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Two people were hurt in the late afternoon crash and taken to an area hospital by Coffee County EMS.
Coffee County deputies and the Tennessee Highway Patrol worked the scene.
Pennington told WHMT News that the two men were humble and really appreciated the honor of receiving the keys to the county and the city. This is the first year the county has presented keys at Bonnaroo but the city of Manchester has done so for over 5 years including last year to Kenny Rogers.
Rescue personnel pulled the body of Brian Dearing, 28, of Bedford County from the water.
According to a police report Dearing’s stepmother slid down a slide on a boat and landed in the water. According to those on the boat the woman developed problems in the water and Dearing jumped in to attempt to save her. He reached the woman and began to swim with her back to the boat. As they swam, Dearing told the woman to turnover on her back. She let go of his hand to turnover and when she did he went under the water and did not resurface.
Friends and family of the broadcaster have set a bank account to help his wife and kids. Donations may be made to the family of Brian Dearing at any Regions Bank including Tullahoma under the account name of NATALIE DEARING BENEFIT OF THE DEARING FAMILY. Please be sure to mention the entire name of the account so that the tellers may find the account easily.
The Pentagon now has a permanent Korean War exhibit with photos and other items organized by the department of defense’s 60th anniversary of the Korean War commemoration committee.
General Walter Sharp is the honorary committee chairman, commanded the U.N. command, Republic of Korea/U.S. combined forces command, and U.S. forces Korea from 2008 to 2011. Sharp says, “Those of us who understand the significance of the Korean War constantly reach out to Americans to tell them about the war and what veterans accomplished 60 years ago to preserve freedom on the Korean peninsula”. “This exhibit is one big step towards helping make that a reality.”
This exhibit is on the official pentagon tour. On July 27, at the Korean War memorial in Washington, D.C., the committee will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice and honor Korean War vets.
For more about the display and events, visit koreanwar60.com.
Coffee County has several Korean War vets that will be very pleased about the display.
Members of the Tennessee United States congressional delegation announced that their inquiry into whether the administration awarded Medicare contracts to businesses not licensed in Tennessee has resulted in the finding that 30 of 98 suppliers were not licensed and will have their contracts voided.
Representatives sent a letter to the administration requesting details on its policy of awarding Medicare contracts for durable medical equipment to businesses not licensed in Tennessee, a violation of the administration’s bid policy and a violation of Tennessee state law. Durable medical equipment includes products that are intended for at-home care of sick or injured individuals. The category includes wheelchairs, crutches, blood pressure monitors, and hospital beds.
In a letter responding to the members, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Marilyn Tavenner, said: “We have determined that certain out-of-state suppliers that were licensed in their home state, but did not meet aspects of existing Tennessee licensing requirements at the time of bid submission, were awarded contracts. As a result, CMS will take steps to void contracts for these suppliers in the Tennessee competitive bidding areas, consistent with the policies and guidelines established for the competitive bidding program. This applies to approximately 30 out of the 98 contract suppliers in the Tennessee Competitive Bidding Areas.”
Scammers posing as debt collectors, process servers, government agents or phony law firms, are targeting Middle Tennessee consumers with threats of arrest warrants, criminal prosecution, wage garnishments and high debt collection fees for allegedly unpaid personal loans, back child support or past due student loans.
One consumer contacted BBB after receiving numerous threatening calls from S&P Law Group, Washington D.C. threatening arrest of their son if money was not paid immediately. Fearing arrest of their son the parents paid $800 to delay an arrest warrant on their son for two weeks. Further investigation by BBB has failed to verify the existence of a law firm by the name S&P Law Group in Washington, D.C.
The phone number used by the scammer, 202-652-2430 is identified as a cell phone and answered by an individual who refused to respond to BBB’s inquiry. Numerous follow-up calls from BBB to the cell number were met with repeated hang-ups.
In most cases consumers report the caller revealed personal information about the consumer or a relative such as their name, date of birth, Social Security number or employer. Some even mentioned the names of neighbors, personal friends and professional colleagues adding validity to the collection attempt.
BBB warns consumers to be aware of this scam that appears to be targeting victims nationwide. National consumer laws prohibit debt collectors from using abusive, deceptive and threatening collection practices. This includes restrictions on what a debt collector can say, such as the use of obscene or profane language, false representations, and threats of violence or legal action.
*Can You Be Arrested? No law allows you to be arrested for failing to pay a past due debt. There is a law making it unlawful for legitimate debt collectors to threaten you with arrest.
*If you think you are in immediate danger, contact local law enforcement.
Last week we told you that the city of Winchester has banned over the counter Pseudoephedrine sales. Now it looks like Manchester may want to do the same thing.
Manchester Vice Mayor Ryan French announced last week plans to introduce an ordinance banning the over-the-counter sale of pseudoephedrine in the Manchester City limits. Once the ordinance is created it would need to pass three readings by the city of Manchester board of Mayor and Aldermen.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, has issued a press release saying it “opposes burdensome restrictions for Tennesseans to over-the-counter allergy medications. The foundation says that it has no doubt that something has to be done to stop the meth problem, but “restricting access to safe and effective decongestants is not the right solution”.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Chattanooga District today announced preliminary statistics from the 2013 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Coffee County last Wednesday, June 12 through Monday, June 17, 2013.
State Troopers worked more than 5,900 hours over the six-day period. THP personnel investigated 17 crashes, including one fatal, three injury and 13 property damage wrecks. In 2012, State Troopers worked 29 traffic crashes with zero fatalities.
In addition, 22 speeding citations were issued by the THP, nine suspects were cited for driving under the influence, and three were nabbed for violation of the open container law. The state’s highway patrol officials also discovered nine seat belt violators and nine revoked or suspended driver license offenders.
“This is one of the busiest times of the year for our agency. We managed the influx of traffic on Interstate 24 and the surrounding roadways, and ensured motorists were obeying the law. State Troopers worked around the clock to provide tourists and citizens of Tennessee with a safe and secure event,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said.
THP personnel also responded to 555 motorist assist calls throughout the event.