Report: Milledgeville store robber pointed gun at clerk, pulled trigger

SEPT. 20– A man who robbed the White Oak Shell station in Milledgeville on Sunday night pointed a pistol at a clerk and pulled the trigger, but the gun did not fire, according to the incident report from the McNairy County Sheriff’s Office.

The report says two female clerks were on duty at about 7:42 p.m. One was making pizza for an order and another was counting cigarettes.

The clerks told officers they heard banging on the counter and someone screaming to give them the money, but they thought it was one of their regular customers playing a joke, and they initially ignored him.

When the clerks turned around, they saw a tall black male with black, thick-rimmed glasses, wearing a white shirt, gray jogging pants and holding a shiny gun.


TVEC members to vote Saturday on internet proposal

 SEPT. 14-- Tennessee Valley Electric Cooperative members get to decide Saturday if they want the not-for-profit company to take a step toward getting  into the internet business.

A vote on a proposed change to bylaws is scheduled, although even if it passes, that does not automatically mean internet for all TVEC members – this is but the first move in what could be a long process.

Letters inviting members to the annual TVEC membership meeting this Saturday, Sept. 16 went out weeks ago in members’ monthly bills, urging members to come vote on the proposal. Registration for the meeting  to be held at the Hardin County High School auditorium is from 1- 3 p.m., with the business meeting to follow.

Prohibited by law prior to Gov. Bill Haslam’s signing of the Broadband Accessibility Act in mid-May, electric cooperatives can now provide the infrastructure if their respective members approve. 

Although some have found the language regarding the proposed change to TVEC bylaws cryptic, TVEC General Manager Gerald Taylor said it’s standard proposed language from the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association.

“TVEC is owned by the members, and we’re not going to do anything to upset our members,” Taylor said, when asked about the new language and right-of-ways.


Memphis airport police cite judge in Bobo case on gun charges

SEPT. 8-- Circuit Court Judge Creed McGinley, who is presiding over the trial of Zach Adams in Savannah for the murder of Holly Bobo beginning Saturday with final jury selection, was cited last week for allegedly having a gun in his carry-on bag at Memphis International Airport.

According to the incident report from the Memphis Airport Police Department, McGinley went through screening lane 5 of terminal B at about 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27, on his way to board a flight to Houston.

The Transportation Security Administration screener handling McGinley’s bag notified airport police of a possible gun in a carry-on bag, and those officers reviewed the image of the x-ray, which appeared to show a handgun.

The officers retrieved the bag from the x-ray machine and discovered a black Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm pistol. The bag and McGinley were escorted to the airport police substation, where the gun was removed from the bag and rendered safe.

It was discovered to be loaded with six ball rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber.

According to the report, “McGinley advised he had forgotten the firearm was inside the bag when he submitted it for TSA screening.”


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