Money meant for undercover drug ops goes to ladies’ golf instead

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog  /  No Comments

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By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE — The Lewis County Sheriff’s Department gave confidential sums of money earmarked for undercover drug buys to the Ladies Golf Association and the American Legion Youth Program.
The transfers, budget deficits, cash overdrafts and a failure to follow county policies were among the findings of an audit of  Lewis County state Comptroller [...]

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County forms audit finance committee, but committee never meets

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog  /  No Comments

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Officials in one Tennessee county formed an audit committee in 2013, but committee members haven’t bothered to meet, according to an audit state Comptroller Justin Wilson released Wednesday.

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GOP officials squabble over property taxes

By   /  October 27, 2014  /  News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog  /  No Comments

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Sumner County’s property appraiser says without hesitation the county’s director of schools and the county executive privately told him, in violation of Sunshine laws, to increase property values by 10 percent.

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County loses money over apparent laid-back financial management approach

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog  /  No Comments

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Taxpayers paid more than $26,000 to three former Meigs County finance directors, who, evidently, had a laid-back approach to financial management, according to a state Comptroller’s audit released Thursday.

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Free market forces not to blame for lousy cable TV service

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Commentary, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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Almost everybody has a story involving cable TV companies and awful customer service.

What’s yours?

Mine happened nine years ago.

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TN congressman warns of Ebola disaster if Republicans don’t embrace Obamacare

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog  /  No Comments

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Someone in the office of U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, must have forgotten to change the password for the congressman’s Twitter account, considering he’s back on the social media site, posting loony Tweets.

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