1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A SPECIAL CALL MEETING OF THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEWISBURG is to be held on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 4:00 PM at Lewisburg City Hall, 131 East Church Street.
The Marshall County Beer Board will meet on May 7, 2018 at 5:00 pm in room 2209 in the Courthouse Annex to review the following items.
1. Dollar General Store # 18969
2729 Nashville Hwy
Lewisburg, TN 37091
NASHVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Lincoln County man on a theft charge.
At the request of 17th District Attorney General Robert Carter, on March 6th, TBI Agents began investigating an allegation of theft of money from the Mulberry Volunteer Fire Department by someone who worked there. In January 2017, Louis Burns was working as a captain of that fire department. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that from January through June 2017, more than $4,700 in donated funds were stolen from the agency, and Burns was the individual responsible for the theft. Burns is no longer working at the fire department.
On Tuesday, the Lincoln County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Louis Lee Burns (DOB 4/08/1986) with one count of Theft over $1,000. Tonight, TBI Agents arrested Burns. He was booked into the Lincoln County Jail and released on his own recognizance.
2nd Time Charges for Former Tennessean
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – An Ohio woman is charged for the second time with doctor shopping for prescription drugs, using TennCare insurance benefits as payment.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Maury County Sheriff’s Office, announced the arrest of Lori Fiss, 47, of Hamilton County, Ohio. She is charged in Maury County with going to multiple providers in a short period of time in order to obtain prescriptions for the painkillers Hydrocodone, Oxycodone and Tramadol, using TennCare as payment. Fiss was being held in the Williamson County Jail on unrelated charges and was later transported to the Maury County Jail where she was served.
Fiss was first arrested in December 2017, after being on the run for eight months, when she was returned to Williamson County from Ohio to be charged with TennCare fraud. She was charged with five counts of TennCare doctor shopping, seven counts of prescription drug fraud and two counts of identity theft. Authorities say she used TennCare to doctor shop for Oxycodone and Hydrocodone.
District Attorney General Brent Cooper is prosecuting. TennCare fraud is now a Class D felony punishable by up to four years in prison.
The OIG, which is separate from TennCare, began full operation in February 2005 and has investigated cases leading to more than $3 million being repaid to TennCare, with a total estimated cost avoidance of more than $163.6 million for TennCare, according to latest figures. To date, 2,975 people have been charged with TennCare fraud.
Through the OIG Cash for Tips Program established by the Legislature, Tennesseans can get cash rewards for TennCare fraud tips that lead to convictions. Anyone can report suspected TennCare fraud by calling 1-800-433-3982, toll-free, from anywhere in Tennessee; or log on to www.tn.gov/tnoig/ and follow the prompts that read “Report TennCare Fraud.”
WJJM received a letter from Jim Bingham, the Mayor of Lewisburg, on Monday afternoon stating that he had received the resignation of Councilman Steve Thomas of the 1st Ward. Councilman Steve Thomas in his resignation letter stated he has accepted a job to serve Hillsboro Presbyterian Church in Nashville as their interim minister and will no longer be able to fulfill his position as councilman.
Steve has contributed to the City of Lewisburg in numerous ways and the City congratulates him on his new position in Nashville. Mayor Bingham acknowledged his contributions to the council and to the betterment of Lewisburg and its citizens. Mr. Thomas has served as a council representative on the Lewisburg Electric Board since 2011, as well as many steering committees for the City. His resignation will be effective on Monday, April 30th.