Woman Wins Large Settlement 

A 41-year-old Thomaston woman who filed a lawsuit after being strip-searched at the Knox County Jail will be getting $290k in a settlement.Laurie Tardiff was arrested in 2002, accused of tampering with a witness and was searched. The tampering charge was later dismissed. She claimed the strip search was unnecessary and excessive. Officials say the county has insurance to cover the cost of the settlement.