FLU SHOTS MAY NOT WORK AS WELL THIS YEAR, VIRUS HAS CHANGED

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified doctors Wednesday night in a health alert that the recipe for this year’s flu vaccine would have decreased effectiveness. The federal agency issued the alert to re-emphasize the importance of prescribing antiviral medications for treatment of the flu. “Vaccination has been found to provide some protection…

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Town told to keep Christ out of Christmas parade

The annual Christmas parade in Piedmont, Alabama is a big deal in this small town tucked away in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The Piedmont parade doesn’t have giant helium-filled balloons or dancing Broadway show girls – but they do have the local high school marching band and Santa Claus parades down North Main…

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ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION OF 12 YEAR OLD IN CROSSVILLE

(Original publication date: 12-04-14) An attempted abduction was reported to Crossville police.  A 12 year boy explained that as he was going into the rear entrance of Farmer’s Co-Op on Elmore Road, a four door sedan pulled up next to him and a tall slender white man opened the rear door, held out a handful…

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JUST AS GAS PRICES GO DOWN – GAS TAX IN TN MAY GO UP

Just as we start to enjoy dropping gas prices now it appears the state gas tax could be going up.  The subject of a gas tax increase was brought up after the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s budget presentation Wednesday to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. While Haslam is not proposing an increase, he’s not ruling one…

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