Director: School Vouchers Likely Hot Topic in Upcoming Legislative Session

December 14, 2018

Huntsville, TN (2018-12-13) When the Tennessee General Assembly convenes next year, school vouchers are expected to be one of the hotbed issues debated in Nashville.  On Thursday, Scott County School Director Bill Hall encouraged members of the Scott County School Board to start advocating for public schools in advance of the upcoming session. [ Read More ]

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 ]

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