BRADLEY COUNTY TENNESSEE FIRST TO BAN E-CIGARETTES IN GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS

Tuesday, June 3, 2014CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County has become the first municipality in Tennessee to ban the use of electronic cigarettes and other vapor-generating products within all buildings owned or leased by the county. Commissioners voted 9-1 late Monday night in favor of the ban sponsored by Commissioner Charlotte Peak-Jones. “I believe we are…

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MORE PEDESTRIANS BEING HIT BY CARS IN NASHVILLE

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 No less than 8 reports of pedestrians being stuck by vehicles in Nashville this year alone.  Two more incidents happened Monday night. A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash in the Bordeaux area late Monday night. Officials with Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said the woman was struck by a car while crossing outside…

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ROANE COUNTY WOMAN STARTS CAMPAIGN TO INCREASE RAILROAD CROSSING SAFETY

Tuesday, June 3, 2014There is a push to change railroad crossings in Roane County. One woman decided something needed to be done after two people were killed when their car was hit by a train. Tasha Clayborne once lived behind the tracks in Harriman where a deadly crash took place and she wants to make…

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COMMON CORE DRIVES AWAY MANY TEACHERS FROM THEIR PROFESSION

Monday, June 2, 2014Some familiar faces could be missing from your kids school next year. Nearly 50 Knox County teachers won’t be getting their contracts renewed. Forty-six teacher contracts weren’t renewed next year, and more than 150 teachers are retiring. That’s nearly 200 teachers not including the ones who resigned. One teacher who turned in…

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