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Boy injured in Boating Accident
Monday June 8, 2015

An 8-year old White County boy was seriously injured in a weekend boating accident on Center Hill Lake.
According to the TWRA, the youngster was with family members and friends aboard a moving pontoon boat when he fell into the water and was struck by the propeller as the boat traveled over him. It happened about a mile downstream of the Ragland Bottom Recreation Area.
He was placed back on the boat and taken to Ragland Bottom, where he was picked up by DeKalb EMS. He was later airlifted from near Sligo Bridge to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.


Bonnaroo Begins This Week
Monday June 8, 2015

With the Bonnaroo Music Festival getting started this week, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and Department of Transportation are working alongside Manchester Police and the Coffee County Sheriff's Department making final plans to keep traffic flowing on Interstate 24.
The festival kicks off Thursday night and continues through Sunday. State Troopers are scheduled to be on site 24 hours a day beginning Wednesday night. The speed limit will be decreased to 55 miles per hour on I-24 between mile marker 104 and mile marker 129 during the duration of the festival.


Escapee Captured
Monday June 8, 2015

An inmate who escaped from the Grundy County Jail last week was captured over the weekend. 43 year old Kenneth Jason Franklin was captured in Marion County late Friday night. Officers were tipped off that Franklin was in Marion County.
Franklin was able to get away when he was at a Wednesday night church service and asked to use the restroom. He was allowed to leave the building unsupervised and escaped. Police say he crawled under a fence and through some woods.
Franklin was first taken into custody on April 9th after a pursuit that started in Warren County and ended with a crash involving a patrol car in Grundy County.


MES Scam
Jay Walker Saturday June 6, 2015

Officials at McMinnville Electric System are warning customers of another scam involving callers claiming to be from MES or TVA.
Officials say at least two local businesses have received phone calls from scammers. One called claimed to be from TVA, the other claimed to be from McMinnville Utilities. Both callers claimed the customer had not paid their bill and demanded that they do so over the phone using their banking or credit card information.
MES officials advise you to never give out credit card or banking information. If you should receive one of these calls, hang up and quickly call MES at 473-3144. The people at MES can tell you if you are behind on your bill.


Rogers Arrested Again
Friday June 5, 2015

Just three years after being released from prison, former Warren County teacher Pamela Rogers is in trouble again. Rogers, who taught at Centertown School ten years ago was released from prison in 2012 after having served more than six years for sexual battery by an authority figure and exploitation of a minor. She was convicted of having a sexual relationship with a 13 year old student.
Last month, Rogers and two inmates at the Max Lutrell Correctional Complex in Memphis were indicted for felony introduction of contraband into a state penal facility. The three allegedly worked together to bring cell phones into the prison.
Rogers was arrested this week at her home in Clarkrange and taken to Memphis, where she was held on a $50,000 bond.


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