published Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Roper job expo is Friday — and more Chattanooga region news

Roper job expo is Friday

ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Labor will hold a job expo in Summerville on Friday to help Roper Corp. fill about 90 manufacturing jobs at its LaFayette plant.

The expo is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Civic Center, 44 Highway 48 in Summerville.

Roper, a division of GE, makes kitchen stoves and microwaves. The company will be recruiting full-time workers for production, supervisory and other positions. Shifts are eight hours a day, Monday through Friday. Temporary positions will start at $10.75 and hour and permanent jobs at $12.30 an hour.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED and pass a background check and drug-screening test.

For more information, call 706-638-5525.


Ex-cop guilty in rape

MEMPHIS — A former Memphis police officer has been convicted of raping a Rhodes College student.

The Commercial Appeal reported that a jury on Saturday found former officer Aaron Reinsberg guilty of two counts of rape, one involving sex without the victim's consent and the other because the jury found the victim was helpless to consent. The jury also convicted Reinsberg of one count of assault by touching and two counts of official misconduct.

He faces eight to 12 years with no parole on the rape conviction and up to two years on the official misconduct conviction.


Gas line gets agency's OK

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has determined that a proposal to build a natural gas pipeline across Todd County, Ky., that would serve Clarksville, Tenn., would not adversely affect area landowners or the environment.

The Leaf-Chronicle reported on FERC's environmental assessment of the $6 million Clarksville Natural Gas Interconnect Pipeline Project, released earlier this month.

Kentucky landowners have opposed the project, saying it could harm the environment and they will reap no benefit from it.

Clarksville currently has only one line connected to the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.


Jail time ordered in dog release

MACON, Ga. — A woman who broke into a Georgia animal shelter and released dogs, leading to deadly fights, will serve a year in jail.

The Telegraph reported that Crystal Gale Fessler, 36, pleaded guilty Friday to theft and criminal trespass. Prosecutors said Fessler was drunk when she jumped the shelter's fence on Oct. 16 and opened cages, wrongly believing it was a kill shelter.

Three dogs died in fights, and others were injured.

She also must pay a $500 fine, complete 200 hours of community service and attend counseling sessions.

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