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Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission: Beware Flood-Related Vehicle Scams Wednesday September 20, 2017

Consumers who are shopping for a new vehicle should be aware that flood-damaged cars and trucks from states ravaged by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will eventually surface in Tennessee. In an effort to raise awareness, the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission, which is part of the Department of Commerce & Insurance's Regulatory Boards division, is warning consumers to be alert for scammers who might disguise severely water-damaged vehicles as being perfectly good. Scammers typically attempt to sell flooded vehicles quickly after a disaster, hoping to stay ahead of computer system updates so that title check systems don't have time to detect the car's history. By the time a consumer discovers the vehicle's history, the seller will be long gone. Also, be aware that there will be many recreational and powersport-type vehicles that have been damaged as a result of the recent storms as well. Look for the signs of flooding and saltwater damage before purchasing these units, too. For more consumer tips on how to avoid buying flood damaged vehicles go online to the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission website or call 615-741-2711.


Crab Orchard Man Attacked With Hatchet
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday September 20, 2017

A Crab Orchard man is recovering after he was brutally attacked with a hatchet. The attack occurred shortly after 4 o'clock Sunday morning at the Brenda Lane Apartments. A witness called police after being awakened by loud banging and seeing three males arguing outside. One of the males, identified as 21-year-old Bradley Price, was reportedly trying to pull the victim out of a pickup truck. A second attacker, identified as Jacob Edmonds, allegedly began hitting the victim with a hatchet. The witness heard one of the males exclaim, "Jacob, I need to go to the hospital, my arm is nearly cut off!" The attackers fled on foot and the victim managed to drive away in the truck. Shortly after, Police located the victim who was able to drive himself to CMC to get stitches for several cuts on his right arm. The victim told police that he had been hanging out with Edmonds earlier in the evening and Edmonds had asked the victim to give him a ride to Brenda Lane Apartments. Once he parked, Mr. Price suddenly appeared and opened up the driver's side door of the victim's truck, demanding the victim fight Edmonds. That is when Mr. Edmonds reportedly exited the vehicle and pulled out a small hatchet and exclaimed, "Let's fight!" According to reports, the victim said while Price was trying to pull him out of the truck, Edmonds got back in the vehicle and began hitting him with the hatchet. As the victim was fending off the blows, Edmonds grabbed the truck keys out of the ignition. That is when the victim began yelling for help. The victim somehow managed to start the truck and drive away from his attackers. Authorities caught up with both Price and Edmonds at a residence on Braun Cove. Police say Bradley Price told them that Jacob Edmonds was the person who attacked the victim. Edmonds reportedly denied any knowledge of the incident. He was charged with Aggravated Assault. Police found a hatchet case in the victim's truck but the weapon had not been recovered at the time of the report.


CCHS Golf Wins District Title
Peg News Wednesday September 20, 2017

Cumberland County High School Boys Golf Team won the Large Division District 6 Golf Championship. CCHS shot a combined team score of 308 to win by 12 strokes over second place Cookeville. 10 teams, combined of 48 players, competed in the event held at The Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain Golf Course. CCHS Senior Zach Young shot a 72 to finish in First Place and Junior Hogan Herring shot a 73 for second place. Justin Reed finished 8th with an 81 and Tucker Christopher finished 10th with an 82. Also CCHS Junior Kelsee Neely shot an 80 to win the Girls Individual District 6 Golf Title. The CCHS Boys Golf Team and Miss Neely advance to Regions next week. The CCHS Golf Teams are Coached by Randy Herring. Pictured are coach Randy Herring, Hogan Herring, Nick Horvath, Zach Young, Justin Reed and Tucker Christopher. Picture courtesy of Kim Herring.


USDA Farm Service Agency Offers Text Alerts to Cumberland and Bledsoe County Producers
Denesa G. Jolley,Cumberland/Bledsoe County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Tuesday September 19, 2017

Cumberland/Bledsoe County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Denesa Jolley announced that farmers and ranchers in Tennessee now can receive notifications from their county office through text messages on their cell phone. Whether producers are in the field, on a tractor or even on horseback, this service enables FSA customers and stakeholders to receive notifications while on the go. Producers will receive text messages regarding important program deadlines, reporting requirements, outreach events and updates. Producers can text TNBledsoe or TNCumberland to FSANOW (372-669) to subscribe to text message alerts from Bledsoe and Cumberland County. Standard text messaging rates apply. Contact your wireless carrier for details associated with your particular data plan. Participants may unsubscribe at any time. Please contact your local FSA office at 931-484-6520 or toll free 855-216-2802 if you have questions regarding FSA's email news service or the new text message option.


Food stamp work requirement to return for most of Tennessee
AP/WVLT Tuesday September 19, 2017

Governor Bill Haslam is reinstating food stamp work requirements for most Tennessee counties starting February 1. Haslam said Monday that Tennessee will re-establish federal work requirements in 70 counties for able-bodied adults without dependents who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. That requirement was waived in 2008 amid recession. It won't be reinstated for 16 economically distressed counties. Currently, the work requirement is in place in nine counties, including seven in the Nashville area. Haslam said it's now difficult to justify the waiver amid record-low unemployment rates and substantial job growth. The governor's office says other states have similarly restored work requirements. The change affects 58,000 of about 1 million Tennesseans on food stamps. The administration said Haslam also will propose legislative changes to reduce welfare fraud, waste and abuse.


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