The Ticket Radio Sports Expo brought to you by the Stan McNabb Automotive Group is coming to the Northgate Mall in Tullahoma this Saturday, May 17th, from 10am-4pm and the Celebrate Party Store Stage Schedule of Events has just been released! This is a FREE event to the community and will include famous speakers such as George Plaster and Pete Weber, a Coca-Cola Kid’s Zone, Photo Opportunities with Nashville Predator’s Mascot GNash & the Ice Girls, plus numerous Fitness, Health, and Sports related vendors. Win prizes, have fun, and much more! Check out the Celebrate Party Store Stage Schedule of Events below to see all of the exciting events taking place at THE SPORTS EXPO! 2014 Ticket Radio Sports Expo Party Store Stage Schedule of Events
Saturday’s guest hosts Billy Levengood & Eric Keith, have challenged each other to see who will cross the finish line first during The 1st Annual Ticket Radio Sports Expo 5K presented by Urgent Team this Saturday, May 17th at the Northgate Mall in Tullahoma. Vote for your champion and you could win a prize! It’s easy, all you have to do is watch the All New Billy vs. Eric Video to meet the contestants, click on the Billy vs Eric link below to vote today for who you think will be victorious, and if you choose the correct champion, your name will be entered for a chance to win a Mike Fisher Autographed Nashville Predators Hockey Puck. Good luck & may your champion be victorious!
by Shane Levan, Staff Writer -
Two years ago Dequon Miller had a decision to make. Was he going to be just another former high school basketball player who didn’t live up to his potential, or was he going to use his talent on the court to get an education and create opportunities for his future?
Miller chose option two, and Motlow College and its basketball family are glad he did.
When Matt Sligh was named head men’s basketball coach at Motlow College in July 2013, he inherited a program that had won the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association championship the previous season. With no players returning from that championship team, his first order of business was to build a roster.
Read more at MotlowSports.com.
A Coffee County man is charged with TennCare fraud after an undercover operation that led to indictments of 60 people. So far, a total of 40 have been arrested.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has announced the arrest in the investigation that involved officers from Manchester Police and the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office. Most of the charges involve prescription drug fraud.
James Edwards, 47, of Hillsboro, Tennessee is charged with two counts of TennCare fraud in connection with unlawfully and knowingly selling and delivering a controlled substance obtained by using TennCare benefits. Authorities say Edwards used TennCare to obtain the painkiller Oxycodone, a Schedule II controlled substance, and on two separate occasions sold a portion to an undercover agent.
“This kind of multi-agency cooperation goes a long way toward our goal of stopping prescription drug fraud in the TennCare program,” Inspector General Deborah Faulkner said. “We are working with officers across the state to find people using TennCare to obtain drugs fraudulently, or who are selling their prescription drugs to others.”
TennCare fraud is a Class E felony, carrying a sentence of up to two years in prison per charge. District Attorney General C. Michael Layne is prosecuting.
The OIG, which is separate from TennCare, began full operation in February 2005 and has investigated cases leading to over $3.5 million paid in restitution and recoupment to TennCare, with a total estimated cost avoidance of over $173 million for the TennCare program, according to latest figures. To date, 2,088 people have been charged with TennCare fraud.
Through the OIG Cash for Tips Program established by the Legislature, Tennesseans can get cash rewards for TennCare fraud tips that lead to convictions. Anyone can report suspected TennCare fraud by calling 1-800-433-3982 toll-free from anywhere in Tennessee, or log on to www.tn.gov/tnoig/ and follow the prompts that read “Report TennCare Fraud.”
Mrs. Carol Jean White Rose, age 68, of Madison, Mississippi, passed away Friday night, April 11, 2014, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, Mississippi.
Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6:00PM until 8:00PM at Tullahoma Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday morning at 11:00AM at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Tullahoma, TN.
Graveside Services will be held Thursday afternoon at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, TN.
Elton Lavon Huffman age 62 of Winchester passed away Saturday April 5, 2014 at his residence.
A native of Franklin County he was a son of the late Elton “EC” Huffman and Lula Mae Chapman Huffman.
He was an Appliance Technician retired from Sears and was recently employed at Home Depot and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Huffman enjoyed hunting and fishing “off roading” an avid motorcycle rider and farmer.
He is survived by his sons; Don Huffman and his wife Nicki of Lynchburg and Derrick Huffman of Tullahoma, daughter; Angela Moore and her husband Jeffery of Belvidere. Grandchildren, Shana Boswell and her husband Ryan of Winchester, Camille Moore of Belvidere, Allison Huffman of Winchester, Jeb Huffman of Winchester, Jenipher Dobbs, Jonathan Dobbs, Jachlyne Dobbs and Jinger Dobbs all of Lynchburg.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Stein Huffman.
The family will receive friends Monday April 7, 2014 from 5 – 8 PM at the Lynchburg Funeral Home with services on Tuesday April 8, 2014 at 12 Noon.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lynchburg Relay For Life.
LYNCHBURG FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Franklin County Sheriff’s investigators are continuing to search for the person who robbed the Sewanee Market Monday morning around 6 a.m.
According to Sheriff Tim Fuller the robber wore black gloves, a mask, and used a pistol to carry out the robbery. He demanded money and the clerk gave it to him. After the robbery the thief then left. The sheriff stated that the direction of travel was not known.
A tracking dog from the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene and was able to track the robber for a short distance. The sheriff stated that the tracks stopped where he probably had a getaway vehicle.
Investigators do not know what type of vehicle was used.
Anyone who might have been in the area of the Sewanee Market Monday morning around 6 a.m. and saw a suspicious acting person is asked to contact the Franklin County Sheriff Department at 962-0123
The Tullahoma Wildcats completed the first known winless season in the school’s basketball history Friday night when they traveled to Winchester and lost to Franklin County 46-6 in the opening round of the District 8-AAA Tournament.
Franklin County led 41-0 before Tullahoma scored its first basket, a layup by Aaron Torbert, with two minutes remaining in the game. Torbert was named the Top Rehab Services Player of the Game.
The Wildcats trailed 7-0 after one quarter, 21-0 at the half, and 37-0 after three quarters.
Franklin County advances to the second round of the tournament and will play regular season champion Columbia on Saturday in Shelbyville.
The Internal Revenue Service will begin accepting federal income tax returns on Friday, January 31st. This date is 10 days later than the originally planned starting date of January 21st.
In October, shortly after the federal government reopened following a 16-day partial shutdown, the IRS announced that the shutdown had slowed its preparations for the upcoming filing season and that it would delay the start of the filing season.
The IRS is encouraging the use of e-file or Free File with direct deposit to receive refunds as quickly as possible.
The IRS also says the April 15th tax return filing and payment deadline will not be changing.
Morrison, TN resident and McMinnville, TN native James Ronnie Pinegar, age 59, was born February 4, 1954 and died September 17, 2013 at his residence.
A former employee of 25 years at Burroughs-Ross-Colville, an employee of the Warren County Highway Department and a member of the Church of Christ, he was the son of the late Homer and Nora Elizabeth Smith Pinegar. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Darlene Pack and Charlene Flint; and brother, William Pinegar.
He was married to Kyla Mayton Pinegar of Morrison, TN. In addition to his wife, he is survived by six children, Michael Pinegar, Tammy Harding and husband Tracy, Julie Pinegar, Joseph Pinegar, Westley Pinegar and Elizabeth Pinegar all of Morrison; four grandchildren; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Dwayne and Brenda Pinegar of Summitville, Donnie and Nancy Pinegar, David and Angel Spry, Jeremy Pinegar and Joshua and Arika Haggard all of Manchester; two sisters, Diane Felman of Tullahoma and Brittany Blanton of Murfreesboro; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2013 in High’s Chapel with Jerry Myers officiating.
Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at High’s.
High Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.