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Archives 12-15-2004



Stolen items valued at over $10,000 recovered
Ridiculously bad money passed in town
Frist, Alexander support Guard '78th RCT



Stolen items valued at over $10,000 recovered

Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff
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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Ridiculously 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 made.

"It may just very well save you some money."


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Frist, 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 in Iraq.

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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