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Red Cross Encourages Donors To Give With Weaning This Holiday Season

Help save lives through blood and platelet donation, by hosting a blood drive

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 23, 2015) — This holiday season, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with loved ones.

Blood donors with all types, especially O negative, B negative and A negative, are urged to give. Platelet donors and those with type AB blood are also continually needed. To encourage donations around Thanksgiving, those who come to give blood or platelets from Nov. 25-29 will receive a limited-edition Red Cross mixing spoon with recipes from celebrity chefs John Besh, Richard Blais, Rocco DiSpirito, Mike Isabella, Ellie Krieger and Ali Larter, while supplies last.

How to donate blood

To make an appointment, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors can use RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, from a computer or laptop. Visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass to get started.

A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood drive hosts needed

This time of year, there are also fewer blood drives on the calendar. Many sponsoring groups postpone blood drives while people are busy with holiday activities, and severe weather may cause scheduled blood drives to be canceled. With fewer opportunities for donors to give, the Red Cross typically experiences a seasonal decline in blood donations.


Because more than 80 percent of blood donations are made at blood drives, organizations are needed to host blood drives this winter to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients in need. More information on hosting a blood drive is available at redcrossblood.org.

Marshall County Meetings December 2015

The joint Budget Committee/ Employee Benefit Committee  that was advertised for December 1, 2015 at 6:00p.m. has changed the location from the Courthouse annex  room 2209 to the Ambulance Building, 728 South Ellington Parkway.

The Marshall County Solid Waste Committee will hold a meeting December 10, 2015 at 5:30p.m. This meeting will be held at the Solid Waste Facility, 611 Hawkins Drive , Lewisburg.



NASHVILLE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Sergeant of the Murfreesboro Police Department in an ongoing child pornography investigation.

During the course of a recent investigation, TBI Agents developed information which led to Kevin Wayne Dunn as an individual who had distributed images consistent with child pornography.

Today, Agents arrested the 42-year-old Murfreesboro man and charged him with five counts of Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. Agents subsequently booked him into the Rutherford County Jail on a $750,000 bond.

City of Lewisburg Meetings Decemeber

1. The Tree City Advisory Board will meet Wednesday, December 2, 2015 4:00 pm, at Lewisburg City Hall, 131 East Church Street in the downstairs conference room.

2. The Mayor and Council of the City of Lewisburg will hold their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, December 21st, at 1:30 p.m. at Lewisburg City Hall, 131 East Church Street.

3. The Lewisburg Recreation Board will hold their monthly meeting Monday, December 21st, 6:00pm at the Lewisburg Recreation Center in the small meeting room, 1551 Mooresville Highway.

4. The Community Development Board of the City of Lewisburg will not meet the month of December.


NASHVILLE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for an inmate in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction accused of mailing several letters threatening violence in Marshall County.

On November 26, 2013, at the request of 17th District Attorney General Robert Carter, TBI Special Agents began investigating the discovery of a letter, which was addressed to a student at a school in Marshall County who was a relative of an employee of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. The letter, intercepted by administrators at the school, threatened violence against the county’s courthouse and a retail establishment in Lewisburg.

During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information which led to Jason Lee Fisher, an inmate of the Tennessee Department of Correction in Wayne County, as the individual responsible for sending the threatening letter. While Agents were investigating the matter, two additional letters – both later attributed to Fisher – surfaced, threatening further violence on the same dates Fisher was set to be in court in Marshall County.

On October 30th, the Wayne County Grand Jury returned indictments, charging Fisher with three counts of Committing an Act of Terrorism. Today, he was served a capias charging him and subsequently released back into the custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction.

High Demand For Electricity Seen Monday Morning

Forecasters predict the coldest temperatures of the month for southern Middle Tennessee on Monday morning, Nov. 23. Home heating is expected to significantly increase electricity use, with higher demand charges impacting the cost of wholesale power.

Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) will activate Beat the Peak™ and ask members to curb power use Monday between 6-8 a.m. to help reduce peak demand penalties. During peaks, the price of wholesale power can reach $9.50 per kilowatt-hour.

Temperatures early Monday morning could drop into the low 20s to high teens, setting the stage for DREMC to set a November peak. This means DREMC will have to pay its supplier, the Tennessee Valley Authority, more in demand charges.

Beat the Peak™ is a voluntary demand reduction program aimed at residential power consumers. Emails and text messages are sent to co-op members enrolled in the program, asking them to conserve electricity during the peak hours.

DREMC encourages members to set heating system thermostats down at least three degrees; turn off lights in unoccupied rooms; avoid using ovens and dish washers; delay doing laundry (especially running the clothes dryer); and reduce hot water use.

More than 13,000 co-op members receive Beat the Peak™ messages. Thousands more hear peak alerts on local radio stations or read peak warning articles in local newspapers.

A peak alert doesn’t mean there is a power supply emergency. It is a reminder that high demand increases the cost of wholesale power and affects what DREMC must pay TVA.

If you are a DREMC member who’d like to sign up to receive peak warnings, go to www.dremc.com to register.


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced Thursday the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for October was 5.6 percent, one-tenth of one percentage point lower than the September revised rate of 5.7 percent. The U.S. preliminary rate for October was 5.0 percent, one-tenth of one percentage point lower than the prior month.

Over the past year, Tennessee's unemployment rate decreased from 6.6 percent to 5.6 percent while the national rate declined from 5.7 percent to 5.0 percent.

The number of unemployed persons is the lowest since December 2007.


NASHVILLE – A Clarksville man who was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top Ten Most Wanted list Wednesday afternoon is now in custody in Hardeman County.

Darcell Dominique Wright, who also goes by the name Robert Jackson, was taken into custody just before midnight the evening of November 18th.

Wright was wanted by the Clarksville Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for Attempted Criminal Homicide. On May 22nd, Wright allegedly brandished a handgun and fired multiple shots into an SUV occupied by an adult male and two minor children. The adult was struck in the chest, back, abdomen and buttocks. The two children were not harmed.


NASHVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Shelbyville Police Department has resulted in a Shelbyville man being arrested and charged in the shooting death of a Bedford County woman.

At the request of 17th District Attorney General Rob Carter, TBI Special Agents, working alongside detectives with the Shelbyville Police Department, began investigating the September 14th homicide of 45-year-old Angela Kibble. The victim was found deceased in her residence by a neighbor at 800 Belmont Avenue in Shelbyville. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that Angela Kibble’s cousin, Kavaris Kelso, was one of the individuals responsible for her shooting death.

Early Thursday morning, TBI Special Agents arrested and charged Kavaris Kelso, 28, with one count of Criminal Homicide. He was booked into the Bedford County Jail, where he is being held without bond.

Tennessee State Parks’ Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day

Eight State Parks will be offering Traditional Holiday Meal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –Tennessee State Parks are pleased to announce that all eight state park restaurants will be open Thursday, November 26 and serving their annual Thanksgiving Day feast.

Thanksgiving turkey and all the traditional trimmings, along with an assortment of desserts, will be available starting at 11 a.m. until closing. Selections and prices will vary depending on location, ranging from $13.50 to $16.95 (excluding drink and gratuity). Group reservations are recommended.

Henry Horton State Park                   (931) 364-8205

For more information on menu, pricing, reservations and hours, please visit http://tnstateparks.com/restaurants.


Offices to Close for the Thanksgiving Holiday 2015

1. The office of Town Hall in Cornersville will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will re-open on Monday, November 30th at the regular hour of 7:30 am.

2. The Marshall County Courthouse, Courthouse Annex, and Hardison Annex will all be closed Thursday, November 26th, and Friday, November 27th. All three county buildings will reopen Monday, November 30th at regular hours.

3. All City Offices will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2015 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The sanitation/recycle Thursday route will run on Friday and the Friday route will run on Saturday.

Consumer Affairs Urges Parents To Protect Children From Identity Fraud

Celebrate Universal Children’s Day on Nov. 20

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s Consumer Affairs Division encourages parents to celebrate Universal Children’s Day on Friday, Nov. 20 by learning to protect children from identity fraud.

While the Tennessee Privacy of School Records Laws, Tenn. Code Ann. § 10-7-504 (2015), generally protect the privacy of student records, parents should adopt some good habits in their everyday lives to help safeguard their children. For example:

• Don’t share your child’s Social Security number unless it is to a trusted party.

• Keep your child’s personal information (name, birth certificate, school paperwork) in a safe, secure location.

• Shred any outdated documents containing your child’s personal information before throwing them away.

• When asked for your child’s personal information, don’t be afraid to ask questions: “How will this information be used?”, “Who will have access?”, “How will it be kept safe?” and, “Can I opt out?”

• Look for possible warning signs of identity theft such as your child receiving credit card applications.

In addition to building these good identity-theft protection habits, Tenn. Code Ann. § 47-18-2111 gives parents or legal guardians the ability to enact a security freeze on persons under 16 years of age. Generally, when the freeze is in place, consumer reporting agencies (e.g. TransUnion, Equifax, Experian) cannot release that person’s credit report, or any other information derived from the report, regarding that person unless the security freeze is removed.

For more consumer tips, visit www.tn.gov/consumer.


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