Wednesday, May 31, 2006

They Sure Know How To Hurt A Redneck

from here:

State takes away hunting licenses to punish deadbeat parents

May 31, 2006

MEMPHIS (AP) -- State officials says it's much easier to find out if deadbeat parents have hunting and fishing licenses since the wildlife agency began requiring social security numbers.

More than 1,000 parents behind in their child support have now been caught with the Human Services Department and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency sharing information.

Hunting and fishing licenses are revoked when a parent owes at least $500 in child support and is late on a payment by more than 90 days.

Carol Freeman of TWRA says the agency estimates more than 70 percent of hunters and fishermen who lost their licenses have caught up their child support and got their licenses back.