Audit: County Lacked Process to Prevent Overdraft

December 12, 2018

Nashville, TN (2018-12-12) The Audit Division of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury’s Office has reported that the lack of a vetting process between two county departments led to an overdraft on a fund for the Scott County School System.  It also found that the Clerk and Master failed to properly collateralize deposits that exceeded the limits of federal coverage. [ Read More ]

Tennesseans Lost Nearly $1M to Gift Card Scams in 2018

December 12, 2018

Nashville, TN (2018-12-11) For scammers, the season of holiday giving is the season of taking, and Tennesseans’ hard-earned money again tops scammers’ wish lists. Unfortunately, Tennessee consumers are falling for scammers’ ploys when it comes to gift card swindles in increasing numbers. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s Consumer Sentinel Network reports Tennesseans lost nearly $1 million – over $943,000 – through prepaid gift card scams in 2018, which is a 44 % increase compared to 2017 when scammers stole $653,709 from consumers. [ Read More ]

Fire Marshal Urges Caution with Christmas Trees

December 8, 2018

Nashville, TN (2018-12-08) Opinions may differ on when to start decorating for the holidays, but one thing is- certain: Practicing fire safety during the holidays can drastically reduce the likelihood of a home fire. To raise awareness of fire-safe behaviors this holiday season, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is asking Tennesseans to be cautious when it comes to selecting, decorating, and maintaining Christmas trees. [ Read More ]

Big South Fork NRRA GO BIG 2018 Challenge Celebration, December 8

December 6, 2018

Oneida, TN (2018-12-05) Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area has spent the past year engulfed in a year-long, park-wide event called GO BIG 2018 Challenge.  This interactive activity has encouraged visitors to complete challenges and answer questions all while exploring and experiencing destinations within the boundary of the park. [ Read More ]

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