Monthly Archives: January 2015

Kentucky Damn Lock Hits Milestone

Crews have marked a milestone in the construction of a new navigation lock at Kentucky Dam. The Paducah Sun reports a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractor topped out the first massive concrete pillar for the addition on Wednesday. It … Continue reading

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Titans Urge People to not Drink and Drive

State officials are joining the Tennessee Titans in urging folks to not drink and drive Super Bowl weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, the Franklin Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol will join the Titans … Continue reading

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Girl Stabs 13-year-old Boy

Authorities say a 12-year-old girl stabbed a 13-year-old boy at Lookout Valley Middle/High School in Chattanooga. According to WRCB-TV, the incident happened Thursday morning and is still being investigated. A call to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office was not immediately returned … Continue reading

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Congress asked to Stop Common Core

Tennessee lawmakers are asking Congress to help them put the brakes on Common Core education standards. They’ve proposed a resolution urging Congress in part to “end decades of federal intrusion in state and local education policy decisions.” State Sen. Bill … Continue reading

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Unemployment Rates Low in Coffee County

Unemployment rates in Coffee and Franklin County are among the lowest in the area for December. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development says the jobless rate stood at 5.6 percent in December in both counties. The Coffee County rate slipped by … Continue reading

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Three Facing Multiple Charges after Traffic Stop

Three Kentucky men facing multiple charges following a traffic stop on Interstate 24. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says the trio were in a vehicle stopped for speeding near the 115 mile marker earlier this week. The driver of the car … Continue reading

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Murder Suspect Requests Bond Reduction

  A woman charged with the November, 2012 murder of her boyfriend is requesting a bond reduction that might allow her out of jail until a trail date set for this summer. Connie King, age 38, is being held in … Continue reading

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School Board to Discuss Merging with Alderman

      Manchester leaders will continue discussion of a possible school system merger during a session set for this afternoon. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet with members of the Manchester City School Board. At issue is … Continue reading

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Pearman Sentenced to Life in Prison

  A man convicted of 1st degree murder by a Rutherford County jury last week earlier served a federal prison term for drug related offenses. Jacob Pearman, age 32, was found guilty of the beating and strangulation death of his … Continue reading

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Haslam Finishing Statewide Tour

    Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is wrapping up his statewide tour on Thursday seeking to drum up support for his Insure Tennessee proposal. Haslam begins the day in Johnson City, followed by stops in Sparta and Murfreesboro. The governor … Continue reading

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