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Abduction case goes straight to grand jury

located and arrested Dohm in a motel room with his two sons and known fugitive Edward Tarras, who was on Tennessee's 10 Most Wanted List ...
several parades and ceremonies throughout the weekend. SPARTA — A fugitive wanted for burglary in five counties ...

Outdoors calendar: TFWC meeting is Thursday-Friday

Contact Mark Vance 731-203-4688 or June 6. Bridgestone/Firestone Wildlife Management Area Fishing Day Event, Sparta, 3-6 p.m., ages 16-younger. Contact James Douglas 931-935-3280. June 6. Fall Creek Falls Fishing Derby, Spencer ...

Fox Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Mountain Division Event on Lake Cumberland

“During practice I looked for stained water in the flats and found some good spots, so that’s what I focused on during the tournament,” said Fox, who also won a Walmart BFL event last weekend on Center Hill Lake in Sparta, Tennessee. “I could only ...

Higher hunting, fishing fees to kick in this summer

But members of the Joint Government Operations Committee left open the possibility of revisiting funding for Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency operations in future meetings or during next year's legislative session. State Sen. Paul Bailey, R-Sparta ...

Wildlife at Webb

The school Tuesday dedicated its first commissioned art piece, by Sparta artist Nan Jacobsohn. Jacobsohn used a theme of "Tennessee wildlife" for the bas relief piece. She said she conducted extensive research to learn what plant and animal species were ...

Tennessee offers four-star N.J. DT

Four-star sophomore defensive tackle Dalyn Wade-Perry of Pope John XXIII Regional High School in Sparta, N.J., received a scholarship offer from Tennessee on Thursday, according to 247Sports' Ryan Bartow. (Photo: Ryan Bartow, 247Sports) The 6-foot-4 ...

Dodson, Billy Joe, Jr. (Spencer)

He was of the Baptist faith. Billy is survived by his wife, Vanessa Dodson; daughter, Toshia Dodson; son, Nathaniel Dodson, all of Spencer; grandson, Caston Dodson; stepchildren, April (Jon) Blaylock, Sparta, TN; Christopher Cope, Knoxville ...

Roy Richard Howell

Mr. Howell was preceded in death by his parents, Roy & Faith Baber Howell and nephew, Ricky Blair, Jr. A memorial service will be held Friday at Pistole Cemetery, Sparta, TN.

Chiefs WRs Coach David Culley's Journey to the NFL

“Never. Not once. I’m telling you—my ambition was to go back to White County High School in Sparta, Tennessee, and be an assistant coach and teach at my high school. “I actually got into this league because my wife said, 'Just try it.'” It’s ...

Jackson Kayak Plans $6.5 Million Expansion, Opening Additional Manufacturing Center In Sparta, Tennessee

Jackson Kayak will invest $6.5 million to expand its current operations by opening a new manufacturing facility at the former Philips Lighting building, 3300 McMinnville Highway, in Sparta, Tennessee. This expansion will create 250 new jobs in White County.

Copper Mines and Shad Fishing in Sparta

… station, this area was a working commercial fishery into the 1980s. This program is co-sponsored with the Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough Historical Society. Tuesday, June 9 at 7pm at the Briarcliff M…

Solicitor General recommends double denials in invitation briefs

The water wars return to the Court again, this time in an original action – that is, a lawsuit that begins in the Supreme Court – brought by Mississippi against Tennessee. The dispute centers around w…

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In:Team Podcast & Radio Show #140

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Charges dropped in 2012 workplace death in Sparta

GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A Kent County judge has dismissed the case against a contractor charged after an employee’s workplace death in Sparta. Joe Novak, who is the owner of Black River…

Sparta, Greece.

Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece, situated on the banks of the Eurotas River in Laconia, in south-eastern Peloponnese. It emerged as a political entity around the 10th century BC,wh…

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Christie: This morning in his comfort zone?

<< SPARTA (AP) 11:35 am: During his 137th Town Hall meeting in Sparta today, Gov. Chris Christie politely declined a request that he resign.>> << 12:40 am: Warriors in Sparta rise up: Christie got in…

Mașină spartă în parcarea unui supermarket din Mediaș

O mașină a fost spartă în parcarea unui supermarket din Mediaș. S-a întâmplat zilele trecute, când proprietarul a intrat în supermarket pentru cumpărături, iar când s-a întors și-a găsit mașina spartă…

Sparta War of Empires a Brief Review

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Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in SPARTA TENNESSEE

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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Atention: do you saw any of these people in SPARTA TENNESSEE?

Ten Most Wanted

The FBI is offering rewards for information leading to the apprehension of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. Select the images of suspects to display more information.












    Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - First Degree Murder (3 Counts), Arson of an Occupied Structure

    REWARD: The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of Robert William Fisher.

    Robert William Fisher is wanted for allegedly killing his wife and two young children and then blowing up the house in which they all lived in Scottsdale, Arizona in April of 2001.

    Fisher is physically fit and is an avid oupoorsman, hunter, and fisherman. He has a noticeable gold crown on his upper left first bicuspid tooth. He may walk with an exaggerated erect posture and his chest pushed out due to a lower back injury. Fisher is known to chew tobacco heavily. He has ties to New Mexico and Florida. Fisher is believed to be in possession of several weapons, including a high-powered rifle.

    Fisher has surgical scars on his lower back.

    • Robert W. Fisher


The Guardian and a warning to SPARTA TENNESSEE: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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