TN consumers received more than $3 million in FTC refunds in 2019

Posted by | January 24, 2020 9:22 am

Consumers in Tennessee filed 53,751 complaints with FTC, top complaint category was identity theft

New data released by the Federal Trade Commission shows that consumers across Tennessee received $3,088,732 in refund checks from the FTC in 2019.

In addition to refunds, the newly released data also shows that Tennessee residents filed 53,751 complaints with the FTC last year. The most common category of complaints received from Tennessee consumers was Identity Theft, followed by Imposter Scams, Telephone and Mobile Services, Credit Reporting Issues, and Debt Collection. Consumers in Tennessee reported losing $20,575,466 to scams and fraud.

Reports from around the country about consumer protection issues are a key … CONTINUED

Tennessee finishes 2019 with steady unemployment statewide

Posted by | January 24, 2020 9:10 am

(January 23, 2020) – The state of Tennessee ended 2019 with steady unemployment that continued to sit near record low levels, according to new data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

For the second consecutive month, the state recorded a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.3 percent. The December 2019 figure is 0.1 of a percentage point away for Tennessee’s all-time low unemployment rate of 3.2 percent, reached in February 2019.

When comparing rates from year-to-year, unemployment in December 2019 is at the same level it was in 2018.

“It’s good to start 2020 with news that unemployment held steady during the busy holiday … CONTINUED

Republican Party meeting

Posted by | January 24, 2020 9:03 am

White County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m., Jan. 27, 2020, in the third floor courtroom, at the courthouse, 1 E. Bockman Way, in Sparta. Guest speakers will be Rick Williams (surrogate for Dr. Manny Sethi, candidate for U.S. Senate, in Tennessee) and Judge Wesley Bray, of the 13th Judicial Circuit.

Emerson Cloyd

Posted by | January 24, 2020 8:42 am

Emerson Cloyd, 85, of the Lamb Community, of White County,

passed from this life, on Jan. 23, 2020,

Mr. Cloyd was married Jan. 10, 1958, to Mary Julia Huffaker Cloyd.

He was a member of Findlay Church of Christ, in Sparta.

Mr. Cloyd served in the U.S. Army and National Guard, in Tennessee and Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Milus Casto Cloyd and Lizzie Mae Wright Cloyd, who had resided in Sparta, and two brothers, Haston Cloyd, who had resided in Pontiac, Michigan, and Carl Cloyd, who had resided in Sparta.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mary J. Cloyd, of Sparta; son, … CONTINUED

Eloise Price Alley

Posted by | January 24, 2020 8:40 am

Eloise Price Alley, 94, of Sparta, and wife of the late Miller Alley, passed away Jan. 22, 2020, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Mrs. Alley was born on March 1, 1925, in Sparta, to Richard and Gwendolyn Price.

She was a member of Pistole Baptist Church.

Mrs. Alley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Miller Alley; daughter, Kay Stockton; niece, Shirley Ann Baldwin; and grandson, Brian Adam Mills.

Survivors include her daughter, Yvette Clark (James); son-in-law, Joe Stockton and companion Carolyn Murphy; grandchildren, Darryl Stockton (Angela), of Sparta, Dale Stockton, of Madisonville, Kentucky, Dena Wilmoth (Kevin), of Sparta, Heath Mills, of Sparta; great-grandchildren, Aaron (Chelsea) … CONTINUED

Donald Eugene Horsley

Posted by | January 24, 2020 8:38 am

Donald Eugene Horsley, 61, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 20, 2020, in McMinnville.

Mr. Horsley was born April 2, 1958, in Chillicothe, Ohio, to Alfred Horsley and Nancy Bethel Horsley.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Addie “Flo” Hill

Posted by | January 24, 2020 8:12 am

Addie “Flo” Hill, 83, of Plainfield, Illinois, formerly of La Marque, Texas, passed away Jan. 21, 2020.

“Flo” and her husband, Charlie, had resided in Sparta a few years ago and could often be found at Sparta-White County Senior Center, on the dance floor

Flo was born Nov. 1, 1936, in Ramer, Tennessee.

She loved dancing, music, karaoke, game shows, and particularly enjoyed making people laugh. She enjoyed being a waitress for many years.

Flo was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Hill; parents, Rolston Nelson and Lodie Walls Nelson; and her brother, Aaron R. Nelson.

She is survived by her, son Kenny (Kathy) Austin Sr., of … CONTINUED

Photograph restoration

Posted by | January 24, 2020 7:46 am

Torn, damaged, and faded photos economically restored. Subjects removed or added, along with additional photo problems corrected. Call Supreme Photo, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Saturday, (931) 738-8118.

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