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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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Saturday, March 17, 2018

  • Dowell arrest
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    Friday, March 16, 2018

  • Jobless numbers
  • Chestnut tree giveaway
  • TVA campgrounds are open
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    Thursday, March 15, 2018

  • Cocke County High "Walk-In"
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  • Tennessee tax burden
  • Food for Peace program revanp
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    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

  • Chuck Mason arrest
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    Tuesday, March 13, 2018

  • SRO discussions
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