Saliva Evidence, Forensic Expert Set for July 24 Trial Four months ahead of a scheduled voter fraud trial in federal court, United States prosecutors filed a document in the Eastern District Court in Knoxville on Wednesday, entering a “notice of testimony” prosecutors intend to use against defendant Brian “Wormy” Hodge on July 24, 2018. The notice states that a TBI special agent and forensic scientist will testify […]
Fourth Continuance for Wormy Hodge in Past Year Under a federal indictment for voter fraud, vote buying, and witness tampering, Brian “Wormy” Hodge’s request to reschedule his pending trial in district court yet again found favor on Monday, Judge Leon Jordan granting a motion to continue that Hodge filed on February 1. The new date was placed […]
Hodge Attorney Requests Move to July The Vonore defendant indicted federally for voter fraud, vote buying, and witness tampering asked for a trial date reset on Thursday. Through his attorney Brian “Wormy” Hodge requested a pending April trial be pushed to late July. If approved, the date would mark the fourth time Hodge’s trial date […]
Additional Documents, Photographs, Records Defense Attorney: Plea Discussions Underway “…600 pages of banking records, 56 pages of additional election records, dozens of photographs, approximately 250 E-911 call records, and a transcript of a recorded conversation between the defendant and an alleged co-conspirator which the Government intends to use in its case-in-chief at trial.” View/Download Full […]
Pre-Trial Hearing Set in Vote Fraud Case A judge’s order was issued in federal court on Thursday, confirming the voter fraud case of the United States of America against Brian Keith “Wormy” Hodge of Vonore had been set for a “pretrial hearing” at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23. District Judge Leon Jordan in Knoxville […]
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Buzz Fall Fest to Assist Coordinated Efforts Think about the smell of crayons for a moment. They smell like the first day of school, sparks of creativity, and possibilities. In a way, they are like children, great big bundles of potentiality, walking into rich, diverse futures and making memories along the way. A Yale University […]
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Monroe County Sheriff Tommy Jones posted a statement on Friday regarding the total solar eclipse of August 21 and its possible effect on the county residents and businesses and the actions of the sheriff’s department. “The Monroe County Sheriffs Office has an important message for the residents and business owners concerning the upcoming eclipse.” Read full statement here…
Compliments of the City of Sweetwater Sweetwater city officials released the following statement on Thursday, listing several suggestions and information regarding the August 21 total solar eclipse and how local community residents can prepare for the once-in-a-lifetime event. Read full statement here…
Will Burn an “Inclement Weather Day” The Monroe County director of schools said on Friday the county schools and the city schools of Sweetwater had decided to use an “inclement weather day” for the August 21 total solar eclipse. “Safety is always of the utmost concern when dealing with our students and employees,” said Tim Blankenship, “and we feel that it is in the best interest […]
August 21 Total Solar Blackout Overwhelming Challenge According to the website “GreatAmericanEclipse.com” on Monday, projections for out-o-county visitation for the August 21 total solar eclipse are running from between 27,000 and 111,000 persons, the first figure the “lowest,” the second the “highest.” But expect the highest. Booking and reservations that began seven to eight months ago are reportedly sold out in Sweetwater and Tellico Plains […]
MADISONVILLE Total Eclipse of Kefauver Park The “Total Eclipse of the Park” will take place at Kefauver Park in Madisonville on August 21, instead of the initial location of Houston Park behind the new library. The City of Madisonville made the announcement on Thursday. The solar eclipse event will still take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. complete with vendors, […]
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