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Steve Saturday December 9, 2017

Friday night at CCHS the home teams posted a pair of wins over the visitors from White County. The Lady Jets ran their winning streak to start the season to 10 as they posted a 73-37 win over the Warriorettes. The Jets posted a hard fought 57-54 win over the Warriors. The next action for CCHS will be home games against York Institute on Friday, December 15th, and the action will air live on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY.

SMHS will travel to Farragut for their next action on Monday, December 11th and on Friday the teams will host Bradley Central. The Stone Memorial games on Friday will air live on Mix 99.3.

 


State Fire Marshal's Office Urges Care with Christmas Trees
tn.gov/Peg Broadcasting News Friday December 8, 2017

Keep Christmas merry by practicing fire safety. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office (SFMO) reminds consumers that dry and neglected Christmas trees can cause fires. To avoid a devastating home fire, the SFMO encourages Tennesseans to keep fire safety in mind when trimming the tree this holiday season. Each year, fire departments nationwide respond to an average of 210 structure fires caused by Christmas trees. A heat source too close to the Christmas tree started over one-quarter (26 percent) of these fires. Christmas tree fires are not common, but when they occur, they are likely to be serious. If you have an artificial tree, be sure it is labeled, certified, or identified by the manufacturer as fire retardant. If you choose a live tree, select one with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched. Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights. Make sure the tree is watered regularly. Use lights that have the label of an independent testing laboratory. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both. Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed. For more information on making your home fire-safe, visit www.tn.gov/fire.

 


TDCI Securities Division Urges Caution When Investing in Cryptocurrency
tn.gov/Peg Broadcasting News Friday December 8, 2017

The virtual currency known as cryptocurrency is riding a wave of public interest amid a frenzy of recent news stories touting record high valuations for the digital-only currency. Bitcoin, which is the most well-known cryptocurrency, broke records this week with its values on Wall Street now topping more than $270 billion, according to news reports. Cryptocurrency is a digital currency and is not backed by a bank or a government and has no physical presence in the real world. Instead, cryptocurrency exists solely online. As questions and speculation arise about cryptocurrency, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) Securities Division wants Tennessee investors to get all the facts before investing and be on guard for cryptocurrency scammers who might use Bitcoin mania to line their own pockets. Before making an investment in cryptocurrency, The Tennessee Securities Division can be contacted at (615) 741-2947 or online at Securities1@tn.gov.

 


Putnam Co. Woman Charged with TennCare Drug Fraud
tn.gov/Peg Broadcasting News Friday December 8, 2017

A Putnam County woman is charged with TennCare fraud in connection with attempting to use TennCare benefits to pay for the drugs she planned to smuggle drugs into the Putnam County Jail. The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, announced the arrest of Patricia Ann Simpson, 60, of Cookeville. Simpson is accused of conspiring with two other individuals in an attempt to bring contraband into a penal institution. According to the indictment, Simpson gave a co-conspirator pills used to treat opioid addiction, with the intent and purpose that it would be introduced into the Putnam County Jail. The prescription was obtained through Medicare Part D which is paid for in part by TennCare. She has been charged with TennCare fraud, conspiracy to introduce contraband in a penal facility and sell or delivery of a controlled substance. TennCare fraud is a Class D felony carrying a sentence of up to four years in prison. District Attorney General Bryant C. Dunaway is prosecuting. To date, 2,930 people have been charged with TennCare fraud.

 


Haslam Calls Bredesen a Formidable Challenger
Friday December 8, 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam says he agrees with Sen Lamar Alexander that former Governor Phil Bredesen will be a formidable opponent in the U.S. Senate race next year. Bredesen Thursday announced he will be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Bob Corker. Gov. Haslam considered a Senate bid in September, but later said he would not be running. Bredesen, who recently turned 74, was the last Democrat to win a statewide election in Tennessee, winning all 95 counties to win re-election as Governor in 2006.

 

 
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