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Monday, September 11, 2017

Brake Safety Day
The Tennessee Highway Patrol(THP) on Thursday observed Brake Safety Day, a program in conjunction with Canada and Mexico, to inspect big rig brakes. Locally officers inspected trucks at the scales on I-81 in Greene County. Lt. Richard Garrison said large trucks and buses were inspected to identify brake-system and anti-lock brake system violations, as well as out-of-adjustment brakes. "We examined 14 big rigs, and of that number, we took nine of them out of service." Garrison said motorists operating cars sometimes swerve in front of large trucks or brake quickly failing to realize that big rigs can not stop as quickly or in as short a distance as a smaller vehicle." He added that an empty rig will weigh 30,000 pounds, while a loaded rig weighs 80,000 pounds. A large truck has ten brakes and "in order for it to stop in a good distance, it must have 100 percent of it's brakes working". Brake Safety Day emphasizes enforcement, as well as education, outreach and awareness to drivers, motor carriers, mechanics and others who impact the safe operation of commercial vehicles.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

  • Weekend assaults in Cocke County
  • Shelton arrest
  • BB gun at Cocke County High
  • David Fine arrest
  • Gasoline prices are declining
  • Dover to be sworn in

    Saturday, September 23, 2017

  • Identity theft or fraud
  • Tennessee Promise is helping students
  • Marijuana hearing
  • Sevier County scam

    Friday, September 22, 2017

  • Job prospects continue to look positive for Cocke County
  • More Pasternak defendants are sentenced
  • Person of interest identified
  • Jobless rate in Tennessee continues to drop
  • Bear season opens on Saturday
  • Water service to be affected

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

  • Trial delayed after only half of prospective jurors show
  • Judge Davidson on monitors
  • Potts is being sought
  • THP wants to locate witnesses
  • New Republican health plan
  • Hurricane losses may hike premiums for us all.

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

  • Pasternak steroid conspiracy
  • Lt. Lawson on medical leave
  • Charles.....the Survivor
  • Proposed ACA modification falls apart
  • Be aware of flood vehicles

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