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6th person accused of defrauding Dolly Parton wildfire fund
AP Friday September 22, 2017

A sixth person has been accused in a scheme to defraud a fund established by famed country music artist Dolly Parton for victims affected by deadly Tennessee wildfires last year.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports a grand jury returned an indictment on Sept. 12 alleging a woman conspired to steal $10,000 from the Dollywood Foundation's My People Fund between December and May.

Candy Joy Jeffries Brocuglio is accused of conspiring to use property addresses and other information to apply for monthly checks that weren't designated for her.

Another indictment says Brocuglio forged a signature to write herself a check for $25,000.

Five others were charged earlier this month in connection with the alleged scam.

The Dollywood Foundation says the fund helped 900 families with about $9 million in the first six months after the fires.


TN Dept. of Environment and Conservation/Peg Broadcasting News Friday September 22, 2017

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has proclaimed Oct. 8-14 Earth Science Week in Tennessee, which will help promote awareness of the importance of geoscience.

As part of Earth Science Week, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Tennessee Geological Survey, in partnership with the American Geosciences Institute, has a limited number of Earth Science Week toolkits to distribute to science teachers across the state. Educators interested in receiving an Earth Science Week toolkit may contact Ron Zurawski at or (615) 532-1502. The toolkits are free of charge while supplies last. For more information about Earth Science Week, please visit

The 2017 Earth Science Week theme is "Earth and Human Activity," and this year's learning resources and activities engage young people and others in exploring the relationship between human activity and the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. This year's theme promotes public understanding and stewardship of the planet, especially in terms of the ways people affect and are affected by these Earth systems.

Governors across the United States will join Gov. Haslam in issuing proclamations that support Earth Science Week, reaching more than 50 million people across the country and around the world. As in years past, individuals and groups will celebrate Earth Science Week by participating in events in all 50 states and several other countries.


Man Arrested After Allegedly Swinging Hatchet at Walmart
Peg Broadcasting News Friday September 22, 2017

A Pennsylvania man was arrested Wednesday after Crossville Police were notified about a man walking around the store while swinging a hatchet. Authorities caught up with 27-year-old Zachary Aaron Gathercole shortly after 1 a.m. as he was exiting the store. Gathercole also was reportedly carrying knives. Police say he admitted to the recent use of methamphetamine and seemed paranoid. Gathercole said he took a knife out of the package at Walmart because he was afraid he was going to be hurt. In the process, he had cut his finger and was bleeding. Gathercole presented a danger to himself and was arrested for Public Intoxication.


High School Football Week Friday, Sept 22
Gordon Stack/Steve Friday September 22, 2017

The Stone Memorial Panthers travel to Kingston Friday to take on the Yellow Jackets. Pre-game coverage begins at 6:15 and kick-off is 6:30 on MIX 99.3 and online at

The Cumberland Country Jets play their second straight home contest Friday as they host the Upperman Bees from Baxter. Pre-game is 6:45 and kickoff is 7 on 102.5 WOW Country and online at


Vols vs UMass Saturday, Sept 23
Gordon Stack Friday September 22, 2017

The Volunteers return to Neyland Stadium Saturday (9/23) to host the UMass Minutemen. Bob Kesling starts the Kickoff Call In Show Saturday morning at 9:30 and Kickoff is set for 11 am on your home of the Vols, 102.5 WOW Country.


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