WECO News – Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Prescription pills have become a major problem in Tennessee according to Tennessee Senator Ken Yager.

 Yager has an idea on how to combat the problem.

 Yager says entering information into a database may help prevent doctor shopping. The database already exists in Tennessee. Yager says pharmacists and physicians are required to file information regarding the prescription or sell of schedule drugs, but that neither is required to consult the database beforehand. Some doctors and pharmacists argue this will add extra work to an already busy schedule.

Yager says that he intends to work closely with the Tennessee Medical Association and the Pharmacy Association through the duration of the legislation. Tennessee Congress will be in session on January 10th. Yager says discussion on the legislation will begin then. We will keep you posted when more news comes available.

 The Morgan County Rescue Squad will host a country style breakfast this Saturday morning from 7:30 to 10:30. The menu will include Ham, sausage, eggs, biscuits, gravy, coffee, juice, and soft drinks. Cost is 5 dollars for adults and 3 dollars for children. Everyone is invited.

 In Sports, The University of Tennessee mens basketball team played Memphis for the second time last night. The first game went to the closing moments of double overtime, this game, not so much. The Tigers defeated the Vols, 69-51. Tennessee was once again led in scoring by Trae Golden, who totaled 22, and no other player totaled more than 9 points. The road doesn’t get any easier to Cuonzo Martin’s team, as they take on Florida at home this Saturday at 11am. The Vol Network’s pregame coverage on WECO FM begins at 10:30.

However, there is some good news for the Vols. Highly touted recruit Jarnell Stokes from Memphis Southwind High School has been cleared to practice with the Vols. Stokes graduated high school early in December, and will begin classes at UT on January 11th, and should be eligible to play by the Mississippi State game on January 12th.

The Lady Vols are in action tonight, taking on 15th ranked Georgia at home. Pregame coverage on WECO FM begins at 6:30 and tipoff is at 7.

Also in sports, one area high school team will be in action tonight. Oakdale will play host to Greenback. The girls game will tip off at 6:30.

And finally, some break-ins are odd. A 29-year-old Minnesota man faces felony charges after he allegedly broke into a woman’s apartment. The woman told police she woke up to an unknown man standing in her bedroom. She said she chased him out of her apartment, but not before he’d drunk two liquor bottles from her refrigerator and tried her pants on.

… Two days later, police responded to a similar burglary at an apartment building close to the first incident. Police dogs later tracked down the burglar.





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