Body Found in Macon County Identified

first_imgOfficers with the Macon County Sheriff’s Office and Franklin Police Department responded around 4pm Thursday afternoon to an area of Macon County where a body was discovered by two individuals camping at the old abandoned campground located on NP&L Loop Road. Sheriff Robert L. Holland requested the assistance of the State Bureau of Investigation who immediately responded to assist in the investigation. Investigators have determined the identity and contacted the deceased’s family. Preliminary results of autopsy show no signs of foul play as the cause of death. Toxicology results will take several weeks to months to be completed.last_img

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The Zellman Group to Feature Sports Memorabilia Auction at NRF PROTECT

first_imgDon’t forget to visit The Zellman Group’s annual sports memorabilia auction at this year’s NRF PROTECT. All proceeds go to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. This year, the Zellman Group will be auctioning off a signed Kevin Durant authentic Golden State Warriors jersey, a signed John Elway authentic helmet, a signed Mike Tyson boxing glove, and much more. Visit Booth #601 and learn more about The Zellman Group at www.zellmangroup.com. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img

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Internet of Things: Businesses Invest Heavily in Machine To Machine (M2M) Communication

first_imgThe Internet of Things (IoT) encompasses a broad set of technologies.  One facet of IoT is Machine to Machine (M2M), a technology that allows machines to connect to and to exchange data among themselves.  A recent Vodafone survey of M2M technology found that 27 percent of businesses globally have started to use some type of M2M technology to improve their businesses.Much of the data communicated by machines is done via cellular services.  Examples of M2M devices include meters, home security devices, connected cars, healthcare monitors  and vending machines.  More recent examples of how and where M2M is being deployed are for digital signage, remote patient monitoring and contactless payments.  Healthcare, utilities and automotive, transportation, logistics, public safety, retail, and consumer electronics industries are all using M2M.Other findings of the Vodafone M2M report include:81 percent of businesses using M2M expect to increase their investment59 percent of businesses using M2M report a significant return on investment83 percent of businesses see M2M as a source of competitive advantage A separate report by Market Research Store found that just one segment, the Health M2M market, is expected to grow at an annual rate of 33 percent over the next five years.Michele Mackenzie, principal analyst at Analsys Mason, said that “there are compelling examples of cost savings.  Positive impacts on customer retention and the ability to unlock new revenue streams are also cited as tangible benefits that continue to drive investment in M2M.”Cellular M2M connectivity services that are benefiting from this trend to M2M include AT&T, China Telecom, EE, KT, Sprint, Verizon and Vodafone.last_img read more

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