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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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Thursday, August 17, 2017

  • Former jailers arrested
  • Commodity distribution next week
  • Black bear caution
  • East Tennessee has retirement affordability
  • Park officials continue their search for teen
  • Tree cutting to slow traffic in Gatlinburg

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

  • Cocke Grand Jury
  • Fletcher Ervin obit
  • Agribusiness grants
  • Dolly to record children's CD
  • Cocke County energy grant

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

  • Tax freeze for seniors
  • KOA Lane fire
  • Lee touts vouchers
  • Seniors and opiods
  • Comments on Sunday officer involved shooting

    Monday, August 14, 2017

  • Shooting Update
  • Cocke County officer involved shooting fatality
  • McMahan charges are pending
  • Clevenger injured in Saturday incident
  • Morris arrested on drug charges
  • Help to protect the Golden-Winged Warbler
  • Gas prices expected top drop

    Sunday, August 13, 2017

  • Smokies offers new education initiative
  • Roe recuperating following surgery
  • New truancy guidelines
  • Munsey sentenced
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