Incident at State Veterans Home

Murfreesboro police say a Tennessee State Veterans’ Home employee has been suspended after allegedly admitting to the Home’s facility administrator that she abused a patient.The report says on Oct. 19, an employee told the facility administrator she purposefully manipulated a patient’s bed to cause him pain. The patient was a “vulnerable adult who cannot take ... Read more

Gas Prices Down Slightly

Gas prices in Tennessee have declined for the past 10 consecutive days-for a total discount of 4 cents during that time. Sunday’s state average of $2.65 is 3 cents less than a week ago. However, Tennessee gas prices remain 7 cents more than a month ago, and 37 cents more than this time last year.AAA ... Read more

Statewide Checkoff for Corn Producers Next Month

Tennessee corn farmers and landowners will be able to vote on a statewide checkoff referendum to consider a 1 cent per bushel assessment of corn sold. Voting for this assessment program will take place Nov. 28 and 29, 2018 at county UT Extension offices, which are usually open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If the ... Read more

Safe On Seventy Returns

Sheriff’s deputies will join law enforcement officers throughout Tennessee to reduce traffic deaths and injuries during increased enforcement Tuesday and Friday on U.S. Highway 70 South across the state.The Tennessee Highway Safety Office is sponsoring the second “Safe on Seventy” campaign to increase traffic enforcement across U.S. Highway 70 statewide.   “The THSO is pleased ... Read more

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among Tennessee women, with approximately 5,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed each year in the state. The Tennessee Department of Health is reminding Tennesseans during Breast Cancer Awareness Month that early detection through regular screening and timely treatment can improve chances of survival of ... Read more

TWRA Announce Youth Deer Hunts

The first of two Tennessee young sportsman deer hunts for the 2018-19 season will be held the weekend of Oct. 27-28.Youth ages 6-16 years of age may participate. Participating youth can use gun, muzzleloader, and archery equipment. Young sportsmen must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 or older who must remain in position to ... Read more

By-Law Charnges Underway at UCHRA and UCDD

With ten of the 14 Upper Cumberland counties represented, Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) board members Wednesday voted to changetheir bylaws and share a chairman and vice-chairman with the Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) according to the Upper Cumberland Business Journal. Before this action can become official, the UCDD full board will have to ... Read more

Unemployment Rate Continues to Remain Low

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner BurnsPhillips have released new labor statistics that showed unemployment across Tennessee continued at near-historic low levels in September. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.6 percent in September mirrored the August 2018 rate and is just 0.3 of a percentage point ... Read more

Overheading Breaker Brings First Responders

Shortly after 5pm yesterday, Woodbury Fire and Police personal responded to a suspected house fire onWest Colonial Street in Woodbury. According to Woodbury Police Chief Lowell Womack, the home was filled with smoke upon arrival of first responders. Early reports indicate the smoke was generally centered around the electrical breaker box in the home. Residents ... Read more

Not Everyone Will Be Out on Halloween

Not everyone out Halloween night will be seeking treats.  Tennessee Department of Correction officers will be keeping an eye on registered sex offenders to make sure they’re complying with rules that require them to stay away from children. Sue Siedentop, correctional administrator for TDOC, said the department enforces strict rules regarding sex offenders year round. ... Read more