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November 28, 2012
A Mid-State pool company with a host of unhappy customers is no longer allowed to do business.
The state Board for Licensing Contractors revoked the license for Premier Pools.
Dozens of customers have complained about work that was not completed or done improperly.
The board also imposed a $456,000 penalty against the company.
Board members say they hope it sends a message to other contractors.
"But this certainly was a heftier fine or a heftier penalty, and they calculated it as such because of the degree of violations that the company had engaged in," says Christopher Garrett with the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance.
The state isn't likely to see any money from the penalty.
Premier Pools is in bankruptcy and its attorney says the company is insolvent.
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Wednesday, November 28 2012, 09:54 PM CST
Houston brother will be his own attorney in court
June 18, 2013 13:02 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Roane County man will face federal gun violation charges next month without an attorney.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/17VlXpM ) reported Rocky Joe Houston will represent himself on a charge of possession of a gun by a felon.
The charge came after Houston earlier represented himself in state court on charges stemming from a police chase. He was convicted of evading arrest and reckless endangerment.
Houston and his brother, Leon Houston, were tried, but not convicted, in the 2006 shooting deaths of a Roane County deputy and his ride-along companion.
In federal court, Rocky Joe Houston is claiming the officer who charged him with the felony had no legal authority.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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