Area News

Health care providers asked to report vaping-associated illness

The Tennessee Department of Health is asking health care providers across the state to report any cases of suspected serious respiratory illness they treat among patients who use electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a cluster of severe pulmonary disease among people who use e-cigarettes or…

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TDOT: No lane closures for Labor Day holiday

The Tennessee Department of Transportation said it will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period. Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, Aug. 30 through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists…

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Pickwick Dam lane temporarily closes Aug. 14

Tennessee Valley Authority crews will be doing a routine inspection of the Tenn. 128 bridge that crosses Pickwick Dam on Wednesday, Aug. 14. The northbound lane crossing the bridge will close to traffic from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., and travel will be restricted to a single lane. TVA said the timing of the inspection…

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Tennessee landmarks lighting up green for Child Support Awareness program

Notable Tennessee landmarks and structures are lit green to symbolize Child Support Awareness Month this week and recognize the work the Tennessee Department of Human Services Child Support Program does. Across the state, Child Support employees locate parents to obtain child support, establish paternity, enforce child support orders, collect and disburse child support payments to…

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Pickup crashes into Counce tavern, two airlifted

A pickup truck crashed into the 3 Way Hawg Bar in Counce on Wednesday morning, injuring both occupants of the vehicle. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Pamela C. McCasland, 56, of Crump, was driving the 2012 Chevrolet pickup truck which hit the building. McCasland was traveling south on Tenn. 142, approaching the intersection of Tenn.…

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Traffic plan updated for Middle School, Parris South Elementary

The traffic control plan for Hardin County Middle School and Parris South Elementary, put in place two years ago to increase safety, efficiency and take traffic off of Lacefield Drive during student pickup and drop-off times, has been been updated with a few changes. (See map at bottom of this page.) “It’s been working really,…

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Savannah Police Department hosting National Night Out on Aug. 6

The Savannah Police Department is hosting a free community event at Tennessee Street Park to mark National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Across the U.S., neighborhoods host block parties, festivals,…

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