Elder abuse is rapidly growing, especially in Upper Cumberland

Posted by | November 7, 2019 12:37 pm

According to Bryant Dunaway, district attorney general for the 13th Judicial District, as many as one of every 10 Americans over the age of 60 have experienced some form of elder abuse.

By Rachel Auberger

The National Center on Elder Abuse defines elder abuse, a growing problem not only across the United States but more specifically in the Upper Cumberland area, as “intentional or neglectful acts by a caregiver or ‘trusted’ individual that lead to, or may lead to, harm of a vulnerable elder.”

There are many forms of elder abuse from physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological abuse to financial abuse and exploitation. Neglect and abandonment are also considered forms of elder abuse, and in many states, self-neglect is also considered mistreatment.

Bryant C. Dunaway, district attorney general for the 13th Judicial District (Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Overton, Pickett, Putnam & … CONTINUED

$80,000 may be appropriated for health and safety officer, building

Posted by | November 7, 2019 12:35 pm

By Ron Moses

Steering Committee B of the White County Board of Commissioners has voted unanimously to appropriate $80,000 toward funding for a building and a health and safety enforcement officer for the county.

The matter was brought up to Steering Committee B through the newly founded Health and Safety Exploratory Sub-committee. Steering Committee B unanimously voted to send the funding matter to the Budget Committee. If approved by the budget committee, the matter will be sent to the White County Board of Commissioners for an official vote.

Members of the newest sub-committee are Chairman T.K. Austin, Vice Chair Bobby McCulley, Secretary Robert McCormick, Dillard Quick and County … CONTINUED

New law firm opens in Sparta

Posted by | November 7, 2019 12:33 pm

Three attorneys bring 20 years of combined experience to their newly opened law firm at 27 N. Main St. L-R: Bruce MacLeod, Stephanie Johnson, and Victor Gernt. (Photo by RACHEL AUBERGER)

By Rachel Auberger

A new full-service law firm, JMC PLLC, has opened in Sparta, and the attorneys are bringing 20 years’ worth of combined experience with them.

Attorneys Stephanie Johnson, Bruce MacLeod, and Victor Gernt have an accumulated 20 years’ experience serving and protecting the Upper Cumberland region as assistant district attorneys and are now privileged to use that experience to provide for the legal needs of the communities they have been serving.

“We would like to thank District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway for the opportunity to serve the people of the 13th Judicial District,” Johnson said. “Our work as assistant district attorneys has been an honor, and … CONTINUED

Veterans’ Day Parade

Posted by | November 7, 2019 8:54 am

A Veterans’ Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Line up for the parade begins at 9 a.m., at White County High School. The parade will proceed to the Rotary Veterans Park for a special program. All veterans are encouraged to participate. For more information call (931) 836-3595.

Get your copy of today’s Expositor

Posted by | November 7, 2019 7:48 am

Get The Expositor at these locations:

WHITE COUNTY: Highway 84 Market, Jose’s Market, Airport Marathon, Dollar General (all stores), Geer’s Grocery, Wilmar Market, Highway 70 Market, Central View Market and Grill, Big T’s Market, Keith’s Market, The Landing, Lazy Days Market, Mapco Express, Peacock Express, Bon Air Market, EZ Food Mart, Walgreens, Floyd’s Cash Saver, Sparta Market, Highway 111 Shell, Walmart, Regas Exxon, Alcorn’s Market, South Young Market, All In One/Sunoco (next to Burger King), Post Office

VAN BUREN COUNTY: Peacock Express, Citgo, Dollar General, Save-A-Lot, Spencer Drug Co.

Overton County man sentenced to 37 years in prison for rape of a child and aggravated sexual battery

Posted by | November 6, 2019 12:10 pm

According to a press release issued by District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, an Overton County man was sentenced, on Nov. 6, 2019, to 37 years in prison for rape of a child and aggravated sexual battery.

In October 2018, criminal investigators with the Livingston Police Department and the District Attorney General’s Office opened investigations into allegations that Earl Junior Pike Jr. had committed sexual offenses against a 7-year-old female child that was living in his home. As the investigation progressed, evidence was reportedly obtained that indicated Earl Junior Pike Jr. raped and sexually battered the child.

Search warrants were obtained by investigators to search the home in which … CONTINUED

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