A Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) sergeant becomes the fourth departmental staff member to graduate from the University of Tennessee National Forensic Academy (NFA).
Detective Sergeant Tommy Massey was presented a diploma at a graduation ceremony held at the UT Conference Center Bldg. Friday, March 13.
Massey successfully completed the NFA 10-week extensive training program, receiving more than 400 hours of classroom training work and field practicum.
The Academy is funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and is designed prepare crime scene investigators to recognize key elements and to improve the process of evidence recovery and submission, including evidence identification, collection and preservation.
The program covered many topics including, but not limited to the following: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Crime Scene Management, Computer Sketching, Courtroom Testimony, Criminal Investigative Analysis, DNA, Firearms and Toolmark Identification, Footwear and Tire Impressions, Forensic Fire Investigation, Latent Fingerprint Processing, Photography (Digital and Videotaping), Serial Number Restoration, Shooting Incident Reconstruction, Trace Evidence, Death Investigation, Manners of Death, Forensic Anthropology, and Forensic Entomology.
Massey joins several other department members, Captain Nathan McDaniel, Lieutenant Mike Taylor and Sergeant Katrina Henderson, who have graduated from the Academy.
LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Igniter Productions is proud to announce the first of many top artists to headline Lynchburg Music Fest in 2020. Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore, will join the festival in its second year. The Georgia native is best known for his energetic live show, three critically-acclaimed studio albums and four No. One hit singles.
The second annual Lynchburg Music Fest will take place on October 2 and 3, 2020, in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Once again, the festival brings dozens of country and bluegrass artists to three stages in historic Lynchburg. Furthering its diverse offering of talent, Lynchburg Music Fest is expanding in 2020 to include Americana, classic rock, southern rock and red dirt country artists on the lineup.
The two-day camping festival is amid major improvements, including a new venue for 2020 with the official location to be announced in the coming months. Festival-goers can expect a greater variety of ticketing options and a higher level of talent among the many improvements. Additionally, festival camping will be available on-site with a new and expanded range of options for campers.
Among the many improvements for 2020, Lynchburg Music Fest has added a new, VIP Select ticketing option. VIP Select ticket holders will have access to VIP viewing areas and the new Songcrafters Speakeasy Tent, where they can expect exclusive appearances from main stage artists and legendary hit songwriters. Whiskey and wine tastings will be offered on-site for VIP Select ticket holders — only fitting for the whiskey capital of the world. With more sponsors to be announced in the coming months, Craig & Wheeler Realty & Auction once again join Lynchburg Music Fest as a major sponsor.
Beyond the music, Lynchburg Music Fest will continue to offer on-site events, vendors and activities for guests of the festival. Igniter Productions brings an experiential event to South-Central Tennessee, with on-site amenities and tangible ways for fans to participate and engage in the Lynchburg community.
Early bird tickets are now available for purchase online at Lynchburg Music Fest’s official website or in-person at American Craft Distillers in Lynchburg. Passes purchased online start at $75 for weekend General Admission.