Stolen items valued at over $10,000 recovered
Ridiculously bad money passed in town
Frist, Alexander support Guard '78th RCT
items valued at over $10,000 recovered
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Sheriff Bud Swallows, left, and Chief Investigator Mark Ramsey
stand behind items the Sheriff's Department recently recovered.
The stolen property has an estimated total value in excess of $10,000.
The items were reported stolen after eight home burglaries in July,
August, and September, mostly in the Rickman and Hardy's Chapel
areas. The property was found in nearby Clay County and as far away
as Lebanon and Nashville. The bulk of the recovered property was
brought back to Overton County by Ramsey on Thursday, Dec. 9. According
to Ramsey, cases against three suspects will be presented to Overton
County Grand Jury.
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bad money passed in town
Livingston Police Department recently came into possession
of a bad $10 bill that was passed to a local resident.
The bill is really bad. The corners of the bill are
copied corners of a $10 bill, attached to a real central section
that has George Washington, right above the notation "One Dollar".
According to Livingston Police Department, the bill
was passed Wednesday, Dec. 8, and is a first for this area.
Livingston Police Chief Roger Phillips warns area
residents and storekeepers, "As we near the holiday season
and shopping increases, keep an eye out for fictitious bills, and
always look at each and every bill completely before the sale is
"It may just very well save you some money."
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Alexander support Guard '78th RCT
In a letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld,
Senators Bill Frist and Lamar Alexander recently asked for details
of what is being done to ensure that the '78th has the best equipment
possible to aid them in the difficult missions they are undertaking
Sen Frist said, "Tennessee's '78th is one of
our nation's finest National Guard units. We must ensure that they
are able to accomplish their mission safely and successfully.
"I'll continue to work with Major General Hargett
of the Tennessee National Guard and the Secretary of Defense to
provide adequate resources for our men and women in combat."
Alexander added, "The '78th is Tennessee's largest
National Guard unit and one of the country's most distinguished.
I attended two events for them in Knoxville and at Camp Shelby in
connection with their deployment to Iraq. We often say that we have
the best equipped fighting forces in the world, and I want to make
sure that's true."
Frist and Alexander are making the inquiry based on
news reports of a conversation between Secretary Rumsfeld and a
member of the '78th Regimental Combat Team in which the member of
the '78th expressed concerns about equipment and vehicle needs.
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