Monthly Archives: August 2014

Drownding Reported at Tims Ford Lake

A 42-year-old Grundy County man drowned Saturday while tubing in Tims Ford Lake. Officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said Craig Caldwell, of Palmer, drowned around 3 p.m. in the Franklin County lake. Caldwell reportedly was tubing on the … Continue reading

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Ball Presses Alexander for Debates

(Chattanooga Free Times Press) Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Gordon Ball is calling on Republican incumbent Lamar Alexander to debate him in major Tennessee cities, including Chattanooga, before the Nov. 4 election. “Televised debates will allow the voters of this state … Continue reading

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Haslam to Announce TennCare Expansion Plan this Fall

Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday he hopes to put a long-delayed Medicaid expansion proposal before federal officials soon that would extend subsidized health insurance to an estimated 180,000 low-income Tennessee adults. “I think we’ll probably go to them sometime this … Continue reading

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NFL Announces New Domestic Violence Policy

(WKRN Nashville) A sports league known for violence is tackling domestic violence off the field. On Thursday, the NFL announced a plan to ban players for life after their second violent offense. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to … Continue reading

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Names Released in Thursday’s Fatal Wreck

(Story Credit: Southern Standard) A Van Buren man was killed Thursday morning when his nephew ran a stop sign at the end of Old Smithville Highway and ran into the path of an oncoming utility truck. The fatally injured victim, … Continue reading

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Labor Day Road Work to be aware of?

Tennessee drivers will not have to worry about lane closures as they head out on the roadways for the Labor Day holiday weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation said they will halt all lane closures on interstates and highways from … Continue reading

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Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a “no refusal” Enforcement Campaign this Labor Day Weekend

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a “no refusal” enforcement campaign this Labor Day weekend. It goes into effect at Midnight Friday, Aug. 29 and concludes at Midnight Monday, Sept. 1. The “no refusal” campaign means that if a driver … Continue reading

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