Posts Tagged ‘newport’

Baby Messiah magistrate who changed baby’s name replaced

  NEWPORT, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee magistrate has been replaced months after ordering a baby’s name changed from Messiah to Martin because she believes Messiah is a title held only by Jesus Christ. Lu Ann Ballew was a child support magistrate, serving at the pleasure of the chief judge of Tennessee’s fourth judicial […]

Tenn. judge changes infant’s name from ‘Messiah’

NEWPORT, Tenn. (AP) — A judge in Tennessee changed a 7-month-old boy’s name to Martin from Messiah, saying the religious name was earned by one person and “that one person is Jesus Christ.” Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew ordered the name change last week, according to WBIR-TV. The boy’s parents were in court because […]

Newport woman charged again with TennCare fraud

Desiree McIntyre

A Cocke County woman is charged for a second time with TennCare “doctor shopping,” or going to multiple doctors to obtain the same or similar controlled substances and using TennCare as payment. The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Cocke County Sheriff’s Office, arrested 23-year old Desiree Larea McIntyre, of Newport.  She […]

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