Savannah man sentenced on child porn charge

June 19– Kenneth Wayne Johnson, 48, of Savannah,  was sentenced to 121 months in federal prison Tuesday following his guilty plea to one count of distribution of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III.

The U.S. Justice Department said that from November of 2011 to July of 2012, Johnson used a peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing program on a computer connected to the internet to seek out images of child pornography and download them to his computer.

Once the images were downloaded to Johnson’s computer, they became available for download by others using similar programs.

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Michie man charged in sexual exploitation case

June 11– The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments for a McNairy County man accused of trying to solicit who he thought to be a teenage girl online.

Joe Kevin Horner, 50, of Michie, turned himself in to McNairy County authorities last week.

According to the TBI,  agents began investigating Horner in October of last year after receiving information from a police detective in Fairfax, Va., who posed at a 14-year-old girl online and engaged in an ongoing sexual chat with him. 

During the course of the TBI investigation, agents seized Horner’s iPhone and discovered several messages sent between himself and the detective posing as the girl, along with an explicit picture believed to be Horner, the TBI said Tuesday.

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CenturyLink food drive to support Loaves & Fishes

June 5– CenturyLink is holding its annual CenturyLink Backpack Buddies Feed the Children Food Drive now through June 13 in hundreds of company locations across the country, including Adamsville.

As part of this effort, CenturyLink is inviting local community members to join employees in supporting the McNairy County Loaves & Fishes Food Bank. 

Community members wanting to help support the drive can bring cash or food donations to  CenturyLink at 116 N. Oak Street, Adamsville.  If questions, call 632-3311. Checks should be made payable to McNairy County Loaves & Fishes Food Bank.  

The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation has pledged to match donations made through this drive at $1 per pound of food up to 1 million pounds nationwide, providing the opportunity to increase individual donations with the support of this match.  In 2013, the CenturyLink Food Drive resulted in the equivalent of 8.54 million pounds of food being donated to more than 200 food banks across the country. 

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