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Funeral Events Announced for TBI Agent Killed in the Line of Duty

Funeral Events Announced for TBI Agent Killed in the Line of Duty
TBI Tuesday August 16, 2016

MEMPHIS Memorial events to honor the life and sacrifice of Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agent DeGreaun Frazier have been finalized for next week. Special Agent Frazier, 35, was one of several Agents working alongside the Metropolitan Narcotics Task Force during an operation last Tuesday afternoon when shot by a subject, who was subsequently captured and charged.

Frazier joined TBI in early 2016, following a career as a police officer with the Millington Police Department. In that capacity, he also served on a DEA Task Force. He is survived by a wife and two children.

Agent Frazier was exactly what we look for in a TBI Agent: hard-working, enthusiastic, and dedicated to making Tennessee a better place to live. We are deeply saddened by his death and will work aggressively to investigate this case to its fullest. His commitment to our agency and public service will not be forgotten.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Bellevue Baptist Church
2000 Appling Road
Cordova, TN 38016

Sea of Blue:
Leaving from Bellevue Baptist Church after visitation.

Funeral Service:
Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 10:00 a.m.
Bellevue Baptist Church


Crab Orchard Man Charged in Jewelry Theft
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday August 16, 2016

A Crab Orchard man is due in court at the end of the month in connection with a jewelry theft. Johnny Romines, 19, has been charged with auto burglary and theft of property after he allegedly broke into a car on Mullinax Road in Crab Orchard and stole a box of jewelry worth $1,500. The theft occurred on July 29th and Romines was booked into the Cumberland County Justice Center on August 3. Authorities say some of the stolen jewelry was recovered during their investigation. Romines has an August 29th General Sessions court date.


Gas Prices Slightly Higher in Tennessee
Alan Spector/AAA Tuesday August 16, 2016

Oil prices rose three dollars over the past week, and AAA says that pushed retail gas prices slightly higher in Tennessee. Currently, the average statewide price for a gallon of regular is $1.91, up two cents from a week ago, but down 39 cents from a year ago. In Crossville, regular averages a $1.81 a gallon, up one cent, but down 38 cents from last year.


Vanderbilt pays $1.2M to remove 'Confederate' from dorm name
AP/Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday August 16, 2016

Vanderbilt University announced Monday that it will pay more than a million dollars to remove an inscription containing the word "Confederate" from one of its campus dorms.

The private university has referred to the Confederate Memorial Hall simply as "Memorial Hall" since 2002, but was blocked in court from changing the name chiseled on the building because it was constructed with the help of a $50,000 gift from the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1933.

Under the agreement, Vanderbilt will pay $1.2 million, the equivalent of the gift made 83 years ago, to the organization's Tennessee chapter. In exchange, the chapter will relinquish its naming rights to the building.


TWRA Resumes Meeting Schedule in Crossville Tuesday August 16, 2016

A preview of the 2016-17 commercial fishing proclamations is among the agenda items at the August meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission.

The meeting will be held in the Cumberland Room of the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville. The TFWC Budget Committee will meet at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18. Other committee meetings will begin at 1 p.m. The regular TFWC meeting will start at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 19. The public is invited to attend all the meetings.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Fisheries Division will present proposed changes in the commercial fishing and mussel regulations for next year. The TFWC will vote on the commercial fishing proclamations at its September meeting to be held at Pickwick Landing State Park. A preview of the 2017-18 sport fish proclamations will be made at the September meeting.

The winners of the drawing for the 2016 Tennessee elk hunt will be announced on Friday morning during the August meeting. This will include the four main drawing winners, the youth elk hunt tag winner, the five winners in the archery-only hunt, and the winner of the tag auctioned by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation.

Chuck Yoest, Wildlife and Forestry Division assistant chief, will present TWRAs recommendation for cervid deer carcass importation restrictions. There will also be an update on cooperative efforts between TWRA and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.


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