The Marshall County Civil Service Board will be giving a civil service exam on Tuesday, March 28th on the second floor, Room 2204 of the Marshall County Courthouse Annex. The written test will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the interview portion will begin following the exam. The purpose of this test is to fill the position of Corrections Officer. The starting salary is $12.36 per hour but salary is negotiable with experience. Pick up an application from the Sheriff’s Department between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and return there prior to testing date and time. You must bring two forms of identification a TN driver’s Licenses and a U.S. Social Security Card before taking the test. Requirements include but are not limited to 18 years of age and must have earned a High School diploma or G.E.D. Benefits are included. Marshall County is an equal opportunity provider and employer that provides a smoke free, drug free workplace environment. For more information, contact Sheriff Billy Lamb at 931-359-6122.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be a conducting safety belt and sobriety roadside checkpoints during the week of March 24th in Marshall County.
The Safety Belt Checkpoint will be set up on Friday, March 24th on State Route 99 at the 7 mile marker at 10:00 p.m.
The Sobriety Roadside Checkpoint will be set up on Friday, March 24th on State Route 50 at the 2 mile marker at 7 p.m.
Recognizing the danger to unbelted vehicle occupants, Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while unbelted and take corrective actions for other violations observed.
Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 people every year in the U.S. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.
The THP recognizes that safety belt and sobriety roadside checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools of enforcing safety belt laws of Tennessee and that sobriety checkpoints are effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.
Tillis recognized by fellow House Republicans during Thursday’s session
(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Rick Tillis (R-Lewisburg) has officially passed his first bill in the Tennessee House of Representatives.
House Bill 85, which Tillis was asked to carry by the State Comptroller, reduces the size of government and also maintains accountability with state agencies. The bill will now travel to the desk of Governor Bill Haslam to be signed into law.
Representative Tillis was elected to the 110th General Assembly last November. House Speaker Beth Harwell also selected him to serve on the Committee to Report to the Governor earlier this year.
“I am excited to be a member of the 110th General Assembly and have enjoyed working with my Republican colleagues to enact laws that benefit our great state,” said Tillis. “It is an honor to have my first bill passed and an even greater honor to serve the people of Marshall, Franklin, Lincoln and Marion Counties.”
Representative Tillis is sponsoring one additional bill this legislative session. A Joint Resolution he recently carried that honors Eagle Scout Billy Lee Clanton was also signed by the governor.
Rick Tillis is a member of the House Business & Utilities Committee, as well as the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee and Subcommittee. Tillis lives in Lewisburg and represents House District 92, which includes Marshall County, as well as parts of Franklin, Lincoln and Marion Counties. He can be reached by email at: Rep.Rick.Tillis@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-4170.
WJJM has received confirmation from EMS Director Steve Calahan that the National Weather Service out of Nashville has confirmed a tornado did touch down and damage parts of Marshall County in the early hours of Friday, March 10th.
The National Weather Service Code Red Alert first sounded at 11:15 p.m. Thursday night to the residents in the Maury-Marshall County line. At 11:30 p.m. the Mooresville area of Marshall County had sustained straight line winds for 70 to 80 miles per hour.
The storm moved from there toward Lewisburg. In the Collins Hollow-Green Valley area of town the straight line wind peaked at 90 to 95 miles per hour.
As the storm moved across Marshall County toward the Belfast area, it continued to build strength. The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF Zero tornado with up to 80 mile per hour winds touched down in the Liberty Valley-Belfast area in the direction of Bedford County.
For complete details, you may contact the National Weather Service or the Marshall County Emergency Management office in Lewisburg.
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers warns consumers to be wary of out-of-state funeral directing establishments using websites that make it falsely appear as if the businesses are licensed to operate in Tennessee when the businesses do not have a Tennessee license.
“Tennessee law prohibits individuals from working as a funeral director without a license,” said Board Executive Director Robert Gribble. “Consumers can educate themselves and avoid being deceived by verifying the registration of the funeral establishments they wish to engage for services by searching Verify.tn.gov.”
The Board has received numerous complaints about an online business whose website gives numerous business names including “Heritage Cremation Provider,” “Heritage Cremation Provider, LLC,” “Legacy Funeral Services,” and “Legacy Funeral & Cremation Services”, operated by Anthony Joseph (A. J.) Damiano. The business primarily uses the following websites: Heritage Cremation Provider and Legacy Cremation Services.
Though these websites do not list the physical location of the business, they might lead a consumer to believe the company will provide services within the approximate location of any consumer who might be searching for funeral or cremation services. Additionally, the companies advertise utilizing the following toll-free numbers 1-800-972-2070 and 1-800-970-3050.
There are no known physical locations of employees/agents of these companies in Tennessee. None of these entities are licensed with Tennessee’s Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers.
Consumers are told that the company has a local affiliate and the contract will be transferred to a local funeral home to provide the services, according to complaints. The Board has also received complaints indicating that these companies and Damiano subsequently would not communicate with families to whom they contracted to provide services but later did not.
The Board has taken action on behalf of consumers. In 2014, the Board brought formal disciplinary charges against Legal Funeral Services (aka Legacy Funeral & Cremation Services) for its unlicensed activity and received a Final Order issuing a civil penalty in an amount of $8,000 and an order to Cease and Desist. Based on information received by Board staff, it appears that these businesses continue to offer such services despite the issuance of this order.
The Board cautions Tennessee consumers to make sure that any professional hired is appropriately licensed by requesting information regarding such licensure prior to entering into any agreement. The Board would encourage consumers to make sure that agreements are entered in writing and that they have carefully reviewed the terms of any contract.
Any complaints regarding companies and persons engaged in similar activity may be filed online at: https://www.tn.gov/commerce/topic/commerce-file-a-complaint.