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Renovations at Fall Creek Falls State Park are complete. These updates were made to the Village Green pool area, with new features that include ADA accessible ramps to the pool, updates to the amphitheater, a revamped snack bar, and renovated bathhouse and restrooms. Tennessee State Parks leaders and community members celebrated these renovations with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. (Photo Courtesy TDEC)
As in years past, scammers are again targeting local resident's phones and email as a source of information and revenue. Reports are being made in reference to the receipt of bogus IRS phone calls and refund emails. The emails are designed to look official and even have the IRS logo, which isn't hard to find. They contain a link requesting the recipient to "Click here to deposit your tax refund directly to your bank account".
The link will likely allow access to information on your computer, or take you to a fake bank site requesting your banking information. Don't fall for it! When was the last time you were notified by the IRS that they had done your taxes for you and that, with no effort on your own part, they had thousands of dollars to give you? These are fake and should be deleted immediately!
The phone calls are again claiming to be representatives from the IRS and are completely fake. Hang up immediately. The IRS will send letters, not phone calls or e-mails. A few people, who have returned calls to the numbers, were answered by what sounded like a call center in India. This might work for some scams, but the I.R.S. likes to handle their own calls. If you get one of these calls, hang up immediately. They are just fishing! If you do get scammed by one of these calls or emails and lose money, contact your local law enforcement agency.
Freshman basketball tryouts at Stone Memorial High School will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, May 25 & 26. The Panthers will hold tryouts each morning from 8:00 to 9:00.
The CCHS Lady Jets basketball team will hold freshman tryouts on Wednesday, May 25, from 10am-Noon and on Thursday, May 26, from 1:00 to 3:00pm at CCHS. Tryouts are open to 8th grade girls who will be attending CCHS and a current physical and evaluation packet are required to tryout.
The Jets tryouts will begin on Wednesday, May 25th at Cumberland County High School. You must have a current physical and the tryouts will be held from 8:00-9:30 Wednesday morning.
Tennessee and Appalachian State will kick off the Vols 2016 football season on Thursday, September 1st in Knoxville. The game originally scheduled for Saturday, September 3rd, has been moved to Thursday night and will have a 6:30 kick off. 102.5 WOW Country is your home for the Tennessee Volunteers.
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list, Marquez Travell Billingsley.
Billingsley is wanted by the Knoxville Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for aggravated assault, carjacking, aggravated robbery and possession of a stolen weapon. Billingsley is also a person of interest in the shooting death of 12-year-old JaJuan Latham that occurred on April 16th. Billingsley should be considered armed and dangerous.
Billingsley, 18, is an African American male with brown eyes and black hair. He stands 5 feet 7 and weighs approximately 120 pounds.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Marquez Billingsley is urged to call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463). There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
(Photo Courtesy TBI)