There’s a new deputy in town

Johnson County Sheriff Eddie Tester congratulates Evan Martin on his completion and graduation from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy. Martin is now working with JCSO. Submitted photo

Court Report

The following information reflects the actual filed documents or docket entries which are considered to be public record and contained in the official case files. The information provided herein includes the offense(s) with which an individual was charged/cited and the disposition(s) if the case has been concluded. No information is contained herein regarding charges/citations that have been expunged pursuant to state law. The information is subject to change at any time. It is important to note the Tennessee General Assembly has made it a criminal offense for information to be made public once it has been expunged pursuant to T.C.A. 40-32-101. Therefore, it is strongly suggested that you update any search before using the information for official purposes. In no event shall The Tomahawk be held liable for damage of any nature, direct or indirect, arising from the use of this information

Criminal Court
Johnson County,
Tennessee
The Honorable
Lisa N. Rice,
Presiding
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2018

Brandy Calloway
Pdl/Motions Probation Viol No Bond-Jail Pd
Judgment 8/20/15
15-Cr-70/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Tampering With Evidence
Wendy Glenita Campbell
Arraignment Probation Viol No Bond-Jail To Hire Atty
Judgment 8-25-17
17-Cr-21/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Intro Contraband

Austin Reed Church
Sentencing Hearing Cj Roberts
17-Cr-180/ Jcsd $20,000 Bond- Deed Of Trust
Ct-1/ Agg Assault
17-Cr-181/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Agg Burglary
Ct-2/ Theft Property $1000 Or Less

Lisa K Clawson
Petition To Delcare Hmo
18-Cr-163/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Hmo

Gary Joseph Cox
Petition To Declare Hmo
18-Cr-138/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Hmo

Mandy Jean Fletcher
Pdl/Motions $5,000 Bond-Jail Holly
16-Cr-137/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Forgery Over $1,000
Ct-2/ Theft $500 Or Less
17-Cr-97/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Failure To Appear

Darrin Eugene Gary Jr
Pdl/Motions $5,000 Bond Tn Bonding Fallin
18-Cr-107/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Poss Meth With Intent To Sell Or Deliver
Ct-2/ Poss Drug Para
Ct-3/ Dui
Ct-4/ Fin Resp

Tina Annete Glover
Pdl/Motions Probation
Viol 9-13-18 $3,000 Bond- Aaa Bonding Pd
Probation Viol 10-1-18 No Bond-Jail
14-Cr-32/ Jcsd Judgment 6-5-15
Ct-1/ Int. Process Manf Metg
Ct-2/ Prom Manf Meth
Ct-3/ Maintaining Dwelling

Robert Mains
Arraignment Probation Viol $3,000 Bond
Judgment 9/18/17
16-Cr-164/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Poss Sch Ii
Ct-2/ Dui

Christopher Wade Mullins Arraignment Probation
Viol No Bond-Jail Pd Judgment 5-11-17
17-Cr-7/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Intro Contraband

Billie Sue Shilling
Pdl/Motions $71,500 Deed Of Trust Stout
18-Cr-57/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Poss Meth With Intent To Sell Or Deliver
Ct-2/ Poss Sch Vi With Intent To Sell Or Deliver
Ct-3/ Poss Drug Para

Carroll Gene South
Status $10,000 Or Bond
15-Cr-108/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Sale Sch Ii With School Zone Enhancement
Ct-2/ Sale Sch Ii With School Zone Enhancement
Ct-3/ Maintaining A Dwelling
17-Cr-100/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Failure To Appear

Michael W Vickers
Pdl/Motions Probation Viol $3,000 Bond Roberts
Judgment 11/16/15
15-Cr-41/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Burglary
15-Cr-73/ Jcsd
Ct-1-27/ Burglary
15-Cr-75/ Jcsd
Ct-1-2/ Burglary
15-Cr-76/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Theft $500 Or Less
Ct-2/ Vandalism Under $500

Zachary Houston Winebarger Pdl/Motions $6,500 Bond Aaa Bonding Stout
18-Cr-60/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Felony Evading Arrest
Ct-2/ Reckless Driving

Criminal Court
Johnson County,
Tennessee
The Honorable
Lisa N. Rice,
Presiding
Friday, Jan. 4, 2018

Jessica Lynn Mahala Bench Trial $15,000 Bond-Deed Of Trust Hyder
17-Cr-176/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Agg Assault

Sheriff’s Report

12/21/2018

12/14/2018 Stephen J Arnold, K & R Rd, Assault As Domestic Violence
12/14/2018 Lisa K Clawson, Spear Branch Rd, Capias, Violation Of Probation
12/14/2018 Christopher A Davis, Mountain City, Driving Under The Inlfuence
12/14/2018 Rebecca D Hayworth, Morely Rd, Violation Of Probation
12/15/2018 Nicholas S Thompson, Gentry Creek Rd, Driving Under The Influence
12/16/2018 Paul N Gentry, Furnace Creek Rd, False Imprisonment
12/16/2018 Kerri C Heaton, Winters Ln, Criminal Trespassing
12/16/2018 Taylor D Jordan, Hamby Ln, Simple Possession Of Methamphetamine, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Violation Of Probation
12/16/2018 Derek L Swift, Reece Ave, Felony Possession Of Schedule Ii Drugs With Intent To Resale, Possession Of Legend Drugs
12/16/2018 Melanie D Wilson, Vilas Nc, Felony Possession Of Schedule Ii Drugs With Intent To Resale, Possession Of Legend Drugs
12/16/2018 Niklas L Winebarger, Lenoir Nc, Fugitive From Justice
12/17/2018 Dakota J Lawton, Mountain Site Dr, Driving Under The Influence
12/18/2018 Shea L Freeman, Daisy Dr, Violation Of Probation
12/18/2018 Rebecca M Humphrey, Rainbow Rd, Violation Of Probation
12/18/2018 Blaise M Samion, Roan Creek Rd, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Manufacture/Deliver/Sale/Possession Of Methamphetamine For Resale, Driving Unregistered Vehicle, Violation Of Light Law
12/19/2018 Joseph M Courtner, Mountain Site Dr, Aggravated Assault As Domestic Violence, Theft Of Property O/$1,000, Felony Possession Of A Firearm X 2, Possession Of A Firearm While In Commission Of A Dangerous Felony, Conspiracy To Manufacture Schedule Vi Drugs, Felony Possession Of Schedule Ii Drugs With Intent To Sale, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia
12/19/2018 Kerri C Heaton, Hwy 421 S, Violation Of Probation X 2
12/19/2018 Justin R Matherly, Imogene St, Violation Of Probation
12/19/2018 Christopher S Pennington, Elizabethton, Violation Of Probation
12/19/2018 Toby M Shiflett, Chestnut Dr, Vehicular Assault X 2, Improper/Unsafe Lane Change, Violation Of Open Container Law
12/20/2018 Crystal N Coffey, Eldridge Ln, Theft
12/20/2018 Alicia C Forrester, Furnance Creek Rd,Possession Of Counterfeit Money/Forgery, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Violation Of Probation, Possession Of Legend Drugs
12/20/2018 Wilbur F Frost, Maple Rd, Solicitation Of Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor
12/20/2018 Angela D Laws, Little Dry Run Rd, Aggravated Assault
12/20/2018 Joseph P Mains, Resisting Arrest, Felony Failure To Appear
12/20/2018 Michael W Matherly, Sink Valley Rd, Simple Possession Of Schedule Vi Drugs, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia
12/20/2018 Joshua R Morefield, Spear Branch Rd, Public Intoxication
12/20/2018 Robert S Stout, Chestnut Dr, Vehicular Assault, Evading Arrest While Operating A Motor Vehicle, Possession Of Schedule Iv Drugs, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Reckless Driving, Driving On Revoked Drivers License
12/20/2018 Timothy J Trivette, Elizabethton, Criminal Trespassing, Criminal Impersonation X 2, Possession Of Schedule Ii Drugs

12/28/2018

12/21/2018 Krasandra L Harper, Industrial Dr, Possession Of Marijuana, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia
12/21/2018 Allen R Main, Cretsinger Rd, Domestic Violence
12/21/2018 Katherine L Mccard, Hwy 421 S, Criminal Impersonation, Violation Of Probation
12/21/2018 Michael C Miller, Telford Tn, Violation Of Probation
12/21/2018 Michael R Rice, Fire Tower Rd, Evading Arrest While Operating A Motor Vehicle, Driving On Revoked Drivers License – 4Th Offense
12/21/2018 Zachary A Walton, Wilson Ln, Theft O/$1,000, Burglary, Filing A False Report
12/21/2018 Sandra J Worley, Hwy 421 N, Driving On Revoked Drivers License – 4Th Offense
12/22/2018 Timothy H Baird, Vilas Nc, Capias – Violation Of Probation
12/22/2018 Danny L Blankenship, Wv, Fraud
12/22/2018 Ruthie N Canter, Cluade Warren Rd, Assault As Domestic Violence
12/22/2018 Kenneth L Cornett, Acorn St, Attachment – Failure To Pay Child Support
12/22/2018 Jennifer L Phelan, Elizabethton, Public Intoxication
12/22/2018 Jospeph P Storie, Doe Creek Rd, Driving On Revoked Drivers License
12/22/2018 Courtney S Wilson, Clarence Stout Ln, Driving Under The Influence
12/22/2018 Terri C Yates, Vilas Nc, Public Intoxication
12/23/2018 Jerrod Boyd, Piercetown Rd, Possession Of Schedule Vi Drugs For Resale, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia
12/23/2018 Summer D Harmon, Locust Gap Rd, Driving Under The Influence, Violation Of Open Container Law, Driving On Suspended Drivers License
12/23/2018 Justin G Smith, Spear Branch Rd, Violation Of Probation
12/23/2018 Berdo H Vasyues, Hospital Hill Rd, No Drivers License
12/24/2018 Carl D Trivette, Carl Trivette Ln, Livestock Not Allowed At Large
12/25/2018 Donna L Bunting, Mcewen Rd, Violation Of Probation
12/25/2018 Jeffery W Norris, Rarinbow Rd, Violation Of Probation
12/25/2018 Georgia D Potter, Dry Hill Rd, Possession Of Schedule Vi Drugs With Intent To Sale, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia
12/26/2018 Kenneth L Bennett, Pleasant Valley Rd, Violation Of Probation
12/26/2018 Andrew J Gwinn, Pine Orchard Rd, Simple Possession
12/26/2018 Haley D Herd, Timothy Branch Rd, Violation Of Community Corrections
12/26/2018 Matthew V Pennington, Pine Orchard Rd, Violation Of Probation
12/27/2018 Barbara A Hall, Crackers Neck Rd, Theft Of A Motor Vehicle
12/27/2018 Charles M Ward, Sugar Grove Nc, Possession Of Schedule Ii Drugs

Judge hands down heavy sentence for child pornography offenses

Lucas Anthony Nichols sentenced to 262 months for child pornography offenses.

By Tamas Mondovics

Thanks to Project Safe Childhood (PSC), a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse another dangerous sexual predator will be off the streets for at least the next two decades.
Lucas Anthony Nichols, 40, of Knoxville, Tennessee, was sentenced by the Honorable Thomas A. Varlan, Chief U.S. District Judge, to serve 262 months (21.8 years) in federal prison for receiving and possessing child pornography. PSC was launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.
According to state officials following his release from prison, Nichols will continue to be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office for another ten years and will be required to register with the sex offender registry in any state in which he resides, works, or attends school.
Nichols pleaded guilty to federal charges in April, stemming from an undercover investigation into the storage of child pornography over the Internet.
Law enforcement officials emphasized that search warrants were issued for Nichols’ online storage account and his residence, which revealed that Nichols had saved thousands of images and videos of child pornography on his online storage account, including sadistic depictions of the sexual abuse of young children.
While the investigation was conducted by the Knoxville Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, U.S. Department of Homeland Security-Homeland Security Investigations, and U.S. Postal Inspection Service and assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Morris represented the United States in court proceedings, the crime and its effects sadly reach into every corner of the country and the planet.
“The receipt and collection of child pornography is a
serious crime that perpetuates the victimization of
children and fuels the
demand for the production of more child pornography,” said J. Douglas Overbey, U.S. Attorney for the
Eastern District of Tennessee. “Our office commends the collaborative law enforcement efforts taken to bring this defendant to justice,” added U.S. Attorney Overbey.
Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, PSC marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.
For more information about PSC, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

Jo. Co. FSA county committee election results

Johnson County U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that Pat Conville was elected to represent his local administrative area (LAA-2) during the recent county committee election.

Melvel Wagner will serve as the first alternate.
Donald Garland will serve as second alternate.

“County Committee members are a critical component of the day-to-day operations of FSA,” said Jo Ann Reece, county executive director. “They help deliver programs at the county level and work to serve the needs of local producers. All recently elected county committee members will take office in January 2019.

Every FSA office is served by a county committee made up of local farmers who are elected by local producers. Nearly 7,800 FSA county committee members serve FSA offices nationwide. Each committee has three to 11 elected members who serve three-year terms of office.
County committee members impact the administration of FSA within a community by applying their knowledge and judgment to help FSA make important decisions on its commodity support programs, conservation programs, indemnity and disaster programs, emergency programs and eligibility.

County committee members impact producers through their decision making and help shape the culture of a local FSA office. They also ensure the fair and equitable administration of FSA farm programs in their counties and are accountable to the Secretary of Agriculture. Members conduct hearings and reviews as requested by the state committee, ensure underserved farmers, ranchers and foresters are fairly represented, make recommendations to the state committee on existing programs, monitor changes in farm programs and inform farmers of the purpose and provisions of FSA programs. They also assist with outreach and inform underserved producers such as beginning farmers, ranchers and foresters, about FSA opportunities.

Community Calendar 12-26-18

For your information

Safe Haven available to victims of abuse
Johnson County Safe Haven, Inc. offers services for victims of domestic violence. We provide a 24- hour crisis line (423-727-1914) and a public office (423-727-0202) located at 311 South Church Street in Mountain City. If you are a victim of domestic violence, we can help.

New 60+ Transportation Program
MY RIDE Johnson County is a new program being implemented through Johnson County Senior Center. This program will provide rides within Johnson County to citizens 60 plus. Ride could be to doctor appointment, grocery store, pharmacy, beauty shop, etc. Membership applications for volunteer drivers and for riders are available at Johnson County Senior Center. For further information call 727-8883.

Free senior stretching class
A free senior stretching class is open to all adults who want to improve their flexibility and balance. The class meets in the fellowship hall at First Christian Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Please call Phil Walter with any questions at 727-6130.

Charity Quilt Applications
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will be accepting applications from Johnson County non-profits and charitable organizations for the 2019 Charity Quilt. Every year the guild completes a bed size quilt to be donated to a local qualifying organization for their use as a fund raising tool. Application forms may be obtained on our website https://www.tnsunrisequilters.com-charity-quilt-application. Applications will be accepted on or before 15 Dec 2018. For further information please contact Shirli Pollard at shirli.pollard@gmail.com or 423-768-0331.

Senior Center Arthritis Class
The Johnson County Senior Center is the place to be for fun exercise. Sarah Ransom, UT Extension Agent, teaches Arthritis Class every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am at the senior center. There is no fee for the class it’s offered FREE! You will have fun exercising and make new friends as well. Come and see for yourself. It’s always a great day at the Johnson County Senior Center.

Medicare Enrollment- Oct.-Dec.
Medicare’s Part D Annual Enrollment Period is October 15 – December 7. This is the period each year when Medicare beneficiaries can join, switch or drop their Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage coverage.Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans change their coverage and costs each year, so it is important to review your plan and compare it to others on the market every fall. This year, the Johnson County Senior Center is partnering with the Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program (TN SHIP) and ETSU’s College of Public Health to provide free and objective assistance in comparing Part D and Medicare Advantage plans. Trained Medicare counselors will be on hand on October 18 from 9am-12pm to assist Medicare beneficiaries and their families in comparing Part D or Medicare Advantage plans for 2019. For more information and to set up an appointment please call (423) 727-8883.

Earn Your Diploma
Adult Education (GED) Classes have started. Call (423) 460-3330 or drop by the all-new Johnson County/Mountain City Adult Education Classrooms TODAY- located at 370 Cold Springs Road, at the Department of Human Services Building- side entrance. We have Day and Night Classes to accommodate our working adults! Some students are able to earn their diplomas’ in less than a month! Classes are FREE and HiSet (GED) Testing is FREE! So call (423) 460-3330 or Drop by, and take that first step towards changing your life TODAY!

RAISING FUNDS AND OTHER THINGS

Senior Center Rescue DOG Donations
The Johnson County Senior Center will be collecting donations for the Rescue DOG End of Life Sanctuary. The sanctuary welcomes all donations such as food, warm clothing and treats for the animals. Donations can be sent to End of Life Sanctuary, Care of Melissa Gentry at 254 South Shady Street in Mountain City. Gentry can be reached at 423-956-2564. Find out more at the Johnson County Senior Center at 128 College Street in Mountain City, TN.

Trade Turkey Shoot – Jan. 5
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, January 5 at 1 PM at the Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee. Competition will be open to anyone shooting 12, 16, 20, and 410 gauges. Stock arms only. No modified chokes allowed. Multiple cash awards will be offered to winners. Refreshments are available. Proceeds go to maintain the Mill and Trade Community Center grounds and other community projects. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.

MEETINGS, ETC.

Alcoholics Anonymous meeting
There is an A.A. Meeting held every Monday and Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. at the JC/MC Community Center in Mountain City. For more information call Chuck at 423-957-0171.

Legion Post 61 Jan. Meeting Cancellation
Due to the probability of inclement weather, American Legion Post 61 andd Auxiliary will not meet in January. Our next meeting is scheduled for February 8 at 6 PM. For more information, call 423-727-5935 or 423-727-6372.

Worley Hall VFW Meeting- Jan. 5
VFW Members and Auxiliary will meet Saturday, January 5 at the VFW Building at 179 Depot Street. Members start gathering in around 5:30 PM and a carry-in meal is served at 6 PM with the regular monthly meeting following. Any eligible veteran of Foreign Wars or Active Duty Military is invited to attend. VFW 6908 is a smoke free and alcohol free Post. For information, call James D. Payne, Commander 727-7362.

Mtn. City Board Meeting- Jan. 8
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen regular meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. The public is welcome to attend. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.

Rock Christian Academy Informational Meeting- Jan. 8
The Rock Christian Academy Board of Directors is inviting anyone interested in an educational homeschool co-op to meet at the Mountain City Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 6:00PM. Co-ops are often staffed by volunteer parents or content experts who join together to tutor certain subjects or plan extracurricular activities such as theatre programs or field trips. We will have soup and sandwiches for supper as well as child care provided. All interested are welcome to join us.

Quilt Guild Meeting- Jan. 19
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., Jan 19th at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church. Anyone interested in quilting and sewing is welcome to attend – beginners and experts alike. This will be the Quilt Guilds 2019 business meeting, the budget and the upcoming 2019 program will be discussed. Annual dues will be collected. Check out our our website www.tnsunrisequilters.com to see what we are doing.

THINGS TO DO

Johnson County Farmers Market Season
The Johnson County Farmers Market is on a break for the Holidays, but will return to their Winter home at the Johnson County Welcome Center on Saturday, January 5 at 9am with all your favorite vendors and goodies.

Johnson County Arts Center
Johnson County Center for the Arts is your destination for locally made art and fine craft from the East Tennessee Mountains. You can sign up for scheduled classes or use the materials in our Maker Space anytime. Volunteers are always ready to help get you started. We serve coffee and pastries.“ART is for ​Everyone!” Upcoming events include Jean Ann Savery’s eight week pottery courses (seperate classes for elementary through middle school students and high school through adult students), a charcoal class series (Cristy Dunn), and a landscape painting class series with Cristy Dunn. See the art center ad at the bottom of this page for more details.

Heritage Hall News- Dec. – Jan.
Heritage Hall is grateful to the community of patrons, sponsors, and supporters who have helped us to provide affordable, world-class entertainment to Johnson County and the surrounding area for over thirteen years. 2018’s season was delightfully successful as we entertained guests coming out to see the likes of John McCutcheon, the Barter plays, the Krugers, Riders in the Sky, the Malpass Brothers, Kody, and more, along with a free concert in the Park with Phantom provided by Heritage Hall.

Next years lineup is also just as exciting as we plan to offer two tribute shows, one featuring the work of Johnny Cash and the other the Eagles, along with area favs like Doyle Lawson & Quick Silver, Kody Norris, Wayne Henderson, and Clay Bank, story teller Bill Lepp, Floyd Cramer’s grandson Jason Coleman, Barter Player’s Frosty and more. Heritage Hall traditionally goes black for maintenance and repairs from mid-December until the next season’s premier with the Barter Players’ rendition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer on February 21, 2019. If you are in need of gift certificates, season passes, or information, please call 423 727 7444 and leave a message. The Box Office will be closed until mid-February, but a staff member will return your call within 48 hours. For more information regarding our theatre, etc., please check heritagehalltheatre.org.

 

911 Report

Out of Service 0
Need Investigator 1
Checking Vehicle 173
4 Wheeler-ATV 1
Abandoned-Found Person 1
Alarms 13
Alarm Panic / Hold Up 0
Alarms_False 0
Alarms_Actual Break In 0
Animal – Deer 0
Animal – Dog 6
Animal – Other 0
Animal- related
Assaults 5
BOLO 0
Break Ins in Process 0
Break Ins not in Process 0
Child Abuse 1
Disorderly House 0
Disorderly Person 2
Disturbing the Peace 4
Domestic- Physical 1
Domestic- Verbal 3
Domestic Violence
Drag Racing 0
Drive Off 0
Driving With No License 0
Drugs Present (possible) 2
Drunk Driver (possible) 2
Elderly 0
Exposure of Person 0
Extra Patrol Requested 1
False Call 0
Fight 2
Fire- Alarm 6
Fire- Brush 0
Fire- Other 1
Fire- Structure 1
Fire- Vehicle 1
Fire Calls 0
Flooding/High Water 0
Funeral Escort 5
Gas Drive Off 0
Harassment 2
Hazard 4
Hazmat Incident 0
Hit & Run 0
Kidnapping 0
Illegal Dumping 0
Larceny 6
Law – Other 27
Mental Transport 0
Missing Adult 0
Missing Child 0
Missing Person 0
Motorist Assist 1
Open 911 Line 2
Pager Test 0
Prowler 3
Psychiatric 0
Public Drunk 0
Rape 0
Reckless Driver 6
Riot 0
Rock Slide 0
Runaway Child 0
School Traffic 0
Shooting 0
Shoplifting 0
Smoke Investigation 0
Speak to an Officer 33
Stolen Vehicle 2
Suicide or Attempted 0
Suspicious Person 10
Suspicious Vehicle 4
Theft 0
Threats 0
Trespassing 2
Unruly Juv 0
Unwanted Guest 1
Vandalism 5
Violation of Order of Protection 1
Water Leak / Break 2
Welfare Checks 9
Wreck with animal 6
Wreck with out injury 14
Wreck with injury 2
Totals 374

Report submitted by
Director Jerry S Jordan.

November 2018, County Law Enforcement Incidents

Out of Service 0
Need Investigator 3
Dead Animal 0
DOA 1
Checking Vehicle 101
Alarms 38
Alarms_False 0
Alarm Panic/Hold Up 0
Alarms_Actual Break In 0
Animal – Deer 3
Animal – Dog 11
Animal – Other 9
Animal related
Armed Robbery 0
Assault 1
ATV- 4 Wheeler 0
BOLO (Be on look out) 5
Bomb Threat 0
Break Ins In Progress 3
Break Ins Not In Progress 11
Child Abuse 0
Cutting or Stabbing 0
Disorderly House 0
Disorderly Person 1
Disturbing the Peace 7
Domestic- Physical 5
Domestic- Verbal 11
Domestic Violence
Drag Racing 0
Drive Off 0
Driving No Licence 0
Drugs Present (possible) 1
Drunk Driver (possible) 2
Elderly 0
Explosion 0
Exposure of Person 0
Extra Patrol Requested 7
False Call 0
Fight 3
Fire Vehicle 2
Fire Alarm 7
Fire Brush 1
Fire Other 1
Fire Structure 4
Fire Calls 0
Flooding / High Water 0
Funeral Escort 2
Harassment 3
Hazard 11
Hazmat Incident 0
Hit & Run 0
Identity-Theft 1
Illegal Dumping 1
Kidnapping 0
Larceny 1
Larceny Theft 27
Law – Other 41
Mental Transport 2
Missing Adult 0
Missing Child 0
Missing Person 0
Motorist Assist 5
Open 911 Line 3
Pager Test 0
Prowler 13
Psychiatric 0
Public Drunk 0
Rape 0
Reckless Driver 19
Rock Slide 1
Runaway Child 0
School Traffic 0
Shooting 0
Shoplifting 0
Smoke Investigation 1
Speak to an Officer 35
Stolen Vehicle 3
Strong Arm Robbery 0
Suicide or Attempted 0
Suspicious Person 8
Suspicious Vehicle 11
Theft 0
Threats 8
Trespassing 9
Unruly Juv 2
Unwanted Guest 2
Vandalism 9
Violation of Order of Protection 1
Water Leak / Break 12
Welfare Checks 26
Wreck with animal 17
Wreck without injury 22
Wreck with injury 10
Totals 544

Report submitted by
Director Jerry S Jordan

 

November 2018, Medical Incidents

Earache 0
Toothache 0
Abdominal 4
Allergies 0
Animal Bite 0
Assault 1
Back Pain 2
Breathing Problems 20
Burns 0
Carbom 0
Cardiac 1
Chest Pain 16
Choke 0
Convulsions / Seizures 7
Diabetic Problems 2
Drowning 0
Electrocution 0
Eye Problems 0
Falls Under 6 Feet 27
Falls Over 6 Feet (Traumatic) 1
Headache 3
Heart 1
Heat 0
Hemorrhage / Lacerations 5
Overdose 2
Pregnancy 0
Psychiatric 1
Sick Person 46
Stab or Gun Shot 0
Stroke (CVA) 3
Traffic 0
Trauma 0
Unconscious / Fainting 8
Unknown 9
Transfers 44
Med Related 1
Discharged 32
Dialysis 20
Doctor Aptm 3
Medical Alarms 0
MDOA 3
Totals 262

City 911 Calls-Hung Up 3
County 911 Calls-Hung Up 7
Voids-Zone 798 51
Unk’s-Zone 799 32

Incidents Recieved By Fire Dist
Trade 45
Shady Valley / 23
/ Sutherland 0
1st Dist / Laurel Bloomery 85
2nd Dist. 200
City 494
Neva 112
Dry Run 35
Butler 45
Doe Valley 120
Totals 1159

Report submitted by
Director Jerry S Jordan

Court Report 12/19/2018

Court report

The following information reflects the actual filed documents or docket entries which are considered to be public record and contained in the official case files. The information provided herein includes the offense(s) with which an individual was charged/cited and the disposition(s) if the case has been concluded. No information is contained herein regarding charges/citations that have been expunged pursuant to state law. The information is subject to change at any time. It is important to note the Tennessee General Assembly has made it a criminal offense for information to be made public once it has been expunged pursuant to T.C.A. 40-32-101. Therefore, it is strongly suggested that you update any search before using the information for official purposes. In no event shall The Tomahawk be held liable for damage of any nature, direct or indirect, arising from the use of this information

General Sessions Court Johnson County,
Tennessee
The Honorable
William B. Hawkins,
Presiding
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018

Stephen James Arnold
Gs-18-Cr-943/Domestic Assault/Ptl Z Reece

Christopher Isaac Blair Preliminary Hearing Fallin
Gs-18-Cr-637/Dep R Mink
Ct-1/Underage Consumption
Ct-2/Public Intoxication
Ct-3/Poss Drug Para

Amanda Rose Caley
Req Order To Release Personal Property From Mcpd
Gs-18-Cr-737/Agg Criminal Trespassing/Sgt M Mullins

Elizabeth A Carr
Hearing/Stnaw Landstreet
Gs-18-Cr-506/Dep C Lipford
Ct-1/Dui 1St
Ct-2/Vicl

Lisa K Clawson
Gs-18-Tr-518/Cpl J Peters
Ct-1/Light Law
Ct-2/Financial Responsibility
Ct-3/Altering License Plate
Gs-18-Cr-733/Vop/Cci

John W Clemmons Jr
Preliminary Hearing Smith
Gs-18-Cr-685/Dep R Mink
Ct-1/Poss Sch Ii For Resale
Ct-2/Poss Sch Iii For Resale
Ct-3/Poss Drug Para

Christopher Charles Corum
Gs-18-Tr-562/Speeding/Thp C Dunn

Kaylie Dixon
Gs-18-Tr-551/Speeding/Thp C Dunn

Robyn Michelle Dobyne
To Have Dl/For Plea Pro Se
Gs-18-Cr-585/Dep C Lipford
Ct-1/Dosl 1St
Ct-2/Failure To Yield
Ct-3/Expired Registration
Ct-4/Financial Responsibility

Nola Gay Dugger
Tox Result Pd
Gs-18-Cr-364/Vop/Cci Viol Date 10-18-18
Gs-18-Cr-693/Sgt J Norman Viol Date 9-17-18
Ct-1/Dui 2Nd
Ct-2/Poss Legend Drugs
Ct-3/Poss Drug Para
Ct-4/False Report
Ct-5/Dorl

Curtis Jonathan Dewayne Ferguson
To Have Dl Pro Se
Gs-18-Cr-452/No Drivers License/Sgt J Norman
Gs-18-Tr-453/Registration Law/Sgt J Norman

Mark Evans Flahart
Status Fallin
Gs-18-Cr-906/Fugitive From Justice/Inv B Sutherland

Amanda Brooke Garland
Gs-18-Tr-564/Speeding/Thp C Dunn

Chester Clyde Graybeal Jr
Gs-18-Cr-937/Dep C Lipford
Ct-1/Dui 1St
Ct-2/Vicl
Ct-3/Open Container
Ct-4/Poss Handgun W/Intoxicated

Rebecca D Hayworth
Gs-18-Cr-583/584/Vop/Cci

Kerri Carlton Heaton
Gs-18-Cr-938/Criminal Trespassing/Ptl J Johnson

Deangelo D Holt
Agreed Order Pro Se
Gs-18-Cr-430/Domestic Assault/Ptl C Brown

Brittany Nicole Howard
Gs-18-Cr-909/Poss Drug Para/Sgt J Norman

Rebekah Maude Humphrey
Status 1.30Pm Stout
*Def Is Still In Freeman Recovery-Discharge Date 1/3/19*
Gs-18-Cr-694/Theft Under $1000/Ptl C Hatley
Gs-18-Cr-672/Poss Drug Para/Dep B Sexton

David Ray Jewell
Gs-18-Tr-554/Speeding/Thp C Dunn

Mitchell Stephen Johnson
To Have Atty
Gs-18-Cr-851/Twra C Marshall
Ct-1/Illegal Poss Of Bear
Ct-2/Illegal Trapping Of Bear
Ct-3/Hunting Bear In Closed Season

Travis Matthew Johnson
Tox Result Pd
Gs-18-Cr-591/Poss Drug Para/Sgt J Norman Viol Date 8-17-18
Gs-18-Cr-665/Dui 1St/Sgt M Mullins Viol Date 9-6-18

Autumn R Jordan
Tbi Cert & Div Viol Date 7-18-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-530/Dep C Lipford
Ct-1/Simple Poss Sch Ii
Ct-2/Poss Drug Para

Taylor Dawn Jordan
Gs-18-Cr-493/Vop/Cci
Gs-18-Cr-946/Dep R Norris
Ct-1/Poss Drug Para
Ct-2/Simple Poss Sch Ii

Aariona Reena Kelley
Gs-18-Tr-594/Dep C Lipford
Ct-1/Expired Reg
Ct-2/Financial Responsibility

Michael Dwayne Laws
Smith
Gs-18-Cr-654/Assault/Tyler Stanley
Gs-18-Cr-933/Lt M Cress
Ct-1/Agg Assault
Ct-2/Esp Agg Kidnapping

Dakota Jean Lawton
Gs-18-Cr-945/Dui 1St/Dep A Worley

Scott Lewis Lowe
Gs-18-Tr-572/Seatbelt 2Nd/Thp C Dunn

Jason Lee May
To Have Dl Pro Se
Gs-16-Cr-901/Vop/Cci
Gs-18-Tr-148/Financial Responsibility
Gs-18-Cr-188/Dorl/Inv B Sutherland

Mary S Mckinnis
Gs-18-Cr-942/Public Intoxication/Ptl J Johnson

Ashley M Miller
Status Viol Date 11-6-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-857/Domestic Assault/Dep J Ferguson

Regina Gail Mullins
Gs-18-Cr-642/Dep A Worley
Ct-1/Dui 1St
Ct-2/Leaving Scene Of Acc

Sonya D Osborne
Preliminary Hearing
Roberts
Gs-18-Cr-683/Dep R Mink
Ct-1/Poss Sch Ii For Resale
Ct-2/Poss Sch Iii For Resale
Ct-3/Poss Drug Para

Jake Harrison Potter
Gs-18-Tr-581/Dep R Mink
Ct-1/Light Law
Ct-2/Registration Violation

Randall Milton Ratliff
Gs-18-Tr-555/Seatbelt 1St/Thp C Dunn

Weston Tyler Roberts
Tbi Cert & Jud Div Pro Se
Gs-17-Cr-659/Ptl T Brown
Ct-1/Felony Evading
Ct-2/Street Racing
Ct-3/Reckless Driving
Ct-4/Driving Left Of Center
Ct-5/Reckless Endangerment

Christian C Rodriquez
Interpreter To Be Here
Gs-18-Cr-804/Dorl 1St/Dep B Sexton

Shawna Rogers
Gs-18-Cr-936/Dogs At Large/Robert Chappell

Ricky Ray Shelton
To Have Atty
Gs-18-Cr-807/Inv B Sutherland
Ct-1/Evading By Mv
Ct-2/Reckless Driving

Nevin Wayne Snyder
Gs-18-Cr-797/Dosl 1St/Ptl Z Reece

Richard Brent Snyder
Gs-18-Tr-563/Thp B Proffitt
Ct-1/Financial Responsibility
Ct-1/Failure To Stop At Stop Sign

Tiffany Renee Stanton
Curtis
Gs-18-Cr-934/Lt M Cress
Ct-1/Agg Assault
Ct-2/Esp Agg Kidnapping

Jarrett S Stephens
Preliminary Hearing Fallin
Gs-18-Cr-641/Underage Driving While Impaired/Dep R Mink

Jamie Dunn Stout
Tracking Criminal Case Fallin
Gs-17-Cr-16/Vop/Cci

Robert Franklin Stout
Agreed Order
Gs-18-Cr-380/Domestic Assault/Dep A Worley

Teddy Allen Street
Gs-16-Cr-752/Vop/Cci

Derek Lynn Swift
Gs-18-Cr-939/Ptl J Johnson
Ct-1/Poss Sch Ii For Resale
Ct-2/Poss Legend Drugs

Charles R Thompson
Gs-18-Tr-545/Financial Responsibility/Sgt J Norman

Tonya D Townsend
Hearing/Stnaw Viol Date 11-6-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-849/Vandalism As Domestic/Dep J Ferguson

William T Vaughan
Canter
Gs-18-Cr-856/Domestic Assault/Dep J Ferguson

Bryan L Voss
Hearing/Stnaw Viol Date 8-19-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-675/Vandalism/Nancy Mills

Rondal West
To Have Atty
Gs-18-Cr-652/Poss Sch Vi/Dep B Sexton

James Daniel Wallace
Gs-18-Cr-658/Agg Assault W/Firearm/Dep J Ferguson Viol Date 9-6-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-935/Lt M Cress
Ct-1/Agg Assault
Ct-2/Esp Agg Kidnapping Canter

Samuel Bryan Welch Jr
Gs-16-Cr-1004/Vop/Cci
Gs-18-Cr-944/Lt M Mullins
Ct-1/Evading Arrest By Foot
Ct-2/Resisting Arrest

Melanie Dawn Wilson
Gs-18-Cr-940/Ptl J Johnson
Ct-1/Poss Sch Ii For Resale
Ct-2/Poss Legend Drugs

Niklas L Winebarger
Gs-18-Cr-947/Fugitive From Justice/Dep A Worley

Daniel Ray Winters
To Have Dl Viol Date 5-31-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-395/Dorl 2Nd/Lt C Worley

Criminal Court
Johnson County,
Tennessee
The Honorable
Stacy L. Street,
Presiding
Friday, Dec. 21, 2018

Robert Joseph Blankenship
Pdl/Motions Probation Viol No Bond-Jail Pd
Judgment 3/24/16
15-Cr-11/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Initiation Of Process Manf Meth
Ct-2/ Promotiong Manf Meth

Peggy Fritts Blevins
Payment Compliance Probation Violation Summons
Judgment 8/12/11
5672/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Dui 2Nd
Ct-2/ Dorl
5729/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Dui 2Nd
Ct-2/ Dorl

Christopher Doucette
Pdl/Motions Probation Viol $5,000 Bond Tn Bonding Tipton Judgment 12-8-06
4953/ Failure To Appear
4880/Theft Over $500

Richard David Hall Jr
Pdl/Motions Probation Viol No Bond-Jail Fallin
Judgment 3/2/18
16-Cr-168/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Poss Sch Ii Resale
Ct-4/ Manf Sch Vi

Tommy Hartley
Pdl/Motions Probation Viol 7-27-17 Fallin Probation Viol 10-11-17 $3,000 Bond Aaa Bonding
Probation Viol 1-3-18- No Bond
Probation Viol 5-10-18
Probation Viol 9-6-18
Judgment 2/16/16
15-Cr-160/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Failure To Appear
New Charge
18-Cr-6/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Failure To Appear

Betsy Lynn Henson
Payment Compliance Probation Viol Summons Filed 10-28-16
Judgment 10/30/14
13-Cr-210/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Simple Poss Sch Vi
Ct-2/ Poss Drug Para

Mary Holloway
Payment Status Viol Probation – $1000 O.R Bond
6072 / Reckless Endangerment
6093 / Failure To Appear

Jeremy Keith Mccracken
Arraignment $5,000 Bond Tn Bonding To Have Atty
18-Cr-140/ Tdoc
Ct-1/ Offical Misconduct
Ct-2/ Introduction Of Contraband

Crystal Gail Pope
Pdl/Motions $5,000 Tn Bonding Fallin
18-Cr-92/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Poss Meth With Intent To Sell Or Deliver

Tabitha Ashley Price
Payment Compliance Probation Viol Summons
Judgment 12/20/11
Cc-2013-Cr-171 / Jcsd
Ct-1/ Att Theft Over $500

Janie Danielle Sisk
Pdl/Motions $5,000 Bond-Tn Bonding Fallin
18-Cr-88/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Poss Meth With Intent To Sell Or Deliver
Ct-2/ Poss Drug Para

Timothy Harold Stanton
Payment Compliance Probation Violation Summons Judgment 2/5/05
4219/Jcsd
Ct-1/ Attempted Manu. Sch I
Ct-2/ Poss. Sch Ii Resale
4346/ Jcsd
Ct-1-3/ Attempted Child Abuse & Neglect X3 Paid In Full
4366/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Manu. Sch Ii

Scottie Paul Tester
Pdl/Motions $4,000 Tn Bonding Wright
18-Cr-84/ Mcpd
Ct-1/ Poss Sch Vi With Intent To Sell Or Deliver
Ct-2/ Simple Poss Sch Ii
Ct-3/ Poss Drug Para

Fredrick Carmen Ward
Pdl/Motions Summons Only Pd
18-Cr-144/ Jcsd
Ct-1-2/ Agg Assault
Ct- 3-6/ Child Endangerment

Tommy Len Ward, Jr.
Payment Compliance Probation Violation Summons
Judgment 5/11/15
Cc-2014-Cr-134/
Ct-1/ Agg. Burglary
Ct-2/ Theft Over $1000
Ct-3/ Vandalism Over $500

Johnson County Commodity food distribution December date

December 14, 2018

(Mountain City, TN) the Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency will begin a Commodity Distribution December 18, 2018 at the National Guard Armory 1923 S. Shady Street. Items will be distributed on a first come first served basis to income eligible households until all commodities are gone. All recipients must be residents of Tennessee. This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

Each recipient must now have a purple colored commodity ID card in order to pick up their commodities. An ID card is obtained by completing an application at the Neighborhood Service Center. We strongly encourage each recipient to complete the application prior to December 13, this will be helpful in reducing wait time. However, staff will be available on site during the Distribution to assist in acquiring a commodity card. If someone is picking up your commodities, they must have your ID card and be authorized on your application; limits to pickup are five (5) orders.

The distribution will begin at 12:00 pm. and will end at 2:30 pm. or earlier if food is no longer available. Also, volunteers may be available to help elderly and disabled persons carry their commodities.

Misrepresentation of need, or sale or exchange of USDA commodities is prohibited and could result in a fine, imprisonment, or both. USDA’s Emergency Food Assistance Program is available to all eligible recipients regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency

Head quartered in Kingsport at the VO Dobbins Complex, UETHDA has been providing the tools, education, and support for a better life for over 50 years. The agency is one of thousands of Community Action Agencies in the United States operated by the National Community Action Partnership. UETHDA serves eight counties in northeast Tennessee: Carter, Greene, Hawkins, Hancock, Johnson, Sullivan, Washington and Unicoi. UETHDA has a variety of programs from emergency assistance to more long terms paths for self-sufficiency, including national programs such as Head Start, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and more. UETHDA operates nine neighborhood service centers in those eight counties.

To learn more visit www.uethda.org

 

Community Calendar

FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

Safe Haven available to victims of abuse
Johnson County Safe Haven, Inc. offers services for victims of domestic violence. We provide a 24- hour crisis line (423-727-1914) and a public office (423-727-0202) located at 311 South Church Street in Mountain City. If you are a victim of domestic violence, we can help.

New 60+ Transportation Program
MY RIDE Johnson County is a new program being implemented through Johnson County Senior Center. This program will provide rides within Johnson County to citizens 60 plus. Ride could be to doctor appointment, grocery store, pharmacy, beauty shop, etc. Membership applications for volunteer drivers and for riders are available at Johnson County Senior Center. For further information call 727-8883.

Charity Quilt Applications
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will be accepting applications from Johnson County non-profits and charitable organizations for the 2019 Charity Quilt. Every year the guild completes a bed size quilt to be donated to a local qualifying organization for their use as a fund raising tool. Application forms may be obtained on our website https://www.tnsunrisequilters.com-charity-quilt-application. Applications will be accepted on or before 15 Dec 2018. For further information please contact Shirli Pollard at shirli.pollard@gmail.com or 423-768-0331.

Town Holiday Schedule
The Town of Mountain City offices will adhere to the following schedule for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
Friday, December 21, 2018-City Wide Garbage Pickup
Monday, December 24, 2018-Closed, No Garbage Pickup
Tuesday, December 25, 2018-Closed, No Garbage Pickup
Wednesday, December 26, 2018-Closed, No Garbage Pickup
Thursday, December 27, 2018-City Wide Garbage Pickup
Tuesday, January 1, 2019-Closed, No Garbage Pickup
In the event of a water/sewer emergency, please call 727-5200. The Town would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

Letters to Santa- Nov. 28- Dec.17
The Tomahawk will be collecting Letters to Santa for our Christmas edition. Let Santa’s little helpers give Santa another chance to see your list! To submit letters or find out more, contact Meg Dickens at mdickens@thetomahawk.com.

Santa’s Mailbox- Nov. 21- Dec. 19
Calling all kids! Santa’s Red Letter Box will be back out in front of the court house starting Wednesday, November 21. Letters mailed to Santa in this mailbox will be delivered directly to the North Pole and will NOT need postage. Children will need to be sure to put their name and address in the letter so that Santa will know who wants what and where to find you! The Red Letter box will remain in place until December 19th. Don’t delay too long, start thinking about your own letter today!

RAISING FUNDS AND OTHER THINGS:

Food Donation Drop at Mullins RE- Dec.
In the spirit of the season, we at Mullins Real Estate are proud to announce that for the month of December, we are partnering with Hale Community Ministries as a non-perishable food drop-off point. Simply stop by our new offices at 812 South Shady Street, during our normal business hours, 9-5 Monday through Friday and 9 until noon on Saturdays, to drop off your food donations. At the end of the month, all donations received at our site will then be taken to Hale Community Ministries. Your generosity will be greatly apprediated by those in need durint this time of year! *Items must be of a non-perishable variety: canned goods, pastas, cereals, etc. From all of us at Mullins Real Estate and Auction, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Senior Center Rescue DOG Donations
The Johnson County Senior Center will be collecting donations for the Rescue DOG End of Life Sanctuary. The sanctuary welcomes all donations such as food, warm clothing and treats for the animals. Donations can be sent to End of Life Sanctuary, Care of Melissa Gentry at 254 South Shady Street in Mountain City. Gentry can be reached at 423-956-2564. Find out more at the Johnson County Senior Center at 128 College Street in Mountain City, TN.

Old Mill Ministries – Dec 15
A Christmas Celebration on Saturday, December 15, 2018, 11:00 – 2:00 at Army National Guard Armory 1923 S. Shady Street, Mountain City.Enjoy lunch, we will have new and lightly used clothes, shoes, coats, household items, etc. kids from 0-12 get to choose a new toy as they leave.

Trade Turkey Shoot – Dec. 22
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, December 22 at 1 PM at the Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee. Competition will be open to anyone shooting 12, 16, 20, and 410 gauges. Stock arms only. No modified chokes allowed. Multiple cash awards will be offered to winners. Refreshments are available. Proceeds go to maintain the Mill and Trade Community Center grounds and other community projects. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.

MEETINGS, ETC.:

American Legion meeting December 14
American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary will meet on Friday, December 14 at 6 PM. at the Legion Post at 318 N. Church St.
This is our annual Christmas dinner, so the Post will provide hams. Members are encouraged to bring a seasonal covered side-dish/dessert. Current and potential members should plan to join us for an evening of good food and fellowship The Ladies Auxiliary will hold their annual gift exchange,.please bring a gift valued at $15 or less. The Legion will donate their gift money in support of a local charity. We will also be wrapping presents for our nursing home veterans. This will be another chance to pay dues for membership year 2019, before becoming delinquent at the first of the year.If schools are closed due to inclement weather, the meeting will be cancelled.
For more information, call 727-5935 or 727-6372.

Democrats Meeting- Dec. 15
The December meeting of the Johnson County Democrats has been moved to Saturday, December 15 from 2-5pm and will be held in conjunction with a holiday social at 1935 Dug Hill Rd, Mountain City. For additional information please call 423-440-5689.

Disabled Access Committee- Dec. 17
The Disabled Access Committee will meet on Monday, December 17 at 5 p.m. in the lower courtroom of the johnson County Courthouse located at 222 West Main Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Commission Meeting- Dec. 20
Johnson County Commission will meet Thursday, December 20 at 7 p.m.The meeting will be held in the upper courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse, 222 West Main Street, Mountain City, Tennessee. The budget committee will meet at 6 p.m. in the lower courtroom prior to the commission meeting

Mtn. City Board Meeting- Jan. 8
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen regular meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. The public is welcome to attend. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.

THINGS TO DO:

Johnson County Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9 AM- Noon at the Johnson County Welcome Center Lower Level.

Johnson County Arts Center- Dec.
Johnson County Center for the Arts is your destination for locally made art and fine craft from the East Tennessee Mountains. You can sign up for scheduled classes or use the materials in our Maker Space anytime. Volunteers are always ready to help get you started. We serve coffee and pastries.“ART is for ​Everyone!”
Thursday, Dec. 13- 1:30PM Read Aloud: The Birthday Present Dottie Harmon will treat us to a read aloud of her short story in progress, a magical tale set in her childhood home on the backside of Sugar Mountain. FREE. ALL ARE WELCOME! 4 to 6:00PM Pictures With Santa 6 to 7:30PM Family Gingerbread House Decorating PartyWe will provide the gingerbread house, decorations, and royal icing glue. You supply the fun. Create a Holiday Memory. Cristy Dunn will facilitate. The Cost is $25 per family (one house is included per family registration) Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

Heritage Hall News- Dec. 13-15
Dec. 13, 14, & 15 at 7pm, Living Christmas Tree, Christmas is in the Heart, directed by Ms Nancy Davis, and presented by a talented group of singers from several different areas of the County. General admission: a food pantry donation. Please plan to be inspired by the music of the season and to support this group. For tickets, reservations, group or youth pricing, call 423-727-7444 and leave a message.

Senior Center Christmas Party- Dec. 14
The Johnson County Senior Center is having a Christmas Party on Friday, December 14 at 11: a.m. A Christmas Meal will be served at 11:30 for $8. Holiday ham and turkey with all the trimmings. No advance tickets required. Randy Dandurand will be preforming and a visit from Santa Claus with treats for members. A special Christmas BINGO sponsored by H&R Block after lunch. Be sure to wear your ugly Christmas attire. You might win a special cash prize sponsored by Farmers State Bank giving First place $75 Second place $50 and Third place $25. Lots of great entertainment and fun for all senior citizens of Johnson County. Come out and join us!

Senior Center Storytelling- Dec. 17
Storytelling at the Johnson County Senior Center for this month will be on December 17 at 11:30 during lunch. The featured storyteller will be Frances VanLandingham, the author of Back on Nowhere Road. She is an outstanding Appalachian author and a wonderful storyteller. She will be accompanied by her musically talented daughter, Jennifer Gillenwater, who will perform an original song. Everyone 60 and over is invited to come out to the Center, have lunch with us, and hear a special performance.

Court Report 12/12/2018

The following information reflects the actual filed documents or docket entries which are considered to be public record and contained in the official case files. The information provided herein includes the offense(s) with which an individual was charged/cited and the disposition(s) if the case has been concluded. No information is contained herein regarding charges/citations that have been expunged pursuant to state law. The information is subject to change at any time. It is important to note the Tennessee General Assembly has made it a criminal offense for information to be made public once it has been expunged pursuant to T.C.A. 40-32-101. Therefore, it is strongly suggested that you update any search before using the information for official purposes. In no event shall The Tomahawk be held liable for damage of any nature, direct or indirect, arising from the use of this information.

General Sessions Court Johnson County,
Tennessee
The Honorable
William B. Hawkins,
Presiding
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

Jason Thomas Augustine
Gs-17-Cr-826,895/Vop/Cci

Justin Ty Banner
Gs-18-Cr-779/Domestic Assault/Dep R Mink

Heather F Burchett
Hearing/Stnaw Viol Date 11-12-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-864/Agg Child Abuse/Dep J Ferguson

Walter Canter
Gs-18-Cr-926/Domestic Assault/Inv B Sutherland

Jack Edward Church
Gs-18-Tr-559/Failure To Yield/Sgt C Dunn

William Jeffery Corum
Viol Date 11-28-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-789/Vop/Cci
Gs-18-Cr-904/Dep C Lipford
Ct-1/Domestic Assault
Ct-2/Violation Bond Conditions
Ct-3/Violation Order Protection
Ct-4/Interference W/Emergency Calls Ct-5/Vandalism

Joseph Michael Courtner
Status Viol Date 11-27-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-902/Dep T Brown
Ct-1/Poss Sch Ii For Resale
Ct-2/Poss Sch Vi-Consp
Ct-3/Poss Weapon Commission Dangerous Felony
Ct-4/Poss Drug Para
Ct-5/Felony Poss Of Weapon
Ct-6/Dosl 2Nd

Kevin Lee Cuddy
Gs-18-Tr-535/Speeding/
Thp R Wills

Mark Evans Flahart
Status
Gs-18-Cr-906/Fugitive From Justice/Inv B Sutherland

Travis Keith Gentry
Gs-18-Cr-920/Lt M Cress
Ct-1/Agg Burglary
Ct-2/Theft Over $1000
Gs-18-Cr-921/Chief Inv S Brown
Ct-1/Theft Under $1000
Ct-2/Agg Burglary
Ct-3/False Report
Gs-18-Cr-922/Chief Inv S Brown
Ct-1/Theft Under $1000
Ct-2/Buglary
Gs-18-Cr-923/Inv B Sutherland
Ct-1/Agg Burglary
Ct-2/Theft Over $1000
Gs-18-Cr-924/Theft Over $1000/Chief Inv S Brown
Gs-18-Cr-925/Chief Inv S Brown
Ct-1/Theft Over $1000
Ct-2/Agg Burglary

Andrew James Gwinn Canter
Gs-18-Tr-557/Dep B Sexton
Ct-1/Reckless Driving
Ct-2/Dl Violation
Ct-3/Financial Responsibility
Gs-18-Cr-816/Dep B Sexton
Ct-1/Evading By Mv
Cts 2-3/Poss Sch Ii For Resale
Cts 4-5/Poss Sch Vi For Resale
Ct-6/Poss Drug Para
Ct-7/Driving W/O Motorcycle Endorsements
Gs-18-Cr-893/Ptl J Johnson
Ct-1/Poss Sch Ii For Resale
Ct-2/Poss Drug Para
Ct-3/Simple Poss Sch Vi
Gs-18-Cr-894/Simple Poss Sch Vi/Ptl J Johnson
Gs-18-Cr-895/Felony Evading/Dep B Sexton

Tyler Dillon Hassan Loughrin
Gs-18-Cr-820/Underage Driving W/Impaired/Dep J Ferguson

Cora J Hayworth
Hearing/Stnaw Fallin
Gs-18-Cr-288/Ptl M Mullins
Ct-1/Dui 1St
Ct-2/Vicl
Ct-3/Poss Drug Para
Ct-4/Simple Poss Sch Vi
Ct-5/Poss Legend Drugs
Gs-18-Tr-514/Financial Responsibility/Sgt J Norman
Gs-18-Cr-518/Agg Domestic Assault/Dep J Ferguson
Gs-18-Cr-702/Sgt J Norman
Ct-1/Dui 1St
Ct-2/Poss Legend Drugs
Ct-3/Poss Drug Para
Ct-4/Open Container

Brandon Rainey Hicks
Gs-18-Cr-919/Domestic Assault/Lt M Mullins

Christopher James Hickes
Status Pro Se
Gs-18-Cr-896/Fugitive From Justice/Dep T Brown

Michael Dewayne Laws
To Have Atty
Gs-18-Cr-654/Assault/Tyler Stanley

Kenneth W Mcqueen
Tbi Cert & Div Fallin
Gs-18-Cr-230/Poss Sch Ii/Dep R Mink

Ashley M Miller
Gs-18-Cr-857/Domestic Assault/Dep J Ferguson

Travis Allen Mink
Gs-18-Cr-825/Dep J Ferguson
Ct-1/Intro Contraband Into Penal Fac
Ct-2/Poss Drug Para

Stormie N Morefield
Status
Gs-18-Cr-914/Fugitive
From Justice/
Lt M Mullins

Matthew Jesse James Osborne Hearing/Stnaw Curtis
Gs-17-Cr-874/Dorl 5Th/Ptl T Brown
Gs-18-Cr-612/Domestic Assault/Inv M Cress

Sonya D Osborne
Preliminary Hearing Roberts
Gs-18-Cr-683/Dep R Mink
Ct-1/Poss Sch Ii For Resale
Ct-2/Poss Sch Iii For Resale
Ct-3/Poss Drug Para

Jake Harrison Potter
Gs-18-Tr-581/Dep R Mink
Ct-1/Light Law
Ct-2/Registration Violation
Gs-18-Cr-867/Simple Poss Sch Vi/Dep R Mink

John Ray Mccormick
Gs-18-Tr-523/Speeding/Thp R Wills

Christopher D Reid
Preliminary Hearing Viol Date 10-4-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-759/Intro Contraband Into Penal Fac/Inv B Sutherland

Ricky Ray Shelton
Gs-18-Cr-903/Lt M Cress
Ct-1/Theft Under $10,000
Ct-2/Burglary

Amanda Carol Sluder
Gs-18-Cr-827/Dosl 1St/Dep J Ferguson

Arin C Smith
Gs-18-Tr-566/Left Of Center/Dep R MinkGs-18-Cr-833/Driving W/O License/Dep R Mink

Lara Michelle Snyder
Gs-18-Tr-568/Lt M Cress
Ct-1/Light Law
Ct-2/Financial Responsibility

Danielle Blake Soule
Gs-18-Tr-567/
Dep R Mink
Ct-1/Expired Registration
Ct-2/Financial Responsibility
Ct-3/Left Of Center
Gs-18-Cr-834/Dosl/Dep R Mink
Gs-18-Cr-835/Dui 1St/Dep R Mink

Scarlett C Sprague
To Have Dl Viol Date 6-27-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-754/Dep C Lipford
Ct-1/Dosl 1St Ct-2/Resisting Arrest

Renee Hope Stansberry
Gs-18-Tr-596/Move Over Law/Dep M Gladden

Joseph P Storie
Gs-18-Cr-809/Dorl/
Dep J Ferguson

Robert Trivette
Gs-18-Cr-927/Cpl J Peters
Ct-1/Poss Sch For Resale
Ct-2/Maintaining Dwelling
Ct-3/Unlawful Poss Of Weapon
Ct-4/Poss Weapon During Comm Of Dangerous Felony
Ct-5/Poss Drug Para
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Safety takes center stage during the holiday season

By Tamas Mondovics

Editor

The 2018 holiday season is in full swing while local officials including members of law enforcement and fire rescue are ready to offer residents some appropriate safety tips.
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and the Mountain City Police Department are very much aware of the potential for thefts as well as distractions that the holiday season brings.
“Many forget the very basics about safety either at home or when out shopping,” said JC Sheriff Eddie Tester.
WalletHub’s recent Holiday Studies and Reports offer many safety tips relating to protecting the consumer’s pocketbook.
The report mentioned that most consumers already have access to little-known credit card benefits that can come in handy over the holidays, including price-drop protection and coverage for damaged or stolen items.
All store credit cards do not charge an annual fee, and the average card offering rewards in the form of discounts give shoppers more than 29 percent off their first purchase, according to WalletHub’s 2018 Store Card Landscape Report.
Most of the major retailers offering zero percent financing use a dangerous feature called deferred interest, which has the potential to make holiday purchases up to 27.5 times more expensive than expected.
While for some, the joy or chore of the holiday shopping is winding down, for many a mad dash to the mall, or where they may find that perfect gift before it is too late, is yet to come.
Either way, to ensure this holiday season will not end in disappointment or disaster, putting safety first could help prevent possible crimes.

A few tips listed below may come in handy.

Shopping:
•When shopping, lock your car doors and roll up your windows.
•Limit the amount of cash you carry. If possible, pay with a credit or debit card.
•Keep your purse close to your body and your wallet in an inside jacket pocket if possible.
•Place all packages in your trunk, not visible to individuals walking close to your vehicle.
•Remember where you parked. Have your car keys in hand when approaching your vehicle.
•Don’t leave cell phones, purses or other items in your parked car where they can be seen.

When using ATMs:
•Use one in a populated area and pay constant attention to your surroundings.
•If possible, use ATMs during daylight hours.
•If anyone is lurking near the machine, pass it up and find another.
•Remember to retrieve your credit/debit card after a transaction.

At Home:
•Be cautious about locking doors and windows when you leave your home.
•Don’t display gifts where they can be seen from a window or doorway.
•Leave a light or a television on when away from home, so it seems the house is occupied.
•Be wary of strangers coming to your door asking for charitable donations.
•Do not leave boxes from gifts outside for the trash collector. Take them to a dumpster so that your house is not targeted by thieves that are looking for homes that have just bought new appliances, etc.

On Vacation:
•Before you leave, provide the Sheriff’s Office or Police department, with the dates of departure and return. Your home can be periodically checked by deputies or officers patrolling your area while you are gone.
•Notify the post office to hold your mail or arrange for a neighbor to pick up your mail daily.
-Have a neighbor pick up your newspaper each day.
-•Make arrangements to have your grass cut and watered while you are gone.
•Move valuables so not to be seen from windows.
•Have someone pick up flyers and circulars from your doorway.
•Leave your number with a trusted neighbor so that they may contact you should anything be suspicious.

Always report any / all suspicious persons, vehicles, or activity to local law enforcement.
In the event of an emergency, please dial 911.

For more report/ statistics please visit WalletHub: https://wallethub.com/edu/store-card-rates-and-rewards-report/28362/

Producers now have a new online option

November 28, 2018

Farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers have new online options to access US Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs. Through USDA’s new streamlines process, producers doing business as an individual can now register, track and manage their applications for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and 2017 Wildfires Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017Whip) on the secure and convenient www.farmers.gov. Producers doing business as an individual firest need to sign up for the Level 2 eAuthentication access.

Currently USDA eAuthentication does not have the mechanism to issue accounts to businesses, corporations, other entities or for anyone action on behalf of another individual or entity.

Step 1: Create an online account at www.eauth.usda.gov.

Step 2: Complete identity berification by either using the online self-service identity verification method or by completing the identity verification in-person at your USDA Service Center.

Step 3: You are enrolled.

Step 4: Contact your local USDA Service Center to have your new level 2 account linked with your USDA customer record.

Step 5: You are ready to Log in.

Or go to your local USDA Service Center and our supportive staff will help you sign up for Level 2 Access right in the office! They will get you online so you can create an online account at https://www.farmers.gov/sign-in.

You’ll complete identity verification right on the spot. Enrolled Users with a secure Level 2 eAuthentication ID linked to their USDA customer record can apply for select USDA programs, view and print farm maps and farm records data. Enrolling is easy. Visit the site listed above to learn more.

To locate a service center near you or use online services not requiring eAuthentication access, visit www.farmers.gov. For technical assistance, call the eAuthentication help desk at 1-800-457-3642. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

JCHS trio support Longhorn football

November 28, 2018

Alexis Allen, Taylor Cox and Tiffany Cox help supply water to the JCHS Longhorns. Photo by Tamas Mondovics.

Johnson County High School students Alexis Allen, 16, is joined by Taylor and Olivia Cox, during a Longhorns home football game earlier this season. The girls were always ready to supply the needed water for the players. The happy and positive- spirited trio, has managed to encourage and serve the program with a smile, and was a valuable part of the Longhorns exceptional winning fall football
season. Go Longhorns!

Johnson County seeks TN Promise mentors

November 28, 2018

Staff Report

With only one month remaining before the application deadline, TNAchieves, the organization that administers TN Promise, still needs several mentors in Johnson County. Mentors provide each scholarship applicant a local support system who ensures the transition from high school to college is as easy and successful as possible. Many of the students that apply for TN Promise will be the first person in their family to attend college and the support of a local volunteer helps ease some of the unknown. Mentors remind students of important deadlines, serve as a trusted college resource, and, most importantly, encourage students to reach their full potential.

“As the first person in my family to go to college, I understand the intimidation often associated with attending college,” said TNAchieves Executive Director Krissy DeAlejandro. “I had an incredible support system but it was brand new to all of us. Having someone to walk with you through this journey and encourage you along the way can really provide the sense of confidence our students need. Mentors are the heart of the TNAchieves program.”

Mentors are only asked to give one hour of their time per month. Each mentor attends a mandatory training and then two, one hour meetings with their assigned students over the course of the year. The time commitment is small but the impact can be life changing for a first generation college student. The deadline to apply as a mentor to work with the TN Promise Class of 2019 is November 30th. Interested volunteers can learn more and apply at www.tnachieves.org/ mentors/apply.

“Our mentors recognize that the college going process can be overwhelming,” said TNAchieves Deputy Director of Outreach, Graham Thomas. “Admissions, financial aid, class registration and the entire process can be challenging to navigate. To have a cheerleader in the background saying, ‘We can do this together,’ can be the difference maker for our students.”

Launched in 2008, TNAchieves is a privately-funded scholarship and mentoring program that seeks to provide an opportunity for every Tennessee student to earn a post-secondary degree. For information on TNAchieves, contact Graham Thomas at 615.604.1306 or graham@tnachieves.org.

Big day shopping small

November 28, 2018

Johnson County was the place to be on Small  Business Saturday! The Reindeer Run, sponsored by Johnson County Arts Council, brought droves of  shoppers into locally owned businesses, where they enjoyed discounts, hot chocolate, artist  demonstrations, and shopping for one of a kind  gifts. Photos submitted by Cristy Dunn.

 

Local elementary 1st nine weeks honor roll

November 21, 2018

Submitted by local elementary schools

Roan Creek Elementary

Kindergarten

All A’s
Lillian Bendon
Charlotte Canter
Edith Collette
Tanner Hampton
Fernando Linares
Kitiana Poteat
Adalynn Winters

A’s & B’s
Josie Baker
Lily Potter
Gunner Shull

1st Grade

All A’s
Elijah Beam
Darren Eggers

A’s & B’s
Vada Clifton
Carson Icenhour
Hayden Isaacs
Kylee Mink
Brooklyn Morefield
Austin Shaw

2nd Grade

All A’s
Marley Burgos
Nicholas Cano
Gabriella Crowder
Kagen Townsend

A’s & B’s
Alyssa Beam
Joseph Bendell
Jacob Bentley
Mason Brown
Emma Cannon
Elijah Danner
Brie Epperly
Jenna Forrester
Lucas Gentry
Taylor Jennings
Madison Johnson
Sophia Meade-Hernandez
Macie Morefield
Olivia Roark
Prailey Roop
Karly Seatz
Savannah Simcox
Cameron Snow
Brenden Terrell

3rd Grade

All A’s
Elsie Clifton
Karter Cox
Braiden Folsom
Claira Porter
Ariya Toth

A’s & B’s
Luke Anderson
Jake Anderson
Ezzy Aguilar
Dade Eggers
Bradley Henderson
Avonna Humphrey
Dominic Ruiz
Audrey Shaw
Amelia Stout
Connor Stout
Dylan Vanover

4th Grade

All A’s
Kayleigh Crotts
Daniel Gunter
Roma Lipford
Anna Potter
Chloe Rhymer

A’s & B’s
Hunter Bently
Riley Brown
Damien Church
Allison Colson
Kaleigh Dunn
Grayson Espinoza
Tyler Hicks
Aiden Holdaway
Emily Ibarra
Chris Key
Catie McFadden
Maria Olmedo
Trevor Rawls
Shelby Reece
Marley Snyder

5th Grade

All A’s
Madison Baldock
Madeline Bendon
Ansley Clifton
Josie Cox
Layla Crotts
Jack Csillag
Landon Greene
Elizabeth Jennings
Shayla Sileo
Destiny Stout
Chloe Sutherland
Trinity Winters

A’s & B’s
Liddy Arnold
Haiden Cobb
Myleigh Crowder
Logan Davis
Zoe Epperly
Kloi Hopkins
Abel Johnson
Emma Lipham
Olivia Lynch
Makaela Mabe
Alexis McCauley
Parker Miller
Katelyn Osborne
Harris Perry
Emily Roark
Charlie Salmons

6th Grade

All A’s
Jack Able
Jackson Clifton
Eli Dickens
Savannah Dowell
Emma Eller
Gunner Hutchins
Meleah Johnson
A.J. Laing
Kemora Lipfird
Amberlynn Reece
Trinity Slimp
Stephen Swift
Desirea Robinson
Marley Townsend
Addison Ward

A’s & B’s
Elijah Anderson
Carson Brown
Dominick Black
Jayden Bryant
Tyler Campbell
Ashton Dollar
Alana Gaud
Bailee Grindstaff
Kylie Hampton
Flor Hernandez
Hannah Johnson
Joe Johnson
Maleia Leonard
Savanna Lewis
Lanie Mink
Kylie Morefield
Sarah Morris
Anna Porter
Vincent Stout
Emilie Vanover
Nathanael Walker
Johnalyn Yates


Laurel Elementary

All A’s
Johnny Blankenship
Dylan Blevins
Jasper Eckert
Ellie Owens
Sofia Perez
Mazie Phillips
Emma Savery
Lily Savery
Kaylee Stanley
Lily West
Micah West
River Younce

A’s & B’s
Emily Blankenship
Aleah Hampton
Kendon Keith
Skylar Mason
Marley Matheson
Rayley Matheson
Zoey Muncy
Benjamin Nelson
Zach Owens
Rebekah Perez
Rileigh Reece
Ava Taylor
Owen Taylor


Mountain City Elementary

Superior Honor Roll

Lucas Cretsinger,
Tristan Eckert,
Lena Hammons,
Emerie Hoyle,
Evan Perkins,
Millie Thomas,
Daniella Eppard,
Mariano Espinoza,
Nola Furches,
Casen Lewis,
Madden Reynolds,
Mason Roark,
Zane Spicer,
Levi Bishop,
Jacob Brown,
Natileigh Dollinger,
Karsen Edes-King,
Paislee Evans,
Landen Johnson,
Kaylee Mahala,
Judah Norman,
Lucas Reece,
Faith Roberts,
Easton Snyder,
Mason Tolliver,
Kyla Vincent,
Savanna Younce,
Sara Beth Pennington,
Allie Mullins,
Elizabeth Mann,
McKenzie Jennings,
Elijah Dunn,
Lilly Berger,
Aliyah Farrow,
Molly Lipford,
Hannah Sharp,
Braylin Hansen,
Ellie Beth Icenhour,
Marley Jenkins,
Addison Joyce,
Barrett Parker,
Gracey South,
Karoline Thompson,
Reece Bulliner,
Michelle Chambers,
Macie Farrow,
Lauren Henley,
Eli Hammons,
Alicia LittleWhirlwind,
Katey Marshall,
Evan Stamper,
Addie Ward,
Peyton Edes-King,
Kearstan Jennings,
Camden Johnson,
Tanner Leonard,
Hailey Lipford,
Clara Wilson,
Savannah Mains,
Zach Roark,
Amillia Eckert,
Ja’Kevyon Beard,
Isaiah Eller,
Haidyn Farrow,
Liyah Hillman,
Hayley Keating,
Gavin Mahala,
Jillian Perkins,
Maddison Price,
Johnny Ray Caygle,
Makenzie Dickens,
Jillian Hatley,
Sophia Lin,
Sawyer Marshall,
Hunter McElyea,
Emma Miller,
Bobby Sexton,
Zack Lipford,
Jayleigh Kope,
Carter Atwood,
Ella Icenhour,
Graham Long,
Kacelyn Dunn,
Eli Horne,
Emma Roark,
Eli Tester,
Jackson Bauguess,
Jill Jenson,
Alexis Juarez,
Aleela Reece,
Addy Snyder,
Karleigh Sutherland,
Gavin Condor,
Josie Grindstaff,
Carson Jennings,
Katie Timbs,
Kaden Blevins,
Isabella Ferguson,
Lyric Fritts,
Lexi Mullins,
Julia Crews,
Harris Perkins,
Ethan Smith,
Nate Sutherland,
Maliya Collins,
Sadie Hood,
Alen Lin,
Sydney Prater,
Jace Stout,
Ariel Tester,
Tory Torbett,
Allison Trivette,
Ghania Baig,
Kylah Henley,
Destiny Johnson,
Tara Schoolcraft,
Ariana Spencer,
Noah Brown,
Cameron Crowder,
Bella Lowe,
James Kelly
Kaylee Roark.

All A’s & B’s

Addison Arnold,
Braxton Jones,
James Kyte,
Zackary McKinnis,
Charlee Wells,
Joseph Gambill,
Lorelei Lowe,
Layla Maddy,
Riley Potter,
Eva Walters,
Brantley Jones,
Konner Self,
Rylynn Snyder,
Skyler Robbins,
Haley Potter,
Kingston Mills,
Haley Jones,
Charles Jones,
Kyleigh Horne,
Aubrionna Dunn,
Kylee Cannon,
Mason Gregg,
Coleman Rider,
Sheylin South,
Ethan Wilson,
Aaliyah Barnett,
Mason Luckett,
Nathan Supplee,
Zoe Baker,
Lindsey Bryan,
Isabella Eckert,
Bentley Forrestor,
Sebastian Johnson,
Jerimiah McEwen,
Jayden Anderson,
Avery Blevins,
Kelsey Forrester,
Rylan Jones,
Reese Wells,
River Burgess,
Nicole Eppard,
Marin Feely,
Ivy Abernathy,
Josh Harmon,
Madelynn Long,
Chea Vanover,
Carter Wallace,
Daniel Yax,
Stephen Grissom,
Brock Jones,
Arraya Mounts,
Abby Sluder,
Cadence Townsend,
Alex Wright,
Carson Dorman,
Clayton Furches,
Aiden Hope,
Jaylinn Johnson,
Lyric Mosely,
Zoey Pope,
Emilynn Sedgwick,
Connor Wallace,
Jacob Frauenthal,
Rylee Henson,
C.J. Lipford,
Maelie Luckett,
Ethan Robinson,
Tessa Schoolcraft,
Mason Spicer,
Brayden Taylor,
Summer Wells,
Braxton Bragg,
Emma Brown,
Jada Furches,
Chloe Johnson,
Lanaya Joyce,
Emmie Lamarr,
Gustavo Martinez,
McKenzie Mosley,
Trinity Poe,
Kaden Jones,
Jalyn Blevins,
Karlie Jo Fletcher,
Kyle Maple,
Cypress Rohrbaugh,
Constance Blankenship,
Emma Dugger,
Colton Grindstaff,
Michelle Holman,
Cameron Lewis,
Isaac Lewis,
Tareiona McClenon,
Josh Potter,
Dylan Warren,
Keegan Wright,
Hailey Lewis,
Jaun Mejia,
Emily Orr,
Hunter Paisley,
Eli Stamper,
Chris Canter,
Reagan Greene,
Gracie Hammett,
Landin Lipford,
Paola Vargas,
Taylor Chapman,
Jasmine Cunningham,
Christopher Nelson,
Carter Rhudy,
Mimi Zaldivar,
Derek Baird,
Emily Brooks,
Nate Dorman,
Madisyn Farrow,
Chloe Ferguson,
Chloe Main,
Lacey Payne,
Caden Self,
Tristan Bunting,
Trinity Fortener,
Sarah Johnson,
Ivy Lakatos,
Zachary Lunceford,
Alyssa McElyea,
LaRue Mills,
Cole Smith,
Peyton Woodward
Sara Ward


 

Johnson County hunters can feed hungry, win muzzleloader by donating deer

November 21, 2018

By Tamas Mondovics
Editor

Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program has begun. More than 80 processors throughout the state are now accepting donations of whole deer to help feed local families in need.In Johnson County, that includes Real Life Taxidermy & Game Processing. Contact information and a full list of processors is available at tnwf.org/processors.

According to TWF officials, one deer can provide nearly 200 meals. Through the generosity of hunters in the past two decades, Hunters for the Hungry has provided more than 6.5 million meals worth of healthy, much-needed protein to the hungriest  Tennesseans. Officials said that as a thank you for those years of support, hunters will be entered in a drawing for each whole deer they donate to win one of four made-in-Tennessee muzzleloaders by Knight Rifles.

“This is a really exciting year,” said Matt Simcox, Hunters for the Hungry manager. “Even with the tough season for hunters last year, we still saw incredible giving. This program works because of Tennessee’s volunteer spirit in our hunters and processors. Without them, there would be fewer full bellies this time of year.”

When hunters harvest a deer, they can donate it—in part or whole—to the program at a participating processor. The deer is processed, and the venison is delivered to local hunger relief organizations where it gets in the hands of hungry children and families.

“Hunters for the Hungry is thankful for contributions by many companies,” said Simcox.

For more information about Hunters for the Hungry or to purchase a Deer Coin, visit tnwf.org/HuntersForTheHungry.

Hidden in Plain Sight: highlights signs of teen drug use

November 21, 2018

By Jill Penley
Freelance Writer

Determining if your child or grandchild is using drugs can be challenging. Most of the signs and symptoms of drug use are attributed to a typical teen or young adult behavior, and drinking and drug paraphernalia could easily masquerade as everyday items leaving oblivious parents in the dark as to their teen’s dangerous habits.

“Drug use simply cannot be ignored,” said Denise Woods, Prevention Coordinator with the Johnson County A.C.T.I.O.N Coalition. “It is imperative to start a dialogue early on about drugs and drinking, and to monitor your child’s behaviors, and sometimes space is essential.”

Sometimes the signs are vividly present yet camouflaged, and this is the premise behind the initiative “Hidden in Plain Sight.”
The coalition, with the help of Quality Furniture, recently highlighted the Hidden in Plain Sight campaign to inform parents how to recognize the signs of drug and alcohol use and put a stop to it before the problem becomes life threatening.

“With permission of the owner, we created a display in the window of Quality Furniture to simulate a teen’s bedroom,” explained Woods, “to highlight items that might indicate possible drug use.”

According to Woods, room décor, hidden compartments, and items to conceal use were located throughout the display room, and parents and caregivers were challenged with pointing out the potential items indicative of drug use. “

Kids are now hiding drugs inside everyday items. What looks like air freshener or even a battery might be a warning sign,” said Woods.

Some of the “hidden in plain sight” items used in the display include dryer sheets, which could be used to disguise the smell of marijuana on clothing, when smoking or storing, and sports drinks or other colored and flavored drinks, which can be mixed with clear alcohol. Everyday items such as a book, could actually be a safe and flasks, used to store and hide alcohol, now come in various shapes and sizes and can be purchased to appear as other inconspicuous items such as lotion bottles, tampons, phone cases, and pens.

Regular marijuana smokers often create kits to help them hide use. These kits might include eye drops to get the red out, mints to freshen their breath, perfume to hide the smell and hand sanitizer to mask the smell on their hands. Mint tin breath mints and gum are used to mask the smell of alcohol, marijuana, and cigarettes. Additionally, empty boxes can be used to store marijuana or prescription pills. If a teen is lying about using drugs or alcohol, looking the other way is a dangerous mistake. Numerous studies verify that parents’ involvement plays a vital role in preventing adolescent drug use. And the earlier problem is addressed, the better your chances of containing potential damage.

Karen Bogenschneider of the University of Wisconsin Madison wrote a piece called “Other Kids Drink, But Not My Kid.” She found that although all the high school students in the study drank, only one-third of parents were aware of it. More surprising, many parents knew – or suspected – that teens in general drank and that many of their own child’s friends drank. But not THEIR kid.
Informed parents are better able to spot the signs of drug and alcohol use and put a stop to it before the problem becomes life threatening. For more information, visit the A.C.T.I.O.N Coalition office at 138 East Main Street in Mountain City. TN, or call 423-727-0780.

Senior Center celebrates Veterans Day

November 14, 2018

DAR

DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution, Blue Ridge Mountains Chapter) presented certificates of appreciation to every veteran member of the senior center. Photo by Paula Walters

By Paula Walter

The Johnson County Senior Center was packed this past Friday, November 10, to honor and recognize those Johnson Countians, who served their country.   Hugh Walker, 98 years old, was the oldest veteran in attendance.
Of the approximately 130 seniors present at the special event, 60 were veterans who served in all branches of the military.

Everyone present, stood to be recognized, when the branch of the military they served was called. Following the pledge to the flag, led by Kingsley Cornett, Dick Dionne, of the Johnson County Honor Guard, reflected on the meaning of Veterans Day. There were many who made this event possible, from those that served 129 lunches and those that donated desserts.

Marie Jo Thum sang a tribute to the veterans, and the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution issued certificates of appreciation to all veterans present. They also received a copy of the book “When a blue star turns to gold,” by Janet Cress Payne. Each veteran received a free lunch, courtesy of the senior center.

An event of this size could not be possible without the support of the community in making this a special day for Johnson County veterans.