Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced that the graduation rate for the 2018-2019 calendar year was 89.7 percent. Not only is that half a percentage point higher than the previous year, but it’s the highest graduation rate on record for Tennessee. That translates into an increase of 183 graduates statewide. [ Read More ]
A landmark regional opioid suit brought by six Tennessee District Attorney Generals, including Eighth Judicial District Attorney General Jared Effler, against major pharmaceutical manufacturers is back on tract. [ Read More ]
Governor Lee has issued a proclamation declaring September as College Savings Month in Tennessee. To celebrate, State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. and the TNStars College Savings 529 Program are giving away three $529 scholarships this month. [ Read More ]
O P D Officer Aaron Johnson initiated a traffic stop on a black Chevy on Highway 27, August 27th. After speaking to the driver, Donnie Sexton, resident of Phillips Flats Road, and a passenger in the vehicle, Sharon Godsey of Slaven Lane, Winfield, SGT Bond could see a syringe in the console of the vehicle. Sexton and Godsey were instructed to exit the car. A search of the vehicle resulted in the find of 4 syringes, found to have been used before the traffic stop. Godsey stated the syringes belonged to her. A drivers license check revealed the driver, Donnie Sexton, license had been revoked. OPD Officer SGT Brett Bond witnessed the evidence seized. Donnie Sexton was charged with alleged driving on a revoked license, Sharon Godsey was charged with alleged possession of drug paraphernalia times four. Both were transported to the Scott County Justice Center.