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Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid (ARPO) Strike Force Takedown Results in Charges Against 60 Individuals, Including 53 Medical Professionals including one in Smith County

Charges Involve Over 350 Thousand Prescriptions for Controlled Substances and Over 32 Million Pills; ARPO Strike Force Grows to 10 Districts, Expanding to Include the Western District of Virginia

Attorney General William P. Barr and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar II, together with multiple law enforcement partners, today announced enforcement actions involving 60 charged defendants across 11 federal districts, including 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, eight nurse practitioners, and seven other licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation in the illegal prescribing and distributing of opioids and other dangerous narcotics and for health care fraud schemes.  In addition, HHS announced today that since June 2018, it has excluded over 2,000 individuals from participation in Medicare, Medicaid and all other Federal health care programs, which includes more than 650 providers excluded for conduct related to opioid diversion and abuse.  Since July 2017, DEA has issued 31 immediate suspension orders, 129 orders to show cause, and received 1,386 surrenders for cause nationwide for violations of the Controlled Substances Act.

“The opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug crisis in American history, and Appalachia has suffered the consequences more than perhaps any other region,” Attorney General William P. Barr said.  “But the Department of Justice is doing its part to help end this crisis.  One of the Department’s most promising new initiatives is the Criminal Division’s Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force, which began its work in December.  Just four months later, this team of federal agents and 14 prosecutors has charged 60 defendants for alleged crimes related to millions of prescription opioids.  I am grateful to the Criminal Division, their U.S. Attorney partners, and to the members of the strike force for this outstanding work that holds the promise of saving many lives in Appalachian communities.”

“Reducing the illicit supply of opioids is a crucial element of President Trump’s plan to end this public health crisis,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar.  “It is also vital that Americans struggling with addiction have access to treatment and that patients who need pain treatment do not see their care disrupted, which is why federal and local public health authorities have coordinated to ensure these needs are met in the wake of this enforcement operation.  The Trump Administration’s law enforcement and public health leaders will continue to work hand in hand to end this crisis that has hit Appalachia hard and steals far too many lives across America every day.”

In addition, the operation includes the participation of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, multiple State Medicaid Fraud Control Units, and other federal and state agencies.  The mission of the ARPO Strike Force is to identify and investigate health care fraud schemes in the Appalachian region and surrounding areas, and to effectively and efficiently prosecute medical professionals and others involved in the illegal prescription and distribution of opioids.

The charges announced today involve individuals contributing to the opioid epidemic, with a particular focus on medical professionals involved in the unlawful distribution of opioids and other prescription narcotics, a priority for the Department.  According to the CDC, approximately 130 Americans die every day of an opioid overdose.

For individuals, family members at risk for overdose, call the Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition to receive training and an Opioid Overdose Prevention Kit that includes Narcan.  This is provided by the coalition at no cost. 615-588-1622.  

“Today’s takedown demonstrates the FBI’s unwavering commitment to working alongside our Strike Force partners, including the HHS-OIG and DEA, to fight the opioid epidemic and related criminal activity in the Appalachian region,” said FBI Executive Assistant Director Hess. “We will not stand by and allow the harmful and oftentimes deadly practice of over-prescribing highly addictive drugs to continue unchecked. The FBI will pursue medical personnel who misuse their positions of trust to blatantly disregard others’ very lives for their own financial gain.”

“The opioid crisis has had a devastating impact in the Appalachian region,” said Principal Deputy Inspector General Chiedi. “Addressing this public health issue and ensuring beneficiaries have continuity of care requires a collaborative approach with our federal, state, and local partners. Our commitment is resolute. We will continue working together to protect the health and well-being of all Americans and ending this terrible epidemic.”

“Opioid misuse and abuse is an insidious epidemic, created in large part, by the over-prescribing of potent opioids nationwide, and unfortunately, Appalachia is at the center,” said DEA Assistant Administrator Martin.  “Today’s announcement sends a clear message that investigations involving diversion of prescription drugs have been, and continue to be, a priority for DEA.”

“CMS CPI is proud to work very closely everyday with our law enforcement partners to stop the exploitation of vulnerable patients and misuse of taxpayer dollars,” said Deputy Administrator and Director of Center for Program Integrity Alexander. “Nowhere is this collaboration more important than in our fight against the opioid crisis in America. This is one of the President’s highest priorities and we are proud to be an important part of the largest prescription opioid enforcement effort ever undertaken. We will continue to work tirelessly through investigation, data coordination and administrative action to protect the health and wellbeing of all Americans.”

The ARPO Strike Force is made up of prosecutors and data analysts with the HCF Unit, prosecutors with the 10 U.S. Attorney’s Offices in the region, including the newly added Western District of Virginia, and special agents with the FBI, HHS-OIG and DEA.  The ARPO Strike Force operates out of two hubs based in the Cincinnati, Ohio/Northern Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee, areas, supporting the 10 districts that make up the ARPO Strike Force region.  In addition, the APRO Strike Force works closely with other state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, State Medicaid Fraud Control Units.

In the Middle District of Tennessee, federal indictments were unsealed today charging nine Middle Tennessee medical professionals, including four doctors, four nurse practitioners and a pharmacist, with various charges alleging their participation in illegally prescribing and dispensing opioids and other dangerous narcotics and health care fraud schemes.  Two cases involve doctors who were previously sanctioned by the Tennessee Medical Board in connection with the overprescribing of opioids, one of whom was sanctioned for providing prescriptions to vulnerable patients, while the other allegedly prescribed opioid pills after serving a Board imposed term of probation.  Another case alleges that a doctor prescribed opioids and other controlled substances to at least four individuals.  In another case, an advanced practice registered nurse at a pain management clinic allegedly wrote prescriptions for opioids that had no legitimate medical purpose and that were outside the usual course of professional practice.  Separately, a pharmacist was charged for allegedly dispensing large amounts of opioids outside the usual scope of professional practice and for no legitimate medical purpose.  Finally, a podiatrist was charged with unlawful distribution of controlled substances.  In addition to assistance provided by the FBI, DEA, and HHS-OIG, these cases were brought in connection with assistance from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit; the 18th Judicial District Drug Task Force; the Sumner County District Attorney’s Office; and the District Attorney General for the 22nd Judicial District.

Smith County doctor charged in federal opioid bust

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Lunch & Learn sessions held in Smith County

Did you know that Alzheimer’s and Dementia Lunch & Learn sessions are held here in Smith County?

This group meets at noon on the 3rd Tuesday of every other month at The Pavillion Senior Living Center and at Concordia Care Smith County.

The Lunch & Learn session will be held at The Pavilion on

  • May 21, 2019
  • July 16, 2019
  • September 17, 2019
  • November 19, 2019

The Lunch & Learn session will be held at Concordia Care Smith County on

  • April 16, 2019
  • June 18, 2019
  • August 20, 2019
  • October 15, 2019
  • December 17, 2019

For more details, please call 615-588-1040. 

White House Antique Market Spring Open House – Saturday, April 20, 2019

The White House Antique Market Spring Open House will be this Saturday, April 20, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 

The store will be filled with lots of new and different antiques, as well as plants and garden items just in time for spring!

Bobby Swann will also be set up selling his great wood art. 

Come early and shop ’til you drop!

White House Antique Market of Defeated Creek is located at 387 Defeated Creek Highway.

For more information, please contact Sandra Martin at (615) 774-3562. 

Smith County Animal Rescue Organization Bark in the Park 2K Walk/Run set for May 11, 2019

Smith County Animal Rescue Organization will host its next fundraiser, Bark in the Park 2K Walk/Run, on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

Bark in the Park will be held at Ivy Agee Park in Gordonsville, Tennessee.

This fun event is a great way to get active, spend time with your furry friend and other animal lovers in the community, and support the cause of building an animal shelter in Smith County!

The walk will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. 

On the day of the walk, a water station and disposal station for pets will be set up along the track. 

A light lunch will be provided, along with doggie biscuits and treats!

Registration for the race is $25. Click here to register through EventBrite. You can also pick up a registration form at Poindexter Realty in Carthage and return it to P.O. Box 384 Carthage, TN – 37030 or call Sherry Luzader at 615-677-0251.

The deadline to register to be guaranteed a t-shirt is Saturday, April 20, 2019. 

The mission of the Smith County Animal Rescue Organization is to reduce pet homelessness in Smith County, Tennessee, through their spay/neuter assistance program and their foster/adoption program. The group also aims to construct an animal shelter in Smith County.

Keep an eye out for SCARO’s future fundraisers, like a Silent + Live Auction, Pooch Plunge, a comedy show, and even Goat Yoga. 

SCARO holds monthly meetings at 5:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at the Smith County Chamber of Commerce. 

Follow the Smith County Animal Rescue Organization Facebook page for news and updates, pictures of adoptable animals, upcoming fundraisers, and more. You can also visit their website.

Smith County High School FFA Greenhouse Sale — April 15 – May 1, 2019

Smith County High School FFA is currently hosting a plant sale at the SCHS Greenhouse, located on Smith County High School’s campus at 312 East Fite Avenue in Carthage, Tennessee.

Sale hours are Monday, April 15 through Friday, May 1, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The sale will also be open on two Saturdays, April 20 & 27, from 7:00 a.m.until 11:00 a.m.

SCHS FFA has all the plants you need this spring, from hanging Boston ferns, to hanging baskets and mix-and-match flats of flowers, and even tomato and pepper plants!

For more information, please contact Wesley Foster at wfoster1@smithcoedu.net. 

4-H News: Smith County Competes in 4-H Livestock Judging Contest

The following article was submitted by Katie Martin, Smith County Extension Agent:

The Smith County 4-H Livestock Judging Teams competed in the Central Contest in Murfreesboro. From left to right: Gabe Harville, Courtney Dickens, and Reese Bamford.

The Smith County 4-H Livestock Judging Teams competed in the Central Region Contest on April 11, 2019, at the Tennessee Livestock Center in Murfreesboro.  Three 4-H members successfully participated in this contest. 

Livestock judging teaches 4-H members decision-making skills while they learn more about the livestock industry. Beef cattle, sheep, goats, and hogs are evaluated to know which animals would be best in a farm’s breeding program or would make the most profit in a market situation. 4-H’ers also learn how to read and use genetic information (EPDs) to assist in the selection of livestock. This is useful knowledge if these young people ever buy livestock of their own. Eight total classes of animals are judged at the contest. The senior division also must give two sets of oral reasons to explain why they placed the class the way they did. This improves their communication skills as they must think under pressure while still using good presentation techniques. 

The Junior High (6th – 8th graders) Division individuals were 6th grader Gabe Harville and 7th grader Courtney Dickens.

The Junior individual (4th & 5th graders) was 5th grader Reese Bamford.

All Smith County 4-H’ers performed exceptionally well and we are proud of their hard work and commitment! 

For more information about the livestock group or any of our 4-H activities please call 615-735-2900.

The 4-H Youth Development Program delivers programs through cooperative efforts of the University of Tennessee, Tennessee State University, and public and private sector volunteers.  4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.  4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades 4-12, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability. 

More than 20 indictments returned during April 2019 meeting of the Grand Jury

As of April 2, 2019, over 20 incitements were returned during the April meeting of the Smith County Grand Jury.

See the complete list of indictments below: 

All subjects are innocent until proven guilty. All mugshots were not immediately available. 

The State of Tennessee vs James Eric Allison

  • {1 Count(s) Drive with License Suspended}
  • {1 Count(s) Failure to Show Proof of Insurance}
  • {1 Count(s) Simple Possession of Schedule VI, Marijuana}

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Kathryn S. Antle

The State of Tennessee vs Kathryn S. Antle

  • {1 Count(s) Violation of Child Restraint Law}
  • {1 Count(s) Violation of Registration}
  • {1 Count(s) Driving on Revoked – 3rd Offense}

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William Chadwick Brown

The State of Tennessee vs William C. Brown

  • {1 Count(s) Aggravated Assault}
  • {1 Count(s) Failure to Appear (Felony)}

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Joseph Cody Burns

The State of Tennessee vs Joseph C. Burns

  • {1 Count(s) Drive with License Revoked}
  • {1 Count(s) Simple Possession of Schedule VI, Marijuana}
  • {1 Count(s) Theft of Merchandise}
  • {1 Count(s) Driving Under the Influence – 2nd Offense}

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Miguel Angel Campos Leal

The State of Tennessee vs Miguel Angel Campos-Leal

  • {1 Count(s) Driving Under the Influence – 5th Offense}
  • {1 Count(s) Implied Consent Law}
  • {1 Count(s) Drive with License Revoked}
  • {1 Count(s) Seatbelt Law}
  • {1 Count(s) Violation of Registration}
  • {1 Count(s) Failure to Show Proof of Insurance}

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Eric Michael Coleman

The State of Tennessee vs Eric Michael Coleman 

  • {1 Count(s) Speeding}
  • {1 Count(s) Drive with License Suspended}
  • {1 Count(s) Simple Possession of Schedule VI, Marijuana}

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Abigale Lynn Duke

The State of Tennessee vs Abigail L. Duke 

  • {1 Count(s) Aggravated Domestic Assault}

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Eric Ross Evans

The State of Tennessee vs Eric R. Evans

  • {1 Count(s) Driving Under the Influence – 1st Offense}
  • {1 Count(s) Simple Possession Schedule II, Hydrocodone}
  • {1 Count(s) Violation of Child Restraint Law (4-8 Years)}
  • {1 Count(s) Failure to Show Proof of Insurance}
  • {1 Count(s) Driving while Blood Alcohol Above Legal Limit}

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The State of Tennessee vs Darren Franklin

  • {1 Count(s) Improper Display of Registration Plates}
  • {1 Count(s) Failure to Show Proof of Insurance}
  • {1 Count(s) Possession of Schedule VI, Marijuana}

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The State of Tennessee vs Rene Avendano Garcia

  • {1 Count(s) Leaving the Scene of an Accident}
  • {1 Count(s) Failure to Give Immediate Notice of Accident}
  • {1 Count(s) Failure to Render Aid}
  • {1 Count(s) Driving Without a License}
  • {1 Count(s) Operation of Due Care}

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Kevin Luke Kaboni

The State of Tennessee vs Kevin Luke Kaboni

  • {1 Count(s) Drive with License Suspended}

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Haley Lyne Lewis

The State of Tennessee vs Haley L. Lewis 

  • {1 Count(s) False Reports}

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Helen Rena Luper

The State of Tennessee vs Helen Rena Luper

  • {1 Count(s) Public Intoxication}
  • {1 Count(s) Simple Possession of Schedule IV, Alprazolam}
  • {1 Count(s) Vandalism Under $1,000}

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Larry D. Martin

The State of Tennessee vs Larry D. Martin

  • {1 Count(s) Sell Schedule II, Hydrocodone}

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The State of Tennessee vs William Cody Mason

  • {1 Count(s) Driving on Revoked – 2nd Offense}

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Victoria Lynn Nannie

The State of Tennessee vs Victoria L. Nannie

  • {1 Count(s) Simple Possession of Schedule II, Methamphetamine}
  • {1 Count(s) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia}

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Ronald Eric Oliver

The State of Tennessee vs Ronald Eric Oliver

  • {1 Count(s) Driving Under the Influence – 3rd Offense}
  • {1 Count(s) Driving on Revoked – 2nd Offense}
  • {1 Count(s) Resisting Arrest}
  • {1 Count(s) Driving While Blood Alcohol Above Legal Limit}

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The State of Tennessee vs Joshua L. Tisdale

  • {1 Count(s) Failure to Tag Wildlife}

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Tony Kyle West

The State of Tennessee vs Tony Kyle West

  • {1 Count(s) Simple Possession of Schedule I, Heroin}
  • {1 Count(s) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia}

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Regina Leeanna Williford

The State of Tennessee vs Regina Williford

  • {1 Count(s) Driving Under the Influence – 1st Offense}
  • {1 Count(s) Driving While Blood Alcohol Above Legal Limit}

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Gary Thurman Woodard

The State of Tennessee vs Gary T. Woodard

  • {1 Count(s) Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony}
  • {1 Count(s) Unlawful Possession of a Weapon By Convicted Felon}
  • {1 Count(s) Possession of Schedule VI, Marijuana}
  • {1 Count(s) Manufacture Schedule VI, Marijuana 1-10}
  • {10 Count(s) Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by Convicted Felon}

Report of Reckless Driving Leads to Discovery of Syringe and Meth

(Smith County Insider Press) – On March 14, 2019, Deputy Joshua Williams with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle driving recklessly on Lebanon Highway. After locating the vehicle, Deputy Williams initiated a traffic stop and was advised by dispatch that the vehicle’s registration was expired.

According to the police report, the driver of the vehicle was Maged Kasdallah (31, Nashville). Deputy Williams located a syringe containing a clear liquid substance in the center console of the vehicle as well as a small amount of a crystal-like substance.

The crystal-like substance field-tested positive for methamphetamine. Kasdallah was placed under arrest and transported to the Smith County Jail for booking. He also received a state citation for registration violation.

Kasdallah was charged with possession of controlled substances.

Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of Methamphetamine in Jacket Pocket

(Smith County Insider Press) – Sergeant Ridge Long with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop near Edgewood Road. While obtaining information from the driver of the vehicle (Avanah Lee, 42, Portland), she informed Sergeant Long that she was currently on probation for drug possession in Smith County.

According to the police report, a search was conducted and less than one ounce of a substance appearing to be methamphetamine and a ret cut straw were found in Lee’s jacket pocket.

According to the police report, Lee admitted to the substance being “ice,” and the substance field tested positive for methamphetamine. Lee was placed under arrest and transferred to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office for booking.

Lee was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use, simple possession of narcotics, and violation of probation.

SCI First Responder Friday: Doug Russell

For this week’s First Responder Friday, Smith County Insider interviewed Doug Russell, a full time AEMT for Smith County EMS. Doug is also a member of the Smith County Rescue Squad and is the District Chief for the Riddleton/Dixon Springs Fire Department.

Doug has served as a first responder for 30 years.

Smith County First Responder Doug Russell

SCI: When did you realize this is what you wanted to do?

DR: 1993 — Fire Department paged to a wreck with ejection. The fire department was first on the scene before the ambulance, and I realized I didn’t have enough training to help this person. My brother and I went to EMT school in Macon County at nights that fall, without the intention of it becoming a full time occupation for me.

SCI: What is the best thing about your job?

DR: Helping someone on a call and that person thanking you the next time you run into them somewhere

SCI: What is your proudest work accomplishment?

DR: Working with some great people that are your second family

SCI: What advice would you give someone looking to go into your field?

DR: Make sure that being a first responder is what you want to do. You have to be dedicated to put up with some of the things we deal with. The pay is not the best in the world and you spend a lot of time away from your family, but it’s a great feeling of accomplishment when you have helped someone overcome some of their problems.

SCI: What are your favorite hobbies and activities outside of work?

DR:  Being with my family and hunting when I have time

SCI: Is there anything else you want to share with the readers of Smith County Insider?

DR: Smith County has some wonderful people out there, and as a “First Responder,” we thank you for your support and caring.

Thank you for your service to Smith County, Doug!

Don’t miss next week’s First Responder Friday!

Good Scout Award presented to Michael Nesbitt at Smith County Friends of Scouting Breakfast

The following article was submitted by Vivian Reynolds, Registered Leader, Scouts BSA:

Michael Nesbitt (middle) received the 2019 Smith County Good Scout Award, the highest honor bestowed for individual or corporate citizenship in local communities by the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The award was presented by Pat Nixon (right), chair of the Smith County Friends of Scouting. Also Pictured: Tracey Rodenbach (left).

Community and business leaders who support Scouting were in attendance for the annual Smith County Friends of Scouting breakfast sponsored by Bass & Bass, Attorneys, prepared by Scout leaders (David Bass, Steven Lish, David Oyster, Rocca Vincent) and served at the Carthage United Methodist Church on April 4, 2019.

The Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America chose Michael Nesbitt (Smith County mayor 2002-August 2018) to be honored at the breakfast as the 2019 recipient of the Good Scout Award. To be considered to receive the award, one must exemplify the spirit of the Scout Oath and Law by helping others and doing their best at all times. The Good Scout Award distinguishes those who go above and beyond expectations and celebrates those who truly make a difference in our community, not only because they care, but because they act.

In addition to his service while in elected office, Nesbitt has professional experience in owning and operating a small auto parts business and in managerial banking positions which total more than thirty years of service to the Smith County community. As mayor, he has given direction, financial oversight, and sometimes personal assistance to several Scouts as they pursued Eagle Scout Community Service Projects which have enhanced the Smith County community.  He continues to serve the public through his membership in various organizations and boards to include Carthage Rotary Club, Emmanuel House, and Southside Lion’s Club.  

Preceding comments from Nesbitt, Tracey Rodenbach (Walton Trail District Commissioner) spoke about the importance of Scouting; Anthony Morris, Eagle Scout, Troop 367, spoke about what it means to earn the Eagle Scout Medal; and Wyatt Stark, Bear Scout, Pack 367 delivered the invocation.

Pet Agrees Wellness Services Drive-Thru Rabies Clinic to be held Saturday, April 13, 2019

Pet Agrees Wellness Services in Gordonsville will offer a Drive-Thru Rabies Clinic from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

The cost of the Rabies Clinic is $8 per animal. Animals will receive a one year vaccine, tag, and certificate.

Puppies and kittens must be 12 weeks old to receive a rabies vaccine. No pregnant girls.

The Rabies Clinic will take place rain or shine.

If you can’t make it out on Saturday, check out Pet Agrees Wellness Services’ $99 special next month!

Pet Agrees Wellness Services is located at 259 JMZ Drive in Gordonsville, Tennessee.

Visit Pet Agrees Wellness Services on Facebook, visit their website, or give them a call at 615-683-6600.

An Ounce of Prevention: April 2019

Read the April 2019 edition of “An Ounce of Prevention,” the monthly newsletter from the Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition, to learn about Smith County’s Drug Takeback Day, which is set for Wednesday, April 24, 2019. 

The Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Smith County Chamber of Commerce at 12:00 p.m. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. 

Bonnell Aluminum Announces Opening of an On-Site Health Center

NEWNAN, Ga.–Bonnell Aluminum, a subsidiary of Tredegar Corporation (NYSE:TG), announced today that it has broken ground on a future on-site health center for employees and family members at its Carthage, Tennessee manufacturing site. Scheduled to open in the middle of 2019, the on-site health facility, which will include a medical clinic and fitness amenities, will significantly benefit over 500 employees and their families.

“We first became interested in this concept after acquiring Futura Industries, which has a similar facility in Utah. Based on what we have experienced, this is a wonderful benefit for our employees,” commented Brook Hamilton, President of Bonnell Aluminum. “In addition to the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and convenient access to excellent health care that our employees will gain, we believe this concept will produce higher employee satisfaction and lower healthcare costs.”

With a proven track record, Onsite Care Clinics will serve as the medical care provider at the new facility. Hamilton added, “By improving access to health care, reducing patient and overall costs through education and the encouragement of healthy behaviors, employees will now be able to obtain top-quality and patient-focused health care assistance. With this being a new project for us outside of our Utah location, our plans are to work with Onsite Care Clinics to develop innovative healthcare solutions at our additional Bonnell sites.”

For more information about Onsite Care Clinics, please visit www.onsitecareclinics.com.

About Bonnell Aluminum

Bonnell Aluminum is a subsidiary of Tredegar Corporation (NYSE:TG). The Company and its operating divisions, AACOA and Futura Industries, are leading manufacturers of customer-fabricated and finished aluminum extrusions serving the building and construction, automotive and transportation, consumer durables, machinery and equipment, electrical and distribution markets. The Company has manufacturing facilities located in Newnan GA, Carthage TN, Niles MI, Elkhart IN, and Clearfield, UT.

For additional information about us, please visit www.bonnellaluminum.com.

Biggs appointed to fill vacant seat on Gordonsville City Council

Jessica Dillard Biggs

During the meeting of the Gordonsville City Council on Monday, April 8, 2019, Jessica Dillard Biggs was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Gordonsville City Council.

Two qualified Gordonsville citizens expressed interest in the position, Mr. Danny Williams and Mrs. Jessica Biggs.

Each candidate received two votes from the council. 

Mayor Milton Gibbs cast the tie-breaking vote, and Biggs was appointed to the council and subsequently sworn in by the mayor.

Biggs will serve on the Gordonsville City Council until the next regular election.

During the April meeting of the Gordonsville City Council, the council also unanimously appointed John Potts to serve as Vice Mayor. 

The council also appointed Michael Ray to serve as the new City Recorder. Ray is expected to begin this position on May 1, 2019.

Watch the full April 2019 meeting of the Gordonsville City Council below:

 

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