than 30 people from Woodie’s network being convicted in connection to the case.
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Tenn. prison gang leader dealt life sentence for drug charges, money laundering

A Tennessee inmate and state leader of a prison gang was dealt an additional sentence of life in prison for drug distribution and money laundering offenses on Monday, Aug. 8. Charles Elsea Jr., 44, was convicted in March of conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Elsea was found to be responsible for distributing over 56.8 kilograms of methamphetamine during his time in prison. His sentence was handed down by Honorable J....
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Fencing organization, coach sued over alleged sex abuse

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal lawsuit says USA Fencing, the national governing body for the sport, failed to protect a Tennessee teenager from sexual abuse over a two-year period. The girl and her parents filed suit last month against the Colorado-based organization as well as her former coach,...
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A 2018 Grainger County slaughterhouse raid has resulted in several lawsuits against federal agencies for the alleged mistreatment — including physical abuse — of immigrant workers. Editorial cartoonist John Cole offers his take. Grand jury indicts Jefferson City man for assault on Knoxville federal building. BY: Jamie Satterfield...
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