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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Deteriorating roads and bridges
Deteriorating roads and bridges cost Tennesseans a lot of money, according to a new report, which warns the situation is only going to worsen without attention. The report released Tuesday by TRIP, a national transportation research group based in Washington, D.C., says Tennesseans lose $6 billion a year because of vehicle damage from decaying roads, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays. A backlog of infrastructure projects on state and local levels could present major safety concerns as existing roadways struggle to accommodate increasing use and abuse by drivers. Travel on Tennessee roadways increased 9 percent from 2013 to 2016. Annually, $619 billion in goods are shipped to and from sites in Tennessee, mostly by truck A lack of adequate state and local funding has resulted in nearly one quarter of major urban roads and highways in Tennessee having pavement surfaces in poor or mediocre condition, providing a rough ride and costing motorists in the form of additional vehicle operating costs. Tennessee’s population grew to approximately 6.7 million residents in 2016, a 17 percent increase since 2000.


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Monday, July 24, 2017

  • Cocke County fires
  • Authorities search for man wearing a hoodie
  • Mullins charged
  • Bush Bean recall
  • Boyd to run across Tennessee
  • Gas prices to rise in the short term.

    Saturday, July 22, 2017

  • Fire/Rescue to get new building
  • Jefferson County eligible for FEMA aid
  • Effort to increase physical activity in Cocke County
  • Dunn to prosecute Sheriff Watson
  • Jefferson County motor home fire
  • FAFSA applications are up
  • Overbey to be US Attorney for East Tennessee
  • Senator Lamar Alexander votes for farm and research programs

    Friday, July 21, 2017

  • Partnership and EDC meeting
  • Revised healthcare law
  • Tennessee governors race
  • Lawsuit filed in Ferris wheel accident

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

  • Lane sentencing
  • Assistance available to local farmers
  • ThreeStar award for Cocke County
  • Senate healthcare bill
  • Hot, Hot temperatures are predicted

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

  • Cocke County budget discussions
  • Parrottsville fire
  • Financial literacy for Tennessee adults
  • Benanti receives lengthy sentence
  • Dunn/Ray arrest
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