ROGERSVILLE — Christian music at its best will fill the air on Saturday, May 18, as Persia Baptist Church hosts its annual Family Night in the Park. The free concert, which begins at 7 p.m., will feature nationally-known and award-winning groups 7eventh Time Down and JJ Weeks Band, and Tori Harper and Jason Fowler. The JJ Weeks Band’s current hit single and video is “Fool’s Gold”. 7eventh Time Down’s current Emmy-nominated single is “Brand New Day”. Attendees are reminded to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Gates will open at 4 p.m. and several area food vendors will be on hand offering everything from barbecue, hamburgers, hot dogs, snowballs and doughnuts. NO PETS, please.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On April 10-11, 2019, members of Surgoinsville Pharmacy, along with several other Tennessee pharmacists, proudly represented the independent pharmacies across the state at the National Community Pharmacists Association’s fly-in held in Washington, D.C. According to NCPA, the fly-in can be described as an “opportunity to meet with members of Congress in person and ask them to support pro-community pharmacy legislation pending in the House and Senate.” This was a unique opportunity to voice the importance of independent pharmacies in the communities and bring to light concerns about the unfair practices of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) and Direct and Indirect Remuneration fees (DIR), which continue to threaten the very existence of independent pharmacies nationwide. This representation has resulted in the passage of the Comprehensive PBM reform bill in the House and is awaiting a vote in the Senate. Pictured, left to right, are: Phonzie Brown, D.Ph, Micah Cost, Pharm.D. and TPA Executive Director, Amber Suthers, CPhT, MSAH from Surgoinsville Pharmacy, Gordon Smith, D.Ph, Beth Bryan, Pharm.D. and owner of Surgoinsville Pharmacy, Raewyn Snodderly, Pharm.D., Jason Kizer, Pharm.D., Kevin Hartman, Pharm.D., Phil Lafoy, D.Ph.
NASHVILLE — By an Order of the Tennessee Supreme Court, entered May 13, 2019, the law license of Renfro Blackburn Baird, III, of Rogersville, was transferred to disability inactive status pursuant to Section 27.3 of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9.
Mr. Baird cannot practice law while on disability inactive status.
He may return to the practice of law after reinstatement by the Tennessee Supreme Court upon showing of clear and convincing evidence that the disability has been removed and he is fit to resume the practice of law.
ROGERSVILLE — A Rogersville man who was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Wednesday, May 15, was reportedly found to be in possession of a firearm while driving under the influence of prescribed controlled-substance medication.
Sgt. Jeremy Nash, of the Hawkins Co. Sheriff’s Office, charged Virgil Roger Metcalf, 59, with failure to exercise due care, driving under the influence, and possession of a firearm by an intoxicated person.
Nash’s report indicated that about 1:11 p.m. that day he was dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Old State Hwy. 70 in Rogersville.
There, Nash said, he observed the driver, Metcalf, “to be unsteady on his feet and to have slurred speech”.
Metcalf also had difficulty in finding his driver license and in filling out paperwork from emergency medical personnel who were on scene, the report stated.
Witnesses said that Metcalf’s 2019 Nissan MGS went off the road in the oncoming bridge area before striking the concrete barrier to the bridge, Nash’s report indicated.
“I observed a pistol on Mr. Metcalf’s right leg in a drop leg holster, with a magazine inside, and an additional magazine in the holster pocket on the front,” Nash’s report continued.
The handgun was a Ruger P95DC model, according to the report.
During a search for other possible weapons, Nash said he located seven pill bottles in Metcalf’s side pockets.
“All of which are prescribed to him, although some are controlled substances; oxycodone and clonazepam,” the report states. “The oxycodone were filled on today (May 15) and were missing two pills.”
Metcalf submitted to standardized field sobriety tests and “performed poorly on the secondary testing due to his back and hip problems; by failing to touch thumb to finger on all tries, missing the total number of attempts made, and not counting out loud.”
Metcalf was read the implied consent which he signed and agreed to give a blood sample for testing.
Metcalf was transported to the Hawkins Co. Jail where he was booked.
ROGERSVILLE — Readers have been calling and asking about plans for Rogersville’s annual Parade and 4th of July Concert in the Park ... and the answer is, YES, events will take place this year again on Independence Day with the downtown parade, and later that day in the park, bands, food, fireworks and lots of family fun.
Watch the Review’s Midweek (Wednesday) edition next week, and listen to WRGS Radio on Wednesday morning, for complete details.