Vanderbilt Warns about ATV Accidents

Vanderbilt University Medical Center officials are warning that doctors are already treating numerous people injured in accidents involving all-terrain vehicles and it’s not even the peak trauma season of summer yet. VUMC officials say staff has treated nearly 50 ATV accident victims since the beginning of the year, including 34 adults and an additional 14 …

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Beware of Loan Scam

There is a new phone scam report. This time it happened in Rutherford County when a 30-year-old woman was called by a man named “Jimmy,” who told her she was eligible for a $5,000 loan. The man convinced the victim that the money would be deposited into her bank account if she would only pay …

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TN Communities Expand Access to Internet as End of Net Neutrality Begins

What you can access on the internet may soon change with the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to begin rolling back net neutrality regulations late last week. “Net neutrality” refers to the expectation that internet service providers will provide equal access to all content regardless of source. Opponents say it will limit access to information. But …

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Items Stolen from Hillsboro Park

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help. Sometime between Friday night around 8pm and 8am Sunday morning a person(s) stole items from the Hillsboro ballpark. The items taken were two rakes plus wheels and tires off a lawn mower used for upkeep of the ball field. If anyone has information that …

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Stolen Property Recovered by Winchester Police

Winchester Police Department has recovered several items of stolen property. This property would have been taken in vehicle burglaries anywhere in the area of 14th Ave. NW to South Shepherd St., between December of last year until the first of May of this year. If your car was broken into and items stolen and you …

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Bill Signed for “In God We Trust” License Plates

Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill creating a new Tennessee license plate design featuring the phrase “In God We Trust.” The original version of the bill would have required the phrase to be printed on all license plates issued in the state. But after the State Attorney General raised constitutional concerns, sponsors agreed to …

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40 Million Americans will travel 50 miles or More Memorial Day Weekend

Almost 40 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA’s annual forecast for the holiday. That’s one million more travelers than last year and the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005. AAA expects 34.6 million Americans to drive to their destinations this year. That’s …

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National Safe Boating Week

The 2017 National Safe Boating Week is this week. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is participating to promote the wear of life jackets as the summer boating season begins. This past Friday was Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day with the goal of demonstrating how easy it is to wear a life jacket. Participants …

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Urban Forestry Tree Planting Project Proposals now being taken in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is now accepting urban forestry tree planting project proposals through the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP). “Trees are vitally important to our state,” Commissioner Jai Templeton said. “Providing cost-share funding through TAEP supports tree planting projects. These activities benefit our commercial nursery industry and provide clean air …

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“Click It or Ticket” Increased Enforcement Going on Now

As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacation, Manchester Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.” From today (May 22) to June 4, participating agencies across the state will increase seat belt enforcement as part of the National Highway Traffic …

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